Stephanie Okpoebo
Stephanie Okpoebo
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chelmsford, Mass.
High School: Chelmsford
Position: Sprints

2013: Ran in the 55, 60, 100, 200, 300, 400, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay…posted career-best times in the 55 meter (7.15) at the Tiger Open (Jan. 5), 60 meter (7.53) at the ECAC Indoor Championship (March 3), 100 meter (11.85) at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship (May 4), 200 meter (24.19) at the Duke Invitational (April 6), 300 meter (40.52) at the Harvard Open (Dec. 8) and 400 (58.04) at the Tufts Snowflake Classic (March 30)…set four Holy Cross records in the 55 meter (7.15), 60 meter (7.53), 200 meter (24.19) and 300 meter (40.52)…posted the top team time in five events including the 55, 60, 100, 200 and 300…named Patriot League Track Female Athlete of the Meet and first team All-Patriot League in the 100 and 200 at the outdoor championship after finishing first in both events…named first team All-Patriot League at the indoor championship after finishing first in the 60 and second team All-Patriot League after taking second in the 200…also earned second team All-Patriot League honors as a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished second at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship with a time of 47.06…member of the 4x400 relay team that set a season team-best outdoor time of 3:53.27 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship…named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Competed in the 55, 60, 100, 200, 300, 400, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay and high jump…set a new school record in the 60 meter dash with a career-best time of 7.60 seconds at the Patriot League Indoor Championship (Feb. 17)…also a member of the 4x100 relay team that set a new school record at 47.02 seconds at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship…named to the All-Patriot League first team at the indoor championship for winning the 55 (7.68) and 200 (25.15)…also named first team All-Patriot League at the outdoor championship for winning the 100 (12.00) and 200 (24.71)…named to the All-Patriot League second team as a member of the school record setting 4x100 relay team…tied a season-best high jump mark of 1.45 meters versus Maine (Feb. 4) and at the Minuteman Invitational (April 14)…posted career-best marks in the 55 (7.23) versus Maine, 100 (11.99) and 200 (24.36) at the New England Outdoor Championship (May 10), 300 (42.33) at the Alden Invitational (Dec. 3) and 400 (59.70) at the Tiger Invitational (Jan 7.)…named AT&T Crusader of the Week (Jan. 30)…earned the team’s Most Valuable Track Athlete Award.

2011: Competed in the 55, 60, 100, 200, 300, 400, 4x100, 4x800 and high jump…finished in first place at the Yale Invitational (Jan. 15) in the 400 with a time of 1:01.13…part of the first place 4x400 relay team at New Hampshire (Jan. 22)…ran for a first place finish in the 200 at the Patriot League Indoor Championship (Feb. 20) with a time of 25.32 seconds, earning first team All-Patriot League honors…first place finish in the 100 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship (May 7) finishing with a time of 12.31 seconds, earning first team All-Patriot League honors…recorded a first place finish in the 200 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship with a time of 24.85 seconds, earning first team All-Patriot League honors…part of the second place finish 4x100 meter relay team at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship (May 7), earning second team All-Patriot League honors…competed in the New England Outdoor Championship (May 14) running a season-best time of 12.16 seconds in the 100…earned AT&T Crusader of the week (May 9)…earned the team’s Most Valuable Rookie Award.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity track and field team at Chelmsford H.S...named Most Valuable Player Outdoor in 2008 and Most Improved Player Outdoor in 2009...MVC All-Star Outdoor 2008 and 2009...MVC All-Star Indoor 2009...MVC All-Conference Indoor 2009...Lowell Sun All-Star Indoor 2009, Outdoor 2009...2009 Division 1 state champion in the 200 meter dash...three-year member of the varsity soccer team...named Most Improved Player in 2008...received Sportsmanship Award in 2009...received the Academic Excellence in 2008, Academic Improvement in 2009 and High Honors 2007-2010.

Personal: Daughter of Amanyoka and Fidelia Okpoebo...has three brothers (Chidi, Ike and Sean) and two sisters (Amanda and Debbie)...Chidi (class of 2008) was a member of the Holy Cross men’s soccer team from 2004-2007...Ike is a member of the Skidmore men’s soccer team...majoring in Biology.

 

Okpoebo's Top Performances

Event Time/Dist. Meet (Date)
55m 7.14* New Hampshire (1/18/2014)
60m 7.49* Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/23/2014)
100m 11.76* Colonial Relays (4/5/2014)
200m 24.19* Duke Invitational (4/6/2013)
300m 40.52* Harvard Open (12/8/2012)
400m 58.04 Tufts Snowflake Classic (3/30/2013)
High Jump 1.54m New Hampshire (1/22/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Holy Cross Records