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  • Distance
  • Junior
  • Bradenton, Florida (Bradenton Christian)



400: 55.57 - 2/9/2001 800m: 2:05.19- 2002 SEC East Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
Mile: 5:18.09 - 2002 Virginia Tech Invitational, Blacksburg, Va.
800m: 2:05.86- 2001 Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville, Tenn.
1500m: 4:33.50 - 2002 Auburn Bank Invitational, Auburn, Ala.

HONORS: (One-time NCAA All-American) 2002 Indoor NCAA All-American - 800m

2002 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 2:05.19 (800m), 5:18.09 (Mile) and 4:41.57 (1500m)... Competed in 11 meets (five indoor, six outdoor)... Sixth in the 800m at the NCAA Championships... Third at the SEC Championships in the 800m, 2:05.66 in the finals... Ran anchor leg of the winning 4x800m relay team at the Penn Relays... Second in the 1500m at the Auburn Bank Invitational...Set a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a win in the 800m (2:06.84) at the Gatorade Classic... Personal best in the 1500m at the FSU Relays...Gained the All-American title with a 2:05.49 in the 800m at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Ran on the 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Championships... Second in the 800m with an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Championships of 2:10.20... Third with a 11:48.32 as a part of the DMR at the SEC Championships... Won the 800m a t the SEC East Challenge with a personal best of 2:05.19... 24th in the Mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational... First in the 800m with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:08.07 at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2002 Wins (3): (o): Gatorade Classic 800m (2:06.84); (i):SEC East Challenge 800m (2:05.19); Florida Intercollegiates 800m (2:08.07).

2001 AS A SOPHOMRE: Best of 2:05.86 (800m)... Competed in 12 meets (five indoors, seven outdoors)... 21st in the 800m at the Reebok Invitational, 2:11.00... Fourth in the finals of the SEC Championships 800m, second qualifier out of the preliminaries... Ran the second leg of the winning 4x800m-relay team at the Penn Relays (with Ka. Bratton, DeLeon and Merten)... Provisional qualifier for the NCAA Championships with an 800m time of 2:05.86 at the Sea Ray Relays... Second to her sister in the 800m at the Florida Challenge... Ran on the winning distance medley relay team at the Florida Relays... Improved her qualifying status and set a new personal best in the 800m with a 2:07.87 at the USATF Championships... Second to her sister at the SEC Indoor Championships with an 800m time of 2:09.43... Ran a personal best and a provisional qualifying time of 2:08.77 in the Gator Invitational 800m... Runner-up to her sister in the 800m in a personal best time at the SEC Quad in Arkansas... Finished second to only her sister Kamille in the 800m (2:12.76) at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Has personal bests of 2:10 (800m), 5:11 (1,600m) and 55.9 (400m) in high school... Owns her high school's 800 and 400m records and was a part of the record-setting 4x800 relay team... Was the Florida state champion in the 800m and the 4x800m relay... Runner up in the 1,500m... Junior Olympics 800m champion.

PERSONAL: Born May 7, 1981 in Orangeburg, S.C... Daughter of Chris and Deborah Bratton... Graduated from Bradenton Christian in 1999... Coached by Chris Bratton, her father... Used to hate the 800m and the mile... Has a daughter named Shaleiya... Lists her most memorable moment in her athletic career as when she saw the picture in the newspaper of she and her sister hugging after crossing the finish line in first and second at the Junior Olympics 800m... Most admires her sister because they push each other do work hard... Track athlete she admires most in track is Marion Jones.

Major: Undecided Social and Behavioral Sciences

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