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Alysia Montano

Alysia Montano

Event: 800m
Height: 5-7
Weight: 118
PR: 1:57.34 (2010)
Born: 04/23/1986
Current Residence: Canyon Country, Calif.
Hometown: Canyon Country, Calif.)
High School: Canyon H.S. (Canyon Country, Calif.) ‘04
College: University of California ‘08
Coach: Louis Montano
Agent: Louis Montano
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Club: Triangle Champions Track Club
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USA Championships
Five-time USA Outdoor champion – 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 (1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67)
 
International Championships
2010 World Indoor bronze medalist (1:59.60)
2006 NACAC U-23 champion (2:03.87)
 
Collegiate Championships
2007 NCAA Indoor (2:03.47) and Outdoor (1:59.29) champion
 
Awards and Honors
Indoor 600m American record holder - 1:23.59 (2013)
2007 PAC-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
 
About Alysia
Montano was a standout college athlete who saw her Olympic dreams slip away at the 2008 Olympic Trials, but since then she has been on a roll winning four consecutive U.S. titles from 2010-2013. Montano earned a spot on the 2012 Olympic team where she went on to finish fifth in the final. Montano had a breakout year in 2007 when she won the NCAA indoor and outdoor title and the USA Outdoor title. During her senior year in 2008, she looked ready to repeat her success, but a nagging foot injury caught up to her at the Olympic Trials and she exited the track after the first round in a wheelchair. After healing and gaining strength for a season at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Montano was back on her path to the top. Montano majored in theater and performing arts at the University of California at Berkley. Her first experience in track and field was tagging along with her cousins to meets and running around the infield when she was too young to compete with the "big kids." Formerly Alysia Johnson, she married her childhood friend Louis Montano on March 19, 2011. She’s known for running with a flower in her hair.
Results
2013:
4th at Zurich (2:00.35); 2nd at Stockholm (1:58.96); 4th at World Outdoors (1:57.95); 3rd at Paris (1:57.75); 1st at USA Outdoors (1:58.67); 4th at Pre Classic (1:59.43); 1st at Penn Relays 4x800m (8:04.31AR);1st at Millrose Games 600m (1:23.59iAR)
2012: 1st at DecaNation (1:58.97); 5th at Olympic Games (1:57.93); 3rd at Monaco (1:59.05); 1st at Olympic Trials (1:59.08); 1st at Pre Classic (1:57.37)
2011: 4th at World Outdoors (1:57.48); USA Outdoor champion (1:58.33); 4th at Prefontaine Classic (1:59.40); 4th at Paris (2:00.78); 6th at Stockholm (2:00.69).
2010: 3rd at World Indoors (1:59.60); USA Outdoor champion (1:59.87); USA Indoor runner-up (2:01.45); 5th at Nike Pre Classic (1:58.84); 1st at Lignano (1:57.85); 1st at Monaco (1:57.34PR); 1st at Tyson Invite (2:02.60).
2009: 7th at USA Outdoors (2:01.58); 2nd at Nike Pre Classic (2:05.32); 6th at adidas Track Classic (2:03.35).
2008: 25th at Olympic Trials quarter-finals (206.43); 1st at Pac 10 Champs (2:00.57).
2007: USA Outdoor champion (1:59.47); 6th at Pan Am Games (2:02.57); 4th in heats at World Outdoors (2:02.11); NCAA Outdoor champion (1:59.29); NCAA Indoor champion (2:03.47); NCAA West Regional champion (2:02.12); Pac 10 champion (2:01.74).
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (2:01.80); NACAC U23 champion (2:03.87); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (2:03.04); 2nd at Pac 10 Champs (2:06.85); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (2:06.42).
2005: 3rd at USA Junior Outdoors (2:07.20); 6th at NCAA Outdoors; 3rd at Pac 10 Champs.
2004: Best of 2:08.97.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Outdoor bests - 800m (2:32.13)
2013: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:57.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the World, No. 5 in the world by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:57.37 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 800m, 1:57.48 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN); mile road, 4:34.0
2010: Indoor bests – 800m, 1:59.60 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 52.09 (No. 19 in the USA); 800m, 1:57.34 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN); 4x400m, 3:28.48 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 14 in the world); sprint medley relay 1600m, 3:38.53
2009: Outdoor bests – 400m, 53.90; 800m, 2:01.09 (No. 11 in the USA, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN); 1,500m, 4:28.43
2008: Indoor bests – 800m, 2:03.39; Outdoor bests – 2:00.57 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 50 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests – 400m, 54.48; 800m, 2:03.47; Outdoor bests – 400m, 54.43; 800m, 1:59.29 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 18 in the world)
2006: Indoor bests – 800m, 2:05.49; Outdoor bests – 400m, 53.01; 800m, 2:01.80 (No. 6 in the USA)
2005: Indoor bests – 800m, 2:10.71; Outdoor bests – 400m, 54.08; 800m, 2:05.49
2004: Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:08.97
2003: Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:12.27
2002: Outdoor bests – 400m, 56.09; 800m, 2:12.13
2001: Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:13.06 
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