Entered for three events; 60m, 200m and 4x400m at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Favour Ofili in her first time stepping on the tracks, qualified for the final of the women’s 60m, storming to a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.14s!

Her compatriot Rosemary Chukwuma who was running in the lane next to hers, finished 5th in 7.23s whilst Julien Alfred won what was a record-breaking race in a new NCAA Record of 6.96s.

Moments later, she was back again for the 200m, her much more favoured event where she stormed to a blistering 22.11s to win her heat, setting a new Personal Best (PB), School Record, NCAA Lead, Championship Record and World Lead in the process. She also becomes the 4th fastest woman to ever run the 200m indoors and will have heir sights on the NCAA Record of 22.09s set by Abby Steiner last season.

Meanwhile, Rosemary Chukwuma just missed out on a spot in the finals of the 200m with her 22.80s to finish 3rd in hear heat while Ezinne Abba ran 23.27s.

Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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