Usoro Leaps To Silver At Golden Games, Amusan Places 4th


Nigeria’s and Texas Tech triple jump star, Ruth Usoro, was exceptional at the USA Track and Field Golden Games at the Mt SAC in California, early Sunday.

The USATF Golden Games marks the second U.S. stop on the 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold series had athletes competing for more than $200,000 in prize money, along with the all-important World Athletics rankings.

Usoro leaped to a second place finishing 13.84m in the women’s triple jump behind Keturah Orji who won in 14.53m, while another Nigerian, Onaara Omamuwagun was 5th in 13.54m.

In January this year, the 24-year-old Usoro broke the collegiate women’s record in the season-opening Corky Classic with a mark of 48 feet, 5 1/4 inches at the Sports Performance Center, more than 10 inches beyond her previous lifetime best indoors or outdoors.

Diamond League champion and Tokyo 2020 finalist, Tobi Amusan couldn’t make it to the podium in the women’s hurdles as she finished 4th with a Seasons Best of 12.61s.

Held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium and hosted by Mt. San Antonio College, the Mt. SAC Relays featured Olympic champions, world champions, and record-setting performances in 11 women’s events and 10 men’s events.