Udodi Onwuzurike Claims Major 55 Meter Win


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VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- Twenty meters into a 55 meter race on Sunday at The VA Showcase, Udodi Onwuzurike started to roll. 

But while the Brother Rice (MI) High School senior did not have the greatest of starts, he certainly made sure to finish, leaning past Run U Express' Terrell Robinson at the line to win in a new personal best effort of 6.25 seconds. 

The performance, a new US No. 1, was nine-hundredths of a second faster than his prelimary of 6.34 on Saturday. 

Robinson was second in 6.26 seconds, while Laurenz Colbert was third in 6.35, Gavin Schurr was fourth in 6.36 and Nyckoles Harbor was fifth in 6.37.

After resetting the 55m national-lead on Saturday with a personal record time of 6.31 seconds, Robinson found himself in front after an incredible block start. 

However, the Michigan-based Onwuzurike began to close fast, eventually taking the distance. The top five performances on Sunday are now within the top six performances in the country at 55m.

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Magnant/MileStat

1Udodi Onwuzurike12Prime Time Performance Track Club6.251
2Terrell Robinson Jr11Run U Xpress6.261
3Laurenz Colbert12Blazin Athletics6.351
4Gavin Schurr12Unattached - CO6.361
5Nyckoles Harbor10Archbishop Carroll High School (DC)6.371
6Khalid Hornsby12Blazin Athletics6.481
7Rahkeem Smith11Eyt Spartans6.531