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Nikki Okwelogu
Nikki Okwelogu
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Clovis West
Position: Throws
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology
House Affiliation: Mather

Personal Bests
Shot Put – 17.32m (I), 17.91m (O)
Discus - 56.75m 

2015-16
Olympian with Nigeria in the shot put … First team All-America (outdoor shot put) … Second team All-America (outdoor discus) … USTFCCCA All-America first team (SP) … All-Ivy League first team (outdoor SP, discus) ... All-Ivy League first team (SP, discus) … USTFCCCA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year (outdoor) … All-Ivy League first team (indoor SP) … Winter Academic All-Ivy League … Spring Academic All-Ivy … Placed first in the Ivy League Outdoor Championships in the shot put and discus with throws of 17.14 meters and 55.06 meters, respectively … Threw 17.91 (career-best) meters in the shot put and 54.75 meters in the discus at the outdoor NCAA Division Preliminary Round … Threw 16.91 meters in the shot put and 53.90 meters in the discus at the outdoor NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships … Had a career-best throw in the outdoor discus at the African Championships, winning the event with a toss of 186-2.25 (56.75m). She also took second in the shot put with a mark of 56-0 (17.07m).

2014-15
Indoor track All-American for shot put … Broke school shot put record with a throw of 17.12m at the indoor Heps … USTFCCCA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year … Set a new Ancient Eight outdoor record in shot put with a throw of 56-10 (17.32m) … Threw the second-longest discuss toss of 176-5 (53.78m) in conference history … Became the first woman in Ivy history to throw the shot put over 56 feet … Named the Field Athlete of the Meet at the outdoor Heps … Earned first team All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships … First team All-Ivy League in shot put and discus … Finished fifth in shot put with a distance of 55-2.25 (16.82m) at NCAA East Prelims … Recipient of the Women’s Most Outstanding Performer Award, the HY Track Prize, and the Little Shot Put Award. 

2013-14
Nigerian National Champion in the shot put and holds the Ivy League record in the discus with a toss of 53.31m (174-11), also thrown at the event … Broke the school record with a distance of 16.05m in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary Round … Ivy League champion in the shot put at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships … Earned silver in the discus at the event … Broke the school record with a distance of 51.14m in the discus throw at the UCSD Triton Invitational … Won the shot put event at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships with a throw of 15.31. 

Before Harvard

Personal Bests

Shot Put – 48’ 10”
Discus – 168’ 4” 

Member of the Nigerian world track team  … Helped team to TRAC league championship and central section championship as a freshman, taking second in shot put and third in discuss in league championships … Helped team repeat as TRAC and central section champions as a sophomore and saw team take third at Nike National Team Championships … Won the discus and placed second in shot put in league championship meet as a sophomore … Finished first at the TRAC league championship and at the Northern Area Qualifier in both discuss and shot put as a junior and senior … Also placed first in both shot put and discus at the Central section championships as a senior … Ranked second in the U.S. in discus and fifth in the shot put as a senior … Also played basketball for Clovis West … Member of Clovis West math team, science fair and National Honor Society

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