Okereke is Delta’s athletics treasure
Delta State sports officials are beholding treasure Ngozi Okereke after she topped the girls’ 400m race of the National Youth Games.
The event was the highlight of the day and spectators at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, were on the edge of their seats as Okereke and the other girls battle for supremacy.
Okereke, who had earlier on ran the fastest time in the 200m semi-finals, powered home from the last curve to finish at 55.53secs, while Easter Kelechi of Imo placed second with 56.35secs, Julia Taiwo of Ondo was third with 57. 05sec.
The boys’ race was even more explosive with petite Michael Aniche dominating proceedings. He was chased down to the finish by his Rivers State’s counterpart, Daniel Caleb. While Aniche finished with 50.38 secs, Daniel settled for the silver with 50.47 and Bright Faith Mbuotidem was third with 51.25secs.
“We are excited by the performance of Treasure Okereke, she has the potential to win multiple sprint and relay medals here,” coach Seigha Porbeni said.
“She is another athletics talent we are looking at and as always Delta will keep an eye on her.”
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