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  LaKendra McColumn
LaKendra McColumn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lithonia, GA

High School:
Southwest Dekalb

Event:
Hurdles/Sprints


Three -time All-ACC (2003 Outdoor - 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles; 2004 Outdoor - 400m hurdles)

Collegiate Bests: 100m hurdles (13.70), 400m hurdles (57.85)

School Records - 7th all-time in the 400m hurdles (57.85)

Regional Qualification - 100m hurdles - 13.73 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, 400m hurdles - 57.85 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships

2005 Outdoor - Top Seminole 400m hurdler as well as one of the best in the conference and region... made her third regional championships appearance in as many seasons... met the 400m hurdles qualifying standard at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, finishing fourth in a career-best time of 57.85... mark gave her the fourth fastest quarter hurdle time in the league... held the five best times in the 400m hurdles among Florida States current runners... met the regional standard in a win at the Seminole Invite... entered the regional meet, rated seventh in the NCAA East in the quarter hurdles and 17th nationally... had the 12th-fastest qualifying time during the NCAA East Region preliminary race at 59.55... ran her fastest 100m hurdles time of the season at the league championships, posting 13.73 in the preliminary race... finished second in 13.81 at the Seminole Invitational...posted a 13.93 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, good for fifth-place... finished in sixth place in the 100m hurdles at the Miami Gatorade Invitational and seventh at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships... met the regional standard in the 100m hurdles on five occasions... met the regional standard in the 400m hurdles on five occasions... anchored the Atlantic Coast Conference 4x100m relay team that finished in third place in 45.03... anchored 400m-relay at the NCAA East Region Championships and Miami Gatorade Invitational... ran second leg of 4x400m-relay at the Yellow Jacket Invitational... Indoor - Ran a season-best 7.98 in the 55m hurdles at the Gator Invitational, the eighth fastest time in the league at the end of the season... took third place at the Florida Fast Times meet, running 8.00 in the 55m hurdles... top 60m hurdle mark came at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, where she posted a 8.54 clip... time was tenth fastest overall in the league's top performers list... competed in the 55m hurdles at the Gator Invitational and the Florida Intercollegiate... finished the preliminary race in the 200m dash at the ACC Championships in 25.25... top 200m time came at the Gator Invitational... posted a 24.84 clip at the Gainesville meet...posted a season-best 60m hurdles time of 8.54 in finishing with the tenth-fastest preliminary time at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

2004: Outdoor - Was the Seminoles leading hurdler, regionally qualifying in the 100m and 400m hurdles... spent the majority of the season in the top ten in both hurdle events... ran a 13.86 in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA East Regional meet... recorded a season best time of 13.70 in the 100m hurdles at the Georgia Tech Invite... earned All-ACC honors with her third place finish in the 400m hurdles, setting a personal record with a 58.62 at the conference championships meet...won the 200m dash at the Snowbird Invitational and the 400m hurdles at the Seminole Invite... took third in the 100m hurdles at the FSU Relays and Snowbird Invitational... recorded the top five times in the 100m hurdles and six fastest times in the 400m hurdles... took second in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles and third in the triple jump in the Seminoles triumphant victory over the Gators at the Florida dual meet... Indoor - Solid sprinter and hurdler for the Seminoles... had the fifth fastest time in the 55m high hurdles and eighth best mark in the 60m high hurdles in the Atlantic Coast Conference... saved her best performance for the conference meet, posting a time of 8.54 in the 60m hurdles for fifth place... took fifth in the 60m hurdles at the Clemson Opener and ninth at the Adidas Invite... ran a leg of the 1600m relay team that posted the fastest time of the season and won the Adidas Invite.

Senior Lakendra McColumn


2003: Outdoor - Was a big contributor for the garnet and gold in the hurdle events...competed in both the 100m and 400m hurdle events at the NCAA East Regional in Fairfax, VA...finished 12th in the 100m hurdles (13.95) and 27th in the 400m hurdles (1:01.70) at the regional tournament...garnered All-ACC honors in both hurdle events en route to a pair of third place fi nishes...recorded a personal best time of 13.72 in the 100m hurdles at the FAMU Relays to finish first...posted another victory at the Snowbird Invitational in a time of 13.84...established regional qualifying times in the 100m hurdles in eight of 11 meets...attained two victories in the 400m hurdles at the Snowbird Invitational and Seminole Track Invite...recorded a personal best time of 59.38 in the 400m hurdles...was the Seminoles' top performer in the event all season. Indoor - Competed in multiple events for the Seminoles during the indoor season...ran her best time of 8.57 during thepreliminary round of the 60m hurdles at the ACC Indoor Championships... finished seventh in the finals of the 60m hurdles crossing the finish line at 8.68... saw action in the triple jump at the Gator Invitational and ACC tournament... placed ninth down in Gainesville, Fla. establishing a season best mark of 39' 11.5" (12.18m)...also earned a ninth place fi nish in the triple jump (12.01m) at the ACC Indoor Championships.

Prep: State champion in the 100m hurdles her senior year...named Female Athlete of the Year in Georgia following her senior year...regional and county champion her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...named team MVP her fi nal three years at Southwest Dekalb High School...Honor Roll four years...National Merit Achievement winner.

Personal: Graduated magna cum laude over the summer with a degree in exercise science and will begin graduate studies in the fall... daughter of Bruce and Yolanda McColumn... All-ACC Honor Roll in 2003 and 2004... earned Atlantic Coast Conference honors for Community Service (Top Six for Service)... 2005 FSU Golden Nole Award Winner... National Society of Collegiate Scholars... Golden Key International Honor Society... W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society... SAAC secretary and athletic ambassador... 2004-05 team captain.

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