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    Kristen Dodd  
    Kristen Dodd

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Toledo, OH

    High School:
    Rogers

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    09/03/1982


    • BIG EAST Champion 4x100 Relay - 2001, 2002
    • All American 4x400 Relay - 2002

    AS A JUNIOR: Continued to develop into one of the top sprinters on the team in 2003 ... also helped continue Notre Dame's strong relay tradition, appearing at both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x400 and 4x100 relay squads ... began the indoor season with three consecutive victories , winning the 200 meters at the Central Michigan Opener, placing first in the 400 meters vs. Western Michigan and Ball State, then taking first in the 200 again against Michigan State ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in both the 60 meters and 400 meters ... eventually just missed all-BIG EAST honors in the 400 meters, taking fourth in the finals with a 55.72 effort ... ended up 12th in the 60 meters ... won the 300 meters at the Windsor Team Challenge (39.37) ... member of the 4x400 relay team, along with teammates Tiffany Gunn, Ayesha Boyd and Kymia Love, that qualified for the NCAA indoor championship ... group eventually finished ninth in 3:38.28 ... competed in the 200 meters and 400 meters individually during the outdoor season ... qualified for the finals of the 400 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, but committed a false start in the final race ... earned all-BIG EAST honors at the league outdoor meet in the 4x100-meter relay, finishing third along with teammates Tanya Cheatham, Boyd and Love ... helped both outdoor relays qualify for the NCAA outdoor meet ... the 4x100 team (Tameisha King, Boyd, Love) finished 10th in 44.32, while the 4x400 team took ninth (3:33.53) with Tiffany Gunn in place of King.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Helped her fellow sprinters on the Irish women's team establish themselves as one of the best groups in the nation during the 2002 track and field season ... provides talented depth across all sprint distances ... helped the 4x400 relay team qualify for the NCAA Championship with a 3:38.58, first-place effort at the Meyo Invitational ... finished second in the 60 meters at the Windsor Team Challenge ... advanced to the finals of the 60 meters in the BIG EAST indoor championship, eventually finishing ninth ... earned second all-BIG EAST honor of her career with the 4x400 relay team, which finished third at the BIG EAST indoor meet in 3:41.19 ... aided a great run by the 4x400 relay team in the Alex Wilson Invitational, as the team of Dodd, Liz Grow, Kymia Love and Ayesha Boyd placed first in 3:36.84 ... competed in the first NCAA Championship of her career at the indoor national meet, finishing ninth with the 4x400 relay team ... headed west to begin the outdoor season and finished fourth in the 400 meters (24.45) at the Arizona State Invitational ... member of the 4x100-meter relay team that qualified for the NCAA outdoor meet at the Florida Relays, finishing third in 44.70 ... repeated her 100-meter victory from 2001 at the 2002 Spring Opener, taking first in 12.03 ... also finished second in the 200 meters at the Spring Opener ... did not run individually at the Tom Botts Invitational, but helped the 4x100 relay team finish first in 44.73 ... also a member of the victorious 4x100 relay team at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... ran on both relays at the Mt. SAC Relays, as the 4x100 team scorched to a 44.30 time and the 4x400 team ended up with a solid 3:36.99 effort ... helped the 4x400 team improve that effort at the Drake Relays, as the Irish finished first in 3:36.62 ... qualified for the finals in both the 100 and 200 meters at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... finished sixth in the 100 (11.86) and seventh in the 200 (24.49) ... won second BIG EAST Championship of her career in the 100 meters, along with Tameisha King, Grow and Boyd ... earned All-America honors at the NCAA outdoor championship with the 4x400 relay team, as the Irish finished fifth in 3:32.12 ... also competed in the 4x100 relay at the NCAA outdoor meet (finished 10th).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Immediately established herself as one of the top sprinters on the Irish roster ... member of the BIG EAST Champion 4x100 relay team ... combined with teammates Tameisha King and Ayesha Boyd to finish 1-2-3 in the 60 meters at the Windsor Team Challenge ... won her heat at the Windsor meet in 7.87 ... ran a season-best 7.70 in her heat at the 2001 BIG EAST Indoor Championships, advancing to the finals where she finished eighth ... also ran the 400 meters at the BIG EAST indoor meet, finishing eighth in the finals ... began the 2001 outdoor season at the Arizona State Invitational, finishing fifth in the 200 and 400 meters ... earned her first collegiate victory at the Spring Opener, capturing the 100 meters in 12.72, then taking first in the 200 meters (25.07) ... continued to post impressive times by repeating her Spring Opener sweep at the Tom Botts Invitational, winning the 100 (12.17) and 200 meters ... competed in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2001 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track at Robert S. Rogers High School ... state runner-up in the 400 meters her senior season ... named track team MVP all four years of high school competition ... served as team captain her senior season ... earned all-state honors her junior and senior years ... named to the all-city team all four years at Robert S. Rogers ... boasts best times of 24.7 in the 200 meters, 55.94 in the 400 meters ... also competed in the triple jump during high school ... best triple jump effort was 37-5 1/2 ... member of the National Honor Society ... served as senior class vice president ... born Sept. 3, 1982 in Toledo, Ohio ... member of the 2002-03 BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... enrolled in xxxx.

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