Peake is Coastal's fifth Big South Track & Field Athlete of the Year
4x400 Relay Team in Action at 9:20 p.m. Thursday
**2012 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier in 200 meters. Big South champion in long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters. Big South Most Outstanding Track Athlete.
**2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier for 4x100 relay... School record holder in the 4x100 relay with a time of 44.83.
2012 Outdoor: NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the 200 meters, where she finished 14th, just .15 seconds behind the 12th-place position needed to advance to the NCAA meet ... Named the Big South Most Outstanding Track Athlete for the season and the Big South Championships Most Outstanding Track Athlete after winning the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters at the meet ... Notched a personal-best time of 23.58 in the 200 meters in the first round of the NCAA qualifier and a season-best leap of 19'1.5" in the long jump at the Big South Championships ... Ran a season-best 11.71 in a preliminary of the 100 meters at North Florida Invitational and equaled the time in a preliminary at the Big South Championships ... Member of the 4x100 relay team that won the Big South Championships ... Won the 400 meters at the Winthrop Twilight and ran a season-best 55.05 in the event to finish fourth at the CCU/Shamrock Invitational ... Placed eighth in the triple jump at the Big South Championships, the lone meet in which she competed in the event ... Named the Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week in April after notching three top-10 finishes at the Auburn Invitational.
2012 Indoor: Had five top-10 finishes at the Big South Championships, including a runner-up spot in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 24.16 ... Also at the Big South meet, she equaled her season-best of 7.57 to place third in the 60-meter dash and set a new season-best of 18'7.25 to finish fifth in the long jump ... Took seventh in the triple jump at the Big South, the only meet meet in which she competed in the event ... Was a member of the 4x400 relay teams that placed second at the Big South and won the Clemson Invitational ... Runner-up in the 200 meters at the Clemson Invitational, Tiger Paw Invitational and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished the season ranked first in the Big South in the 200 meters, third in the 60-meter dash, sixth in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump.
2011 Indoor: Named the Big South Indoor Track Athlete of the Week twice and was also selected at the Coastal Carolina Athlete of the Week...Finished in first place at the Big South Indoor Championship in the 200 after completing the race in 24.64 and took fourth place in the 60-meter dash posting a 7.60... Recorded a season best time of 24.51 in the 200 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance... Competed on the 4x400 meter relay team that placed third at the Virginia Tech Last Chance posting a season best time of 3:49.25... Participated in the long jump at the Tiger Paw Invitational where she took 11th place after jumping 17'9" (5.41 m).
At South Carolina State: 4x100, 4x100 and 4x400 teams... Member of the 4x400 relay team that established a new South Carolina State record.
At Spartanburg HS: Lettered all four years for varsity girls track... Named to the All-Region and All-State teams for the long jump as a freshman, sophomore, and senior... Was a part of the State Championship Track Team all four years... Was a State Champion in the long jump two years in a row... Was a State Champion Runner-up in the 100 and 200 as a junior and a State Champion as a senior... Named the South Carolina Association of Women Sports Player of the Year two years in a row... Named HSSR SCHSL 4A Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Personal: Full Name: Erica De'Vorah Peake...Daughter of Eric and Deborah Peake...At 14 years old was the AAU Junior Olympic National Champion in the long jump.