Event: 400m hurdles
PR: 400mH - 53.83 (2013)
Current Residence: Van Nuys, Calif.
Hometown: Bayside, N.Y.
High School: Benjamin Cardozo '08
College: USC '12
Coach: Yolanda Demus
2013 USA Outdoor Champion (53.83)
2009 USA Junior Champion (57.32)
2013 World Outdoor silver medalist (54.09)
2007 World Youth Champion (57.25)
Runner-up at 2009 PanAm Junior Championships (58.42)
2009 NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist (56.65)
Muhammad had her first taste of international success while she was still in high school when she won the 2007 IAAF World Youth title. She went on to enjoy a successful career at USC where she made it to the NCAA Outdoor finals three of her four years. Muhammad had a breakthrough year in 2013, where she lowered her PR by an impressive two and half seconds. Muhammad won her first senior national title to secure her spot at the World Championships in Moscow. Muhammad is coached by Yolanda Demus, the mother of American record holder Lashinda Demus.
2013: 8th at Zurich (56.15); 1st at Linz (55.01); 3rd at Stockholm (55.74); 2nd at World Outdoors (54.09); 8th at London (55.56); 1st at USA Outdoors (53.83); 3rd at Oslo (54.33); 4th at Shanghai (54.74)
2012: 6th in prelims at Olympic Trials (58.46); 5th at NCAA Outdoors (56.71); 3rd at Pac-12 Outdoors 400mH (56.98), 5th in 100mH (13.46)
2011: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (57.88); 2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors (56.80); 6th at Texas Relays (58.95)
2010: 3rd in prelims at NCAA Outdoors (57.85); 2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors (57.14); 4th at Texas Relays (58.00)
2009: 2nd at PanAm Jr. (58.42); 1st at USA Juniors (57.32); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (56.65); 2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors 400mH (58.21), 8th in 100mH (13.79), 9th in High Jump (1.70m/5-7); 2nd at Mt. SAC 400mH (58.47)
2007: 1st at World Youth (57.25); 1st at Nike Outdoor Nationals (57.09)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor Bests - 400m Hurdles, 53.83 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the World, No. 3 in the World by T&FN)