OUTLOOK: Adds depth to the multi and jump crew...Expected to impact the multi, high jump and the hurdles.
2004: As a freshman indoors, at the Carolina Big 12 meet, Townsend placed 12th in 60mH, 12th in the high jump, and 12th in the long jump ... At the Kentucky Invitational placed 10th in the high jump and 18th in the long jump ... Placed sixth in the 55mH, seventh in the long jump, and seventh in the high jump at the SEC Invitational in Gainesville ... At the Meet of Champions in New York finished sixth in her heat of 55mH, 10th in the high jump and third in flight of the long jump ... At the USC Invitational finished in sixth place in the 55mH ... At the SEC Indoor Championships placed 13th in the triple jump, 13th in the high jump and 14th in the Pentathlon ... Outdoors, at the Weems Baskin Relays placed fourth in the 100mH, second in the high jump and fifth in the long jump ... Placed 24th in her heat of 100mH at the Florida Relays... At the Georgia Tech Invitational placed 16th 100mH, 18th Javelin, and 20th in the shot put ...At the SEC Championships in Oxford. Miss. placed third in flight of the triple jump and 14th in the heptathlon.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was Louisiana's state champion in the 100m hurdles, 55m hurdles and high jump ... Set personal best 55m hurdles time of 8.21 and 60m hurdles time of 9.01 during senior season ... Posted personal-best marks in the long jump (17'10") and high jump (5'6") as a senior ... Personal-best 100m hurdle time of 14.2 and best triple jump mark of 36'1" came during junior year ... Lettered all four years in track ... Helped high school team win indoor state title all four years .. Team was outdoor state champions three years and was runner-up the other year.
Date of birth/Location: October 14, 1985/Baton Rouge, La.
Parents: Fred Sr. and Denise Townsend (brother USC All-American Fred
Major: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Favorite food: Ice cream
Hobbies: Movies, mall, swimming and baking
Favorite actor: Orlando Bloom
Favorite athlete: Gail Devers
Career goal: Aspires to become a professional chef