Nyoka Giles  
Nyoka Giles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Diego Martin, Trinidad

High School:
Tranquility HS

Position:
Jumps/Sprints

Experience:
SQ


06/06/2012

Minnesota 4x100 Relay Competes at NCAA Championships

The Gophers did not advance to the final heat.

06/04/2012

Gopher 4x100 Travels to NCAA Championships

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

05/31/2012

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

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

05/31/2012

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

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

05/26/2012

4x100-Meter Relay Team Earns NCAA Berth

The Gophers broke their own school record en route to qualifying.

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.