Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Following an impressive indoor season, Nigeria’s 2015 National 800m champion Abike Egbeniyi has brought the same momentum to the outdoor season.
Abike who is a third year student at Middle Tennessee State University in US on Tuesday, April 11th was named the Female Track Athlete of the week for her scintilating performance at the Tennessee Relays last Thursday.
Egbeniyi inspired a 1-2 finish for her school running an Outdoor Personal Best of 2:05.43s while teammate Abu Agnes followed closely in 2:05.73s.
This is her second win of the season after clinching the 800m title at the Tennessee Rust Buster on March 25th where she posted a time of 2:07.18ss.
According to her school’s website goblueraiders.com her time ranks first among C-USA in the 800m and is the ninth-best time in the US this year.
At the meet Janet Amponsah, Agnes Abu, Loveth Odia and Abike broke their school 4x400m record for the second time this season to finish second in 3:35.76s.
It is worthy to note that this is the second time Abike is receiving this honour after been named Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week on March 28, 2017 for clocking a time of 2:07.18s which ranked second-best time in the country at that time.
It was her first outdoor weekly award and she shared the recognition with compatriot, Amusan Tobi of University of Texas El Paso.
Well done Abike, the best is yet to come!