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Kelechi Nwanaga

Kelechi Nwanaga - Women's Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

position
Javelin
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year
Senior
hometown
Umuoriehi Isingwu, Nigeria
high school
Olobo Premier

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Performance Profile

Javelin 55.06m

HONORS

  • 2022 First Team All-ACC (Outdoor) – Javelin
  • 2022 Recipient of the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F All-American – Javelin
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F All-ACC 1st Team – Javelin
  • 2021 Outdoor Javelin ACC Champion
  • 2021 Outdoor T&F Academic All-ACC Team

2022

Outdoor: Finished third in the javelin (52.10m) at the ACC Championships…Picked up another win the javelin with a mark of 53.43m at the UNF Invitational…Threw 46.39m in the javelin at the Crimson Tide Invitational…Earned fifth in Javelin Throw (51.98m) at UF Tom Jones Memorial Invitational…Finished third in the javelin at the Florida Relays with a mark of 51.77m…Won the javelin at the FSU Relays with a personal best mark of 55.06m…Placed first in Javelin Throw (52.84m) at the Tiger Track Classic

2021

Outdoor: Opened season at the USF Bulls Invite winning the JT (52.50m)…third in JT (52.92m) at FSU Relays…at Pepsi Florida Relays placed second in the JT (54.43m)…finished 11th in the JT (38.86m) at the North Florida Invite…at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships became Javelin ACC Champion with a personal best mark of 54.93m…qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round placing fourth in the JT (58.33m)…advanced to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships finished eighth overall in the JT with a mark of 54.19m.

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.