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Adaora Anunike
Position: Throws
Year: Junior
Hometown: Galena, Ohio
High School: Olentangy

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2013-14: Indoor: Threw in six meets, competing in both the shot put and weight throw each time … took sixth in the weight throw with a career-best 54-9 1/2 at the Akron Invitational. Outdoor: Competed in six meets … qualified for the NCAA East Region Preliminary meet in the discus, where she took 25th with a toss of 161-5 … set a personal best in the discus with a throw of 166-11 at the All-Ohio Championships … won the discus (158-6) at the RedHawk Invitational.

2012-2013: Competed in shot put and weight throw during the 2012-2013 indoor season...Earned a career-high weight throw of 54-1 at the IPFW Mastodon Opener (Dec.1)...won the discus throw at the Miami Invitational with a mark of 150-5...also earned a personal-best mark of 46-4 in the shot put at the Miami Invitational...later earned a career-high in discuss at the Miami RedHawk Invitational (April 27) with a mark of 154-2....earned a season-high at the Jesse Owens Classic with a hammer throw of 161-8.

2011-12: Competed in four events during her freshman season -- shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw ... only competed in shot put and weight throw during the indoor season, notching personal bests in both at the Ball State Quad (Feb. 17)  with marks of 42-4 in the shot put and 50-10 in the weight throw ... in the first outdoor meet of the season, she notched a hammer throw personal best with a toss of 127-9 at the University of Cincinnati Oliver Nikoloff Invitational ... surpassed her shot put personal record with a first-place put of 44-5 at the RedHawk Invitational (April 28) ... tallied another personal best in the discus at the All-Ohio Championships (April 21) with a throw of 145-6.  

High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at Olentangy High School under head coach Brad Komenda ... served as team captain for three years ... qualified for the state meet three years in a row ... earned All-Ohio Capital Conference three times and all-district two years ... set school records of 41-3 in the shot put and 124-11 in discus ... also played volleyball for four years as a middle hitter, earning two varsity letters, while serving as captain for three years, and played basketball for two years.

Personal: Born on April 20, 1993 in Westerville, Ohio ... daughter of Oby and Osy Anunike ... brother, Kenny, plays football at Duke ... majoring in anthropology.