Tseumah is BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Jan. 28, 2014
NEW YORK – Marquette University freshman high jumper Omo Tseumah was named the BIG EAST Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Tseumah notched a personal best in the high jump of 1.72 meters (5 feet, 7 3/4 inches) and just barely missed her third straight title in the indoor season. She took over the BIG EAST lead in the high jump by two and a half inches and now stands 66th in NCAA Division I in the event.
Tseumah finished with the same height as the event’s champion and was the only athlete to attempt 1.78 meters, which would have tied her for Marquette’s program record.
"Omo had another great meet today and tied with the event's winner at 1.72 meters," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said Saturday following the meet. "She had some really good attempts at the school record and she will be able to get there with some little fixes. It was exciting to watch her even though she didn't get the school record."
The Huntley, Ill., native won the high jump at the Blue and Gold Invitational (Dec. 6) and Milwaukee’s John Tierney Triangular (Jan. 17) to begin the year.