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    Tamika Robinson
    Tamika Robinson
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Morgan Park HS

    Event:
    Sprints / Hurdles

    Birthdate:
    08/24/1989

    I/O Eligibility:
    SR/SR

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    2011 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Won the 100m hurdles at the Polytan Invitational with 13.70...Placed second at the Polytan Invitational in the 200m with 24.21...Placed second in the 100m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays with 13.39...Scored at the Big Ten Challenge, placing third in the 100m hurdles with 13.53...Switched between leading and anchoring the 4x100m relay team, giving them a second, third, and two fourth place finishes.

    Indoor: Had the fastest times in the 60m and 60m hurdles for Illinois ... Placed first in the 60m at Illini Open, Illini Classic, and Illinois Intercollegiate ... Placed first in the 60m hurdles at Illini Open, Illini Classic, and Illinois Intercollegiate ... Ran the 60m hurdles in the NCAA Championships and recorded her personal-best with a 8.12, placing 7th overall.

    2010 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Advanced to the semifinals of the 100m hurdles at the USA Championships ... Earned her first career All-American honors at the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles after a 10th-place finish placed her among the top eight Americans in the field ... Competed at the NCAA Championships as part of the 4x100m relay, which qualified from the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship with an 11th-place finish ... Scored at the Big Ten Championships in the 100m hurdles with a runner-up finish after a time of 13.29 ... Also competed in the prelims of the 100m dash at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 100m hurdles title at four regular season meets and was the runner-up at the LSU Alumni Invitational and the Drake Relays ... Season-best time of 13.06 in the 100m hurdles came in the first round of the NCAA West Prelims ... Ran on the 4x100m relay that picked up event titles at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, SeaRay Relays and Illinois Twilight.

    Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 60m hurdles and clocked a season-best 8.22 in the prelims, only eight thousandths of a second away from advancing to the finals ... Scored in the 60m dash with an eight-place finish and time of 7.63 while also posting a season-best time of 7.55 in the prelims of the event ... Also competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships and advanced to the finals ... Took the top spot in the 60m hurdles at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier with a time of 8.25 ... Won the 60m dash (7.59) and the 60m hurdles (8.44) at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Finished second in the 60m hurdles at the SASF Invitational and third in the event at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic and Meyo Invitational ... Also ran the 200m at a pair of meets.

    2009 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Anchored the 4x100m relay that competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Anchored the 4x100m relay to third place at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Placed ninth in the 100m (12.09) at Big Ten's and competed in the 100m hurdles, timing 13.84 and missing the final by 0.01 seconds ... Timed a personal-best 13.77 in the 100m hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold, placing third ... Opened the outdoor season by running a personal-best 11.82 in the 100m at the UCF Invitational ... Anchored the 4x100m relay to first place and a season-best time of 45.68 at the Illinois Invitational ... Was also third in the 100m hurdles (13.85) and fourth in the 100m at the Illinois Invitational ... Had a pair of solid performances at the Sun Angel Track Classic, finishing runner-up in the university heat of the 100m (11.83) and taking seventh in the 100m hurdles (13.79) ... Ran a personal-best 24.96 in the 200m at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Member of 4x200m relays that were third at the Drake Relays (1:36.11) and fifth at the Texas Relays (1:37.21) ... Also ran on 4x100m relays that were fifth at the UCF Invitational and eighth at the Sun Angel Track Classic.

    Indoor: One of Illinois' top performers at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 60m (7.57) and seventh in the 60m hurdles (8.59) and also running the 200m (24.75, personal-best) ... Hit the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the 60m hurdles four times during the season, running a personal-best 8.37 in placing third at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Was third in the 60m hurdles at the Iowa State Classic (8.43) and fifth in the event at the Alex Wilson Invitational (8.42) ... Won event titles in both the 60m (7.53) and 60m hurdles (8.44) at Illinois Intercollegiates ... Ran a personal-best 60m time of 7.53 three times throughout the season ... Was runner-up in the 60m at both the Iowa State Classic (7.53) and Indiana Open (7.58).

    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor:
    Anchored 4x100m relay to seventh place at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (45.65) ... Also anchored 4x100m relay to third place at the Big Ten Championships (45.11), running season-best time of 44.85 in prelims ... Competed in the 100m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, running season-best time of 11.92 in preliminaries ... Was second in the 100m at the Illinois Twilight (11.86, wind-aided) and third at the Sun Angel Track Classic (12.09) ... Also competed in the 100m hurdles for the first time in her career, running a season-best time of 14.35 at both the Sun Angel Track Classic and Illinois Twilight meets.

    Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, running a season-best time of 8.80 in prelims ... Also competed in the triple jump at Big Ten's (36-9) ... Ran season-best time of 7.79 in the 60m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Leaped personal-best distance of 37-3 1/4 in the triple jump at the Meyo Invitational, placing 14th.

    High School
    2007 Chicago City Champion in the 100m and 200m ... Won the 200m at the 2006 Chicago City Championships ... High school All-American in the 4x200m relay in 2004 ... Four-year letterwinner in track and field ... Also lettered in volleyball.

    Personal
    Full name is Tamika Chevial Robinson ... Born Aug. 24, 1989 ... Daughter of Evelyn Jones ... Has three siblings, Tanishia, Brian and Bobby Jones ... Says her biggest athletic thrill is the adrenaline rush before competing ... Favorite athlete is Jackie Joyner-Kersee ... Her sister, Tanishia, most influenced her athletic career by showing her how to achieve her goals ... Majoring in communications.

    Robinson's Personal Bests
    Outdoor
    100m: 11.67 - LSU Alumni Gold Invite (4/17/10)
    100m Hurdles: 13.06 - NCAA West Prelims (5/28/10)
    200m: 24.21 - Polytan Invitational (4/23/11)

    Indoor
    60m: 7.41 - Meyo Invitational (2/5/11)
    60m Hurdles: 8.12 - NCAA Championships (3/11/11)
    200m: 24.75 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/09)

    Updated December 2011

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