U of M - Twin Titles Give Ofili Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Honors
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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Junior sprinter/hurdler Cindy Ofili of the University of Michigan women's track and field team was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week today (Wednesday, April 8) after her wins in the 100m dash and 100m hurdles, in addition to her contributions to the 4x100m relay, at last weekend's (April 3-4) Tri-Meet against the University of California Berkeley and the University of Virginia.
Ofili claimed wins in both of her individual races, sprinting to a personal-best 11.52-second finish in the dash before clocking 13.24 to win the hurdles. Her pair of titles pushed U-M to a second-place finish at the meet, as she helped the Maize and Blue to a point total of 132, which was just 11 points shy of the meet champions, the Virginia Cavaliers.
The three-time Big Ten champion also ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay for Michigan's 'B' team in Berkeley. The foursome finished in 3:47.08 for third place.
The two-time All-American has now been awarded the conference's Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Week twice (May 14, 2014). Ofili earned the recognition three times during this past indoor season for a grand total of five such honors in her career.
After back-to-back West Coast trips for the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28) and the Tri-Meet with Cal and Virginia (April 3-4), the Maize and Blue have this weekend off from competition. U-M will rest up before returning to the road for the Virginia Challenge (April 17-18).
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