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 Precious Nwokey
Precious Nwokey

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westbury

Event:
Combined Events


• 2010 All-America Honoree - Pentathlon
• 2009 All-SEC Outdoor Freshman Team - Heptathlon

2010 (Sophomore): Indoor - At the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet claimed a victory in the pentathlon with a score of 3,804 ... At the Virginia Tech Elite meet finished fifth with a mark of 19-08.00/5.99m in the long jump ... Improved her NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the pentathlon to 3,967 at the SEC Indoor Championships while on her way to a third-place finish overall in the event grabbing six points for the team ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships, finished ninth with a personal-best mark 3,985 in the pentathlon to earn All-America honors. Outdoor - At the SEC Outdoor Championships started the heptathlon with four second-place event finishes leading to a Kentucky heptathlon record of 5,543, earning third place overall and collecting six points for the team ... Nwokey's 5,543 points at SEC Championships broke Ashley Trimble's school record in the heptathlon ... Was a part of the 4x400m relay team that set a new school record of 3:35.14 at the 2010 NCAA East Preliminary round that qualified them for a spot in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished 13th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships scoring 5,337 points, which was just shy of her own school record.

2009 (Freshman): Outdoor - Claimed All-Freshman Team honors from the SEC after posting the top finish by a first-year athlete in the heptathlon ... At conference championships, recorded a personal-best heptathlon point total of 4,833 to finish eighth overall in the event and move into fifth place all-time at UK ... Posted personal-best 800m time of 2:18.84 to finish second in the final event ... At Jesse Owens Track Classic, turned in a time of 1:02.25 to finish 11th overall in the 400m hurdles and move into UK's all-time top-10 list at the ninth position ... Ran anchor leg of 4x400m relay squad that turned in a season-best time of 3:42.38 to place fifth overall at Sea Ray Relays ... Member of 4x400m relay that placed sixth overall at SEC Championships in 3:43.27 ... Ran opening leg of eighth-place 4x100m relay at SECs with a time of 45.87 ... At Sea Ray Relays, finished fifth overall in the heptathlon with 4,538 points ... At the Triton Invitational, ran on championship 4x400m relay team clocking in at 3:53.56. Indoor - Notched seventh-best pentathlon total in school history of 3,428 during collegiate debut in the multi-event at the SEC Championships .... Finished 10th overall in the pentathlon, with season-best marks in the high jump and the 60m hurdles ... At McCravy Memorial Meet, competed on third-place 4x400m relay team that posted a season-best time of 3:42.43 ... Ran anchor leg of 4x400m relay that took home seventh place at SEC Championships in a time of 3:42.75 ... Competed in the pentathlon at Alex Wilson Invitational, posting a season-best time in the 800m run and personal-best height in the high jump of 5-5.

High School: Third-ranked U.S. high jumper in 2008 ... Ranked first in the nation for high jump in 2006 ... Member of Texas 5A 4x200m relay state runner-up in 2008 ...Texas 4A high jump state runner-up in 2005 ... Regional 5A champion in 4x100m relay in 2008 ... Regional 4A champion in 4x400m relay in 2005 and long jump as freshman ... Four-time district champ in long jump and high jump ... District 5A champion in 4x100m and 4x200m relays; runner-up in the 400m dash as senior ... Holds three records at Border Olympic Meet in the high jump (5-10), long jump (18-3) and 4x100m relay ... Also record holder in 4x200m relay at Texas State University relays ... Team was two-time Texas 4A state runner-up and two-time regional 4A champs ... Coached by Raasin McIntosh ... Played four years of volleyball and three years of basketball ... Who's Who Among American Students as honor roll student ... Member of Theater Arts program.

Personal: Full name is Precious Ijeoma Nwokey ... Born Apr. 27, 1990 in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Aidan and Philomena Nwokey ... Has four siblings: sisters Chanel and Diane and brothers Dean and MicDaniel ... Nickname is "P-nut" ... Major is kinesiology.

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