Photos from day one of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean Breeze.
As a Sophomore (2015-16): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Earned All-BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Team honors in the long jump including the individual BIG EAST long jump indoor title … Indoor Track- Triple Jump: Finished third in a personal-best mark of 11.17 meters at the Great Dane Classic (Jan. 16) … took home five top-five finishes including three gold medals in this event … hit a personal-best mark of 5.85 meters to finish third at the Terrier Classic (Jan. 29) … took home the BIG EAST Individual Title (Feb. 26) with a mark of 5.69 meters … Outdoor Track- Long Jump: took home a gold medal at the Outdoor Mets (April 9) in a personal-best mark of 5.70 meters … grabbed All-BIG EAST honors with a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) with a mark of 5.58 meters.
As a Freshman (2014-15): Indoor Track – Long Jump: began her freshman year with a gold medal winning performance at the STJ Bill Ward Meet in which she jumped 5.48 meters (Dec. 8) … won gold again in the long jump at her very next meet, the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet, in which she jumped 5.70 meters (Jan. 9) … took home a silver medal at the NYC Metropolitan Championships with a season best mark of 5.70 meters (Feb. 5-6) … finished fourth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a mark of 5.45 meters (Feb. 28-March 1) … Triple Jump: In her first time jumping triple jump as a member of St. John’s she took home a bronze medal at the STJ Bill Ward Meet with a mark of 10.63 meters (Dec. 8) … won a gold medal at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet with a mark of 11.24 meters (Jan. 9) … finished sixth at the NYC Metropolitan Championships after jumping 11.11 meters (Feb. 5-6) … Outdoor Track - 200-meters: set a season best time of 27.21 at the USMMA 7-Way Meet to take home a bronze medal in the 200-meters (April 12) … Long Jump: won a bronze medal at the Tom Farrell Classic with a jump of 5.47 meters (May 1-2) … finished sixth overall at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a mark of 5.52 meters (May 8-9)
At Valley Stream North: Set school records in the long and triple jumps ... named her high school's Athlete of the Year as a senior while serving as team captain ... won a long jump state title at the 2013 NYS Championships with a jump of 18'3.25" while also earning all-state honors in the triple jump ... helped Valley Stream North win a Nassau County indoor championship as a senior ... achieved a triple jump personal best of 38'6" and clocked a career-best 300-meter dash time of 44.69 seconds.
Personal: Daughter of Ijeoma and Chukwunenye Onuoha ... born in Aba, Nigeria ... has three siblings; Miracle, Chizuruoke and Samuel ... hobbies include reading, sleeping and watching TV ... can bake a cake from scratch ... likes to pray before competing ... names her parents as the most influential people in her athletic career.