ATHLETICS

Divine Oduduru

ODUDURU TOPPLES ANOTHER RECORD, VOTED BIG 12 PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Divine Oduduru has been named Men’s Performer of the Year in the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field awards for the second year running.

The Ughelli-born sprinter posted the first sub 10-second time in the history of the Big 12 Championships, clocking in at 9.99 seconds to win the 100m finals and break the seven-year old record held by Prezel Hardy Jr.

The Big 12 Conference, founded in 1996, is one of the United States’ premier collegiate athletics conferences, and covers a five-state area in the southern USA. Annually, about 5,000 student athletes from all over the world participate in the events sponsored by the Big 12.

Oduduru has been in outstanding form in 2019 running for Texas Tech University, and he currently holds the world leading times in both the 100 (9.95 seconds) and 200 metres (19.76 seconds), both of which were attained at the Michael Johnson Invitational in April.

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