Triple jumper and Nigeria silver medalist at the 2010 Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Nairobi, Kenya, Nkeiruka Domike is all set to defend her best triple jump time this weekend.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) long and triple jumper posted the best triple jump in Division II history earlier this year and is both the defending national champion and MIAA champion in the event.
Nkeiruka will be heading with her school team mates to Warrensburg, Mo. for the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association Indoor Championship.
The meet is being held at Central Missouri and Nkeiruka and her school, the Mavericks, is the two-time defending MIAA champions indoors.
Domike is the defending national champion in the triple jump and is also the defending champion in the MIAA which she won by almost two feet last year in Joplin, Mo.
This year, Domike leads the nation in the triple jump with a Division II-record jump of 45-1 3/4, nearly five feet longer than the next athlete.
In the long jump, Domike, competing in the event for the first time in North America this year, leads the MIAA with a jump of 19-3 1/2, a mark that's second best in the nation.
It would be recalled that Nkeiruka Domike early this year posted the 19th-best jump in the world and shattered her own Division II-leading mark on day two of the prestigious Tyson Invitational at Arkansas early this month.
Domike now leads all Division II jumpers by nearly five feet.