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Ronnetta Alexander
Ronnetta  Alexander

Williamsville, N.Y.

High School:
Williamsville South



Year (I/O):

* Two-Time All-American *

2008: Did not compete.

2007: Indoors, competed in 55- and 60-meter hurdles ... won all three rounds at the Gamecock Invitational, running a 7.91 in the final to take the title ... placed fifth at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles at a time of 8.27 ... opened the outdoor season with two third place finishes in the 100mH ... placed fourth at the Florida Relays at 13.57 ... won the State USATF meet and came in fourth at the Spec Towns National Invitational ... placed eighth at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 13.84.

2006: During the indoor season, concentrated on the short hurdles and the 200m ... sped to a 7.62 win at the USC Invitational, setting herself up for a highly impressive 7.60 collegiate PR run for second place at the SEC Indoor Championships ... a few of her 60mH times, such as an 8.22 effort at the Tiger Invitational and a career PR of 8.17 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet, also showed performance increases ... qualifying for the NCAA indoor nationals, crossed the line in 8.21 for a 12th-place overall finish ... outdoors, exclusively ran the 100m hurdles ... fine runs of 13.38 and 13.16 at the State of South Carolina Track Meet and the Sea Ray Relays logged not only wins but also showed promise for the season ... would go on to run 13.10 at the SEC Outdoor Championship, finishing third, before duplicating her conference finish at the NCAA East Regional with a career-best of 13.08 ... with a bid to nationals secured, navigated the hurdles in 13.20 in the preliminary round before rounding out her outdoor season with a 13.27 semis run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, an 11th-place finish.

2005: Did not run during the indoor season due to injuries ... competed in the 100-meter hurdles during the outdoor campaign ... turned in her best performance of the season at the SEC Outdoor Championships, posting a time of 13.22 seconds in the prelims, the second-fastest prelim time ... was disqualified in the finals ... earned a trip to the NCAA meet by placing second at the East Regionals with a time of 13.29 ... had the 11th-fastest time in the prelims at the NCAA outdoor meet with a time of 13.41, then was 12th in the semifinals with a time of 13.43.

2004: Competed in the hurdles during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a freshman ... turned in then-personal best times in the 55-meter hurdles of 7.66 on two occasions, first at the USC Invitational, then while winning the event at the Last Chance Meet ... won the 60m hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 8.25 ... won the Meet of Champions in New York with a time of 8.35 seconds ... turned in a time of 8.24 to place fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles ... matched that time at the NCAA Indoor Championships to place 11th ... during the outdoor season, placed fifth in the 100m hurdles at the Penn Relays ... finished seventh in the same event at the SEC Championships ... placed 20th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.41 ... also ran the first leg on South Carolina's 4x100-meter relay unit that placed fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning her an All-America certificate.

HIGH SCHOOL: Turned in a prolific prep career at Williamsville South High School in Williamsville, N.Y., graduating in 2003 ... lettered four times in both indoor and outdoor track and once in cheerleading ... coached in track by Sam Hasan ... selected to the USA Today All-America Team and was inducted into her school's Athletics Hall of Fame ... was a four-time indoor 55m hurdles champion and a five-time outdoor 100m hurdles champion in the state of New York ... set the National Scholastic indoor 60m hurdles record with a time of 8.33 ... holds the Dartmouth Relays record for the 55m hurdles ... was a youth national champion in the 100m hurdles, a Junior Olympic 100m hurdles champion with a time of 13.49 and was the New York state and federation record holder in the event ... owns the Western New York record in the 100-meter hurdles ... was a two-time Empire State Games 100m hurdles champion ... named team captain as a senior ... an excellent student who graduated with honors, was a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the indoor and outdoor scholastic academic teams all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Ronnetta C. Alexander was born May 8, 1985, in Buffalo, N.Y. ... parents are Melanie Taylor and Ronald Alexander ... currently in the doctorate program of pharmacy ... favorite food is lobster ... favorite movie is "The Color Purple" ... favorite athlete is Gail Devers ... enjoys spending time with family and friends ... credits her grandmother with influencing her life the most ... also considered Notre Dame, California, Texas A&M, Brown, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Villanova before deciding on South Carolina.

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