Ghana’s 4x100-meter relay team finished eighth out of eight in the first heat of the competition at the Olympic games.
Updated on Aug. 18th at 10:33 a.m.
Rising junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi may not yet be a familiar name on campus, but come Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, that will likely no longer be the case.
Name: Akua Obeng-Akrofi
School: Columbia College, 2018
Junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi is heading to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she’ll look to represent Ghana in the 4x100m relay.
Two former Columbia runners will feature in the finals of the 1500-meter run on Sunday as both look to qualify for the Rio Olympics at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Track and field’s Natalie Tanner closed her junior season with a 15th-place finish in the 5-kilometer at the NCAA Championship on Saturday evening.
Junior Natalie Tanner heads to Eugene, Oregon to run in the 5-kilometer race at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on Saturday.
Junior Natalie Tanner advanced to the NCAA Track and Field Finals after a career-best run in the 5-kilometer race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round over the weekend.
Columbia will send 14 athletes to the NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Round this weekend, headlined by at least one Light Blue female competitor in every distance event.