Â By Ben Efe
Nigeriaâ€™s Blessing Okagbare yesterday won the women 100m race at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregun USA with a time of 10.98 seconds.
Though the time was wind assisted, Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials were glad with the athleteâ€™s performance, because it was the first time a Nigerian woman was going under 11 seconds in ten years. The African and national record is held by Gloria Alozie, a 10.90 she in Laguna, Mexico in 1999.
Okagbare a senior at the University of Texas El Paso is the leading Nigerian women in the sprint this season.