Women's Track & Field

Chesna Sykes

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Hartley

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Consumer and Family Financial Services

Chesna  Sykes

06/11/2015

Buckeyes Open Competition at the NCAA Championships

Carly Pendleton will be the lone Buckeye in action on Saturday

06/09/2015

Buckeyes Bound for Track Town and the NCAA Championships

Ohio State begins outdoor national championships Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

05/31/2015

4x4 Relay Teams Highlight Impressive Final Day at the NCAA East Prelims

Ohio State earns seven more entries to the upcoming national championships

05/28/2015

Bazile Qualifies for the NCAA Championships

Seven Buckeyes advance to quarterfinals on the track

05/27/2015

Ohio State Sends Large Contingent to the NCAA East Prelims

Buckeyes aim for bids to the NCAA outdoor championships

06/12/2015

2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/20/2015

2015 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/04/2015

2015 Jesse Owens Track & Field Classic

Photos by Jeff Mills and Ohio State Athletics Communications

03/02/2015

2015 B1G Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

02/24/2015

2015 Buckeye Tune-Up

Photos by Jay LaPrete

Athletic Accolades
Two-time First Team All-American in the 4x100m relay
Five-time Second Team All-American (60m, 100m and 4x100m relay)
Three-time Big Ten champion (60m dash, 4x100m relay)
Four-time All-Big Ten performer
Member of the school record-holding 4x100m relay (43.70)
Big Ten championship meet-record holder in the 4x100m relay (43.70)
Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Jan. 12, 2014)

PRs
60m - 7.30
100m - 11.34
200m - 23.43

2014 Outdoor (Junior) Earned First Team All-America honors in the 4x100-meter relay, finishing fifth, and Second Team All-America honors in the 100-meter dash, finishing 15th in a season-best time of 11.37, at the NCAA championships ... fourth in the 4x100-meter relay (season-best 43.92) and ninth in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Prelims ... fourth in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 4x100 relay at the Big Ten championships ... first place in the 4x1 relay at the Jesse Owens Classic; finished 10th in the 100-meter dash ... competed in the 4x100-meter relay at the Drake Relays, Yellow Jacket Invitational and Battle on the Bayou, earning third, fourth and sixth, respectively.

2014 Indoor (Junior) Represented Ohio State at the Big Ten championships ... first place in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes at the Buckeye Classic and Gladstein Invitational; earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors after her performance at the Buckeye Classic... posted a personal-best 60-meter time of 7.30 in the prelims at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... runner-up in both the 60 and 200 (season-best 23.85) at the Kentucky Invitational.

2013 Indoor/Outdoor Did not compete

2012 Outdoor (Sophomore) Earned First Team All-American honors as a member of Ohio State's fifth-place 4x100m relay team at the NCAA championships ... finished second in the 4x100m relay and competed as an individual in both the 100m and 200m at the NCAA East Prelims ... member of the Buckeyes' Big Ten champion and conference championship/school record-holding 4x100m relay team (43.70); competed as an individual in the 100m and 200m, finishing fifth and 10th, respectively... fourth in the 4x1 at the Penn Relays ... second in the 4x1, fifth in the 100m, and sixth in the 200m at the Tom Jones Memorial ... first place in the 4x1 relay and third in the 100m at the Jesse Owens Classic ... second in the 4x100, third in the 200m, and fifth in the 100m at the Jim Click Shootout ... named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after finishing third in both the 4x100m relay and 100m dash; her time of 11.42 in the 100 was a collegiate best ... All-Big Ten selection (4x100m relay).

2012 Indoor (Sophomore) Named Second Team All-American after a 10th-place finish in the 60m dash at the NCAA championships (7.40) ... runner-up in the 200m (PR of 7.31) and sixth in the 200m (PR of 23.84) at the Big Ten championships ... second place in the 200m at the Buckeye Tune-up ... seventh in the 60m and 10th in the 200m at the Don Kirby Elite ... first place in the 200m and third in the 60m at the Illinois Orange and Blue Open ... runner-up in the 200 and third in the 60 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... third place in both the 60m and 200m at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... runner-up in the 60m at the Buckeye Classic ... All-Big Ten selection (60m).

2011 Outdoor (Freshman) Helped set a school record in the 4x100m relay at the NCAA championships (43.71) where the team placed ninth in the semifinals for Second Team All-American honors...ran an 11.87 in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Prelims...two medals at the Big Ten championships; finished first in the 4x100m relay (43.94) and third in the 100m dash (season best, 11.51)... first in the 4x100m relay, third in the 100m dash (11.77) and third in the 200m dash (season best, 24.16) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic...won the 100m dash at the Dave Rankin Invitational (12.34) and Jim Click Shootout (11.60)...member of winning 4x100m relay team at the Jim Click Shootout ... All-Big Ten selection (4x100m relay)

2011 Indoor (Freshman) Seta season best in the 60m dash at the Big Ten championships (7.42), placing fifth...also placed fifth in the 60m dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial (7.51)...finished second in the 60m dash at the Michigan Dual (7.51) and the 200m dash at the Buckeye Classic (25.49).

Bishop Hartley High School Seven-time OHSAA state champion in the 100m and 200m dashes and the 4x100m relay; swept the 100m and 200m titles as a junior and senior ... five-time OATCCC State Indoor Champion (60m and 200m dashes, and 4x200m and 4x400m relays) ... competed in the 100m and 200m at the 2010 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships ... first-place in both the 100 and 200 at the 2010 Midwest Meet of Champions ... Ohio high school record holder in the 100m dash (11.34).

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