LaTasha Collins
LaTasha  Collins

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Hollywood, Calif.

High School:
John Marshall

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Criminal Justice

As a Senior (2014-15): Named to the All-BIG EAST Outdoor team after placing third on the St. John’s 4x100-meter relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 60-meters: won gold at the STJ Bill Ward Meet in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds (Deb. 8) … finished fourth overall at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 7.76 seconds (Feb. 28-March 1) … ran a season best time and the fourth fastest time in program history (7.56 seconds) in a preliminary round at the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6-8) … 200-meters: won a silver medal at the STJ Bill Ward Meet in the 200-meters with a time of 25.83 seconds (Dec. 8) … finished seventh at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 25.12 seconds (Feb. 28-March 1) … Outdoor Track – 4x100-meter relay: took home seventh place at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a team relay time of 48.91 seconds (April 10-11) … earned All-BIG EAST honors when her relay team took home bronze at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.79 seconds (May 8-9) … 100-meters: took home a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.07 seconds (May 8-9) … ran a season best time of 11.92 seconds in a preliminary round of the ECAC Outdoor Championships (May 15-17) … 200-meter: won the gold medal at the Tom Farrell Classic with a season best time of 24.46 seconds (May 1-2)… finished fifth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 24.65 seconds (May 8-9)

As A Junior (2013-14):Selected to the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... set new personal bests in the indoor and outdoor 200-meter dash as well as the indoor 60-meters and outdoor 100-meters ... Indoor - 60-meters: competed at the distance six times, setting a new personal best of 7.79 seconds in the preliminary round of the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) ... claimed runner-up honors at the Princeton Tri Meet (Jan. 10) in 7.90 seconds ... ran a time of 7.85 seconds at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 7) ... 200-meters: clocked a new personal-best time of 25.93 seconds in an eighth-place finish at the Rutgers Invitational (Jan. 11) ... Outdoor - 100-meters: posted three top-5 finishes, including claiming fourth place at the BIG EAST Championship (May 11) with a personal-best time of 11.77 seconds, the sixth-fastest time in program history ... claimed third place at the Princeton Quad (April 12) in 12.10 seconds ... clocked a time of 12.23 seconds in the preliminary round at the ECAC Championships (May 16) ... 200-meters: claimed runner-up honors at the Princeton Quad (April 12) in a new personal-best time of 24.73 seconds ... posted a seventh-place scoring finish at the BIG EAST Championship (May 11) with a time of 24.90 seconds ... finished fourth in 24.87 seconds at the inaugural Tom Farrell Classic (May 3) ... 4x100-meters: recorded a seasonal-best time of 46.58 seconds in a fourth-place finish at the Victor Lopez Classic (March 28) ... clocked an even 47.00 seconds in the preliminary round of the Penn Relays (April 24) ... registered the second-fastest time of the season with a run of 46.59 seconds in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships (March 16) before placing seventh in the final in a time of 47.18 seconds ... 4x200-meter relay: clocked a time of 1:38.47 in the preliminary round at the Penn Relays (April 24).

As A Sophomore (2012- 2013): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... Indoor - 60-meters: competed in the event on six occasions, posting five top-10 finishes ... opened her season with a third-place showing at the Bill Ward Invitational Dec. 17) thanks to a time of 7.81 seconds, which tied her personal best ... placed fifth at the Metropolitan Championships in a time of 7.89 seconds ... 200-meters: posted top-10 finishes at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 17) and NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19) in times of 26.40 seconds and 26.63 seconds, respectively ... set a new personal best of 26.17 seconds at the Armory Collegiate meet (Feb. 2) ... Outdoor - 100-meters: set a personal best time of 12.54 seconds in an eighth-place finish at the UCF Black & Gold meet (May 16) ... took home the individual title at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) in a time of 12.77 seconds ... posted a time of 12.60 seconds at the Sam Howell Invite (April 6) ... 200-meters: set a personal best time of 26.15 seconds in a 10th-place finish at the Metropolitan Championships (April 12-13) ... 4x100-meter relay: claimed titles at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1), Sam Howell Invite (April 6) and Metropolitan Championships (April 12-13) ... set a new school record of 45.71 seconds in a fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships (May 12).

As A Freshman (2011-12): Indoor - 60-meters: placed fourth at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) with a time of 7.96 seconds ... ran a season-best time of 7.87 seconds at the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 14) ... finished third at the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) with a time of 7.94 seconds.

At John Marshall:Was a four-year varsity track & field athlete ... served as a three-year team captain ... named team MVP in track & field for all four seasons she ran ... holds the record at John Marshall for the 100-meter and the 4x100-meter relay ... finished 17th in the state of California in the 100-meter dash ... owns a personal-best time of 12.3 seconds in the 100-meter ... received the Sam Walton Community Scholarship upon graduation.

Personal: Daughter of Patricia Collins and Abiathar Boone ... volunteered as a teacher's aide at the Assistant League of Southern California ... declared as a criminal justice major with plans of becoming a criminal investigator.

Off the Track
Favorite Movie: "V for Vendetta"
Favorite Food: Fries and tacos
Favorite Athlete: Allyson Felix
Favorite TV Show: "The Simpsons"

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