Two-time Nigeria and reigning National Sports festival 400m hurdles champion, Abasiono Akpan is set to make her debut for University of Aburn Friday at the Texas Tech Open & Multi.
The 22 year old will be competing in the 400m, an event she ran 53.71 at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria All Comers competition to set a personal best.
Abasiono, under the tutelage of Lacena Golding-Clarke, the coach that trained Tobi Amusan to win three consecutive All-American honors after claiming her the 2017 NCAA outdoor title in the 100m hurdles and to win Nigeria’s first ever world title, is expected to hit the track at the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas in an explosive, personal best-setting manner.
The Akwa Ibom girl won’t be the only Nigerian at the meet as both Favour Ashe (Auburn University) and Rosemary Chukwuma (Texas tech University) are lined up to run in the men and women’s 60m race respectively.
Ashe opened his indoor season for Auburn University with a 6.57 performance over the 60m at the Vanderbilt Invite in Nashville, Tennessee while Chukwuma raced to a new 7.11 personal best at the Corky Classic in Lubbock, Texas.