Former Jag Into The Olympic Semifinals Of Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

August 6, 2012 · By · Filed Under News, Track and Field 

A former University of South Alabama track and field standout is participating in the London Olympics. Ajoke Odumosu finished third in her heat on Sunday to advance through round one in the Women’s 400-meter hurdles.

Odumosu, a native of Lagos, Nigeria recorded a time of 54.93 which is just shy of her season-best 54.75 to finish third in the second of five heats to qualify for her second semifinal appearance in the Olympic Games. Four years ago she qualified for the semifinals in the same event in Beijing, China in 2008.

Odumuosu participated with the Jaguars from 2004-2008 and was an eight-time SBC individual champion. She recorded three titles each in both the outdoor 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles while also earning two titles in the indoor one-lap sprint.

She was also a three-time NCAA qualifier and was the first Jaguar female to receive All-American honors. She was named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Time Outdoor Team in 2006. She still holds records at South Alabama in the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash, the 400-meter hurdles and the indoor 4×400-meter relay.

Odumosu is scheduled to run in the third heat on Monday, August 6.

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