4x400 Relay Team in Action at 9:20 p.m. Thursday
Chants Open Up Competition on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The NCAA East Preliminary Round will be contested from Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
2013 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifiers
**2013: Honorable Mention NCAA All-American in both 4x100 and 4x400 relays, Big South Champion in high jump, 4x100 and 4x400 relays (outdoor), All-Big South in indoor high jump.
2013 Outdoor: Member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that qualified for the NCAA Championships, set school records in both events (44.48 in 4x100) and the Big South record in the 4x400 (3:34.09) ... In addition to winning Big South titles in both relay events, also took first place at the Big South Championships in the high jump ... Won both the high jump and long jump at the North Florida Invitational, posting a season-best mark of 5-6.75 in the high jump ... Season-best in the long jump was 18-10.50 to win at the Coastal Carolina Invitational ... Also part of winning teams in the 4x400 at the Penn Relays and 4x100 at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Personal bests of 12.22 in the 100 meters and 23.87 in the 200 meters.
2013 Indoor: Earned all-conference honors in the high jump after finishing third in the event at the Big South Championships ... Also placed fourth in the long jump and eighth in the 60-meter dash at the Big South meet ... Posted four second-place finishes in the high jump and had a season-best mark in the event of 5-5.0 ... Had personal-best mark of 18-1.50 in the long jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Other season-bests were 7.78 in the 60-meter dash and 25.13 in the 200 meters ... Part of the 4x400 relay team that was runner-up at Clemson's Orange & Purple Winter Classic.
At Clinton HS: As a senior posted the second highest mark in the high jump in the state at 5'6'' ... Was also the regional champion in the 100 meter, high jump and long jump ... As a junior posted the second highest high jump mark in the state at 5'4'' ... Was also the regional champion in the high jump ... As a sophomore finished second in the state in the high jump and third in the state in the 200 meters ... As a freshman was the regional champion in the 200 meters.
Personal: Full name: Latesha Danielle Simpson ... Daughter of Henry and Cristy Simpson ... Majoring in exercise science.