Lagos organises Easter Open Athletics Championships

Lagos State will host the maiden Easter Open Athletics Championship billed for April 24 to 25 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Fourty-two schools and 20 clubs have confirmed their participation in the event to be competed for in the junior and senior categories.

ball keeperAccording to Lagos State Athletics Association, the championships also serves as qualifier for the forthcoming World Athletics Championship holding later this year.

The junior category is open to all secondary schools in Lagos and willcompete in 4x100m, 4x200m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and Swedish relays in 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m. The top three athletes in each event will get N50,000, N30,000 and N20,000 respectively.

The senior division is open to states, clubs, tertiary institutions, military, Para military organisations and foreign countries.

The events in the senior category are 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400, sprint events like 100, 200, 400 and 800metres. Also events like 1200, and 1600 meters will also be jostled for while corporate relay (4X100metyres will also be competed for by corporate bodies.

The top three athletes in the senior cadre will N120,000, N80,000 and N50,000 respectively.


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