Oduduru continues to dazzle at Texas Tech University

Oduduru continues to dazzle at Texas Tech University

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru ran a personal best of 20.15 seconds in the 200m event at the inaugural Corky/Crofoot Shootout on Friday in Texas.

The debut outdoor event hosted by Texas Tech Track & Field had athletes from Kansas State, Nebraska and Wichita State competing at the Fuller Track and Field Complex.

Oduduru’s time is the fifth fastest time in the school’s division-I so far this season.

He also helped defend their home track beating Kansas State and Wichita State to claim the 4x100m event. The Red Raiders quartet of Oduduru, Darien Tennon, Andrew Hudson and Charles Brown clocked a time of 39.01.

Last weekend, the Delta-born sprinter broke Texas Tech 100m record at the 2018 Michael Johnson Invitational. Oduduru ran a personal best of 10.10 seconds breaking a 14-year old record set by Tyree Gailes when he ran 10.11 at the 2004 Outdoor National Championships.

The former National junior 200m champion followed that up in the 4x400m relay; Oduduru, CJ Jones, Sean Hooper and Vincent Crisp finished second in a time of 3:02.82 which is fifth in the school’s history and seventh in the world.

Speaking on the school’s website texastech.com, track and field head coach Wes Kittley was impressed with Oduduru’s performance since his arrival to the school.

“I am really proud of Divine and how he set his race up. I think he had the best start I have seen out of him since he arrived on campus. It was great to see him get a wind-legal 100-meter mark!”

Oduduru has been in brilliant form this year at the Texas Tech University emerging champion in the 200m Texas Tech Track & Field Red Raider Invitational in January and wiping away a 20-year old school record.

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