Monday, January 31, 2011

Abinuwa Wins Gold In New Mexico

… As Noah Akwu, Egwero Return To Track
Africa Senior Athletics Championship gold medalist, Endurance Abinuwa claimed victory Saturday as UTEP turned in an impressive showing in the New Mexico Invitational Indoor Track & Field meet at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
In the women’s 200m, Abinuwa vastly improved her time from two weeks ago to 23.90 from 24.22 to take third in the event.
She posted the fastest qualifying time of 39 runners in the women's 60-meter dash (7.44 seconds), and then bettered that by winning the finals in a time of 7.34.
Abinuwa had clocked a time of 7.45 two weeks ago on the same track during the Miners’ season opener at the Lobo Open.
Meanwhile, Middle Tennessee quarter-miler Noah Akwu shined on Saturday at the 2011 Rod McCravy Memorial meet in Lexington, Ky. Akwu earned a personal-best time of 47.49 in event that is expected to be among the best in Sun Belt Standings this year, a time that was almost a half second better than is standing season-best time.
Akwu, who entered the weekend 29th in the NCAA, unofficially sits as the 13th fastest time in the nation.
While ECOWAS U23 gold medalist, Ogo Ogho Egwero made 6.64 in the B final 60m dash at the Chemnitz: 14.45 WTJ for Demut & Lavillenie over Mohr.

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