Osaghe Wins USA Indoor 60M Hurdle Title|
Feb. 27, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior Omo Osaghae, who will run the outdoor season for the Red Raider track team, won the USA Indoor Championship in the 60M hurdles at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Albuquerque, N.M. .
"The race felt good," Osaghae said after the race. "It was a nerve racking race because it was my first major race since the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2010. Once that settled down it felt good and like it should have been. I'm now going to focus on outdoors and work to try and duplicate this performance."
Osaghae, a senior at Tech, ran the fastest time in the preliminaries with a 7.54 and turned around in the finals to run a personal best of 7.52 in the final. The senior still has an outdoor season of eligibility left and will run for Tech this spring.
"What an amazing accomplishment," Texas Tech head track coach Wes Kittley said. "Being in the program for five years and watching Omo from a freshman running a 14.00 hurdler turn into one of the best hurdlers in the United States is a great feeling. It is a great accomplishment for the Lubbock community with Omo graduating from Monterey. We are very proud of him and his accomplishment."
He is the first Red Raider to win a US Indoor Championship.