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Saturday, July 9, 2016

KU’s Sanni added to Nigerian team

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Kansas University senior Zainab Sanni has been named to Nigeria’s women’s 4x100-meter relay pool that will compete at the Rio Olympics next month.

Sanni, competing in the Nigerian Olympic Trials, finished sixth in the 100 meters in 11.48 and third in the 200 meters in 23.64.

While Sanni did not qualify for Rio in either of the open events, her finish in the 100 meters earned her a spot in the six-woman relay pool for the 4x100-meter relay that will travel to the Olympics.

Sanni was the Big 12 runner-up in the 100 meters at the Big 12 Championships in May and went on to help the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays to top-three finishes at the conference meet. She also qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 200 meters.

Sanni and the Nigerian relay squad will run in Rio for the first round of the 4x100-meter relay on Aug. 18.

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