Cindy Ofili
Cindy  Ofili

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ypsilanti, Mich.

High School:
Huron

Event:
Sprints / Hurdles

Elig (In/Out):
SR/SR


06/25/2016

Ofili Sisters are Rio Bound

Ofili Sisters are Rio Bound

06/24/2016

Ofili, Finn Named Academic All-Americans

Women's Runners Ofili, Finn Named Academic All-Americans

06/21/2016

Kornacki: All in the Olympic Family, Part II

Kornacki: All in the Olympic Family, Part II

06/20/2016

Kornacki: All in the Olympic Family, Part I

Kornacki: All in the Olympic Family, Part I

06/11/2016

Three All-Americans Wrap Top-20 Finish at NCAA Outdoors

Three All-Americans Wrap Women's Top-20 Finish at NCAA Outdoors

Last Updated: June 26, 2016

At Michigan
• Olympic Qualifier for Team Great Britain (2016)
• National Champion (2016 indoor, 60-meter hurdles)
• Competed for Team Great Britain at the 2015 IAAF World Championships
• Silver Medal winner at the 2015 and 2016 British Championships (100-meter hurdles)
• School record holder in the indoor 60-meter dash (7.37), indoor 200-meter dash (23.65), indoor 60-meter hurdles (7.89; tie-No. 6 all-time, NCAA), outdoor 100m dash (11.39) and outdoor 100m hurdles (12.60) and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.42), where she ran the opening leg
• Five-time USTFCCCA All-America (2014: first team indoor 60m hurdles, second team outdoor 100m hurdles; 2015: first team outdoor 100m hurdles; 2016: first team indoor 60-meter hurdles, first team outdoor 100-meter hurdles) and one time Honorable Mention (2015: outdoor, 100m dash)
• Competing member of the 2016 Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championship Teams
• Five-time Big Ten champion -- indoor 60-meter hurdles (2014-15) and outdoor 100-meter hurdles (2014-15-16)
• USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year
• One of two women in Big Ten history to three-peat the 100-meter hurdles titles (Tonja Buford-Bailey; Illinois; 1990-93)
• Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Year (2014) and Outdoor Athlete of the Year (2016) honoree
• Five-time All-Big Ten first team (2014-15 indoor; 60-meter hurdles and 2014-15-16 outdoor; 100-meter hurdles)
• Two-time All-Big Ten second team (2013, '16; indoor 60-meter hurdles)
• A 12-time (5x Indoor, 7x Outdoor) Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honoree (May 14, 2014; Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, April 8, April 22, April 29, 2015; Jan. 27, Feb. 10, April 6, April 20, May 4, 2016)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, '15, '16)
• With her sister Tiffany, represents two of five women in Drake Relays history to win consecutive 100-meter hurdles titles (2015-16; Tiffany in 2008-09)
• Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014, '15)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2014, 2015)
• National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American (2016)
• NAACP Michigan Chapter Wilma Rudolph Award Winner (2015)
• Bob Ufer Senior Athlete Award Winner, as named by the Bob Ufer Quarterback Club (2016)

Senior (2016)
• Qualified for her first British Olympic team after earning her second consecutive silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the British Championships in 12.93, just .02 seconds behind her sister Tiffany
• At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9 and 11), earned her fifth career All-American honor with a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, timing 12.81 in the final after a race of 12.80 in the semifinal
• Won an NCAA Championship in the indoor 60-meter hurdles
• Became the second woman in Big Ten history to three-peat the 100-meter hurdles event, joining Illinois great Tonja Buford-Bailey (1990-93)
• USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year
• Ran the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that broke a school record (3:33.42) in the final event of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15) to seal a share of the team title
• Broke her older sister 's final remaining record in the event (7.94) with a time of 7.89
• Broke her own 200-meter record (23.65)
• Ran the third-fastest 100-meter hurdles race in NCAA history for the second weekend in April (12.66 at Mt. SAC Relays)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26-28), auto-qualified for the national meet in the 100-meter hurdles with a run of 12.86 in the quarterfinal, third overall, and also competed in the 100-meter dash, finishing 14th in 11.48
• Scored three times at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 14-15) in the 100-meter hurdles (first; facility-record 12.91), 100-meter dash (fifth; 11.60) and as a member of the fifth-place, school record-setting relay team (3:33.42)
• Completed a successful three-peat
• Defended her 100-meter hurdles title at Drake Relays (April 29-30), timing 12.90 seconds in rainy conditions for the only sub-13 time in the field
• Had the top prelims time in the 100-meter dash (11.57) at the same meet
• Helped U-M on the 4x100-meter relay at the Jesse Owens Classic (April 22-23)
• Won the 100-meter hurdle event (12.66) in the Elite Invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16) in an NCAA-leading 12.66, and ran the first leg of the 4x400m relay (3:41.19) at the Long Beach Invitational (April 16)
• Making 2016 outdoor debut, tripled and won all three races she competed in, totaling 15 points to help U-M win the Battle of the Blues meet (April 2). Won the 100-meter (11.66), 100-meter hurdles (13.12), and 200-meter (23.46) with a new personal-best in the ladder.

