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  MERISSA SCOTT
  • Sprints
  • Sophomore
  • Pensacola, Fla. (Escambia)

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

55m: 7.21 - 2001 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Ark.
60m: 7.80- 2001 SEC Quad, Fayetteville, Ark.
200m: 25.37- 2001 SEC Quad, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
200m: 24.90 - 2001 Field Event Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 57.82 - 2001 Florida Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
100m: 12.04 - 2002 Gatorade Classic, Knoxville, Tenn.

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 12.04 (100m)...Competed in six meets (three outdoors, three indoors)... Ninth in the 200m and 8th in the 100m at the Gatorade Classic...Finished 29th in the 200m and 33rd in the 100m at the Florida Relays...15th in the 55m at the Gator Invitational...20th in the 55m and 19th in the 200m at the SEC East Challenge... Finished 18th at the Florida Intercollegiates in the 55m.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 7.21 (55m), 7.80 (60m), 25.37b (200m) and 57.82 (400m)... Competed in eight meets (two indoors, six outdoors)... Ran 58.99 in the prelims of the 400m at the SEC Championships, did not advance... Ran a personal best 24.90 in the 200m at the Florida Field Event Classic... 10th in the 200m at the Gator Twi-Light... Fifth in the 400m at the Florida Challenge... 20th with a time of 57.97 at the Florida Relays... Finished fourth at the SEC Triangular 400m with a time of 58.69... Finished third in her heat of the 55m dash and 31st overall in the 200m at the Gator Invitational... Fifth in the 60m and seventh in the 200m at the SEC Quad in Arkansas.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Has personal bests of 11.9 (100m), 24.3 (200m) and 57.3 (400m) all achieve at the district championship level or higher... Holds district records in the 100 and 200 meters... Was voted most athletic at her high school... Led Escambia High to a fifth-place finish in the state... Was the team MVP in soccer.

PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1983... Enjoys playing soccer and playing cards... Lists her falling only 10 meters before the finish line in the 4x100m relay at Florida Relays her freshman year as her most memorable athletic moment... Most admires Florence Griffith-Joyner and Marion Jones as athletes... Has older brothers, Shawn and Bobby Washington... Has an older sister Tasha... Daughter of James and Lillian Childress.

Major: Undecided Social and Behavioral Sciences


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