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GENO WHITE
  • Sprints
  • 5-11/173
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Arlington, Texas (Wolfson HS/Barton County Community College)
  • BD: 3/10/78 (Jacksonville, Fla.)

FLORIDA CAREER VICTORIES: 17
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m: 6.33 - Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 21.38 - Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 47.22 - Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
100m: 10.40 - 2001 SEC Triangular, Baton Rouge, La.
200m: 20.50 - 2001 SEC Triangular, Baton Rouge, La.
400m: 45.02 - 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Durham, N.C.

HONORS: (Six-time NCAA All-American, One time All-SEC) 2001 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m; 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m Relay; 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - Distance Medley Relay; 2000 NCAA Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay; 2000 NCAA All-American - 400m; 2000 SEC Outdoor Champion, 4x100m Relay; 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American, 4x400m Relay; 1999 NJCAA Outdoor 400m champion; 1998 NJCAA Indoor 400m Runner-up; 1998 NJCAA Outdoor 400m runner-up; 1998 NJCAA Outdoor 4x100 champion; 1998 NJCAA Indoor 4x400m champion; 1997 U.S. Junior Nationals 200m champion; 1997 Pan Am Junior 200m champion; 1997 Pan Am Junior 4x100m Champion.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 6.33 (55m), 20.53 (200m), 45.29 (400m)... Competed in 15 meets (seven indoors, eight outdoors)... Won the 200m at the Reebok Invitational with a time of 20.55... Final qualifier for the finals of the 200m at the SEC Championships, finishing third in the finals out of lane one, 20.81... Third in the 400m with an automatic qualifying time of 45.29 in the 400m... Ran on the winning 4x400m relay team (with Armstrong, Joseph and Harris) at the Penn Relays, 3:04.22-porvisional qualifier... Member of the school-record setting sprint medley relay team at the Penn Relays, 3:13.22 (with Harris, Armstrong and Joseph)... Provisional qualifier in the 400m with a winning 45.73 at the Gator Twi-Light... Ran on the winning 4x400m relay team at the Sea Ray Relays (with Armstrong, Joseph and Harris)... Member of three winning relay teams at the Florida Relays 4x200m (with Harris, Armstrong and Jones), sprint medley (with Harris, Armstrong and Joseph) and the 4x400m (with Armstrong Joseph and Harris)... SEC Athlete of the Week for the Week of March 19-26... Automatic qualifier in the 200m at the SEC Triangular, 20.50... Ran a personal best in the 100m at the SEC Triangular with a time of 10.40... Earned All-American honors with the 4x400m Relay team (leadoff leg with Armstrong, Harris and Abiola) and the distance medley relay (second leg with Joseph, Abiola and Duncan) at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 21.38 in the 200m at the season opening Florida Intercollegiates... Member of the provisional qualifying and SEC Indoor Championship second place 4x400m relay team (leadoff leg with Armstrong, Harris and Nichols), 3:07.21-fourth all-time at Florida... Provisionally qualified for the 400m with a 47.22 at the Gator Invitational... Won the SEC Quad 400m with a time of 47.53... Won the Nike Fast Times 400m with a time of 47.94.

2001 WINS (6): (i) Nike Fast Times Meet (2/28) 400m: 17.94; SEC Quad (1/19) 400m: 47.53; (o) SEC Triangular (3/17) 100m: 10.40; SEC Triangular (3/17) 200m: 20.50; Gator Twi-Light (4/21) 400m: 45.73; Reebok Invitational (5/19) 200m: 20.55.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 6:40 (55m), 20.96 (200m)(21:25 indoors) and 45.02 (400m) (47:00 indoors)... Competed in 15 meets (Six Indoors, Nine Outdoors)... 22nd in the preliminaries of the Olympic Trials 400m, 46.13... NCAA Outdoor Champion with the 4x100m Relay (Anchor leg with Carroll, Williams and Armstrong), 38.35 - First 4x100m national title in Florida history - Florida record - Wallace Wade Stadium (Duke) record with the fastest American Collegiate time in history; NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the 400m, 45.02 - Personal Best; also competed with the 4x400m relay (Anchor leg with Mann, Armstrong and King) which finished 13th in the semifinals, 3:09.49 - did not advance... SEC Outdoor Champion with the 4x100m Relay squad (Anchor leg with Carroll, Williams and Armstrong), 39.17; Second with the 4x400m Relay (Leadoff leg with Armstrong, Mann and Wilkerson), 3:04.80... Third in the 400m, 45.57 - Personal Best... Qualified for the finals of the Penn Relays in the 4x100m and 4x200m (Third leg with Carroll, Williams and Jones); but did not compete in either... Second in the USTCA Team Championships 400m, 45.76... Florida Relays Collegiate Champion, 400m, 45.98; second in the collegiate 100m, 10.52 (w:1.6); third with the 4x400m Relay team (Leadoff leg with Armstrong, Wilkerson and King)... NCAA Outdoor automatic qualifier and US Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400m (45.30)... Member of automatic NCAA Outdoor qualifying 4x100m relay team (39.17) and provisional 4x400m squad (3:04.80)... NCAA Indoor All-American (fifth place) with the 4x400m Relay (Leadoff leg with Mann, Wilkerson and Abiola), 3:08.23; 11th in the preliminaries of the 400m, 46.60... Fourth in the SEC Indoor Championships 400m, 46.67 - Indoor Personal best; fourth with the 4x400m Relay (Leadoff leg with Mann, Carroll and Abiola), 3:11.51... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 200m (21.25) and 400m (46.67)... Member of 4x400m team provisionally qualified from the SEC Quad (3:11.21) and the Distance Medley Relay from the Iowa State Classic (9:42.35).

2000 WINS (11): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) 200m: 21.25, 4x400m (4): 3:12.60; SEC Quad (1/22) 400m: 47.00; Fast Times (3/2) 4x400m (1): 3:09.83; (o) Florida Relays (3/24) 400m: 45.98; SEC Quad (4/1) 4x400m (1): 3:09.76; Sea Ray Relays (4/15) 4x400m (1): 3:06.60; SEC Championships (5/14) 4x100m (4): 39.17; GT-Reebok Inv. (5/20) 400m: 45.30; NCAA Outdoor Champs (6/2) 4x100m (4): 38.35.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: A transfer from Barton County Community College in Kansas... White also attended Wallace State in Hanceville, Ala., for the 1997-98 school year... 1999 outdoor NJCAA 400m champion, 46.92... 1998 indoor and outdoor NJCAA 400m runner-up, 47.51 (indoor) and 45.67 (outdoor)... NJCAA 4x100m relay national champion (with now Florida teammate Aaron Armstrong)... NJCAA 4x400m national champion..

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1997 U.S. Junior Nationals 200m Champion, 20.77... 1997 Pan Am Junior (Havana, Cuba) 200m and 4x400m champion... 1997 5A state champion in the 100m (10.61), 200m (20.95) and 400m (45.95)... Holds 5A state records in the 200m and 400m.

PREP BESTS: 100m: 10.42; 200m: 20.77; 400m: 45.83.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Ranks second on the Florida top-10 lists in the outdoor 400m (45.02), fifth in the indoor 400m (46.60c) and holds the school record as part of the 4x100m relay (38.35)... Roommates of fellow sprinters Aaron Armstrong and Stephen Jones... Son of Gary and Angelic White... Born Gary R. White II on March 10, 1978 in Jacksonville, Fla... Nickname is "Geno"... Has an older brother Terry and a younger brother Marques.

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