Igbokwe named SEC’s co-runner of week


BIRMINGHAM — Six-time All-American sprinter Obi Igbokwe has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Runner of the week, for his efforts this past weekend in the 200-meter dash at the Arkansas Invitational.

Igbokwe shares the honor with Auburn’s Akeem Bloomfield.

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A native of The Woodlands, Texas, Igbokwe opened his third season as a Razorback in dominant fashion, finishing as the top collegiate performer in the 200.

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Racing alongside a pair of decorated professionals Igbokwe was pulled out to a personal best performance in the event of 20.78.

The time ranks him as the top 200-meter sprinter in the NCAA and the third-fastest sprinter in the world at that distance.

Igbokwe now ranks at No. 9 in the 200 on Arkansas’ all-time bests list.

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Igbokwe will next see action on the road next weekend at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Mich., against Ohio State, Michigan State and host Michigan.

Arkansas returns to its home track Jan. 26-27 for the Razorback Invitational.