Divine Oduduru is in the form of his life at the moment. Photo Credit: texastech.com

Rio 2016 semi-finalist Divine Oduduru shattered Texas Tech’s 14-year-old 100m record while competing at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas, on Saturday.

The Nigerian sprinter competed in Heat 3 where he clocked the overall fastest time and new Personal Best of 10.10s, erasing the previous School Record of 10.11s set by Tyree Gailes in 2004. Texas A&M’s Jack Comick was a distant 2nd with 10.37s, while Harrison Schrage of Arkansas was 3rd in 10.66s.

Oduduru now holds Texas Tech’s Indoor Records in the men’s 60m, 200m and 100m (outdoor).

Meanwhile the trio of Tobi Amusan, Rilwan Alowonle and Margaret Bamgbose were in action at the Grenada Invitational on Saturday where they competed in their respective events.

Newly-crowned Commonwealth Games Champion in the women’s 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan, finished 2nd behind Cory Carter who stormed to victory in 12.79s as the Nigerian followed in a time of 12.92s, while Ebony Morrison finished 3rd in 12.95s.

Alowonle, who was a finalist as the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, returned a time of 50.60s to finish 3rd in the men’s 400m Hurdles as Jamaican Andre Clarke raced to victory in 49.09s, with Quincy Downing following in 49.96s.

Nigerian quartermiler Margaret Bamgbose opened her season at the Grenada Invitational where she placed 6th in the women’s 400m in a Season’s Best (SB) of 53.51s. The event was won by USA’s Shamier Little in 51.45s, with Christine Day following in 2nd with a time of 52.48s while Travia Jones settled for 3rd in 52.53s.


Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.



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