Tanisha Cooper
Tanisha Cooper
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Rancho Cucamonga HS
Position: Sprints
EXP: 3V
NORTHRIDGE - 2008 Tanisha Cooper qualified for the 400 meters at the Big West Outdoor Championships where she ran 56.95 in the prelims but did not reach the final ... ran a lifetime-best 56.86 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also ran 2:25.36 in the 800 meters during the outdoor season ... did not compete during the indoor season. 2007 Cooper ran a career-best 57.20 in the 400 meters to finish 10th in qualifying at the Big West Championships ... ran 25.64 in the 200 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine to finish second in her section ... ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team that took seventh in a time of 12:30.68 at the WAC Indoor Championships ... ran 59.40 in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational 2006 Ran an indoor season-best 58.87 in the 400 meters at the Arizona-California Challenge in Flagstaff, Ariz.. ... redshirted the outdoor season. 2005 Qualified for the 400 meter final at the Big West Outdoor Championships ... went on to finish fourth in a time of 56.83 ... ran a season-best 56.37 at the CSUN 8-Way Meet ... also clocked a season-best time of 25.55 in the 200 meters at the same meet ... ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay that claimed the Big West title in a time of 3:41.60 ... the relay time ranks eighth in Northridge history ... ran an indoor personal-best time of 57.76 in the 400 meters at the Husky Classic in Washington ... her time ranks 10th on the Northridge Indoor Records list ... placed 12th in the 400 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships in a time of 58.02. RANCHO CUCAMONGA HIGH SCHOOL Ran the 400 and 800 meters at Rancho Cucamonga High School in Alta Loma, Calif. ... earned letters all four years for the Cougars ... won Most Improved Athlete Award and Coaches Award ... graduated in 2004. PERSONAL Born March 7, 1987 in Downey, Calif. ... mother is Torey Cooper ... has one older sister, Quanisha and two younger brothers, Mylik and Earl ... Quanisha attends Chaffey College ... also ran track for the West Coast Gazelles ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, Olympic sprinter Alyson Felix and actors Will Smith and Halle Berry ... listens to music as a pre-meet ritual ... major is Sociology.

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