Basil Okoroike
Basil  Okoroike

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gold River, Calif.

High School:
Rio Americano '12

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 181

Event:
Jumps

Major:
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior


05/28/2016

Triple jumpers wrap Aggies' stay at prelims

Okoroike leads the way, finishing 26th overall

05/14/2016

Women return to Big West Championship podium; Men 4th

Aggie women win title for fourth time in the past five years

04/29/2016

Causeway Classic sweep clinches Causeway Cup

UC Davis men win 105-87 while women edge Hornets 97-95 by winning final event

04/22/2016

Field events crew picks up three wins at Cal

Aggies open weekend at Brutus Hamilton meets

04/16/2016

Aggies win at Woody Wilson; Tokar soars at Beach

UC Davis competes in both halves of California during busy Saturday of track and field

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."