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Player Profiles



Shakiyla                           Cosby
Shakiyla
Cosby
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Oak Hill, W.Va.
Height: 5-11
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Sprints

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Placed first in the 400-meter run at the Marty Pushkin Classic with a time of 59.80
  • Recorded another first-place finish at the Gold-Blue Open with a 400-meter time of 58.89
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished first at the Marty Pushkin Classic (4:13.65) and fifth at the Doug Raymond Invite (4:00.95).
  • Finished in 22nd place overall with a season-best time of 58.60 in the 400-meter run at the SPIRE Invite
  • Personal-best time of 25.70 in the 200-meter dash at the Patriot Open on April 13, coming in 32nd place overall
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that posted first-place results at the Early Bird Meet and the Ohio Team Challenge
  • Placed ninth with the 4x400 meter relay team at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:56.56
  • Placed first in the 400-meter run at the Early Bird Meet on Mar. 23 with a time of 59.03
  • Recorded a fourth-place result at the Ohio Team Challenge in the 400-meter run with a time of 58.53
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Competed unattached at the WVU Holiday Classic, finishing first in the 400-meter dash in 59.68
  • Ran to third place in the 400 meter in 1:00.88 at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Finished in 25th place in the 400 meter at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge in 58.61
  • Came in first place in the 400 meter in 59.79 at the Gold-Blue Meet
  • Member of the 4x400 relay squads at the WVU State Farm Games, Penn State National, Sykes & Sabock Challenge and Big East Indoor Championships
  • Earned a career-best 59.20 in the 400-meter dash for 32nd place at the Wake Forest Open
  • Member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads at the Wake Forest Open, helping team to eighth-place finishes in each
  • Member of the 4x100 relay at the Jesse Owens Classic, helping group to fifth place in 47.32
  • Earned All-Big East honors in the 4x100 relay at the Big East Championships with a fifth-place finish of 46.16
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Competed for the indoor season in the 200- and 400-meter dash and also as member of 4x400 relay team
  • Came in first place at the WVU Holiday Classic in the 400-meter dash in 59.66
  • Finished second in the 200-meter dash at the Blue/Gold Meet in 26.59 seconds
  • Achieved third place in the 400-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 38.82 seconds
  • Also competed at the GaREAT Invitational and Penn State Relays in the 400-meter dash
  • Member of 4x400 relay team, helping foursome to four first-place finishes during the indoor season
  • Assisted DMR to first place at the WVU Holiday Classic, WVU State Farm Games, Blue/Gold meet and the Doug Raymond Invitational
Prep
  • Coached by George Smith and Jason Blankenship at Oak Hill High
  • Won 400-meter dash at state two years in a row
  • Won 200-meter dash one year
  • Earned first place in 400-meter dash and set record at Gazette Relays
Personal
  • Parents are Ron Thomas and Tina Cosby
  • Birthday is Mar. 26
  • Has seven brothers and three sisters
  • Majoring in psychology

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