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Seye Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest sprinter

*Finals of the event holds Saturday

Seye Ogunlewe has emerged the new Nigerian champion in the 100m where he posted 10.30s to beat a big stage of competitors. He edged out Obinna Metu of Nigerian Prisons who got 10.36s and made Harry Chukwudike of NSCDC to crack down with 10.44s.

Speaking at the end of the race, Seye Ogunlewe said, “I am so happy that I won the race. This is a function of how much I have worked so hard.” Pre-race favourite Egwero Ogho-Oghene also of NSCDC came home from the fourth position with 10.50s. Others on the roll call are Arowolo Emmanuel of Customs (10.53s), Usheoritshe Itshekiri (10.56s), Raymond Ekevwo (10.58) and Olisakwe Chukwudi (10.72).

Abike Egbeniyi...won the 800metres at the national trial
Abike Egbeniyi…won the 800metres at the national trial

For the 200m women final to be ran on Saturday, Isoken Igbinosun of NSCDC returned 23.73s, Idamadudu Praise of Uniport returned 24.14s, Moyosore Badejo returned 24.64s. in another heat, Maria Omokwe of Customs qualified for the final with 23.77s. Etim Aniekeme-Alphonsus with 23.93s with Glory Nyenke who returned 24.72s.

Other finalists are Ntia Obong Mercy of Customs with 24.25s whereas, Hope Joshua of Kids & Play got into the final be running 25.13s.

High jump men’s final was won by Okpara Thaddeus of Customs with 2.05m. In the joint second were Obiora Arinze and University of Ibadan’s Oyedele Cyprian with 2.00m. Ashipa Abayomi and Walter Emudaola of NSCDC were fourth with 1.95m. Others are Emeka Nmesirlonye (1.90m), Taiwo Sunday (1.90m) and Godwin Monday (1.85m).

In the shot put women Chime Nkechi Leticia of NSCDC won with 13.54m, a far and distant distance from the national record of 18.43m. Second was Uju Anuliefo of Police with 13.36m. Third was Efobi Celestina of NSCDC with 12.94m. Aniefuna Anulika Judith (11.91m) and Sarah Kertyo of Kids & Play (8.45m).

In the final of the 800m women, Abike Funmilola Egbeniyi won with 2:06.52s. In the second place is Agber Shimenenge of NSCDC (2.09.69s). The third placed winner was Oluchi Offorma of Police (2.10.48s).

In the hammer men’s final with the national record of 66.92m which was won by NSCDC’s troika of Olatunju Olawale with 46.44m, Baba Ibrahim (45.93m), Monsuru Ganiyu (44.20m).

The 5,000m men’s final with the existing national record of 14.15.50s was won by NSCDC’s Emmanuel Gyang (14.40.97s), Stephen Joshua of Mountaineer (14.46.76s), Williams Kefas of the Police (14.55.28s).

Pole Vault men’s final was won by Japo Toma (3.80m), Sunday Jackden (3.80m), Bernard Ibamegh (3.33m).

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