Arinze Okeke
Arinze Okeke
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hawthorne, Calif.
High School: California Academy of Math and Science
Position: Jumps
Major: Biological Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
LJ - 23', 2.75" (7.08m)
TJ - 48', 11" (14.91m)

Outdoor:
LJ - 23', 1.25" (7.04m)
TJ - 48', 7.5" (14.82m)

2016-17: NEWMAC Champion (Triple Jump)... NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team (Long Jump)... New England All-Region (Outdoor - Triple Jump)... CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (Track/XC)... CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American... CoSIDA Academic All-District... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in seven meets... Was fifth in the triple jump at the D3 New England Outdoor Championship with a jump of 46 feet, 1.5 inches... Won the NEWMAC Championship in the triple jump at 46 feet, 1.5 inches and was second in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 11.75 inches.

2015-16: All-American (Indoor - Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... USTFCCCA Division III New England Indoor Field Athlete of the Year ... USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (3/28) ... New England Division III Indoor Championship Field MVP ... CoSIDA Academic All-American ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... USTFCCCA All-Region (Indoor - Long Jump, Triple Jump; Outdoor - Long Jump; Triple Jump) ... NEWMAC Men's Field Athlete of the Year ... New England Champion (Indoor - Long Jump, Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... NEWMAC Champion (Long Jump, Triple Jump) ... USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week (3/28) ... competed in seven indoor meets ... placed fourth in the triple jump with a season best mark of 48', 1.75" (14.67m) for All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship (3/11-12) ... won both the triple jump (46', 9" - 14.25m) and the long jump (22', 11.75" - 7.00m) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/19-20) ... set a personal best mark of 23', 2.75" (7.08m) when he placed fourth in the long jump at the NEICAAA Indoor Championship (2/26-27) ... won six straight events entered into from 1/9 through 2/20 ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... placed fourth in the triple jump with a career best mark of 48', 7.5" (14.82m) at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (5/26-28) ... began the outdoor postseason by sweeping the triple jump (46', 11.75" - 14.32m) and the long jump (21', 10.25" - 6.66m) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) ... then followed that up with first place in the triple jump (46', 11.75" - 14.32m) and second place in the long jump (21', 11.5" - 6.69m) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) ... clinched first place in the long jump in three straight meets including the MIT Quad (4/9), MIT vs. Williams Dual Meet (4/16) and the NEWMAC Championship (4/30).

2014-15
: NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... New England Champion (Indoor - Triple Jump) ... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (long jump) ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... competed in eight indoor meets ... placed 12th in the triple jump (45', 1.5" - 13.75m) at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship (3/13-14) ... registered first place performances in the triple jump at the Tufts Last Chance Meet (3/6) with a mark of 47', 11.75" (14.62m - a season best), the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/20-21) at 46', 1.25" (14.05m), the Gordon Kelly Invitational (2/14) at 45', 8.5" (13.93m), the Tufts Cupid Challenge (2/7) at 45', 8.5" - 13.93m, the Tufts Stampede (1/30-31) at 46', 10.75" (14.29m) and the Art Farnham Invitational (1/24) at 46', 10.75" (14.29m) ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... placed ninth int the triple jump (47', 9" - 14.53m) at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (5/21-23) ... took second in the long jump (21', 8.25" - 6.61m) and third in the triple jump (46', 0.75" - 14.04m) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/25) ... at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (4/30-5/2) placed third in the triple jump (47', 4.25" - 14.43m) and fifth in the long jump (22', 0.25" - 6.71m) ... placed first or second in six straight events entered into that stretched from 3/28 through 4/12.

2013-14: Did Not Compete

2012-13: (Indoor):  Finished in seventh place in the long jump after jumping 6.34m and came fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 13.18m at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) … improved his long jump to 6.55m at the New England Division III Championship (2/16).

Off the Track: Majoring in biological engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering and a concentration in Japanese … interned in the Sive Lab studying the effects of PPAR gamma on the development of zebrafish ... Conducting research in the Voigt lab pertaining to the prediction of protein and mRNA concentrations in engineered genetic pathways... Has done research at the Sive Lab, Voigt Lab and the RIKEN Institute in Japan... Vice-president of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.

High School: A 2012 graduate of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science … Top Field Event and MVP … varsity letterwinner in track and field and volleyball … also played volleyball.