Position
Sprints
Height
5'9
Class
Junior
Hometown
St. Mary, Jamaica
Previous School
Essex CC
Major
Communication Studies
High School
St. Jago HS

Event: 400M (IN: 53.72; OUT: 52.11)

NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout 400-meter runner in her two seasons with the Lady Tigers in 2011 and 2012 … Anchored the Lady Tigers to their seventh NCAA Indoor title in the 4×400-meter relay in program history with a win in the 2012 season … Also anchored the Lady Tigers to a school record in the 4×400-meter relay with the third-fastest time in collegiate history at 3 minutes, 24.59 seconds in claiming the NCAA Outdoor silver medal in her final collegiate race … Earned three All-America and three All-SEC honors while anchoring the Lady Tigers in the 4×400 relay in her two seasons … Anchored the team to a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in the mile relay during her senior season in 2012 … Posted career-bests with a split of 51.64 on the relay and 52.11 in the open 400-meter dash as one of LSU’s leading quartermilers.

2012
One of the leading anchors on the 4×400-meter relay in the NCAA throughout the 2012 season … Wrapped up the indoor season by anchoring the Lady Tigers to a national championship in the relay with a split of 52.51 seconds … Joined Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Siedda Herbert in claiming the NCAA Indoor title with a run of 3:31.89 at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Nampa, Idaho … Split 51.68 seconds on the anchor leg of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team that finished as the national runner-up during the outdoor season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Teamed with Latoya McDermott, Rebecca Alexander and Cassandra Tate to set the school record with a seasonal-best time of 3:24.59 to finish just a split-second behind the 3:24.55 by the Oregon Ducks in the race for the NCAA Outdoor title … LSU’s 3:24.59 is the third-fastest 4×400-meter relay in collegiate history … Advanced to the national final with the fastest time of the semifinal round and eighth-fastest time in school history at 3:28.01 … Also competed in the 400-meter dash in the national semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 16th place in the NCAA semifinal after running 52.97 at Drake Stadium … Shattered her lifetime personal record with a time of 52.11 to advance to the national semifinal with a fourth-place finish in the quarterfinal round of the 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Also split a career-best 51.64 seconds on the anchor leg of LSU’s 4×400 relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as the team clocked the fastest time of the quarterfinal round at 3:30.05 to advance to the NCAA semifinal … Opened the outdoor season by setting a previous personal best of 52.72 in a third-place finish in the 400-meter heats at the Battle on the Bayou … Scored one point for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Clocked 53.48 in her first SEC final in the event … Advanced to the SEC Outdoor final with a run of 53.28 in the qualifying round … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in the 4×400-meter relay during her senior season in 2012 … Helped the team claim in the SEC Outdoor crown on their home track as they struck gold in 3:29.25 … Ran the anchor leg on the team that crossed the finish line in 3:34.02 to capture the SEC Indoor gold medal by one one-hundredth of a second ahead of the 3:34.03 by the Florida Gators … Finished in 10th place in the 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking an indoor seasonal-best of 54.18 … Split an indoor seasonal-best of 52.43 on the anchor leg of LSU’s winning relay team at the Tyson Invitational as they ran the ninth-fastest time indoors in school history at 3:31.55 … Also anchored winning relay teams at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (3:35.80) and Razorback Invitational (3:35.41) indoors and LSU Relays (3:36.21) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (3:37.40) outdoors … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican National Senior Championships in Kingston … Came up short in her bid to earn a spot on Jamaica’s Olympic team as she finished in 10th place in the 400-meter dash after running a time of 52.80 in the semifinal round at the Jamaican Championships.

2011
Proved to be one of the team’s leading 400-meter sprinters during her junior season in 2011 … Earned her first career All-America honor during the indoor season as the anchor leg of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team … Split 52.29 seconds on the anchor leg as she teamed with Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Latoya McDermott to run a seasonal-best time of 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds for a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Also earned All-SEC honors indoors as she anchored the Lady Tigers to a silver-medal winning runner-up finish in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:33.21 at the SEC Indoor  Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Anchored a team that also featured McDermott, Tate and Brittany Hall at the SEC Indoor meet … Set a new lifetime personal record of 53.72 in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked 54.19 in the preliminary rounds at the conference meet … Finished in third place in the 500 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an impressive time of 1:13.13 … Opened the outdoor season by setting an outdoor PR of 53.91 in a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters at the LSU Invitational … Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (54.06) … Followed by finishing in 30th place with a time of 55.68 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Lined up in the 4×400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Anchored the team to its ninth-place finish in the national semifinal with a time of 3:32.88 … Advanced to the semifinal round by anchoring the team to a second-place finish in the NCAA quarterfinal with a time of 3:32.09 … Nearly earned All-SEC honors during the outdoor season by anchoring the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish at the SEC Championships (3:35.15).

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout 400-meter and 800-meter runner during her career at Essex County College … Earned a pair of indoor All-America honors during her sophomore season in 2010 while competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association … Was the bronze medalist in both the 400 meters and 600 meters at the 2010 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. … Set 2011 seasonal best of 55.66 in the 400-meter dash at the 2010 Boston University Valentine Invitational … Competed in the 800-meter run at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Recorded a personal best of 2:15.34 in the 800 meters at the 2009 Patriot Open Invitational … Is a product of  St. Jago High School in Jamaica … Competed in both the 400 meters and 800 meters at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships in Kingston during the 2007 and 2008 seasons … Took seventh place in the 400 meters in the Class One division … An 800-meter finalist in Class One in 2008.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jonique Kasasha Day … Daughter of Velma Hall and Hope Day … Born on Nov. 13, 1988 … Has eight siblings: Christine Day, Denise Day, Kayla Day, Roger Day, Rose-ann Day, Sandra Irons, Karren Campbell and Francine Ferguson … Majoring in communication studies.

 

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