Aniekeme Alphonsus breaks ORU’s 60m Record AGAIN!
Nigerian athletes in the US are already gaining grounds in the Indoor circuit. Following Divine Oduduru’s scintillating 20.49s performance, ORU’s Freshman Aniekeme Alphonsus posted a blistering 7.37s to break her own school record of 7.43s which she set two weeks ago. She set this new record en-route finishing 2nd behind Francis Chelsea of SMU in the Women’s 60m finals at the Texas Tech Red Raiders Invitational in Lubbock.
Aniekeme ran a time of 7.44s in the preliminaries and came back stronger in the final and her new PB ranks her 16th fastest time in the United States further distancing herself atop Conference’s performance list. She later placed 4th in the 200m with a time of 23.94s.
Despite falling at last week’s meet, 2016 National Junior 100m champion Raymond Ekewvo continued his impressive form by placing 2nd in the 60m dash with a time of 6.70s.
Fellow compatriot and school mate, Victor Peka finished 7th in 6.86s. Peka later won his 200m heat with a Personal Best of 21.31s while Akerele Omeiza finished 13th overall in 21.89s.
On the field, Mercy Abire finished 7th in the Women’s Long Jump with a mark of 5.66m.
The Golden Eagles of ORU will be competing at Pittsburgh State Invitational next Saturday. We wish them the best!