Nigeria’s trio of Favour Ashe, Favour Ofili, and Godson Brume have qualified for the 60m final at the SEC Indoor Championships.
The Nigerian athletes began the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Indoor Championships on a high note, as they all advanced to the finals in their respective events.
Favour Ashe and Favour Ofili are at the top of this ranking, having easily won their qualifying 60m heats in outstanding times to advance to the finals.
Ashe, an Auburn University undergraduate, set the fastest time of the day in 6.54 seconds. Jordan Anthony (6.64s), Azeem Fahimi (6.66s), Keshaun Black (6.68s), PJ Austin (6.69s), Lance Lang (6.69s), and Brandon Licklin were the other qualifiers (6.71s).
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Godson Brume made the list as well after coming second in his heat in 6.68 seconds.
Ashe is the favourite to win the 60m championship, and he has stated that he hopes to go faster than his PB of 6.51s in the final, while Brume has a chance to medal if he matches or betters his PB of 6.58s achieved last week.
Ofili also had an easy win in her qualifying heat, racing to 7.18s for the third-fastest time overall. Kaila Jackson (7.15s) and Jacious Sears (7.16s) led with the fastest times, notwithstanding Ofili is still one of the favourites for the gold medal.
The Louisiana State University (LSU) junior will try to win the 60m title to make it double wins, as she’s already miles ahead of her peers in the 200m, barring unforeseen circumstances.