Johnson Invitational — 2 World Leads For Oduduru

It only took about an hour for Divine Oduduru to run PRs of 9.94 and 19.76. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

WACO, TEXAS, April 19-20—The first day of the Michael Johnson Invitational was highlighted by the return of Olympic javelinist Maggie Malone, but day 2 was solely the property of Divine Oduduru. In the space of an hour the Texas Tech junior took over the world leads in both the 100 (9.94 PR to move to No. 2 on the all-time collegiate list) and 200 (a Nigerian Record 19.76 for No. 2 collegiately). Said Red Raider head Wes Kittley, “It was the most impressive thing I’ve seen as a coach.”

“I worked for this,” said Oduduru, the reigning indoor and outdoor NCAA 200 champ. “My coaches have always been telling me that I have to get into the moment where I can feel everything. I want to say thank you to Coach [Calvin] Robinson for getting me to this point in my life and my career.” He continued, “It’s something we do in practice. We run, time the rest, then come back and run another race. He said to just run it the way I do in practice.”

Confirmed sprint/hurdle head Robinson, “Run, rest and run again. It’s exactly what we do in practice. We came here with the mentality of getting work in and we got it done.”


JOHNSON INVITATIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Waco, Texas, April 19-20—

(4/19—HT, JT)

100: III(1.6)–1. **Kristoffer Hari’ (Ar) 10.26.

IV(0.8)–1. *Divine Oduduru’ (TxT-Ngr) 9.94 (WL, CL) (10, 11 C);

2. Andrew Hudson (TxT) 10.13 PR; 3. *Maxwell Willis (Bay) 10.21; 4. Brandon Carnes (adi) 10.23; 5. Cordero Gray (unat) 10.23.

200(0.8): 1. Oduduru’ (TxT) 19.76 NR (WL, CL) (2, 2 C);

2. Hudson 20.47.

400: 1. Wil London (Bay) 44.93; 2. *Derrick Mokaleng’ (TCU) 45.17; 3. ***Matthew Moorer (Bay) 45.97 PR.

800: 1. *Devin Dixon (TxAM) 1:47.06; 2. Vincent Crisp (TxT) 1:48.25; 3. Drake Murphy (SFA) 1:48.42 PR.

110H(0.4): 1. **Stephon Torrence (Bart) 13.83 PR.

400H: II–1. *Travean Caldwell (Ar) 50.40.

III–1. **Norman Grimes (TxT) 49.75 (CL);

2. *Infinite Tucker (TxAM) 49.78; 3. Ilolo Izu (TxAM) 50.19; 4. **Kenroy Williams’ (Bart) 50.24 PR.

4 x 100: 1. Arkansas 39.40 (Oglesby, Boyd, Hari’, Ejiakuekwu’); 2. Stephen F. Austin 39.87.

4 x 400: 1. Baylor 3:03.17 (Baldridge, Fields, Moorer, London); 2. TCU 3:07.25; 3. Arkansas 3:07.37; 4. Barton County CC 3:08.20.

Field Events

HJ: 1. **Tejaswin Shankar’ (KsSt) 7-2½ (2.20).

PV: 1. tie, ***KC Lightfoot (Bay) & Jacob Wooten (TxAM) 18-8¾ (5.71) PRs; 3. Drew McMichael (TxT) 17-9 (5.41).

TJ: 1. Odaine Lewis’ (TxT) 54-2¾ (16.53); 2. Charles Brown (TxT) 52-1¾w (15.89) (51-5/15.67).

SP: 1. Brett Neelly (KsSt) 65-9¾ (20.06); 2. Kai Schmidt’ (ACU) 62-6¾ (19.07) PR.

DT: 1. Eric Kicinski (TxT) 203-3 (61.96); 2. Schmidt’ 190-10 (58.16); 3. **Kevin Nedrick’ (Bart) 187-7 (57.18).

HT: 1. ***Alencar Pereira’ (Bart) 224-1 (68.31) PR; 2. Erich Sullins (Ar) 220-6 (67.22); 3. Aaron Akens (SHous) 215-8 (65.75).

