VIDEO: Ngozi Nweke Throwing Strong This Season
Mean Green Compete In C-USA Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25
Senior Ngozi Nweke explains the art of throwing the weight throw and her record breaking season.
DENTON – Senior Ngozi Nweke already has broken a school record this season but has her sights set on a top finish at the Conference USA Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25 held in Birmingham, Ala.
Nweke enters the C-USA Championships fourth in the weight throw with her school record mark of 17.70 meters set at the Houston Indoors this past season.
“Wanting to do better has pushed me a lot to really watch other throwers and implement that myself to be a better thrower,” Nweke said. “So last year to this season, I think my confidence and eagerness to do better help me improve this year.”
The Carrolton product already has four top five finishes, including two second place finishes in the weight throw event. Only three competitors have thrown a longer distance entering the C-USA championships.
Entering the final indoor meet of the season, both teams are coming off strong performances at the Herm Wilson Invitational two weeks ago. The men’s team came in second and the women’s squad was third.
On the men’s side, senior Eddie Wilcox is fourth in the high jump with his best mark coming at the Herm Wilson Invitational at 2.13 meters. Classmate Bryce McAndrew has the third best mile time at 4:04.00 set at the Herm Wilson.
Junior Dominique Drayden has the fifth best long jump at 7.20m after setting that mark at the Herm Wilson Invitational. Senior Riley Donovan is fourth in the men’s weight throw with a 17.37m mark.
In the sprints, freshman Justin Joe set his fastest time of 6.81 seconds in the 60 meter dash at the Houston Indoors. Joe enters the C-USA Championships seventh and teammate Collin Heard is 11th with a time of 6.92. In the 200 meter dash, Herd has the second fastest time of 21.18 and senior Connor Bey has the 10th best at 21.72.
The women’s team will have a bunch of strong contenders with junior Jazmine Martin holding the sixth best triple jump at 12.55 meters. In the 800 meter run, freshman Baylee Nelson enters with her best time of 2:14.42 which is sixth best in the C-USA. Sophomore Susannah Lynch is eight in the 800m and classmate Victoria Junious is 10th.
Sophomore Christina Moralez ran the eighth fastest mile time at 4:57.97 and senior Susie Kemper is not far behind in 10th at 4:59.45.
Senior Nadiyah El-Amin will look to earn points in the 60 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. El-Amin sits eighth in the 60m at 7.59 and seventh in the 200m with a time of 24.68.
Both teams hope to improve upon their finishes from last season where the men’s team came in fifth and the women’s placed fourth.