Divine Oduduru clinches sprint double titles

Divine Oduduru clinches sprint double titles

After clinching double titles in the 60m and 200m at the weekend, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been crowned the most outstanding athlete at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday.

Oduduru ran a personal best 20.08 seconds in the 200m, the fastest indoor time in the world and second fastest in the history of collegiate track.

The time also counted as the best time ever run at a Big 12 Championship, Texas Tech and the Sports Performance Centre.

His team mates, Alex Hudson followed closely in second place in a time of 20.55 seconds while Derrius Rodger came fourth in 21.03 seconds.

Earlier, the Delta-born athlete once again ran a career best in the 60m at the Big 12 Championship in Lubbock.

The Africa silver medallist ran a new record time of 6.52 seconds and a new school record for Texas Tech. His new personal best overrides his previous record set early February when he ran 6.56 seconds to equal the record set by his team mate Alex Hudson last month.

Hudson raced to second place in a time of 6.57 seconds to grab eight points while Rodgers finished fourth in 6.66 seconds with five points.

Oduduru claimed the top scorer award with 20 points after winning a double while his school team, Texas Tech Men’s Track & Field team emerged as overall champion of the Big 12 Indoor Championships with 70 points their most dominant victory in history of the conference.

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