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DEMETRIA WASHINGTON
Event:
400m
Height: 5-10
Weight:
145
PR: 51.01 (2003)
Born: December 31, 1979 in Fayetteville, N.C.
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
High Schools: Sanford HS (N.C.) 98; Mills JHS (N.C.) 95
College: South Carolina 02
Coach: Curtis Frye
Agent: Tony Campbell
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2003 World Outdoor 4x400m relay gold medalist; Runner-up at 2003 USA Outdoors; Double gold medalist at 2001 World University Games (400m & 4x400m); 2-time NCAA Indoor 400m Champ (00, 01); 2002 NCAA Indoor 4x400m Relay Champion; 2002 NCAA Indoor 400m Runner-up

Washington and her former teammates at South Carolina Miki Barber, Lisa Barber and Lashinda Demus may be the future of American quarter-milingshe had a tremendous season in 2001, winning her first individual medal at the World University Games in ChinaWashington also won gold as the second leg of the U.S. 4x400m relay squadshe has steadily moved up the U.S. rankings, and placed second at the 2003 USA Outdoor championships.the daughter of an army drill sergeant who impressed upon her the value of time, Washington is notoriously prompt or 15 minutes early for every practicesince she knew she would be competing in track for college, Washington went out for the cheerleading team as a HS senior, making the football and basketball cheer squadssays she really enjoyed the experienceloves shoe shopping.

2004: 3rd at USA Indoors (53.34)3rd in 500 yd at Verizon Millrose Games (1:05.47)1st in 400m (52.57i) & 3rd in 200m (23.75i) at Blacksburg.
2003: Runner-up at USA Outdoors 400m (51.01PR)World Outdoor 4x400m relay gold medalist (2nd leg 3:22.63)1st at Gateshead (51.29)4th in semifinal at World Outdoors (51.31)4th at London (51.25)6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.78)...5th at NCAA Indoor Champs (52.32i) ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN best of 51.25.
2002: 5th at USA Outdoors (51.59)4th at NCAA Outdoors (51.38)2nd at SEC Outdoors (51.43)ran anchor-leg on 4x400m relay team that won NCAA Indoors runner-up at NCAA Indoors 400m (52.41) had four of the five fastest indoor times by an Americanranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 51.38.
2001: Won gold at World University Games 400m (51.22) ran personal best 51.05 in qualifying heat at WUG won gold at WUG in 4x400m relay Won NCAA Indoors 400m runner-up at NCAA Outdoors 400m 4th at USA Outdoors 400m (51.70) 3rd in USA Outdoors 400m semis (51.50)4th in 400m semis at World Champs (51.26) ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN best of 51.05.
2000: 7th in 400m semis at U.S. Olympic Trials (52.10) 6th in 200m heat at U.S. Olympic Trials (23.65) won NCAA Indoors 400m won NCAA Outdoors 4x400m relay 2nd at NCAA Outdoors 400m 4th at SEC Outdoors 200m bests of 23.43 and 51.71.
1999: 7th in 400m semis at USA Outdoors 7th at NCAA Outdoors 400m 3rd at SEC Outdoors 400m 7th at SEC Outdoors 200m bests of 23.58 and 52.57.
1998: Bronze medalist at World Juniors 4x400m 3rd at USA Juniors 400m bests of 12.03, 24.19 and 53.65.
1997: Bests of 23.91 and 52.74.
1996: Bests of 24.29 and 54.16.
1995: Best of 54.48.
1994: Best of 55.17.

3/18/04

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