Bunmi Ogunleye
Bunmi Ogunleye

Player Profile

Long Beach, CA

High School:
Poly HS



2001 — Multi-talented athlete, Ogunleye earned All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor, running the opening leg on UCLA’s 4 X 400m relay that placed fifth (3:35.27) …?At the Pac-10 meet, she qualified in the 400m and placed 11th (18-4.25) in the long jump …?Had season-bests of 55.41/54.87i (400m) and 19-0.50/19-4i (long jump) …?Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2001 Fall quarter.

2000 — Ogunleye at the Pac-10 placed fourth in the 400m (54.93), fifth (19-11w) in the long jump and ran the first leg on UCLA’s 4 X 400m relay that placed second (3:37.10, season-best) … Season-best and team-leading 54.39 in the 400m and personal-bests 20-4.25w/19-10.25/19-10.75i in the long jump … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2000 Fall quarter.

1999 — At the Pac-10 meet, Ogunleye placed 11th (18-7.25) in the long jump … Season-bests of 19-8.75nwi, 19-7w and 19-6.75 in the long jump … Athletic Director’s Honor roll for the 1999 Spring and Winter quarters.

High School — At the ‘98 U. S. Junior meet, Ogunleye was 11th (18-9.75) in the long jump … Although her senior season was slowed by injury, she still placed second (19-2) in the long jump at the CA State meet and won the SoCal Div. I title with a leap of 19-11.25w … As a junior in 1997, she was the State champion in the long jump (20-0.75w, edging Bruin teammate Michelle Perry), placed second in the 400m (54.15) and ran legs on both of Poly’s relay teams … Prep bests in 1997 were 24.07, 53.75 and 19-3.25 … Helped lead Long Beach Poly to two (1997-98) State team titles … As a sophomore, her best long jump was 19-0w and 18-10 as a freshman.

Personal — Full name: Olabunmi Olafemi Ogunleye … Named pronounced Bu-mee O-gun-lay-hee … Pre-psychology major who wants to be a sports physican or physical therapist … Born June 19, 1980 … Her mother, Modupe Oshikoya, a Nigerian Olympian, competed for UCLA in 1977-78, winning the AIAW long jump (21-6.50) title and placing second in the 100m hurdles (13.49) in ‘78 … She’s still on the all-time Bruin lists (No. 3 in the long jump, 21-6.50 and No. 8 in the 100m hurdles, 13.49) … Modupe represented her homeland of Nigeria in the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, winning the long jump (21-2.25) and finishing third (13.69) in the 100m hurdles.

Ogunleye’s best marks
200m 24.07
400m 53.75
LJ 20-4.25w, 19-10.75i,19-10.25
2001-Indoor 4 X 400m relay