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    Nikkita Holder
    Nikkita Holder
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pickering, Ontario

    High School:
    Dunbarton HS

    Last College:
    Missouri Baptist

    Event:
    Hurdles

    Birthdate:
    05/07/1987

    AT ILLINOIS

    2009 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Ran the 100m hurdles at the Canadian Championships, placing seventh (14.20) ... Competed in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, running a season-best time of 13.59 in prelims ... Was eighth in the 100m hurdles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (13.81) ... Also ran the 100m at Big Ten's (12.27) ... Took fifth in the 100m hurdles at the Illinois Invite (14.01) and was third in the event at the Dave Rankin Invitational (14.09) ... Ran a personal-best 12.14 in the 100m at the UCF Invitational, also running a season-best in the 200m (25.49). Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Timed a season-best 8.60 in the 60m hurdles at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Was third in the 60m hurdles at the Illinois Intercollegiates and 14th in the event at the Iowa State Classic ... Also ran sprints during the season, running season-bests in both the 60m (7.89) and 200m (25.84) at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Was fifth in the 100m hurdles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (13.63) ... Ran personal-best 100m hurdles time of 13.42 in prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 100m hurdles at the Illinois Twilight (13.66) ... Was third in the hurdles at the Kansas Relays (13.78) and fourth at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (13.91) ... Ran first leg of shuttle hurdle relay that took first at the Kansas Relays (57.21). Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Won 60m hurdles titles at the Indiana Open (8.57) and Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (8.48) ... Was runner-up in the hurdles at the Illinois Women's Invitational (8.61) ... Ran personal-best 60m hurdles time of 8.39 in semifinals at the Iowa State Classic ... Was eighth in the hurdles at the Meyo Invitational (8.48) ... Also competed in the 60m and 200m during the indoor season.

    2007 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Took fourth in the 100m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships (13.59) ... Also competed in the 100m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran season-best 13.44 in the 100m hurdles in taking second at the Kansas Relays...Took third in the 100m hurdles at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational, Illinois Invitational and California Collegiate Challenge. Indoor: Competed in prelims of the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships (8.52).

    Prior to Illinois
    Represented Canada in the 100m hurdles at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing ... Also represented at Canada at the 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships. At Missouri Baptist University: NAIA All-American ... Took third in the 100m hurdles at the 2006 NAIA Outdoor Championships (13.50) ... Also took eighth in the 100m ... Took third in the 60m hurdles (8.55) and fifth in the 60m (7.79) at the 2006 NAIA Indoor Championships.

    Personal
    Full name is Nikkita Ashley Holder ... Parents are Lincoln and Sandra Colaire ... Born May 7, 1987 ... Has three younger siblings ... Majoring in community health ... Hobbies include reading, writing and listening to music ... Favorite athlete is her brother, Ashton, because "He has so much heart when he's on the soccer field, not to mention he is a hard worker!" ... Says her family has been the main influence on her athletic career.

    Holder's Personal Bests
    Outdoor
    100m: 12.14
    200m: 25.24
    100m Hurdles: 13.42

    Indoor
    60m: 7.81
    200m: 25.82
    60m Hurdles: 8.39

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