Events: 200M (IN: 21.08; OUT: 20.98), 400M (IN: 46.30; OUT: 45.30)
A standout 400-meter sprinter during his two-year collegiate career in 2011 and 2012 ... Earned four All-America honors as a member of LSU's vaunted 4x400-meter relay team ... Also claimed a pair of All-SEC honors in the event ... Anchored the Tigers to a silver medal in the 4x400 relay at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Helped the Tigers won a pair of NCAA bronze medals in the 4x400 relay during the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2012 ... Won an SEC Indoor title as a member of LSU's relay team during his senior season ... Wrapped up his as a member of relay teams ranking No. 2 at 3:01.07, No. 3 at 3:01.21 and No. 7 at 3:01.97 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list ... Also a member of the relay team that ranked No. 8 at 3:05.41 and No. 9 at 3:05.61 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list at the end of his career ... Made his Olympics debut at the 2012 Olympic Games in London following his senior season ... Represented Jamaica in the qualifying round of the 4x400-meter relay at the Olympic Games ... Won a World Championships bronze medal as a member of Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay during the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
One of the NCAA's elite 400-meter runners again as a senior in 2012 ... Anchored the Tigers to a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with a career-best 44.24-second split ... Teamed with Robert Simmons, Quincy Downing and Ade Alleyne-Forte to run the third-fastest time in school history at 3 minutes, 1.21 seconds in the national final at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran a team-best 45.26-second split on the second leg of the team that won the NCAA Indoor bronze medal with a run of 3:05.80 in the final at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Also won a pair of All-SEC honors as a member of LSU's elite 4x400-meter relay team during his senior season ... Won his first career SEC title as the second leg of the team that took home the SEC Indoor crown in 3:06.48 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Anchored the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a 3:03.20 clocking in the conference final at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Also anchored the Tigers to the seventh-best relay run in school history at 3:01.97 for the second-fastest time in the national semifinal during the outdoor season ... Split 45.46 on the anchor leg as the Tigers posted the fastest time at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds at 3:03.20 to advance to the national semifinal ... Anchored the Tigers to a sweep of 4x400-meter relay titles at the Texas Relays (3:04.54) and Penn Relays (3:04.47) during the outdoor season ... A two-time SEC finalist in the 400-meter dash during his senior season in 2012 ... Scored five points for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter final with a time of 46.50 at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Scored four points with a fifth-place finish after running 46.63 in the event final at the SEC Indoor meet ... Was an NCAA Championships semifinalist in the event during the outdoor season ... Finished in 17th place in the NCAA semifinal with a run of 46.35 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Ran a best of 45.89 during the collegiate season to take sixth place in the 400-meter quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Opened the NCAA Championships with a 46.28 clocking for fifth place in the first round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Set an indoor seasonal-best of 46.47 in a third-place finish at the Iowa State National Qualifier ... Also ran 46.72 indoors in an eighth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational ... Ran a 45.51-second split on the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a seasonal-best and the eighth-fastest time indoors in school history at 3:05.41 in a win at the Tyson Invitational ... Made his Olympics debut for Jamaica in the wake of his senior season at LSU ... Earned his spot on Jamaica's Olympic team with a run of 45.41 for sixth place in the 400-meter final at the Jamaican Senior Championships held in Kingston ... Clocked a seasonal-best time of 45.36 in the semifinal round at the Jamaican Senior Championships ... Ran the second leg on Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay in the preliminary round at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, England.
