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Obakeng Ngwigwa
Obakeng Ngwigwa

Hometown:
Gaborone, Botswana

High School:
Maun

Last College:
Butler CC

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.

2009: Indoor and Outdoor NCAA participant ... SEC Outdoor Champion in mile relay ... SEC Indoor runner-up in the mile relay ... Outdoor All-SEC First Team ... Indoor All-SEC Second Team ... indoors, focused on 400m and took fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships at 47.08 ... claimed third at the Tom Jones Memorial ... third leg of mile relay team that took second at 3:06.11 ... outdoors, NCAA East Region qualifier in the 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m relay ... won the Spec Towns Relays at 47.21 ... took eighth at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 400m at 47.20 ... ran a 47.36 at the NCAA East Region meet ... also competed in the 200m with a top time of 20.84 at the Friendship & Freedom Games ... won the Weems Baskin Invite and took third at the Shamrock Invite and UNC Elite Meet ... member of 4x100m relay team that took third at the SEC meet and 4x400m relay team that won SEC title at 3:04.49 ... both relays claimed bronze at East Region meet ... at NCAA Outdoors, ran anchor of 4x100m relay team and led off 4x400m relay to get fifth in both events.

BUTLER CC (2006-07): Coached by Kirk Hunter ... 2007 4x400m relay Indoor NJCAA national champion ... 2008 Kansas Relays champion in the 400m at 46.13 ... 2008 Texas Relays Champion in the 100m at 10.423.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Bobby Yaseitsewe at Maun High School in Botswana ... graduated in 2003 ... had top times of 10.98 in the 100m, 21.78 in the 200m and 47.24 in the 400m ... competed at World Junior Championships in 2004 and the World Championships in 2005 and 2007 ... earned bronze medal at 2004 World Junior Championships with a Botswana junior national record 45.97 in the 400m ... competed at 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the 2007 All-African Games.

PERSONAL: Obakeng Ambrose Ngwigwa was born July 9, 1985 in Serowe, Botswana ... mother is Onalenna Ngwigwa ... pursing a degree in technology support and training management ... chose USC over Florida State after transferring from Butler Community College (Kansas).

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