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Mercy Ntia-obong Twice Narrowly lost NJCAA Crown With Tenacious Surge From Rosemary

After very impressive performance in the qualification, Mercy Ntia-obong did not disappoint in the final of 60m NJCAA Championship. Just few minutes ago inside the cool Liberty indoor track in Virginia, Ntia-obong showed her experience by running hard only to be beaten at the tape by Yanique Dayle 7.38s to her time of 7.42s. Kadesha Prescott came third in 7.48s.

The tenacious Rosemary Chukwuma was all blazing, but despite her early surged she finished in fifth place in her first indoor season with a time of 7.51s.

Less than two hours after, Mercy and Rosemary was back in 200m. But this time it was only Rosemary that improved on her placement over the 60m. Rosemary Chukwuma came third with new personal best of 23.81s while Mercy came second again but with new school record and personal best of 23.68s. The race was won by Ayla Stanlaus in 23.52s.

In the NAIA Indoor female Championship, Nigeria ever improving sprinter Aniekeme Alphonsus was all flying after leaving all her contestants dazed to win 60m in 7.30s (PB). She was 0.05s shy away from the Jura Levy’s record. Safia Bright came second in 7.46s.

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