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Morton Amaechi

400 meters Hurdles NCAA Championships 2012Atlanta, GA
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Amaechi Morton (born October 30, 1989) is an American-born track and field 400-meter hurdler who competes for Nigeria. He was the 2012 400 m hurdles gold medallist at the NCAA Championships and the African Championships. He has a personal record of 48.79 seconds for the event.

Morton was born in Atlanta, Georgia to a Nigerian mother of Igbo descent, Nkem Sabena Obiekwe.[1] He holds dual American/Nigerian citizenship.[2] He attended Riverwood High School and while there he broke the school records in the 400 m hurdles and the 400-meter dash, as well as finishing second at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympics.[3] He gained an athletic scholarship at Stanford University and began competing for the Stanford Cardinals in 2009.[1]