Rickey Pinkney
Rickey Pinkney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Worth, Fla.

High School:
Suncoast

Last College:
Florida A&M

Event:
Hurdles/Sprints



2006: Named All-American after finishing seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.88; also matched his school-record time of 7.81 in the prelims ... Won his second consecutive Big Ten Crown in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.83 in the finals ... Recorded the Boilermakers' fastest times in the 60-meter dash (7.02), 60-meter hurdles (7.81) and 100-meter dash (10.51), and was on their quickest 4x100-meter relay ... Took home eight individual championships (five indoor, three outdoor) on the year.

2005: Big Ten Champion in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2005 Indoor Championships, posting a time of 7.89. Also won race in its prelim (7.93) and semifinal stages (7.82) ... Runner-up in the 110-meter hurdle race at the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championship, crossing the line in 14.16. Also was second in 110 hurdle races at the Clemson Relays (14.10) and during prelims of the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (14.23) ... Posted four 60-meter hurdle times that were under the NCAA qualifying standard of 7.91 ... Was 25th in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, posting a time of 14.20 ... Set varsity record in the 60-meter hurdles (7.82) at the Boilermaker Invitational, breaking the previous record of 7.84 held by Prentice Stovall since Feb. 22, 2003 ... Made NCAA Championships debut after being selected from the at-large pool. Finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles at mideast regionals with a time of 14.22 seconds.

Florida A&M: Spent 2004 season with Florida A&M Rattlers ... placed second in the 60-meter hurdles at the indoor East Tennessee State meet ... at the MEAC Indoor Conference championships was seventh in the 60 hurdles ... qualified for NCAA East Regionals in the 110 hurdles, after recording a time of 14.31 at the HBCU Track Invitational ... team tied for first place with Hampton at the 2004 MEAC Outdoor Conference Championships.

High School: Graduated from Suncoast High School in 2003 ... USA Summer Track and Field All-American ... national runner-up in the decathlon in 2003 ... helped lead team to a runner-up spot at the 2002 2A State Championships ... varsity letterwinner in football and track and field ... team MVP and captain as a senior ... had a productive senior campaign, receiving all-America and all-state honors ... was a county, district and regional champion, and a runner-up at the state and conference level in 2003 ... during junior year, won title at the Sunshine State Games and was a district and regional runner-up ... also was a finalist at the state and national level ... was a district runner-up and regional finalist as a sophomore ... missed freshman campaign with an injury.

Personal: Given name is Rickey Pinkney, Jr. ... born Dec. 21, 1984 ... son of Frederick and Cathie McKinney ... has three brothers, Brentyn, Jarren and Aiden and two sisters, Markeshia and Hailee ... majoring in industrial design.