Ikechi Okpara
Ikechi Okpara
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bellflower, Calif.
High School: St. John Bosco HS
Position: Decathlon

High School
Okpara was Mos Valuable Player during the 2008-2011 season...Lettered in track where he was named Most Improved in 2008 and 2011...Earned Coach's Award in basketball 2009-2011...Earned the Coach's Award in track and field in his sophomore, junior and senior year... St. John Bosco High School distance medley school record with a time of 10:1.47...Assisted the 4x400m relay to a  first place finish at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Majoring in Mechanical Engineering...Son of Roseline and Neruka Okpara...Has two sisters Norine and Britney...Chose UCSB because of its great track program and wanted to be a part of a family that is fully committed to winning and putting in work...Scholar Athlete of the year 2009-2010...Earned Academic Honors and Scholar Awards...Honor roll student...Member of the National Scoiety of Scholastic Honors...Enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, football, video games and chess in his free time...Does not know how to swim...Favorite movie is "Space Jam"...Listens to Hip-Hop and Rap...Favorite athlete is Usain Bolt and Julius Erving.

High School Bests
High Jump - 6'6"
Long Jump - 21'6"
4x400m split   - 48.6
300m hurdles - 38.6
400m             - 49.4