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HEATHER WARD
  • Hurdles/Sprints
  • Senior
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (Samuel W. Wolfson HS)

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m Hurdles: 8.59 - 2002 SEC East Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 59.00-.2002 SEC East Challenge, Gainesville, Fla
OUTDOOR
100m Hurdles: 14.98- 2001 Florida Field Event Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
400m Hurdles: 63.10 - 2000 SEC Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

HONORS: (Four-Time SEC Academic Honor Roll) 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll; 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll; 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll; 1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2002 AS A SENIOR: Best of 8.59 (55H)...Competed in six meets (two outdoor, four indoor)...Ninth in the 400m hurdles and 12th in the 100m hurdles at he Gatorade Classic...Finished 28th in the 400m hurdles and 34th in the 100m hurdles at he Florida Relays...12th in the 55m Hurdles at the Fast Times Qualifier...Finished 13th in the 55m Hurdles and 11th in the 400m at the SEC East Challenge...15th in the 55m Hurdles at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2001 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 8.80 (55m hurdles), 14.98 (100m hurdles) and 59.35 (400m)... Competed in eight meets (two indoors, six outdoors)... Ran 64.28 in the prelims of the 400m hurdles at the SEC Championships, did not advance... Personal best 14.98, finishing fifth in the 100m hurdles at the Florida Field Event Classic... Set a personal best of 8.80 in the 55m hurdles at the Gator Invitational... Set new personal bests in both the 55m hurdles (8.89) and the 400m (59.35) at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2000 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 9.38 (55m Hurdles), 59.57 (400m) and 63.10 (400m hurdles)... Competed in eight meets (Four Indoors, Four Outdoors)... 14th in the prelims of the SEC Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles, 63.10 - Personal Best; 24th in the prelims of the 400m dash, 59.04)... Fourth in the Florida Relays 1600m Sprint Medley Relay with the Gators' B team, 4:02.81; fifth in the collegiate 400m hurdles, 63.22.

1999 AS A FRESHMAN: The Gators' lone 400m hurdler in 1999, finished with a season's best second place 64.49 at the UCLA Dual earlier this year... Set her personal best in the 100m hurdles in that meet as well, taking fourth in 16.71... Had her collegiate best 400m in the Indoor ACC-SEC Challenge with a time of 59.67.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Member of the 4x400m 5A State Champion team...Fifth in the 5A regions 300m LH...Placed third in districts in the 300m LH...Second in the Gateway Conference 300m LH (46.2)...All Gateway Conference in the 4x400m...Also competed in Cross Country.

PERSONAL: Born September 12, 1979... Parents are John and Catherine Ward... Brother John is a walk-on to the men's track team... Has a sister, Christina... 1998 Graduate of Samuel W. Wolfson High...enjoys running, spending time with friends and camping...Involved in National Honor Society and graduated in the top 10 percent of the 1998 class...Also considered Valdosta State University.

MAJOR: Athletic Training


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