Bamgbose opens season at Grenada Invitational as Amusan finishes 2nd

Fresh off the Commonwealth Games, Nigerian athletes stormed the Kirani James Stadium, St. George’s for the 2018 Grenada Invitational and they gave good account of themselves.

Commonwealth Gold medalist, Tobi Amusan took part in her trademark went, the women’s 100m hurdles, finishing 2nd behind USA’s Cory Carter in 12.92s. Cory won the race in 12.79s while fellow American, Ebony Morrison finished 3rd in 12.95s.

400m semifinalist at the Commonwealth Games, Chidi Okezie, posted a time of 46.21s to finish 4th in a stacked race won by home favourite Bralon Taplin of Grenada in 45.29s. Lugelin Santos (45.66s) and Nery Brenes (45.73s) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

While Nigeria’s fastest quatermile hurdler in recent years, Rilwan Alowonle, finished 3rd in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 50.60s. Jamaica’s Andre Clarke took the victory in 49.09s as USA’s Quincy Downing settled for 2nd in 49.96s.

After a while off the track, 400m specialist, Margaret Bamgbose was also in action as she ran a season opener of 53.51s to finish 6th in a race that was won by USA’s Shamier Little with 51.45s as Jamaica’s Christine Day (52.48s) and Travis Jones (52.53s) settled for 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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