All Eyes On Ofili In Arkansas

Nigerian returns to where she ran her first African indoor record

Favour Ofili will be hoping lightening can strike twice for her this weeeknd when she takes to the indoor track of the Randal Tyson Indoor Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas where almost a year ago she announced her arrival as a force to reckon with in the sprints with a 22.75 seconds African record run in her first season indoors.

Ofili will double up in the 200m (22.71) and 60m (7.17).

Both of those times were registered last weekend by Ofili at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and are personal bests; the time of 22.71 is an African indoor record in the 200m.

The World U-20 200m bronze medal winner will run in the 60m on Friday night and the 200m event on Saturday.

Also listed to run in the women’s 200m is Osheku striders athlete Amarachukwu Obi.

Obi holds a personal best of 23.85 seconds in the event. This she achieved early this month at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, Gilliam Indoor Track, College Station, Texas.

Meanwhile, Ofili collected her first career award when she was named the SEC Co-Track Athlete of the past week.

The Nigerian competed and registered top-10 national marks in two separate events.

She began her weekend with an African indoor record of 22.71 in the 200m to take the title in that event. Her converted mark in the event of 22.78 ranks No. 3 in the NCAA.

She returned to the track on Saturday by registering a personal best time of 7.17 seconds, which converts to 7.19 for NCAA ranking purposes, in the 60m to take silver and rank No. 5 in the NCAA.

Both of those times by Ofili rank inside the top 10 of the LSU all-time list.

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