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Barbara Petrahn

Barbara  Petrahn


Gyor, Hungary

High School:
Bercsenzi Miklos Gimnazium


200, 400




T&F Women Take Second at Big 12 Indoor Championships

Lady Bears tally 102 points to earn highest finish ever at conference's indoor meet.

1999 Indoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American
1999 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American
2000 Indoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American
2000 Outdoor 400-Meter All-American
2000 Outdoor 4x100-Meter Relay All-American
2000 Outdoor4x400-Meter Relay All-American
2001 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American
2001 Outdoor 400-Meter All-American
2002 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American

2002: Earned her ninth All-America honor running the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay that took sixth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:32.27) ... Outdoor 4x400 relay squads chalked up five first-place finishes including the Drake Relays title ... Also anchored the 4x100 and 4x200 relays ... 4x200 group finished second at the Drake Relays ... 4x400 team took second at the Big 12 Championships while 4x100 group finished third ... Took at least one individual title recording best times in the 100 (11.44), 200 (23.47) and 400 (52.73) during the outdoor campaign ... Finished second in the 400 and third in the 200 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships ... Clocked a provisionally qualifying time of 23.87 in the 200-meters to take the title at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Also earned a Big 12 indoor title in the 600-yard race with a season-best time of 1:19.64 ... Anchored the indoor 4x400 relay teams that took third place finishes at the Big 12 Championships, Last Chance Meet and Tyson Invitational ... Also anchored the indoor mile relay squad that won the Oklahoma All-Comers title ... Ran for indoor distance medley relay team that won the Southwest Classic.

2001: Earned her second individual All-America award placing fifth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (53.59) ? Ran the anchor leg for Baylor's 4x400 relay team that placed fourth at the national meet clocking a time of 3:34.36 ? Shattered the school record in the 200 meters in the preliminaries of the Big 12 Championships clocking 22.92 ? Her time would have been a Hungarian National Record, but the wind reading of 2.6 meters per second made it ineligible ? Finished third in the 200 meter finals at the Big 12 meet, running 23.22 ? Won the Texas All-Comers Meet clocking 23.17 ? Finished first at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a 24.11 mark ? Won the Big 12 title in the 400 meters for the second straight year, running the race in 51.85 ? Ran anchor for Baylor's 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 relay teams ? Led 4x100 team to a second-place time of 44:17 at the Big 12 Championships ? That time ranks as the third-best 4x100 relay time in school history ? Anchor time of 24.52 gave the Bears 4x200-meter relay team a second-place finish at the Drake Relays (1:33.19) ? Anchored the 4x400 team to a second place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a split time of 51.62 ? Led team to a meet record and NCAA provisional mark of 3:37.91 at the Tellez Invitational running the final leg in 52.77 ? Did not participate in the indoor season due to a back injury.

2000: Joined the Hungarian National Team at the Games of the 27th Olympiad in Sydney, Australia ... Reached second round of the 400 meters at the Olympic Games ... Earned All-America honors in the 400 meters by placing fourth with a time of 52.37 at the NCAA outdoor meet ... Captured the Big 12 outdoor title in the 400 with a time of 51.85 ... Placed second in the 600 yards at the conference indoor meet with a 1:18.21 mark ... Finished second in the 400 at the Houston Indoor Classic (54.52) ... Time of 54.72 in the 400 at the Gator Invitational was good enough for a fourth place showing... Turned in Baylor?s top time in the 200 at the Dr Pepper Invitational, finishing second with a mark of 23.64 ... Captured the 400 title at the Tom Tellez Meet in 52.46 ... Time of 52.50 won the 400 at the Michael Johnson/Southwestern Bell Open ... Ran anchor leg of Baylor?s 4x400-meter relay team that earned All-America honors in both seasons ... Finished third at the indoor meet and sixth at the outdoor meet ... Also ran anchor leg for All-America 4x100 team that placed sixth at the outdoor meet ... Led 4x400 team to first place at the Big 12 outdoors and second at the indoor meet ... Ran anchor leg for first-place teams in the 4x100 (45.03) and 4x400 (3:39.02) at the Michael Johnson/Southwestern Bell Open.

1999: During the indoor season, provisionally qualified in the 400 meters with a 54.12 mark at Virginia Tech ... Won the 400 at LSU with a time of 55.85 ... Took fifth at the Big 12 meet with a 55.33 ... Ran third leg of 4x400-meter relay team that won the USA Championships with a time of 3:36.99 ... Team also claimed titles at Virginia Tech (3:35.74), Silver State Invitational (3:42.40) and LSU (3:43.65) ... Relay squad finished third at the Big 12 meet with a 3:41.22 time and eighth at the NCAAs with a 3:36.95 mark ... Top indoor 200 time was 24.90 ... During the outdoor season, finished fourth at the UCLA Triangular meet with a time of 54.41 in the 400 ... Took fourth at the Florida Relays with a mark of 54.40 ... Member of 4x400-meter relay team that won titles at ACU (3:41.87), Drake (3:35.07), Florida Relays (3:33.66), and UCLA (3:34.87) ... Automatically qualified for NCAA meet with a time of 3:32.56 at the Texas Relays ... Took second at the Big 12 meet with a time of 3:34.29 ... Finished seventh at the NCAAs with a 3:34.66 mark ... Top 200 time was 24.24 at the ACU meet. High School: Coached by Janos Bognan at Bercsenzi Miklos Gimnazium in Gyor, Hungary ... Three-time Hungarian National Champion in the 200 and 400 meters ... Six-time Hungarian Junior National Champion in the 200 and 400 ... Placed second in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 400 at the European Junior Championships in 1997 ... Finished 13th in the 400 at the World Junior Championship in 1996 ... Personal bests included 23.84 in the 200 and 52.82 in the 400.

Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1978 ... Daughter of Richard Petrahn and Pitrik Jozsefre ... Majoring in management and international business.

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