Monday, March 25, 2013

Egwero, Salihu Make Waves -As Nigeria Relays Shake Warri

The second leg in the series of the All Nigeria Relays which was held at the Warri city stadium over the weekend lived to its billings as some of Nigeria's best athletes were on ground to burn the Warri stadium track and field.
Former 100m champion, Ogho Oghene Egwero returned to the local scene with a splendid performance that brought spectators at the stadium to a standstill.
Egwero won his heat of the 150m race with a time of 15.90sces.
Nigeria Customs and national athlete, Issa Salihu brought life to the stadium when he ran in the 400m, 800m, 4x400 relays, making his presence felt in all, as he also brought spark to the stadium with his performances.
Other results of the Warri leg of the all Nigeria relays includes: men 4x400m: ICDO 1.24.63 secs, Custom, 1.24.64 and Delta took the third position with 1.24.96. In the 4x200m women, Civle Defence won the race with 1.37.70, CDA 1.39.77 and Nigeria Police team was third with its time of 1.40.45.
Others are; long jump men, Ivory Onakpoberuo 7.27m, Ojewola Olusegun 6.72 and Charles Itimati 6.44m. The 150 m men was won by Ogho Oghene Egwero with his 15. 90m, the second and third position was won by Onyeaku Chukwuma 16.34secs and Obo Isac Chibueze 16.40 secs.
The podium for the 600m women went to Abike Egbeniyi, 1.28. 16secs, followed by Benjamin Adee Favour 1.32.81secs and Yetunde Abolowade 1.42.51secs, while 600m men had Anayo Ezekiel 1.19.39secs, Akindujoye Johnson 1.21.60 and Saheed Olayemi 1.22.97.

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