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Position
Jumps
Height
6'5
Class
Junior
Hometown
Harare, Zimbabwe
High School
Prince Edward School
Previous School
South Plains College
Experience
TR
Indoor Class
Junior

Kuda Chadenga’s TFRRS profile (for top performances and meet results)

4x NJCAA DI Champion
4x USTFCCCA NJCAA DI First Team All-American
2022-23 USTFCCCA NJCAA DI Indoor National Athlete of the Year
2021-22 African Athletics Championships Finalist (High Jump)
USTFCCCA NJCAA DI National Athlete of the Week x1 (02/15/22)

2023 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT SOUTH PLAINS)
Competed solely in high jump… closed out his time at South Plains a four-time National Champion, taking first at the NJCAA DI National Outdoor Championships… finished first at the TTU Masked Rider to open the season… recorded a first-place finish at the Ross black Open… took first at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open… finished second at the Corky/Crofoot Shootout… recorded a third-place finish at the Texas Relays… the NJCAA national outdoor leader for high jump… NJCAA DI Champion (HJ)… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI All-American (HJ).

2023 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT SOUTH PLAINS)
Started the season off by setting the NJCAA collegiate record and new Zimbabwean record of 2.26 meters (7’ 5”) to open the season at the TTU Corky Classic… crowned the NJCAA National Champion for the third season in a row at the NJCAA DI Indoor Championships… finished first in high jump at the TTU Matador Qualifier… took second at the Texas Tech Open… the NJCAA national outdoor leader for high jump… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI Indoor National Athlete of the Year… NJCAA DI Champion (HJ)… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI All-American (HJ).

2022 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN AT SOUTH PLAINS)
Competed solely in high jump… closed the season at the African Athletics Championships with an eighth-place finish… crowned the back-to-back NJCAA Champion in high jump after tying his PR of 2.22 meters (7’ 3.25”) at the NJCAA DI Outdoor Championships… tied his PR of 2.22 meters at the Wes Kittley Invitational to take first… finished first at the Angelo State David Noble Relays… took first at the Ross Black Track and Field Open… recorded a third-place finish at the TTU Corky Classic… the NJCAA national outdoor leader for high jump… African Athletics Championships Finalist (HJ)… NJCAA DI Champion (HJ)… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI All-American (HJ).

2022 INDOOR (FRESHMAN AT SOUTH PLAINS)
Competed solely in high jump… crowned the NJCAA Champion at the NJCAA DI Indoor Championships in high jump… cleared the height of 2.20 meters (7’ 2.5”) to set the Zimbabwean national record at the Charlie Thomas Invitational… reset his national record with a height of 2.22 meters (7’ 3.25”) at the Texas Tech Shootout, taking third… took first at the Jarvis Scott Open… finished second at the Corky Classic to open his collegiate career up… the NJCAA national indoor leader for high jump… NJCAA DI Champion (HJ)… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI All-American (HJ)… USTFCCCA NJCAA DI National Athlete of the Week x1 (02/15).

PRIOR TO COLLEGE – Prince Edward School
Chadenga was one of the premier U20 jumpers in the world throughout high school, the greatest high jumper to come out of Zimbabwe… before heading to the states, held a personal-best height of 2.13 meters (6’ 11.75”) outdoors… at the age of 17, held a PR of 2.10 meters (6’ 10.75”) outdoors in 2020.

PERSONAL
Born on October 28, 2002 in Harare, Zimbabwe… son of Augustine and Ottila Chadenga… has one sibling, Munyaradzi… plans to pursue a degree in business at LSU.

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