- Ugonna Ndu
- Newark, N.J.
2013: Florida record-holder in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, reaching a new PR of 56.12 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Earned All-America honors outdoors in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay … Nigerian national champion in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles … Will represent her country in the 14th IAAF World Championships.
2012: Ran anchor on 4x400-meter relay teams at NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships to earn All-America honors at both meets…Relay team took eighth at NCAA Indoors (3:34.69) and seventh at NCAA Outdoors (3:32.36)
2011: Ran anchor on 4x400-meter relay teams at NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships to earn All-America honors at both meets…Relay team took 10th at NCAA Indoors (3:35.64) and fifth at NCAA Outdoors (3:30.43).
2010: Fourth in the 100mH at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (4/17) with a time of 14.09 … Also fifth in the 400mH at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic … Placed 11th in the 400mH at the 2010 Pepsi Florida Relays (4/2) with a time of 58.79 … Finished second in the 100mH at the UCF Invitational (3/27) in a personal-best time of 14.03 … Third in the 100mH at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (3/20) … Competed in the pentathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships (2/27), placing 13th overall … Ninth in the 60mH at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/5) … First collegiate meet came at the Texas A&M Challenge (1/30).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Competed for Union High School in Newark, N.J. … Coached by Bill Soriano … Recipient of the Robert O’Dell Track and Field Award … Twice named her country’s athlete of the year … Placed first in the 2009 Meet of Champions in the 100mH … Holds her school’s record in the 400m hurdles, the 4x200m relay, the 4x100m relay, the 4x400m relay and the shuttle-hurdle relay … Was a state champion in four events as a senior … Personal bests of 8.20 (55mH), 14.17 (100mH), 59.30 (400mH), 18-9.5 (LJ).