Highlights and interviews from DePaul Invitational at Lane Tech Stadium.
Career Notes: Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2012.
2011-12 (Junior) Indoor: Competed in the 400m dash at the Blue and Gold Invitational, where he finished in fifth place with a time of 49.96...ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed third at the Blue and Gold Invitational in a time of 3:25.82.
Outdoor: Won the 200m dash at the DePaul Invitational in a time of 22.50...ran a season-best time of 21.65 in an eighth-place finish at the Cardinal Twilight...ran the 400m dash six times...won the 400m dash at the Purdue Open in 49.29...won the DePaul Invitational in 49.23...ran a season-best time of 48.16 in an 11th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships...finished in second place at both the Cardinal Twilight and the Tom Botts Invitational...ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed eighth at the BIG EAST Championships.
2010-11 (Sophomore) Indoor: Placed first in the 400m dash at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking a 48.62 second time...took home second at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 200m dash as he crossed the line at the 22.01 mark. competed on DePaul's 4x400m relay squad at the Blue and Gold Invitational, earning a second place finish with a time of 3:59.35...also tallied two third-place finishes in the 400m dash as he finished with a time of 48.48 at the BIG EAST Conference Championships and with a time of 49.45 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships.
Outdoor: Collected two first place and two second place finishes during the season...finished in the top 10 in eight of his 10 races...twice competed in the 200m dash, placing first at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 22.25 and finishing second at the ISU Duals with a time of 21.87...grabbed first place in the 400m dash at the Stan Lyons Invitational with a season-best time of 47.57...earned second place in the DePaul Invitational 400m dash, clocking in at 49.36 seconds...took home seventh in the 400m at the Sun Angel Classic (48.44), eighth at both the Cardinal Invite (47.96) and the Raleigh Relays (48.35)...finished ninth at the BIG EAST Championship in the 400m with a time of 47.96...competed for the first time in the 800m run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, registering a 22nd place time of 2:02.12...part of a 4x400m relay team that placed second with a time of 3:21.30 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational...part of another 4x400m team that placed second at the ISU Duals with a time of 3:21.87 and finished ninth at the BIG EAST Conference Championship with a time of 3:15.83.
2009-10 (Freshman) Indoor: Broke the DePaul record in the 300m at the Meyo Invitational after clocking a time of 35.10...met the BIG EAST qualifying standard in the 200m with a time of 22.13...logged a season-best 400m time of 48.64 during the prelims of the BIG EAST Championship...placed fourth in the finals of the league meet behind a time of 48.98...anchored the 4x400m relay team at the BIG EAST Championship to help post a ninth-place time of 3:18.24.
Outdoor: Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 47.41...lowered his personal-best time in the 400m to 47.10 at the Georgia Tech Invitational...clocked a time of 47.80 to place 37th at the NCAA Championship West Preliminary...placed 10th at the BIG EAST Championships with a 4x400m relay time of 3:16.49...ran the 200m at the 49er Classic in a time of 21.84.
High School: Captained the track and soccer teams in high school...named the Dadaya Sportsman of the Year from 2002-04...Ran for the Stevenage and North Herts Athletic Club...won the 400m at the Welsh Open Senior Championship in a personal-record time of 47.24...attended Oaklands College before transferring to DePaul.
Personal: Son of Tonderai Tomu and Miriam Chuma...has three step-siblings, Simba, Taku and Tari...enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.