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DONICA MERRIMAN
Event: 100mH
Height: 5-10
Weight: 140
PR: 12.65 (2003)
Born: January 24, 1979 in Trotwood, Ohio
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Trotwood-Madison HS (Ohio) 97
College: Ohio State 01
Coach: self
Agent: Charles Wells
Club: adidas

Career Highlights: 2001 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion; 7-time All-American; 2000 Big Ten Athlete of the Year

After a strong 2003 outdoor campaign, Merriman is heading into the Olympic yearshe made her mark at Ohio State University Womens Track and Field history as a 7-time All-American and two-time national championshe regularly battled Danielle Carruthers of Indiana University for Big Ten and NCAA supremacyenjoys playing volleyball in her spare timereceived her first world ranking by Track & Field News in 2002 (#8)graduated from OSU with a degree in Criminal Justice.

2003: 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.65)5th at adidas Oregon Track Classic (13.03)2nd at Madrid (12.69)1st in race (A) at Heusden (12.73)2nd at Stockholm (12.89)ranked #8 in the world (#5 in U.S.) by T&FN best of 12.65.
2002: 4th at USA Outdoors (12.96)2nd at USA Outdoor semis (12.74)3rd at adidas Oregon Track Classic (13.00)2nd at Oracle U.S. Open (12.88)3rd at Oslo B (13.04)ranked #8 in the world (#5 in U.S.) by T&FNbest of 12.74.
2001: 4th at USA Outdoors (13.15)Won 2001 NCAA Outdoors (12.73)won NCAA Indoors (7.95)won 60m hurdles (7.98) and 200 (24.10) at Big Ten Indoors4th in 100 at Big Ten Outdoors (11.48) and 2nd at 100 hurdles (12.82)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN bests of 7.95, 12.73, 11.48 (100m), and 23.21 (200m).
2000: 9th in semi at U.S. Olympic Trials (13.54)3rd at NCAA Indoors in 60m hurdles (8.06) and 4th in 200 (23.50)won Big 10 Indoors in 60m hurdles (8.11) and 200 (23.93)won Big 10 Outdoors in 100m (11.35), 200m (23.32), and in 100m hurdles (12.85)bests of 8.06, 12.70, 11.16 (100m), and 23.50 (200m).
1999: 5th at NCAA Outdoors in 100m hurdles (12.96)won Big 10 Indoors in 60m hurdles (8.37)won Big 10 Outdoors in 200m (23.59), 2nd in 110m hurdles (12.96), and 3rd at Big 10 in 100m (11.60)bests of 12.84, 11.40 (100m), and 23.02 (200m).
1998: 7th at NCAA Outdoors in 100m hurdles (13.44)won Big 10 Indoor title in 55m hurdles (7.74)2nd at Big 10 Outdoors in 100m hurdles (13.32), 3rd in 100m (11.79)bests of 7.74 (55mH) and 11.79 (100m).

3/11/04

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