Obokhare Ikpefan
Obokhare  Ikpefan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Roswell

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/06/1995

03/19/2017

T&F Wins 14 More Events at UTSA

The team capped a great opener against four Texas programs

03/17/2017

Charlton AOY, T&F Opens Outdoor Season

Charlton is Purdue's first indoor B1G Track Athlete of the Year

02/25/2017

T&F Wins 5 More Events at B1Gs

Devynne Charlton led the women's team with 28 points Saturday

02/18/2017

T&F Wrapped Up Regular Season at ND

The Boilermakers won four events on the day

02/17/2017

T&F Set for Final Prep Ahead of B1Gs

The Boilermakers will compete at Notre Dame for the second time this year

2016 (JUNIOR)
  • First team All-American as a member of the indoor 4x400m relay team that finished seventh in the country with a time of 3:07.00
  • 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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