The Purdue junior thrower moved up the NCAA record books this weekend.
2014: Second Team All-America honors; Purdue's first male Big Ten Outdoor Champion since 2011; moved to third place on Purdue's record and broke the Nigerian national record of 66.92m (219-7.00) in the USC Trojan Invite in the hammer throw with a mark of 67.31m (220-10.00); and then broke Purdue school record in the hammer throw during the Drake Relays; placed 11th at NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw marking 64.26m (210-10); came in first in hammer throw with 66.22m (217-3.00) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships; finished second in shot put with a mark of 19.38m (63-7.00) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which set a new personal best; placed second at the Drake Relays in the hammer, throwing a PR of 68.53m (224-10.00); threw a 68.41m (224-5.00) in the Kentucky Relays (College Division) hammer throw; also threw a 68.41m (224-5.00) in the hammer throw in the Kentucky Relays to finish first; in the NCAA Indoor Championships placed third in weight throw with a mark of 22.49m (73-09.50); placed 13th in the shot put in the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 18.17m (59-7.50); took third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the shot put with a mark of 19.05m (62-6.00); threw a 22.45m (73-8.00) to finish first at the Gladstein Invitational; finished first in the Findlay Open in the 35-pound weight throw with a mark of 23.62m (77-6.00).
2013: As a freshman, took bronze at the NCAA Championships in the 35-pound weight throw with a mark of 21.52m (70-07.25); also competed in the weight throw and finished third at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 21.90m (71-10.25); took sixth at the Big Ten Championships in the shot put with a mark of 18.17m (59-07.00) for indoor season; also in the 35-pound weight throw finished first at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invite with a mark of 20.85m (68-05.00); placed third at the IU relays with a mark of 18.21m (59-09.00) in the shot put; won the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invite in the shot put with a mark of 18.66m (61-02.75); took second place at the SPIRE Invite with a mark of 21.02m (68-11.75); finished second in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational with a mark of 20.37m (66-10.00);Personal record and team best in the outdoor shot put with a distance of 19.05m (62-06.00) at the NCAA East Regional finishing where he finished third; finished 14th in the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a distance of 18.32m (60-01.25) in shot put;with a distance of 17.23m (56-06.50) in shot put, he finished 11th in the Big Ten Outdoor Championships; second in shot put in the Shamrock Invitational with a distance of 17.68m (58-00.25); third in shot put in the Dave Rankin Invite 17.29m (56-08.75); personal record and team best in the hammer throw with a distance of 64.94m (213-01) with a second place finish in the Tiger Track Classic; finished seventh in the NCAA East Regional with a distance of 63.06m (206-11) in the hammer throw; at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placed 14th in hammer throw with a distance of 62.75m (205-10);with a distance of 62.42m (171-11) in hammer throw, he placed fourth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships; with Coy Blair, were the only two freshmen from the same school to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the throwing events; Enekwechi was the only individual at the NCAA Championships to qualify in the hammer and shot.
2012: Did not compete while redshirting.
High School: Three-time varsity letterwinner for track and field; as a senior was the USATF Youth National Champion for shot put, was the U.S. number one for the weight throw with a mark of 75 feet and 8 inches; as a junior was section champion for shot put and the discus; as a sophomore won the city champion two times.
Personal: Chukwuebuka Cornnell Enekwechi was born January 28, 1993, in Queens, New York; is the son of Christian and Christiana Enekwechi; has two brothers Chris and Chisom, and one sister Diamond; plans to major in Health and Human Sciences.