Event: 60M (7.24), 100M (11.26), 200M (IN: 24.12; OUT: 23.32)
Bounced back from a season-ending injury in 2011 with a strong 2012 campaign as one of the team's top sprinters ... Ran the leadoff leg for LSU's 4x100-meter relay throughout the outdoor season ... Helped the Lady Tigers defend their SEC Outdoor crown in the sprint relay as she teamed with Semoy Hackett, Rebecca Alexander and Kimberlyn Duncan to run 43.27 seconds in the conference final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Scored two points for the Lady Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Clocked 11.49 in the conference final after qualifying with a seasonal-best run of 11.35 (+1.8) in the semifinal round ... Added one point with an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet after running a wind-aided time of 24.80 in the conference final ... Scored 5.5 points to help the Lady Tigers claim their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons ... Led off the sprint relay team that clocked the fastest time in the national quarterfinals with a run of 43.26 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Also competed in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Finished in 24th place in the national quarterfinal with a time of 11.71 ... Ran a top wind-aided time of 11.36 on the season in a seventh-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Opened the outdoor season by running 11.57 for 12th place in the 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays ... Ran the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay that captured the Texas Relays title with a seasonal-best run of 42.99 ... Helped the Lady Tigers earn the title as "Most Outstanding Team" at the Texas Relays ... Led off the Lady Tigers in relay wins at the Battle on the Bayou (43.74), Arizona State Tri-Meet (45.39) and LSU Alumni Gold (43.35) ... Also led off the team that finished runner-up at the Penn Relays (44.01) ... Competed primarily in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season ... Earned an 18th-place finish in the qualifying round of the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships after running 7.53 ... Scored four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Crossed the finish line in 7.39 in the conference final ... Placed 18th in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet with a time of 24.59 in the preliminary round ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best of 7.36 in the 60-meter dash in a win at the LSU Twilight and a second-place finish in the consolation final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Also won the 60-meter title at the Razorback Invitational (7.42) ... Lined up in finals at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.40), Tyson Invitational (7.42) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (7.56) ... Ran an indoor seasonal-best of 24.11 in the 200 meters for 15th place at the Tyson Invitational.
Competed in just two meets during the 2011 indoor campaign ... Lined up in the 60-meter dash at both the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (7.56) and Tyson Invitational (7.57) ... Saw her indoor season come to an end due to injury ... Missed the 2011 outdoor season due to injury and received a redshirt to preserve her sophomore eligibility.
One of the nation's elite short sprinters during her true freshman season ... Proved to be the top freshman sprinter with her performance in 2010 ... Earned a combined four All-America honors for the Lady Tigers in appearances at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished in fourth-place in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor meet while running a wind-aided time of 11.23 in the national final ... Earned a spot in the final by clocking a windy 11.18 (2.7) in the NCAA semifinal for her fastest time of the season under all conditions ... Also ran the third leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up at the national meet with a time of 43.72 in the final ... Nearly earned All-America honors in the 200-meter dash from the with a ninth-place finish in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, running a legal time of 23.50 ... Established a wind-legal PR in the 100-meter dash of 11.26 in a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships while scoring eight points for the Lady Tigers and earning her first career All-SEC honor ... Matched her PR of 11.26 in a third-place finish in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Was the No. 3-ranked freshman performer in the country in the 100-meter dash during the 2010 season ... Also set a legal personal best of 23.32 in a ninth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Prelims to earn a spot in the national semifinal in Eugene, Ore. ... Nearly earned All-SEC honors in the 200 meters with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet, running a wind-legal time of 23.59 in the conference final ... Scored 13 points to help lead the Lady Tigers to their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons ... Finished runner-up in the 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays (11.43) ... Competed primarily in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season ... Earned her first career All-America honor with a seventh-place finish in the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Clocked 7.32 in the national final ... Moved to the final with a blistering time of 7.26 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA meet ... Became an NCAA automatic qualifier with a personal-best time of 7.24 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Ranked No. 1 in the 60-meter dash among freshmen in the NCAA in 2010 ... Finished in seventh place in the 60 at the SEC Indoor Championships (7.37) ... Posted a seasonal best and indoor personal best 200-meter time at 24.12 in a third-place finish at the New Mexico Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
Burst onto the scene as one of the elite high school sprinters in the United States after being crowned the 2008 AAU Junior Olympic Champion in the 100-meter dash with a winning time and personal best of 11.54 seconds ... Also clocked a wind-aided time of 11.53 at 100 meters ... Her personal best in the 100 meters ranked No. 5 overall by a high school girl in the United States and No. 2 nationally by a member of the Class of 2009 ... Her top time of 7.51 in the 60-meter dash in 2008 ranked No. 3 nationally by a sprinter in the Class of 2009 ... Set a personal best in the 60 meters during the 2009 indoor season, clocking a national-leading time of 7.45 on Jan. 30 ... Won a bronze medal in the 100 meters in the GHSA Class 4A State Championships during her junior season in 2008 ... Won a pair of silver medals in the 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay at the Class 4A state meet in 2007 ... Won an individual state title in the 200 meters in 2006 while clocking a 24.38 in her only time competing in the event at the state meet ... Did not run the 200 meters in 2007 or 2008 ... Also plays basketball for her high school team.
Full name is Takeia Lshay Pinckney ... Born on July 24, 1991 ... Parents are Tracey Stroud and Lucious Pinckney ... Has an older sister, Terasa, and an older brother, Bishara ... Also a standout in the classroom as she boasts an impressive 3.57 grade-point average ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.