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Porche Byrd
Porche  Byrd

Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
North Atlanta


Year (I/O):

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'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' 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.

Porche Byrd

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