Hussey College sweeps medals at GCU Relays
Hussey College, Warri, has emerged overall winners in both boys and girls categories at the 2021 Government College, Ughelli Invitational Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition (GCU Relays).
Hussey College also produced the best boys and girls champions at the event, as Happy Ogheneyola and Jennifer Obi, outclassed their opponents.
The Warri-based college came into the GCU Relays 2021 as favourites, based on their intense preparations and motivation to surpass city rival Urhobo College, who shone most brightly at the second edition.
Powered by the fleet-footed duo of Jennifer Obi and Happy Ogheneyola, Hussey College, Warri made a near clean sweep of the medals at the keenly contested third edition of the yearly GCU relays.
In the boy’s event, Hussey College won the 200m, 4x100m, while the girls picked up gold in 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m.
Afiesere Grammar School, Ughelli, was second, Urhobo College, Effurun (third), while new entrant, Novena Staff School, Kwale, and the host, Government College, Ughelli, followed.
Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ughelli came first in the march past, just as the GCU Man –O-War squad thrilled spectators.
President General World Wide, GCUOBA, Charles Ovo Majoroh, commended the schools for their impressive and disciplined turnout, just as he praised the competitive spirit of the athletes and the professional conduct of the officials.
He assured me that the Games would return bigger and better next year.
Dignitaries at the one-day athletics meet include Chief of Staff to the Delta State Governor, Festus Agas and former sprinter, jumper and hurdler, Seigha Porbeni, who represented the Chairman of Delta Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa. Others were Prof. Okpako of the University of Port Harcourt, chief Miller Uloho, and members of GCUOBA World Wide National Executive Committee. Dr. Phillip Idahosa, an old boy and Nigeria’s fastest school athlete in 1966, was the Meet Ambassador. The competition got some support from the GAMSU Foundation, which shares the values with the aims and objectives of the GCU Relays.
The yearly event, which is an initiative of the Old Boys Association, seeks to revive intercollegiate athletics competitions for national unity and progress.