Godson Brume, showcased his speed and determination at the 2023 NCAA D1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, clinching the silver medal in the highly anticipated men’s 100m event on Friday.
Brume, who has been in an exceptional form for Louisiana State University (LSU), entered the final as the second fastest qualifier, alongside fellow Nigerian contenders Favour Ashe and Udodi Onwuzurike. Their shared goal was to bring home the title, following in the footsteps of Divine Oduduru, who achieved this feat in 2019.
Brume had already tasted victory earlier in the championships, leading LSU to a triumphant finish in the 4x100m relay with an impressive time of 38.05s. Eager to maintain his winning streak, Brume eagerly lined up for the 100m final.
Although he initially encountered a poor start, he quickly regained his composure and surged forward, ultimately securing second place in a Personal Best time of 9.90s, narrowly trailing behind the event’s champion, Courtney Lindsey, who finished at 9.89s.
Brume’s impressive performance not only earned him a well-deserved silver medal but also solidified his position as the third fastest Nigerian sprinter in history. His time of 9.90s ranks closely behind the legendary Olusoji Fasuba, who recorded a time of 9.85s, and Divine Oduduru, who achieved a time of 9.86s.
In the same race, Brume’s compatriots, Onwuzurike secured sixth place with a time of 9.98s, while Ashe crossed the finish line in eighth place at 10.02s.
Godson Brume’s exceptional performance in the men’s 100m event solidified his status as one of Nigeria’s most promising sprinters.