Short sprinter whose unwavering dedication to the sport aids team morale and relay squads ... expected to be in consideration for a 4x100m relay spot.
2006: Competed in the 55m, 200m and 400m during the indoor season ... ran 7.30 at the USC Invitational and also picked up the 400m win ... at the SEC Indoor Championships, completed the 200m in a time of 26.47 ... during the outdoor season, became a 100 and 200 specialist ... top times of 12.26 (100m) from the Walt Disney Invitational and 25.15 (200m) at the Orange & Purple Classic rounded out a season punctuated with a 25.66 run at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 200m.
2005: Competed in the sprints during the indoor season ... best marks were 7.36 in the 55-meter dash, 26.49 in the 200m and 59.22 in the 400m ... finished 38th in the 200 and 27th in the 400 at the SEC indoor meet ... won the 100-meter dash at the South Carolina State Championships with a season-best time of 12.26 ... competed in both the 100 and 200 at the SEC meet, placing 27th and 32nd with times of 12.60 and 26.06.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Northwestern High ... lettered in cheerleading and track and field for four years ... ran for coaches Calvin Hudgins and Benji Young ... received the Top Trojan Award and the Team Leader Award for track and field ... earned all-region and all-state honors in both 2003 and 2004, helping her team to the state title both years ... ran a 12.32 in the 100m and 59.0 in the 400m at the state meet in 2003 ... ran a 56.88 in the 400m at the 2004 state meet ... best 200m time was 26.68 at the AAU regional meet in 2004.
PERSONAL: Dishari'ck Dawayton Howze was born Nov. 12, 1985 ... parents are Darrell and Gazzie Canty ... pursuing a degree in biology ... enjoys reading and writing poetry ... favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons.