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Ducks Track & Field BIO
Chizoba Okodogbe
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Chizoba Okodogbe 718855
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Antioch, Calif.
High School: Deer Valley
Experience: High School
Two-Time NCAA Champion
12-Time All-American
Two-Time Pac-12 Champion

2012-13: Outdoor – Two-event All-American with the 4x400 and 4x100 relays…finished fourth in both of those events while posting the third-fastest times in Oregon history…clocked a 43.73 in the 4x100 and a 3:28.24 in the 4x400…was also part of the 4x400 which recorded the second-fastest time in school history (3:26.73) at the Penn Relays…finished second in the 400 at the Pac-12 Championships with a career-best time of 52.22…time is fourth on the Oregon all-time list…was also a member of the winning 4x100 team…Indoor – Part of the national champion 4x400 team which helped seal the team championship and was part of the All-America distance medley relay team which finished eighth…won the 4x400 at the MPSF Championships and the UW Invitational…recorded a season best in the 60 at the UW Invitational in 7.67 seconds…Season Bests – 400 – 52.22, Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles, Calif., (5/12/13).

2011-12: NCAA Champion (4x400 meter relay) and a three time All-American on three different relays. Outdoors - Vital 400 meter runner both individually and on relays. Opened season at the Pepsi Team Invitational where she was third in the 400 (53.66). Won her opening round heat at the Pac-12 Championships in 53.72 to advance to the finals, where she placed fourth (53.44). Raced to a season-best 53.03 at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. Finished year by running sixth in her semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships (53.38). Really impressed in the relays. In the 4x100 relay, ran on the team that won the Oregon Twilight in a time of 44.51, No. 7 in school history. In the 4x400, helped Oregon win the Pepsi Team Invitational (3:35.04) and place second in the Penn Relays (3:33.78) during the regular season. In the postseason, helped Oregon finish as the runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships in 3:32.59. Then at the NCAA West Regional, her squad timed a blistering 3:29.43, winning with the fourth fastest time in school history. At the NCAA Championships, handled the second leg on the team that won its semifinal heat in 3:29.46, setting the stage for the record-setting final. Again took the second leg in the final where Oregon won in 3:24.54, beating LSU by .05. The time also broke LSU's 2004 NCAA meet record of 3:25.26, and cut nearly :04 off the previous school record. It was the second-fastest 4x400 relay ever run by a collegiate team. Indoors - Limited action saw her race in only three meets individually. But on the relays, was an All-American on both the 4x400 and distance medley squads. On the 4x400, ran the third leg at the MPSF Championships, where Oregon won in 3:33.70. That was the second fastest time in school history. Went on to run the third leg on Oregon's fourth place 4x400 meter relay team at the NCAA Championships (3:36.52). With the distance medley relay team, ran the 400 leg on a pair of relays that were among the top three all-time at Oregon. Won the DMR at the Texas A&M Challenge in 10:56.31 (No. 3 all-time) and then came back to finish second at the MPSF Championships in 10:55.78 (No. 2 all-time). At the NCAA Championships had the 400 leg on the national runners-up that timed 11:05.85. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 24.28, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/21/12); 400 Meters - 53.03, NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, Austin, Texas (5/25/12). Indoors - 200 Meters - 24.45 (PR), Don Kirby Elite Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M. (2/10/12).

