Mikayla Banks

Mikayla Banks

YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Houston, Texas

2017-18 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
2016 OVC Outdoor 4x100m Relay Champion

Personal Bests
12.36 (Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational, 2016)
200m: 25.01 (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2016)
400m: 56.56 (Weems Baskin Invitational, 2018)

Cross Country
24:33.5 (Belmont Opener, 2016)

As a Junior, 2017-18 season: Top 400m time of the indoor season came at the Vanderbilt Opener in 57.33… Took 6th with the 4x400m relay team (3:56.41) to go with an 11th-place finish in the 200m (25.99) and a 14th-place finish in the 400m (59.13) at the OVC Indoor Championship… Set a new personal record in the 400m of 56.56 at the Weems Baskin Invitational during the outdoor season… Took sixth in the 400m with a time of 56.69 at the Memphis Invitational… At the OVC Outdoor Championship, part of the 4x400m relay team that took fifth (3:52.12); also secured 10th in the 400m (57.05)… Ran in three meets during the cross country season in the fall… Had best 5K time of 27:22.4 at the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival... Earned a place on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA). 

As a Sophomore, 2016-17 season: Competed in five indoor meets and six outdoor meets during sophomore season… Posted best indoor 400m time of 58.94 at the Music City Challenge… At the OVC Indoor Championship, helped the Distance Medley Relay team take eighth and also competed in the 400m and high jump… Clocked in at 25.43 at the Weems Baskin Invitational during the outdoor season… Ran a 57.67 in the prelims of the 400m at the OVC Outdoor Championship before finishing seventh in the finals in 58.23… Ran in all five cross country meets on the season… Placed 89th in the 5K at the OVC Cross Country Championship with a time of 28:18.9.

As a Freshman, 2015-16 season: Earned a gold medal with TSU’s 4x100m relay team at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship… Competed in seven indoor meets and seven outdoor meets as a freshman for TSU… Part of TSU’s winning 4x400m relay team at the Ed Temple Classic (3:46.13) during the indoor season… Ran a 57.65 in the 400m at the Commodore Invitational… Placed second in the 200m (25.37) at the MTSU Invitational… Placed 13th in the 400m (58.50) at the OVC Indoor Championship… Part of TSU’s 4x100m relay team that took second at the USF Bulls Invitational to open the outdoor season in 46.14… At the OVC Outdoor Championship, helped TSU clock in at 45.69 in the 4x100m relay to win the event, and set a personal record in the 200m (25.01) to take ninth in the prelims.

Klein HS: USA Jr. Olympic All-American… Two-time 6A state medalist in the 4x100 and 4x200 in Texas… Three-time MVP… Won two District Championships… Two-time 6A Regional Champion in the 4x100 and 4x200… District’s 200m record holder… AAU Jr. Olympic medalist… 6A Area Champions in the 4x100, 4x200 and 200 medalist… Also played one year of volleyball for Klein HS.

Major: Mass Communications
Daughter of: Kathy and Rick Banks
Birthday: May 14