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Akuoma Omeoga (left), Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere will field the first bobsled team from the continent of Africa at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Adigun attended Evanston and Homewood Flossmoor high schools, where she ran track at both schools.

Akuoma Omeoga (left), Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere will field the first bobsled team from the continent of Africa at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Adigun attended Evanston and Homewood Flossmoor high schools, where she ran track at both schools.

Adigun lit up at the mere mention of Becky McCabe, the girls track and field coach at H F in 2005. Seun that season was a state runner up in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and part of the 1,600 meter relay champion team. She transferred to H F from Evanston, where she ran on a pair of state champion relays and also took seventh in the Class AA 400 in 2003.

“Coach McCabe!” Adigun exclaimed. “I love her. Her and coach (Rob) Assise, and coach Fuzzy (Fernandos Matthews) were like the rock that became a foundation for me into college.

“I didn’t see myself as a track and field athlete, I saw myself as a basketball player. Meeting them and connecting with my best friend Deserea Brown was one of the best things that ever happened to me. That set a direction.”

Even then, Adigun was sending others in positive directions.

“Her attitude and positivity was infectious,” McCabe said. “She was just this amazing, happy go getter. And you knew this was just the beginning.

“Seun was born to make amazing things happen. She was a natural leader. She got along (with everybody) so well and set a great example of being a part of a team and having the right attitude.”

Adigun had a stellar career as a sprinter and hurdler at the University of Houston, winning a bronze medal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The height of her track success came in 2012, when Adigun represented Nigeria at the Summer Olympics in London.

After retiring as a hurdler, Adigun noticed that track athletes were competing in the 2014 Winter Games. She shocked everyone but herself when she decided to embark on a bobsled career.

Adigun was training with Team USA in 2015 when she got an even more dramatic idea. team and the coaches to do something to help the sport grow and bring more continents to the sport,” she said. “It was important to try and help Nigeria get its first Winter Olympians, and also represent the continent of Africa in bobsledding.

“It seemed like it had grown to be so much larger than me at that point. It was almost like a calling from God.”

Seun’s younger brother Femi is an accomplished rap artist. I caught his act recently at Homewood Flossmoor, and got his take on big sister’s accomplishments.

“Our family is super close,” Femi said. “She’s our princess. It’s great to watch so many things happen that she says are going to happen. She just one ups herself every time.”

The time is now for another up.

“To be honest, I think the only thing at this point that’s left to achieve is to finish strong,” Adigun said. “Knowing that I gave every single thing that I could for the past two years to create this team, that’s going to be the only fulfillment necessary.
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