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Toye shines at Mason College meet

By Lilian Agu and Chinwe Chikwe
Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Adeyemi Toye of Odumosu House was the cynosure of all eyes at the Mason College Inter-House sports when he won the prestigious 100m Junior Boys event.

Showing so much vim and vitality, the youngster returned a time of 13.38secs to a sporadic applause from the crowd that included the gubernatorial aspirant of All Peoples Liberation Party(APLP) in Anambra State, Chief Emeka Obi Oduenyi.

At the start of the race, Toye who had a bad start, surprisingly redoubled his steps and overtook the pack to breast the tape first. He was quickly followed by Wada Anas Ali of Tomori House who returned a time of 13. 85secs to place second while Adeyinka Ayo of Harding House placed third.

If the Junior Boys race was exciting, the Junior Girls 100m race was dramatic. Irabor Joanna of Harding House and Ikwuegbu Chinyere of Odumosu ran a ‘siamese’ race returning at the same time. But Irabor was credited to have been deep at the finish line ahead of Chinyere. Disu Mariana placed third returning a time of 14.80secs.

In the 200m Senior Girls, Ogoke Blessing and Aniwo Tobi of Tomori House finished first and second respectively leaving the third place for Ube Williams Yvonne of Harding House. Okwuje Christopher of Harding House was too fast for others in the 200m Senior Boys. He won at relative ease  while Akambi Samson of Odumosu House finished second.

The students of Mason College treated the audience to so many events and the Director of the school, O. O Odumosu said that sports business is now a very serious business. He said that his students would one day replace the Okochas, Kanus and the Onyalis. He said that the children were known for their intellect and also for sports since sports is the bastion of development.



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