February, 12 2023.
Team Nigeria's rising star, Favour Ofili ran a race of her life today, at the Tyson Invitational, to reset virtually all her records in the women's 200 meters event.
Ofili won the race in a time of 22.36 Seconds, which is a new personal best for her and a lead time in the American National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) time of 2023.
She won ahead of two Americans, Talitha Diggs who crossed the line in 22.61 Seconds, and Kynnedy Flannels who placed 3rd with a time of 23.05 Seconds .
Before now, Ofili, a Silver Medalist in 400 meters at the 2019 African Games, also in April 2022 ran 10.93 Secs in the 100m at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles to became the first female NCAA athlete to run sub 22 Secs and sub 11 Secs. At just 16.
She represented Nigeria at the 2019 World Relays in Yokohama running in the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays.
The Tyson Invitational, is an annual indoor track and field meet which is held in early February at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
It was first held in Track Capital of the South, in Fayetteville, Arkansas State of the USA.