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Game of Throws

Obiageri Amaechi, a sophomore at Princeton, appeared in FACES IN THE CROWD in the Sept. 24--Oct. 1, 2018, issue, after taking gold in the discus at the U.S. junior championships with a throw of 186' 11", a personal best and an Ivy League record at the time. She has since broken that mark multiple times—most recently at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, in May, when the San Francisco native had a throw of 190' 1", the 10th-best heave in the nation at any level this season. It was good enough to earn Amaechi a second straight top two league finals finish; she was also named the meet's most outstanding performer. An All-America, she has been throwing only since her freshman year at Abraham Lincoln High. Last season Amaechi, who also finished 14th at the junior worlds in Tampere, Finland, was seventh at the NCAAs.