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Toshika Sylvester
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
Hometown: Braithwaite, La.
High School: Phoenix HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/03/1991
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Toshika Sylvester Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/24/2014

Events: 60M (7.37), 100M (11.41w/11.54), 200M (IN: 23.87; OUT: 23.57)

All-American
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in May 2014 with her degree in sport administration … Earned All-SEC and All-America honors as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team during the 2013 outdoor season … Helped the Lady Tigers finish in second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships and sixth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the finals during her junior season in 2013 … A two-time NCAA semifinalist during her collegiate career, earning a spot in the national semifinals in the 100 meters as a freshman in 2011 and in the 200 meters as a senior in 2014 … Ended her collegiate career with personal bests of 7.37 seconds in the 60 meters, 11.54 in the 100 meters and 23.57 in the 200 meters during a four-year career spanning 2011-14.

2014
An NCAA semifinalist in the 200-meter dash in her final collegiate season in 2014 … Finished in 23rd place nationally in the 200-meter dash with her semifinal run of 24.25 (-0.2) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Advanced to the national semifinals with times of 23.72 (+1.1) in the first round of qualifying and 23.59 (+0.7) in the quarterfinal round for 11th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Also helped the Lady Tigers earn a spot in the NCAA semifinals in the 4x100-meter relay while running the second leg on the team that clocked 43.94 for third place in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Was also an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season, finishing in 30th place overall in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 11.88 (-0.6) … Clocked a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 11.59 (+2.1) for 14th place in the preliminary round of the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Earned a 16th-place finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 24.04 (+1.3) in qualifying … Raced to a wind-legal personal best of 23.57 (+1.6) in a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Won the B section of the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 24.07 (-0.7) … Also ran the 200 meters outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou (23.97w) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (24.07) … Also ran the 100 meters at the Texas Relays (11.81), Battle on the Bayou (11.68) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (11.85) … Competed in the 60 meters and 200 meters during the 2014 indoor season … Finished in 19th place in the 60 meters (7.50) and 29th place in the 200 meters (24.60) with her performance at the SEC Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Also lined up in the 60-meter dash at the Texas A&M Triangular (7.52), Tyson Invitational (7.57) and LSU Twilight (7.60) during the indoor season.

2013
Earned All-America and All-SEC honors for the first time in her collegiate career as the anchor of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team during the outdoor season … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a time of 44.21 seconds for sixth place in the sprint relay final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Advanced to the national final by anchoring the foursome that clocked a seasonal best of 43.44 for the third-fastest time of the semifinal round … Anchored the fastest sprint relay team at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as the Lady Tigers clocked 43.81 in the quarterfinals to earn their place in the national semifinals … Captured All-SEC honors by leading the Lady Tigers to a silver-medal-winning runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships while running 43.81 in the conference final … Ran the anchor leg of LSU’s winning sprint relays at the LSU Relays (44.03), UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (44.12) and LSU’s Battle on the Bayou (44.16) in the outdoor season … Ran the anchor leg of the team that ran 43.70 for second place in the invitational final at the Texas Relays … Was a NCAA quarterfinalist in the 100-meter dash for the second time in her career … Ran the fastest 100 meters of her collegiate career with a wind-aided 11.41 (+3.8) for 14th place in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Ran a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 11.57 (+2.0) for 24th place in the first round of qualifying in Greensboro … Lined up in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 15th place in the 100 meters at the SEC meet after running 11.73 in qualifying … Placed 18th in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships after clocking 24.28 (+0.9) in the preliminary round … Sprinted to a seasonal-best time of 24.02 (-0.4) in a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished in 16th place in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 24.12 (+1.4) … Opened the outdoor season by winning the 100-meter title at the Louisiana Classics with a season-opening time of 11.58w (+3.4) … Competed in both the 60 and 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran the second-fastest indoor 200 meters of her collegiate career at 23.89 to finish in 14th place overall in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished in 18th place in the preliminary round of the 60 meters with a time of 7.55 at the SEC Indoor meet … Raced to an indoor seasonal best of 7.42 for a runner-up finish in the consolation final of the 60 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York … Ran 7.46 in back-to-back meets for 16th place at the Tyson Invitational and third place in the semifinal round at the LSU Twilight … Opened the season with an effort of 7.59 for fourth place in the B section of the 60 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener … Placed seventh at the Texas A&M Triangular and eighth at the Razorback Invitational with matching times of 7.57 … Also ran the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational (24.10), Tyson Invitational (24.27), Texas A&M Triangular (24.41) and Armory Collegiate Invitational (24.86).

