Ugo Eke
Ugo  Eke


Gold River, Calif.

High School:
Saint Francis HS '06



Civil Engineering


UC Davis women second, men fifth at Big West Championships

Ashley Marshall and Raquel Lambdin each win two events for the Aggies


Nixon sets meet record in 400 at Hornet Invite

Senior sprinter provides highlights for Aggies who are coming off final exams

2010: Redshirted outdoor season, competing indoors only... Posted times of 26.28 and 57.92 in 200 and 400, respectively, at UW Invitational... Improved to 25.34 and 56.10 at Husky Classic, ranking No. 2 in school's indoor history.

2009: Set school 400 record of 54.60 in prelim heat at Big West Conference Championships, breaking Kameelah Elarms' 2001 mark of 54.73... Went on to place 3rd in final at 54.77... Added 9th in 200 (24.60) at conference and ran anchor leg of 5th-place 4x400 relay... Posted three meet wins in 400: Woody Wilson Classic, Causeway Dual and Sac State Open... Qualified for NCAA West Regional in that event, finishing 14th (55.25).

2008: Placed 9th in 200 (56.55 prelim) and anchored 5th-place 4x400 relay (3:47.18) at Big West Conference meet... Posted team's three fastest 200 times, including wind-aided 24.50 at UC Santa Barbara and wind-legal 24.75 at Woody Wilson Classic... Hit 400 best of 55.51 at Stanford Invite... Narrowly missed 100 PR with 12.03 in Woody Wilson meet... Set UC Davis indoor 200 record with 25.48 at Husky Invite... Also had team's best indoor quarter, going 56.68 at Washington Invite, 4th in Aggie history.

2007: Set school 200 record of 24.41 in Fresno Dual, breaking her own mark of 24.43 set in season-opening Stanford Quad... Previous UC Davis standard was 24.63 by Katie Nash, set in 2003... Ran team's second-fastest 100 of the year, hitting 12.01 in season opener at Stanford... That mark ranks 3rd in school history... Finished 4th in 400 (58.37) at Div. I Independent Championships... Advanced to 400 final by virtue of season-best 57.01 in prelim... Anchored 4x100 relay that finished in 45.77 to win Sac State Dual, another school record... Enjoyed solid Day 1 of Cal-Nevada state meet, finishing 3rd in 100 (12.36), 2nd in 200 prelims (25.06)... Competed at both indoor meets, posting 7.84 in 60, 25.76 in 200 at Husky Classic... Mark in 60 ranks 2nd on Aggie indoor list... Won 400 prelim heat at Washington Indoor with team season-best 58.14.

SAINT FRANCIS HS '06: Placed 3rd at Sac-Joaquin Section meet in 400 (59.55), 7th in 100 (12.47) as a senior... Was section runner-up in both 100 (12.22) and 200 (25.27) her junior year, earning spot at CIF-SJS Masters meet... Set meet record of 12.13 in 100 at Sacramento Meet of Champions in 2006... Also raced for Classic Track Club, winning 100 at Pacific Association Jr. Olympics.

PERSONAL: Born in Opelika, Ala.... Majoring in civil engineering... Parents are Fidelis & Estelle Eke... Fidelis is a professor in mechanical & aeronautical engineering at UC Davis... Full name is Catherine Ugonna Eke... Last name is pronounced "EH-kay"... Hopes to become an environmental engineer.