Olivia Okoli
Olivia Okoli
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
High School: St. Catherine's (UK)
Position: Sprints
Major: Neuroscience

Career Bests:
60m - 7.47
100m - 11.68
200m - 23.90

(Indoor) Opened the season with a second-place finish in the 200 (24.76) and a third-place finish in the 60 (7.57)...Collected a pair of second-place finished at H-Y-P in the 200 (24.73) and the 60 (7.56)... Placed second in the 4x400 at Ivy League Heps (3:45.10), before colelcting a second-place finish in the 200 (24.44) and a third-place finish in the 60 (7.53)...(Outdoor) Did not compete in the outdoor season due to the Ivy League and Harvard canceling the spring season.

Second Team All-Ivy Outdoor Selection… Second Team All-Ivy Indoor Selection… Set two career bests in the 100m (11.68) and 200m (23.90) at the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 4-5) … Finished 1st in both the 200m (24.22) and 4x100 relay (45.57) at the 2019 Harvard – Yale Match (Apr 13) … Crossed the finish line 1st in the 60m with 7.56 at the Harvard Yale Princeton (H-Y-P) meet (Jan 26) … Finished the 4x400 yd at the 2019 Beantown Challenge with 3:50.13 (Jan 12) … Finished the 60m (7.57) in 1st place at Harvard vs Penn (Dec 9).

Indoor First Team All-Ivy (4x400m relay) with a time of 3:38.45 … (Outdoor) First Team All-Ivy (4x100m relay (45.16), 4x400m relay (3:36.35)) … Ran a career-best 11.87 in the 100m at the Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championships (May 5-6) … Hit a career-high in the 200m with a 24.26 at the Boston University Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invitational (Feb. 3) … Finished the Crimson Elite with a career-best 7.47 in the 60m (Feb. 2).

Before Harvard:
60m – 7.49
100m – 11.62
200m – 24.02

"Olivia has been on our radar for some time and really was a late bloomer. Her improvement this year culminated in her being named to the UK team for the European Junior Championships this summer. She has some important technical changes to make as a collegian, but we believe she can help us continue our tradition of developing All-Ivy sprinters. We expect that she will also be an important part of our record setting 4x100m relay as we look to continue to compete at the NCAA level."