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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Ije Iheoma

CLASS
Fr./Fr.
Hometown
Holland, Pa.
School
Council Rocks South
GENEVIEVE LACAZE

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Graduated from Council Rock South High School … High school track team was an interesting story … There were just two members on her team her senior year, Iheoma and a pole vaulter … Despite having only two people on the team, Council Rock South finished at second at the state championship meet … Won the 200m and 400m individual Pennsylvania state titles her senior year … Holds her school’s high school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and the mile, as well as the 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m, sprint medley and distance medley relays … Part of a national-record setting 4x800m relay (8:53) as part of the United Stars Track Club … Club coach was Kenny Abney …   Finished first at the Junior Nationals in the 4x800 and second in the 4x400 … Personal bests of: 200m (24.17), 400m (54.41), and 800m (2:08) … Earned varsity letters in field hockey as a freshman and sophomore and was selected to play on a competitive soccer travel team.

 

BEYOND THE STATS: Born Ijeoma Ndidi Iheoma on May 8, 1990 in Holland, Pa. … Parents are Jude and Doris Ijeoma … Father is a psychologist and mother is a computer analyst … Has one brother, Ikenna (20) … Brother plays football at Williams College … Chose Florida because everything seemed perfect to her – the coaches, the people, the campus and academics … Enjoys cooking and cleaning … Track athlete she most admires is Allyson Felix because of her determination as an athlete … Contemplating a major in communication … Has had her poetry published in a book comprised of poems by Pennsylvania high school students … Chose Florida over Penn State and Maryland.

 

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