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Chioma Amaechi
Position: Throws
Other Position: Shot Put-Discus-Hammer
Year: Junior
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

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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