Blessing Okagbare Sets Two World Best Marks in the Long Jump and 100M


POSTED: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 4:10pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 5:07pm

UTEP’s Blessing Okagbare recorded a personal best en route to posting the world’s fastest time in the women’s 100m as the Miners closed out competition at the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

Blessing Okagbare told Newschannel 9 "I am proud of it. I am proud of it, I am running really fast, and I have to give glory to God for it."  UTEP Head Coach Bob Kitchens added, "For her to go down there and have to great marks in the meet, on the same weekend, that leads the world, it's pretty impressive."

Okagbare claimed her second title at the prestigious meet clocking in a 11.10 in the women’s 100-meter dash. She recorded the world’s best mark in the long jump on Friday afternoon. Hours prior to the 100m race, Okagbare anchored the women’s 4 x100 meter relay aiding them to a time of 44.54 that ranks fifth in the national descending order list this year. Gladys Nwaubani, Endurance Abinuwa and Siobhian Crain were the first there legs of that relay.

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