Track & Field
Precious Nwokey - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Westbury

• 2010 All-America Honoree – Pentathlon
• 2009 All-SEC Outdoor Freshman Team – Heptathlon

2010 (Sophomore): Indoor – At the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet claimed a victory in the pentathlon with a score of 3,804 … At the Virginia Tech Elite meet finished fifth with a mark of 19-08.00/5.99m in the long jump … Improved her NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the pentathlon to 3,967 at the SEC Indoor Championships while on her way to a third-place finish overall in the event grabbing six points for the team … At the NCAA Indoor Championships, finished ninth with a personal-best mark 3,985 in the pentathlon to earn All-America honors. Outdoor – At the SEC Outdoor Championships started the heptathlon with four second-place event finishes leading to a Kentucky heptathlon record of 5,543, earning third place overall and collecting six points for the team … Nwokey’s 5,543 points at SEC Championships broke Ashley Trimble’s school record in the heptathlon … Was a part of the 4x400m relay team that set a new school record of 3:35.14 at the 2010 NCAA East Preliminary round that qualified them for a spot in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished 13th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships scoring 5,337 points, which was just shy of her own school record.

2009 (Freshman): Outdoor – Claimed All-Freshman Team honors from the SEC after posting the top finish by a first-year athlete in the heptathlon … At conference championships, recorded a personal-best heptathlon point total of 4,833 to finish eighth overall in the event and move into fifth place all-time at UK … Posted personal-best 800m time of 2:18.84 to finish second in the final event … At Jesse Owens Track Classic, turned in a time of 1:02.25 to finish 11th overall in the 400m hurdles and move into UK’s all-time top-10 list at the ninth position … Ran anchor leg of 4x400m relay squad that turned in a season-best time of 3:42.38 to place fifth overall at Sea Ray Relays … Member of 4x400m relay that placed sixth overall at SEC Championships in 3:43.27 … Ran opening leg of eighth-place 4x100m relay at SECs with a time of 45.87 … At Sea Ray Relays, finished fifth overall in the heptathlon with 4,538 points … At the Triton Invitational, ran on championship 4x400m relay team clocking in at 3:53.56. Indoor – Notched seventh-best pentathlon total in school history of 3,428 during collegiate debut in the multi-event at the SEC Championships …. Finished 10th overall in the pentathlon, with season-best marks in the high jump and the 60m hurdles … At McCravy Memorial Meet, competed on third-place 4x400m relay team that posted a season-best time of 3:42.43 … Ran anchor leg of 4x400m relay that took home seventh place at SEC Championships in a time of 3:42.75 … Competed in the pentathlon at Alex Wilson Invitational, posting a season-best time in the 800m run and personal-best height in the high jump of 5-5.

High School: Third-ranked U.S. high jumper in 2008 … Ranked first in the nation for high jump in 2006 … Member of Texas 5A 4x200m relay state runner-up in 2008 …Texas 4A high jump state runner-up in 2005 … Regional 5A champion in 4x100m relay in 2008 … Regional 4A champion in 4x400m relay in 2005 and long jump as freshman … Four-time district champ in long jump and high jump … District 5A champion in 4x100m and 4x200m relays; runner-up in the 400m dash as senior … Holds three records at Border Olympic Meet in the high jump (5-10), long jump (18-3) and 4x100m relay … Also record holder in 4x200m relay at Texas State University relays … Team was two-time Texas 4A state runner-up and two-time regional 4A champs … Coached by Raasin McIntosh … Played four years of volleyball and three years of basketball … Who’s Who Among American Students as honor roll student … Member of Theater Arts program.

Personal: Full name is Precious Ijeoma Nwokey … Born Apr. 27, 1990 in Houston, Texas … Parents are Aidan and Philomena Nwokey … Has four siblings: sisters Chanel and Diane and brothers Dean and MicDaniel … Nickname is “P-nut” … Major is kinesiology.

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