Imaobong Uko Signed by Baylor University at Texas

Akwa Ibom athletics’ teenage sensation Imaobong Nse Uko has been signed by Baylor University, Texas for scholarship and furtherance of her career.

The 17-year-old from Etinan, Akwa Ibom State, is a two-time national 400 metres champion at the National Sports Festival and recently represented Nigeria at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Uko on Wednesday helped Nigeria claim gold in the mixed 4×400 metres relay at the ongoing World Under 20 Athletics Championship in Kenya and will be aiming for another gold medal in the women’s 400 metres final.

A product of the Akwa Ibom Youth Games, Imaobong has been in fantastic form and has attracted several interests from universities in the United States of America.

Fresh from completing her secondary education at the Apostolic Church Secondary School, Ikot Oku Nsit, Imaobong will soon link up with Baylor University.

Daniel Tom Umoette, a certified world athletics coach who has nurtured her, has expressed happiness over the feat while wishing the teenager well in her new phase of life.

“We have been expecting this for a while. I am happy it is a reality. I wish her well.”

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