Bears looking to advance to national meet during three days of competition in Austin.
Women's team ties school record with 21 entries to regional meet in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Maxwell Willis earns meet's high point scorer honor.
Bears will be in action at conference meet Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.
Bears have 11 women's, eight men's athletes honored by Big 12 Conference.
2015 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (Triple Jump)
2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Long Jump)
2015 Big 12 Indoor Champion (Triple Jump)
2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
2014 NCAA Indoor Champion (Triple Jump)
2014 Big 12 Indoor Champion (Triple Jump)
2014 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
2014 Big 12 Athlete of the Week (Jan. 29)
2013 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Triple Jump)
2013 Big 12 Athlete of the Week (April 10)
2013 All-American Indoors (Triple Jump)
2013 Big 12 Indoor Champion (Triple Jump)
2013 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump)
School Record Holder Outdoors (Triple Jump)
School Record Holder Indoors (Triple Jump)
2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016: Captured second-straight Big 12 Outdoor triple jump title with school-record jump of 53-9.75 [16.40m]...Became just the fifth Big 12 athlete to win back-to-back outdoor triple jump crowns...Produced title-winning jump on his fifth attempt, but led the competition from his first jump and all six of his attempts on the day were better than 16.00 meters...Competed in total of six outdoor meets, winning Baylor Invitational triple jump crown in 51-9.75 [15.79m]...Placed second at Michael Johnson Invitational and third at Drake Relays in triple jump event...Finished fourth at NCAA West Preliminary Championships to qualify for nationals...Closed season at NCAA Outdoor Championship with 10th-place showing for a second-straight year...Came within .25 inches or one centimeter of ninth place, which would have earned him a spot in the event finals and three more attempts...Took part in five indoor meets, while battling hamstring injury...Won triple jump title at Rod McCravy Memorial with leap of 53-8.25 [16.36m], which was a meet record and third-best leap in BU history...At NCAA Indoor Championships, finished 10th with a best leap of 52-1.75 [15.89m]...Was 2.25 inches [0.06m] short of earning three more jumps. at national meet...Set personal-best in long jump at 25-1.25 [7.65m] to win Charlie Thomas Invitational.
2015: Returned from knee injury to have successful junior campaign...Captured two Big 12 titles, winning both the indoor and outdoor triple jump titles...Secured third-straight Big 12 indoor triple jump crown with season-best leap of 52-0 [15.85m]...Led conference event from start to finish as his nearest competitor was over two feet away...Tallied top attempt on second jump...Became first BU male athlete to win same event for three consecutive years at Big 12 indoor meet...Jumped 53-1.75 [16.20m] to win school's first outdoor conference title in the triple jump on fourth attempt of competition...Qualified for first NCAA Outdoor Championships in triple jump with second-place finish at NCAA West Preliminary Championships in 52-1.75 [15.89m]...Placed 10th with a jump of 52-8.75 [16.07m] on final attempt of NCAA outdoor meet...Failed to get into one of the top-nine slots of competition to earn three more jumps by just two inches...Participated in five indoor meets, including three long jump competitions and four triple jump events...Won triple jump crown at Arkansas Open with leap of 51-2.75 [15.61m]...Had season-best long jump of 24-3.25 [7.43m] to be sixth at Tyson Invitational...Placed seventh at Big 12 Indoor Championships in event with leap of 23-11 [7.29m] to grab All-Big 12 honors...Opened outdoor season with school-record triple jump of 53-3.5 [16.24m] to be fourth at Texas Relays...Went on to win Baylor Invitational and Michael Johnson Classic trip jump crowns, before placing second at Drake Relays...Took part in three outdoor long jump contest with season-best jump of 23-10 [7.26m] coming at Big 12 Championship to place seventh and earn All-Big 12 honors...Ran one 100-meter race at Michael Johnson Classic, finishing 27th in 11.07... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Won NCAA Indoor Championships triple jump title with school-record leap of 54-5.25 [16.59m]...Fouled on first attempt of competition and then moved into fourth with second attempt of 52-0 [15.85m]...Posted winning distance on third attempt, which would be last jump of day as knee injury prevented any more jumps...Carded BU's first NCAA indoor title since 2009...Repeated as Big 12 Indoor triple jump champion with a jump of 51-2.25 [15.60m] on second attempt at conference meet...Became one of only four BU men to win back-to-back titles at indoor league meet...Picked up All-Big 12 honors in indoor long jump competition with sixth-place showing with mark of 24-1 [7.34m]...Earned Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors for winning Rod McCravy Memorial triple jump title with then-school-record of 54-2.75 [16.22m]...Placed second at Tyson Invitational three weeks later and broke own school-record again with leap of 53-11.25 [16.44m]...Had season-best long jump of 24-8.25 [7.52m] at Tyson Invitational to be sixth...Did not compete in any outdoor meets due to knee injury suffered during NCAA Indoor Championship.
2013: Garnered All-America accolades by taking sixth in triple jump at NCAA Indoor Championships...Broke indoor triple jump school record for third time with 53-1 [16.18m] leap to win Big 12 Indoor Championships...First BU male athlete to ever win conference triple jump crown...Bettered previous school-record for triple jump in each of six outdoor competitions...Took third in triple jump at Big 12 outdoor meet to earn All-Big 12 honors...Set outdoor triple jump school record with leap of 52-9.25 [16.08m] for fourth at Texas Relays...Won Baylor Quad Invitational and Florida Relays triple jump events...Nabbed Big 12 Male Athlete of the Week honors for performance at Florida Relays...Had season-best outdoor long jump (24-6.25 [7.47m] to be second at Baylor Quad meet...Placed third at Big 12 Indoor meet in long jump with season-best leap of 24-7.75 [7.50m]...Won indoor triple jump title at season-opening Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational...Named to Academic All-Big 12 rookie team...Earned fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition...Placed second in triple jump at USA Junior Championships with mark of 51-6.5 [15.71m]...Took third in event at Pan American Junior Championships with leap of 51-8 [15.75m].
High School: Was undefeated in triple jump during senior season at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas...Claimed Texas 5-A state title with personal-best leap of 50-11.25...Took fourth at state meet in long jump in senior year...Had personal-record of 23-5.5 in long jump to win district competition...Won district titles in long jump and triple jump as junior...Entered college ranked No. 1 in nation in indoor triple jump...Won long jump and triple at USATF Border Association Junior Olympics, broke 50 feet in triple jump... Won district title and placed fifth in regional as sophomore in 2010...Placed sixth in triple jump at national-level USATF Junior Olympics.
Personal: Full name is Felix Chukwuebuka Obi...Born June 15, 1994 in Tyler, Texas...Parents are Emmanuel and Maryann Obi...Has two sisters and one brother...Majoring in biology.