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Osaghae, Polk Both Advance at World Championships


Omo Osaghae finished fifth overall in the preliminaries of the men's 60-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships.

March 8, 2014

Men's 60H Results   |   Women's Long Jump Results

Tori Polk


SOPOT, Poland - Former Texas Tech track and field student-athletes Omo Osaghae and Tori Polk continued their historic 2014 indoor seasons as both advanced out of the preliminaries of IAAF World Indoor Championships early Saturday morning.

Osaghae finished second in his heat and fifth overall in the preliminaries of the men's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.61 seconds. Polk finished seventh in the preliminaries of the women's long jump with a mark of 6.53-meters (21-5.25).

"It's a great day for two Tech athletes," Texas Tech head coach Wes Kittley said. "They are putting themselves in position to be in the hunt for a medal. I'm very proud of both."  

By finishing in the top-3 of his heat, Osaghae automatically qualified for the semifinals of the men's 60-meter hurdles scheduled for tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. (CST). The top-2 in each semifinal heat plus the next two fastest times will advance to the finals following at 11:20 a.m. (CST). 

The finals of the women's long jump are scheduled for 8:05 a.m. (CST).

Osaghae, competing for Team USA for the first time in his career, qualified for the IAAF World Championship after winning the U.S. Indoor Championships in Albuquerque in February. He is a three-time U.S. Indoor Champion.

Polk also won gold at the U.S. Indoor Championships where she went a career-best 6.70-meters (21-11.75).  Polk finished eighth at the 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships and runner-up at the 2013 U.S. Outdoor Championships in Des Moines. 

Complete results from the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships can be found by visition IAAF.org. 


 

 

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