University of Iowa Athletics

Babatunde Amosu

Class So.
Hometown London, England
High School Texas A&M
Babatunde Amosu - Men's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Three-time Big Ten champion, indoor triple jump (2014, 2015), outdoor triple jump (2015)… 2014 second team All-American, outdoor triple jump… 2015 All-American honorable mention, outdoor triple jump.

2015 — Indoor – second team All-American, placing 15th in triple jump at NCAA Championships (49-10 1/2, 15.20m)… led team in triple jump (52-8 3/4, 16.07m)… Big Ten triple jump champion, posting a collegiate-best and winning leap of 52-8 3/4 (16.07m)… that mark ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed second in triple jump at Tyson Invite (51-11 3/4, 15.84m), winning event at Husker Invite (49-5, 15.06m)… ran 60 meters at Big 4 Duals (6.95)… Outdoor – All-America honorable mention, placing 22nd at NCAA Outdoor Championships in triple jump (50-8 1/14, 15.45m)… Big Ten triple jump champion, winning event with a team-leading and collegiate-best 53-0 (16.15m)… that mark ranks second all-time at Iowa… NCAA qualifier in triple jump… placed eighth in triple jump at NCAA West Preliminary (51-5 1/2, 15.68m), second at Musco Twilight (50-10 3/4, 15.51m) and sixth at Mt. SAC Relays (50-4 1/2, 15.35m)… ran 100 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (11.03)… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – Big Ten triple jump champion, posting a winning and collegiate-best 51-7 3/4 (15.74) at conference championships… that mark ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… Outdoor – Second team All-American… placed 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships (51-11 3/4 (15.84m)… led team in triple jump (52-4 3/4, 15.97m)… won triple jump at Mt. SAC Relays with a collegiate-best 52-4 3/4 (15.97m), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after his performance at Mt. SAC Relays… NCAA qualifier, placing 12th in triple jump at West Preliminary (51-3 3/4, 15.64m)… won triple jump at Musco Twilight (51-9 1/4, 15.78m) and placed sixth at Big Ten Championships (50-4 3/4 (15.36m)… ran 100 meters at Arizona State Invite (10.98) and Arkansas Spring Invite (11.01)… Iowa’s recipient of the Inspiration Award… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – Big Ten triple jump runner-upwith a collegiate-best leap of 50-10 3/4(15.51m)… that mark ranks fourth all-time atIowa… placed fifth in triple jump at Meyo Invite(49-2 1/2, 15.00m)… Outdoor – placed eighthin triple jump with a collegiate-best 50-3 1/4 at Drake Relays(15.32m), that mark ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… suffered season-ending injury at Drake… placed ninth in 100 meters(11.04) and ran 200 meters (23.56) at Lee Calhoun Invite… ran 100 meters at JimClick Shootout (11.14) and Musco Twilight XIV (11.25).

2012 — competed at Texas A&M… runner-up in the triple jump (50-2 1/2, 15.30m) at the 2012 Big XII Indoor Championships.

High School — Graduate of Selhurst High School in London … Coached by Steve Knight … Produced best marks of 52-0 (15.85) in triple jump and 22-3 ¾ (6.80) in long jump … Also competed for Croydon Harriers in club track and field for five years, coached by Mike Fleet … In summer of 2011, produced a personal best of 52-0 to place fourth at the McCain Jumps & Throws Fest … Matched his previous career best of 51-7 ¾ (15.74) set in 2010 in winning the Surrey County Championships in May of 2011 … Then improved to 51-8 ¼ (15.75) to win the CAU Inter Counties Championships … Won the 2010 English Schools Championships with a 51-7 ¾ mark, which improved on his previous career best of 50-10 ¼ (15.50) from a 2009 victory at the Surrey County Championships.

Personal— Babatunde Abayomi Amosu is the son of Moshood and Kodirat Amosu … Born November 1, 1991 in Nigeria … Has three siblings, Tayo, Wale, and Sola… Starting competing at age 14, also plays ping pong as a hobby … Architecture major.

Babatunde’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
100 Meters (O) 10.98 at Arizona State Invitational 3/29/14
200 Meters (O) 23.56 at Lee Calhoun Invitational 4/13/13
Triple Jump(I) 52-8 3/4 (16.07m) at Big Ten Championships 2/8/15
Triple Jump(O) 53-0 (16.15m) at Mt. SAC Relays 5/17/15