Ofili seeking return to form; Ashe set to return as Oghenebrume eyes first wind legal sub-10 seconds 100m performance

Nigeria’s 200m indoor and outdoor record holder, Favour Ofili will be seeking to return to form this weekend when her school, Louisiana State University,
LSU, hosts the Southeastern Conference, SEC, Championships at the Bernie Moore Track and Field Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Ofili returned to action at the end of last month when she ran 11.28 in the 100m at the LSU Invitational, her first individual race of the outdoor season.

Prior to the race in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,the 20 year last competed 27 days earlier, helping her school’s 4x100m relay team to a 43.27 finish.

The Commonwealth Games 200m silver medal winner will be hoping she can get back to the form that made her raced to a new 10.93 lifetime best at the SEC
Championships a year earlier. She also ran 22.04 in the 200m at the same event held in Oxford, Mississippi.

The Nigerian has been listed to run in the 100m and 200m events as well as in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay events.

In the 100m, Ofili will need to run faster than Kaila Jackson (11.04) and Kynnedy Flannel (11.19) to pick the only automatic qualification spot or qualify as
one of the five fastest losers.

Ofili will also have to win the 200m to secure the automatic spot for the final.

Quartermiler, Ella Onojuvwevwo will be making her debut at the SEC championships and the Nigerian teenager will be running in the 400m where she has set a
lifetime best of 52.52 this year.

Meanhwile, Auburn University’s Favour Ashe will be hoping he can finally return to the track almost a month after he last competed.

The reigning 100m champion failed to finish in the blue ribband event at the Tom Jones Invitational in Gainesville, Florida middle of April and has not been
seen on the track since then.

The 21 year old ran 10.04 to win the 100m title in his debut in the championships last year and will be aiming to make it a back-to-back win.

Godson Oghenebrume will however be the cynosure of all eyes at the championships as he aims to legally duck inside 10 seconds after a tail wind denied him
the chance at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge last month.

The 19 year old came close again seven days later at the LSU Invitational but his 10.01 clocking was also aided by a tail wind.

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