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TIANDRA PONTEEN
  • Sprints
  • Ind: Sophomore, Out: Sophomore
  • Glendale, Md. (Eleanor Roosevelt HS)

CAREER VICTORIES: 4
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

200m: 23.57 - 2004 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
400m: 51.23 - 2004 NCAA Championship, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
200m: 23.56 - HS 400m: 51.00 - 2004 Bogota, Colombia

HONORS: (Three-Time All American) 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m; 2004 Southeastern Conference Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year; 2004 SEC Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - 400m, 4x400m relay.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 23.57 (200m) and 51.00 (400m)... Competed in 12 meets (seven indoor, five outdoor)… Earned All-America honors in the 400m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a fifth-place time of 51.41... Finished fourth in the 400m dash in 51.82 and was a member of the runner-up 4x400m relay team at the NCAA East Region Championship... Won the 400m at the Sun Angel Classic in 51.97... Runner-up in the 400m dash at the USF Invitational, finishing in 53.40… Member of the runner-up 4x400m relay and sprint medley relay teams at the Florida Relays... Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championship as the runner-up in the 400m dash (51.23) and as a member of the fifth-place 4x400m relay team... Leadoff leg of the third-place 4x400m relay team that set the school record with a time of 3:31.00 and also scored with a sixth-place finish of the 400m dash (52.78) at the SEC Indoor Championships… Won the 400m dash in 52.20 and was the leadoff leg of the second-place 4x400m relay team that finished in 3:33.90 at the Tyson Invitational… Finished second in the 200m dash (23.91) and fourth in the 400m dash (54.27) at the Gator Invitational… Leadoff leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:38.06) and also finished fourth in the 200m dash (24.28) at the SEC Invitational… Member of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:41.89) and also finished second in the 400m dash (54.24) at the Florida Intercollegiate… Won the 300m dash in 37.65 at the Clemson Open.

2004 Wins (4): Florida Intercollegiate 4x400m relay (3:41.89); SEC Invitational 4x400m relay (3:38.06); Tyson Invitational 400m dash (52.20); Sun Angel Classic 400m (51.97).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Gatorade Athlete of the Year... All-Met Athlete of the Year in 2002 and 2003... 2000 Female Athlete of the Year... Washington Post Athlete of the Year... Holds Maryland state record in the 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m and as part of the 4x400m team... Ran third-fastest time ever in the nation in the 300m (37.85)… HS team was state champions in 2001 and 2002... Member of the 4x200m team that ran the fastest time in the nation (38.2)... National champion in the 4x400m and sprint medley relays... Won the 200m and finished second in the 400m at the 2003 Carifta Games... Member of the St. Kitts national team.

PREP BESTS: 100m-11.74; 200m- 23.56; 300m- 37.85; 400m-52.76; 500m-1:13.58; 800m-2:17.91

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