- Rhana Gittens
- Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Blanche Ely)
800m: 2:25.16 – 2007 Diet Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 2:24.49 – 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2006-07 AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in three meets (two indoor, one outdoor)…Best of 2:24.49 (800m)…Ran 800m at Pepsi Florida Relays in 2:24.49 to finish 29th…Clocked 2:25.16 in 800m at Diet Pepsi Invitational to take 24th.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 2:18.91 (800m) and 5:29.83 (1,600m)…2006 FHSAA Class 4A District 11 champion in 1,600m (5:29.83)…Ran best of 2:18.91 in 800m 2006 FHSAA Class 4A
Region 3 meet…2005 FHSAA Class 4A District 11 champion in 800m (2:20.69)…Eighth in 800m at 2005 FHSAA 4A State Championship (2:20.62)…Sixth in 800m at both 2005 Golden South and 2004 AAU National Championship meets…Set school records in 800m and 4x800m…Also played volleyball…Senior class president…Graduated fifth in class…Coached by Patrick McMillan and Anthony Jordan.
PERSONAL: Born Rhana Aurora Gittens on Nov. 7, 1987, in Jamaica Queens, N.Y….Daughter of Kevin and Linda Gittens…Older brother, Jamill, is Florida alum…Set the Florida record in “speed” (double
dutch jump rope) in 2003.