Sakia Konin
Sakia Konin
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
High School: Northside
Events: Multi

PERSONAL BESTS
200-meter run: 27.05
High Jump: 1.48 meters
Long Jump: 5.20 meters

2017: OUTDOOR

  • Set a personal record in the heptathlon with a score of 4223 to place second overall at the Roadrunner Invitational. 
  • Hit a new personal record in the shot put with a mark of 8.95 meters at the Roadrunner Invitational.
  • Nearly doubled her former personal record in the javelin at the Roadrunner Invitational with a mark of 29.43 meters.

2017: INDOOR

  • Set a new personal record in the pentathlon at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a score of 3116.
  • Leaped to a mark of 5.20 meters in the long jump at the Hokie Invitational to set a new personal record.
  • Set a personal record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Villanova Invitational with a time of 9.20 seconds.

2016: OUTDOOR

  • Earned seventh in the long jump with a score of 4.90 meters in outdoor debut at the VCU Ram Invite. 
  • Set a personal record in the long jump with a leap of 5.14 meters at the Atlantic 10 Championship while also setting a personal record in the shot put with a toss of 8.45 meters. 

2016: INDOOR

  • At the JDL Combined Events, earned sixth place with a time of 2:41.53 in the 800-meter run and in the high jump with a personal record of 1.48 meters.   
  • Earned three top ten finishes at the Patriot Games, placing ninth in the Pentathlon and the 60-meter dash hurdle; and secured seventh with her team in the 400-meter relay. 
  • At the Atlantic 10 Championships, placed tenth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:40.15 and eighth in both the 60-meter dash hurdle (9.66) and the long jump (4.88 meters). 

PRIOR TO VCU

  • 300-meter hurdles district champion form 2012-2015.
  • 2014 Virginia Group 3A West Region 55-meter hurdles champion.
  • Placed third in the triple jump at the 2015 Group 3A West State Meet.

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Leon Konin and Terri Walker.
  • Born on July 30, 1997.
  • Major: Mass Communication – Broadcast Journalism
  • Played basketball for two years in high school and was captain both years.