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ANDREA BLISS
  • Sprints
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Kingston, Jamaica (St. Jago HS/Essex County College)

CAREER VICTORIES: 5
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

55m: 7.60 - 2003 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
60m: 8.20 - 2003 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
100m Hurdles: 13.18 - 2003 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
400m hurdles: 58.00 - 2003 SEC Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.

2003 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 7.60 (55m hurdles), 8.20 (60m hurdles), 13.18 (100m hurdles), 58.00 (400m hurdles)...Competed in 14 meets (six indoors, eight outdoors)...Competed in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships but did not advance to the finals...Finished third in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Regional...Placed third in the 400m hurdles in a personal-best time of 58.00 at the SEC Championships...Won the 100m hurdles at the Florida Women's Track and Field Classic...Runner-up in the 100m hurdles at Penn Relays...Won both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic...Won the 100m hurdles at the Florida Relays...Runner-up at the SEC Championships in the 55m hurdles (7.60)...Won the 55m hurdles at the Florida Intercollegiates with a time of 7.72... 2003 Wins (5): (i) Florida Intercollegiates 55m hurdles (7.72); (o) Florida Women's Track and Field Classic 100m hurdles (13.26), Sun Angel Classic 100m hurdles (13.32), Sun Angel Classic 400m hurdles (58.21), Florida Relays 100m hurdles (13.18)

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Won Class One girls championship at the Boys and Girls Championship in Jamaica...NJCAA Championship record holder in 2001 and 2002 for Essex County College...Indoor and Outdoor All-American four times...Most memorable moments in athletics were giving Jamaica its first gold medal at the CAC Games in El Salvador in 1996 and winning the 400m hurdles at the Girls Championship in Jamaica in 2000...Admires Deon Hemmings because she ran the same event and gave Jamaica its only medal in the 1996 Olympics...Also admires her coaches for the way they taught her to be strong and tough on and off the track

PREP BESTS: 55m hurdles - 7.78; 60m hurdles - 8.33; 100m hurdles - 13.60; 400m hurdles - 57.94; 400m - 55.45

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