This weekend, 13 Nigerian athletes will compete in the Division 1 Indoor Track and Field of the Championships while the rest of the world gears up for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The NCAA indoor track and field championships will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center from March 10–11, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The indoor championships won’t be held in New Mexico since 2014 unless they are staged there this year.
Godson Brume (60 meters), Favour Ashe (60 meters), Udodi Onwuzurike (200 meters), Alaba Akintola (60 meters, 200 meters), Nathaniel Ezekiel (400 meters), Erhire Best (High Jump), Favour Ofili (60 meters, 200 meters), and Rosemary Chukwuma are some of the Nigerian athletes involved (60m, 200m), Grace Anigbata (4x400m), Esther Isa (long jump), Onaara Obamuwagun (triple jump), and Ezinne Abba (60m, 200m) (Triple Jump), Eddie Nuez, the director of athletics at the University of New Mexico, described the championships as a once-in-a-lifetime chance in his speech prior to the competition.
He continued by saying that New Mexico wants to make sure that every visitor has a pleasurable and memorable time.
“Our staff has worked incredibly hard to organize a fantastic tournament, and we have been excitedly anticipating this event for some time. We are all here to make sure you have a positive visit to Albuquerque, and we are delighted to assist you and respond to any inquiries you may have, he said.