Obokhare Ikpefan
Obokhare  Ikpefan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Roswell

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/06/1995

05/24/2017

T&F Set to Open NCAA East Prelims

The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky

05/18/2017

T&F Advances 34 Entries to Regionals

The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims

05/16/2017

Greene, Charlton Honored by Big Ten

The pair led Purdue to its first outdoor Big Ten title since 1999

05/14/2017

WT&F Claims First B1G Title Since 1999

The Boilermakers won five events, including four by the women, Sunday

05/13/2017

Carson Wins LJ Saturday at B1Gs

The Boilermakers are set up for an exciting finish at the Big Ten Championships

2016 (JUNIOR)
  • Second team All-American in the 400m hurdles after finishing 11th in the country with a time of 50.82 seconds
  • Second team All-Big Ten after finishing second in the 400m hurdles
  • Broke the school record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.07 seconds at the Big Ten Championships where he finished runner-up
  • Member of school-record 4x400m relay team that ran a time of 3:04.75 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships to finish third
  • Won the 400m hurdles at the Purdue vs. Indiana Duals, the Louisville Invite and the Battle on the Bayou
  • Member of winning 4x400m relay team at the indoor Purdue vs. Indiana Dual and Fred Wilt Invite
  • Ran sub-51-second times in the 400m hurdles three times: the Big Ten Championships, NCAA East Prelims and the NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Finished third in the 400m hurdles at the Drake Relays
  • Took fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays

2015 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in the in the 4x400m relay and the 400m hurdles.
  • Finished 19th at the NCAA East Regionals in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:08.74.
  • Member of the fourth-place 4x100m relay team at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which ran a time of 40.50 seconds.
  • Qualified for the finals at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles.
  • Won three events at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, with victories in the 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay and the 400m hurdles.
  • Ran a career-best time of 50.81 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout, where he finished third.
  • Ran a career-best time of 21.62 seconds in the 200m dash at the Razorback Invitational.
  • Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after the season opener
2014 (FRESHMAN): Competed in seven indoor meets, counting the Big Ten Championships and participated in nine outdoor meets including the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Preliminary Round; combined eight first-place finishes in the 400m and the 4x400m; took fourth in the 4x400m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with, Kendal Frederick, Andre' Peart and Raheem Mostert; finished first at the Mastodon Opener in the 400m with a time of 50.65; placed 19th at the NCAA Preliminary Round in the 4x400m.

High School: Regional and County Champions in 2012 and 2013; placed sixth in 4x400m relay, seventh in 4x800m relay, and ninth in 4x100m relay at the USATF Junior Olympics in 2012; named Fulton County Athlete of the Year; played football, track and basketball freshman and sophomore years; recognized as the top freshman in 400m and triple jump in Georgia; sophomore year, was recognized as fifth in the nation for triple jump and third at junior Olympics; played football and track junior and senior years; coached by Andy Schultz and Tony Carpenter for track.

Personal: Obokhare (Obos) Ikpefan was born July 6, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, to Ihinosen Ikpefan; is an only child; loves music; majoring in biology.

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