5X NCAA Champion; 2X SEC Champion
2002 Track and Field News Athlete of the Year
2X World Junior Champion; American Jr. Champion
2X Junior All-American
OUTLOOK: Will look to contender for NCAA and SEC Championships in the 400m and 400 hurdles.after taking 400m NCAA Indoor title last season ... Should be a major contributor on 4x400 relay team ... Should be one of USC's top scorers.
2003: NCAA Indoor 400m Champion ... Started season off by winning the 400m dash at the George Mason Early Invitational ... At the Virginia Tech Invitational placed second in the 400m dash and third in the 60m hurdles ... Won the 60m hurdles and 400m dash and placed third in the 200m dash at the Four-Way SEC Meet ... Competed in the adidas Boston Indoor Games and finished third in the 400m dash ... Placed fifth in the 55m hurdles and sixth in the 400m dash at the Florida Invitational ... Finished fifth at the Meet of Champions in the 400m dash ... At SEC Championships, placed seventh in the 55m hurdles and second in the 400m dash ... Won the 400m dash at the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 51.79 ... Finished second in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the Weems Baskin Relays ... Finished 16th in the 100m hurdles at the Florida Relays ... At the SEC Quad Meet, won the 100m hurdles with a season best time of 13.35 and won the 400m hurdles with a season best time of 56.33 in the 400m hurdles .... Finished third in the 400m dash at the Sea Ray Relays with a season best time of 53.50 ... Won the 400m hurdles at the Penn Relays ... Finished ninth in the 100m hurdles at the Orange & Purple Classic ... Did not compete at the SEC or NCAA Championships ... Participated in the United States Outdoor Championships.
2002: Had a stellar freshman year capped by Track and Field News Female Athlete of the Year recognition ... Was also named the SEC Outdoor Female Athlete of the Year ... In addition, captured SEC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman of the Year honors ... Indoors, won the 55m hurdles at the USC Indoor Invitational and was second at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the same event ... Finished second in the 400m dash at the UNC Early Invitational, the Five Way SEC Meet and the Tyson Invitational ... Finished second in the 55m hurdles at the SEC Five Way Meet ... Won the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.80 at the USC Indoor Invitational ... Finished third in the 400m dash at the Meet of Champions ... Finished as the runner-up to teammate Demetria Washington in the 400m at the SEC Championships with a time of 52.57 ... Ran on USC's winning 4x400m relay at the SEC Championships ... Finished ninth in the 400m at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran the anchor leg of USC's NCAA champion 4x400m relay at the national meet ... Finished the Indoor season on the following all-time USC lists: No. 3 in the 55m and 60 hurdles; No. 3 in the 400m, No. 7 in the 800m and on the No. 2 4x400m relay ... Outdoors, won the 400m hurdles at the Weems Baskin Sprint Relays and the Florida Relays ... Won the 100m hurdles at the Miami Invitational ... Won the 400m dash at the Four Way SEC Meet ... Finished second in the 400m hurdles at the SEC Championships to teammate Tiffany Ross - who went on to set the SEC record ... Won the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, shattering the world junior record (54.85) ... Was third in the 400m at the NCAA meet where USC went 2-3-4 in that event (Lisa Barber was second, Demetria Washington was fourth) ... Ran anchor on the 4x400m relay team that set a collegiate record and won at the NCAA Championships ... Collected three All-American honors outdoors as she scored more points than any other female at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ...The following week was named the USATF Athlete of the Week - the first collegiate athlete to receive the honor in 2002 ... Won the 400m hurdles at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships ... Qualified for the World Junior Championships in the 400m hurdles and as a member of the 4x400m relay ... At the World Junior Championships she collected two golds - Resetting her own world junior record and also aiding the USA's efforts in the 4x400m relay as they set an American Junior record ... Ran a time of 54.70 to win the 400m hurdles, crushing the field ... Ran the anchor leg of the USA's 4x400m relay that captured gold ... Finished the outdoor season in the following spots on USC's all-time lists: No. 1 in the 400m hurdles, No. 4 in the 400m and No. 1 in the 4x400m relay.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Track and Field News High School Athlete of the Year ... 2001 Track and Field News 5-time All-American (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x1, 4x4, sprint medley) ... Attended L.B. Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif. ... Lettered four years for coaches Terry Kennedy and Earl Macollough ... Was school's "Athlete of the Year" twice ... Set national record in 300m hurdles ... Pan-American champion in 400m hurdles ... Finished fifth in 400m hurdles at USATF Outdoor Nationals in Oregon ... University Games competitor as a high school senior ... Member of high school's team's 4x400m relay that set national record her freshman and senior seasons ... Won state titles as a senior in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay after running around a hurdle and not qualifying for the state championships in the 300m hurdles ... Competed at the World University Games.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Retailing ... Born March 10, 1983, in Inglewood, Calif. ... Daughter of Duaine and Yolanda Demus ... Chose USC to run for Coach Frye.
Top Times- 55m H: 7.80; 60m H: 8.32; 100m H: 13.35; 400m H: 54.70; 400m: 51.38; 800m: 2:13.77