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Columbia Track and Field BIO
Akua Obeng-Akrofi
Player Profile:
Akua Obeng-Akrofi 1890075
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Archer
Major: Psychology

Two-Time Ivy League Champion
Three-Time All-Ivy League
School Record Holder: Outdoor 200m, 4x100m, 4x200m, DMR
2016 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 400m
2017 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 200m & 400m
2016 USTFCCCA Academic All-American 

2016-17: Returned to the NCAA East Prelims, qualifying in both the 200m and 400m ... Clocked a school record 200m at the East Prelims, going 23.26 for 17th ... Ran the second fastest 400m in school history at the same event, finishing 14th in 52.47 ... Won Ivy League titles in both the indoor and outdoor 400m, while finishing second in the 200m at Outdoor Heps, and third at Indoor Heps ... Won the 200m during the IC4A/ECAC Outdoor meet, clocking a 24.18, after winning the same race at the Indoor meet in 23.92 ... Was first among college competitors in the 400m at the Virginia Challenge, clocking a 52.93 ... Ran 53.36 in her first outdoor meet of the season, the Florida Relays, for 10th ... Helped Columbia clock a school record in the DMR at the Penn Relays, when the team clocked an 11:02.32.

2015-16: Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 400m dash by going 53.95 at the IC4A/ECAC Championships (May 13) ... Ran a career best 53.14 during the East Prelims (May 26) in the 400m for a career best ... Finished third in the 400m at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships (May 7) in 54.27 ... Helped Columbia to a third place finish in the same meet during the 4x400m relay in 3:44.51.

2014-15: Helped Columbia to a school record finish in the 4x200m relay at the Pepsi Florida Relays in 1:36.59 ... Scored another school record in the 4x100m relay at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships when the Lions finished third in 45.87.

Personal: Obeng-Akrofi arrived to Columbia with personal best times of 11.77m in the 100m dash, 23.73 in the 200m dash and 57.55 in the 400m run ... Studying psychology at Columbia College.

Career Bests

60m - 7.54
Ivy League Indoor Championships - Feb. 28, 2015
100m - 11.78
Mason Spring Invitational - April 11, 2015
200m - 23.26
NCAA East Prelims - May 25, 2017
400m - 52.47
NCAA East Prelims - May 25, 2017
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