Brittany Okon
Brittany Okon
Height: 5'2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: Pelham Prep Academy
Major: Health Education

Season: 2nd

2015: Competed in six meets and finished in the top ten of her events eight times, including 3rd in 100M at the ECC Championships...earned a career best in 200m (26.49) and Long Jump (5.24M)...she was also part of the 4x100 Relay team that placed 1st overall.

2014: Competed in the 100m, 200m, and long jump for the Firebirds...came in 4th at the ECC Championships in the 100m with a time of 12.78s...finished first with a career-best time of 12.52s in the 100m at the 2014 Tribe Invitational (3/21)...also set her career-best in the 200m at the Tribue Invitational with a time of 26.76s.

High School: Attended Pelham Prep Academy where she competed in the Long Jump, 55M, 100M and various relay teams under head coach Yvonne Torrente...was named the Athlete of the Year her junior year, was crowned Borough Champion in the Long Jump and took 2nd place at the NYC Championships her senior year.

Personal: Daughter of Okokon and Ourla Okon...Health Education major with career goal of becoming a physical therapist...enjoys listening to music and texting...likes to watch gymnastics and swimming...her favorite athletes are Allyson Felix, Brittnet Reese, Shelley-Ann Fraser and Carmelita Jeten...her favorite movies are Cool Runnings, Waist Deep, Project X, and Love & Basketball...her favorite tv shows are Love & Hip Hop, Housewives of Atlanta and Spongebob Squarepants...favorite music artists are Aidonia, Konshens, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj...favorite websites are Facebook and Instagram...chose UDC for its friendly environment and caring staff...favorite thing about DC is "it's a mini version of NYC - a home away from home"...dream as a college athlete is to become an All-American...greatest athletic influence is Shelly-Ann Fraser and Carmelita Jeten.