Track & Field
Beckie Famurewa - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Redshirt Junior
  • High school Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Collegiate Bests
SP: 14.43M |DT: 57.09M |HT: 53.64M |WT: 18.75M

  • Honorable Mention All-America – Discus Throw (2013)
  • USATF Junior Championship Silver Medalist – Discus Throw (2013)
  • SEC Bronze Medal – Discus Throw (2013)
  • UK Freshman Record Holder – Discus Throw (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team – Weight Throw (2013)

2013 (Freshman)
Outdoor– SEC bronze medalist in the discus … NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier, where she earned Honorable Mention All-America status … Competed at the USA Track and Fiel Championships, where she won the Junior Silver Medal and finished 13th in the senior event … Competed at the Pan-American Games … Was the No. 4 qualifier into the NCAA discus semifinals out of East Prelims … UK freshman discus record 57.09 meters / 187′ 4″ was recorded in win at Kentuckiana Border Battle … Top discus throw is just four inches short of the Kentucky record … Top discus throw ranks second in the SEC and fourth in the nation … Collegiate-best hammer throw 53.64M / 176′ 0″ came in win at Heart of the Bluegrass Classic … Originally set UK freshman discus record in win at Texas Relays.

Indoor– Freshman All-SEC Selection … SEC weight throw scorer with personal-best 18.75 meters / 61′ 6.26″ to place eighth … collegiate-best shot put 14.43 meters / 47′ 4.25″ came in third-place showing at Hoosier Open.

– Finished 12that the USA Junior Championship in the discus … Her mark was 44.87m/147-02.

High School
Helped guide her track and field team to a conference championship as a freshman, a district championship as a sophomore and another conference championship as a junior … Named first team All-Conference in the shot put as a sophomore … First team All-Conference as a junior and senior in shot put and discus … Finished second at the state meet in the shot put as a junior, and fifth as a senior … Finished third in the discus at the state meet as a junior, and second as a senior … Finished third in the shot put and discus at the Midwest Meet of Champions for Team Ohio as a senior … Holds the school record, district and conference records for the shot put. Holds the school and district records for the discus … Coached by John Szackas, Amy Mauceri and Tara Gruskiewicz … Also played basketball for four years, volleyball as a freshman sophomore and junior and in the band all four years … Basketball team won sectional and district championships during her junior year, and the sectional championship during her senior year … First team All-Conference honorable mention in basketball as a sophomore … First team All-Conference selection in basketball as a junior and senior … Volleyball team won the conference, sectional and district championships during her junior year … First-team All-Conference honorable mention as a junior in volleyball.

Daughter of Braysley and Stella Famurewa.

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