Chimerem Okoroji  
Chimerem Okoroji

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eau Claire, Wis.

High School:
Eau Claire Memorial HS

Position:
Sprints

Experience:
SQ


06/06/2012

Minnesota 4x100 Relay Competes at NCAA Championships

The Gophers did not advance to the final heat.

06/04/2012

Gopher 4x100 Travels to NCAA Championships

The relay prelims take place at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/31/2012

Academic All-Big Ten Team Includes 37 Gopher Track & Field Student Athletes

This year's tally is the highest in team history.

05/26/2012

4x100-Meter Relay Team Earns NCAA Berth

The Gophers broke their own school record en route to qualifying.

Career Highlights: A second-team All-American as part of the 13th-place 4x100m relay team • third leg of the school record-setting 4x100 (44.32) • a 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet and 2009 NCAA Midwest Region competitor in the 4x100-meter relay • ranks second (7.41) on the Gophers' top-10 list in the 60-meter dash, third in the outdoor 100 (11.53), and fourth in the 200 (23.91).

2012 Season - Indoor: Dashed a personal best 7.41 in the 60 meter dash at the Big Ten Championships, earning a fourth-place finish and a second-place standing on Minnesota's all-time list • also ran the 200 meter dash at the Big Ten Championships in 24.36, the number-six time in Minnesota history • won the 60 meter dash at the Parents Day Open in 7.50 • sprinted 7.54 to win the 60 meter dash at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: The third runner on the 4x100-meter relay team that earned second-team All-America honors (44.48, 13th) at the NCAA Championships • 4x100 team broke its own school record at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (44.32) • also an NCAA regional qualifier in the open 100m • ran the third leg of the school record-setting 4x100m relay in the Big Ten Championships prelims (44.55) • finished third with the 4x100 (44.73) • also finished seventh in the 100m at the Big Ten meet (11.88) • won the 100m at the Arkansas Invitational with a season-best time of 11.62 • owned the team's season-best times in the 100m and 200m • her time of 23.91 in the 200m (run at the Arkansas Invitational) ranks fourth in school history • 4x100 won titles at the Steve Scott Invitational, Arkansas Invitational, and Aztec Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season Indoor:took fourth at the Big Ten Championship in the 60 meters (7.43) •won the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 7.50 •picked up two wins at the Minnesota Open in the 60 meters(7.51) and 200 meters (25.13) •won 60 meters at the Iowa State Classic (7.51) •competed at the Meyo Invitational and finished in fifth (7.53) •ran the 200 meters at the Iowa State Classic and finished with a time of 24.84Outdoor:competed at the Big Ten Championship in the 100 meters and finished in fourth (11.53) •took 10th at the LSU Gold Alumni (11.62) •competed at the Jim Click Shoutout and finished third (11.69) •ran an 11.78 at the NCAA West Prelims •competed in the LSU Alumni Gold in the 200 meters and finished in third (24.22) • ran a 24.85 in the 200 meters at the Big Ten Championships .

2010 Season - Indoor:Competed in six meets • ran a career-best time of 7.57 seconds in the 60m prelim at the Big Ten Championships • ran a career-best time of 25.01 in 200 meters at Iowa State Classic.Outdoor:The leadoff runner on the Gophers' 4x100-meter relay that advanced to the NCAA Preliminary Meet • relay was disqualified for a dropped baton • competed in 100 meters and 4x100m relay at Big Ten meet • 4x100m relay won Musco title with season-best time of 45.65 seconds, the sixth-fastest relay in Gopher history • clocked career-best time of 11.99 seconds in 100 meters at Musco Classic • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor:ran a fifth place time of 7.58 in the 60 meters at the Big Ten Championships • placed ninth at the Notre Dame Meyo Inv. • competed in the 200 meters at the Iowa State Classic.Outdoor:placed fourth (12.17) in the 100 meters at the Hamline Unsaintly • ran a ninth place time of 12.18 at the Sooner Invitational • placed 24th in the 200 meters at the Tiger Classic • ran lead-leg of the 4x100m relays that placed first at the Bulls Inv. and Hamline Unsaintly • ran lead-leg of 4x100m relay that placed seventh (45.40) at the NCAA Midwest Region • relay placed ninth at the Big Ten Championships • ran second leg of 4x400m relay (3:46.78) that placed fourth at the Tiger Classic • ran third leg of the 4x400m relay that placed fifth at the Bulls Inv.

High School:A 2008 graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School • high school coach was Mark Johnson • three-time Wisconsin Division 1 all-state honoree in the 100 meters • placed third in the event at state as a junior and senior • three-time Big River Conference 100-meter champion • has career-best time of 12.09 in 100 meters, 25.94 in 200 meters • lettered four time in track, two in basketball.

Personal:Born Feb. 2, 1991 • majoring inChild Psychology• daughter of Paul and Priscilla Okoroji • has siblings Chizaram, Chimdiya and Chiafukam.