Premier Lotto Athletics: Organisers Release Schedules For District Heats

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Organisers of the maiden Premier Lotto Lagos School Athletics Championships have released details of the Heats of the  Districts taking part in the school sports competition.

According to the schedules made available to P.M.NEWS Sports, District Two held its Heat yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The District comprises Ikorodu, Shomolu and Kosofe Zones.

Today, it will be the turn of District One at the Agege Stadium, where zones such as Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye and Alimosho would hold their Heat. Tomorrow, Epe, Lagos Island and Ibeju Lekki zones will hold District Three’s Heat at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The tournament will have a break to resume on 4 March with District  Four which consists of Apapa, Mainland and Surulere Zones having their Heat at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. On 5 March, zones such as Ajeromi, Ifelodun, Ojo, Amuwo-Odofin and Badagry will storm Teslim Balgun Stadium for District Five Heat, while District Six that comprises Ikeja, Mushin and Oshodi Isolo Zones will hold their Heat at Agege Stadium.

The competition is featuring eight events in the boys and girls category. The events are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, long jump, high jump and shot put. Each District will produce top 3 athletes in each event for the grand finale.

The state finals have been fixed for 9 March at the Teslim Balogun for final ceremony where prizes will be given out to deserving winners.

According to one of the technical officials, Funmi Nutayi, the tournament would indeed help Lagos to unearth new talents, while it would afford the students the opportunity to showcase themselves.

“I think this is one of the missing links in Nigerian sports and we are happy that Lagos State is taking the lead with the staging of this championship. Staging this will surely help to attract more sponsors and while it will help assist the state to discover young athletes that will be groomed to stardom.

I am so excited and I look forward to watch the athletes setting records as well as to identify new talents for the country,” Nutayi said.

The tournament is sponsored by Premier Lotto in collaboration with the Lagos State Athletics Association and Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development.

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