Sike Azu-Irondi
Sike Azu-Irondi
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: North Hollywood HS/College of the Canyons
Position: Sprints

2016-2017 

Competed in nine meets for his junior year in the Gaucho blue. Started things off with a personal best at the Gaucho Round Up, clocking 21.72 seconds for the win at 200m. That performance would be a mere foreshadowing of things to come, as Sike would go on to clock a school record at 100m at the very next meet, the All-UC Challenge, blasting a 10.55, breaking the previous record of 10.56 that stood for almost 30 years. Sike would also chip his 200m best down slowly throughout the season, getting it down to 21.31 for 3rd place in a strong field at the Big West Challenge Cup. Took a pair of wins at the Cal Poly Dual in the 100m and the 4 x 100m relay, running a wind-aided 10.53 and helping out the 4 x 100m squad to a 41.04 clocking, just 0.1 seconds off the school record. Finished the season with a pair of 7th place finishes in the 100m and the 200m and a 6th place finish in the 4 x 100m at the Big West Conference Championships. In total, Sike ran every single 100m race this year faster than his season's best from last year in uniform. 

2015-2016 

Competed in four meets for the Gauchos in his sophomore season. Recorded a season best of 10.89 at the Oxy Invitational. Competed in his first Big West Championship and finished 18th in the prelim. 

College of the Canyons

Placed sixth in the Southern California Championships in the 100m. Won the WSC Championship in the 100m and placed second in the 200m, helping Canyons to a second place team finish at the championship meet. Broke 11 seconds in the 100m on eight occasions. Finished the year with a 10.68 100m best and a 21.78 best in the 200m. 

Prep

Sike joins UCSB via Nevada where he played wide receiver for the Wolfpack and ran track at the College of the Canyons. Prounced "CK", Azu Irondi was a standout athlete at North Hollywood HS. During his senior year in 2013, he qualified for the CIF State Championships in the 100m and 110m hurdles. At the state meet he lowered his 100m best to 10.63, qualifying for the finals where he would go on to place 9th overall. In the hurdles, Azu Irondi placed seventh overall , lowering his personal best to 14.30. He will have sophomore eligibility for the Gauchos. 
  

 Personal

Parents are Ihuaku Ogbuagu and Sike C. Azu-Irondi...Has two siblings, Adaobi and Obi...Majoring in Econ/Accounting...Aspires to become a Financial Manager...Holds the North Hollywood High School records in the 100m and 110H...Enjoys reading...Favorite movie is Limitless...Most memorable athletic achievement was making it to the CIF State Championships. 

Collegiate Bests 

100m - 10.55 (2017 All-UC Challenge) 

200m - 21.31 (2017 Big West Challenge Cup) 

Big West Championships 

2017 - 4 x 100m, 6th, 41.52

2017 - 100m, 7th, 10.71

2017 - 200m, 7th, 21.81