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Michelle Anumba
Position: Throws
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Los Osos
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Michelle Anumba Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/23/2013

Honors: Outdoor First Team All-America (Shot Put - 2012)...Indoor Second Team All-America (Shot Put - 2012)...NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Participant (2012)...Indoor ACC Champion (Shot Put - 2012)...Indoor ACC Field MVP (2012)...Indoor All-ACC (shot put- 2012, 2013)…Outdoor ACC Champion (Shot Put - 2012)...Outdoor All-ACC (shot put- 2012, 2013)…Outdoor All-East (Shot Put - 2012)...Indoor School Record Holder (Shot Put - 2012, Weight Throw - 2012)...Outdoor School Record Holder (Shot Put - 2012, Hammer Throw - 2012)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2013)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2012, 2013)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-11)

2012-13: Duke’s top performer in the women’s shot put and weight throw events during the indoor season…earned a season-best mark of 54-5.25 (16.59) in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Elite to finish second overall…earned All-ACC honors with a second place finish in the event at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 53-0.75 (16.17)…in the weight throw, earned a season-best mark of 58-6.75 (17.85) to finish 12th at the Armory Collegiate…finished ninth at the ACC Championships with a mark of 56-7.5 (17.26)….Outdoors, served as Duke’s top finisher in the shot put and weight throw events…earned a season-best mark of 54-11.50 (16.75) in the shot put to finish first at the Duke Invitational…also earned first place finishes in the event at the Joe Hilton Invite and HPU Vertklasse Meetings…earned All-ACC honors in the event with her best throw measuring 53-4.5 (16.27)…in the hammer throw, earned her best  mark of the season with a throw of 178-9 (54.49)at the ACC Outdoor Championships to finish fifth in the field…qualified for the NCAA East First Round in the shot put but was unable to compete due to illness… excelled in the classroom and was named to the All-ACC Indoor and Outdoor Academic teams.    

2011-12: Had a breakout sophomore campaign that included breaking four school records over the course of the indoor and outdoor seasons...indoors, earned her first ACC title in the shot put with a mark of 54-1.25 (16.49)...finished fifth in the weight throw at the same event to earn her the Indoor ACC Field MVP title...qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships where she earned second team All-America honors with an 11th-place finish in the shot put...earned five first-place finishes during seven competitions in the shot put...holds the school record in both the indoor shot put and weight throw....outdoors, earned first team All-America honors by placing eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a mark of ## (17.14)...finished first at ACC Outdoor Championships with a school record mark of 56-4.5 (17.18)...placed fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 183-1 (55.82)...finished first in the shot put at the ECAC Championships...owns the school record in both the shot put and hammer throw events.

2010-11: Left her mark on Duke's record books during her first competition season...set a program record with a toss of 49-9.25 in the shot put to finish seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships...registered a mark of 56-1 in the weight throw to take fourth at the Virginia Tech Challenge, which ranks as the No. 1 performance on Duke's all-time list...outdoors, also established a new school record in the shot put with a toss of 53-10.25 to take first at the Tiger Track Classic...finished seventh in the hammer throw at the ACC Outdoor Championships at 178-2 for the No. 2 all-time performance at Duke...won the hammer throw at the Duke Twilight with a toss of 172-5.

2009-10: Did not compete during the 2009-10 season.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years at Los Osos...recorded a personal-best 46-foot, 2-inch throw in the shot put as a junior...also competed in the discus, heptathlon, 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles...served as team captain senior year...team MVP pick in 2008...earned award for Outstanding Achievement in Field Events junior and senior years...selected Baseline League Scholar Athlete in 2009...member of the Cum Laude Society...received recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement in addition to California Scholarship Federation Lifetime Membership Award.

Personal: Daughter of Cyril and Ethel Anumba...born September 18, 1991...has a younger brother, Michael, and two younger sisters - Amanda and Ashley...majoring in evolutionary anthropology.


Indoor PRs
Shot Put- 55-9.75 (3/3/2012)
Weight Throw- 59-9.0 (2/24/2012)

Outdoor PRs
Hammer Throw- 187-4 (4/14/2012)
Shot Put- 56-4.5 (4/20/2012)

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