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Jonique Day
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
Hometown: St. Mary, Jamaica
High School: St. Jago HS
Other College: Essex CC
Major: Communication Studies
Born: 11/13/1988
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Jonique Day Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/08/2012

Event: 400M (IN: 53.72; OUT: 52.11)

NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout 400-meter runner in her two seasons with the Lady Tigers in 2011 and 2012 ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to their seventh NCAA Indoor title in the 4x400-meter relay in program history with a win in the 2012 season ... Also anchored the Lady Tigers to a school record in the 4x400-meter relay with the third-fastest time in collegiate history at 3 minutes, 24.59 seconds in claiming the NCAA Outdoor silver medal in her final collegiate race ... Earned three All-America and three All-SEC honors while anchoring the Lady Tigers in the 4x400 relay in her two seasons ... Anchored the team to a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in the mile relay during her senior season in 2012 ... Posted career-bests with a split of 51.64 on the relay and 52.11 in the open 400-meter dash as one of LSU's leading quartermilers.

2012
One of the leading anchors on the 4x400-meter relay in the NCAA throughout the 2012 season ... Wrapped up the indoor season by anchoring the Lady Tigers to a national championship in the relay with a split of 52.51 seconds ... Joined Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Siedda Herbert in claiming the NCAA Indoor title with a run of 3:31.89 at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Nampa, Idaho ... Split 51.68 seconds on the anchor leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that finished as the national runner-up during the outdoor season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Latoya McDermott, Rebecca Alexander and Cassandra Tate to set the school record with a seasonal-best time of 3:24.59 to finish just a split-second behind the 3:24.55 by the Oregon Ducks in the race for the NCAA Outdoor title ... LSU's 3:24.59 is the third-fastest 4x400-meter relay in collegiate history ... Advanced to the national final with the fastest time of the semifinal round and eighth-fastest time in school history at 3:28.01 ... Also competed in the 400-meter dash in the national semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished in 16th place in the NCAA semifinal after running 52.97 at Drake Stadium ... Shattered her lifetime personal record with a time of 52.11 to advance to the national semifinal with a fourth-place finish in the quarterfinal round of the 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Also split a career-best 51.64 seconds on the anchor leg of LSU's 4x400 relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as the team clocked the fastest time of the quarterfinal round at 3:30.05 to advance to the NCAA semifinal ... Opened the outdoor season by setting a previous personal best of 52.72 in a third-place finish in the 400-meter heats at the Battle on the Bayou ... Scored one point for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Clocked 53.48 in her first SEC final in the event ... Advanced to the SEC Outdoor final with a run of 53.28 in the qualifying round ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in the 4x400-meter relay during her senior season in 2012 ... Helped the team claim in the SEC Outdoor crown on their home track as they struck gold in 3:29.25 ... Ran the anchor leg on the team that crossed the finish line in 3:34.02 to capture the SEC Indoor gold medal by one one-hundredth of a second ahead of the 3:34.03 by the Florida Gators ... Finished in 10th place in the 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking an indoor seasonal-best of 54.18 ... Split an indoor seasonal-best of 52.43 on the anchor leg of LSU's winning relay team at the Tyson Invitational as they ran the ninth-fastest time indoors in school history at 3:31.55 ... Also anchored winning relay teams at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (3:35.80) and Razorback Invitational (3:35.41) indoors and LSU Relays (3:36.21) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (3:37.40) outdoors ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican National Senior Championships in Kingston ... Came up short in her bid to earn a spot on Jamaica's Olympic team as she finished in 10th place in the 400-meter dash after running a time of 52.80 in the semifinal round at the Jamaican Championships.

2011
Proved to be one of the team's leading 400-meter sprinters during her junior season in 2011 ... Earned her first career All-America honor during the indoor season as the anchor leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Split 52.29 seconds on the anchor leg as she teamed with Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Latoya McDermott to run a seasonal-best time of 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds for a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas ... Also earned All-SEC honors indoors as she anchored the Lady Tigers to a silver-medal winning runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:33.21 at the SEC Indoor  Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Anchored a team that also featured McDermott, Tate and Brittany Hall at the SEC Indoor meet ... Set a new lifetime personal record of 53.72 in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Clocked 54.19 in the preliminary rounds at the conference meet ... Finished in third place in the 500 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an impressive time of 1:13.13 ... Opened the outdoor season by setting an outdoor PR of 53.91 in a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters at the LSU Invitational ... Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (54.06) ... Followed by finishing in 30th place with a time of 55.68 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Lined up in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Anchored the team to its ninth-place finish in the national semifinal with a time of 3:32.88 ... Advanced to the semifinal round by anchoring the team to a second-place finish in the NCAA quarterfinal with a time of 3:32.09 ... Nearly earned All-SEC honors during the outdoor season by anchoring the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish at the SEC Championships (3:35.15).

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout 400-meter and 800-meter runner during her career at Essex County College ... Earned a pair of indoor All-America honors during her sophomore season in 2010 while competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association ... Was the bronze medalist in both the 400 meters and 600 meters at the 2010 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. ... Set 2011 seasonal best of 55.66 in the 400-meter dash at the 2010 Boston University Valentine Invitational ... Competed in the 800-meter run at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Recorded a personal best of 2:15.34 in the 800 meters at the 2009 Patriot Open Invitational ... Is a product of  St. Jago High School in Jamaica ... Competed in both the 400 meters and 800 meters at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships in Kingston during the 2007 and 2008 seasons ... Took seventh place in the 400 meters in the Class One division ... An 800-meter finalist in Class One in 2008.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jonique Kasasha Day ... Daughter of Velma Hall and Hope Day ... Born on Nov. 13, 1988 ... Has eight siblings: Christine Day, Denise Day, Kayla Day, Roger Day, Rose-ann Day, Sandra Irons, Karren Campbell and Francine Ferguson ... Majoring in communication studies.

 

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