For the second weekend in a row, Nigeria’s Favour Ofili will not be running in any individual event as the 2023 outdoor season gathers steam in the American collegiate circuit.
The 20 year old will be competing in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays Saturday in her school, Louisiana State University, LSU, which is set to host their first of five home meets this season.
The meeting, the Battle on the Bayou will hold at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium located on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Like she did at Commonwealth Games where the Nigeria 4x100m ran anew 42.10 African record to win the gold medal, Ofili will be running the second leg for the LSU. High hurdler, Alia Armstrong will lead off before handing over the baton to Ofili with Tionna Brown on the third leg and Brianna Lyston anchoring the team from lane five.
On Friday, Ofili anchored the LSU relay team to second place (42.97) at the 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The reigning African 200m record holder indoors will also be in action later in the evening in the 4x400m event and will be running the second leg for the LSU team.
Another Nigerian, Ella Onojuvwevwo will start for the Tigers before handing over the baton to Ofili with Hannah Douglas and Michaela Rose completing the remaining legs.
Ofili holds a 51.49 lifetime best in the individual 400m while Onojuvwevwo who raced to a 52.61 lifetime best indoors last month holds an outdoor best of 52.59.
Also set to run Saturday is Godson Oghenebrume but unlike the duo of Ofili and Onojuvwevwo, he will be running in the 200m and the 4x100m relays.
The 19 year who ran a new 21.12 life time best in the half lap last month and holds a 21.23 best oudoors will run from lane three in the first of five heats.
In the 4x100m relay race, Oghenebrume will be anchoring the LSU relay quartet of himself, Brandon Hicklin, Dorian Camel and Da’Marcus Fleming.