Hometown: Orange Park, Fla.
Previous School: Orange Park HS
2012-13 NCAA DII All-South Region – Details
2012-13 All-Gulf South Conference First Team - Details
2011-12 All-Gulf South Conference First Team - Details
2010-11 All-Gulf South Conference Second Team - Details
2009-10 Gulf South Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll - Details
2012-2013: Received All-South Region honors for the first time in his career for finishing 10th overall (32:41.49) on a 10,000-meter course at the NCAA DII South Regional Championships … Earned his second career All-GSC First Team honors by finishing eighth overall (27:06.80) on an 8,000-meter course at the Gulf South Conference Championships … Finished 36th overall (27:00.20) on an 8,000-meter course at the Florida State Invitational … Placed 20th overall (27:29.40) on an 8,000-meter course at the Gulf Coast Stampede … Finished 66th overall (27:52) on an 8,000-meter course at the USF Golden Gate Invite … Placed 197th overall (34:21.60) on a 10,000-meter course at the Chili Pepper Festival.
2011-2012: Became the fifth runner in UWF history to be a two-time All-GSC recipient after being named to the All-GSC First Team as a junior ... Finished in the overall top 10 five times on the season ... Had a season best 8k time at the Gulf Coast Stampede (26:17) finishing seventh overall ... Had best overall finish of the season at the Mississippi College Season Opener (16:16) placing fourth overall out of 83 runners helping UWF to a first-place finish ... Helped UWF to a second-place finish after finishing fifth overall at the Gulf South Conference Championships 8k (26:49) ... Finished 29th overall and fourth on the team to help UWF to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South Regional Championships 10k (34:00).
2010-2011: Earned All-GSC Second Team honors with a 19th place finishing time of 26:57.68 at the GSC Championships (11/6) … Finished third overall and first on the team at the Azalea City Classic (9/18) with a 5k time of 15:47.38 … The time was also a personal best for Sykes … Had another third overall showing as the top Argonaut finisher at the Gulf Coast Stampede the following week (9/25) with an 8k time of 27:14 … Had a season best time of 32:56.13 in the 10k at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10/16) … His time of 25:55.02 at the Southeast Cross Country Classic (10/23) was a season best for the 8k.
2009-2010: Ran in four events during cross country, posting a best of 28:23 for the 8k race at the Gulf Coast Stampede … During the spring season, pulled out a thrilling photo finish victory in the 1500 meters at the South Alabama Invitational in 4:02 … Also posted a 4:03 performance at the LSU Invitational … Posted best of 1:56 in the 800 meters at the FSU Invitational.
High School: Earned All-Conference honors in cross country as a senior ... Sports a 4:28 best for the 1600 meters, and a 16:44 best in the 5k event ... Participated in the state track and field finals in the 4 x 800 relay and the mile.