- Afolabi Aromire
- Springdale, Md. (C.H. Flowers HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 2
200m: 22.12, 2006 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 49.47, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 48.18, 2007 Florida State Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.
2007 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1) (o) Pepsi Florida Relays 4x400m (3:09.77) … Best of 48.18 (400m) … Competed in eight meets (two indoor, six outdoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Clocked time of 49.44 in 400m to finish 35th at SEC Outdoor Championships … Third leg of winning 4x400m at Pepsi Florida Relays (3:09.77) … Ran second leg of DMR that finished fourth at SEC Indoor Championships in 9:55.03 … Also finished 29th in 400m (50.13).
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins: (1): (i) Gator Invitational 4x400m relay (3:12.20) … Best of 48.27 (400m) … Competed in nine meets (four indoor, five outdoor) … Clocked time of 48.70 to finish 23rd at SEC Outdoor Championships in 400m … Ran third leg on 4x400m relay that finished second in regional time of 3:07.67 at Miami Elite Invitational … Competed at SEC Indoor Championships in 400m and was 29th in 51.99 … First victory of career came as third leg of 4x400m relay at Gator Invitational (3:12.20).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 21.48 in 200m, 34.35 in 300m, 47.55 in 400m and 1:03.52 in 500m … Set Maryland state records in 300m (34.35) and 500m (1:03.52) in winning Class 3A/4A state title in each event in 2005 … Team won state title in 2005 - the school's first title in any sport … Posted nation's top indoor 500m time in 2005 (1:03.52) … Time of 34.35 in 300m was sixth-fastest in country in 2005 … Also won 2004 state indoor titles in 500m (1:04.56) and 300m (34.66) … Finished second in the 400m at the 2005 Nike Indoor Nationals (48.96) and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x400m relay (3:22.95) … Named Washington Post's 2005 Indoor Athlete of Year … Also was a defensive back for high school football team … 2005 graduate of C.H. Flowers High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Afolabi Olanrewajo Aromire on June 25, 1987 in Cheverly, Md. … Son of Adewale and Modupe Aromire … Parents immigrated to U.S. from Nigeria … Has two older sisters and one younger brother … Most memorable moment was running nation's top time in 500m in 2005 … Enjoys video games, hanging out with friends, football, basketball and swimming … Chose Florida for the "unprecedented combination of athletics and academics" … Admires Michael Johnson most among track and field athletes.
MAJOR: Sport Management