2012
Lettered during both the indoor and outdoor seasons while competing for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championships … Finished in 13th place in the qualifying round of the 60-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships after running 7.55 … Clocked an indoor seasonal-best of 7.50 in a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter final at the Razorback Invitational … Also ran the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (7.55), New Balance Collegiate Invitational (7.56), Tyson Invitational (7.63) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.57) … Posted an indoor seasonal-best in the 200-meter dash of 24.16 at the Tyson Invitational while taking 18th place in the event … Placed fifth in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a run of 24.44 … Won the 100-meter title in her outdoor debut at the LSU Relays after sprinting to a wind-aided time of 11.68 … Finished in fourth place in the 100-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou with a wind-aided run of 11.67 … Clocked a seasonal-best of 11.62 in a 10th-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Finished runner-up at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (11.77) … Ran the 200-meter dash in four meets during the outdoor season … Did not finish the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships after suffering an injury in the qualifying round … Posted a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 23.80 (+3.5) for 10th place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also raced the 200 meters at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (24.45) and Battle on the Bayou (24.53) during the outdoor season.

2011
One of the SEC’s premier freshman sprinters during the 2011 season … Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash in her first season with the Lady Tigers … Tied for 14th place in the 100 meters at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships after clocking 11.55 seconds in the semifinal round at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Also clocked 11.55 to finish in 11th place overall in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Indiana … Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal with the 13th-fastest time at 11.60 in the first round of qualifying … Also lined up in the 200-meter dash in her debut at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 24.30 to take 21st place in the quarterfinals after opening the competition with a time of 24.05 in the first round … Competed in both sprints at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 10th place overall in the 100 meters with her time of 11.62 in the qualifying round … Finished in 13th place in the 200 meters at the conference meet with a wind-aided time of 23.76 in the prelims … Set a personal record of 11.54 in the 100-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Penn Relays … Set an outdoor PR of 23.91 in the 200-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Recorded seasonal best wind-aided times of 11.39 in the 100 meters and 23.53 in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team early in the season … Ran on sprint relay teams that finished runner-up in three meets at the Texas Relays (43.44), LSU Invitational (43.48) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (43.61) … Was a two-time selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team during the indoor season as the league’s top freshman performer in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned a ninth-place finish in the 60 meters (7.45) and 10th-place finish in the 200 meters (23.87) at the SEC Indoor meet … Her run of 23.87 in the 200-meter prelims at the SEC Indoor meet set a new lifetime PR in the event … Established a personal best of 7.37 seconds in the 60-meter dash in a third-place finish in the consolation final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 60 meters at the Razorback Invitational (7.51) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.48) during the indoor season … Placed sixth in the event in her collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.48) … Clocked 24.07 indoors in a 10th-place finish in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational.

PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1 sprint recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Finished her prep career at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana, as a seven-time Class C state champion … Captured three-straight Class C state titles in the 100-meter dash from 2008-10 and one state title in the 200-meter dash in 2010 … Also won back-to-back state crowns in the long jump in 2009 and 2010 … Anchored her high school team to a state championship in the 4x100-meter relay during her senior season in 2010 … Had winning marks of 11.76w in the 100 meters, 24.16w in the 200 meters and 19-2 in the long jump at the LHSAA Class C Outdoor State Championships during her senior season … Her personal-best mark of 19-2 in the long jump is a Class C state record … Named the Most Outstanding Performer in Class C at the 2010 state meet held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Followed her senior season at Phoenix High School by competing in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2010 National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, California, where she won a silver medal in the Under-19 division of the 100 meters with a wind-legal personal best of 11.85 seconds … Also set a wind-legal PR of 24.33 to finish in seventh place in the 200 meters at the National Junior Olympics … Was the salutatorian of her graduating senior class at Phoenix High School.

PERSONAL
Full name is Toshika Marie Sylvester … Born on Dec. 3, 1991 … Parents are John and Lucia Sylvester … An honor student at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana … Was the salutatorian of her graduating class … Graduated from LSU in May 2014 with her degree in sport administration.

 

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