Sophomore hurdler who made a huge impact during her freshman season, winning the conference indoor and outdoor straight hurdle events and earning a trip to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The school record-holder in both the 60-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles, will look to defend her conference titles and has the potential to earn all-America honors.
Has the strength to compete in the 400 meter hurdles as well.
Specialized in the sprint hurdle event during both the indoor and outdoor seasons... showed consistent improvement as each season progressed.
Named the team MVP following the season.
Set the school indoor 60-meter hurdle record when she won the Conference USA title with a season-best time of 8.30 seconds... provisionally qualified for the national meet, but did not make the final cut on the descending order list.
Shattered Chessna Davis's outdoor school record of 13.65 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the UTA Invitational with a 13.41 clocking.
Established the new school mark in the 100-meter hurdles with a 13.24 clocking at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Earned a sweep of the C-USA sprint hurdle titles by taking the 100-meter hurdle event at the conference meet in Louisville in a time of 13.37.
Struggled at the Midwest Regional meet, placing 11th with a time of 13.85 seconds, but qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships based on her season performances.
Placed 25th at the NCAA outdoor meet in Austin with a time of 13.59 seconds.
Lettered four times in track & field at Grandview (Mo.) High School, a suburb of Kansas City... coached by Charlie Bilkison.
Named Athlete of the Year in Missouri in both 2002 and 2003... was a three-time all-Metro selection and a four-time school MVP.
Established the state record in the 100-meter high hurdles and in the 300-meter low hurdles... was a three-time state champion in the 100-meter hurdles.
Named an all-American in AAU and by USA Track & Field.
Logged personal best marks of 13.84 in the 100 meter hurdles and 42.80 in the 300 meter hurdles.
MaKeatha Askala Cooper was born July 19, 1985... mother's name is Annie Cooper.