Nichyria Byrd
Nichyria Byrd
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Ogden International HS
Events: Jumps

Personal Bests

Indoor:
55 Meters: 7.49 (1/29/16)
60 Meters: 8.11 (2/5/16)
60 Hurdles: 9.66 (1/14/17)
Long Jump: 19-5.25 (2/20/19) 
Triple Jump: 40-4.75 (1/15/16)

Outdoor:
100 Meters: 12.91 (3/26/16)
100m Hurdles: 17.36 (4/6/18)
Long Jump: 19-9.75 (5/3/19) - SCHOOL RECORD
Triple Jump: 39-4.5 (4/14/17)

Career: Holds the school record in the outdoor long jump (19-9.75)... Placed first in the long jump at the 2018 & 2019 OVC Indoor Championships... Qualified for the 2018 NCAA West Preliminary Round in the long jump during the 2018 outdoor season... Placed third in the long jump at the 2018 OVC Outdoor Championships

2019 Outdoor: Placed sixth in the long jump at the OVC Championships... Set a PR (19-9.75) while finishing first in the long jump at the Gateway Classic... Placed first in the triple jump and second in the long jump at the Bill Cornell Classic

2019 Indoor: Won her second consecutive OVC Championship in the long jump with a PR mark of 19-5.25... Placed eighth in the triple jump (38-3.5) at the OVC Championships... Took first in the long jump at the SIUE/SEMO Dual, John Craft Invite and Marshall Invitational

2018 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the long jump... Placed third in the long jump (19-8.25) at the OVC Championships

2018 Indoor: Won the long jump while setting a PR at the OVC Championships (19-3.25)… Took third in the triple jump at the OVC Championships (39-4)… Placed first in the long jump at four separate meet and first in the triple jump at the Top Times Open… Ran the 55 meter hurdles at the SEMO vs SIUE Dual, placing third (9.01)

2017 Outdoor: Won two straight long jump competitions, including 19-8.25 jump at the Joey Haines Invitational ... Posted mark of 20-6.25 (wind-aided) at the Gateway Classic ... Placed fifth at the OVC Championships in the long jump at 19-4.75 ... Recorded personal best of 39-6 in the triple jump at the OVC vs. MVC meet.

2017 Indoor: Placed 7th in long jump at OVC Championships with leap of 5.83m… Placed 7th at OVC Championships in triple jump with leap of 12.02m ... Leaped a personal best of 19 feet, 2.75 inches in the long jump at Missouri Invitational… Champion of long jump at Missouri Invitational… Placed 1st at SIUE –SEMO dual meet in the long jump (19-0)… Leader for Cougars in 2017 season in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.66… 

2016 Outdoor: Broke the school record in the long jump by more than four inches with a leap of 19-9 (not a legal jump for ranking purposes) at the Gateway Classic ... Placed eighth in the long jump at the OVC Championships 1t 18-4.25 ... Set season high of 39-3.25 in the triple jump at the Joey Haines Invitational ... Part of 400-meter relay team that set season best 47.70 at OVC Championships.

2016 Indoor: Set team best in both the long jump and the triple ... Leaped 19-0.5 at Missouri Invite in the long jump ... Posted PR of 40-4.75 in the triple jump at the Missouri Invite ... Won the long jump twice (SIUE-SEMO and Missouri Invite) as well as the triple jump twice (Early Bird and Missouri Invite) ... Placed seventh at 55 meters in the SIUE-SEMo duals ... Set personal best of 8.11 at 60 meters at the Don DeNoon (2/5).

Prep: Won the class 1A title in the triple jump... placed second in the long jump and third in the triple jump at the USATF Youth Indoor Championship... placed seventh in the USATF Junior Olympics in the long jump in 2014... also played basketball and volleyball in high school.