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Porche Byrd

  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
  • High school North Atlanta
  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
  • High school North Atlanta

Porche Byrd Bio

2009: NCAA Indoor and Outdoor All-American in the 4x400m relay … SEC gold medalist as the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that also placed ifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships … SEC bronze medalist and NCAA East Region silver medalist as leadoff leg of the relay team … ran anchor for NCAA Outdoor Championship relay that finished eighth … indoors, competed in the 400m individually … opened the season at the New Balance Collegiate with a time of 54.87 … ran a season best 54.49 to claim eighth at the Tyson Invitational … placed seventh overall at the SEC Indoor Championships at 54.58 … outdoors, competed in three meets … ran an outdoor best 54.98 to take fourth at the UNC Elite Meet … finished 11th at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 55.70.

2008: NCAA Indoor and Outdoor All-American in the 4x400m relay … silver medal at the SEC Indoors as the third leg of the 4x400m relay team that also placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships at 3:33.99 … 4x400m team took bronze at the NCAA East Region and NCAA Outdoors … named South Carolina[apos]s Most Improved female athlete … indoors, opened season with a third place finish at the UNC Classic in the 400m at 56.98 … ran a 55.18 at the New Balance Invitational and the Tyson Invitational … crossed at 56.12 at the SEC Indoors … placed fifth at the NCAA Last Chance Meet at 55.53 … outdoors, opened the season with a win at the Shamrcock Invitational at a personal best 53.09 … placed second at the Spec Towns Invitational at 53.97 … fifth at the Friendship and Freedom Games at 54.00 … ran a 54.88 at the SEC Outdoor Championships and a 53.48 at the NCAA East Regionals … qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and ran a 55.38 … placed fifth at the USA Junior Nationals in the 400m at 53.84 … traveled as a member of the 4x400m relay team for Team USA at the World Junior Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Albert Thomas at North Atlanta High School … competed in AAU Junior Olympic Games … 2006 Georgia Region 5-AAAA champion in 200m and 400m … two-time state champion in 400m and runner up in 200m … placed first in 400m and second in 200m at 2004 USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships … a RISE magazine ‘Got Game’ featured runner … Greater Atlanta All-Area track selection

PERSONAL: Porche[apos] Cherelle Byrd was born Feb. 16, 1989 … pursuing a degree in sociology … parents are Candace Tillman and John Greene … favorite athlete is Sanya Richards … chose USC over Florida State, Georgia and LSU.

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