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Takeia Pinckney
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'4"
Class: Graduate
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Columbia HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 07/24/1991
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Takeia Pinckney Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/27/2014

Event: 60M (7.24), 100M (11.26), 200M (IN: 24.12; OUT: 23.32)

4-time All-American
SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Opened her career as an All-American in the 60 meters indoors and 100 meters outdoors as a freshman in 2010 … Finished in seventh place in the 60 meters and fourth place in the 100 meters outdoors at the NCAA Championships in her debut season with the Lady Tigers … Twice an All-American in the 4x100-meter relay as a member of LSU’s team that finished runner-up nationally in 2010 and in sixth place nationally in 2012 … Member of LSU’s SEC Champion 4x100-meter relay team in 2012 … Ended her career as a three-time All-SEC performer in the sprints and relays … Was the No. 9-ranked 60-meter sprinter in program history at the end of her collegiate career with a PR of 7.24 set during her freshman season in 2010 … Also clocked personal bests of 11.26 in the 100 meters and 23.32 in the 200 meters during her collegiate career from 2010-14.

2014
Competed in three meets in her final outdoor season with the Lady Tigers … Earned a ninth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the Texas Relays … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 11.42 seconds (+0.7) in the qualifying round at the Texas Relays in her first race of the outdoor season … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay final at the Texas Relays with a time of 44.41 … Team qualified for the final at the Texas Relays with a season-opening time of 44.17 Also anchored LSU’s sprint relay team to a runner-up finish at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 44.18.

2013
A leader of LSU’s sprints and relays group once again during the 2013 season … Earned All-America and All-SEC honors as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay during the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the team that earned sixth place with a time of 44.21 seconds in the national final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Also ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 43.81 for the fastest time in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and a seasonal best of 43.44 for the third-fastest time in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships en route to a spot in the national final … Was the third leg of LSU’s sprint relay team that ran 43.81 to take home All-SEC honors with a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran the third leg on the team that ran 43.70 for second place in the invitational race at the Texas Relays and 43.91 for third place in the Championship of America final at the Penn Relays … An NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season … Placed 24th overall in the national semifinals in Eugene … Raced to a wind-aided seasonal best of 11.30 (+3.8) as the seventh-fastest qualifier in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Clocked a wind-aided 11.41 (+2.3) in the first round of qualifying in Greensboro … The SEC Outdoor bronze medalist in the 100 meters during the outdoor season after running 11.45 (+0.4) for third place in the conference final … Advanced to the SEC final after running a wind-aided 11.41 (+3.9) in the qualifying round … Captured the 100-meter title at the LSU Relays with a season-opening run of 11.61 (+1.6) … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season … Finished in 12th place after running 7.32 in the qualifying round at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Lined up in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships … Raced to an indoor seasonal best of 7.28 in a third-place finish at the Tyson Invitational to finish the regular season as the NCAA’s No. 7-ranked sprinter in the 60 meters … Clocked consecutive seasonal bests of 7.40 in the first round, 7.32 in the semifinal round and 7.28 in the final at the Tyson Invitational … Placed second in the 60-meter dash at the Razorback Invitational with back-to-back runs of 7.40 with the semifinal and final rounds … Ran consecutive times of 7.44 en route to a fifth-place finish in the consolation final at the Armory Collegiate Invitational … Opened the season by running 24.98 for 12th place in the 200 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener … Raced to an indoor seasonal best of 24.49 in the 200 meters to take 17th place at the Razorback Invitational.

2012
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 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.

2011
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.

2010
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, Oregon … 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 … 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.

PERSONAL
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.

 

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