- Ije Iheoma
- Holland, Pa.
- Council Rocks South
200m: 24.93, 2009 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 56.41, 2009 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
400m: 55.33, 2009 UCF Black and Gold Challenge, Orlando, Fla.
2009 AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in 11 meets her freshman season (seven outdoor, four indoor) … Placed second in the 400-meter dash at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (55.33) … Recorded a collegiate-best mark in the 400m at the Tyson Invitational (56.41) … Charted a collegiate-best time in the 200m at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational (24.93) … Made Florida debut at the Kentucky Invitational … Also part of UF’s 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays.
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.
MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences