The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has honoured NCAA double champion, Divine Oduduru as the Co-Men’s Track Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
Oduduru was named alongside Grant Holloway of Florida as Co-Men’s Track athletes of the year.
The Nigerian ran a record time both in the 100m and the 200m with times of 9.84 secs and 19.73 secs respectively last weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
In addition, he recorded a sub-10 and a sub-20 on the same day on three different occasions in 2019 (The first coming at the Michael Johnson Classic in April; The second in the semi-final round of the NCAA DI Outdoor Championships; The third in the finals).
Oduduru was also a member of Texas Tech’s 4×100 relay team that consistently lowered the school record throughout the latter part of the season.
His Texas Tech coaches Wes Kittley and assistant Calvin Robinson were also honoured.
It is the first time a Texas Tech coach head or assistant has been honoured with a national award by the USTFCCCA in its 50-year history.
Kittley, in his 20th year as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, guided the Red Raiders to the university’s first men’s national team title in any sport.
These awards were voted by USTFCCCA member coaches based on performances at both the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held last weekend in Austin, Texas, and throughout the regular season.