Events: 400H (56.89)
2012 NAIA Champion (400 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay, 4x800 Relay)
2011 NAIA Champion (400 Hurdles)
2009 Pan Am Junior Champion (400 Hurdles)
2009 Carifta Games Champion (400 Hurdles)
2008 IAAF World Junior Championships Qualifier (400 Hurdles)
PRIOR TO LSU
A talented 400-meter hurdler who joined the LSU program with a personal record of 56.89 seconds in the event ... Helped Oklahoma Baptist University make history with its first ever women's national championship as she was crowned the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Clocked a 2012 seasonal best of 57.33 seconds in the national final to defend her NAIA crown in the 400 hurdles ... Also ran on OBU's winning 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Championships ... Ran the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that set the OBU school record of 3:35.46 seconds in the national final ... Scored 15 points to help the Bison win their first women's national title with 101.5 points at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Championships ... Crowned the NAIA champion in the 400 hurdles for the first time as a freshman in 2011 after running 58.11 in the national final ... Broke 58 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles nine times during her youth career as one of Jamaica's top young performers in the event ... Won 10 international medals for Jamaica while competing in such meets as the Carifta Games; Central American & Caribbean Championships; North American, Central American & Caribbean Athletics Championships and Pan American Junior Championships ... Clocked a PR of 56.89 in a bronze-medal winning performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2010 NACAC U-23 Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. ... Also ran the second leg on Jamaica's silver-medal winning 4x400-meter relay team at the 2010 NACAC U-23 Championships ... Ran the second leg on Jamaica's 4x400 relay that clocked an impressive 3:32.31 to win the gold medal at the 2010 CAC Senior Championships in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the 2010 CAC Senior Championships after running 58.54 ... Was the Jamaican silver medalist in the 400 hurdles after running 58.24 in the national final at the 2010 Jamaican National Senior Championships held at the National Stadium in Kingston ... Won five international medals for Jamaica during a breakout 2009 season ... Crowned the Pan Am Junior champion in the 400-meter hurdles after running 57.82 in the event final at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad ... Also anchored Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x400 relay at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships with a time of 3:37.65 ... Won the bronze medal in the 400 hurdles (58.14) and anchored Jamaica to the silver medal in the 4x400 relay (3:34.02) at the 2009 CAC Senior Championships in La Habana, Cuba ... Crowned the Under-20 champion with a time of 57.79 in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2009 Carifta Games in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. ... Emerged as one of the world's top young 400-meter hurdlers while representing Jamaica at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland ... Broke 58 seconds for the first time in her career as an 18-year-old with a 2008 seasonal best of 57.58 in the first round at the World Junior Championships ... Followed with a time of 57.84 in the semifinal round before earning an eighth-place finish in the World Junior final ... Won the U-20 bronze medal in the 400 hurdles at the 2008 Carifta Games held in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis ... Also ran the third leg on Jamaica's gold-medal winning U-20 4x400-meter relay team that ran 3:39.12 at the 2008 Carifta Games ... Won the silver medal in the 400 hurdles in her first appearance for Edwin Allen High School at the 2008 Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships ... Clocked 57.42 to win the 400 hurdles gold medal at the 2010 Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships during her senior season ... Added a silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles after clocking a personal best of 14.28 into a strong -3.0 headwind during the meet ... Won three Penn Relays titles for Edwin Allen High School as a junior in 2009 with wins in the 400-meter hurdles (57.44) and Championship of America relay titles in both the 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay in the event held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Full name is Nikita Bernetta Tracey ... Born on Sept. 18, 1990 ... Parents are Desmond Tracey and Millicent Gallimore-Bailey ... Has five brothers and two sisters ... Brothers are Quasi Bailey, Clementina Bailey, Shanhai Bailey, James Tracey and Kayan Tracey ... Sisters are Rochelle-Ann Bailey and Ristananna Tracey ... Sister, Ristananna, is one of the world's top young professional track and field athletes with personal bests of 51.95 in the 400-meter dash, 54.58 in the 400-meter hurdles and 2:03.97 in the 800-meter run as a 19-year-old ... A product of the famed program at Jamaica's Edwin Allen High School ... Follows in the footsteps of former Lady Tiger NCAA champion 400-meter hurdler Nickiesha Wilson in attending Oklahoma Baptist University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics before joining the LSU program ... Plans to major in physical therapy at LSU.