Nigeria sprinter Favour Ofili has been named Southeastern Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week.
Ofili was conferred with the honour in SEC Indoor Track & Field Weekly Honors announced on the website on Tuesday.
The award was the first for the Louisiana State University student in the 2023 season.
The website wrote, “Ofili, ran a time of 22.55 seconds (converted to 22.62 for altitude) in the first heat of the women’s 200 meter at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and took first at the meet among 30 runners. She followed that performance up with a bronze worthy finish in the 60 meter on Saturday.
“Ofili ran a time of 7.25 seconds in the preliminaries and then followed it up with a time of 7.21 seconds in the finals. Her time of 7.21 seconds adjusts to 7.23 seconds for altitude and ranks just outside of the top-10 at 11th in the nation.’
She will look to compete in the 60 meter, 200 meter, and the 4×400-meter relay this weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.