A possible relay contributor whose distance training has improved endurance ... will be expected to make athletic gains this upcoming spring.
2006: Opened up the season at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a 400/500m double running 58.31 and 1:17.72 ... competed in the 400m at the SEC Indoor Championships, completing the indoor two-lap race in 56.64 for 17th ... outdoors at the Spec Towns Meet, ran 55.41 for a sixth-place finish before running 56.41 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to finish out the year.
2005: Ran distances from the 200 to the 800 as a true freshman ... won the indoor USC Invitational 400m ... ran both the 200- and 400-meters at the SEC Indoor Championships ... turned in her best time in both events at that meet, finishing 35th in the 200 (25.76) and 25th in the 400 (56.53) ... ran in both events at the Last Chance Meet ... ran both the 200 and 400 at the SEC outdoor meet ... placed 17th in the 400 (57.72) and 30th in the 200 (25.30).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hempstead High ... coached by Lenroy Raffington ... was the indoor 300-meter state champion in 2004 (39.06) ... Junior Olympic national finalist in 2002 and 2003 in the 200 and 400 ... member of relay teams that won the state championships in 2004 for the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relay ... was on the relay team that set the Long Island record for the 4x400 with a time of 3:42 ... recognized as the Nassau County Outstanding Track Athlete of the Year and the Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete at Hempstead in 2004 ... was an all-county winter/spring athlete each year from 2002 to 2004.
PERSONAL: Nikeshia Nichole Brown was born Dec. 24, 1986, in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... parents are Yolande Small and Collie Brown ... pursuing a degree in African American studies ... also considered Georgia, Tennessee and Cal State Northridge before picking South Carolina.