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LaTASHA COLANDER
Events: Sprints
Height: 5-5
Weight: 130
PRs: 100m 10.97 (2004); 200m - 22.34 (2005); 400m - 49.87 (2000)
Born: August 23, 1976 in Portsmouth, Va.
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
High Schools: Manor (Va.) 93; Wilson (Va.) 94
College: North Carolina '98
Coach: Kris Clark
Agent: Robert Wagner
Club: Nike

 

Career Highlights: 2005 USA Outdoor Championships 200m silver medalist; 2000 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist; 2004 Olympic Trials 100m Champion; 2004 Olympian; Two-time U.S. 400m champion (00, 01); World Record Holder, 4x200m relay; 1994 USA Junior champion (100H); 1994 World Junior Champs runner-up (100H)

 

In the 2005 season, Colander qualified to be a part of Team USA for the world Outdoor Championships in Helsinki where she made it to the 200m finals in which she placed fifth...Colander won the second Olympic Trials title of her career in 2004, winning the 100m to go along with her 400m title from 2000she has transformed herself from a junior hurdles champion to a premier sprinter...in 2003, she moved from the 400 to the 100 meters, where she set a personal best of 11.08 with her third place finish at the Nike Prefontaine Classic...that PR was lowered at the 2004 Olympic Trials, where she ran 10.97 to win the final...in her first year of competing in the 400m in 2000, she won the Olympic Trials and anchored Team USA to a gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the Sydney Olympics...in 2001 she won her second straight U.S. title, but a quadriceps injury prevented her from competing at World Outdoors...originally a 100m hurdler, she switched to the 400m hurdles in 1999 after an outstanding collegiate career in the short hurdles at North Carolina...also an ACC champion at 200 meters, she had one of her top years in 1994 when she won the USA Junior title and was second at the World Junior Championships...has personal best of 13.07 in the 100H (1996) and 56.88 in the 400mH (1999)in the year 2000, Colander established the LC Treasures Within Foundation MISSION STATEMENT: Strengthening kids, families and the world through education, sports and spirituality. www.lctreasures.com

 

 

2006: 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.31)...1st at Clemson (11.03w)

2005: 3rd in 200m at USA Outdoor Championships (22.34)...5th in 200m at World Outdoor Championships (22.66)...2nd in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (11.11)...2nd in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.29)...3rd in 200m at adidas Track Classic (22.39)...1st in 100m at Sanchez Invite (11.06)...1st in 100m (11.13w) and 1st in the 200m (22.52) at Clemson...3rd in 100m at Oslo (11.17)...3rd in 200m at London (22.30w)...ranked #10 in the world, (#5 U.S.) in the 100m and #5 in the world (#3 U.S.) in the 200m by T&FN...best of 11.06 and 22.34.
2004: Olympic Trials 100m champion (10.97)...8th in 100m at Olympic Games (11.18)...dnf in 4x100m relay at Olympic Games...1st in 100m at Raleigh (11.12)...1st in 200m at Doho (22.50)...1st in 200m at Payton Jordan US Open (22.37)...4th in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.10)...1st in the 4x100m relay in Munich (41.67)...ranked #9 in the world, (#4 U.S.) in the 100m and #10 in the world (#2 U.S.) in the 200m by T&FN...best of 10.97 and 22.37.
2003: 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.08)...did not compete at USA Outdoors...4th at Mt. SAC (11.17)...ranked #10 in 100m in U.S. by T&FN...best of 11.08
2002: 4th at USA Outdoor Champs (51.42)...2nd at adidas Boston Indoor Games (53.44)...5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.77)...6th at Oracle U.S. Open (51.66)...on European circuit won at Zagreb GP (51.21)...2nd at Belem Brazil GP (50.84)...3rd at Oslo GL (51.66)...5th at Stockholm GP (51.76)...ranked #9 in the world, #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 50.84.
2001: USA Outdoor champion (50.79)...3rd at adidas Oregon Track Classic (51.09)...quadriceps injury kept her from the World Outdoor Championships...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 50.79.
2000: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist (4th leg), 5th in 2nd round heat of 400m (52.06)... won Olympic Trials 400 in PR 49.87 and placed 5th in 200 (22.76)...ran second leg on 4x200 relay at USA vs. THE WORLD at the Penn Relays that broke WR in 1:27.46. With teammates LaTasha Jenkins, Nanceen Perry and Marion Jones, shattered 1980 East German mark of 1:28.15...ranked #6 in 400 in world (#1 in U.S.) and #5 in U.S. in 200 by T&FN...bests of 22.49 (200m), 49.87 (400m) and 57.21 (400H).
1999: Best of 56.88 (400H).
1998: Runner-up, Atlantic Coast Conference 100H... best of 13.25.
1997: Won Atlantic Coast Conference 100H...best of 13.28.
1996: Won Atlantic Coast Conference 100H...8th at NCAA Outdoors...best of 13.07.
1995: Won Atlantic Coast Conference 100H...2nd at USA Juniors...6th at NCAA Outdoors...best of 13.27.
1994: Won USA Juniors 100H...2nd at World Juniors...best of 13.30.
1993: 5th at USA Juniors...best of 13.84.
1992: Best of 14.48 (100H).

11/17/06

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