Position
Throws
Height
6'1
Class
Freshman
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Brother Martin HS

Events: Weight Throw (54-8), Discus (167-9)

2012
Lettered during the outdoor season after throwing the discus at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Enjoyed a seasonal-best performance with a mark of 161 feet, 10 inches at the SEC Outdoor meet held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Finished in 27th place in the college discus at the Penn Relays (149-4) … Threw 159-8 for 10th place at the Battle on the Bayou … Earned fourth-place finishes in the discus at both the LSU Relays (153-2) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (152-9) … Also threw the discus at the Louisiana Classics (154-8) and LSU Alumni Gold (150-5) for the outdoor season … Did not compete during the indoor season due to injury … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.

2011
Proved himself as one of the SEC’s top discus throwers during the 2011 season … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Set a personal record with a series-best mark of 167 feet, 9 inches to take seventh place overall at the SEC Outdoor meet … Competed for the Tigers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Threw 166-10 en route to a 27th-place finish in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Prelims … Posted a seasonal-best third-place finish in the discus at the Cole-Lancon Invitational while posting a mark of 158-4 … Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by throwing 152-7 for a sixth-place finish … Also threw the discus at the LSU Tiger Relays (151-3), LSU Invitational (152-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (153-6) … Competed in the 35-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Had a personal-best performance at the LSU Twilight, finishing in sixth place with a PR of 54-8 … Eclipsed 50 feet in back-to-back meets at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (52-11) and Tyson Invitational (52-2 ½) … Also threw the weight throw at the Purple Tiger Invitational (47-9 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (48-10 ¾) … Honored for an effort in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Named an all-academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

PRIOR TO LSU
A three-year track and field letterwinner at Brother Martin High School … Coached in track and field by Brad Duplechain … Finished his prep career as the school-record holder in the discus with a top mark of 172-3 … An all-state selection in the discus … Was the Athlete of the Year at Brother Martin High School in 2009 … Helped guide his high school team to back-to-back district championships in 2008 and 2009 … Also a three-year letterwinner in football and one-year letterwinner in wrestling during his prep career … Signed a football scholarship out of high school with Henderson State University.

PERSONAL
Full name is Daniel Chike Obioha … Born on Nov. 9, 1991 … Parents are Pius and Catherine Obioha … Has five siblings: Adelia, Julian, Tatiana, Therese and Violet … An honor roll student at Brother Martin High School … Was a two-year member of the Alpha Honor Roll and a one-year member of the Principle Honor Roll … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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