Track and Field Adds Abire to Program
Abire, who has competed for two years at Oral Roberts, will have two years of eligibility left when she arrives in Baton Rouge. A skilled long and triple jumper, Abire earned second team All-America honors this year at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump. She leaped out to a bound of 6.27 meters (20-7) on her first attempt at the national meet to finish in 13th place.
A native of Delta, Nigeria, Abire leaves Oral Roberts as the school record holder in the long jump with a career-best leap of 6.33 meters (20-9.25). She won three conference titles at the 2018 Summit League Championships in the long jump (6.50mw/21-4.00), triple jump (13.10 meters/42-11.75) and as a member of the 4×100 meter relay (45.48) to help the Golden Eagles finish third as a team with 116 points.