Events: 60M (7.37), 100M (11.54), 200M (IN: 23.87; OUT: 23.91)
Lettered during both the indoor and outdoor seasons while competing for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championships ... Finished in 13th place in the qualifying round of the 60-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships after running 7.55 seconds ... Clocked an indoor seasonal-best of 7.50 in a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter final at the Razorback Invitational ... Also ran the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (7.55), New Balance Collegiate Invitational (7.56), Tyson Invitational (7.63) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.57) ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best in the 200-meter dash of 24.16 at the Tyson Invitational while taking 18th place in the event ... Placed fifth in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a run of 24.44 ... Won the 100-meter title in her outdoor debut at the LSU Relays after sprinting to a wind-aided time of 11.68 ... Finished in fourth place in the 100-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou with a wind-aided run of 11.67 ... Clocked a seasonal-best of 11.62 in a 10th-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Finished runner-up at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (11.77) ... Ran the 200-meter dash in four meets during the outdoor season ... Did not finish the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships after suffering an injury in the qualifying round ... Posted a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 23.80 (+3.5) for 10th place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Also raced the 200 meters at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (24.45) and Battle on the Bayou (24.53) during the outdoor season.
One of the SEC's premier freshman sprinters during the 2011 season ... Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash in her first season with the Lady Tigers ... Tied for 14th place in the 100 meters at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships after clocking 11.55 seconds in the semifinal round at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa ... Also clocked 11.55 to finish in 11th place overall in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal with the 13th-fastest time at 11.60 in the first round of qualifying ... Also lined up in the 200-meter dash in her debut at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked 24.30 to take 21st place in the quarterfinals after opening the competition with a time of 24.05 in the first round ... Competed in both sprints at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Finished in 10th place overall in the 100 meters with her time of 11.62 in the qualifying round ... Finished in 13th place in the 200 meters at the conference meet with a wind-aided time of 23.76 in the prelims ... Set a personal record of 11.54 in the 100-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Penn Relays ... Set an outdoor PR of 23.91 in the 200-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Recorded seasonal best wind-aided times of 11.39 in the 100 meters and 23.53 in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Ran the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team early in the season ... Ran on sprint relay teams that finished runner-up in three meets at the Texas Relays (43.44), LSU Invitational (43.48) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (43.61) ... Was a two-time selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team during the indoor season as the league's top freshman performer in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Earned a ninth-place finish in the 60 meters (7.45) and 10th-place finish in the 200 meters (23.87) at the SEC Indoor meet ... Her run of 23.87 in the 200-meter prelims at the SEC Indoor meet set a new lifetime PR in the event ... Established a personal best of 7.37 seconds in the 60-meter dash in a third-place finish in the consolation final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 60 meters at the Razorback Invitational (7.51) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.48) during the indoor season ... Placed sixth in the event in her collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.48) ... Clocked 24.07 indoors in a 10th-place finish in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1 sprint recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 ... Finished her prep career at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, La., as a seven-time Class C state champion ... Captured three-straight Class C state titles in the 100-meter dash from 2008-10 and one state title in the 200-meter dash in 2010 ... Also won back-to-back state crowns in the long jump in 2009 and 2010 ... Anchored her high school team to a state championship in the 4x100-meter relay during her senior season in 2010 ... Had winning marks of 11.76w in the 100 meters, 24.16w in the 200 meters and 19-2 in the long jump at the LHSAA Class C Outdoor State Championships during her senior season ... Her personal-best mark of 19-2 in the long jump is a Class C state record ... Named the Most Outstanding Performer in Class C at the 2010 state meet held at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on LSU's campus ... Followed her senior season at Phoenix High School by competing in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2010 National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif., where she won a silver medal in the Under-19 division of the 100 meters with a wind-legal personal best of 11.85 seconds ... Also set a wind-legal PR of 24.33 to finish in seventh place in the 200 meters at the National Junior Olympics ... Was the salutatorian of her graduating senior class at Phoenix High School.
Full name is Toshika Marie Sylvester ... Born on Dec. 3, 1991 ... Parents are John and Lucia Sylvester ... An honor student at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, La. ... Was the salutatorian of her graduating class ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.