World Championships medalist Jura Levy to be inducted into OBU Hall of Fame next month

By August 26, 2021

World Championship medalist Jura Levy was among four individuals to be inducted into the Oklahoma Baptist Hall of Fame on September 17, Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics Department on Monday.

One of the most decorated student-athletes in OBU history, Levy was a three-time MVP winning 10 individual national titles during her time at OBU and includes three NAIA titles in the 60 and 200 meters, and two titles in the 200, as well as two in the 100 meters where she owns the NAIA record.

She also claimed an additional five national championships as a member of the OBU relay team, with three coming in the 4x400 and two in the 4x100.

Levy, who attended OBU from 2011-2014, holds OBU records in five different events and is also a Drake Relays record holder as part of the spring medley relay.

Following her OBU career, Levy won a silver medal as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay teams at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea as well as a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Levy, who will now be among 138 members of the OBU's Hall of Fame, was thrilled at the announcement.

"I’m excited. This is a big accomplishment for me," she said.

"I’m just happy to get this award while I’m still alive. It is a big deal, I was excited to receive the news from Coach (Ford) Mastin, who was just as excited as I was because he knew I deserve it. To see that my hard work is recognized and being rewarded for it is one of the greatest feelings."

Middle-distance runner Travis Hinton, benefactor Tom Lowder and basketball player Robbie Powell will also be inducted as members of the 2021 class, OBU said.

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Reggae Boy defender Mariappa seals move to Australia A-League club Macarthur FC Reggae Boy defender Mariappa seals move to Australia A-League club Macarthur FC

    Jamaica international Adrian Mariappa has secured a surprise move to Australia Super League club Macarthur FC.

    The 35-year-old defender had been without a club since May of this year, after being released by English Championship club Bristol City.  The player had, however, continued to show strong form with his country’s national team.

    Mariappa was linked with a move back to England with Sheffield Wednesday, who are coached by another former Jamaica international Darren Moore.  The club reportedly offered the out-of-contract player a deal, but he opted for the Super League move instead.

    For his part, Mariappa insists he is excited and looking forward to the new challenge.

    “I want to thank the owners and the football staff for having faith in me and making this happen,” Mariappa said.

    “When the opportunity to join the Bulls arrived, it was one I couldn’t turn down. It’s an exciting new challenge for me in my career and that for me is what I thrive off,” he added.

    “I’m hungry to achieve great things with the club and create new memories with the team and the fans.”

    Macarthur have won one and drawn one of their two games so far in the 2021/22 season.

  • Veteran coach Waite confident of turning things around at Jago Veteran coach Waite confident of turning things around at Jago

    Veteran Manning Cup coach Jerome Waite is confident of turning the St Jago schoolboy football program around in short order, having recently taken the reigns, after parting ways with Charlie Smith a team that he has been associated with for several years.

    Waite who has been associated with the school’s football program in some capacity since 1987 has been an unfamiliar sight on the bench of the Monk Street-based team this season.  After over 30-years at the Charlie Smith, however, he looks forward to a new challenge.  

    “After changing so many lives you just have to know that it’s time to move on to another region and see how many lives you can change there,” Waite said of the move, which occurred two seasons ago.

    During his time as part of the Charlie Smith coaching unit, Waite has managed to claim three Manning Cup titles and believes that some level of success could soon be replicated at St Jago.

    “It can happen in three years (competitive team) once we spend a lot of time to get them it will happen.  You would classify this as a crash program because Covid messed up the whole season, but you have to give ISSA some credit.”

    St Jago has never won the title but went to the final in 2003.

  • Five student-athletes receive scholarships from Fraser-Pryce's Pocket Rocket Foundation Five student-athletes receive scholarships from Fraser-Pryce's Pocket Rocket Foundation

    Five student-athletes on Friday received cheques ranging from J$50,000 to J$60,000 under Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s Pocket Rocket Foundation scholarship programme that rewards beneficiaries based on outstanding academic performance whilst competing and representing their respective schools in any sporting discipline.

Popular Athletics News

Error: No articles to display

© 2020 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.