Obokhare Ikpefan
Obokhare  Ikpefan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Roswell HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/06/1995

04/23/2016

Two School Records Fall at IU Dual

The women won the dual Saturday and Purdue won 23 of 34 entered events

04/02/2016

Five New Top-10 Marks for T&F Friday

The Boilermakers had success at three different meets Friday

04/01/2016

T&F Has Strong Showing Thursday in Texas

The Boilermakers added three new marks to the program top 10s

03/19/2016

T&F Wraps up Shamrock Invite

The Boilermakers concluded their spring break trip Saturday

03/10/2016

T&F Set to Open NCAA Championships

Purdue has nine entries in the meet

2015

  • 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.

2014:
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.

CAREER BESTS

200m 400m 60h 400h
Lifetime 22.03 (1/18/14) 48.72 (4/5/14) 8.40 (1/18/14) 52.53 (5/18/14)
Indoor 22.03 (1/18/14) 49.07 (2/8/14) 8.40 (1/18/14) --
Outdoor -- 48.72 (4/5/14) -- 52.53 (5/18/14)

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