On Nwachukwu: An up-and-coming member of the Wildcats throwing group ... Top event is the discus, in which he was a BIG EAST scorer last season ... Has a wealth of potential as he continues growing within the Villanova program ... Capable of being a BIG EAST scorer and a contributor to the team during meets.
2017 Outdoor: Scored a team point at the BIG EAST Championships with an eighth place finish in the discus ... Threw for a distance of 40.43 meters at the conference meet to record his second-best mark of the season ... Had a season-best mark of 43.15 meters in a 14th place finish at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Came in second in the discus at the Haverord Invitational (36.97m) and recorded a mark of 38.12 meters at the Lions Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season by finishing 15th in the shot put with a throw of 11.88 meters and 18th in the discus (38.80m) at the Penn Challenge.
2016-17 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he finished fourth in the shot put with a personal best mark of 13.07 meters ... Came in 13th in the shot put at the Villanova Open with a mark of 12.00 meters.
Lawrence High School: Earned three varsity letters in outdoor track & field, as well as two letters indoors … School record holder in the discus with a personal best mark of 51.54 meters … Finished seventh in the event at the New Jersey Meet of Champions … Earned all-area honors in the discus and was the Mercer County champion.
Personal: Born 10/1/98 in Trenton, N.J. … One of four children of Simon and Ijeoma Nwachukwu … Siblings are Chigozie (22), Chidinma (20) and Ekene (14) … Hobbies include dance … Has spent time volunteering at a soup kitchen … Chose to attend Villanova because of the welcoming community, the school spirit on campus and the strength of the Engineering program … Majoring in Computer Engineering.
Shot Put 13.54 Meters 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
Discus (high school) 51.54 Meters High School
Discus (college) 43.15 Meters 2017 Sam Howell Invitational
* high school discus uses a lighter implement