CALABAR, Nigeria — It doesn’t look like Dickinson State’s Nigerian sprinter, Fred Agbaje, is going to London in August for the Summer Olympics. Agbaje finished seventh in the 100 meters finals at the All Nigeria Athletic Championships.
Obinna Metu ran a time of 10.11 to win the race, the Nigerian Compass newspaper reported on its website. Agbaje, who runs for the Civil Defence Academy, did not have his time listed on the site.
The A-standard qualifying time is 10.18 seconds and Agbaje did not finish with that time, nor did he have a top six of the event, meaning he just missed out on being a part of his country’s 400-meter relay team if it finishes with one of the top 16 times in the world and qualifies for the Olympics.
Abagje will be a sophomore for the Blue Hawks next year after redshirting this past season. His season-best time of 10.31 seconds would have won the NAIA national championship in the 100 meters this season.