Abraham Salako
Abraham Salako
Height: 5-8
Year: SO
Hometown: Central Falls, R.I.
High School: Bishop Hendricken
Events: Throws
Major: Kinesiology

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Weight Throw: 15.70 (2018-19 at Columbia Challenge)
  • Outdoor
    • Hammer: 52.04 (2018-19 at Holy Cross Men's Meet)

2018-19

  • Indoor:
    • Finished second in the weight throw (14.85m) at the Husky Invitational.
    • Finished 15th in the weight throw (14.38m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished 12th in the weight throw (15.34m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Finished 15th in the weight throw (15.70m) at the Columbia Challenge.
    • Finished ninth in the weight throw (14.67m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished sixth in the weight throw (14.75m) at the URI Pre-Conference Meet.
    • Finished 12th in the weight throw (14.76m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished seventh in the hammer (46.83m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished eighth in the hammer (50.12m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer (52.04m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer (51.77m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished 10th in the hammer (49.20m) at the New England Championship.

High School

  • Attended Bishop Hendricken High School.
  • Earned three varsity letters with the track and field team.
  • Captained his indoor track and field team his senior year.
  • Outdoor State Champion (2016) and Indoor State Champion (2017).

Personal

  • Born September 17, 1999.
  • Son of Daniel and Kudirat Salako.
  • Has a younger brother and a younger sister, Emmanuel and Elizabeth, and two older sisters Victoria and Bukky.
  • Sisters Victoria ('15) and Bukky ('13) both graduated from URI.
  • Chose Rhode Island over Manhattan College and Xavier.
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James. 
  • Decided on URI because it was close to home. 
  • Majoring in Kinesiology with hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist.