Nyjah Cousar
Nyjah  Cousar


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:



Manning to Represent Ohio State in 100m Hurdles Final

Buckeyes saw action in hammer throw, 100m hurdles and 4x400m relay on second day of NCAA championship


4x100m Relay Team Qualifies for Finals

Ohio State wins heat in relay and finishes fifth overall


Scarlet and Gray Look Towards NCAA Championships

Nine Buckeyes prepare for competition in Iowa at 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships


Athletics Good Stuff

May 21 - 27, 2012


Ohio State Completes East Regionals with Nine Buckeyes Qualifying for Nationals

Both relays and three individual athletes qualify on final day in Jacksonville

Athletic Accolades
Two-time Second Team All-American (400m hurdles and 4x400m relay)
2010 Second Team All-Big Ten selection (4x400m relay)

Academic Achievements
2010 Ohio State Scholar Athlete

400m - 53.77
400m hurdles - 57.35
500m - 1:14.97
600m - 1:32.69

2012 Outdoor (Junior) Earned Second Team All-America honors after finishing 15th in the prelims of the 400m hurdles and as a member of the 4x400m relay at the 2012 NCAA Championships ... competed in the 400m dash at the NCAA East Prelims ... set PRs in the 400m hurdles (57.35) and 400m dash (53.77) at the Big Ten championships; placed fourth in the hurdles, seventh in the 400m and was a member of thethird-place finishing 4x400m relay team ... third overall at the Penn Relays in the 400m hurdles and a member of the 4x400m relay team that took fourth ... another third place finish in the long hurdles at the Tom Jones Invitational and a silver medal at the UCF Invitational in the 400m hurdles ... won the hurdles at the Jesse Owens Classic and the 4x400m relay.

2012 Indoor (Junior) Represented the Buckeyes in the 600m run, 400m dash and 4x400m relay at the Big Ten championships; placed ninth in the 400m and fourth with the relay team ... won the 400m at theBuckeye Tune-up ... 600m PR (1:32.69) at the Don Kirby Invitational for the gold medal ... picked up a silver medal at the Rod McCravy Invitational and a gold medal at The Dual vs. Michigan with the 4x400m relay team; second in the 600m run at The Dual.

2011 Outdoor (Sophomore) Made it to semifinals in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims (58.63) ... seta season bestin the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten championship with a third-place finish in 58.01; also represented the Buckeyes in the 400m dash and 4x400m relay ... took second in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout (59.31) and the Big Ten vs. SEC Challenge (1:00.45).

2011 Indoor (Sophomore) Ran the 600m run and the 4x400m run at the Big Ten championships; recordeda season bestin the 600m with a time of 1:33.29 and placed third with the 4x400m relay team ... crossed the line in 55.98 for second in the 400m dash at Akron Invitational ... at Crusader Invite, finished first in the 200m dash (26.17) ... won the 600m run at the Buckeye Classic (1:38.22) ... member of thewinning 4x400m relay team at the Michigan Dual, Rod McCravy Memorial, New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Akron Invitational.

2010 Outdoor (Freshman) Competed with both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams at the NCAA East preliminaries ... helped the 4x400 squad to a runner-up finish and second-team All-Big Ten honors at the Big Ten championships (3:35.43); as an individual, finished 13th in the 400m hurdles (1:01.48) ... ran aseason bestof 1:01.32 in the 400m hurdles at the Jesse Owens Classic, finishing seventh ... competed with the second-place 4x400m team at the Drake Relays ... ran in the 100m hurdles at the Auburn Tiger Classic.

2010 Indoor (Freshman) Finished seventh in the 200m dash at the Akron Invitational (25.81) ... 14th in the 400m at the Penn State Nationals; helped the 4x400m relay to a first-place finish at the same event (3:42.28) ... member of the 4x400m squad that ran the third-fastest time in Ohio State indoor history at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (3:39.32).

Wilson High School Second place in the 300m hurdles at the California state championships (41.70) ... eighth place in the 4x100m relay (47.49) and 11th in the 4x400m (3:54.01) at the 2009 California Championships ... seventh in the 300m hurdles and third in the 4x100m in 2008.