Nickiesha Wilson

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Nickiesha Wilson
Personal information
Born (1986-07-28) July 28, 1986 (age 29)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country  Jamaica
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m Hurdles
Updated on 27 January 2015.

Nickiesha Wilson (born July 28, 1986 in Kingston) is a female hurdler from Jamaica. She competes in the 100 m hurdles and the 400 m hurdles.[1]

Currently her 100 m hurdles personal best is 12.79 achieved at Szczecin, Poland in 2009. She ran a personal best of 53.97 in the 400 m hurdles in Osaka in 2007.[2]

Wilson finished fourth in the 2007 World Championships in the 400 metres hurdles. She competed in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she qualified for the second round with the tenth fastest overall time of 55.75 seconds. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she won the bronze medal in 400 m hurdles.

Wilson is the most prolific hurdler in NCAA history. A 17 time college All-American and 3-time NCAA Champion at Louisiana State University (LSU), Wilson is the only hurdler in NCAA history to win the 400 meter hurdles (pr 53.97) and finish runner up in the 100 meter hurdles (pr 12.85) in the same year while also posting a top 5 finish in the indoor 60 meter hurdles (pr 8.01). Wilson led LSU to the outdoor NCAA team title by scoring 18 individual points for the Tigers. In the summer of 2008, Wilson opted to forgo her senior season at LSU to sign a professional contract with Adidas[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
200 m 23.98 s (wind: +1.4 m/s) Auburn, Alabama 16 Apr 2011
400 m 53.61 s Clemson, South Carolina 14 May 2011
800 m 2:11.37 Gainesville, Florida 5 Apr 2013
100 m hurdles 12.79 s (wind: +0.9 m/s) Szczecin 15 Sep 2009
400 m hurdles 53.97 s Osaka 28 Aug 2007
200 m 23.59 s Fayetteville, Arkansas 2 Mar 2008
400 m 53.66 s Fayetteville, Arkansas 26 Jan 2008
60 m hurdles 7.55 s Fayetteville, Arkansas 23 Jan 2010


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2005 CARIFTA Games (U20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400m hurdles 57.38
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Ontario, Canada 1st 400m hurdles 57.40
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 5th 100m hurdles 13.64 (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2nd 400m hurdles 56.77
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 400m hurdles 54.94
World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 400m hurdles 54.10
2008 NACAC Under-23 Championships Toluca, Mexico 1st 400m hurdles 55.78 A
1st 4x400m relay 3:27.46 A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th (sf) 400m hurdles 54.67
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 400m hurdles 56.95
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:34.02
World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th (sf) 400m hurdles 54.89
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 400m hurdles 55.40
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 3rd 400m hurdles 56.06
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st 400m hurdles 54.52
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th (sf) 400m hurdles 56.58
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 15th (sf) 400m hurdles 55.77
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 400m hurdles 57.34
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Mexico City, Mexico 3rd 400m hurdles 56.64 A


  1. ^ Nickiesha Wilson. sports-reference. Retrieved on 2015-01-27.
  2. ^ Nickiesha Wilson profile at IAAF
  3. ^ Track and Field - BIO - Nickiesha Wilson, LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers, retrieved January 27, 2015 

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