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Kenyanna Wilson
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'4"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Peoria HS
Major: Psychology
Born: 10/27/1988
Kenyanna Wilson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/20/2011

Events: 60M (7.18), 100M (11.11w/11.19), 200M (IN: 23.85; OUT: 23.24)

NCAA Champion
8-time All-American
2-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
2-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the team's leading sprinters during her four-year career at LSU from 2008-11 ... A member of one national championship team and  five SEC championship teams during her tenure ... Helped the Lady Tigers capture their 25th NCAA team title in program history with their win at the 2008 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Also a key member of five SEC championship teams, including three SEC Outdoor titles (2008, 2010, 2011) and two SEC Indoor titles (2008, 2011) ... Earned eight All-America honors with the Lady Tigers ... Was a three-time NCAA bronze medalist ... Earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2009 and 2011 ... Also finished in third-place in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2009 ... Won an NCAA title as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay squad in 2011, running the No. 8-ranked time in NCAA history at 42.64 in the national final ... Took home a pair of league titles during her career in the 100-meter dash in 2009 and 4x100-meter relay in 2011 ... Her personal best of 7.18 in the 60-meter dash ranked in a tie for No. 3 on LSU's all-time performance list at the end of her senior season.

2011
Enjoyed the most prolific season of her collegiate career as a senior in 2011 ... Earned three All-America honors in her final season as a Lady Tiger ... Led off LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that won its 13th NCAA championship in program history at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Semoy Hackett, Rebecca Alexander and Kimberlyn Duncan for the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 in the national final ... Also led off the relay team that clocked the fastest time of the national semifinal at 42.94 ... Added an All-America fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a wind-legal time of 11.22 seconds in the event final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Grabbed the eighth and final qualifying spot into the national final with a time of 11.37 in the NCAA semifinal ... Advanced to the national semifinal in Des Moines by taking second place in the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Posted 11.33 in the quarterfinals in Bloomington, Ind. ... Scored a total of 7.5 points at the SEC Outdoor Championships in helping the Lady Tigers win their fourth team title in five seasons ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter final with a 2011 seasonal best wind-aided time of 11.11 ... Ran the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay that captured the SEC crown in 43.47 ... Also earned fourth-place finishes in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Invitational (11.41), LSU Alumni Gold (11.26) and Penn Relays (11.45) during the 2011 outdoor season ... Led off the sprint relay team that earned runner-u honors at the Penn Relays (43.49) ... One of the nation's top 60-meter performers indoors in 2011 ... Recorded an impressive PR of 7.18 en route to a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the 60-meter dash final at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas ... Wrapped up the 2011 indoor season in a tie for the No. 3 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Became an automatic qualifier into the NCAA meet with a win at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, where she clocked 7.26 in both the prelim and final ... Took fourth place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships (7.32) ... Competed in the 200-meter dash in four indoor meets, with an indoor seasonal best of 24.37 at the Tyson Invitational ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 100-meter dash for the first time at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. ... Established a new personal best in the event of 11.19 en route to a ninth-place finish in the semifinal round.

2010
A two-time All-American during her junior season in 2010 ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to a national runner-up finish in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Team clocked 43.72 in the national final to score eight points with a second-place finish ... Also earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where she matched her personal best with a time of 7.24 in the NCAA final ... Advanced to the final with a time of 7.25 in the semifinal round ... Just missed earning All-SEC honors in the 60 meters with a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (7.30) ... Earned a spot at the NCAA Championships with her NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.30 in the SEC final ... Added two points with a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet with an indoor seasonal best of 24.00 ... An NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor campaign ... An 11th-place finisher nationally in the 100 meters at the NCAA Outdoor meet (11.42) ... Advanced to the national semifinal with a runner-up finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where she clocked a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 11.22 ... Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (11.41) ... Placed fourth at the Penn Relays (11.47) and sixth at the Texas Relays (11.41) ... Qualified for the 200-meter final at the SEC Outdoor meet with an eighth-place finish in the semifinal round (23.67) ... Scratched from the final ... Ran a new lifetime personal best of 23.24 in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Ran the anchor leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay throughout the outdoor season ... Helped the Lady Tigers clock a 2010 season best of 43.25 in qualifying at the Penn Relays.

2009
Emerged as one of the nation's premier sprinters with her performance in 2009 ... Earned a pair of All-America honors in NCAA competition ... Was the third-place finisher in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships after clocking a time of 7.27 seconds in the national final ... Set a seasonal best in the event with a time of 7.24 in the qualifying round at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Advanced to the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Committed a false start in the race and was disqualified ... Earned the right to compete in the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships after posting a top NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.28 in the preliminary heats at the SEC Championships ... Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships, clocking a new indoor personal best of 23.85 in the conference final ... Enjoyed a breakout outdoor season in which she earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Crossed the finish line with a time of 11.30 in the NCAA final ... Recorded a new wind-legal personal best of 11.20 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA Championships ... Was crowned SEC champion in the 100 meters after clocking a time of 11.32 at the conference meet ... Followed that performance by winning the 100-meter title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a time of 11.39 ... Earned All-SEC honors with a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet, recording a new overall personal best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 23.44 in the conference final ... Went on to place 14th in the 200 meters at the regional meet ... Also competed as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team throughout the 2009 outdoor season ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to a regional title in the event with a time of 43.72 at the regional meet ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to a seasonal-best time of 43.39 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... LSU's sprint relay team failed to pass the baton around the track in the finals at both the SEC Outdoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2009 ... Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Showed her potential with an outstanding freshman campaign for the Lady Tigers in 2008 ... Earned All-America honors during the outdoor season by running the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Samantha Henry, Brooklynn Morris and Kelly Baptiste to clock a time of 42.85 and help the Lady Tigers win their first national championship since 2004 ... Also participated in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Championships in just her first season at the collegiate level ... Placed 18th in the event at the national meet with a time of 11.93 in the qualifying round ... Punched her ticket to the national meet with a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Her wind-aided time of 11.31 at the regional meet was a seasonal best ... Clocked a seasonal best wind-legal time of 11.42 to finish third at the Tiger Invitational ... Scored one point for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 100 meters (11.55) ... Contributed to LSU's second-straight team championship at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Won the 100-meter title at the LSU Tiger Relays (11.54) ... Also ran the 200 meters during the outdoor season ... Was the 16th-place finisher in the event at the SEC meet ... Clocked a seasonal best and new personal best of 23.76 at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Competed in the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Placed 10th in the 60 meters and 16th in the 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships in March ... Won the 60-meter title at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (7.42) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.41) ... Qualified provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash with a seasonal best and personal-best time of 7.38 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Competed in a total of 17 meets for the Lady Tigers during her freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as one of the nation's elite performers in the 100 meters with a personal-best time of 11.37 seconds ... Her personal-best time in the even was the fourth-fastest time clocked by a high school athlete in 2006 ... Followed her senior season at Peoria High School by leading the United States to a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that carried the stick around the track in 43.71 ... Also took sixth place in the 100-meter dash at the Pan Am Junior Championships with a time of 11.58 in the final ... Was named an American Track and Field Second-Team All-American in 2006 after participating in the IAAF World Junior Championships as a member of Team USA's 4x100-meter relay pool ... As a junior, was named the Arizona Republic Girl's Track and Field Athlete of the Year after winning the Class 5A Division II titles in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kenyanna Jovonda Wilson ... Born on Oct. 27, 1988 ... Parents are Demetrius and Yolanda Wilson ... Has two younger siblings: Demetrius and Jasmine ... Majoring in psychology.

 

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