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Chioma Amaechi
Position: Throws
Other Position: Shot Put-Discus-Hammer
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: San Francisco Calif.
High School: Lincoln HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • School record holder in weight throw
  • Won MPSF Championship in 2014 in the weight throw
  • Rates among the school's all-time top-10 performers in the shot put and hammer
  • An accomplished weightlifter who has competed on three international teams, including the Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the 2009 Youth Pan Am Games

Chioma Amaechi’s TFRRS Profile (for top performances and meet results)

2013: Made her sophomore season debut at the Cherry & Silver Classic in Albuquerque on 1/18 and claimed the event title for weight throw with a then-PR of 60-3.00 (18.36m) … Then set a new PR in the shot put with a mark of 49-10.00 (15.19m) on day two of the meet, placing third … Won the individual titles for both the weight throw and shot put at the UW Invitational on 1/26 … Set a then-school record on the weight throw with a toss of 67-2.00 (20.47m) and set another new PR in the shot, with a throw of 52-6.50 (16.01m) … Posted a mark of 61-4.75 (18.71m) in the weight throw at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational on 2/8 in Albuquerque, finishing eighth and 51-6.25 (15.70m) in the shot put, also placing her eighth … Placed eighth at the MPSF Indoor Championships in Seattle on 2/22 in the weight throw with a mark of 58-9.25 (17.91m) and 11th in the shot put with a mark of 46-8.75 (14.24m) … Placed fourth at the UW Final Qualifier on 3/1 in the weight throw with a toss of 62-4.50 (19.01m) … Won the individual shot put title in her outdoor season debut at the Johnny Mathis Invitational in San Francisco with a mark of 45-2.25 (13.77m) and also finished second in the discus with a throw of 141-3 (43.05m) and third in the hammer with a toss of 164-8 (50.19m) … Posted a mark of 46-2.00 (14.07m) in the shot put at the Stanford Invitational on 3/29 … Won the shot put event at the Tri-Meet against Michigan and Virginia on 4/6 with a mark of 49-11.25 (15.22m), placed second in the hammer with a throw of 178-4 (54.35m) and finished third in the discus with a toss of 153-10 (46.90m) … Finished second in the shot put at The Big Meet on 4/20 with a mark of 50-4.50 (15.35m), third in the hammer with a throw of 172-5 (52.55m) and third in the discus with a toss of 134-6 (41.01m) … Won the shot put event at the Brutus Hamilton Open on 4/26 with a throw of 50-4.75 (15.36m) and claimed fourth in the hammer with a mark of 182-9 (55.71m) … Finished second in the shot put at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford on 4/28 with a mark of 49-7.25 (15.12m) and sixth in the hammer with a throw of 178-4 (54.37m) … Finished in sixth place in the shot put at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles with a mark just shy of her PR in the event with a toss of 52-3.75 (15.94m) … Placed 14th in the discus with a throw of 132-10 (40.48m) on day two of the Pac-12’s … Finished 28th at the NCAA West Prelims in the shot put with a mark of 50-9.25 (15.47m).  

2012: Redshirted during her second year on campus.

2011: Quickly established herself as one of the top throwers at Cal and completed her freshman year ranked among the school's all-time top 10 performers in both the shot put and hammer ... at the Pac-10 Championships, took seventh in the shot (48-2.50) and 10th in the hammer (175-1) ... set a PR of 49-7.25 in the shot put at the Payton Jordan Invitational, which rates eighth in Cal history ... sixth on Cal's all-time hammer throw list with a best of 189-2, also at the Payton Jordan meet ... during the indoor season, was the MPSF runner-up in the weight throw after a 59-4.25 effort. 

High School: Second in the state meet in the shot put with a mark of 47-1.75 ... captured the Meet of Champions (44-7.00) ... also qualified for the state championships in the discus, with a best of 134-10, but did not reach the final ... PRs are 48-11 in the shot put and 149-7 in the discus.

Personal: Born March 2, 1992 ... Parents are Chard and Christina Amaechi ... Would like to become a teacher ... Double major in African-American studies and Political Sciences major with a minor in Education ... Tutors for the Student Learning Center … Enjoys singing and working with kids.

Career Best Marks
Event                       Mark                              Date
Shot Put                 52-11.50i (16.14m)      Feb. 15, 2014
Discus                   153-10 (46.90m)          April 6, 2013
Hammer                189-2 (57.65m)            May 2, 2011
Weight Throw        71-4.25i (21.75m)       Feb. 14, 2014

 

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