Raquel Ricketts
Raquel  Ricketts

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Manchester, Jamaica

High School:
Manchester

Last College:
Southwestern Christian

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Advertising

02/27/2016

2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships Day Two

Photos from day two of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships as St. John's finishes in second-place.

As a Senior (2015-16): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Earned All-BIG EAST Indoor Team honors thanks to a gold medal performance in the 4x400-meter relay … traveled with the 4x400-meter relay team that competed at NCAA East Regionals … Indoor Track- 400-meter dash: recorded four top-10 finishes in the event … took home a bronze medal at the Princeton Women’s Triangular Meet (Jan. 8) in a time of 58.05 seconds … won the gold medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5) in a time of 56.11 seconds … 500-meter dash: set a personal-best time of 1:17.28 to finish fourth at the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) … Outdoor Track- 400-meter dash: finished top-10 in all seven attempts running this event during the outdoor campaign … ran a season-best time of 55.09 seconds in a preliminary round of the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) … finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 56.40 seconds … 200-meter dash: ran a season-best time of 25.37 seconds at the BIG EAST Championships to finish sixth.

As a Junior (2014-15): In her first season as a member of St. John’s Track & Field Ricketts was named to the All-BIG EAST Indoor team and All-BIG EAST Outdoor team after placing top three in both the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay … competed at the Adidas Grand Prix, a world-class competition event in the IAAF Diamond League … selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 4x400-meter relay: won seven gold medals as a contributing member of the Red Storm 4x400-meter relay team which capped off an impressive indoor season by sweeping gold at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 28- March 1) and the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6-8) … 400-meters: stood on the podium four different times during indoor season including silver medal performances at the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6) and the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 28- March 1) … Outdoor Track – 400-meters: ran the eighth fastest time in school history at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships where she placed third with a time of 54.15 seconds (May 8-9) … took home sixth place at the ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 54:47 seconds (May 15-17) … 200-meters: finished in fifth pace at the Tom Farrell Classic (May 1-2) with a time of 25.17 seconds … ran a personal best time of 24.86 seconds in a preliminary round at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9) … 4x400-meter relay: medaled three different times with the 4x400-meter relay team including a gold medal winning performance a the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9) and a silver medal winning performance at the ECAC Outdoor Championships (May 15-17)

At Southwestern Christian: Achieved personal bestsof 54.68 seconds for 400-meters and 24.54 seconds for 200-meters in a double winning effort at the 2014East Texas Invite ... ended the 2014 outdoor seasonas an individual and relay All-American, placing sixth in the 400-meter dash at the 2014 NJCAA DI National Track & Field Championships in Mesa, Ariz. in a time of 55.31 seconds and helpingSouthwestern Christian claim third in the country in the 4x400-meter relay.

Personal: Daughter of Rodger and Louise Ricketts ... born in Manchester, Jamaica ... has two siblings, Hiba (30) and Dameian (28) ... hobbies include watching TV, listening to music and cooking ... lists Manchester United of the English Premier League as her favoriate professional sports team.

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