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Sharika Nelvis
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Northside
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Release: 05/23/2012
  • NCAA Indoor National Champion -- 60m hurdles (2014)
  • First-Team All-America -- Indoor 60m hurdles (2014)
  • First-Team All-America -- Outdoor 100m hurdles (2013)
  • Second-Team All-America -- Indoor 200m, long jump (2013)
  • Second-Team All-America -- Indoor 60m hurdles (2012)
  • Second-Team All-America -- Outdoor 100m hurdles (2012)
  • SBC Most Outstanding Track Athlete -- Indoor (2012, 2013, 2014) and Outdoor (2012, 2013)
  • SBC Champion -- Indoor 60m, 60m hurdles, 200m, long jump (2014)
  • A-State Terry Gwin Award (Leadership, Citizenship, Scholarship & Athletic Performance) Recipient (2014)
  • Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Star of Tomorrow Award Finalist (2014)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week -- Outdoor -- 4/16, 4/23, and 4/30 (2014)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week -- Indoor -- 1/15, 1/22, and 2/5 (2014)
  • SBC Champion -- Outdoor 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles (2013)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week -- Outdoor -- 4/17 (2013)
  • USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention - Outdoor -- 5/14 (2013)
  • SBC Champion - Indoor long jump, 55m hurdles, 55m, 200m (2013)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week - Indoor -- 1/9, 1/30, and 2/13 (2013)
  • SBC Champion - Outdoor 100m hurdles, 100m, 200m, long jump (2012)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week - Outdoor -- 4/19 and 4/25 (2012)
  • SBC Champion -- Indoor 55m, 55m hurdles, 200m (2012)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week -- Indoor -- 2/12 and 2/15 (2012)
  • SBC Track Outstanding Freshman -- Indoor and Outdoor (2011)
  • SBC Track Athlete of the Week -- Outdoor -- 4/12 (2011)
  • SBC Champion -- Indoor 55m, 55m hurdles, 200m (2011)
  • SBC First Team -- Outdoor (2012-13) and Indoor (2011-14)
  • SBC Third Team -- Outdoor (2011)
  • USA Championships Participant -- Outdoor (2013)
  • A-State Record Holder - Indoor -- 55m, 60m, 60m hurdles, 200m, long jump and Outdoor -- 100m, 100m hurdles, 200m, long jump
2013-14: (Outdoor) - A three-time (4/16, 4/23 and 4/30) SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honoree ... Has totaled six first-place performances ... Sprinted a personal record 23.29 time in the 200 meters to set a Red Wolves Open (4/26) record ... (Indoor) - Crowned national 60-meter hurdles champion ... Clocked a conference and school-record 7.93 time at the NCAA-I Championship meet (3/15) ... Recognized as a first-team USTFCCCA All-America selection ... Achieved SBC's Most Outstanding Women's Track Athlete Award recognition ... Received All-SBC First-Team honors ... Registered first-place showings at the 2014 SBC Championship meet (2/24-25) in the 60-meter dash (7.28), 60-meter hurdles (8.04), 200-meter dash (23.50), and the long jump (19-05.46/5.93m) en route to compiling a conference meet-best 40 points ... Claimed SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week laurels three times (1/15, 1/22 and 2/5) ... Was a finalist for the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Crain Automotive Team's Star of Tomorrow Award ... Earned votes for USTFCCCA's The Bowerman Watch List as nation's most outstanding female track and field collegiate athlete ... Captured event first-place accolades 12 times.    

