Khadija Abdullah
Khadija Abdullah

Hometown:
Markham, Ill.

High School:
Thornton Township

Event:
Throws

Experience:
Sr./--


05/08/2013

Track and Field Hands Out Awards at Banquet

Sam Bombaugh, Khadija Abdullah, and Amashi Kendall earned the athlete of the year awards.

05/08/2013

Track and Field Hands Out Awards at Banquet

Sam Bombaugh, Khadija Abdullah, and Amashi Kendall earned the athlete of the year awards.

03/09/2013

Track and Field's Abdullah Captures All-America Honors

Khadija Abdullah earned her second career indoor All-America honor in the shot put.

03/08/2013

Track and Field's Kinsella Earns All-America Honors

Michelle Kinsella placed 10th in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

03/07/2013

Track and Field's Kinsella, Abdullah Head to NCAA Indoor Championships

Michelle Kinsella and Khadija Abdullah earned All-America honors previously in their respective events.

05/07/2013

2012-13 TRACK & FIELD BANQUET

2012-13 Track & Field Banquet

02/16/2013

LOUISVILLE TRACK & FIELD BIG EAST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Louisville Women's Track & Field Big East Indoor Championships

01/12/2013

KENTUCKY INVITATIONAL

Louisville Track & Field at Kentucky Invitational

05/05/2012

BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Louisville Track & Field Big East Outdoor Championships

04/23/2012

LENNY LYLES | CLARK WOOD INVITATIONAL

Louisville Women's Track & Field Lenny Lyles | Clark Wood Invitaional

Career Bests
Indoor
Shot Put - 16.96m/55-7.75

Outdoor
Shot Put - 17.12m/56-2
Discus - 54.75m/179-7

2011-12: Earned second team outdoor USTCCCA All-America honors in the shot put ... placed 11th at the NCAA Championships in the event ... also won two BIG EAST event titles ... competed in the shot put and discus events during the outdoor season, while taking part in the shot put during the indoor campaign ... set a personal best in the shot put at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round ... recorded a toss of 17.12m/56-2 for the victory ... recorded two other victories during the outdoor season: discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and the shot put at the Bulls Invitational ... finished in the top five in all events until the NCAA Championships ... captured the BIG EAST indoor shot put title ... opened the indoor season with a win in the event at the Indiana Open.

2010-11: Earned second team All-America outdoor honors in the shot put and honorable mention All-America indoor status in the same event ... captured the BIG EAST indoor shot put title ... completed the year with a 13th-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... had two outdoor victories ... won the shot put title at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... captured the discus title at the Florida Relays ... had five runner-up finishes ... concluded the indoor schedule at the NCAA Championships with a 20th-place showing in the shot put ... dominated the season in the event ... had six victories, including winning the league title ... opened the year with a personal-best 16.96m/55-7.75 in the shot put ... that mark ranked among the top-five nationally and was 10th best at the season's conclusion.

2009-10: Won the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships title in the shot put ... only competed in the shot put in the outdoor season ... won two of final three competitions ... took first in the event at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... placed third at the Border Battle ... had a second-place showing at the LSU Relays.

2008-09: Competed in two outdoor and two indoor events ... qualified with an at-large bid for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Mideast Regional in the shot put ... took second in the event at the Cardinal Twilight ... had a runner-up finish in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also qualified for the league championships in the discus ... placed first in the shot put at the Texas Relays and the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... finished second in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... had a second-place showing in the event at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invite.

Prep: One of top throwers in the state at Thornton Township High under coach Christopher Whitfield ... placed second in an all-seniors meet in Iowa and took third at the state meet ... tabbed the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete in Sports as a freshman and a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball ... prep personal bests include 46-2 in the shot put and 118-0 in the discus.

Personal: Daughter of Muhammad and Joyce Abdullah ... birthday is July 24 ... has two brothers and two sisters ... majoring in justice administration.

    Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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