The Bermuda Grand Prix was one of the major meets of the past week, and Nigerian athlete Ruth Usoro was in action at the meet, leaping to a Personal Best (PB) of 6.82m on her final attempt to place 3rd in the women’s Long Jump behind Tara Davis’ and Quanesha Buck’s wind-aided marks of 7.11m and 7.04m respectively.
At the NJCAA Nationals, Cloud County’s Miracle Thompson shattered her School Record when she won the women’s 100m hurdles with a PB of 13.31s over a headwind of 0.7m/s beating Adeyah Brewster (13.46) and Danae Nembhard (13.51). Compatriot Ese Awusa finished 5th with a time of 13.95s.
Thompson first broke her PB in the heats when she clocked the fastest qualifying time of 13.33s.
Teammate Vincent Uguwoke followed suit as he also broke his School Record in the men’s Discus throw to finish just outside the medals zone in 4th position with a distance of 59.37m, which is also a PB for him.
Success Umukoro upgraded her Silver from last year to GOLD as she won the women’s 100m with a time of 11.37s ahead of Diandrenique Gaines (11.53s) and Tijuanique Morton (11.56s).
Umukoro’s quest for double GOLD was cut short as Gaines took the 200m title despite clocking at the same time as the former (23.28). Umukoro took consolation in her time because it is a new PB for her.
Ashley Anumba finally reached the 60m club at the Tucson Elite Classics where she launched her implement to a groundbreaking 60.97m to win the women’s Discus ahead of Micaela Hazlewood (59.70m) and Wang Fang (57.36m).
Still, at the same competition, Sade Olatoye had a best throw of 68.38m, which saw her ranked 8th in the women’s Hammer Throw. Magdalyn Ewen was the winner in the event with a massive 75.10m.