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Women's Track & Field

 
Nneoma Edokobi
Nneoma Edokobi
Height: 5-8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
High School: Richard Montgomery
Position: Throws

2014 Outdoor: Won a silver medal in the shot put and finished sixth in the hammer throw at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Earned the second-place finish in the shot put with a career-best toss of 13.32m (43’8.5”) which ranks as the fourth-best throw in school history… Also recorded a career-best in the hammer throw at the conference meet with a heave of 44.75m (146’10”), the sixth-best toss in program history… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Placed fourth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… Posted a career-best toss of 12.91m (42’4.25”) in the shot put at the Bison Opener at Bucknell to move up to seventh in the UMBC record book… Recorded a top career throw of 15.26m (50’0.75) in the weight throw at the Terrapin Invitational, the sixth-best toss in program history… Won the shot put competition at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games at The Armory and was then named the America East Female Field Athlete of the Week on Feb. 18.

2013 Outdoor: Placed fourth in the shot put at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships with a career-best toss of 12.08m (39’7.75”)… Her mark sits as the seventh-best in UMBC history… Also recorded her best hammer toss of the season at the conference meet at Binghamton, placing 12th with a distance of 36.55m (126’6”), the ninth-best in program history... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2012-13 Indoor: Won a bronze medal in the shot put at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships… Set a personal-best with a toss of 12.87m (42’2.75”) to claim third-place and jump to seventh in the UMBC record book at the time… Also finished seventh in the weight throw competition at the conference meet in Boston.

Background: Helped lead Richard Montgomery to the 2011-12 4A Divisional Championship... Indoor and outdoor regional champion in 2011 and 2012... A four-year honor roll student.

Personal: Daughter of Emmanuel and Edna Edokobi... Has two siblings, Nnamdi and Ozioma... Brother, Nnamdi, competed for the UMBC track and field team... Plans to major in biology... Born Dec. 30, 1994.

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