Nigeria junior international Ella Onojuvwevwo will be competing in the NCAA athletics circuit when the indoor season begins early January after the 17 year old was unveiled last week as a student of Louisiana State University in Texas, United States of America.
Onojuvwevwo who helped the Nigerian women U20 4x400m relay and the 4x400m mixed relay teams win gold at the World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in 2021 is the third Nigeria international named in the school’s roster for the 2023 collegiate athletics season.
The others are Favour Ofili who was phenomenal for the school since she joined in January 2021, setting new Nigeria 200m indoor (22.46) and outdoor (21.96) records and Godson Oghenebrume.
Also set to debut this time in the NAIA collegiate athletics circuit is another quartermiler, Eseroghene Oguma who has joined Cumberland University which has a former Nigeria international, Cecilia Francis as an assistant coach.
Sikiru Adeyemi, a 4x400m bronze medalist at the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius last June is also listed in Cumberland University’s roster but it is not confirmed if he has travelled out of the country.