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Obi Igbokwe
Obi Igbokwe

Obi Igbokwe

Jr | Sprints | The Woodlands, Texas / Woodlands HS

#RazorFacts

  • Five-time All-American
  • NCAA Outdoor Honorable Mention (400)
  • Program Record-Holder (4-x-400)
  • All-SEC Indoor (400)

Sophomore (2017)
NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American (4-x-400), NCAA Outdoor Second Team All-American (400), NCAA Indoor First Team All-American (4-x-400), NCAA Outdoor Honorable Mention (400) … Started the year with a second-place finish in the 200 at the Arkansas Invitational … Picked up a pair of first-place finishes in the 400 and 4-x-400 at the Vanderbilt Invitational … Raced to a second-place finish in the 400 at the Tyson Invitational … Scored six points for the Hogs with a third-place finish in the 400 at the SEC Indoor Championships, also assisting the 4-x-400-meter relay team to a fourth-place finish … Completed the indoor season earning a bronze medal at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 4-x-400-meter relay and placing 13th in the 400 … Opened the outdoor season as the runner-up in the 200 at the Baylor Invitational off a PR of 20.64 … Captured the John McDonnell Invitational 400-meter title in a personal best of 45.54 … Posted three podium finishes at the SEC Relays as a member of the SMR, 4-x-100 and 4-x-200-meter relay teams … Part of the sixth-place finishing Arkansas 4-x-400 relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Closed out the collegiate season setting a program record in the 4-x-400-meter relay of 3:01.84 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn a national silver medal … Ended the year racing to a top-30 finish in the 400 at the USATF Outdoor Championships.

Freshman (2016)
Two-time second team All-American … Opened his career as a Razorback with two top-three finishes at the Arkansas Invitational (1/15) in the 200 and 4-x-400 relay … Made his debut in the quarter-mile, posting a performance of 47.61 at the Razorback Invitational (1/29) to place 10th … Ran his first sub-47 time in the 400 at the Tyson Invitational (2/13), running 46.86 to finish eighth … Further improved his 400 time at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/19) clocking 46.64 over the two-lap sprint … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 400 at his first SEC Indoor Championship where he placed seventh in the 400 for the Razorbacks following a new lifetime best performance of 46.29 … Earned second team All-America recognition as a member of Arkansas’ 12th-place finishing 4-x-400 relay at the indoor national meet … Kicked off the outdoor season, placing second in the 4-x-200 at the Texas Relays (4/1) … Posted back-to-back third-place finishes in the 400 at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/23) and LSU Invitational (4/30), running an outdoor best in the latter of 46.65 … Finished 13th overall in the 400 at the SEC Outdoor Championship (5/14) … Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary round in the 400 and 4-x-400 where he advanced on to outdoor nationals following a seventh and sixth place finish in each, respectively, and recording a new outdoor PR in the 400 of 46.32 … Completed his freshman season, placing 11th at the NCAA Outdoor Championship (6/8) with the 4-x-400 relay.

High School
He was a two-time 400 meter sprint district champion, with wins his junior (2014) and senior (2015) year … Was state runner up in the 400 meter sprint his senior year with wins in the Rice Victor Lopez Classic and the Texas 6A Area 15-16 Humble in the same event.

Personal
Born on Jan. 28, 1997 … Son of Nick and Grace Igbokwe … Has two sisters; Julia and Juliette and two brothers; Isaac and Jason … Majoring in kinesiology.

TFFRS Profile

Indoor PRs

  • 400m: 45.73
  • 200m: 20.87

Outdoor PRs

  • 400m: 46.32
  • 200m: 21.04