Okwelogu, Musa, and Marshall to Compete in International and National Championships

Okwelogu, Musa, and Marshall to Compete in International and National Championships

Cambridge, Mass. - Nikki Okwelogu, Ngozi Musa, and Myles Marshall of the Harvard track and field teams are set to compete in a pair of international and national championships this weekend.

Okwelogu will be competing at the African Championships taking place from June 22-26 in Durban, South Africa. She will be competing in the discus (Friday, June 24th) and shot put (Sunday, June 26th). Okwelogu, a rising senior, earned first team All-America accolades in the shot put and second team All-America status in discus earlier this year. The Ivy League champion in both events, Okwelogu shattered the program and conference records in both events at the outdoor Heptagonal championships and was named the Ivy League Most Outstanding Field Athlete.

Musa will also be in action at the African Championships competing in the 100 meter dash. A rising sophomore, Musa earned first team All-Ivy recognition as a member of Harvard's winning 4x100 relay team this spring and picked up second team accolades in the 100 meters.

The African Championships is a biennial, continental event organized by the Confederation of African Athletics that occurs every four years, typically the same year as the Summer Olympics. For more meet information, click here.

Marshall will be representing Harvard at the US Junior National Championships starting on Friday, June 24th. The rising sophomore will be competing in the 800 meter race, with a start time at 5:20 p.m. Marshall earned All-Ivy League first team honors this year in the indoor 4x800 relay and the outdoor 4x800 relay, as well as All-Ivy League second team in the outdoor 800 meter.

The US Junior National Championships, held this year in Clovis, California, is a qualifying meet for the IAAF World Junior Championships, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland next month. For more meet information, click here.