Nigerian sprinters Udodi Onwuzurike and Godson Brume set new landmark records at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Austin, Texas over the weekend.
Onwuzurike, a 20-year-old Stanford University who won gold at the World Athletics U-20 Championships in 2021, broke the 84-year jinx for Stanford University when he clocked a time of 19.84secs to win the 200m men’s final.
The Commonwealth Games bronze medallists beat Texas Tech student Courtney Lindsey who returned in a time of 19.87secs to win the silver.
Onwuzurike also set a new school record when he sped to a new Personal Best time of 19.76secs in the 200m semifinals, the third fastest in collegiate history behind Walter Dix (19.69secs) and Divine Oduduru (19.73secs).
The NCAA champion had earlier broken the 10secs barrier in the 100m final with 9.98secs.
Also, Louisiana State University student Brume became Nigeria’s third fastest man in NCAA history after he clocked 9.90secs to win silver in the men’s 100m final at the event.
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