Precious Watkins
Precious Watkins
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Rancho Verde HS
Bats/Throws: Sprints
EXP: 3V

NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Precious Watkins advanced to her third NCAA?Championships as part of the Matadors' 4x400 relay ... along with Sherrina Lofton, Desirae Gonder and Jackie Harrison, finished 18th in the prelims in a time of 3:42.59 ... finished third in the 100 meters at the Big West Championships running a time of 12.06 ... ran a season-best 11.90 in the prelims ... also qualified for the 200 meter final after running a season-best 24.87 in the prelims, but did not compete ... was part of the conference champion 4x400 relay squad ... clocked a lifetime-best 55.21 in the 400 meters to place second at the USC Quad Meet ... qualified for the 60 meter final at the MPSF?Indoor Championships after running a lifetime-best 7.57 but was not able to run in the final ... finished 13th in qualifying for the 200 meters in 24.80 ... ran a lifetime-best 24.56 at the Boise State Team Challenge.

2010
Watkins advanced to her second NCAA?Championships as part of the Matadors' 4x400 relay team that went on to finish eighth in their heat and fail to reach the semifinals ... advanced to her second NCAA?West Regional in the 100 meters and finished 45th in a time of 12.14 ... was also a member of Northridge's 4x100 relay team that ran 45.86 in qualifying ... won her first Big West 100 meter title clocking a time of 11.91 after running a season-best 11.75 in the prelims ... is Northridge's seventh straight 100 meter champion ... also placed fourth in the 200 meters (24.47) and ran the opening leg of the conference champion 4x100 relay ... ran a season-best 24.37 in the 200 in the Big West Championship prelims ... placed 15th in the 60 meters (7.75) at the MPSF?Indoor Championships ... ran a season-best of 7.73 at the UW?Invitational in Seattle (Jan. 30).

2009
Advanced to her first NCAA?Championship as a member of the 4x100 relay team ... the Matadors ran a season-best 44.59 to finish 11th in qualifying, the third-best time in Northridge history ... reached her first NCAA West Regional in Eugene, Ore., finishing eighth in the 100 meters (11.69) after clocking a career-best 11.64 in the prelims ... her time ranks ninth in Matador history ... CSUN?was fourth in the 4x100 meter relay with Watkins running the opening leg ... finished second to teammate Sherrina Lofton in the 100 meters at the Big?West Championship after running a time of 11.75 ... finished fourth in the 200 meters in a lifetime-best 24.30 ... anchored the conference champion 4x100 relay that ran 44.88 ... was named Big West Women's Freshman of the Year ... did not compete during the indoor season.

2008
Was granted a medical redshirt season as a true freshman.

RANCHO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL
Earned letters all four years in track at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif. ... was named Most Inspirational athlete as a senior in 2007 ... also earned MVP honors in 2006 and was Most Promising Athlete as a freshman in 2004 ... the Mustangs' track & field team won league titles in 2005 and 2006 and were State and Division I champs in 2007 ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.4 grade point average.

PERSONAL
Born July 29, 1989 in Pomona, Calif. ... father is Orlando Lee Watkins ... raised by her grandmother, Bernadine Wilson ... has one older sister, Angela and two brothers, Orlando and Kavonte ... favorites include the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, actors Morris Chestnut and Halle Berry, the TV shows "Martin" and "CSI" and the movie "Mr and Mrs. Smith" ... says "winning the Division I title and becoming state champ" was her greatest moment in sports ... major is Health Education.

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