A look back at the 2002 Women's Outdoor Track and Field NCAA Champions
OUTLOOK: Has worked extremely hard and is ready to compete with the NCAA's best... Had an outstanding intra-squad meet and in the best shape of her life... Expected to be a key points contributor in USC's bid to win SEC and NCAA titles.
2004: Indoors, as a junior, Carpenter finished sixth in the 60m with a time of 7.50 and third in the 200m at the Carolina Big 12 meet ... At the Kentucky Invitational finished fourth in the 60m and sixth in the 200m ... At the SEC Invitational in Gainesville finished fifth in the 55m with a time of 7.07 ... At the Gator Invitational finished 12th in the 55m ... At the Meet of Champions in New York finished second in the 600m with a time of 7.45 and placed first in the 200m with a time of 23.72 ... Finished first in the 55m at the USC Invitational with a time of 6.93 ... At the SEC Championships in Kentucky placed sixth in the 60m ... Placed seventh at the Last Chance meet in Gainesville in 55m ... Outdoors at the Florida Relays finished third in the 100m ... At the Georgia Tech Invitational finished second in the 100m with a time of 11.51 and fifth in the 200m ... Placed second in the 100m at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed second at the Orange and Purple Classic place in heat of 100m ... Finished fifth at the SEC Championships in Oxford in the 100m and fourth in the 200m ... Placed sixth at the NCAA East Regional meet in the final of the 200m.
2003: Indoors, finished second in the 60m dash at the George Mason Early Invitational ... Placed eight at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 60m dash ... At the Four-Way SEC Meet finished sixth in the 60m dash and fifth in the 200m dash ... finished ninth in the 400m dash at the UNC Invitational ... Outdoors, finished fifth in the 200m dash with a season best time of 24.29 at the SEC Quad Meet ... Also at the SEC Quad Meet, placed fifth in the 400m dash ... Won the 400m dash at the South Carolina State Championships with a season best mark of 57.14 ... At the Sea Ray Relays, finished seventh in the 100m dash with a season best time of 11.84 and placed 13th in the 200m dash with a time of 24.44.
2002: During the Indoor season, won the 55m dash at the USC Indoor Open with a time of 7.20 ... Finished third in the 55m dash at the USC Indoor Invitational ... Finished fourth at the UNC Early Invitational in the 60m dash and fifth in the 200m dash ... Times indoors put her at No. 9 all-time in USC history in the 55m (7.04) and the 60m (7.50) ... Outdoors, won the 100m dash at the South Carolina State Championships ... Placed second in the 200m dash and third in the 100m dash at the Four-Way SEC Meet ... Finished second at the Miami (Fla.) Invitational in the 200m dash ... Placed 13th in the 100m dash and 14th in the 200m dash at the SEC Championships ... Alternate for the NCAA champion 4x100 relay at the NCAA Championships ... Times outdoors put her at No. 7 all-time in the 100m (11.58) and No. 9 all-time in the 200m (23.96).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Ohio ... Was named All-American in 2000 ... Lettered in track and field all four years and in basketball in 1998 and 1999 ... Named to Super Honor Roll all four years ... Graduated fifth in class of 172 ... Track team won the state title in 1998 ... Team was runner-up her sophomore year ... Was a member of the USA's World Junior Championship team that competed in Chile in 2000 ... Won individual Junior Nationals in 100m and 200m in June, 2000.
Date of birth/Location: January 27, 1983/Danville, Va.
Parents: Tim and Nadine Carpenter
Favorite professional sports team: Eagles
My most memorable moment: Winning Junior Nationals
What I want most out of life: To be happy.
I chose USC over: University of Southern California, UCLA, Texas
What I love most about USC: The people I've met.