Basil Okoroike
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gold River, Calif.

High School:
Rio Americano '12

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 181

Event:
Jumps

Major:
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

RIO AMERICANO HS '12: All-Capital Athletic League performer in both football and track... Placed 10th in triple jump (46-10.75) at CIF state championships as a senior... Advanced after capturing Sac-Joaquin Section title with PR of 47-5, then finishing 2nd at SJS Masters (47-4.5)... Previously competed at Masters meet as a freshman and sophomore, placing 19th both years... Also won CAL championship and placed 6th at sections in long jump in 2012... Hit prep PR of 22-3 at Sacramento MOC... Won three All-CAL awards as a running back and cornerback... Scored 24 touchdowns in final two seasons.

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif.... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior... Parents are Simeon & Cynthia Okoroike... Nicknamed "Ike," a diminutive of his middle name Ikechukwu... Note to announcers: name is pronounced "bah-SILL oh-koh-REE-kay."