National athletics trial: Ese Brume wins back long jump title

*No new record and no existing record is broken

All Nigeria athletics trial has ended in its first day with no spectacular records. Ese Brume won the long jump while Etim Aniekeme-Alphonsus emerged as the fastest woman for the year.

Turkey-based Ese Brume won the Long jump with 6.40m. Maria Thompson Omokwe of Nigeria Customs got the second position with 5.92m. Okoronkwo Precious got the third position with 5.91m. Ruth Usoro of Esteem Club got the fourth position with 5.89m. Francis Ruth Oluwakemi of NSCDC got 5.70m to come fifth. Nwaelehia Peace Chingarum of University of Port Harcourt came sixth with 5.67m. victory George and Sunday Ejiro Osazuwa were 7th and 8th with 5.62m and 5.53m respectively. Ese Brume retained the national title. The national record remains 8.27m.

Etim Aniekeme-Alphonsus of Akwa Ibom emerged the fastest woman in the trial, she returned (11.52s). Ogundoran Blessing of Lagos (11.70s) came second, while Ntia Obong Mercy of Customs (11.73s), Isokan Igbinosun of NSCDC (11.75s), Joy Udo Gabriel of MoC (11.30s), Okoronkwo Precious of Lagos (11.95s), Ayemoba Grace of NSCDC returned 12.03s) while Cecilia Felicia of Lagos returned (11.54s) to tail in the race.

In the javelin men, Samuel Adams Kure retained the title with a throw of 71.24m while Ezeofor Kanachukwu of Nigeria Prisons threw 64.49m. Ndifreke Martin Edet got third with 57.26m. Igbinosun Kingsley of NSCDC threw 55.45m to come fourth. Tsafa Ferdinand of Benue got 5th position with a throw of 54.43m and sixth was Waji Ebuka of NSCDC with 47.26m. None neared the national record of 81.08m.

In the 110m hurdles, the qualifiers for the final include Ogieriakhi Martins of Police (13.98s), Abejoye Oyeniyi of Eaglesight (14.14s), Bashiru Abdulahi (14.32s), Precious Ojeikere (14.50s), Alex Al-Ameen (14.10). Others are Okon Samuel Etim of NSCDC with 14.51s), Osadolor Samuel (14.81s) and Afolayan Daniel of ABU (15.42). The national record is 13.27s.

Queen Obisesan of Christable won the Hammer women event with a distance of 58.91m. the second went to Daramola Feyisayo of NSCDC (47.74m), Sofiat Omizi of Christable got the third position with (43.55m) and the fourth position is NSCDC’s Rashidat Quadri with 42.47m.

The championship will continue this morning in the Abuja National Stadium.

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