Nigerian Young Athlete, Oluwatoni drowns

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Student-athlete, Oluwatoni Onikeku, 20, a
student of the University of Massachusetts,
Lowell, died on Sunday July 12th while
swimming with friends in the Deerfield River in
Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Toni, who was an active member of the campus
community, was a high jumper and sprinter for
the track and field team, the River Hawks, at
the university, where he earned several
medals.
His family left Nigeria when Toni was 7 and
have been living in Fitchburg for 13 years. He
has been described as a well liked teammate,
outstanding athlete, strong student, and an
active member of Student-Athlete Advisory
Council. May his soul rest in perfect peace…

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