Cekarri Nixon
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS '11

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Political Science

2014: Big West Conference champion in 400 (53.55) before breaking her school record in the event at the NCAA West Prelim Meetwith time of 53.26... Posted four sub 54-second times during the season and owned Aggies' top 12 fastest marks in the event... Also won the 400 at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge, Aggie Opener and Cal Opener... Was second in Causeway Dual and Texas State Bobcat Invitational... Had season-best mark of 23.88 (wind-aided) in 200 at Causeway Dual against rival Sacramento State... Went 11.72 (wind-aided) for fifth-place showing at Bobcat Invitational... Was primarily runner on second leg of 4x100 relay which set school reocrd of 45.02 during Causeway Dual... Also member ran leadoff on 4x400 which posted season-best time of 3:40.87... Participated in NCAA West Region Prelim Meet in 400, 4x100.. Went 55.73 for third place in invitational section at UW Indoor Invitational and was later fifth in 200 (24.97) at Husky Invitational... Her 400 mark was fastest on the squad... Was leadoff on 4x400 which took second in invitational section (3:45.16) at Husky Invitational.

2013:
Set school record in the 400 (53.41) while finishing 3rd at Big West Championships... Advanced to NCAA West Prelim Meet in 400... Won the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State in 54.10... Owned Aggies' three-fastest times in the 400... Finished 8th in 200 final at Big West Championships in wind-aided 24.21 after posting season-best time of 24.10 in prelims... Ran third leg on 4x100 relay and was leadoff on 4x400, both which set school records... Short relay went 45.18 while winning atMondo Mid-Major at Sacramento State while long relay finished in 3:37.56for 13th place at NCAA West Prelim... Also ran 100, scoring third-place points with wind-aided 11.94 at Causeway Classic Dual... Had Aggies' top time in indoor 400 (55.87) while taking second at Husky Classic and was on second-place 4x400 relay (3:48.55) at the same meet... Was T-8th at in 200 at Husky Classic.

2012
: Placed 6th in 400 (56.79) at Big West Championships, hitting team season-best 55.04 in prelim... Moved into 3rd in school history... Added 9th in 200 (24.89), plus 3rd-place showings as part of each relay at conference... Ranks 8th on school's 200 list... Went 24.42 at Sac State Open, although with aid of +5.2 wind... First broke 25-second barrier with 24.91 at Woody Wilson Classic... Attended Arizona State in the fall before transferring to UC Davis.

ST. FRANCIS HS '11: Competed at CIF state championships all four years, including three as an individual... Placed 8th in 200 (24.85) as a sophomore for best state finish... Finished 22nd and 14th in 200 as a junior and senior, respectively... Sac-Joaquin Section Masters runner-up in both 200 and 400 in 2011... Prep PRs were 12.03 in 100, 24.34 in 200, the latter of which would have been the UC Davis record at the time.

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif.... Majoring in political science... Mother, Cesley Nixon, graduated from UC Davis in 1983... Career highlight setting UC Davis record in 400... Would like to see the false-start rule changed in track... Prerace ritual is to eat a spoonful of honey... Advice to youngsters is "Don't let what people think of you define you."