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Chika Nwachukwu
Chika  Nwachukwu

Hometown:
Lawrence, N.J.

High School:
Lawrence

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/01/1998

Experience:
So./So.

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.

2017-18 Indoor: Competed five times in the shot put and recorded a collegiate personal best mark of 13.99 meters while competing in the college section at the Columbia Challenge ... Tallied a mark of 13.40 meters to finish ninth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Opened the season by finishing third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a throw of 13.54 meters ... Came in 10th at the Villanova Invitational (12.68m) and was 16th at the Penn 8-Team Select (11.97m). 

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.

PERSONAL BESTS

Shot Put                 13.99 Meters                 2018 Columbia Challenge

Discus (high school) 51.54 Meters High School
Discus (college) 43.73 Meters 2018 BIG EAST Championships
* high school discus uses a lighter implement

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Discus                   6th                          2018 Outdoor
Shot Put 8th 2018 Outdoor
Discus 8th 2017 Outdoor

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