It’s going to be another weekend of action packed athletics as the maiden edition of Easter Open Athletics Championships takes off in Lagos State between the 24th and 25th of April, 2015 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The competition, which is also called Lagos Relays, will be open to both Junior and Senior athletes with over 42 schools and 20 clubs expected to participate in the event.
The junior category is open to all secondary schools in the state, and events to be competed in include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m, 4x200m and the Swedish relays (which is a combination of the 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m). The top three winners in each category will go home with cash prizes of N50,000, N30,000 and N20,000 respectively.
The Senior category will comprise of States, Clubs, Tertiary institutions, the Military, Para-military and Foreign countries competing in events like the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 1600m, 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m, while corporate relays (4x100m) would be competed for by corporate bodies. The top three winners in each category would also win cash prizes of N120,000, N80,000 and N50,000 respectively.
According to the organizers, the Lagos State Athletics Association (LSAA), the competition is in continuation of the efforts of the Lagos State Government towards promoting sports at grass-roots level while preparing athletes for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in August.
Making of Champions (MoC) will be presenting teams in both the Junior and Senior categories. Some of these athletes were drawn from the Top Sprinter auditions held in Lagos, Ibadan and Enugu. The stand-out athletes from the auditions will make up the numbers for ‘Team MoC’ at the competition.
This is the first time MoC is participating in a national competition. Can Team MoC beat the best athletes from around the country? Only time would tell and we can only wish our athletes THE BEST!!!.