Blessing Okagbare Finishes Seventh at Prefontaine Classic


POSTED: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 6:35pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 8:16pm

Former UTEP Miner and Olympic Bronze medalist Blessing Okagbare returned to competition after having surgery in October for a stress fracture in her left tibia. She made her 2011 debut at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon and competed in the 100-meter dash.

In the weeks leading up to the meet, Okagbare returned to UTEP to train and test her strength but says she isn't quite at 100%.

"So far I have been coming back really good, practice wise and I hope to get there," said Okagbare.

Blessing finished in seventh place with a time of 11.08 at the Prefontaine Classic which marked her best time since her surgery.

100 Metres - Women Wind: +2.0 m/s

1. Jeter , Carmelita USA 10.70 

2. Myers , Marshevet USA 10.86

3. Stewart , Kerron JAM 10.87

4. Fraser - Price , Shelly-Ann JAM 10.95

5. Simpson , Sherone JAM 11.00

6. Anderson , Alexandria USA 11.02

7. Okagbare , Blessing NGR 11.08

8. Williams , Lauryn USA 11.15



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