Nikki Okwelogu
Nikki Okwelogu
Year: Senior
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 

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).

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. 

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