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2007 Women's Track & Field Roster

Nene Kamate

Jamaica, N.Y. (Townsend Harris)

55m Hurdles: 7.95 – 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
60m Hurdles: 8.60 – 2006 University of New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M.

100m Hurdles: 13.60 – 2006 UTEP Invitational, El Paso, Texas
400m Hurdles: 1:01.79 – 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.

2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 7.95 (55m hurdles), 8.60 (60m hurdles), 24.56 (200m), 13.60
(100m hurdles) and 1:01.79 (400m hurdles)…Competed in 13 meets (eight indoor, five outdoor)…Second leg of 4x400m relay that finished 16th at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 3:36.60…Ran third leg in finals of NCAA East Regional 4x100m, helping Gators to time of 44.11 and third-place finish…Also ran second leg of 4x400m relay which qualified for NCAAs with time of 3:31.52 to take third…Took 10th in 100m hurdles at SEC Outdoor Championships in 13.83…Clocked seasonal-best time in 100m hurdles at UTEP Invitational in wind-aided 13.60 to finish second…Finished fourth in 100m hurdles with wind-aided mark of 13.77 to open outdoor season at Diet Pepsi Classic…Recorded personal-best in 55m hurdles (7.95) to finish ninth at SEC Indoor Championships…Set then-personal record in 55m hurdles at Pepsi Invitational (7.96) to finish fourth.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 23.80 (200m), 55.40 (4x400m), 13.96 (100m hurdles) and 60.12
(400m hurdles)…Broke through 14-second barrier in 100m hurdles at final meet of youth career at 2005
USATF Junior Olympics (13.96)…2005 City Championship Indoor MVP…Clocked third-fastest national
300m time (38.97) in 2005 indoor season en route to claiming New York state championship in event…Received All-America honors in each event she participated in three junior seasons (100m, 200m, 300m, 4x400m, 100mH and 400mH)…High school coach was Timothy Connor…Member of New York Novas track club and was trained by George Taylor.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 18, 1987, in Paris, France…Daughter of Youssouf and Korotoumou Kamate…Oldest of five siblings…2005 graduate of Townsend Harris High School…Aspires to go into broadcast journalism as career…Enjoys being mentor to younger children…Most admires parents for their courage, determination and persistence in ensuring that the family realizes all its dreams.

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