Ofili Sets New Record at US Meet


Nigerian sprinter Favour Ofili produced one of her best indoor performances after returning second in 22.20secs in the women’s 200m final at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States.

The African Games silver medallist ran her second-best time to win the silver medal as Saint Lucian sprinter and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Julien Alfred won the gold medal in a record time of 22.01secs to win the gold.

The 20-year-old Louisiana State University student had started the final race well and came close to winning it but slowed down towards the last 30m of the race as Alfred intensified her speed to deny Ofili her first NCAA title.

Ofili reached the final after clocking the second-fastest time in collegiate history of 22.11secs in the semi-final, breaking the African Record and becoming the fourth fastest woman in all-time indoor events.

At the same event, the Port Harcourt-born sprinter also reached the final of the 60m but finished sixth in 7.17secs.

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