2010-11: 1st team All-America (4x400 meter relay). 2nd team All-American (400 meters). Outdoors - Posted big PR in the 400 meters (52.71) to finish third at the Pac-10 Championships. Time was the fourth-fastest in school history. Also led off the 4x400 meter relay team that won in a meet record 3:29.63. At the NCAA West Preliminary meet, ran 54.38 in the opening round of the 400 meters to advance to the quarterfinals, where she timed 53.15 to advance to the NCAA Championships. Also helped Oregon advance in the 4x400 meter relay with the No. 2 time overall at the West meet, 3:33.63. Part of Oregon's school-record performance in the 4x400 meter relay at the NCAA Championships. Ran the second leg in both the semifinals and finals. Oregon won its semifinal heat in 3:31.04 and then was third in the final in a school-record 3:28.18. Capped season by earning second team All-America honors in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships. Finished seventh in her semifinal heat, but 16th overall in 53.30. Earlier in the year, took the 200 meters at the Oregon Twilight in 24.21. Won the 400 meters at the Oregon Relays in 54.04. That was the 10th fastest time in school history. Was also on the winning 4x400 meter team at the Oregon Relays (3:43.93). Runner-up in her 200 meter heat at the Oregon Relays (24.29). Ran season-best in the 200 (24.05) at the Mt. SAC Relays. At the Pepsi Team Invitational, was the runner-up in the 400 meters (54.85). Was also on the 4x400 meter relay team that ran a season-best 3:32.63 at Mt. SAC. That was the third-fastest in school history. Ran 24.42 for the open 200 meters at the Stanford Invitational and had the third leg on the 4x400 meter relay (3:42.35). Ran the second leg on the 4x400 meter relay team that set an Oregon Preview record in 3:44.85. Indoors - Scored on a pair of relay teams for the NCAA Champions. Helped Oregon break the school record in a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay (10:52.90). Ran the 400 meter leg. Also scored on the eighth-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:34.98). Had the lead leg on the second-fastest time in school history. Solid first meet as a Duck, running 7.70 in the prelims at the UW Indoor Preview before finishing sixth in the finals at 7.72. Also led off the all-freshman 4x400 meter relay team (3:41.02). Improved her time in the 60 to 7.66 at the UW Invitational, where she was third in the 200 meters at 24.43. Also ran the 400 leg on Oregon's distance medley relay team that set the Dempsey Indoor Facility record in 11:02.15, as well as the winning 4x400 meter relay team (3:38.68). Stepped up to 200 meters and 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational, where she timed 24.61 at 200 and 55.52 at 400 meters. Also took a leg on the 4x400 meter relay team that ran the fourth-best time in school history (3:36.77). At the MPSF Championships, ran the second-fastest 400 meters in school history, 54.44, in a third-place finish. Also helped the Ducks claim the team title by running the second leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay. That team set a meet record in 3:35.44, which was the second-best time in school history. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 24.05, Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif. (4/15/11); 400 Meters - 52.71 (PR), Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz. (5/14/11). Indoors - 60 Meters - 7.66 (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/29/11); 200 Meters - 24.43 (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/29/11); 400 Meters - 54.44 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11).

Prep: Ranked fourth nationally in the 400 meters (53.06). Was the California State runner-up at 400 meters for Deer Valley High School, finishing the final in 53.42. Set prep best in the quarter mile, 53.06, in a win at the NCS Meet of Champions. Set high school best in the 200 (23.89) at the Meet of Champions, where she won the 400 (53.23) and was the runner-up at 200. Had the 13th-fastest prep time nationally in the 400 meters last season, 53.74, in a third place finish at the California state championships. Was seventh in the 400 as a sophomore (55.91). Representing her native Nigeria, finished sixth in the 400 meters at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Sudtirol, Italy (56.01). Also competed in cross country for Deer Valley. High School Bests: 200 Meters - 23.89, 2010; 400 Meters - 53.06, 2010.

Personal: Major is psychology.

Personal Bests

200 Meters - 23:89,
Meet of Champions,
Sacramento, Calif., 5/1/10

400 Meters - 52:22,
Pac-12 Championships,
Los Angeles, Calif., 5/12/13

60 Meters - 7.66 (i),
UW Invitational,
Seattle, Wash., 1/29/11

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 – 4x400 Meters, 4th, 3:28.24
2013 – 4x100 Meters, 4th, 43.80
2012 - 400 Meters, s-6th, 53.38
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 1st, 3:24.54
2011 - 400 Meters, s-7th, 53.30
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 3rd, 3:28.18

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2013 – Distance Medley Relay, 8th, 11:02.15
2013 – 4x400,1st, 3:30.22
2012 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 11:05.85
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 10th, 3:36.52
2011 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 10:52.90
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 8th, 3:34.98

Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 – 400 Meters, 2nd, 53.26
2013 – 4x400, 10th, 3:42.59
2013 – 4x100, 1st, 43.81
2012 - 400 Meters - 4th, 53.44
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay - 2nd, 3:32.59
2011 - 400 Meters, 3rd, 52.71 (Pac-10)
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 1st, 3:29.63 (Pac-10)

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