Redshirt junior breaks own school record, leads nation and world this season
Gotch leads collegiate ranks
Meet broadcast live on SECN+ and WatchESPN
Duo record a pair of top-10 finishes in two events
C-USA Championships up next
Photos from the final day of the 2014 C-USA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
2013 NAIA All-America (4x100m Relay)
2012 NAIA All-America (4x100m Relay)
2012 Outdoor GCAC 4x100m Relay Champion (48.50)
2014: Opened her Division I career at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/10-11) where she ran 7.77 in the 60m dash to finish 19th ... Finished 20th in the 200m with a tiem of 25.18 while running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team that finished seventh with a time of 3:49.24 at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational (1/18) ... Ran 7.79 in the 60m dash to place 50th at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) ... Finished seventh in the 200m at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1) with a time of 24.50 after running 24.62 in the prelims and ran 7.68 in the 60m dash to finish 19th ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/22) where she ran 26.79 in the 200m to finish 16th and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay "B" team that finished second with a time of 46.45 ... Ran an altitude-adjusted time of 12.04 to finish seventh in the 100m dash at the UTEP Invitational (4/12) while also running the opening leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team that finished third with an altitude-adjusted time of 3:50.48 ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team that finished third at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) with a time of 3:43.27 ... Finished fifth in the 200m at the Bobcat Classic (4/26) with a personal best time of 23.71, ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that finished second with a time of 3:47.39 and ran 12.21 in the 100m dash to finish 22nd ... Ran 12.09 in the 100m dash prelims to place 27th at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (5/16-18) while also finishing 15th in the 200m dash prelims, running 24.62.
2013: Redshirted indoor season, did not compete ... Garnered All-America honors during the outdoor season after running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished sixth at the NAIA National Championships with a time of 47.09 after running 47.67 in the prelims.
2012: Finished sixth in the 55m dash at the Jeff Davis Bank Indoor Invite (2/3) with a time of 7.42 after running 7.47 in the prelims while also placing 17th in the 200m with a time of 27.43 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Southern Miss Invitational (3/10) where she ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x100m relay team that ran 47.55 while placing 10th in both the 100m (12.49) and 200m (25.66) ... Finished third in the 200m at the TSU Relays (3/16-17) with at ime fo 25.94 while also running 12.77 in the 100m dash to place ninth and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that placed sixth with a time of 48.91 ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished seventh at the LSU Relays (3/23-24) with a time of 48.77 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay team that ran 47.51 at the USA Invitational (4/14) to place second ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay team that placed seventh at the Southeastern Invitational (4/19) with a time of 47.43 in a race won by Louisiana Tech while also finishing 16th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.50 ... At the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships (4/28), ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay team that won with a time of 48.50 and finished fourth in both the 100m (12.13) and 200m (25.27) dashes ... At the NAIA National Championships (5/24-26), ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that placed eighth with a time of 46.86 earning All-America honors after the team ran 47.67 in the prelims.
High School: Graduated from Bowie High School in 2011 ... Lettered in track and basketball ... Coached by Doris Grooms.
Personal: LaQuanda James ... Daughter of Dennis Williams and Pauline Jenkins ... Born on Dec. 3, 1992 in Bogalusa, La. ... Has one younger brother, Deon.