The top male and female athletes from the second Government College Ughelli intercollegiate track meet, GCU relays Sunday Akintan and Praise Ofoku (Victor Ludorum and Victrix Ludorum) respectively, continued to shine at the 21st National Sports Festival, Delta 2022, with podium places in the 100m sprint events decided Monday night at Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba.
In the tension-drenched finals, Akintan, who competed for Yewa College, Ilaro, in the GCU Relays, finished second behind eventual winner Adekalu Fakorede (Rivers State) in 10.
32sec, while Ofoku also came in third near the winner Tima Godbless, earning bronze at 11.
The fourth GCU Relays took place a fortnight ago with Hussey College sweeping the stakes after overcoming a close challenge from College of Commerce, Warri.
First edition Victor Ludorum Godson Oghenebrume has since blossomed to represent Nigeria at both the World Junior Championships and senior level.
Currently based in the United States of America, Oghenebrume has continued to be a worthy ambassador for GCU Relays, as well as a credible product and inspirational role model for all GCU Relays participants.
The annual GCU Relays, which is an initiative of GCUOBA Worldwide, has one of its cardinal goals as the revival of healthy intercollegiate athletic competition among Nigerian secondary schools.