Uganda’s Orogot Breaks National Record, Sets New Personal Best

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– Tarsis Orogot breaks Ugandan 200m record at SEC Championship.

– Wins gold with 19.75s, setting NCAA-leading time.

– His performance sets multiple records.

– Also shines in 100m, finishing fifth.

– Gears up for 2024 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminaries.

Ugandan sprinter Tarsis Orogot  left the crowd awestruck as he shattered his own 200m National Record at the SEC Championship held in Gainesville on Saturday night.

Representing the University of Alabama, Orogot clinched the gold in the men’s 200-meter dash with a blistering time of 19.75 seconds, marking a personal best for the junior athlete.

Orogot’s remarkable performance not only secured him the top spot in the event but also catapulted him to an NCAA-leading time, placing him among the elite ranks of collegiate history with the third-fastest time ever recorded.

In addition to his stellar achievement, Orogot’s feat set multiple records, including the Ugandan national record and the East African record.

Furthermore, his remarkable display of speed also established a new meet record and a University of Alabama school record.

But Orogot’s dominance didn’t stop at the 200m distance. He showcased his versatility and speed by finishing fifth in the men’s 100-meter dash with an impressive time of 10.06 seconds, which also stands as the fourth-fastest time in the school’s history.

Orogot is set to continue his pursuit of excellence as he gears up for the 2024 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminaries scheduled to take place from May 22-25 in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Orogot gained his first experience at international championships in 2021, when he finished fourth in the 200 meter dash at the U20 World Championships in Nairobi in 20.57 s and set a Ugandan national record in the semifinals with 20.37 s.

 He also reached the semifinals in the 100m, where he was eliminated with a time of 10.37s. He represents Uganda at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

In 2023, running for the University of Alabama, he ran 20.20 for 200m indoors to set a world-leading mark in Albuquerque. This mark is an Ugandan record. 

Personal Bests

100 m: 10.35s (+1.4 m/s), 1 July 2021 in Nairobi (Ugandan record)

200 m: 19.90s (+0.6 m/s), 13April 2024 in Tom Jones Invitational.(Ugandan record)


1. Letsile Tebogo (Bostwana)    19.50

2. Frank Fredericks (Namibia).  19.68

3. Clarence Munyai (S. Africa).  19.69

4. Divine Oduduru (Nigeria).       19.73

5. Tarsis Orogot (Uganda).         19.75

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