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Okagbare gone in 10.98 seconds

 By Ben Efe

Nigeria’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 athlete’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.


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