Latesha Bigby
Latesha Bigby

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hanover, Jamaica

High School:
Hebert Morrison

Last College:
Butler CC

Event:
Sprints/Jumps

Birthdate:
01/19/1991


12/06/2014

NIU Begins Season With Success at Notre Dame

Sidra Sherrill broke her personal record in the shot put.

12/04/2014

Huskies to Start Indoor Season at Notre Dame

NIU will compete at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday.

05/17/2014

Two More NIU Records Fall on Final Day of MAC Championships

Meghan Heuer tops 1500 meters record, 4x400 relay mark beaten by five seconds

05/16/2014

Heptathlon Record Falls Once More on Day Two at MAC Championships

Claudette Day becomes first Huskie to top 5,000 points en route to fourth-place finish

05/13/2014

Huskies Ready for MAC Outdoor Championships

NIU opens postseason in Athens, Ohio

04/14/2014

Huskies at UTEP Invitational

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

2013-14: 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 3/1/14 100 Meters 12.01 4/12/2014
60 Hurdles 8.50 3/1/14 100 Hurdles 13.75 3/29/2014
200 Meters 24.37 2/21/14 200 Meters 24.36 5/10/2014
400 Meters 57.95 2/15/14 400 Meters 56.05 4/19/2014
800 Meters 2:17.26 2/28/14 400 Hurdles 1:01.87 3/27/2014
High Jump 5-03.75 (1.61m) 2/28/14 800 Meters 2:15.32 5/16/2014
Long Jump 18-02.50 (5.54m) 1/31/14 High Jump 5-01.75 (1.56m) 5/15/2014
Shot Put 35-00.50 (10.68m) 2/28/14 Long Jump 16-10.00 (5.13m) 5/16/2014
Pentathlon 3,835 points 2/28/14 Shot Put 32-02.75 (9.82m) 5/15/2014
Javelin 80-10 (24.63m) 5/16/2014
Heptathlon 4,954 points 5/16/2014
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