Ofili On The Bowerman Watch List As NCAA Championships Await
Louisiana State University, LSU’s Favour Ofili remains as one of the 10 women on The Bowerman Watch List that released Tuesday, just one day before the NCAA Championships are set to begin.
Ofili won individual and relay titles at the SEC Championships in mid-May and completed the sprint triple with wins in the 100m (10.93/PR), 200m (22.04), and the 4×100m relay (42.59).
The 19 year old’s performances resulted in 22.5 points for the Tigers earning her the Commissioner’s Trophy.
Ofili did exactly what she had to do at the NCAA East Preliminaries to qualify for the national meet. The Nigerian will be a busy bee as she’s set to compete in four events – 100m, 200m, 4×100m relay, and 4×400m relay – that will equate to a possible eight races in the span of three days.
The World U20 triple medalist has earned the attention of The Bowerman Committee with her collegiate record-setting time of 21.96s in the 200m that came at the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville, Florida, in the middle of April. Not only is that a collegiate record, but it also made her the fastest 200msprinter in Nigerian history.
Her personal best of 10.93 seconds that she recorded at the SEC Championships was rated as the third fastest in Nigerian history. Both of her times this season, the 10.93 and 21.96, rank inside the top 10 of the world this year. The time of 10.93 also makes her the 10th fastest performer in collegiate history.