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2003 Men's Cross Country Roster


Rosemary Okafor

Class: SO
Height: 5-8
Previous School: Isolo School
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

2002-03
XC: Ran in three events ... Placed 37th at UTC Opener and 14th at WKU Old Timers Classic ... Finished 63rd at Sun Belt Championships.
Indoor: Posted fastest time in Sun Belt in 55, 200 and 400m for season ... Began record-breaking year by setting school-record and running NCAA provisional mark of 53.66, winning 400m at Kentucky Invitational ... Named SBC Track Performer of the Week after winning at UK ... Won 200m and set personal-best in 55m with 6.96 in finals to finish third at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won 400m in provisional time of 54.53 at Indiana Invitational ... Also member of winning 4x400m relay at IU ... Won 400m in 53.97 and finished second in 200m at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Again named SBC Track Performer of the Week after performances at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Member of winning 4x400m relay at Sun Belt Championships ... Also won 55m in provisional time and personal-best of 6.94, as well as winning 200m in provisional time of 23.85 at SBC Championships, earning All-SBC honors in all three events ... Voted SBC Most Outstanding Track Performer after scoring 30 points at meet and leading Lady Raiders to third straight conference title ... Ran 23.64 in 200m prelims at NCAA Championships.
Outdoor: Enjoyed one of the most spectacular seasons in Lady Raider history, winning nine times and setting one school record ... Set school record in 400m with time of 52.77 to win event at Alabama Relays ... Posted fastest times in Sun Belt in 100, 200 and 400m ... Won both 100 (11.75) and 200m (23.81) with regional qualifying marks at Mississippi State Invitational, earning Sun Belt Athlete of the Week honors ... Finished second in both 100 (11.50) and 200m (23.62) at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Placed second in 400m in 52.86 at Sea Ray Relays ... Won 400 (52.61) and 200m (23.50), as well as member of winning 4x100 (45.64) and second-place 4x200m relay (3:40.15) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Member of fifth-place 4x100 as well as 4x400m relay at Penn Relays ... Ran season-bests in both 100 (11.34) and 200m (23.18) in prelims at Sun Belt Championships ... Won both events at SBC meet, as well as member of winning 4x400m and fourth-place 4x100m relay ... Placed fifth in 400m in 54.17 at NCAA Mideast Regional ... Ran 53.51 in 400m prelims at NCAA Championships ... Member of the winning relay at the African Games in Nigeria.

2001-02
Enrolled in January 2002 at Middle Tennessee.
Indoor: Finished third in 200m (24.81) and member of second-place mile relay (3:52.54) at MT Invitational ... Won 200m (24.67), finished third in 55m (7.09) and was member of winning mile relay (3:51.23) at MT Invitational ... Placed second in 200m (24.75) and was member of winning 4x400m relay (3:47.08) at Indiana Relays ... 4x400m relay members named Sun Belt Track Athletes of the Week for February 5 after winning at Indiana Relays ... Won 200m (24.49) and 55m (7.13) and was member of winning mile relay (3:45.79) at MT Invitational ... Finished second in 55m (7.07) and 200m (24.05) and member of winning mile relay at Sun Belt Championships ... Member of school-record setting 4x400m relay that finished in 3:38.18 at Last Chance Meet in Ames, Iowa.
Outdoor: Won 400m in NCAA provisional qualifying time of 53.70 and was member of school-record setting 4x400m relay (3:40.80) at Alabama Relays ... Named Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week for March 26 after winning at Alabama Relays ... Member of 4x200m and school record-setting 4x400m relay that ran 3:39.35 at Texas Relays ... Finished seventh in 400m at Sea Ray Relays ... Finished second in 200m (23.77) at Sun Belt Championships ... Came in sixth in 400m (54.21) at Georgia Tech Invitational.

Personal:
Rosemary Nkemjika Okafor ... Born May 22, 1981 ... Daughter of Daniel and Josephine Okafor ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Competed for Nigerian national team in 2000 Sydney Olympics in 4x400m relay ... Personal best times include 11.3 in 100m, 23.2 in 200m and 51.3 in 400m.