Rice University Owls track team runner Rosey Edeh
Black and white copy of article on Rosey Edeh's (class of 1990) induction into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. Text describes her career in track and field and biographical information, including her participation in the Olympics representing Canada.Caption reads: One of the greatest honors in all of sports is to represent one’s country in the Olympics, Rice Hall of Fame inductee ROSEY EDEH (class of 1990) has received that honor three times. As Canada’s top runner in the 400-meter hurdles, Edeh participated in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 games. In Atlanta, she garnered her best finish to date in the games with a sixth place finish in a star-studded final. She also ran for Canada’s 4 X 400 team in her first two Olympic appearances. One of Rice’s most prolific runners in women’s track, Edeh was a five-time all-America, taking honors three times during the indoor season and twice outdoors. In Southwest Conference competition, she won the individual outdoor championship in 1989 in the 400-meter hurdles and also ran the third leg on the conference winning mile relay team that same season. At the time of her induction, Edeh’s times of 13.83 in the 100-meter hurdles and 56.10 in the 400-meter hurdles outdoors still stood as the best ever in Rice history. Along with former teammates Robyn Bryant, Michele Lynch and Tanya McIntosh, she held the second spot all-time in the 4 X 400-meter relay. As a competitor in the 1989 World University Games in Duisburg, Germany, she won the silver medal. The following year, Edeh was honored by her peers as the top female track and field athlete at Rice, receiving the Eva Jean Lee Award for her outstanding achievements in 1990. She also received the Stancliff Award that season. Still a professional track and field athlete at the time of her induction, Edeh lived in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada with her daughter Micha. At the time, she was ranked sixth in the world with her time in the 400-meter hurdles in Atlanta, which was also a national record for a Canadian. In 1993, she ranked seventh in the world following her performance at the World Championships. The Rice athletic department is honored to welcome Rosey Edeh as a 1996 inductee into its Hall of Fame.
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