Men's Track



    Patrick Onye  
    Patrick Onye

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Providence, R.I.

    High School:
    Classical

    Event:
    Throws


    2009-10 (R-FRESHMAN): Indoor: Launched a career-best heave of 19.44m (63-9.5) for the win in the weight throw against Purdue, moving into third all-time in the IU records ... took the win at the Indiana Open with a weight throw of 18.39m (60-4) ... posted four more top-four finishes on the season, including the Gladstein Invite, Indiana Relays, McDonald's Invitational and Alex Wilson Invitational. Outdoor: Launched the hammer 57.43m (188-5) for seventh at the Billy Hayes Invitational, moving into sixth in IU lore ... took first in the hammer at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," launching a heave of 56.48m (185-3.75).

    2008-09 (REDSHIRT): Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.

    PREP: A four-time All-American at Classical High School under the tutelage of Robert Palazzo ... led team to a division championships in 2008 ... recorded the second longest throw in school history (74'9) ... owns the national freshman record in the weight throw with a heave of 56'9 ... hold the Weight-O-Rama meet record in the 35 lb. weight throw (59'9) ... a 2008 Academic All-American ... Rhode Island state champion in the weight throw (2008) and the shot put (2008) ... Cox Rhode Island Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2008 ... All-New England in the shot put ... Hartford Invitational Champion in the hammer ... New Balance Invitational in the weight throw ... URI Invitational champion in the shot put and weight throw ... earned eight varsity letters in track and field and four in football ... was a two-time all-state defensive lineman in 2006 and 2007 ... led football team to two undefeated seasons with a state championship in 2008 ... .

    PERSONAL: Born November 12, 1989 ... journalism major ... son of Echezona Godfrey Onye and Nkolika Etell Onye ... has two sisters, Azuka Christina and Oge Angela.

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