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CHRYSTE GAINES
Events: Sprints
Height:
5-7
Weight: 140
PRs: 100m - 10.86 (2003); 200m - 22.67 (2003); 60m - 7.12 (2001)
Born: September 14, 1970, in Lawton, Okla.
Current Residence: Lithonia, Ga.
High School: South Oak Cliff HS (Texas) 88
College: Stanford 92
Coach: Remy Korchemny
Agent: Renaldo Nehemiah
Club:
Nike

Career Highlights: 2001 U.S. Outdoor 100m champion; 2-time U.S. Indoor 60m champ (01, 02); 1996 Olympic 4x100m gold medalist; 2000 Olympic 4x100m bronze medalist; 3-time World Champs 4x100m gold medalist (1995, 1997, 2001); 2003 World Outdoor 4x100m silver medalist; 2001 World Indoor 60m bronze medalist

After years as a top relay runner for Team USA and a top-3 sprinter, Gaines enjoyed one of her finest seasons in 2001, winning her first-ever U.S. titles indoors at 60m and outdoors at 100m. She continued that momentum in 2002 by successfully defending her U.S. Indoor title, and finishing as the runner-up at the USA Outdoor Championshipscoached by Brooks Johnson while at Stanford...she started running at age 12, winning at the Jesse Owens meet at the LA Coliseum the year before the 1984 Olympic Games...a high school superstar, she competed in the Olympic Trials at age 17...earned a degree in psychology, completing the pre-med requirements, while at Stanford...her sister Charletta is a high school track coach in Texas...prior to the Sydney Olympics, Gaines worked with her then sponsor to run a nationwide contest for 13-14 year old studentsthe students were asked to write an essay on what they thought it took to be an Olympian. The top four essay authors, two boys and two girls, won a trip to the Games...moved from Hercules, Calif., to the Atlanta area in 2001.

