• Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

MTN CHAMPS: Four schools triumph in Benin, MVPs receive prizes

The first edition of MTN CHAMPS in Benin saw impressive performances from 80 schools/teams across various age categories with Vision High, Baptist Vocational, Idia College and Benin Technical claiming team titles, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The competition introduced a point system for secondary schools, awarding trophies to outstanding teams.

In the Girls’ Cadet category, Vision High from Anambra State emerged as winners with Adaeze Ezeh, a standout performer, clinching Gold in the Girls’ U-14 100m, 200m, Long Jump, and 4x100m. Her teammate Favour Ekejiuba also secured Silver in the 100m and 400m. Another teammate, Favour Obiefuna, secured Gold in the High Jump.

Baptist Vocational’s Cadet Boys’ team, hailing from Rivers State, claimed the top spot. Michael Aniche shone with victories in the 400m and Long Jump. His teammate, Wisdom Lucky, earned Bronze in the 400m and Gold in the Triple Jump. Benjamin Progress contributed with a High Jump Gold, while 10-year-old Moses Ogidi settled for a High Jump Bronze.

In the Youth category, Idia College triumphed in the Girls’ team trophy. Korie Ngozi secured Discus Gold and excelled in the 200m and 400m. The team achieved a 2-3 finish in the Long Jump with Amarachi Ibemkalu and Gift Oghogho Eguae earning Silver and Bronze, respectively. Success Zuru and Gift Ikechukwu contributed by winning Bronze in Shot Put and 800m, respectively.

Benin Technical emerged as the top Boys’ team in the Youth category. Austine Osayomwanbo claimed Silver in Discus throw, and Aisosa Ehidiamen secured Bronze in the 100m.

Adaeze Ezeh was named the MVP for the Girls’ U-14 category, while Michael Aniche, who also won GOLD in the mixed 4x400m, was MVP for the Cadet Boys’ class.

In the Youth Boys’ and Girls’ categories, the MVPs were Anthony Lucky of Exclusive Secondary School and Success Oyibo of Redeemer Academy, respectively.

In the Junior Boys’ category, Isaac Chukwuwike of Global Power Track Club was the MVP, triumphing in the 400m and 800m. Victoria Olaniyi clinched the Girls’ category with victories in the 100m and 200m.

The six MVPs received tabs and other branded items from the competition’s sponsors and qualified for the Grand Final in Abuja.

They will be joined by four Golden Performers, including Showers Ushie and Isaac Egberebo, who achieved Gold and Silver in the Junior Boys’ 100m, Faith Osamuyi, who claimed Gold in the 100m Hurdles and Silver in the 100m, and Jane Chioma Onyeneho, who finished in the Top 3 in both the 100m and 200m in the Junior Girls’ category.

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