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2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #7 - 4x400m Relay Team Breaks Summit League Record

2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #7 - 4x400m Relay Team Breaks Summit League Record

TULSA, Okla. – The Summit League 4x400m championship record stood for more than 10 years, but it would be bested in 2017 as the Oral Roberts relay team smashed the old record by nearly four full seconds on February 25, 2017.

Aobakwe Malau, D'Khari Hicks, Omeiza Akerele and Reinhard Ndlovu combined to run 3:11.27 to claim the championship, breaking the old record of 3:15.70 set by the Golden Eagles in 2005. It was one of four event championships on the final day of The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships. Kirsten Burnett (triple jump), Jaden Purnell (triple jump) and Hicks (400m) also claimed gold medals. 

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This is the ninth of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2016-17 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.  

Top Moments from 2016-17
#15 – MBB – Nzekwesi Named Top Summit League Freshman
#14 – MSOC – Golden Eagles Earn Votes in National Poll
#13 – WBB – ORU Wins Third Straight PSO Mayor's Cup Game
#12 – BSB – ORU Tops 11th-Ranked Sooners
#11 – TRACK – Dial Inducted to Hall of Fame
#10 – VB – Milos Leads Nation in Aces per Set
#9 – WSOC – ORU Unbeaten in Final Seven Matches
#8 – BSB – ORU Sweeps Summit League Championships
#7 – TRACK – Relay Team Smashes Summit League Record

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2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #7 - 4x400m Relay Team Breaks Summit League Record