Tynia Gaither
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kissimmee, Fla.

High School:
Osceola

Height:
5-2

Event:
Sprints/Relays

2013 Indoor: Finished fourth in the 60-meter dash (7.49) and was ninth in the 200 (24.12) at the Razorback Invite...Earned runner-up honors in the 60 with a time of 7.53 at the Akron Invite while also taking second in the 200 (24.22)...Matched her personal best in the 60 (7.49) for sixth place at the VT Elite Meet...Won the Open 200 at the VT Elite Meet after clocking a 24.29...Registered a personal-best time of 23.66 in the 200 prelims before taking seventh in the finals at the SEC Championships...Part of distance medley relay that set a school record by taking fifth at the Alex Wilson Invite with an 11:03.27...Also earned runner-up honors in the 200 at the Alex Wilson Invite with a time of 23.67... Ran on the distance medley relay team at the NCAA Championships that finished 10th with a time of 11:12.49 (No. 2 in school history).

2012 Outdoor: Won the 100-meter run with an 11.87 and was third in the 200 (24.17) at the Spec Towns Invite...Clocked a career-best 11.86 in the 100 to take 32nd at the Florida Relays while also taking 17th in the 200 (24.52).

2012 Indoor: Finished ninth in the 200-meter dash with the sixth-best time in school history (24.15) and 14th in the 60 prelims (7.57) at the Auburn Invitational...Was fourth in the 200 after clocking a 24.18 at the VT Elite meet...Also joined three teammates to clock a season-best 3:50.19 for third place at the VT meet...Was named SEC Women's Freshman of the Week after winning the 200 (24.38), clocking a personal-best time of 7.56 in the 60 and running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team as they finished in 3:54.15 at the Tiger Paw Invitational...Shot to fourth in the school record books in both the 60 (7.43) and the 200 (23.72) before taking sixth in the 200 finals at the SEC Championships.

High School: Won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash at the World Youth Games and was on the gold medal sprint medley team...Captured three consecutive 100 crowns at the FHSA A state meet as a sophomore, junior and senior...Won back-to-back titles in the 200 at the state championships as a junior and senior...Also part of state champion 4x100 team as a sophomore and was runner-up in the 200...Took third in the 100 at the 2011 Dream 100 adidas Grand Prix...Represented the Bahamas at the CARIFTA Games and finished fifth in the 100 following an injury...Took fourth at the 2010 Bahamas National Championships in the 100 and 200...Personal-best times of 11.41 (100) and 23.17 (200)...One of 19 to be honored by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) for her work on the track and in the classroom...Named All-Area Girls Track Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born March 16, 1993 in the Bahamas...Daughter of Sabrina Johnson and Tony Gaither...Currently undecided on a major.

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