Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru claimed a double at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday night at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Oduduru finished 9.86 a Personal Best (PB), School Record (SR) and World Lead (WL) for his third sub-10 race of the season in the 100m ahead of Cravon Gillespie in 9.93 and Hakim Sani Brown third with a Japanese record of 9.97.
His record in the 100m is the fastest by a Nigerian since Olusoji Fasuba’s African Record (AR) of 9.85 secs, second in the African all time list and second fastest time in collegiate history.
He later returned to the track and did a sub-20 in the 200m within an hour of going sub-10 in the 100m. The Nigerian raced to a National Record (NR), PB and SR in 19.73 seconds.
Oduduru also led the 4×100 relay to yet another school record alongside Keion Sutton, Andrew Hudson and Jacolby Sheltonb in 38.45 in one of the fastest finals in championship history.
The Red Raiders as the Men’s athletic team are fondly called, made 52 points on the second day of the championship to secure first men’s national title in school history.
Director of track and Field Wes Kittley told texatech.com, “I am just so incredibly proud of these guys. They have lived with a target on their backs all year long. They just wanted to bring a championship home to Texas Tech, and I’m just so glad they have now done that.”