Wrapped up the 2011 collegiate season by anchoring the Tigers to an NCAA runner-up finish in the 4x400-meter relay with the second-fastest time in school history ... Teamed with Robert Simmons (46.46), Ade Alleyne-Forte (45.21) and Caleb Williams (44.53) to take second place in the national final with a time of 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds ... Clocked an impressive 44.88-second split on the anchor leg in the final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ranks behind only LSU's collegiate-record time of 2:59.59 set at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the school's all-time performance list in the mile relay ... Also recorded a career-low relay split of 44.68 seconds on the anchor leg at the 117th Penn Relays ... Ran the fastest relay split by an LSU Tiger all-time at the Penn Relays while again teaming with Simmons, Alleyne-Forte and Williams for a runner-up finish at 3:02.33 for LSU's third-fastest time in meet history ... Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash in his debut season with the Tigers ... Finished in 14th place overall in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after clocking 45.83 in the national semifinal ... Qualified for the semifinal round after taking fourth place overall in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked 45.85 in the NCAA quarterfinals ... The fourth-place finisher in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking 46.35 in the conference final ... Won the 400-meter dash at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 45.93 ... Kicked off the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish at the LSU Invitational after running 46.32 ... Also a NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 indoor season ... Finished in 14th place overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships after clocking 46.83 in the qualifying round ... Earned his first career All-America honor as the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Led off with a 46.36-second split on the team that took eighth place at the NCAA Indoor meet with a time of 3:08.01 ... Nearly took home All-SEC honors during the indoor season while running the second leg on LSU's mile relay that placed third at the SEC Indoor meet ... Helped LSU record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:05.61 in the conference final ... Set an indoor personal record of 46.30 in an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 10 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 400 meters ... Emerged as one of the world's top young 400-meter runners with his performance following the collegiate season ... Crowned the Jamaican champion in the event after setting a lifetime PR of 45.30 in the 400-meter final at the Jamaican Senior National Championships in Kingston ... Actually clocked back-to-back PRs with times of 45.58 for the semifinal and 45.30 for the final ... His PR of 45.30 ranked No. 6 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list for the 400-meter dash ... Represented Jamaica at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea ... Ran the third leg on Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay team that captured a World Championships bronze medal after running 3:00.10 ... Added a 24th-place finish in the 400-meter dash in his first World Championships appearance.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top 400-meter runners in the JUCO ranks during his two-year career at Essex Community College ... Earned All-America honors during the 2009 season after placing third in the final of the 400-meter dash at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Crossed the finish line in the national finals with a personal record of 45.92 seconds ... Also competed in the 200-meter final at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships a season ago, placing sixth nationally with a time of 21.31 in the final ... Recorded a wind-legal PR of 20.98 in the national semifinal of the 200-meter dash to earn a spot in the final ... Carried that momentum into the 2010 indoor season ... Set indoor personal bests of 21.30 in the 200 meters and 46.70 in the 400 meters ... Wrapped up the 2010 indoor season by winning the 400-meter title at the NJCAA Indoor Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. ... Also earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the indoor national meet ... A product of sprint power St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica ... Enjoyed an outstanding senior season at St. Jago High School in 2008 ... Represented Jamaica at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Athletics Championships in Toluca, Mexico ... Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that won a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the NACAC Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 5.61 seconds in the final ... Just missed winning a medal in the 400-meter dash at the 2008 NACAC U-23 Athletics Championships after finishing fourth with a time of 46.30 in the event final ... Recorded back-to-back times of 46.20 in the semifinal round and 46.46 in the final to place seventh in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican National Championships in 2008 ... While competing as a senior for St. Jago High School, won a silver medal in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, running a time of 47.33 in the final ... Won three gold medals in the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships as a junior in 2007 in the 400 meters (46.28), 4x100-meter relay (39.80) and 4x400-meter relay (3:09.51) ... Won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay (3:07.10) and a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles (51.58) at the 2007 Carifta Games ... Helped Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay team win a bronze medal at the 2007 Pam Am Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, running the third leg on the squad that clocked a time of 3:06.17 ... Placed fifth in the finals of the 400-meter dash at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships with a time of 47.04 in the final heat.
Full name is Riker Lee Hylton ... Born on Dec. 13, 1988 ... Parents are Patrick and Carmen Hylton ... Has a pair of siblings, Remona and Tanisher ... Majoring in general studies.