Winners have emerged at the three-day 2023 MTN CHAMPS Ibadan edition, which held at the Lekan Salami Stadium and University of Ibadan Sports Complex respectively.
The winners of the five team trophies and the individual MVPs of the 2023 MTN CHAMPS Ibadan were announced after some fierce competition among the participants.
In the Girls’ Cadet (Under-14) category, Olivet Baptist clinched the trophy with 51 points, leaving behind Oluyoro Grammar School and Queen of Apostles Secondary School Ibadan who scored 42 points and 21 points respectively.
In the Cadet Boys’ category, Fortress College emerged victorious with 43 points, while St. Peter Catholic Secondary School and Keke Senior Secondary School settled for the 2nd and 3rd places with 26 points and 24 points respectively.
Queen of Apostles dominated the Youth (Under-17) Girls’ category with 59 points, followed by Apata Ajele Community Secondary School, Ilorin with 57 points, and Best Legacy International School, Oyo with 32 points.
Best Legacy bounced back in the Youth Boys’ category with 52 points, securing the trophy ahead of Brightville College, Ibadan and Apata Ajele Community who scored 38 points and 34 points respectively.
In a surprising twist, No Sweat Athletics Club and Altivelis tied for the Junior Champions trophy with 119 points each. TI Oyesina Model came third with 110 points.
The MVPs of the Cadet Girls’ and Boys’ categories were Aishat Abiodun Muraina of Best Legacy and Olamilekan Oladapo of Asegun Comprehensive, Ibadan respectively. Muraina won the sprint double, while Oladapo won the 100m.
The MVPs of the Youth Girls’ and Boys’ categories were Mariam Jegede of Lanreleke Sports Academy and James Clifford of Brightville College respectively. Jegede won the 100 meters, while Clifford won the 200 meters.
The MVPs of the Junior category were Tunmininu Sanyaolu of Altivelis and Olalekan Owoyemi of Talented Champions respectively. Sanyaolu won the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 100 meters Hurdles, while Owoyemi won the 400 meters and 400 meters Hurdles.
The four Golden Performers who also qualified for the Grand Finale in Abuja were Aina Precious Oluwakayode, Kabiru Mohammed, Kehinde Okunola, and Ayomide Omotosho.
All the team champions, MVPs, and Golden Performers will be sponsored to the Grand Finale in Abuja, where they will compete with the winners of the other legs of MTN CHAMPS.