2007 USA Outdoor champion (49.64)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2005 (49.88); 2006 (50.40); 2012 (50.02)
Two-time USA Indoor champion – 2005 (52.01); 2007 (51.95)
3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials (50.88)
2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist (49.72)
Two-time Olympic 4x400m champion - 2004 (3:19.01); 2012 (3:16.87)
Two-time World Outdoor 4x400m champion – 2003 (3:24.57); 2007 (3:18.55)
2010 World Indoor 4x400m champion (3:27.34)
2004 NCAA Outdoor 400m champion (50.32)
2003 NCAA runner-up (50.66)
Awards and Honors
University of Tennessee 400m record holder (50.00)
Trotter won her first individual Olympic medal in 2012 after running at the elite level for nearly a decade. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, in perhaps the most astounding story of the women’s 400, Trotter finished third in 50.88. She was running with a broken bone chip in her left leg, the result of an errant car door closing on her two months ago. Trotter has parlayed a standout high school career running the 100m and 200m into an immensely successful career at 400 meters. In 2005 she won her first USA title in the 400 with a dominant performance of 52.01 to post the fastest time at the USA Indoor Championships since Jearl Miles-Clark ran 51.97 to win in 1999. She attended two high schools: Cross Keys High School and Cedar Grove and was a four-time letter winner in track and field and basketball. Trotter is the founder of Test Me I’m Clean, a charity that focuses on fighting the abuse of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. While at Tennessee she majored in criminal justice. Some of her hobbies include singing, dancing and watching movies. She is the daughter of Debra Holden and Tony Trotter and has two brothers, Yohan Trotter and Ian Jones. Trotter is known for wearing glitter and facepaint while competing, which she calls her "war paint." She also is a big hit at Team USA talent shows with her renowned singing talents. Her given name is De'Hashia Trotter.
2014: 1st in IAAF World Relays 4x400m (3:21.73); 4th at adidas Grand Prix 400m (51.53); 5th at USA Outdoors (51.04)
2013: 9th at London 200m (23.64); 5th in semifinal heat at USA Outdoors 200m (22.85); 6th at Pre Classic 400m (51.73); 5th at adidas Grand Prix 200m (23.03); 1st at Penn Relays 4x400m (3:22.66)
2012: 7th in Zurich (52.14); 5th in Birmingham (51.45); 6th at Stockholm (51.75); 3rd at Olympic Games 400m (49.72), 1st in 4x400m (3:16.87); 5th in Paris (50.93); 2nd at Olympic Trials (50.02); 5th at Adidas Grand Prix (50.79); 5th at Pre Classic (50.80); 2nd at Ponce Grand Prix (50.90); 1st at Kansas Relays (50.94); 3rd at USA Indoors (51.68); 1st at Boston Grand Prix 300m (37.07).
2011: 6th at USA Outdoors (51.17); 2nd at USA Indoors (51.36); 3rd at adidas Grand Prix (51.87); 1st at Knoxville (52.65); 1st at Clermont (51.96); 1st at Clermont NTC Sprint Series (51.88); 1st at Blacksburg (52.84i).
2010: 1st at Knoxville in 400m (51.73); 1st at Clermont (52.27); 5th at USA Outdoors in 400m semi-final (53.06); 1st at Blacksburg in 400m (52.80); 1st at Lexington in 400m (52.13); 1st at Boston in 400m (53.08); 2nd at USA Indoors in 400m (51.23); 5th at World Indoors in 400m (52.55); 1st at World Indoors in 4x400m (3:27.34).
2009: 8th at USA Outdoors in 400m semi-final (53.84); 4th at London in 400m (52.08); 8th at Gateshead in 400m (54.96).
2008: 7th at Olympic Games semifinal (51.87); 3rd at USA Outdoors (50.88); 8th at Reebok Grand Prix (53.31); 9th at adidas Track Classic (53.99).
2007: World Outdoors 4x400m gold medalist (3:18.55), 5th in 400m (50.17); USA Outdoor champion (49.64PR); USA Indoor champion (51.95); 2nd at adidas Track Classic (51.13); 4th at Reebok Grand Prix (51.40); 1st at Kingston (50.57); 3rd at Lausanne (51.48); 5th at Rome (51.05); 6th at Paris (51.12).
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (50.40); 1st at adidas Classic (51.19); 2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (23.04); 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.86); 8th at Paris (51.50); 4th at World Athletics Final (50.58); 2nd at Shanghai GP (49.80).
2005: USA Outdoors runner-up (49.88); 5th at World Outdoor Championships (51.14); 2nd in 400m at Reebok Grand Prix (51.00); 5th in 400m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.42); 5th at adidas Track Classic (51.96); 1st at Helsinki GP (50.39); 4th at Zurich (50.43); 3rd at World Athletics Final (50.64); 2nd at Shanghai (50.90); 1st at Yokohama (50.03); USA Indoor champion (52.01).
2004: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist (lead leg - 3:19.01); NCAA Outdoor champion (50.32); 5th at Olympic Games (50.00); 3rd at USA Outdoors 400m (50.28); 3rd at Zurich (50.23); 4th at Brussels (50.22); SEC Outdoor Championships runner-up (50.69); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (51.29i); 4th in 4x400m at NCAA Indoors (3:31.49 - lead off); 4th in 400m (51.64i) & 4th in 200m (23.21i) at SEC Indoor Championships; 1st in 200m at Penn State (23.19i).
2003: NCAA Outdoor runner-up (50.66); 3rd at U.S. Outdoors (51.78); anchored Team USA at 4x400m gold at Pan Am Games (3:26.40); 5th in semifinal at World Outdoors (51.68-dnq); won gold medal at World Outdoors by running 2nd leg of 4x400m in semifinals (3:24.57); 2nd in qualifying heat of 200 at NCAA Indoors (23.42 dnq); ran anchor on Lady Vols' 2nd place 4x400m team at SEC Outdoors (3:34.07).
2002: 6th at SEC Championships 200m (23.78); qualified for NCAA Indoors; 4th at NCAA Outdoors 4x400m (3:31.49); 8th at SEC Outdoors 4x100m (45.40); 3rd at SEC Championships 4x400m; 6th at NCAA Outdoors 4x400m (3:36.75).
2001: Georgia state indoor 200m champion (24.83); Georgia AAAA state outdoors 200m champion (24.19); 2nd at Georgia state championships 100m (11.82); anchored winning 4x400m at state meet (3:50.19); Named Atlanta Track Club 200m Woman of the Year.
2000: Named Atlanta Track Club's selection for 100m and 200m Athlete of the Year.
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor bests - 200m (23.38); 400m (51.82); Outdoor bests - 200m (23.03); 300m (36.29); 400m (50.98); 4x400m (3:21.73)
2013: Outdoor bests - 200m, 22.85 (No. 20 in the USA); 400m, 51.67 (No. 15 in the USA)
2012: Indoor bests - 400m, 51.68 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m, 49.72 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world by T&FN, ranked No. 3 in the USA)
2011: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.36 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 51.17 (No. 7 in the USA by T&FN, No. 27 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.23 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 51.52 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 36 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 400m, 52.00 (No. 18 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.88 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 22 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.95 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 49.64 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Outdoor bests – 400m, 49.80 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests – 400m, 52.01 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 49.88 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.29 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.00 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests – 400m, 54.48; Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.66 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 11 in the world)
2002: Indoor bests – 400m, 54.65; Outdoor bests – 400m, 53.66