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     Adaeze Chuma-Okorafor
    Adaeze Chuma-Okorafor


    South Holland, Ill.

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    2005 Highlights: Took home the high jump title at the University of Chicago Open with a leap of 1.58 meters on Jan. 8th, good for second-best in the Horizon League...finished fourth overall in the high jump at the Purdue Invitational with a mark of 1.53 meters on Jan. 15th...won the high jump title at the Butler Twilight with a team-season best leap of 1.60 meters...finished second overall in the high jump (1.57 meters) at the Wheaton Invitational...garnered a runner-up finish in the high jump (1.55 meters) at the Elmhurst Invitational...owns UIC's second-best long jump of the season with a leap of 10.32 meters at the Chicagoland Championships.

    Prep/Personal:- Three-year letterwinner for Thornwood...helped Thunderbirds to two sectional titles and the 2004 SICA East championship...part of third-place state finish in 2004 and fifth-place state finish in 2003...two-time state qualifier in the high jump (2003, 2004)...high jump sectional champion in 2004...won SICA East high jump title during her junior season...All-SICA Academic selection...tied Thornwood high jump record (5'6")...took third place in the high jump at the Senior All-Star meet in Iowa...also played two season on the women's basketball team at Thornwood...National Honor Society student...born May 6, 1987...daughter of Chuma and Edna Okorafor...majoring in bioengineering.

    2005 Top Outdoor Jumps
    High Jump          1.60m          5/7/05
    Triple Jump       10.32m          4/9/05