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April 25, 2024

NTIC student, Miracle breaks MTN CHAMPS record, to represent Nigeria at Peru U-20

NTIC student, Miracle breaks MTN CHAMPS record, to represent Nigeria at Peru U-20

Miracle Oluebube Ezechukwu of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, Abuja, has made an explosive return in Season 2 of the School Athletics Championships.

The sprinter raced to a stunning Personal Best (PB) of 11.75secs (+0.4) to win her U-20 semifinal heat whilst competing on Day 2 of MTN CHAMPS Jos at the New Jos Stadium, improving by almost two-tenths of seconds, the PB (11.91secs) that she ran during the heats of the competition.

Ezechukwu, who moved up from the Youth category into the Junior class, broke the MTN CHAMPS outright 100m Record of 11.82secs.
She went on to win GOLD in 11.81secs as her teammate, Chigozie Nwankwo, who broke 12secs for the first time in her career during the semis (11.95secs), settled for Silver in 12.02secs. Ojone Akubo-Adegbe was 3rd in 12.38secs.

Divinefavour Okisamen (10.79secs) of Real Winners, Sasere Taiwo (10.93secs) and Enoch Dabo (10.94secs) of Speed of Light were the Top 3 finishers in the Junior Boys’ 100m.

Adaeze Eze, also of Nigerian Tulip, and Mercy Ogbonna of G.S.S Township, were the standout athletes in the Youth Girls 100m category, both running new Personal Bests (PB) to win their respective heats.

Eze ran a PB of 12.36secs, the fastest time overall to win Heat 6, while Ogbonna ran under 13secs for the first time, winning Heat 5 in a PB of 12.73secs. The latter improved on her time to win Silver in 12.67secs behind Eze who set another PB of 12.34secs in the semis, while Mwuese Zoko of Foundation Science settled for Bronze with 13.02secs.

Kenneth Onyeji of FGC Jos was the boy to beat in the Youth category where he clocked 11.73secs for GOLD. Henry Chukwudi and Manasseh Matthew followed in 2nd and 3rd respectively.