NIU scores 11 points on Day One of conference indoor meet
2013-14: Indoor- Ran at six meets during the season... Advanced to the MAC Championships (2/28) in the 60 hurdles, where she finished 12th with a career-best time of 8.88... Advanced to the 60 hurdles finals at three meets... Earned a third-place finish at the Laker Early Bird (12/6), clocking in at 9.03... Also finished seventh and eighth in that event at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) and the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), respectively... Posted a personal-best mark of 8.09 in the 60 meters at the Laker Early Bird (12/6)... Clocked in at 26.56 in the 200 meters at the Laker Early Bird (12/6) to earn a 12th-place finish. Outdoor-Competed at two meets... Ran 14.70 in the 100 hurdles to take fourth at the Cougar Classic (3/22)... Placed seventh in the 400 hurdles at SIU Edwardsville with a time of 1:14.47... Missed most of the season due to injury.
High School:Three-time conference champion in the 100 hurdles at Hillcrest High School... Named to the all-conference team after the 2012 season... Part of three conference championship and two sectional championship teams with the Hawks... Captured first place in the 300 hurdles at the 2012 Class 2A Hillcrest Sectional... Won the South Suburban Conference title in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles as a junior... Took first place at conference in the 100 hurdles as a freshman and sophomore, in addition to a 300 hurdles title in 2010... Finished first in the 2012 USATF Region 7 Championships in the 100 hurdles, allowing her to qualify for the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Baltimore, Md... Qualified for the 2011 AAU National Championships in the 100 hurdles... Also earned varsity letters in volleyball and basketball at Hillcrest.
Personal:Born Jan. 12, 1995, in Hazel Crest, Ill... Daughter of Verlon and Dutchess Artis... Plans on majoring in accounting... Enjoys listening to music and shopping...Active community volunteer at community churches, where she cleans and serves Thanksgiving dinners to the elderly and less fortunate... Named to the honor roll every semester... Admires Skylar Diggins and Lolo Jones.