Niko Coaxum
Niko Coaxum
Height: 5-11
Weight: 140
Year: Senior
Hometown: Suitland, Md.
High School: Largo
Position: Sprints

2016 Outdoor: Ran in the 200m and 400m dashes during the spring season... Ran a season best in the 200m with a time of 22.93 at the America East Championships... Finished the 400m dash at the Colonial Relays with a season best time of 50.12.

2015-16 Indoor: Ran in the 400m and 500m dashes durinf the indoor season... Set a career best time in the 400m dash at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a time of 49.58... He did not stop there, as he set a career best in the 500m at the Penn State Relays with a time of 1:07.00.

2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 200m and 400m dashes for the Retrievers... Set his season best time in the 200m dash in the preliminaries at the America East Championships... He crossed the finish line in a time of 22.46, just missing a spot in the finals... At the Morgan State Legacy meet, he set a season best time of 49.76... Named to America East Honor Roll.

2014-15 Indoor: Had a breakout season this past winter as a sprinter... Earned a fourth place finish at the America East Championships in the 400m dash... His time of 50.20 was the second best of his career, and the second best on the team this year... Set a season best time of 22.97 in the 200m dash at the Patriot Games... Crossed the tape at the Penn State Relays with his best time in the 500m dash with a time of 1:07.22.

2014 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2013-14 Indoor: Competed in the 400m dash at the season-opening Bison Opener at Bucknell, clocking in with a time of 52.36.

2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 200m and 400m dash events at the Big Dawg Invitational held at UMBC Stadium on March 30… Placed ninth in the 400m race on his home track… Finished 21st in the 400m dash at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2012-13 Indoor: Placed ninth in the 400m dash at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships… Recorded his top time in the event (50.08) at the Gotham Cup in New York City… Also competed in the 500m run and the 200m dash during the season… Finished 11th at the Penn State Relays in the 500m event with a top season time of 1:08.61.

Background: 2012 2A Regional champion in the 400m dash for Largo High... Finished second at the state meet... Also victorious in the 500m dash for Largo... Won the 300m dash at the 2011 3A championships... Helped Largo win the state championship in the 4x400 three times.

Personal: Son of Allen and India Coaxum... Has one sister, Nia... Undecided in his major... Born July 3, 1994.