Indoor
• Won her first career national title and broke her sister's final remaining program record in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 7.89 (tie-No. 6 all-time, NCAA) during the NCAA Championships (March 12)
• Scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27): the 60-meter hurdles (7.99; runner-up), 60-meter dash (7.39; fifth) and the 200-meter dash (23.76; fifth), totaling 16 points after breaking her own 200-meter record in the prelims (23.65)
• Doubled to win the 60-meter hurdles (SPIRE Facility record 8.02) and 60-meter dash (7.45) at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Invitational (Feb. 13), also competing in the 4x400-meter relay
• Won the 60-meter hurdles race in a lifetime-best 7.97 seconds at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6), the first sub-eight time of her career and the only one in the country so far this season
• Won the 60 meter dash (7.42), the 200 meter dash (24.25) and the 60 meter hurdles (8.04) helping U-M to win the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 23)
• Won the 200m event with a time of 24.36 and competed on the first place 4x400m relay team (3:55.38) at the Doug Raymond Invitational (Jan. 16)

Junior (2015)
• Silver medalist at the British Championships (July 4)
• Broke a 10-year old school record to finish runner-up in the 100m dash (11.39) and broke her sister's seven-year old school record in the 100m hurdles (12.60) at the NCAA Championships
• Successfully defended her title in the 60m hurdles at the Indoor Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), crossing at 8.15, and defended her 100m hurdles title at the outdoor competition (May 15-17), running a then-PR 12.89

Outdoor
• Ran 12.96 for silver at the British Championships (July 4) in her British debut
• At the NCAA Championships (June 11, 13), shattered the program record in the 100m hurdles (12.60) previously held by her sister since 2008 to finish as national runner-up
• Also ran 11.39 to set the program record in the 100m dash during the semifinals to finish 18th with Honorable Mention recognition
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), qualified in both the 100m dash and 100m hurdles, ran 11.53 as runner-up in the quarterfinals of the 100m dash (May 29); won both heats of her 100m hurdles races, improving her PR to 12.81
• Successfully defended her 100m hurdles in a then-personal-best 12.89 at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17), and also finished seventh in the 100m dash
• Won her fifth straight 100m hurdles title to close out the regular season at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (May 2), running 13.03 for the win; also finished runner-up in the 100m dash with a new PR (11.45) and won the 200m race in a season-best 23.56
• Ran a season-best 12.96 to take the 100m hurdles crown at Drake Relays (April 25), her fourth straight win to start the season
• Won the 100m hurdles in 12.98 and also finished runner-up in the 100m dash (11.64) and ran in the third-place 4x400m relay at UVA Challenge (April 17-18)
• Won the 100m hurdles (13.24) and 100m dash (personal-best 11.52) at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4), also running in the 4x400m relay
• Won the 100m hurdles in 13.22 and also ran in the 4x400m relay at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28)

Indoor
• Competed in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championships (March 13-14), but did not qualify for finals
• Won the 60-meter hurdles (8.15) and competed in the 60m dash and 200m finals at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), finishing fourth and fifth in those events, respectively
• Took second place in the 60m hurdles at the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 14), crossing at 8:13; also ran 7.46 in the 60m dash but did not qualify for the finals
• At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7), ran 7.44 in the 60m dash to finish third and 8.10 in the 60m hurdles to finish second
• Won event titles at EMU Triangular (Jan. 9), Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17) and Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) in the 60m dash, 60m hurdles and 200m dash

Sophomore (2014)
• Set school record holder in the indoor 60-meter dash (7.37) and indoor 200-meter dash (23.69)
• Two-time All-America -- first team (indoor 60m hurdles), second team (outdoor 100m hurdles)
• Two-time Big Ten champion -- indoor 60-meter hurdles and outdoor 100-meter hurdles ... Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
• Two-time All-Big Ten first team (indoor 60-meter hurdles, outdoor 100-meter hurdles)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• USTFCCCA All-Academic
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner

Outdoor
• At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 11-14), finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles (13.31) to earn All-America second team honors
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 29-31), finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.00) to qualify for the NCAA Championships, and also placed 23rd in the 200-meter dash (24.27, 23.55p)
• At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), won the 100-meter hurdles title (12.93) and finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.75, 11.61p) and third in the 200-meter dash (23.74)
• At the Toledo Invitational (May 9), won the 100-meter hurdles (13.32) and 100-meter dash (11.95)
• At the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational (May 2-3), won the 100-meter hurdles (13.07) and 200-meter dash (23.62), and placed second in the 100-meter dash (11.59) and fourth as a member of the 4x400-meter relay (3:46.82)
• At the Penn Relays (April 26), finished ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.15)
• At the LSU Alumni Gold (April 19), finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.08) and 13th in the 200-meter dash (24.22)
• At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 5), won the 100-meter hurdles (13.64), and finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.96) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (24.06)
• At the North Florida Invitational (March 28-29), finished second in the 200-meter dash (24.29)

