Ashley Spencer hands off the baton to Courtney Okolo during track practice on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Texas women's 1,600-meter relay that recently won an NCAA indoors championship while setting a school record. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas sprinter Courtney Okolo honored by USTFCCCA

Posted February 9th, 2016

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Senior Texas sprinter Courtney Okolo on Tuesday was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I national athlete of the week.

Okolo ran the fastest time in the world this season for the 400 meters Friday night in the Husker Invitational at Lincoln, Neb. She clocked in at 51.16 seconds and defeated former teammate Ashley Spencer, who now runs for Nike.

It was an impressive season debut as she attempts to defend her indoor title from 2015. She set a meet and facility record at the Bob Devaney Center.

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