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NATASHA HASTINGS
Event: 400m
Height: 5-8
Weight: 135
PR: 400m – 49.84 (2007)
Born: July 23, 1986 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: A. Philip Randolph Campus (New York City, N.Y.) HS '04
College: University of South Carolina '08
Coach: Curtis Frye
Agent: Deon Minor
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist; 2007 World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist; 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2007 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion; 2007 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year; 2006 NACAC U23 silver medalist; 2004 World Junior champion; 2004 World Junior 4x400m gold medalist; 2003 World Youth champion

At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, Hastings made her first Olympic Team with her fifth place finish in the women’s 400m (51.13), which qualified her for the 4x400 relay pool…Just a junior at the University of South Carolina in 2007, Hastings established herself one of the country’s best 400m runners...Following a dominant collegiate season in which she won national titles indoors and outdoors, Hastings finished as the USA Outdoor runner-up...Her personal-best time of 49.84 was the fastest ever run by a collegian. She chose to forgo her final year of NCAA eligibility in the 400...website is www.natashahastings.net.

2009: 4th at USA Outdoor Champs (50.89)…1st at adidas Track Classic (51.46)…5th at Reebok Grand Prix (51.64)…8th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (52.33).
2008:
Olympic gold medalist (1st round, 3rd leg – 3:22.45)…5th at Olympic Trials in 400m (51.13)...6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.34)…6th at Reebok Grand Prix (51.98)…4th at adidas Track Classic (51.09)…3rd at Doha (50.80)...ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 50.80.
2007:
USA Outdoor runner-up (49.84PR)...7th in semi's at World Outdoors (51.45)...3rd at Paris (50.45)...3rd at Rome (50.34)...NCAA Outdoor champion (50.15)...NCAA Indoor champion (50.80CR)...NCAA East regional champion (50.23)...SEC champion (50.84)...1st at Weems Baskin Invite (50.55)...ranked #9 in the world (#5 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 49.84.
2006: NACAC U23 runner-up (52.11)...5th in semis at USA Outdoors (51.99)...6th at NCAA Outdoors (51.60)...2nd at NCAA East Regionals (51.56)...2nd at SEC Outdoors (52.00)...ranked #9 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 51.45.
2005: USA Junior Outdoor champion (51.34)...6th at NCAA Outdoors (51.87)...7th at NCAA East Regionals (52.86)...SEC Outdoor champion (51.94)...SEC Indoor runner-up (52.27)...best of 51.34.
2004: World Junior champion (52.04) and 1st in 4x400m (3:27.60)...2nd at USA Junior Champs (52.92)...best of 52.04.
2003: World Youth champion (53.41)...3rd at USA Junior Champs (52.09)...best of 52.09.


06/24/09

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