Villanova opened the 2013-14 indoor track & field season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on December 7.
On Obadare: Helped the Wildcats win a BIG EAST title in the 4x400 meter relay as a freshman, when he ran the second leg of the relay ... Also a conference scorer outdoors in the 400 meters ... A regular contributor during meets to the Villanova sprint group during his time on the team.
2014 Outdoor: Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova win a conference title in the event ... The winning time in the relay for the Wildcats was a season-best 3:12.17 ... Finished in sixth place individually at the conference meet in the 400 meters ... Posted a time of 48.78 in the final after coming in second in his heat and fifth overall in the preliminaries with a season-best time of 48.52 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the IC4A Championship, where Villanova came in 14th overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 3:14.04 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay in the preliminary heats at the Penn Relays and the Wildcats finished with a time of 3:16.11 to rank 37th overall in the preliminaries ... Led off the 4x400 relay in a sixth place finish (3:17.37) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Runner-up in the 400 meters (49.24) in his first race of the season at the Delaware Open ... Finished in 22nd place at the Larry Ellis Invitational (49.52).
2014 Indoor: Came in fourth overall in the preliminaries of the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 48.88 ... Finished seventh in the 400 meters at the Great Dane Classic, registering a season-best time of 48.80 ... Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he came in third in the 300 meters with a time of 35.74 and ran the second leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay which finished with a time of 3:21.03 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay in a sixth place finish at the Gotham Cup (3:18.84) ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn State National, where Villanova came in third in the Invitational section with a time of 9:36.89.
Elmont Memorial High School: State champion in the 4x400 meter relay both indoors and outdoors ... Anchored the indoor 4x400 relay squad which posted the third-fastest time in the country (3:18.34) ... Individually ran the sixth-best time in the country in the 300 meters with a personal best time of 34.40 ... That mark came during his senior year at the Molloy Stanner Games, where he tallied a first place finish ... Came in fifth in the 400 meters at the outdoor state championships in 48.42 ... As a junior was the 300 meters champion at the Bishop Loughlin Games.
Personal: Born 3/7/95 ... One of four children of Abraham and Esther Obadare ... Siblings are Christina, Busayo and Rachel ... Undeclared major.
400 Meters 48.03 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (4x400 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x400 Meter Relay)