Athletics: Oduduru claims Big 12 Postseason award

Athletics: Oduduru claims Big 12 Postseason award

Divine Oduduru’s outstanding performance on the track has seen him break records at the Texas Tech University. Most recently is the triple titles won at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Waco, Texas last weekend.

Following his impressive outdoor season, Oduduru and his Coach Wes Kittley were awarded Big 12 postseason awards on Friday.

Oduduru claimed the Male Performer of the Year award after winning the 100m and 200m at the Big 12 Championships and being named the High Point award for scoring the most points at the meet.

Kittley was awarded the Men’s Coach of the Year after leading the Red Raiders to Indoor and Outdoor Big 12 championships for the first time in programme history.

Speaking on the school’s website after receiving his award, an elated Kittley was full of praise for the Nigerian.

“Divine was spectacular in the Big 12 meet. Running in the 100m, 200m and on our 4x100m relay team was something special to watch and I’m really proud of him.”

“I am very humbled with the honor of being Coach of the Year. My assistant coaches and my team deserve this award as much as I do. I am very thankful for this honor, especially since it’s voted upon by my fellow coaches.”said Kittley

Oduduru is the third Red Raider to win the award after it was won in 2014 and 2017. While it marks Kittley’s second time to be named male coach of the year. He last won it four years ago when the Red Raiders claimed the Big 12 Outdoor title.

Meanwhile, Oduduru is among 48 qualified track and field athletes to compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Qualifiers, which will be held May 24-26 in Sacramento, California.

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