AT MAJOR MEETS
2010 C-USA Indoor, 2nd high jump, 2.00m/6-6.75
2010 C-USA Outdoor, 6th high jump, 2.05m/6-8.75
2010 C-USA Outdoor, 16th, long jump, 6.26m/20-6.5
2011 C-USA Indoor, 6th high jump, 2.00m/6-6.75
2011 C-USA Outdoor, 6th high jump, 1.98m/6-6
High Jump, 2.00m/6-6.75, C-USA Indoor
Long Jump, 6.35m/20-10, Texas A&M Challenge
High Jump, 2.06m/6-9, 2010 Duckett/Rice Twilight
Long Jump, 6.82m/22-4, 2010 Victor Lopez Classic
Indoor: Posted high jump mark of 1.94m/6-4.25 at Houston Indoor Invitational... Placed 10th in high jump (1.99m/6-6.25) at Howie Ryan All-Comers... Placed sixth with a season-best mark of 2.00m/6-6.75 at C-USA Indoor.
Outdoor: Placed fifth in high jump (2.05m/6-8.75) at Victor Lopez Classic... Third in high jump (2.00m/6-6.75) at SFA Alumni Invitational... Placed seventh in high jump (1.98m/6-6) at J.Fred Duckett Twilight... Placed sixth in high jump (1.98m/6-6) at C-USA Outdoor.
Indoor: Finished second in high jump at C-USA Indoor with a mark of 2.00m/6-6.75... 13th in high jump with a mark of 1.99m/6-6.25 at Houston Indoor Invitational... Placed seventh at Texas A&M Challenge in high jump (1.95m/6-4.75) and 17th in long jump (6.35m/20-10).
Outdoor: Placed second in high jump (2.05m/6-8.75) and seventh in long jump (6.82m/22-4.5) at Victor Lopez Classic... Fifth in the long jump (6.66m/21-10.25) and sixth in high jump (1.95m/6-4.75) at UTEP Invitational... Third in high jump (1.95m/6-4.75) at Michael Johnson Classic... Placed fourth in high jump (2.06m/6-9) at Duckett/Rice Twilight and 13th in long jump (6.59m/21-7.5)... Placed sixth in high jump (2.05m/6-8.75) and 16th in long jump (6.26m/20-6.5)... 11.42 in 100m at UTEP Invitational.
2009 graduate of Normal University High School... Competed for the Pioneers under coaches Lester Hampton and Keith Lowell... In 2006, captured the USATF Illinois State high jump title... Member of 4x100m relay team that qualified for the 2007 IHSA state meet... In 2008, runner-up in high jump for AAU Illinois State... Second place in high jump and long jump in the Cornbelt Conference... Placed 13th at AAU Junior Olympics for high jump... As a senior in 2009, placed seventh in long jump at the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor state meet... Cornbelt Conference high jump champion, IHSA 2A state high jump champion and record holder... Team was Cornbelt Conference runner-up in 2008 and 2009... Also, 2009 IHSA sectional and district champions and placed sixth at the 2009 IHSA 2A State Meet... Academic Honor Roll for three years in a row and member of class senate.
Full Name: Ikechi Mbanefo Nnamani... Born: Oct. 27, 1990... Parents: Chika (father) and Uzo (mother) Nnamani (two sisters, one brother)... Older sister Ogonna, played volleyball at Stanford from 2001-2005 and won the NCAA championship in 2001 and 2005... Also played for the USA volleyball team in the 2004 Athens Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics... Other older sister, Nji Nnamani also played volleyball at Stanford from 2003-2007 and won the national championship in 2005, and placed second in 2006 and 2007... Older brother, Nnameka Nnamani ran track for Illinois State (2005-08). College: Baker.
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