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    Kali Watkins  
    Kali Watkins

    Hometown:
    Newport News, VA

    High School:
    Menchville

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    07/29/1989


    AS A SENIOR: Recorded a season best time in the 60m hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 8.90 ... also competed in the 100m hurdles during the outdoor season ... placed fourth in the 100m hurdles and finished in the top fifteen in the 100m dash at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... recorded two season best times; a 100m hurdle time of 14.47 and a 200m dash time of 27.22 at the Arizona State Invitational.

    AS A JUNIOR: Finished first in the 60 hurdles at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking a 8.56 ... also helped 4x400 relay team to victory in 3:56.39 ... at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, finished ninth in the 200 (26.29), second in the 60 hurdles (8.78) and seventh in the 4x400 relay while serving as the anchor (4:06.01) ... placed sixth in the 60 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8.28 and third in the 60 hurdles with a mark of 8.74 ... qualified for the finals of the 60 hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing eighth in 8.73 ... at the Arizona State Invitational, grabbed seventh in the 100 hurdles (14.26) and 17th in the 400 hurdles (1:07.43) ... placed 18th in the 100 in 12.79 and third in the 100 after clocking a 14.01 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... earned third in the 100 hurdles (14.00) and ninth in the 400 hurdles (1:05.46) at the Border Battle ... finished 35th in the finals of the 100 hurdles after recording a 14.92 from the Mount SAC Relays ... earned eighth in the prelims (14.22) and finished sixth in the finals (14.38) in the 100 hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... rounded out campaign with a ninth-place finish in the 100 hurdles at the Cardinal Classic, stopping the clock at 14.80.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Started the season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed seventh in the 60 hurdles at the Indiana Opener ... won the 60 hurdles at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8.83 ... placed fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Indiana Invitational ... finished ninth in the 60 hurdle finals at the Meyo Invitational (8.72) ... finished seventh in the 100 hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (14.16).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor track season at the Blue and Gold Invitational, finishing second in the 60 hurdles in 8.96 ... clocked a 8.98 in the 60 hurdle preliminaries at the Meyo Invitational ... set a personal-best time of 8.78 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships 60 hurdle preliminaries ... opened the outdoor season with a 13th-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 15.49 at the Arizona State Invitational ... also finished 18th in the 200, clocking in at 26.67 ... ran the 100 hurdles in 14.50 to finish fifth at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... finished ninth in the 200 in 27.22 ... recorded her highest finish of the season at the Spartan Invitational, running the 100 hurdles in 14.96 ... finished seventh in 14.62 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational 100 hurdles ... closed out the season with a sixth-place finish as a member of the 4x100 relay team ... also competed in the BIG EAST Championships 100 hurdle preliminaries, clocking a 14.96.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned eight letters in indoor and outdoor track and field over four-year career at Menchville High School (Va.) ... 2005 outdoor state champion in the 100 hurdles and 2006 indoor state champion in the 55 hurdles ... two-time runner-up in the 100 hurdles at the state meet (2006, 2007) and runner-up in the 55 hurdles in 2007 at the state indoor meet ... five-time AAU Junior Olympic Championship qualifier ... 2006 Nike Indoor National All-American in the 60 hurdles ... first-team all-state in 2005 and 2006 ... currently holds the 55 hurdles school record (7.95) set in 2007 ... National Honor Society member and named to Menchville High School honor roll for three years ... born July 29, 1989, in Willingboro, N.J. ... daughter of Lori and Christopher Watkins ... has two older brothers ... brother, Brendan, played football at Davidson College ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Arts and Letters as an Arabic major with a minor in Portugese and Brazilian Studies.

    WATKINS' CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    60m (Notre Dame Indoor Opener) 8.10
    200m (Notre Dame Indoor Opener) 26.29
    60m Hurdles (Blue and Gold Invitational) 8.56

    WATKINS' CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    100m (Mike Poehlein Invitational) 12.79
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