Over 150 schools battled for honours at the second leg of Season 2 of MTN CHAMPS, which in a groundbreaking move, took place at two different locations concurrently; the University of Ibadan Sports Complex and Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan from 5th to 8th April 2024.

At the end of the four-day competition, Anglican Comprehensive High emerged winners in the Cadet (U14) Girls category, amassing a total of 58 points. They finished way ahead of Queen of Apostles that totalled 23 points and Oluyoro Girls with 20 points.

While they swept all the sprints, Goodnews Saturday proved to be very instrumental to the Anglican Comprehensive High team, scoring big hits by winning the Girls’ 100m and 200m double on the final day of competition. Eniola Fasasi led a 1-2 finish with Abigael Ogunbowale over 400m and they all combined to bring home GOLD in the 4x100m final.

On the Boys’ side, United Secondary Agugu topped the final standings, scoring 26 points and narrowly beating Anwar-Ul-Islam to the team title as the latter also returned the same number of points. The tie-breaker was the number of participants that represented and scored points for the former.

After finishing 2nd on the Team Standings for the Cadet Girls’ category, Queen of Apostles made a full rebound, driving home the win in the Youth Girls Category with 51 points!

Their huge number secured them multiple podium finishes across an array of events, giving them victory over Luba Comprehensive all the way from Ijebu Ode who took a stand with the Most Valuable Performer, Jimoh Toheebat who won the 100m, and Dorcas Ogundipe, with GOLD and Bronze medals in the Long Jump and 100m respectively. They finished 2nd with 36 points, while Oluyoro Girls was 3rd with 33 points.

International School Lagos (ISL) displayed incredible athleticism, claiming three GOLD medals en route to winning the Youth Boys’ team trophy with a total of 40 points, ahead of Best Legacy from Oyo, buoyed by the performance of Kehinde Ifeoluwa Ojo to 28 points, and Bodija International with 27 points in 3rd.

The No Sweat team from Lagos demonstrated why they won the Junior (Mixed) title in the first season as they won the title for the second time, totalling 73 points! Some of their stars included Oluwademilade Ajayi and Eniola Shiro who competed in the 200m, 400m and Shot Put. They finished ahead of TI Oyesina Model with 68 points, and University of Ibadan with 64 points.

The MTN CHAMPS train moves to Jos for the 3rd leg.

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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