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KELECHI NWANAGA

Player profile

position
Javelin
year
Junior
hometown
Umuoriehi Isingwu, Nigeria
high school
Olobo Premier
other college
UMBC

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Junior transfer from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) by way of Nigeria…was a 2018 first-team All-American in the javelin, placing fourth at NCAA Championships…holds Nigerian national record in the javelin at 58.15 meters (190-9)…2019 All-African Games and 2018 African Senior Championship gold medalist.

Personal

Holds the UMBC school and facility records as well as the America East Conference javelin record…two-time conference javelin champion and also a scorer in the shot put…has represented Nigeria on the world stage…was 2015 African Junior Championship silver medalist and All-African Games junior gold medalist…as an emerging talent won Discovery of the Year Award…missed second consecutive trip to NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2019 by one centimeter…plans to major in economics at FSU…born Dec. 24, 1997.