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Blessing Oparaji
Player Profile:
Blessing Oparaji 1885002
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Year: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Oakville HS
Experience: 2 Years

2016: Outdoor- Helped the 4x100-meter relay team place fourth at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kansas … Placed third as a member of the 4x100 relay team at the Rock Chalk Classic with a time of 46.97 seconds … Placed second in long jump at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manahttan, Kansas, with a mark of 4.89 meters … Ran a personal-best in the 100-meter dash at the Ward Haylett Invitational, placing second fourth with a time of 12.40 seconds … Helped the 4x100 team place third at the WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with atime of 46.24 seconds.

Indoor- Placed sixth in long jump at the Bob Timmons Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas … Took fifth at the Jayhawk Classic in long jump with a mark of 5.03 meters … Set a personal record in the 60-meter dash at the WAC Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 7.85 seconds … Finished fourth in long jump at the WAC Championships with a personal-best mark of 5.59 meters.

2015: Outdoor- Recorded a personal-best in the triple jump at the ESU Spring Open with a mark of 10.49 meters… Set three personal-records at the WAC Outdoor Championships, including the 100 meters (12.59 seconds), 200 meters (25.69 seconds) and long jump (5.36 meters). 

Indoor- Set a personal-best mark at the Missouri Invitational with a distance of 5.36 meters in the long jump… Ran the 200 meters in a career-best 26.08 seconds at the SDSU Jim Emmerich Invitational… Ran the 60 meters in eight seconds flat at the Nebraska Tune-Up to set a personal-record… Recorded a career-best mark in the triple jump at the WAC Indoor Championships with a jump of 11.31 meters.

High School: As a junior earned all-conference, all-district, and all-state... As a senior earned team captain, all-conference, and all-district.. PR 100m with 12.66... 200m with 25.79... State qualifier in the 100m and 200m.

Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1995 in Umugwueze, Nigeria... Daughter of Cyril Oparaji... Sister to Amblessed, 21, and Favor, 16... Majoring in nursing.

 

 

60m

100m

200m

Long Jump

Triple Jump

2016 Outdoor

-

12.40

26.44

17’ 10.75’’

-

2016 Indoor

7.85

-

26.09

18’ 4.25’’

34’ 11.75’’

2015 Outdoor

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12.59

25.69

17’ 7’’

34’ 5’’

2015 Indoor

8.00

-

26.08

17’ 7’’

37’ 1.25’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100H

100m

200m

400m

400H

High School

19.10

12.94

27.25

1:03.81

1:17.08

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