Nigerian athlete, Divine Oduduru has engraved his name in the history books of American tertiary institution, Texas Tech having emerged as the first athlete ever to win a sprint title for the school at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) .

Despite entering the 200m final with the fifth best time, Oduduru proceeded to run a 20.28 to grab the national title ahead of Florida State’s Andre Ewer who was 2nd in 20.29s and Kendal Williams who finished 3rd in 20.32s.

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"It's the dream of every student-athlete to get to the national meet," Oduduru said after the race.

"Coming over and winning it, I'm very happy. I want to say thank you to my coach and my teammates and everyone who made today a reality.

"I appreciate God for having those people around me."

Oduduru has now joined the elite list of Nigerian athletes to win NCAA titles, a feat also achieved by the likes of Blessing Okagbare and most recently by  with Oluwatobiloba Amusan who won the women’s 100m Hurdles in 2017.

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