Demetria Washington
Demetria Washington

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, NC

High School:
Terry Sandford

Height:
5-10

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
3L

Major:
Exercise Science


CO-CAPTAIN

2 GOLD MEDALS - 2001 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

2001 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALIST

7-TIME NCAA CHAMPION

20-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

7-TIME SEC CHAMPION

USATF JR ALL-AMERICAN

OUTLOOK ? Co-captain ... Has captured more All-American honors - 20 times - than any other athlete in USC history ... She will be with USC indoors, but will be sorely missed outdoors ... Look for her to come back and have an outstanding indoor season and go on to have a great season outdoors as an open athlete, to make the World Championship team and run in Paris next summer.

RS-JUNIOR ? During the indoor season, Washington was named National Track and Field Athlete of the Year after her outstanding year in 2001 and 2002 ... Was runner-up in the 400m dash at the NCAA Championships ... Won the 400m dash at the SEC Championship ... Ran a leg of the winning 4x400m relay at both the SEC and NCAA Championships with the clocking of the third fastest?s time in NCAA history at the meet ... Also at the SEC Championships, finished seventh in the 200m dash ... Won the 400m dash at the Five Way SEC Meet ... Placed second in the 200m dash at the Tyson Invitational ... Won the 400m dash at the Meet of Champions in New York City ... Outdoors, won the 400m dash at the Florida Relays ... Finished third in the 200m dash at the Four Way SEC Meet ... Placed seventh in the 200m dash at the Sea Ray Relays ... Was the runner-up to teammate Lashinda Demus in the 400m at the SEC Championships ... Finished seventh in the 200m dash at the same meet ... Finished fourth in the 400m dash at the NCAA Championships ... Ran on the 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams that won at the NCAA Championships ... The 4x400m relay team set a collegiate record at the NCAA Championships ... All-American in the 400m dash, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay ... Placed fifth in the 400m dash at the USATF Outdoor Championships.

JUNIOR ? Indoors, finished first in 200m dash and 400m dash at Armory Collegiate ... Won 200m dash at both SEC Quad and ETSU Invitational ... At Barnett Bank Invitational, ran to a second place finish in 400m dash ... Finished first in 400m dash and third in 200m dash at Tyson Invitational ... Ran a personal best in 200m dash at NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 23.33 in a qualifying heat ... Won her first NCAA individual title by grabbing the 400m title ... Was third in the 200m at the NCAA Championships ... Ran the anchor leg of USC?s 4x400m relay that put up a collegiate record and the eighth fastest time ever run by a 4x400m relay (relay had the second fastest time of 2001 with only Russia running a faster time in 2001) ... Outdoors, finished first at SEC Quad in 400m dash ... Ran the anchor leg of USC?s winning 4x400m relay at Penn Relays ... At UTEP, finished second in the 200m ... At SEC Championships, finished second in 200m dash with a time of 23.18 and finished second in 400m dash with a finishing time of 51.28, both bettering her career bests ... Ran legs of USC?s SEC champion 4x100m relay and 4x400m relays ... Qualified for the finals of the 200m and 400m at the NCAA Championships, joining the Barber twins as the 1-2-3 USC punch in this event ... Was the runner-up in the 400m and finished fourth in the 200m ... Ran a leg of USC?s 4x100m relay that finished third ... Also ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that finished third as well ... At the USA Championships, finished fourth in the 400m, qualifying for the World Championships in Edmonton ... At the World Championships, made the semi-finals of the 400m ... Also ran a leg of the USA?s 4x400m relay in the semi-finals, joining USC teammate Miki Barber on the relay which advanced to the finals (USA dropped the baton in the finals and finished fourth) ... In her first World University Games, won the 400m with a personal best of 51.05 ... Added another gold medal in China, at the WUG, with the Barber twins as member?s of the USA?s 4x400m relay.

SOPHOMORE ? Coaches Award winner ... Indoors, was fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 400m indoors ... Second in the same event at the Sprint Invitational ... All-American Indoors in the 200m, 400m, and the 4x400m relay ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay that was the runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Was fifth in the 200m at the NCAA Championships and fifth in the 400m at the same meet ... Outdoors, runner-up in the 400m at the Raleigh Relays ... Fifth in the 200m at the Sea Ray Relays ... Runner-up at the NCAA?s Outdoor Championships in the 400m ... Penn Relay champion with the 4x200m and 4x400m relays ... Runner-up at the SEC Championships in the 400m ... Won her first NCAA title by running the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Outdoor Championships ... Finished fourth in the 200m at SECs ... Was the runner-up in the 400m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Ran the 200m and 400m at the US Olympic Trials, making the semi-finals of the 400m.

FRESHMAN ? Iron Gamecocks Award winner for work in the weight room ... Co-Rookie of the Year with Me'Lisa Barber, Tacita Bass and Char Foster ... Redshirted Indoors ... Outdoors at the Miami Invitational she came in third in the 200m at a time of 23.96 and she turned in the fourth best time of the year in the 100m at 11.88 ... At the Clemson Four-Way she won the 400m at 53.74 ... At the S.C. State Collegiate Championships she won the 400m and finished second in the 200m, coming in at 23.98 ... Came in second in the 400m (54.18) at the SEC Four-Way ... At the UNC Twilight, also took second in the 400m at a time of 53.08 ... At the SEC Championships, she finished third in the 400m at 52.57, ran the second leg of the SEC champion 4x400m relay and was fifth in the 200m (23.55) ... At the NCAA Championships, she ran the 400m in 53.13 to finish seventh, garnering All-American honors ... Also ran a leg of the 4x100m relay that finished fifth, garnering All-American honors ... Ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Joined teammates Miki Barber, Brad Snyder, Terrence Trammell and Michelle Fournier at the World University Games ... Was an alternate at the World University Games for the 4x400m relay, which won the gold medal.

HIGH SCHOOL ? National Scholastic Athlete ... Was named the MVP of her track team her senior year ... Was an All-American in track and a scholastic athlete honoree ... Was a member of her high school?s honor society ... Was a Track and Field News All-American in the 400 meters ... Was named a USATF Junior All-American in the 400 meters ... Finished third in the 400m, behind sophomore Gamecock teammate Miki Barber at the USATF Junior Championship ... Was second on the prep 400m list in Track and Field News ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Lettered in track three times and cheerleading once.

PERSONAL ?? Exercise Science major ... Full name is Demetria Monique Washington ... Lists God as having the biggest influence on her career ... Considers making the Junior National Team as her greatest athletic thrill ... Parents are James and Gwendolyn Washington ... Born on Dec. 31, 1979.