Uche Ugwunze

Uche  Ugwunze

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McKinney, Texas

High School:
McKinney North HS

Height:
6-2

Event:
Throws


05/13/2018

Maher Wins C-USA Javelin Title

Owls place fourth as a team

05/11/2018

Seven Up: Filip Wins C-USA Decathlon

Senior's 7th career C-USA title; five Owls earn all-conference honors

05/04/2018

Owls Distance Runners Lead the Way

Final tuneup for C-USA Championships

04/21/2018

Men's T&F Excels in Throws at Duckett

Maher, Riddle, Ugwunze all notch victories

04/12/2018

Men's Track & Field Midseason Review

Where the Owls stand at the halfway point

Ugwunze's TFRRS Results

*School record holder in weight throw.

Rice All Time Ranking (as of January 1, 2018)
(Indoors)
Weight Throw-1st 
Shot Put-5th 
(Outdoors)
Hammer Throw-3rd 
Discus-16th 
Shot Put-9th

AT MAJOR MEETS
2015 C-USA Indoor- 11th, Weight Throw, 15.65m (51-4.25)
2015 C-USA Indoor- 9th, Shot Put, 14.31m (46-11.5)
2015 C-USA Outdoor – 7th, Shot Put, 15.85m (52-0.00)
2015 C-USA Outdoor – 13th, Discus, 45.04m (147-9.00)
2015 C-USA Outdoor – 10th, Hammer Throw, 50.64m (166-2.00)
2016 C-USA Indoor – 6th, Shot Put, 15.70m (51-6.25)
2016 C-USA Indoor – 7th, Weight Throw, 16.59m (54-5.25)
2016 C-USA Outdoor – 11th, Shot Put, 12.67m (41-7.00)
2016 C-USA Outdoor – 9th, Discus Throw, 43.13m (141-6)
2016 C-USA Outdoor – 3rd, Hammer Throw, 54.86m (180-0)
2017 C-USA Indoor – 6th, Shot Put, 15.70m (51-6.25)
2017 C-USA Indoor – 3rd, Weight Throw, 19.64m (64-5)-School Record
2017 C-USA Outdoor – 4th, Shot Put, 12.67m (41-7.00)
2017 C-USA Outdoor – 9th, Discus Throw, 43.13m (141-6)
2017 C-USA Outdoor – 4th, Hammer Throw, 54.86m (180-0)
2017 NCAA West Preliminaries-33rd, Hammer Throw, 60.45 (198-4)

PERSONAL BESTS
(Indoor)
Shot Put – 16.38m (53-8.75), Howie Ryan Invite, UH (2/10/17)
Weight Throw- 19.64m (64-5.25), C-USA Indoor Championships (2/17/17) School Record
(Outdoor)
Shot Put- 16.59m (54-5), C-USA Outdoor (5/13/17)
Discus- 48.39m (158-9), C-USA Outdoor (5/14/17)
Hammer- 61.90m (203-1), Texas Invitational (4/15/17)

2016-17
Indoor: 
Finished in third at the Houston Alumni Invitational after a weight throw of 18.84m...at the Howie Ryan Invitational, earned a third place finish in the shot put after a mark of 16.38m...earned All-Conference honors in the weight throw competition after finishing third at the C-USA Indoor Championships and setting a new career best with a 19.64m throw. Outdoor: Finished second at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational after having a hammer throw of 61.03m...set a career best in the hammer throw after marking 61.90m at the Texas Invitational...finished fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a hammer throw of 61.60m, earning himself a place in the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminary Round.

2015-16
Indoor: Placed sixth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Earned C-USA All-Conference honors with a third place finish at the C-USA Championships in the hammer throw...also placed second in the hammer throw at both the J. Fred Duckett Twilight and the Tom Tellez Invitational. 

2014-15
Indoor: Placed 6th in the shot put (14.33m) at the Aggie Invitational...7th in weight throw at Houston Tune Up. Outdoor: Threw a season-best 51.29 in the hammer to place 3rd at the UTEP Invitational...also finished 4th in the shot put and discus at the UTEP Invitational. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from and threwat McKinney North HS for head coach Melvin Crosby ... varsity starter three years ... senior stats of 170'3" in the discus and 52'3" in the shot put ... also played football for three years on varsity for head coach Mike Fecci ... was an all-district offensive lineman and part of a team that was district and bi-district champions.

PERSONAL
Full Name: Uche Christopher Ugwunze ... Parents: Onyema and Ngozi Ugwunze (one brother/two sisters) ... Major: Kinesiology (Bio Chem minor)... College: Will Rice.

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