2012-13: (Outdoor) - Named SBC Most Outstanding Women's Track Performer ... First-team All-SBC ... Team co-captain ... Received SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week recognition (4/17) and USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week Award Honorable Mention kudos (5/14) ... Compiled 11 first-place showings ... Registered a personal-best 20-11.96./6.40m effort to win long jump at SBC Championships (5/11) ... Clocked an 11.60 time in 100 meters (5/12) and a 23.54 in the 200 meters (5/12) at the conference meet for a pair of first-place showings ... Set a new SBC Outdoor Championships mark in the 100-meter hurdles with a first-place 13.24 time ... Ran a first-place 54.62 time in the 400 meters at LSU Relays (3/23) ... (Indoor) - Earned USTFCCCA All-America Second-Team plaudits ... Chosen as SBC Women's Most Outstanding Track Performer  ... Played a significant role in Red Wolves winning the SBC Championships (2/24-25) ... An All-SBC First-Team selection ... A three-time (1/9, 1/30, & 2/13) SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week pick ... Top scorer at the conference meet with 40.5 points ... Won four events at the Sun Belt Conference meet - long jump (20-08.81/6.32m), 55-meter hurdles (7.69), 55-meter dash (6.87), and 200-meter dash (23.74) ... Clocked a 23.53 200-meter time in the preliminaries (11th place) and would finish 12th overall at the NCAA Championships (3/8) ... Turned in a long jump distance of 5.72m to claim 16th-place honors at the NCAA Championships (3/8).   

2011-12: (Outdoor) - A second-team All-America selection by the USTFCCCA ... Placed 16th in the 100-meter hurdles semifinals at the NCAA Championships (6/7) after registering a 13.23 time to finish sixth in the event's third heat ... Finished 14th overall in the 100-meter dash semis at NCAA Championships (6/6) following a third-place 11.41 time in the event's first heat and missed qualifying for finals by .09 seconds ... Established A-State records in the 100-meters, 100-meter hurdles, and 200-meter dashes ... Honored as Sun Belt Conference Championship's most outstanding track performer as a result of winning four events to earn the meet's top female point scorer recognition ... Claimed SBC Championship meet titles in the 100-meter hurdles (13.30), 100-meter dash (11.39), 200-meter dash (23.49), and the long jump (20-01.34/6.13m) ... A first-team All-SBC honoree ... Chosen SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week twice (4/19 and 4/25).  (Indoor) - Received USTFCCCA All-America Second-Team accolades ... A first-team all-conference pick ... Finished sixth in first 60-meter hurdles heat at NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9) and then ninth with an 8.18 time among second heat qualifiers ... Attained SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week Award kudos in consecutive weeks (2/2 and 2/15) ... Was SBC Meet's top female athlete points leader with a 33-points output.    

2010-11: (Outdoor) - An All-SBC Third-Team performer ... Garnered SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week laurels (4/12) ... Ran an 11.79 time in 100-meter dash prelims at NCAA West Regional (5/26-27) to qualify for quarterfinals ... Placed third in the 100-meter hurdles at the SBC Championships (5/13-15) with a 13.65 time while clocking a 100-meter dash 11.93 time for sixth place and a fourth-place 24.49 time in the 200-meters.  (Indoor) - Named Sun Belt Conference's Most Outstanding Freshman ... Recorded personal bests in three events (55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, and 200-meter dash) at the SBC Championships ... Placed first in the 55-meter dash and with an A-State record time of 6.94, third in the 55-meter hurdles with an school-best 7.83 time, and sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 24.82.

High School: Honored as Tennessee's Gatorade Runner of the Year in 2009 at Northside High in Memphis, Tenn. ... Coached by Kaclin Macklin ... A 2009 graduate ... An all-state performer in the 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 300-meter hurdles as a senior ... Earned Best of Tennessee Preps distinction in back-to-back seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09) ... Won long jump event at state meet in sophomore season ... Captured top state honors in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior in 2008 ... Competed three seasons (2007-09) in basketball, volleyball, and softball ... Member of DECA and March of Dimes (2008).   

Personal: Born in Memphis, Tenn. ... Parents are Alice Nelvis and Morris Brunson ... Has three brothers and one sister ... Enjoys running ... Majoring in sociology with a minor in photo journalism.

Career Performances (Track & Field)

 
Sharika Nelvis - Personal Bests
Indoor
Outdoor
Event
Mark
Date
Event
Mark
Date
 55-Meters  6.78  12/113 100-Meters 11.27 5/24/12
 60-Meters  7.28  2/24/14 200-Meters 23:35 4/20/12
 200-Meters  23.50  2/24/14 400-Meters 54.62 3/23/13
 55-Hurdles  7.66  2/26/12 100-Hurdles 12.99 5/24/12
 60-Hurdles  8.03  2/24/14 Long Jump 20-11.96/6.40m 5/11/13
 Long Jump  20-80.81/6.32  2/24/13      

 

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