Junior Athletes Showcase Superlative Performances at AFN’s Port Harcourt Trials.

Harry Chukudike Wins the 100m Sprint.
Harry Chukudike Wins the 100m Sprint.

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria’s (AFN) Port Harcourt trials for the selection of Nigeria’s representatives at the African Junior Championships in South Africa and the World Youth Championships in Ukraine recorded a huge success in terms of quality performance on Wednesday.

Harry Chukudike ran a personal best of 11.31secs to emerge winner of the boys’ 100m event which took place in the afternoon at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

Peace Ukoh dominated the girls’ race returning 11.36secs. Her timing enhances Nigeria’s hope of podium placement in the global championship.

In the 110m hurdle event, Ifeanyi Atume coasted home in 13.95secs, a feat that’s superb even for the most senior athletes.

Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, Technical Director of the AFN was full of excitement that most of the athletes have performed well above the standards set for the African and World Championships.

In the girls’ long jump event, multi-talented Ese Brume jumped 6.51m to emerge as the best performer. There were other fantastic results in the boys’ and girls’ 200m, 400m and 100m hurdles events.


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