Ex-Nigeria junior international Adekunle Fasasi went into Nigerian and African history books at the 2017 National Collegiate of Athletics Association (NCAA) Indoor Championships at
College Station in Texas, USA, running a new 400m indoor best of 45.57 seconds at the semi-final stage of the event, which took place over the weekend.
Fasasi, running in the colours of University of Florida, failed to make his time count in the final as he was disqualified but the 400m bronze medalist at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia had however made history in the semi-finals where his 45.57 seconds time shot him to second in the African all-time list.
Only compatriot and African record holder, the late Sunday Bada who ran 45.51 seconds to win the IAAF World Indoor Championship 400m gold in Paris, France in 1997, has run faster.
Elsewhere, University of Texas in El Paso’s Tobi Amusan did her best in the women’s 60m hurdles, but she ultimately
finished sixth overall with a time of 8.03 seconds.