2003 Outdoor All-American
2005: Outdoor - Leading 200m and 400m runner for the Seminoles... also an integral part of the 4x100m and 4x400m relays... fourth-fastest 200m sprinter in the conference, sixth speediest 400m runner in the league and tenth fastest 100m running in the league... made her third regional qualifying appearance in as many seasons... only Seminole to qualify in three events... had the 15th fastest preliminary 200m and 400m times at the NCAA East Region Championship... regionally qualified in the 200m dash at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in 23.86... bettered the standard at the ACC Championships with a fourth place finish in 23.72...in the prelims of the conference meet, ran a 24.00 to advance with the fourth best qualifying time... finished first at the Snowbird Invitational with a time of 24.28... met the regional qualifying mark in the 400m at the ACC Championships with a personal best time of 54.49 in the preliminary race before taking fifth in the final in 55.03... finished the regular season with a regional standard time of 54.58 at the Georgia Tech Invitational... finished fourth at the Miami Gatorade Invitational and sixth in the Florida Relays in the 400m... member of the 4x100m relay team that has met regional qualifying marks on several occasions... FSU's best time in the 4x100m relay is currently 44.96, posted at the Georgia Tech Invitational... helped FSU to a third-place finish at the ACC Championships, crossing the line in 45.03... anchored the 4x400m relay team that finished second in the league and met the regional qualifying mark at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:40.54... led off the 1600m-relay at the NCAA East Region Championships... group took fifth in the region in a season-best 3:38.50... ran a personal best 100m at the Seminole Invite, where she finished third with a time of 11.88... in the top 25 in the region in the 200m and 400m events... Indoor - Led the Seminole sprints group and one of the top runners in the conference... ran a season-best 400m dash time of 56.04 during the preliminary race a the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships... mark placed her in the top ten in the league at the end of the season... took sixth place in the league championship final in 56.14... ran a 200m clip of 24.83 at the ACC Champs... ran in the 200m and 400m at the Gator Invitational... finished just outside the top ten at the Niswonger Invitational, running a 57.91 for 11th place... second-leg of the fastest 4x400m during the season... group took fourth-place at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 3:45.40... ran the third leg at the Gator Invitational... season-best was the fifth fastest relay in the conference.
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.
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 Sharneka Brown... majoring in social work with a minor in psychology.