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Player Bio: Cynthia Niako :: Track

  Cynthia Niako
Cynthia Niako

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Stone Mountain, GA

High School:


2003 Outdoor All-American
Two-time All-ACC Honoree (2003 Outdoor, 2004 Outdoor)

Collegiate Bests: 200m (23.62), 400m (53.57)

2004: Outdoor - Met the regional qualifying mark twice during the season during the 200m dash... ran a 23.88 during the prelims at the NCAA East Regional meet... ran a collegiate best 23.62 in the 200m dash at the Seminole Invite... narrowly missed the regional mark in the 400m dash, running a 54.62 at the Yellow Jacket Invite... finished seventh in the 400m dash at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships... ran a leg of the 4x100m relay team to a 2nd place fi nish at the ACC Championships, in a season-best time of 45.01... helped post a fifth place fi nish in a time of 45.13 at the regional meet in the 400m relay... ran the third leg of the second fastest 4x400m relay, posting a 3:38.62 at the regional meet... Indoor - Saw limited action during the season for the Seminoles... finished seventh in the 200m dash at the Florida Intercollegiate meet... at the Clemson Opener, took sixth place in the 300m dash... ran a leg of the 1600m relay that posted the second fastest time of the season, a mark of 3:47.38 at the Gator Invite... helped the relay team to a fifth place finish at the conference championships...

Junior Evelyne-Cynthia Niako

2003: Outdoor - One of two freshman on this years women's squad to qualify for a spot at the NCAA Championships... made her first NCAA Championship appearance for the garnet and gold as a member of the 4x400m relay... ran to a season best time of 3:34.32, tenth fastest in FSU history, in the preliminary round of the 4x400m relay to finish sixth and earn a spot in the event final... attained All-American honors along with Laura Gerber, Tamara Campbell and Shauna Quinn in the 4x400m relay as they finished seventh in a time of 3:34.37... received an at-large bid as a member of the 4x400m relay team, after running to a top time of 3:35.78 at the ACC Outdoor Championships... ran a leg in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Regional placing fifth in a time of 3:36.55... posted the four fastest times in the 200m this season... recorded a personal best time of 23.72 at the Georgia Tech Invite where she finished sixth...ranked fifth in the ACC... placed fourth at the ACC Outdoor Championships in a time of 23.88... compiled the second fastesttime on the team in the 400m dash of 53.57 at the Yellow Jacket Invite... her time was the fourth fastest record in the conference... garnered All-ACC honors as freshman in the 400m as she finished second at the ACC Outdoor Championships in a time of 54.21... posted the winning time of 54.47 at the FSU Relays... ran a leg on both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams that won the conference championship at the ACC Tournament. Indoor - Competed at the ACC Indoor Championships in both the 200m and 400m events... recorded the second fastest time on the team in the 400m at the conference tournament crossing the finish line in 57.02... placed 16th at the ACC's in the 200m dash in a time of 25.27.

Prep: Earned track and field MVP honors her junior and senior years... named most improved on the cross country team as a senior... only competed two years on the track team... Honor Roll member all four years.

Personal: Daughter of Eusebia and Sylvain Niako... originally from the Ivory Coast, West Africa...born on September 25, 1983... roommate with teammate LaToya Legree... majoring in human science.

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