2008: 20th at Olympic Trials quarter-finals in 100m (11.42)
2007:
doping suspension
2006:
doping suspension
2005:
doping suspension - stripped of all results dating back to November 30, 2003
2004:
5th at USA Indoors 60m (7.22)3rd in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.06)...5th in 60m at Tyson Foods Invitational (7.27).
2003:
2nd at USA Indoor Champs (7.18)World Outdoor 4x100m relay silver medalist (2nd leg 41.83)1st at World Athletics Final (10.86)1st at Verizon Millrose Games (7.23)1st at IAAF Japan Grand Prix Outdoors (11:03)1st at Ciudad de Mxico (11.02)1st at Rthymno (11.08)1st at Heusden-Zolder (11.13)2nd in Berlin (10.86w)2nd in London (10.99)1st at Zurich (10.89) 2nd at Brussels (10.88)1st at Moscow Challenge (10.98)ranked #2 in world (#2 U.S.) at 100 and #9 in U.S. at 200 by T&FN best of 10.86.
2002: Won U.S. Indoor 60m title (7.13) 2nd at USA Outdoor Champs (11.05) 2nd at adidas Boston Indoor Games (7.27)won 100m at USA vs. Great Britain (11.12)2nd in 4x100m relay at World Cup (42.05) 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.10) on won at Helsinki GP (11.23) 2nd at Zurich GL (10.95) 3rd at Monaco (11.00) 3rd at Paris GL (11.06) 3rd at Oslo GL (11.20) 3rd at Rome GL (11.11)4th in Brussels (10.94)ranked #4 in the world (#2 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 10.94.
2001: USA Outdoor 100m champ (10.89)World Outdoor 4x100m relay gold medalist (2nd leg, 41.71)World Indoors 60m bronze medalist (7.12PR) U.S. Indoor 60m champion (7.15)1st in Milan (11.13), Turin (11.19w), Monaco (10.98), and Linz (11.19)4th at Goodwill Games (11.14) 5th at World Champs 100m (11.06) ranked #5 in the world (#2 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 10.98.
2000: Olympic bronze medal in 4x100m relay (1st leg)... 3rd at Olympic Trials in 100 (11.13)... 5th in Olympic 100m semifinal (11.23)... in Golden League competitions, finished 3rd at Rome (11.01) and Oslo (11.27) while finishing 5th at Paris (11.22), Monaco (11.10) and Berlin (11.19)... ranked #9 in world (#3 U.S.) in 100 by T&FN... bests of 10.97 and 23.04.
1999: Did not compete at USA Outdoors...best of 11.56.
1998: 3rd in USA Indoor 60 (7.15 PR)...2nd in 100 at USA Outdoors (10.89 PR); 5th in 100 at Goodwill Games (11.23); second leg on winning 4x100 (42.06)...won Stockholm GP (10.95)... broke 11 seconds four times...ranked #4 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100 by T&FN...bests of 10.89 and 23.08.
1997: 8th in 100 at World Champs (11.32); led-off winning 4x100 (41.47 AR)... 8th in USA Indoor 60 (7.42); 3rd in 200 (23.40)...2nd in 100 at USA Outdoors (11.19), 8th in 200 (27.17)... ranked #9 at 100 in world (#4 U.S.) and #7 in U.S. at 200 by T&FN...bests of 11.06 and 22.91.
1996: Led off winning 4x100 at Olympic Games (41.95)...6th in USA Indoor 60 (7.27)...5th in 100 (10.96) at Olympic Trials... 4th in GP Final 100 (11.06)...ranked #6 at 100 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 10.96 and 22.82.
1995: Won gold in 100 at Pan Am Games (11.05 MR); anchored winning 4x100 (43.55)... 3rd in USA Indoor 60 (7.18)...5th in USA Outdoors 100 (11.45) and 200 (23.07)...ranked #10 at 100 in world (#4 U.S.) and #5 in U.S. at 200 by T&FN...bests of 11.02 and 22.92.
1994: 7th in USA Indoor 60 (7.31)...3rd in 200 at USA Outdoors (23.33); 6th at 100 (11.45)...won 100 at Olympic Festival (11.32)...8th in 200 at World Cup (24.21); anchored 5th-place 4x100 (43.79)...ranked #8 in U.S. at 100 and 200 by T&FN...bests of 11.32 and 23.32.
1993: 3rd in 60 heats of USA Indoor (7.47)...5th in 100 semis (11.30) at USA Outdoors; 7th in 200 (23.19)...5th in 100 at World University Games; anchored winning 4x100...ranked #8 at 100 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 11.25 and 22.81.
1992: Won NCAA Indoor 55 (6.68)... won NCAA 100 (11.05w)...won 100 at Pac-10 (10.94w)... 5th in 100 semis (11.53) at Olympic Trials; 8th in 200 (23.04)...ranked #9 at 100 in U.S. by T&FN; ranked #9 in U.S. at 200...bests of 11.16 and 23.00.
1991: 4th in NCAA Indoor 55 (6.80)...won 100 at Pac-10 (11.28)...3rd in NCAA 100 (11.11)...5th in 100 semis (11.61) at USA Outdoors...third leg on winning 4x100 at World University Games (44.45)...anchor of bronze medal 4x100 at Pan Am Games...ranked #8 at 100 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 11.27 and 23.21.
1990: 5th in semis of 55 at NCAA Indoor (6.96)...won 100 at Pac-10...bests of 11.31 and 23.71.
1989: Won 100 at USA Juniors...silver medal in 100 at Pan Am Juniors, anchored winning 4x100...best of 11.44 and 24.24.
1988: 6th in 100 at USA Juniors, 2nd in 200 heat...At 17, she participated in the Olympic Trials in the 100m and 200m....bests of 11.50 and 23.30y.
1987: 2nd in 100 at USA Juniors...won Texas state HS title at 200m...bests of 11.50 and 23.56.
1986: Also a 19-2w long jump...helped South Oak Cliff to the Texas HS state 4x100 crown in a state record 45.4; 3rd in the 200m...bests of 11.76 and 23.68y.
1985: Won Texas HS state title at 200m...best of 24.11.

6/21/04

 

 

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