Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Parkdale HS



2017 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at three events in the 800m…placed 6th (2:20.04) at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…also took 6th (2:16.77) at the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…placed 10th (2:18.31) during the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5).

2017 Indoor: Competed at two events…4x400m relay team finished 7th (3:58.99) and also won the 600m (1:40.91) at the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…member of the 8th place 4x400m relay team (4:12.88) at the Wesley A. Brown Women’s Invitational.

2016 Outdoor: Competed at two events...ran the 800m and 4x400 relay...went season-best 2:25.85 in the 800 at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...4x400 relay squad crossed line in 3:56.86 at Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...went 2:31.83 in the 800 at Morgan State. 

2016 Indoor: Competed at the Terrapin Invitational in the 600, finishing sixth in the field with a time of 1:39.48 

Before Maryland: Competed for Parkdale High School…named the school’s 2015 Athlete of the Year…won a state, regional and county championship in the 800m in 2015…also notched a 4x800m regional championship…took home an 800m county championship and 4x800m regional championship in 2014…placed second in the 2014 Maryland Indoor State Championships in the 500m…finished fourth in the State Championship 800m as a sophomore and third as a junior…in competed in multiple cross country state championship races…lists her personal bests as 57.45 (400m), 76.89 (500m) and 2:14 (800m)…received the Minds in Motion Scholar Athlete Award in 2015.

Personal: Daughter of Dominic and Ijeoma Onwukwe…has two siblings, Chimdiya and Chizu…was her high school graduating class Valedictorian…earned honor roll status in high school…president of the Parkdale National Honor Society…volunteered at the Doctors Community Hospital and the Home Away From Home Elderly Care Center…helped at the So Others Might Eat Annual Trot for Hunger. 

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