Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi

  • Name: Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi
  • Date Of Birth: 30th January, 2000
  • State of Origin: Ondo
  • Secondary School: Yaba College of Technology Secondary School, Yaba
  • Current University: University of Ibadan
  • Course & Year: Mechanical Engineering
  • Coached By: Musa Deji
  • Personal Bests: 100m (10.81s), 200m (22.34s)
  • Sponsors: NDWestern Limited
  • IAAF Profile: Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi

It’s not often you find people as gifted academically as they are on the track, especially those who have found a way to combine their education and the sport effectively. Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi is one of such athletes, and his future on the track is definitely on the bright side.

Egbeyemi’s journey in Athletics started competitively at the 2015 Top Sprinter Athletics Championships in Lagos where he defeated more experienced junior athletes to claim the 200m Bronze medal, clocking 22.73s. Worthy of note is the fact that this was his first time running on the track and participating at a major competition, as his previous outings were his school’s inter-house sports and relays.

Interestingly, the same year, he gained admission on the merit list into the prestigious University of Ibadan to study Mechanical Engineering at the tender age of 15. This shows his prowess as an A+ student and a talented sprinter, who if nurtured in the right environment, can excel well at both fields.

Not resting on his oars from 2015, the talented teenager came back stronger at the 2016 edition of the competition where he improved on his performance in a spectacular way by claiming the 100m Youth Bronze medal, before going ahead to win the 200m Youth title with formidable times of 11.58s and 23.41s respectively.

He joined Making of Champions (MoC) Track Club in January 2017, and his first outing for the club was the National U-18 Championships held in Abuja. The then 17-year old put in his best in the Youth Boys 100m to finish on the podium, running a good race and came through to finish 3rd in 11.08s.

Not long after, Egbeyemi made his debut at the National Senior Championships and entered the 10s club for the first time in his career, setting a new PB of 10.93s in his heat. His impressive performances earned him a sponsor – ND Western, an Oil and Gas company, which awarded him a three-year Student-Athlete scholarship.

Not long after, Egbeyemi made his debut at the National Senior Championships and entered the 10s club for the first time in his career, setting a new PB of 10.93s in his heat. His impressive performances earned him a sponsor – ND Western, an Oil and Gas company, which awarded him a three-year Student-Athlete scholarship.

He then set his sights at the National U-20 Championships in Ozoro where he bettered his PBs in the 100m and 200m respectively. Egbeyemi finished 2nd in his heat, before settling for 3rd in the semis in 10.81s, narrowly missing a place in the final despite improving on his former PB. He then lowered his 200m PB of 22.58s when he placed 2nd in his 200m heat in 22.34s, before returning 22.67s in the final.

18-year old Egbeyemi who is MoC’s first and only Athlete at the University of Ibadan, represented the institution at the West Africa University Games (WAUG) in November. Egbeyemi crossed the line in 10.93s to win his 100m heat. However, he settled for 5th in the semis and missed a final spot. In the 200m, Egbeyemi placed 2nd in his heat and finished 7th in the semis.

Competing in his last year as a Junior athlete, Egbeyemi participated at the National U20 Championships in Ilaro and made the use of the opportunity, giving a good account of himself as he finished 4th in the men’s 100m final with a Season’s Best of 10.84s.

Having won his heat in 11.02s and narrowly going through from the semifinals as one of the fastest losers, making the final was like a bonus. He grabbed the opportunity, and will now be in contention as one of the athletes who could represent Nigeria at the African U20 Championships in the relay event.

The youngster has got big dreams for himself, and one of them is to be Nigeria’s first Engineer to become a World or Olympic Medallist. With the steady progress he is making, it’s only a matter of time before the young Engineer in the making turns his dreams into reality.

Note: 2 decimal places signify Electronic timing, 1 decimal place signifies Hand-timing

100 metres
YearDatePerformancePositionStageCompetitionLocation
2017Jul 13th10.93s6thHeatsNational ChampionshipsAbuja
Jun 17th11.08s3rdFinalAFN/MoC National U20 & U18 ChampionshipsAbuja
Jun 17th11.27s1stHeatsAFN/MoC National U20 & U18 ChampionshipsAbuja
2016Sept 29th11.58s3rdFinalTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos
Sept 29th11.62s1stSemisTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos

200 metres
YearDatePerformancePositionStageCompetitionLocation
2017Jun 17th22.99s6thFinalAFN/MoC National U20 & U18 ChampionshipsAbuja
Jun 17th22.58s1stHeatsAFN/MoC National U20 & U18 ChampionshipsAbuja
2016Sept 30th23.41s1stFinalTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos
Sept 29th23.25s1stSemisTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos
2015Oct 3rd22.73s3rdFinalTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos
Oct 3rd23.40s1stSemisTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos

    2017

  • AFN/MOC National Youth (U18) 100m Bronze Medallist
  • 2016

  • Top Sprinter 200m Youth Champion
  • Top Sprinter Youth 100m Bronze Medallist
  • 2015

  • 2015 Top Sprinter 200m Junior Bronze Medallist

2019 National U20 Trials

Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi hopes to make the Nigerian team to the African U20 Championships

Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi wins men’s 100m heat 1 at the 2019 National U20 Championships

Omubo Gershon wins Heat 3 of the Men’s 100m semis at the 2019 National U20 Championships

Enoch Adegoke wins 100m men’s final at the 2019 National U20 Championships

2018 West Africa University Games

Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi wins mens’ 100m Heat 2 at 14th West African University Games Port Harcourt 2018

Shadrach Agyemang wins Heat 1 of men’s 100m semis at West African University Games Port Harcourt 2018

Wilson Nkereuwem wins Heat 2 of men’s 200m at 2018 West African University Games

Enoch Adegoke wins Heat 2 of men’s 200m semis at the 2018 West African University Games

Bowo Egbeyemi talks about combining Mechanical Engineering & Athletics

2018 National U-20 Championships

Gershon Omubo wins Heat 3 of men’s 100m in 10.43 at National U20 Trials Ozoro

Alaba Akintola wins Heat 2 of men’s 100m semis at the National U20 Trials Ozoro

2018 Commonwealth Games Trials

Seye Ogunlewe wins 100m Heat 4 at the AFN Commonwealth Games Trials

Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi relishes the experience of running with Nigeria’s fastest man Seye Ogunlewe

Obinna Metu wins Heat 4 of the men’s 200m at the AFN Commonwealth Games Trials

2017 National Championships

Raymond Ekevwo wins Heat 1 of the Men’s 100m at 2017 National Trials Nigeria

2017 AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships

MoC’s Bowo wins his 200m Heat at AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships

Omubo Gershon wins the Youth Boys 100m final at AFN/MoC National U20 Trials

Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi finishes 3rd in the 100m Youth final at the AFN/MoC National U18 & U20 Trials

Bowo wins Youth Boys 100m Heat at AFN/MoC National U20 Trials

LAGTAFCAN 2017

Bowo Egbeyemi Wins the men’s 100m heat at the LAGTAFCAN 2017

2016 Top Sprinter Athletics Championships

Bowofoluwa wins 200m Youth Boys Heat at Top Sprinter 2016