Loveth Odia and Abike Egbeniyi finish tops at The Vanderbilt Opener

Middle Tennessee University opened their 2016-17 Indoors season at the Vanderbilt Opener in Nashville, Tennessee state, USA on Saturday, December 3.

Following the footsteps of Mercy Abire and Akerele Omeiza, a few other Nigerian’s where at this meet to represent their school track team, Blue Raiders. 

Loveth Odia was a first place finisher in the women’s 400m event which she won with a time of 55.18s more than a second faster than the runner-up. 

Loveth Odia (left)  and Abike Egbeniyi (right) 

Sophomore, Abike Egbeniyi took the 800m by storm as she finished first in a time of 2:07.95s ahead of two other Blue Raiders; Agnes Abu (2:09.38) and Shania Johnson (2:12.61) who were second and third respectively. 

Loveth and Abike later teamed up with Taylor Day and Susan Aneno to win the women’s 4x400m in a time of 3:44.24s. 

 Meanwhile the men where not left out as Ifiok Andrew finished 4th in the 60m with a time of 6.98s while Sophomore , Charles Okeze finished 7th with a time of 7.11s.

Ifiok also ran in the 200m and finished 8th with 22.42s. Adeniji Adedamola finished 5th in the 400m with a time of 48.96s. Okeze, Adedamola and Ifiok later teamed up with Laari to finish 3rd in the 4x400m with 3:17.21s. 
Its worthy to note and Abike Egbeniyi and Loveth Odia were among the five top finishers for the Blue Raiders. 

Middle Tennessee is slated to compete again Jan. 8 at the Tennessee State Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
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