Day 2 of MTN CHAMPS Benin saw a fierce battle as athletes from Baptist Vocational, Idia College, and Benin Tech dominated the Cadet and Youth standings, intensifying their quest for coveted ‘Golden Tickets’ to the MTN CHAMPS Grand Finale set to take place in Abuja on December 2nd, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
At the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the finals of various events unfolded, showcasing the incredible talent on display.
Cadet Category: Boys and Girls
In the Cadet category, Baptist Vocational athletes displayed class, leading the boys’ events with an impressive 49 points. They outperformed their competitors, Vision and Young Scholars Academy, who amassed 20 and 16 points, respectively.
For the girls’ U-14 events, Baptist Vocational continued their dominance with 42 points, followed by Team Anointed at 16 points, while Supreme Royal International Schools claimed third place with 11 points, just one point ahead of Busy International’s 10 points.
Youth Category: Boys and Girls
In the Youth category (U-17), Benin Technical surged to the top of the boys’ standings with 20 points, closely followed by Word of Faith School at 18 points. Baptist Vocational secured the third position with 16 points, and Divine Excellence settled in fourth place with 13 points.
Among the girls, Idia College took the lead with 16 points, while Redeemer Academy and Lord’s Own tied for the second spot with 10 points each. Baptist Vocational closely followed with 8 points.
Baptist Vocational’s Juliet Ukpeni, who secured a Bronze in the 100m and High Jump and finished in the Top 3 in the 400m, emerged as the dominant force in the Cadet Girls’ category with an impressive 1767 points. She was closely followed by Favour Ekejiuba (1412 points), who clinched Silver in the 100m and also secured a Top 3 spot in the 400m. Adaeze Ezeh, the winner of the girls’ 100m, posted a Personal Best (PB) of 12.95s and claimed third place overall with 778 points.
In the Cadet Boys’ category, Benjamin Progress of Baptist Vocational amassed the highest number of points (844 points) after participating in the 400m and High Jump. He was followed by Micheal Aniche with 704 points, earned from his 400m Gold, and Wisdom Lucky, who secured 555 points, placing him in third place.
Korie Ngozi took the lead in the Girls’ Youth category with 902 points, competing in the 400m and Discus, where she secured Gold. Divine Eke followed with 760 points, while her teammate Divine Uyi was in third place with 741 points, with the pair winning Gold and Silver, respectively, in the 400m.
In the Boys’ Youth category, Best Osahon led the standings with 929 points, racing in both the 100m and 400m. Favour Oboh, who competed in the 100m and Discus, claimed the second spot with 775 points, while Austine Osayomwanbo followed with 746 points, securing Silver in the Discus throw.
In the Female Junior category, Faith Osamuyi’s impressive Top 3 finishes in both the 100m and 100m Hurdles amassed 1813 points, positioning her as the leader. Isaac Miracle Chukwuike, the 400m champion, gained 844 points to top the overall standings in the Junior Boys’ category.
The MTN CHAMPS event promises exciting prospects for aspiring athletes. The top 10 athletes from each leg of MTN CHAMPS will be sponsored to the Grand Final in Abuja, where the overall top 10 athletes across all four legs will be awarded the prestigious ‘Golden Tickets’ to join the MoC Athletics Academy.