JT: 1. *Werner Bouwer’ (TxT) 243-0 (74.07).

JOHNSON WOMEN’S RESULTS

(4/19—HT, JT)

100(1.5): 1. Morolake Akinosun (Nik) 11.20; 2. Tawanna Meadows (NEra) 11.38.

200: IV(1.2)–1. Phyllis Francis (Nik) 23.01. VI(0.8)–1. Brenessa Thompson’ (TxAM) 23.05; 2. *Danyel White (TxAM) 23.21 PR; 3. Diamond Spaulding (TxAM) 23.31.

400: 1. ***Tierra Robinson-Jones (TxAM) 52.46 PR; 2. **Jaevin Reed (TxAM) 52.48; 3. Kiana Horton (Bay) 52.63; 4. Lily Beckford’ (TCU) 52.71 PR; 5. *Victoria Powell (Bay) 53.82; 6. Jarra Owens (TxAM) 53.83.

800: 1. Jazmine Fray’ (TxAM) 2:03.39; 2. Leticia De Souza’ (Bay) 2:06.18 PR.

100H: III(1.9)–1. **Kennedy Smith (TxAM) 13.33 PR. IV(2.1)–1. Alaysha Johnson (TxT) 12.99w; 2. Phylicia George’ (Can) 13.02w; 3. **Gabrielle McDonald’ (TxAM) 13.10w; 4. ***Yoveinny Mota’ (Bart) 13.30w.

400H: 1. Ranae McKenzie’ (KsSt) 56.11 (CL);

2. *Lauren Taubert (KsSt) 58.72.

IV–1. Ashley Spencer (Nik) 55.84 (AL);

2. Melissa Gonzalez’ (Col) 56.92.

4 x 100: 1. Texas A&M 43.99 (McDonald’, Martin, Ivy, Madubuike); 2. Baylor 44.35; 3. Texas Tech 44.91.

4 x 400: 1. Baylor 3:32.63 (Powell, Washington, Miller, Horton); 2. Texas Tech 3:37.51.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Kimberly Williamson’ (Jam) 6-¾ (1.85); 2. Zarriea Willis (TxT) 6-¾; 3. **Clare Gibson’ (KsSt) 5-10¾ (1.80).

PV: 1. Jenn Suhr (adi) 15-7 (4.75) (15-1¾ [2], 15-7, 16-5¼ [xxx]) (4.62 [2], 4.75, 5.01 [xxx]); 2. Daylis Caballero’ (Cub) 14-6 (4.42); 3. ***Nastassja Campbell (SFA) 14-2 (4.32) PR; 4. **Tuesdi Tidwell (Bay) 14-2 PR; 5. Shay Petty (Tx) 13-10 (4.22); 6. **Chloe Wall (TxT) 13-10.

LJ: 1. **Tyra Gittens’ (TxAM) 21-1¼ (6.43).

TJ: 1. *Ciynamon Stevenson (TxAM) 45-9¾w (13.96) (a-c out AL, AmCL) (a-c: 10, x AmC) (43-2½w, 44-0w, f, 45-6½w, 45-9¾w, p) (13.17w, 13.41w, f, 13.88w, 13.96w, p);

2. **Alex Madlock (Bay) 44-2½w (13.47) (43-4½/13.22); 3. Viershanie Latham (unat) 43-9¼w (13.34); 4. Jehvania Whyte’ (NnIl) 42-11 (13.08); 5. **Brianna Johnson (TxT) 42-6¼ (12.96) PR; 6. **Chelsey Cole (TxT) 42-6w (12.95); 7. *Chinne Okoronkwo (TxT) 42-3½ (12.89).

SP: 1. **Taylor Latimer (KsSt) 54-11¼ (16.74) PR.

DT: 1. **Annina Brandenburg’ (ACU) 177-3 (54.03); 2. Kayla Melgar (ACU) 173-10 (52.99); 3. Lauryn Caldwell (SHous) 172-3 (52.50).

HT: 1. **Shaelyn Ward (KsSt) 196-10 (60.00) PR.

JT: 1. Maggie Malone (unat) 182-7 (55.67) (first meet since 5/20/17).

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