Kansas Jayhawks

Wumi Omare

Position Middle Distance
Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
High School Blue Valley North HS
Position Middle Distance
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CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Outdoor School Record (4×800 Relay) – 8:41.64
2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2015-16 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 OUTDOOR (Sr.)
A member of the second place 4×400-meter relay team that clocked in with a time of 4:00.20 at the ESU Spring Invitational (3/23) … A member of the 4×800-meter relay team that won at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) with a combined time of 9:20.39 and posted a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.30.

2019 INDOOR (Sr.)
Placed fourth in the 600-yard run at the Bob Timmons Challenge (11/30) with a time of 1:25.05 and helped the 4×400-meter relay team to a fifth-place finish with a combined time of 3:56.11 … Posted a season-best time in the 600-yard run (PM session) with a time of 1:23.60 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … A member of the second-place 4×400-meter relay team that finished with a combined time of 3:46.23 at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) … Finished second in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:23.68 and was a member of the second place 4×400-meter relay finishing with a combined time of 3:48.58 at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9) … Ran a personal-best time of 56.22 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/15), finishing sixth.

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (Sr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2018 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Helped the 4×400-meter relay team to a second-place finish at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) and finished 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 57.66 seconds … Took fifth in the 800-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a time of 2:15.99 and was a member of the third-place 4×400-meter relay team that clocked in at 3:52.11 … Finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a personal-best time of 2:13.99 … Finished second in the seeded section of the 800-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a time of 2:15.40 … Recorded a career-best time in the 800 meters at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28), clocking in at 2:11.63 and was a member of the school record-breaking 4×800-meter relay team that finished with a combined time of 8:41.64 … Finished third in the 800 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) with a personal-best time of 2:10.26.

2018 INDOOR (Jr.)
Finished fourth in the 600-meter run at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) with a time of 1:36.58 and was a member of the second-place 4×400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:45.48 … Finished third in the 600-yard run at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) with a time of 1:25.65 and was a member of the second-place 4×400 relay team that finished in 3:50.93.

2017 OUTDOOR (So.)
Member of the 4×400-meter relay team that won with a time of 3:52.91 at the Emporia State Relays (4/1) … Also finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Emporia State Relays with a time of 56.93 seconds … Notched a 16th-place finish in the 400-meter dash (57:06) and contributed to a 10th place finish in the 4×400 relay (3:48.67) at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-8) … Competed in the Kansas Relays (4/19-22) where she helped the 4×400 relay team to a second-place finish, clocking in at 3:46.75 … Placed fifth in the 400-meters at the Kansas Relays with a season-best time of 56.63 … Notched a sixth-place finsish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays with a time of 1:06.61 … Placed fourth at the Rock Chalk Classic in the 400-meter hurdles timing in at 1:10.06 …  Had a career-best 400-meter hurdle time of 1:04.85 at the Ward Haylett Invite to claim third place.

2017 INDOOR (So.)
Won the 600-yard run with a time of 1:24.28 and assisted the 4×400-meter relay team to a second place finish at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) … Posted a second-place finish at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/12) in the 600 yards, finishing in 1:24.28 … Claimed fifth at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/20) in the 600 yards, recording a time of 1:23.62 … Member of the 4×400-relay team that won the Jayhawk Classic (1/26-27) in a time of 3:50.30 … Placed fourth at the Jayhawk Classic in the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 57.46 seconds … Had a sixth-place finish in the 600-yard run where she claimed her season-best time of 1:32.59 at the Husker Invitational (2/3-4) … Aided the 4×400 relay team to a sixth-place finish (3:48) at the Iowa State Classic (2/10-11) … Earned her season-best time in the 600-yard run in the preliminary round of the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/24-25), clocking in at 1:22.03.

2016 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Claimed 17th in the 400 meters with a time of 56.72 during the preliminary round of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) … Runner-up in the 200 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/7) after clocking a personal-best time of 25.65 … Took third with a 400-meter time of 56.94 at the Ward Haylett Invitational … Placed fourth in the 400 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23) with a time of 57.01 … Helped the 4×400-meter relay team to a sixth-place finish at the Texas Relays (4/2) with a time of 3:42.35.

2016 INDOOR (Fr.)
Took eighth in the 600 yards at her first Big 12 Indoor Championship meet (2/27) with a time of 1:24.46 … Helped the distance medley relay team to a third-place finish in 11:34.63 at the Big 12 Indoor Championship … Runner-up in the 600 yards after a 1:25.75 clocking at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) … Member of the victorious 4×400-meter relay team at the Bill Easton Classic with a collective time of 3:56.67 … Claimed third in the 600 meters with a personal-best time of 1:34.37 at the Husker Invitational (2/6) … Recorded a 600-yard time of 1:26.85 at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/15), good for fourth place … Finished fifth in the 600 yards at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 1:24.96.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-time letterwinner for head coach Rick Attig at Blue Valley North High School … Claimed 2015 6A state 400-meter title in 56.66 … Personal record in the 400 meters came at the 2015 Eastern Kansas League meet when she clocked in at 56.18 … Undefeated in the 400 meters during her senior season (2015) … Took silver in the 200 meters at the 2015 state meet with a wind-aided time of 25.52 … Career best in the 200 meters came at the Shawnee Mission North Relays in 2015 when she posted 25.40 to win the event … Won the 2015 Kansas Relays 400 meters in a time of 57.09 … Ran to a third-place finish at the state meet in the 400 meters as a junior in 2014, posting a time of 59.07 … Named to the 2015 Kansas City Star All-Metro Team.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Gbubemi and Susan Omare … Has two younger siblings, Tuoyo and Temisan … Majoring in psychology.