Nyoka Giles
Nyoka Giles


Diego Martin, Trinidad

High School:
Tranquility HS




Three Gophers Earn B1G Runner-Up Finishes

Stanford, Herauf and Murphy lead Minnesota at Big Ten championships


Minnesota 4x100 Relay Competes at NCAA Championships

The Gophers did not advance to the final heat.


Gopher 4x100 Travels to NCAA Championships

The relay prelims take place at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.


149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Academic All-Big Ten Team Includes 37 Gopher Track & Field Student Athletes

This year's tally is the highest in team history.

Career Highlights: A 2012 second-team All-American in the 4x100 • second leg of the school record-setting 4x100 (44.32)• a member of the 4X100m team that made it for the first time to the NCAA Championships (2011) • a 2009 NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor in the 4x100-meter relay • the Gophers' 2009 Freshman of the Year • ranked in the school's top-10 lists in several events: 60 meters (fifth, 7.56), 100 meters (10th, 11.84), indoor 200 meters (third, 24.22), outdoor 200 meters (third, 23.80) and the 4x100-meter relay (first, 44.32) • anchored Trinidad & Tobago's 4x100-meter relay to the bronze medal at the 2009 Pan-Am Games • added fifth-place Pan-Am finish in the 200 meters (24.13) • ran the second leg of the 4X400m team, that broke the school record at the Big Ten Championships.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 meters, running 24.57 in the preliminary round • also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team • member of the seventh-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:45.63) at the Meyo Invitational • placed second at the Holiday Inn Invitational 200m (25.44) • ran the 60m at the Meyo Invitational in 7.62 • placed fifth in the 400m (57.10) at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Second runner on the 4x100-meter relay team that broke its own school record at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (44.32) • also competed in the 200m and the 4x400m relay • ran the second leg of the school record-setting 4x100 relay at the Big Ten Championships prelims (44.55) • 4x100 finished third (44.73) • also competed in the 200m at the Big Ten meet • 4x100 won titles at the Steve Scott Invitational, Arkansas Invitational, and Aztec Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Meyo Invitational in the 60 meters and finished tenth (7.68) • ran to a ninth place finish at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 7.64 • competed at the Jack Johnson Classic in and finished in third (7.68) •ran a 24.81 in the 200 meters at the Iowa State Classic • ran the 200 meters at the Meyo Invitational and finished withtime of 24.95 • competed at the Minnesota Open finished third(25.45). Outdoor:competed at the LSU Alumni Gold in the 100 meters and finished in fourth(11.89) • ran a 11.90 at the Big Ten Championships • competed in the Mesa Classic and finished seventh (12.16) •ran to a second place finish at the Jim Click Shootout with a time of 23.93 • competed in the LSU Alumni Gold in the 200 meters and finished with a time of 24.11 • ran the 200 meter dash at Big Ten Championships and clocked in at 24.93.

2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in five meets • ran a career-best time of 7.55 seconds in 60 meters in Big Ten Championships • clocked season-best time of 24.55 in 200 meters at Big Ten meet • slowed by injury.Outdoor:Redshirted the outdoor season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor:Competed in six meets • scored in both the 60 meters and 200 meters at her first Big Ten Championships • placed third in the 200 meters (24.26) and sixth in the 60 meters (7.60) • ran season bests in both events in Big Ten prelims, 7.55 in 60m for fourth in school history and 24.22 in 200m for the third-fastest time in Gopher history • captured her first title in winning the 200 meters at the Nebraska Open • ran legs of two champion 4x400-meter relays. Outdoor:A NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor as a member of the Gophers' 4x100-meter relay • ran the second leg of the seventh-place relay that clocked the third-fastest time (45.40) in school history • scored in the 100 and 200 meters at Big Ten Championships • placed sixth in the 100m (11.87) and seventh in the 200m (24.26) • ran a wind-aided time of 23.80 in 200-meter prelim • ran the seventh-fastest 100-meter time (11.84) at the Sooner Invitational • voted the Gophers' Freshman of the Year • varsity letterwinner.

High School:A 2008 graduate of Sixth Form Government Secondary • a member of the Trinidad Junior National Team • competed in the 2007 Pan American Junior Games in Brazil and in the 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland • has career bests of 11.75 in the 100 meters, 23.99 in the 200 meters and 54.67 in the 400 meters.

Personal:Born April 30, 1990 • intends to major in chemical engineering • has older siblings Sean, Mindy and Kemba • enjoys reading and surfing the internet.


Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award


Gophers alum Kate Bucknam is one of four 2014-15 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recipients.

Gophers Announce 2016 Track Schedule


The Gophers host the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23 to highlight the 2016 indoor season.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


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