Blessing Okagbare and Ogho-Oghene Egwero both inspired Team Nigeria to victories in the 4x100m Relays event at the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix held on Tuesday at the main bowl of the Delta State Polytechnic in Ozoro.
While Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92secs, the men’s team were stretched by the Botswana quartet who came to Ozoro with the aim of getting a qualifying time for the World Championships in London.
The Nigeria men’s relay team returned a time of 40.17secs while Botswana finished with a time of 40.21secs.
There was more to celebrate for Nigeria in the Women’s 100 Hurdles event as U.S based Tobiloba Amusan continued her impressive run this season; winning the race in a time of 12.97secs while Grace Ayemoba finished a distant second in a time of 13.53secs and Efe Favour third in 13.63secs.
The 100m men was won by Egwero who came first with a time of 10.33secs, Keene Motukisi of Botswana in second position in 10.41secs and Harry Chukwudike with 10.47secs in third position.
Isoken Igbinosun finished ahead of national champions, Aniekeme Alphonsus, in women’s 100m as she posted a time of 11.49secs. Alphonsus crossed the line in 11.51secs and Ntia Obong Mercy in 11.66secs.