Latesha Bigby
Latesha  Bigby


Hanover, Jamaica

High School:
Hebert Morrison

Last College:
Butler CC




NIU 2016 Graduates Include 58 Student-Athletes

Huskies Earn Degrees in 24 Different Majors from Five Colleges


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


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Huskies at UTEP Invitational

The NIU track & field team headed down to Texas April 12 for the UTEP Invitational (Credit: Jorge Salgado)

2015 MAC Indoor Champion: 60-Meter Hurdles, 4x400 Meter Relay
2015 MAC Outdoor Champion: 100-Meter Hurdles, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay

2014-15: Indoor-
Competed in seven meets in multiple events for the Huskies...Played a role in 26 points for NIU at the MAC Championships (2/28), winning gold in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal record of 8.42 seconds, running with the MAC champion 4x400 meter relay team and finishing third in the pentathlon..Earned 13 top-10 finishes throughout the season across five different events. Outdoor- Named 2015 First Team All-MAC...Participated in 10 meets for the Huskies in multis and hurdles mostly...Finished with three gold medals at the MAC Championships (5/16), winning the 100-meter hurdles and running with the victorious 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams, and scored in the heptathlon as well, taking fourth...Won the heptathlon at the Chicagoland Championships (4/10), which led to her winning MAC Field Athlete of the Week on April 14, and then again at the prestigious Penn Relays (4/22), setting school records in the heptathlon each time...Also topped the NIU school record in the 400 hurdles at the Texas Relays (3/28)...Advanced to the finals of the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/30) in the 100-meter hurdles after resetting her school record at 13.49 seconds, eventually finishing 22nd.

Indoor-Competed in every meet for the Huskies after joining the team in January... Earned 10 top-five finishes across five different events... Set the NIU record in the pentathlon with 3,835 points at the MAC Championships (2/28) en route to a fourth-place finish... Claimed third place in the 60 hurdles at the MAC indoor meet, running 8.59 in the prelims before finishing with an 8.50 clip in the finals... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the conference meet, running 7.57... Won the 60 meters and 60 hurdles at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), along with running the opening leg of NIU's first-place finishing 4x400 relay... Also took third in the 200 meters at BSU, clocking in at 24.37... Ran a career-best time of 57.95 in the 400 meters at the Fred Wilk Boilermaker Invitational (2/15)... Leaped 18-02.50 (5.54m) in the long jump at the Indiana Relays (1/31) to claim sixth place... Reached a height of 5-03.75 (1.61m) in the high jump of the pentathlon at the MAC Championships.Outdoor-Competed every weekend for the Huskies... Helped set the school's 4x400 relay record at the MAC Championships (5/15-17) with a time of 3:41.01... Took sixth at the conference meet in the heptathlon with 4,954 points... Posted MAC automatic berths in four events: 100 hurdles, 200 meters, 400 meters and 400 hurdles... Posted a team-best time of 13.75 in the 100 hurdles at the Bobcat Invitational (3/29)... Led NIU with a 24.36 mark in the 200 meters, which occurred at the Wisconsin Open (5/10)... Ran 56.05 in the 400 meters and 1:01.87 in the 400 hurdles to lead the Huskies... Earned four event titles on the year, including wins in the 100 hurdles at the Cougar Classic (3/22) and the Lions Invitational (4/26).

Prior to NIU:Named an NJCAA All-American 12 times in two seasons at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan...Captured the national title in the pentathlon at the 2013 NJCAA Indoor Championships with 3,686 points...Claimed All-American honors in the high jump (third place), long jump (fourth) and 55 hurdles (eighth)...Took third place in the 400 hurdles at the 2013 outdoor national meet, along with fifth in the 4x100 relay and sixth in the 4x400 relay..Earned All-American honors at the 2012 NJCAA indoor national meet in the long jump (eighth), pentathlon (fifth) and 4x400 relay (fourth), while also finishing ninth in the high jump...Claimed sixth in the 400 hurdles and fourth in the 4x400 relay at the 2012 NJCAA Outdoor Championships...Named an NJCAA Academic All-American in 2012 and 2013.

Personal:Born Jan. 19, 1991, in Jamaica...Daughter of Selrin Bigby and Valrose Goss-Bigby...Majors in business...Enjoys listening to music...Admires Jamaican gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Meters 7.50 3/1/2014 100 Meters 12.01 4/12/2014
60 Hurdles 8.42 2/28/2015 100 Hurdles 13.49 - NIU Record 5/29/2015
200 Meters 24.37 2/21/2014 200 Meters 24.36 5/10/2014
400 Meters 57.95 2/15/2014 400 Meters 56.05 4/19/2014
800 Meters 2:17.26 2/28/2014 400 Hurdles 1:01.49 - NIU Record 3/28/2015
High Jump 5-05.25 (1.66m) 2/27/2015 800 Meters 2:15.32 5/16/2014
Long Jump 18-02.50 (5.55m) 1/31/2014 High Jump 5-06.50 (1.69m) 5/14/2015
Shot Put 35-00.50 (10.68m) 2/28/2014 Long Jump 18-08.00 (5.69m) 5/9/2015
Pentathlon 3,835 points 2/28/2014 Shot Put 33-00.50 (10.07m) 4/10/2015
Javelin 99-07.00 (30.35m) 4/10/2015
Heptathlon 5,146 points - NIU Record 4/22/2015
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