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DeAna Carson

DeAna  Carson


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:




• 2009 All-American Outdoors (Long Jump) • 2009 All-American Outdoors (4x100-Meter Relay) • 2009 All-Midwest Region (4x100-Meter Relay) • 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Long Jump) • 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoors (100-Meter Hurdles) • 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (Long Jump) • 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (60-Meter Hurdles) • School Record Holder (Long Jump - Indoors) • 2008 NCAA Qualifier (Long Jump) • 2008 All-Midwest Region (Long Jump) • 2007 All-Midwest Region (4x100-Meter Relay)

2009: Earned All-America honors in the long jump with a season-best leap of 6.52m (21-04 3/4) to place fifth overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Also earned All-America honors as the leadoff leg of the 4x100-meter relay that finished fifth overall with a season-best time of 43.77 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Earned All-Big 12 honors outdoors in the long jump with her first-career leap over 21 feet to finish second overall...Also finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships to earn all-conference honors...Season-best time in the hurdles came at the Texas Invitational with a wind-aided 13.71...During the indoor season, set the school record in the long jump with a leap of 6.35m (20-10), a mark that was also an NCAA automatic qualifier...Finished third at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to earn all-conference honors...Also took fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 8.49 at the conference meet.

2008: NCAA Championships qualifier in the long jump after finishing third at the NCAA Midwest Regional...Entered the regional meet ranked 19th in the region, but registered a career-best mark of 6.29m (20-07 3/4)...The jump ties her for fifth all-time in Baylor history...Finished eighth in the Midwest Region in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.24...Season-fastest time of 13.63 in the hurdles came in the regional meet preliminaries...Time ranks as the third-fastest in school history...During the indoor season, finished 11th in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Season-best jump of 5.90m (19-04 1/4) came at the Razorback Invitational...Clocked a season-best time of 8.49 in the 60-meter hurdles to win the Sooner Open...Time ranks as the third-fastest in Baylor history.

2007: NCAA Championships participant in the women's 4x100-meter relay, running the third leg...Had a season-best long jump of 6.04 meters (19-09.75) at the Dr Pepper Invitational to take first place...Jumped 5.58 meters (18-03.75) at the Big 12 Championships, finishing 17th overall...Ran the third leg on Baylor's 4x100-meter relay that finished seventh at the Midwest Reigonal...Recorded a jump of 5.68 meters (18-07.75) at the Midwest Regional...Season-best time of 12.33 in the 100 meters at the Michael Johnson Classic...Ran the lead-off leg on the 4x100-meter relay the first two races of the season, clocking 45.17 at the Dr Pepper Invitational and 45.16 at the Stanford Invitational...During indoor, recorded a season-best jump of 5.98 meters (19-07.50) in Albuquerque, N.M...Jumped 5.75 meters (18-10.50) at the Big 12 Championships to finish in 12th place...Season-fastest time of 25.03 in the 200 meters at the Husky Invitational to win her preliminary heat...Recorded season-best 8.62 in the 60 meters in Seattle, Wash., to place second in the preliminaries.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coaches Terry Kennedy, Shannon Fisher and Neil Nelson...Helped lead the Bruins to the 2006 state title and two straight California Interscholastic Federation southern section titles...Ran on the nation-leading 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays...Posted personal bests of 13.7 in the 100-meter hurdles, 11.75 in the 100 meters, 24.46 in the 200 meters and 19-09 in the long jump...Volunteered for Feed the Families.

Personal: Full name is DeAna Rae Carson...Born June 5, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif...Daughter of the late Donald Carson and the late Pamela Smith...Has three sisters: Doneisha, Donta and Donielle Carson...Majoring in family and consumer sciences.

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