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Simi

Gbadegesin

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Sprints
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Durham School of Arts

Bio

2018-19 T&F: Competed in three meets during the indoor season … at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup (1/12), earned third in the 400m (59.19) and fourth in the 4x400m relay (3:52.13) … participated in six meets during the outdoor campaign … at the Virginia Grand Prix (4/26), clocked two personal-bests in the 200m (24.83) and the 400m (56.85).

2017-18 T&F: Participated in three competitions during the indoor campaign and four competitions during the outdoor season of her freshman year … opened the indoor campaign with a fourth-place finish in the 400m at the Carolina Cup (1/13), posting a time of 59.18 … helped the 4x400m relay squad capture earn a fourth-place finish at the Carolina Cup with a time of 3:55.30 … helped the distance medley relay team capture a first-place finish at the Armory Invite (1/27), securing the top spot with a time of 11:42.66 … posted a top 10 finish at the Battle of the Blues (4/6) in the 200m with a time of 25.12 to finish eighth … was a part of a 4x400m relay team that finished third at the Battle of the Blues with a time of 3:44.97.

Prior to Duke: Lettered for four years in track & field under the guidance of coaches Tommy Mistretta and Persephanie McRae at Durham School of the Arts…2017 2A Outdoor State Runner-up in the 400m…2016 2A Indoor State Runner-up in the 500m…2015 2A Indoor State Champion in the 500m…2014 2A Indoor and Outdoor State Champion in the 4x400m relay…Named to the Academic Honor Roll…A member of Spanish Honor Society…Was a National AP Scholar and a North Carolina Scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Rasheed and Abiola Gbadegesin…Born October 6, 1999…Has one brother, Seyi

Duke Indoor PR
200m – 25.79 (1/24/2019)
400m – 57.83 (2/8/2019)

Duke Outdoor PR
200m – 24.83 (4/26/2019)
400m – 56.85 (4/26/2019)

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