Indoor
• At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14-15), finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.07)
• At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March1), won the 60-meter hurdles title (8.08), and also finished third in the 60-meter dash (7.43) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.69), improving upon her own school records in the 60m and 200m
• At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 22), won the 60-meter dash (7.46) and 60-meter hurdles (8.26)
• At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 14-15), won the 60-meter hurdles (8.20), and finished second in the 60-meter dash (7.40) and 200-meter dash (23.86), setting school records in the 60m and 200m
• At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8), finished second in the 60-meter dash (7.49), and won the 200-meter dash (24.02) and 60-meter hurdles (8.25)
• At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), won the 60-meter dash (7.58), 60-meter hurdles (8.27) and 200-meter dash (24.45, 24.08#) ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 10), won the 60-meter dash (7.59) and 60-meter hurdles (8.41), and finished third in the 300-meter dash (39.80)

Freshman (2013)
• All-Big Ten second team (indoor 60m hurdles)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 23-25), finished 14th in the 100-meter hurdles (13.36) and ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that took 22nd (45.71)
• At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (13.30) and as a member of the 4x100-meter relay (45.90), and also took 13th in the 100-meter dash (11.97)
• At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), placed third in the 200-meter dash (24.08)
• At the Drake Relays (April 25-27), finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.56) and ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that took 17th (46.86)
• At the Kansas Relays (April 18-20), won the 100-meter hurdles (13.50) and ran the second leg of the runner up 4x100-meter relay (45.96)
• At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.05), fifth in the 200-meter dash (25.19), won the 100-meter hurdles (13.61) and ran the second leg of the runner up 4x100-meter relay (46.04)
• At the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30), finished 11th in the 200-meter dash (24.86), second in the 100-meter hurdles (13.34), and ran the second leg of the 4x100-relay that finished 10th (46.42)
• At the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational (March 22-23), won the 100-meter dash (11.84) and the 100-meter hurdles (13.53), finished third in the 200-meter dash (24.38), and ran the second leg of the winning 'A' 4x100-relay (46.39)
• At the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (March 16), finished second in the 200-meter dash (24.60) and second in the 100-meter hurdles (13.74)
• At the USF Bulls Invitational (March 15), finished eighth in the 100-meter dash (11.80), third in the 100-meter hurdles (13.84), and ran the first leg of the 'B' 4x400-relay that finished sixth (3:56.35)

Indoor
• At the Notre Dame Wilson Invitational (March 1-2), finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.24)
• At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.22), earning All-Big Ten second team honors, seventh in the 60-meter dash (7.50) and 11th in the 200-meter dash (24.36)
• At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), finished second in the 60-meter dash (7.61) and second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.24)
• At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 12th in the 60-meter dash (7.64), 14th in the seeded 200-meter dash (24.41), and second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.24)
• At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 1-2), won the 60-meter hurdles (8.26) and finished sixth in the 60-meter dash semifinals (7.66)
• Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), won the 60-meter dash (7.57) and 200-meter dash (24.56), and took second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.44)
• At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), won the 60-meter dash (7.59), finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.51) and ran the third leg of the 'B' 4x400-meter relay that took third (3:56.58)
• At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 11), finished third in the 60-meter dash (7.70), fifth in the 300-meter dash (41.05), and fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.54)

Prep
• Graduated from Ann Arbor Huron High School (2012)
• Honor Roll
• Scholar Athlete
• NAACP Academic Award
• Three-time varsity letterwinner in track and field (2010, '11, '12)
• Was high school teammates with current U-M teammate Maya Long
• MITCA Track Athlete of the Year (2012)
• Gatorade Player of the Year Candidate (2012)
• Michigan Meet of Champions team captain (2012)
• Huron track and field team captain (2012)
• Michigan Indoor State Meet Athlete of the Meet (2012)
• Washtenaw County Athlete of the Year (2012)
• Tied the Michigan state 100-meter hurdles record (2012)
• Regional champion in 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, and 800-meter relay (2012)
• Member of runner-up team at 2012 Michigan state meet
• All-State 100-meter hurdles and 800-meter relay (2011)
• Regional champion in 100-meter dash and 800-meter relay (2011)
• All-County in 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, and 800-meter relay (2011)
• All-Region and All-County in 100-meter hurdles and 100-meter dash (2010)

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts
• Majoring in education
• Born on August 5, 1994
• Daughter of Felix and Lillian Ofili

Personal Notes
• Father, Felix, ran track and played soccer at the University of Anambra (Nigeria)
• Brother, Frank, played football for the University of Toledo (2000-03)
• Brother, Alex, played football for the University of Michigan (2002-04)
• Sister, Tiffany, ran track for the University of Michigan (2006-09)

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
60m (I) 7.37 $ 2-28-14
60m Hurdles (I) 7.89 3-12-16
200m (I) 23.65 P $ 2-26-16
300m (I) 39.80 1-10-14
100m (O) 11.39 $ 6-11-15
200m (O) 23.46 4-2-16
100m Hurdles (O) 12.60 $ 6-13-15

$ = school record


 



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