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     Marika Walker
    Marika Walker

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Bowie, Md.

    High School:
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Position:
    Middle Distance


    02/18/2012

    Young Wolfpack Throwers Shine at Indoor Track Event

    Redshirt freshman Jule Rich is first in the weight throw and third in the shot put for the NC State men, while redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor won the shot put and redshirt freshman Kortney Pearce was second in the weight throw for the women.

    02/04/2012

    Pack Completes Day 2 at VT Elite

    The Wolfpack concludes the record-setting weekend at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House. State will send multiple athletes to three different meets next weekend.

    02/03/2012

    Hill Breaks 4-Minute Mile, Sets 4th School Record

    Junior All-American Ryan Hill broke the longest-standing mark in the Wolfpack record book, erasing Jim Wilkins' 39-year-old mark in the mile run.

    01/28/2012

    Norman Wins Mile Run At UNC Invitational

    Sophomores Samantha Norman, Jordan Jenkins finish 1-2 in the mile run for the NC State women's indoor track meet. Junior Daniel Fretz was second in the 200 meters for the Wolfpack men.

    01/21/2012

    Kornegay-Gober, Taylor Win Events at Hokie Invitational

    Junior Kris Kornegay-Gober hits a new personal best in the high jump, while redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor takes the win in the shot put.

    2011

    • Ran the 400m and 800m during the outdoor season

    2010

    • Competed in the 400m and 800m during the indoor season.
    • Second best time on the team in the 800m and third best time the 400m.
    • Posted collegiate-best marks in both events, running a 1:01.07 in the 400m and 2:19.56 in the 800m.
    • Competed in the 400m and 800m during the outdoor season.
    • Lowered her collegiate-best marks in both events.
    • Ran the 400m in 58.64, the second fastest time on the team.
    • Also had the second fastest time on the team in the 800m in 2:15.97.

    2009

    • Fourth on the team in the 400m and third in the 800m during the indoor season.
    • Best time in the 400m was 1:02.54 and a 2:22.21 in the 800m.
    • Topped those mark in the outdoor season, posting a 1:00.81 in the 400m and the 2:16.25 in the 800m.
    • Was fourth on the team in both events during outdoors.
    • ACC Honor Roll.

    2008

    • Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

    Prep, etc.

    • Attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School for Desmond Dunham.
    • Two-time 3,200m indoor state champion.
    • Was also state champion for 1,600m indoor.
    • Two-time winner of the national championship in the 4x800 at the Nike indoor championships.
    • Won the national championship in the distance medley relay at the same meet.
    • Also a Nike outdoor national champion in the sprint medley relay and the 4x800 relay.
    • Holds the national outdoor record in the sprint medley relay.
    • Took first in the 4x800 at the Penn Relays.
    • Her best in the 400M is 56.1 seconds and has a top mark of 2:06 in the 800m.
    • Has a personal best of 4:55 in the 1,600m and her best in the 3,200m is 10:54.
    • Also helped cross country team to three state championships, winning in 2006 and 2007.
    • Member of National Honor Society.
    • Daughter of Delroy Walker and Deborah Harry.
    • Majoring in textile engineering.

    MARIKA WALKER's Collegiate Bests
    Indoor
    400m: 1:01.07
    800m: 2:19.56
    Outdoor
    400m: 58.64
    800m: 2:15.97

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