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Nickiesha Wilson
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'8"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Kingston, Jamaica
Other College: Oklahoma Baptist
Nickiesha Wilson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/25/2008

Events: 60H (8.01), 100H (12.63w/12.85), 400H (53.97)

2008 Olympian (400 Hurdles)
3-time NCAA Champion
9-time All-American
3-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
4-time SEC Champion
7-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up her two-year career at LSU as one of the most prolific hurdlers to ever wear the purple and gold ... Racked up three NCAA titles and nine All-America honors in just two seasons with the Lady Tigers ... Became the third Lady Tiger to win the NCAA title in the 400-meter hurdles with her victory over defending champion Nicole Leach of UCLA at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Joins LSU greats Schowonda Williams and Debbie Parris as the only Lady Tigers to be crowned NCAA champions of the 400 hurdles during their collegiate careers ... One of the premier dual hurdlers in the history of collegiate track and field, she nearly swept NCAA titles at the outdoor national meet in 2008 by finishing runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles ... Scored an impressive 18 individual points at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships to help lead the Lady Tigers to their first national championship since 2004 ... Added All-America honors in the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles during the 2007 season ... Finished third in the 100 hurdles and runner-up to Leach in the 400 hurdles at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Was a two-time All-American in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season ... Won a pair of national titles while running on the Lady Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team ... Ran on the foursome that took home the title at the NCAA Outdoor meet in 2007 and the NCAA Indoor meet in 2008 ... Wrapped up her career with an impressive four SEC titles and seven All-SEC honors ... Is the school-record holder in the 400 hurdles after clocking a time of 53.97 in the semifinal round at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, in 2007 ... Went on to finish fourth in the event at the World Championships ... Ranks No. 4 all-time at LSU with a career-best time of 8.01 in the 60 hurdles and No. 6 in school history with a personal best of 12.85 in the 100 hurdles ... Made her Olympic Games debut for Jamaica in 2008 while running the 400 hurdles in Beijing.

2008
A catalyst in LSU’s run to the national championship at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Scored 18 individual points for the Lady Tigers at the NCAA Outdoor meet in leading the team to its first national championship since 2004 ... Became the third Lady Tiger in program history to be crowned NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles in 2008 with her victory over defending champion Nicole Leach of UCLA, joining Schowonda Williams in 1987 and Debbie Parris in 1993 and 1994 ... Clocked a seasonal-best time of 54.45 in the 400 hurdles in the national final .. Nearly swept NCAA titles in the hurdles as she finished runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the outdoor national meet ... Won two more All-America honors during the indoor season after finishing sixth in the 60-meter hurdles and running the second leg on LSU’s national champion 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Won her first career SEC title in the 100-meter hurdles after clocking a wind-aided time of 12.81 in the conference final ... Also won the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a wind-aided time of 12.63 ... Set a new personal best of 12.85 in the 100-meter hurdles to win the event title at the Texas Relays ... Time ranks No. 6 on the school’s all-time list ... Successfully defended her regional crown in the 400 hurdles with a time of 55.71 in the final ... A staple on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay during her two-year career, was a member of the foursome that swept SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles in 2008 ... Ran the anchor leg on LSU’s shuttle hurdle relay team that set a new collegiate record of 52.77 in winning the Championship of America title at the 114th Penn Relays ... Teamed with Tenaya Jones, Angel Boyd and Jessica Ohanaja to clock the fastest time in the history of collegiate track and field ... Won the 60-meter hurdles at the Purple Tiger Classic to open the indoor season ... Added 100-meter hurdle titles at the LSU Tiger Relays (13.19) and Penn Relays (13.03), and a 400-meter hurdle title at the Tiger Invitational (55.83) during the outdoor season ... Represented Jamaica in the Olympic Games while running the 400-meter hurdles ... Finished ninth after advancing to the semifinal round ... Elected to forego her senior year of eligibility at LSU by signing a professional contract with adidas following the Olympic Games.

2007
Proved to be the top newcomer for the Lady Tigers with her outstanding performance during the 2007 season ... Established herself as one of the top 400-meter hurdlers in the world with a fourth-place finish in the event at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan ... Shattered the school record in the intermediate hurdles with a time of 53.97 in the semifinal at the World Championships ... Eclipsed the 20-year-old mark of 54.82 set by former Lady Tiger great Schowonda Williams in 1987 ... Helped the Lady Tigers earn a pair of NCAA runner-up finishes during the collegiate season as she received a total of five All-America honors in her first season at LSU ... Won a national title during the outdoor season as a member of the Lady Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team ... Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that successfully defended its title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with the seventh-fastest time in school history at 3:28.07 ... Individually, was the NCAA runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the national meet ... Posted a time of 55.68 in the final ... Clocked a new personal best and the seventh-fastest time in school history at 12.93 to place third in the 100-meter hurdles ... Also earned a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season ... Ran the second leg on the 4x400 relay team that took third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Crossed the finish line in fifth place in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16 ... Her personal best of 8.01 in the prelims of the 60 hurdles at the indoor national meet ranks fourth in school history ... Captured event titles in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (55.20) and SEC Outdoor Championships (55.77) ... Helped the Lady Tigers win their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 ... Earned All-SEC honors with second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (13.11) and 4x400-meter relay (3:28.89) at the outdoor conference meet ... Won five event titles in the 400 hurdles during the outdoor season ... Became the first Lady Tiger to win the 400 hurdles at the Texas Relays since former LSU All-American and current assistant coach Debbie Parris-Thymes did so in 1993 ... Placed third in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Earned runner-up finishes in the 100 hurdles at four meets during the outdoor season, including the LSU Tiger Relays, Sun Angel Classic, Penn Relays and SEC Championships ... Just missed earning all-conference honors in the 400 meters during the indoor season as she finished third in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor personal-best time of 52.82 ... Finished 12th in the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Followed the collegiate season by winning a silver medal in the 400 hurdles at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Blistered the track in the final as she crossed the finish line with a time of 54.94 ... Won a bronze medal in the event at the Jamaican National Senior Championships in her hometown of Kingston to qualify for the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most prolific performers in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2006 while competing for head coach Ford Mastin at Oklahoma Baptist University ... Won three individual national titles and a total of seven All-America honors during the 2006 campaign ... Won a national title in the 400-meter hurdles at the NAIA Outdoor Championships ... Anchored OBU’s 4x400-meter relay teams that won national titles at both the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Also earned All-America honors in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season and the 100-meter hurdles during the outdoor campaign ... Is the current indoor school-record holder in the 200 meters (24.85) and 400 meters (55.33) ... Ran track for four years under Ms. Lorna Vernon at Convent of Mercy Academy in Kingston, Jamaica ... Won the 400-meter hurdles and placed second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Jamaican Boys and Girls Championships in 2005 ... Placed second in the 400 hurdles at the 2006 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships with a time of 56.77.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nickiesha Wilson ... Born on July 28, 1986 ... Daughter of Delroy Wilson and Claudia Robinson ... Comes from a large family with five siblings named Kashmaine Wilson, Taniesha Wilson, Leonard Wilson, Althea Davis and Tristan Davis.

 

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