Okagbare is athlete of the week

Blessing Okagbare's bronze winning effort at the last Olympics Games in Beijing, ChinaUniversity of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) Junior and five-time All-American Blessing Okagbare has been named the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

At the 82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Okagbare - who is the Olympic bronze medalist, posted the second-best performance in the US in the women's triple jump with a mark of 13.52m, which also ranks as Conference-USA's Top Performance for the 2009 season and is a NCAA regional qualifying mark.

She was also part of the women's 4X400m relay quartet made up of Gladys Nwaubani, Endurance Abinuwa, Shalaiyah Sommerville that posted the first regional mark on the track with a time of 45.05 seconds.

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