Nigeria athletes are gearing up for a clean sweep of this year US NJCAA Championship in Pittsburgh, a two days event which started yesterday.
In the 60m heat, Nigeria international, Mercy Ntia-Obong was the fastest with 7.32s and Youth Olympics Champion, Nigeria Rosemary Chukwuma was the second fastest after winning her heat in 7.42s. The final is later this evening, joining them in the final is another Nigeria Junior Champion, Success Umukoro who top her heat in 7.51s.
Rosemary was second fastest again in 200m winning her heat in 23.79s while Mercy was 23.92s third fastest.
In 400m boys, Victor Akhalu was impressive by winning his heat with 47.45s. Onoara Obamuwagun came second with 6.04m in the long jump girls.
60m prelims (5) Dashinelle Dyer (jam) 6.64 1h3; Guinove Joanus 6.71 1h1; Dakari Carter 6.75 2h1; Tyrell Edwards 6.75 2h3; Tinashe Chigudu (zim) 6.76 3h3; Jalen Purcell (tto) 6.77 1h2; Jerome Jesup 6.77 1h4; Antoine Evans 6.78 3h3; Karon Dean 6.79 (bah) 3h1; Aurel Tchanbi (civ) 6.79 4h1
200m prelims (5) Dakari Carter 21.25 1h3
400m prelims (5) Khaleb McRae 46.42 1h1; Gamali Felix (grn) 47.23 1h2; Victor Akhalu (ngr) 47.45 1h6; Chris Robinson 47.80 2h6; Lee Eppie (bot) 47.87 1h5
600m prelims (5) Khaleb McRae 1:18.27 1h1
3.000m (5) Adrián Díaz (esp) 8:22.74
60mh prelims (5) Jaheem Hayles 7.82 1h3
High Jump-1 Romaine Beckford (jam) 2.15; 2 David Bosquez (pan) 2.15
Pole Vault- Matteo Capello (ita) 5.40
Long Jump- Shakwon Coke (jam) 7.76
Weight Throw-Andrei Romanov (rus) 21.26; 2 Daniel Cope (jam) 20.01; 3 Fabio Hessling (ger) 17.85
60m prelims (5) Mercy Ntia-Obong (ngr) 7.32 1h3; Rosemary Chukwuma (ngr) 7.42 1h1; Linesha Thompson (jam) 7.47 1h4; Ayla Stanisclaus (tto) 7.48 1h2; Odell Frye 7.49 2h4; Terresha Walcott (jam) 7.50 2h2; Success Umukoro (ngr) 7.51 2h1
200m prelims (5) Nickisha Pryce (jam) 23.65 1h4; Rosemary Chukwuma (ngr) 23.79 1h2; Mercy Ntia-Obong (ngr) 23.92 1h3
60mh prelims (5) Hannah Connell (bar) 8.31 1h2, Dyandra Gray (jam) 8.42 1h1
Long Jump-1 Nia Robinson (jam) 6.12; 2 Onoara Obamuwagun (ngr) 6.04
Weight Throw- 1 Victoria Sadu Adu (ger) 19.01; 2 Ana Da Silva (bra) 18.37; … 4 Mathilda Bjorklund (swe) 16.98
Pentathlon (5) Luisarys Toledo (ven) 3.788p (9.05; 1.62; 12.14; 5.75; 2.30.66)