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MONIQUE HENNAGAN
Event: 400m
Height: 5-8.5
Weight: 130
PR: 49.56 (2004)
Born: May 26, 1976, in Columbia, S.C.
Current Residence: Stockbridge, Ga.
High School: Spring Valley (SC) '94
College: North Carolina '98
Coach: Pauline Davis Thompson
Agent: John Regis
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Two-time Olympic 4x400m gold medalist ('04, '00); 2004 Olympic Trials 400m champion; Two-time ('02 & '03) U.S. Indoor 400m Champion; 1996 NCAA Indoor 400 and Outdoor 800 champion; 1994 World Junior gold (4x400m) and silver (400m) medalist

Hennagan went from solid performer to winning her first outdoor U.S. title in 2004, breaking 50 seconds for the first time with her Olympic Trials victory in 49.56. She narrowly missed a medal at the Olympics, placing fourth, but she earned her second Olympic 4x400m relay gold medal in Athens ans has long been a key part of Team USA relays. Hennagan was the first North Carolina woman to win an NCAA title…she earned her first USA senior title at 400m at the 2002 USA Indoor Championships, and she successfully defended her title in 2003 before going on to win a bronze medal in the 4x400m relay at the World Indoor Championships…started running in elementary school because of all the encouragement she got when she regularly beat her boy schoolmates and cousins in footraces...was twice ranked the top high school 400m runner in the nation, and as a senior, clocked the nine fastest times in the nation…she was also an all-state volleyball player and played basketball in high school…she won 12 state titles in high school, despite not being able to compete in the state meet as a 9th-grader because she went to a private school...she earned her degree in psychology and African American studies.

2008: 10th at Olympic Trials semi-finals (51.99)
2007:
6th at USA Outdoors (51.28)…2nd at Sheffield (51.19)…1st at Kaunas (51.73)…7th at adidas Track Classic (52.50)…ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 51.19.
2006:
5th at adidas Classic (52.23)7th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (52.82)5th at GE Money Grand Prix (52.29)

2005: 5th at USA Outdoor Championships (50.76)1st at Reebok Grand Prix (50.67)3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (50.71)4th at Paris (50.67)3rd at Rome (50.63)1st at Madrid (50.58)3rd at Zurich (50.24)6th at Word Athletics Final (51.31)ranked #5 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 50.24.
2004: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist (anchor leg-3:19.01)...Olympic Trials in 400m champion (49.56)4th at Olympic Games (49.97)2nd at IAAF World Athletics Final (50.20)3rd at Berlin (49.67)1st at Chapel Hill (50.54)1st at Belem (51.10)2nd at Rio (51.67)3rd at Brussels (50.06)1st in 200m at Atlanta (22.97)2nd in 100m at Atlanta (11.32)ranked #3 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 49.56.
2003: USA Indoor 400m champion (52.54)5th at World Indoors 400m (52.08)World Indoor 4x400m bronze medalist5th in semifinal at World Outdoor Championships (53.22)2nd at adidas Boston Indoor Games (52.96)4th at Gateshead (51.46)4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.50)ranked #5 at 400m in U.S. by T&FNbest of 51.46.
2002: Won U.S. Indoor 400m (52.97) 3rd at USA Outdoors 400m (51.34) 2nd at USA vs. GBR 400m (52.14) 2nd at World Cup 4x400m relay (3:24.67)ranked #7 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 51.04.
2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors (51.20)U.S. Indoor 400m runner-up (52.18) 5th in finals at World Indoors (52.83)ran 2nd leg on 4th place U.S. 4x400m relay team at World Outdoors (3:26.88) finished 2nd at London (51.38)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 50.98.
2000: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist (2nd leg)... 6th in 2nd round Olympic 400m (51.85)... 4th in 400 at Olympic Trials (50.82 PR)...made Olympic Team when Jearl Miles-Clark opted to run the 800m...won adidas Oregon Track Classic 400m (51.29)... 3rd at Oslo (51.70)... ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 50.82.
1999: 4th at USA Indoors...ran third leg on bronze medal winning 4x400 relay at World Indoors (3:27.59AR)...5th in semis at USA Outdoors (52.72)...best of 51.01.
1998: 3rd at USA Outdoors (51.11)...4th at Goodwill Games (51.20) and ran third leg on 2nd-place 4x400 (50.2 for 3:24.81)...did not compete indoorswon ACC 400 (52.17), 4th in 200 (23.62)...7th in NCAA (52.82); led-off 4x400 (51.6 for 3:34.12, 5th in heats)... 5th at Edwardsville GP (51.36)...best of 51.11.
1997: Won ACC Indoor (54.16), 2nd in 200 (24.15); ran on 6th-place 4x400 (3:58.01)...6th in NCAA Indoor (53.66)...won at Disney Invitational (52.00)...made ACC finals in 200 and 400, but did not compete because of leg injury; anchored 4x100 (44.11 MR)...5th in NCAA 400 (52.04)... ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 52.00.
1996: Won NCAA 800 (2:03.27), 4th in 400 (52.47)...won NCAA Indoor 400 (52.57); ran leg on 7th-place 4x400 (3:38.34)...won ACC Indoor 400 (53.64)...won ACC (51.44 MR)... 8th in 400 semis (52.50) at Olympic Trials...best of 51.44, plus 2:02.5.
1995: Won ACC (52.58)...hamstring injury shortened season...made NCAA final but did not compete (52.75 heat)...best of 52.32, plus 2:06.83 (800).
1994: 2nd National Scholastic Indoor (55.02)...won 100, 200, 400 and 4x400 (50.7 split) at South Carolina HS state meet...won Golden West Invitational (52.73)...won USA Juniors (52.19 PR)... silver medal at World Juniors (52.25); second leg on gold medal 4x400 (52.7 for 3:32.06) ...best of 52.19.
1993: Won 100, 200, 400 and 4x400 at South Carolina HS state meet...won National Scholastics (53.59)...won USA Juniors (52.30 PR)...silver medal at Pan-Am Juniors (53.06); anchored runner-up 4x400 (3:37.64)...best of 52.30.
1992: Won 100, 200, 400 and 4x400 at South Carolina HS state meet...won National Scholastic (54.74)...2nd in USA Juniors (54.05)...5th in semis at World Juniors (54.27); led-off 4th-place 4x400 (52.9 for 3:33.11)...best of 53.58.

1/18/06

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