Maryland Track & Field BIO
Chioma Onyekwere


2015 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the shot put and discus…took third in the shot put (52’ 10”), seventh in the discus (163’ 4”) and 19th in the hammer throw (161’ 7”) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5/15-17)…won the discus (156’ 11”) and placed second in the shot put (49’ 2.5”) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/1)…won the discus (166’ 1”) and finished second in the hammer throw (162’ 0”) at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/17)…threw the second best shot put toss in Maryland history (50’ 6.25”) to finish first at the Sam Howell Invitational (4/3-4)…also won the discus (167’ 9”) at the same event…won the shot put (48’ 1.25”) and placed second in the hammer throw (165’ 10”) and the discus (138’ 9”) at the Maryland Invitational (3/28)…captured the show put title (49’ 11.25”) and placed second in the hammer throw (157’ 8”) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational.

2015 Indoor Track: Earned All-Big Ten honors…Competed at six meets and finished the season as the Terps’ top thrower…tossed a season-best 52’ 8.25”, the second-best mark in Maryland history, to finish second at the Big Ten Indoor Championship, (2/28)…threw 58” 1.25” to place 12th in the weight throw at the same event…won the shot put (52’ 1.25”) and the weight throw (62’ 5”) at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness (2/12)…her weight throw mark was the fifth best in Maryland history…took fourth in the shot put (49’ 8.5”) at the Armory Track Invitational (1/30)…placed second at the Tiger Open in both the weight throw and shot put (1/24)…captured the shot put title at the Terrapin Invitational (1/17) and Penn State Relays (1/10).

2014 Outdoor Track: Season-best 52.11.00 in the shot put was good enough for 13th at the NCAA East Prelims and was the second best throw in school history...finished sixth at the ACC Outdoor Championships (50-10.25)...won the Sam Howell Invitational (49-11.75) and the Maryland Invitational (49-09.25)...notched a runner-up finish at the Kehoe Twilight (49-04.25)...won the UTEP Springtime Meet (48-06.75)...season-best in the discus came at the Kehoe Twilight and was good enough for a second-place finish (146-10)...placed 10th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (139-03)...claimed the Maryland Invitiatonal title (134-05).

2014 Indoor Track: Notched a season-best mark in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships to place ninth (50-05.25)...finished second at the Layfaette/Rider Winter Games (49-11.75)...won the Penn State Relays title (49-08.50)...captured the Terrapin Invitational title with a throw of 49-02.25...also won at Navy Multi-Mix Madness (46-02.00) and the Lions Invitational (46-00.75)...recorded a runner-up finish at the Hokie Invitational (48-04.00)...season-best in the 20-pound weight throw came at the Penn State Relays, good enough for a second place finish (57-09.50)...won the Terrapin Invitational (57-01.50)...finished 11th at the ACC Indoor Invitational (56-06.00)...placed fifth at the Hokie Invitational (56-04.50)...notched a 13th-place finish at the Doc Hale VT Elite (56-03.75)...finished second at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games (55-11.00)...won Navy Multi-Mix Madness (53-00.75)...placed fourth at the Lions Invitational (52-10.00).

2013 Outdoor Track: Season-best mark in the shot put at UCF Invitational where she placed 3rd and recorded the fourth-best mark in Maryland outdoor history (49-10.50)… Season-best mark in the discus at ACC Championships where she placed 9th and recorded the fifth-best mark in Maryland outdoor history (143-01)…Placed 2nd at Kehoe Twilight in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 143-05…Placed 13th in the same event at ACC Championships (142-07).

2013 Indoor Track: Recorded a season best and ECAC qualifying throw in the shot put at ACC Championships (49-08.25)...Placed 5th... Placed in the top six in the event in all meets this season.
Before Maryland: Four-year standout at James W. Robinson High School...Two-time district record holder in the shot put...All-Met Honorable Mention...Two year district champion...Regional champion in 2011 and 2012...Third in the state in 2012 and fifth in nationals...Third in the state in 2011...Also played club soccer in Fairfax where she was named best defensive player and most valuable player.

Personal: Parents are Chima and Scholar ... Nickname is Cici...Has four siblings - Emeka, Kay, Chima, and Dinma...Currently enrolled in college of letters & sciences ... Chose Maryland for the family aspect of the team...Volunteers every summer helping teach children in Nigeria.
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