The Nigerian did not show sign of breaking 6.60 seconds over the distance when he ran 6.63 seconds to place second in the heat but the Delta state-born sprinter stormed back in the final to run 6.53 seconds,the second fastest time over the distance so far this season behind Demek Kemp of the USA (6.50).
He also becomes the 11th Nigerian and the 25th African man to break 6.60 seconds in the event.
Ekevwo now tops the qualifying list for next month’s NCAA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The African Games champion is now the second Nigerian to be in the top two of an event so far this term after Tobi Amusan who ran 7.84 seconds to win the 60m hurdles title at the Karlsruhe indoor meeting last Friday in Germany.
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