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Natasha Hastings

Track and Field

Event: 400m
Height: 5-8
Weight: 135
PR: 400m - 49.84 (2007)
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
High School: A. Philip Randolph Campus (New York City, N.Y.) HS ‘04
College: University of South Carolina ‘08
Coach: Lance Brauman
Agent: Deon Minor
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 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

Just a junior at the University of South Carolina in 2007, Hastings established herself one of the 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 has foregone her final year of NCAA eligibility in the 400 and is considered by many to be the next great American 400m runner...website is http://www.natashahastings.net/.

Competition Results:
2008: 5th at Olympic Trials in 400m (51.13)...20th at Olympic Trials quarter-finals in 200m (23.55)...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)
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.

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