Michael Okoro
Michael Okoro
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lakewood, Wash.
High School: Clover Park HS '10
Position: Sprints
Experience: 2L

Indoor Best at EWU
55m 6.48 • 60m 7.11 • 200m 21.63 • 400m 48.27

Outdoor Best at EWU

100m 10.72 • 200m 21.29 • 400m 49.35

All-Big Sky Accolades: 2012 Indoor: Champion in 4x400m relay. 2011 Outdoor: Champion in 200m. 4x100m relay, 2nd. 4x400m relay, 3rd.

2011-12: Indoor: Okoro placed fifth at the BSC Indoor Championships in the 200 with a time of 21.82. He ran the second leg on the Big Sky Champion and school record-breaking 4x400 relay (3:11.04). He was ranked sixth after running 48.27 in the 400 prelims, but false-started in the final, disqualifying him from the event. Two of his season bests earned him spots in the record books in the 400 (48.27, ninth all-time) and 200 (21.63, third all-time). He ran a personal best in the 55 at the Candy Cane Invite, placing second with a time of 6.48 and missing the top ten list by a millisecond. Outdoor: He ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay team that placed sixth at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a time of 41.81. He injured his hamstring during the 100 final at the championships and placed eighth. The injury prevented him from competing in the 200 final, after entering with the second-best time and as the defending champion. Okoro ran his season best in the BSC Championship prelims of both the 100 and 200, clocking times of 10.89 and 21.53. He also ran 49.95 in the 400 at the Beach Invitational, placing 43rd.

2010-11: Indoor: As a true freshman, Okoro qualified for the finals in the 400 at the BSC Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 49.63 and finished fifth in the final with a time of 50.15. He also ran the 400 leg on the distance medley relay team at the Indoor Championships that placed sixth with a time of 10:28.91. His indoor season-best of 22.45 in the 200 came at the UW Husky Classic. Outdoor: Okoro erupted at the BSC Outdoor Championships, winning the 200 with a time of 21.38. He also ran 10.72 in the 100 to place fourth. He ran the second leg on the school record-breaking 4x100 relay, which placed second in 40.46. He capped off the meet running the third leg on the 4x400 relay that placed third with a time of 3:13.73 (sixth all-time). His time of 21.29 in the prelims of the 200 at the championships ranks fifth in school history. He advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 200 and 4x100 relay, running a time of 21.76 in the 200 (32nd) and 41.45 in the relay (18th). His season best in the 400 was 49.35, which came at the WAR 4. Okoro competed at the USATF Junior Nationals in the 200, running a time of 21.36 to place ninth in the prelims and just missing finals by .12 seconds.

High School: A sprinter from Clover Park High School, Okoro competed at the State 3A Championships where he placed sixth or better in four events. Okoro placed second at state in the 400 (49.05) and fourth in the 200 (22.45) his senior year. He also ran on both relays for the Warriors at state including the 4x100 (third, 43.36) and 4x400 (fourth, 3:24.15). He ran his high school-best of 22.05 in the 200 at the WCC/SPSL Sub District meet, placing first. During his sophomore year, Okoro placed third in the 400 (49.59) and sixth in the 200 (22.46).  His other top times came in the 100 (11.08) and 400 (48.95).

Personal: Business Administration major. Born 9/21/92 in Tacoma, Wash. His parents are Michael and Dorris Okoro. His older sister, Brianna, is also a sprinter for Eastern.

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