2016 OUTDOOR Just missed out on qualifying spots in the long jump & triple jump at the NCAA West Preliminaries, finishing 15th in both ... leapt to 12.75m/41-10 in the triple jump and 5.96m/19-6.75 in the long jump ... ran the leadoff leg of the 4x100-meter relay at the Prelims, placing 21st at 46.00 ... entered the NCAA West Preliminaries with the top ranked triple jump mark in the region at 13.60m/44-7.5 and the No. 25 long jump mark at 6.14m/20-1.75 ... her top triple jump mark came at the Masked Rider Open on May 6, after a slight tailwind gave her the first-place finish and the wind-aided school record in the event ... her best long jump mark was also a first-place finish, coming at the Michael Johnson Invitational on April 23 ... the triple jump record was one of five times this outdoor season she has notched a top 10 mark in the school record books ... nearly a month earlier at the Wes Kittley Invitational, she had first broke the wind-aided record with a jump of 13.12m/43-0.5 ... the week before that, she posted the fifth-best wind-aided mark at 12.99m/42-7.5 in the "A" section at the Texas Relays ... among wind-legal marks, she holds the No. 2 & No. 4 marks in the school record books ... at the Michael Johnson Invitational, she hit a mark of 13.31m/43-8 and at the conference championships, she landed at 13.13m/43-1 for the fourth-best mark ... her triple jump performance at Big 12's earned her silver ... she also finished fifth in the long jump at the meet at 6.10m/20-0.25 for her second of three All-Big 12 honors at the meet ... altogether, she's had nine top two finishes, including four first-place marks this outdoor season ... she also has been a staple on the women's 4x100 relay, including the NCAA Preliminary qualifying quartet at 45.09, set at the Michael Johnson Invitational ... she also helped the group to a sixth-place finish at the conference championships on May 15.
2016 INDOOR Competed primarily in the long and triple jump events during the indoor season ... earned Second Team All-America honors in the triple jump after finishing 15th at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... had an historic season in the triple jump, breaking the school record in three-straight meets ... started that strong with a mark of 13.05m/42-9.75 at the New Mexico Team Invite on Jan. 30 ... edged it the following week at the Husker Invitational at 13.06m/42-10.25 ... blew past it in the invitational section at the Tyson Invite with a leap of 13.31m/43-8 ... her next triple jump competition didn't break the school record, but did earn her the Big 12 Championship in the event at 13.10m/42-11.75, which ranked second in the school record books ... capped off her triple jump season with a 15-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 12.57m/41-3 on March 12 ... also put together a strong season in the long jump, notching three personal-bests throughout the season ... the first came at the New Mexico Team Invite at 5.80m/19-0.5 ... moved ahead at the Tyson Invite at 4.96m/19-6.75 and capped off the conference championships with All-Big 12 honors and a fifth-place finish at 6.15m/20-2.25.
2015 OUTDOOR Competed in the triple jump and long jump for the Red Raiders during the outdoor season ... racked up 10 top five performances, including three first-place finishes ... picked up a first-place distance in the triple jump at the Texas Tech Open behind a mark of 12.78m/41-11.25 ... picked up a pair of event wins in the triple jump and long jump at the Wes Kittley Invite at marks of 12.92m/42-4.75(w) and 5.92m/19-5.25, respectively ... her top distances in both disciplines came three weeks later at the Red Raider Open at 13.17m/43-2.50 (triple jump) and 6.07m/19-11 (long jump) ... her mark in the triple jump that day put her at No. 2 all-time in Texas Tech history ... earned All-Big 12 performer accolades in the long jump after an eighth-place finish at the conference meet ... represented Texas Tech at the NCAA West Preliminaries in both the triple jump and long jump, finishing 20th and 39th, respectively.
2015 INDOOR Suited up for five indoor meets primarily in the triple jump and long jump ... finished top eight in every triple jump competition during the season ... finished second in her first triple jump of the year at the Texas A&M Quadrangular behind a distance of 12.19m/40-0.0 ... her top mark of the season came at the New Mexico Classic at 12.71m/41-8.5, which ranks third in the indoor school record books ... also holds the fourth (12.66m/41-6.5) and eighth (12.56m/41-2.5) best marks set at the Tyson Invitational and Big 12 Championships, respectively ... her distance at the conference meet earned her a fourth-place finish and All-Big 12 performer honors.
2014 OUTDOOR Competed in the long jump and the triple jump for the Red Raiders ... Snagged All-Big 12 honors in the triple jump, finishing eighth at the conference meet with a leap of 12.12m/39-9.25 ... Her season-best mark in the triple jump was a 12.33m/40-5.50 jump to earn second place at the Texas Tech Open.
2014 INDOOR Earned a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at the Big 12 Championships, leaping 11.60m/38-0.75 ... Her season-best triple jump was a leap of 12.09m/39-8.000 to take third at the TTU Open ... Also had her season-best long jump at the TTU Open, a mark of 5.64m/18-6.00, good enough for second place.
MESQUITE Lettered four years at Mesquite High School...2013 Texas State 5A Bronze Medalist...four-year regional triple jump qualifier...2013 District, Area and Regional first place sweep...2013 Regional Qualifier in the triple jump, 400-meters and 4x100 relay...U.S. Top-20 national ranking in the class of 2013 and No. 3 in the state of Texas...personal-best mark of 18-11 (5.77m) in the long jump...personal-best of 40-2 (12.24m) in the triple jump...also competed in basketball and volleyball...earned All-District honors as a blocker on the volleyball team...strong student as well appearing on the Honor Roll in four-straight years.
PERSONAL Born Viershanie Ayana Latham to Norris and Sharon Latham...has one sibling - Noshdrian - father played football at Arkansas State...is a pre-med student at Texas Tech.