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Omo Osaghae

Omo Osaghae

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College Awards
2009 Big 12 60mH Champion (7.75)
Two-Time Big 12 110mH Champion - 2009 (13.65); 2011 (13.23)

USA Championships
Three-time USA Indoor 60mH Champion - 2011 (7.52); 2013 (7.62); 2014 (7.56)

International Championships
2014 World Indoor Champion (7.45)

Awards and Honors
Two-Time NCAA All-American 

About Omo
Since becoming a professional in 2011, Omoghan "Omo" Osaghae has established himself as the preeminent American 60-meter hurdler. His indoor dominance has been unrivaled in the United States over the past four years. Osaghae has captured three of the last four USA Indoor 60-meter hurdles titles; only the 2012 gold does not bear his name. Osaghae claimed his first international title at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, narrowly edging out France’s Pascal Martinot Lagarde by one-hundredth of a second. The 7.45 finish placed him in a tie for first atop the world rankings, in addition to setting a new personal best. Osaghae had a successful collegiate career at Texas Tech, winning three Big 12 titles and earning two All-American honors. While at Texas Tech Osaghae pursued an accounting degree, with a double minor in exercise sport science and health.

 
Results
2014:
1st at USA Indoors (7.65); 1st at World Indoors (7.45)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor bests - 60mH, 7.45 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World)
2013: Indoor bests - 60mH, 7.51 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 4 in the World); Outdoor bests - 110mH, 13.35 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 21 in the World, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
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