PR: 50.38 (2005)
Born: April 13, 1981 in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Current Residence: Cary, NC
High School: Brookhaven (Columbus, Ohio) HS '99
College: University of Texas '03
Agent: Caroline Feith
Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist; 6th at 2004 Olympic Trials; 2003 Pan Am Games 4x400m gold medalist; 3-time Big 12 Indoor champion; 2003 Big 12 Outdoor champion
Robinson had her lifetime best performance at the most opportune time when she placed sixth in the women’s 400 meters (51.54) at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento. Following her performance, the Team USA coaching staff selected her for a spot on the 4x400m relay pool for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. An experienced performer at USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays and other international relay competition, in 2003 Robinson teamed with Me’Lisa Barber, Julian Clay and De’Hashia Trotter to bring Team USA the 4x400m relay gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. It was the first time the U.S. women’s 4x400m relay had won Pan Am gold since 1991. As a prep star at Brookhaven HS in Columbus, Ohio, Robinson ranked fifth in the 200m and eighth in the 400m in the national prep charts among all seniors in 1999…a two-time Ohio state 400m champion, Robinson, who also lettered in basketball, was the track team MVP all four seasons of her prep career…graduated high school with a 3.85 grade point average…hobbies include singing, dancing and roller skating…a double psychology and corporate communications major at Texas, Robinson aspires to earn a PhD in psychology or law…she was recognized as a 2001 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, which honors minority student athletes across the nation for their athletic ability, academic excellence and community activism…her superstitions include laying out her entire uniform in the order she will put it on the night before a meet.
2007: 7th in 400m at USA Outdoors (51.47)...8th in 200m at adidas Track Classic (23.18)
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (51.13)…2nd at Thessaloniki (50.63)...5th at Reebok Grand Prix (52.80)...8th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (52.97)...3rd at Helsinki (51.71)...5th at Rieti 2006 (50.93)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 50.63.
2005: 4th at USA Outdoors (50.38)…6th at Reebok Grand Prix (51.72)…7th at Madrid (51.63)…6th at London (51.50)…4th at Helsinki GP (50.95)…2nd at Rieti (51.40)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 50.38.
2004: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist in running opening round second leg (3:23.79)…6th at Olympic Trials (51.54PR)… 4th at USA Indoors (53.48i)…2nd at Belfast (53.70i)…ranked #8 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 51.54.
2003: 4th at USA Outdoors (51.93)...7th at Pan Am Games 400m (52.96)...Pan Am 4x400m relay gold medalist (3:26.40)...Big 12 Outdoor champ (52.07)...7th at NCAA Indoors (52.88)...5th in semis at NCAA Outdoors 52.37 (dnq)... NCAA Indoor & Outdoor 4x400m relay champion...ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 51.93.
2002: 3rd at NCAA Indoors (52.68)...scored 20.5 points at Big 12 Indoors winning 400m (53.26), 2nd in 200m (23.87)...anchored UT's national 4x400m relay runners-up at NCAA Outdoors (3:27.05)...best of 52.68i.
2001: 3rd in 400m (52.96), 2nd in 4x400m relay (3:30.36) at NCAA Outdoors...5th in opening round at USA Outdoors (52.47)...3rd in 200m, 8th in 200m, 6th in 400m at Big 12 Conference Indoors...2nd in 400m, 7th in 200m at Big 12 Outdoors...best of 51.79.
2000: 1st in 400m, 2nd in 200m at Big 12 Indoors...8th in 200m, 2nd in 400m at Big 12 Outdoors...1st place at NCAA Indoor 4x400m relay (3:32.56)...2nd in 4x400m relay (3:30.05)... 5th in 4x100m relay (43.86) at NCAA Outdoors...best of 52.37.