Indoor: Member of third-place 4x400m "B" relay at Kentucky Invitational ... Finished second in 400m at Indiana Invitational ... Won 200m in 21.68 and finished fourth in 400m in 48.57, both season-bests, at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Came in seventh in 400m at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Posted fastest time in Sun Belt in 400m hurdles and set new conference record in event ... Placed second in 400m (40.54) and member of second-place 4x400m relay (3:10.06), both regional qualifying times, at Alabama Relays ... Also took second in 400m at Mississippi State Invitational ... Came in third in regional qualifying mark of 51.09 in 400m hurdles and member of winning 4x400m relay at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Member of fourth-place 4x400m relay at Sea Ray Relays ... Finished sixth in 100m in 10.70 and third in 400m hurdles at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Member of second-place 4x400m relay at Penn Relays, earning Sun Belt Athlete of the Week honors ... Won 400m hurdles and member of winning 4x400m relay at Sun Belt Championships, earning All-SBC honors in both events ... Placed second in 400m hurdles at NCAA Mideast Regional, running 50.01 in prelims ... Also member of fourth-place 4x400m relay at regionals ... Set school record with mark of 49.19 in 400m hurdles in semifinals at NCAA Championships ... Led finals until hitting next-to-last hurdle and finished eighth, earning All-America honors ... Posted time of 49.66 in intermediate hurdles at 9th World Track & Field Championships in Paris, France, in August ... Finished second in intermediate hurdles at the African Games in Nigeria.
Indoor: Ran with injured hamstring most of year ... Ran 23.15 in 200m at MT Invitational ... Posted time of 50.03 in 400m prelims at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed second in 400m hurdles at Vanderbilt Invitational in 53.34 and again at Murray State Invitational in 54.26 ... Ran 54.36 in prelims at Sun Belt Championships.
Victor Okereke Okorie ... Born August 10, 1981 ... Son of Pius and Marie Okorie ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Personal best times include 10.2 in 100m, 20.8 in 200m, 46.4 in 400m and 50.2 in 400 intermediate hurdles ... Two-time Nigerian National Sports Festival champion in 1998 and 2000.