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Alesha Asijie
Alesha Asijie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Red Mountain

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

&2011: Outdoor - Finished her Georgia career after finishing 16th in the hammer at the NCAA East Prelims...Took third in the hammer (187-1) at the SEC Championships...In her final regular season meet at home, launched a career-long hammer throw of 188-5 to finish second at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Had a personal-best effort of 186-3 to take fifth at the Florida Relays...Won the hammer throw with a mark of 182-1 at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational.

2011: Indoor - Had the second-longest weight throw of her career (63 feet, 4 ¾ inches) to take fifth at the VT Final Qualifier...Hit a career-best distance of 64-7.25 to earn runner-up honors at the SEC Indoor Championships...Launched a personal-best mark of 63-2.75 to take fourth at the Virginia Tech Elite meet, which improved her No. 5 spot in the UGA record books...Finished as the runner-up at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge with a mark of 60-10.50...Had a top weight throw of 61-1.50 to finish third at the Clemson Challenge.

2010: Outdoor - Had a career-best attempt of 184 feet, 8 inches to finish 13th in the hammer at the NCAA East Prelims, which was one spot shy of qualifying for the national meet...took fifth at the SEC Championships with a personal-best effort of 183-7...also finished 13th in the shot put at the SEC meet...tallied her first win at UGA after reaching a mark of 180-4 in the hammer at the Bulldogs Limited...reached a personal-best distance of 183-1 to take fifth at the Florida Relays...had a career-best mark of 174-9 to take sixth at the Arizona State Invitational...finished third in the hammer (170) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Finished third in the weight throw at her first SEC Championships with a personal-best mark of 61 feet, 2 ¼ inches...had a career-best toss of 61 feet to take fifth at the Tyson Invitational...was the runner-up at the Hokie Invitational after launching a personal-best throw of 60-3.25.

Red Mountain/Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College: 2008 2009 - Won the 2009 NJCAA hammer title and was the runner-up in the weight as a sophomore...Finished second in both the weight and shot put as a freshman at the 2008 NJCAA Championships...Personal-best marks of 172 feet, 4 inches in the hammer, 56 feet in the weight and 46-1.50 in the shot put.

High School: Won a state title at Red Mountain in the shot put at the Arizona high school championships as a senior before graduating in May 2007.

Personal: Born August 14, 1989...Daughter of Beth Asijie...Majoring in Elementary Education.

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