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Kineke Alexander
Kineke Alexander

Hometown:
Glenside, Mesapotamia

High School:
St. Joseph's Convent Mariaqua

Event:
Sprints

06/03/2013

Hawkeyes Fly to Eugene for NCAA Finals

Eight Hawkeyes compete in 10 events at the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Championships

Career Highlights -- 2006 NCAA Indoor 400-meter champion (52.16)... eight-time all-American, which is the most of any Hawkeye in school history... only Hawkeye in school history to earn all eight all-America honors in the same event (400 meters)... five-time Big Ten champion... two-time NCAA Midwest Regional champion... five-time all-region honoree... set indoor school records in 200 (23.49), 400 (51.48) and 600 meters (1:27.45), and as part of 1,600-meter (3:40.52) and distance medley (11:20.11) relays... set outdoor school record in 400 meters (51.35)... set Recreation Building 600-meter record (1:27.45)... ran on four of to top 10 indoor and five of the top 10 outdoor and 1,600-meter relays in school history.

2008 -- Indoor - all-American... placed fifth in 400 meters (52.72) at NCAA Championships, running a season-best 52.63 in the prelims... runner-up in 200 (24.39) and 400 meters (53.77) at Big Ten Championships, earning second team all-Big Ten honors... set school and Recreation Building 600-meter record (1:27.45) at season-opening Iowa Open... ran second leg on distance medley relay that set school record of 11:20.11... led team in 200 (24.14), 400 (52.63) and 600 meters (1:27.45), and as part of 1,600-meter (3:43.83) and distance medley (11:20.11) relays... NCAA provisional qualifier in 400 meters and as part of distance medley relay... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay (3:47.34) that placed fifth and distance medley relay (12:10.45) that placed ninth at Big Ten Championships... Outdoor - all-American, placing eighth in 400 meters (52.53) at NCAA Championships... automatically qualified for NCAA Championships in 400 meters with runner-up finish (52.24) at NCAA Midwest Regional... that time was a season-best and that place earned her all-region honors... led team in 400 (52.24) and 800 meters (2:15.34), and ran on team-leading 400-meter (45.78) and 1,600-meter relays (3:44.21)... placed fourth in 400 meters (54.06) and anchored sixth-place 1,600-meter relay (3:44.21) at Big Ten Championships... won 400 meters at Musco Twilight X (54.52) and placed fourth in 800 meters (2:15.34) at Iowa Invite... letterwinner.

2007 -- Indoor - all-American, placing second in 400 meters (51.48) at NCAA Championships... two-time Big Ten champion, winning titles in 200 (23.67) and 400 meters (52.23)... first team all-Big Ten... Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championships... USTFCCCA Midwest Regional Athlete of the Year... set school record in 400 (51.48) meters... set then-school and Recreation Building records in 600 meters (1:27.84)... automatically qualified for NCAA Championships in 400 meters (52.01) and provisionally qualified in 200 meters (23.67)... Outdoor - all-American, placing sixth in 400 meters (52.13) at NCAA Championships... NCAA Midwest Region 400-meter champion (52.34), automatically qualifying for NCAA Championships and earning all-region honors... Big Ten 400-meter champion (52.15)... ran that event for the first time during the outdoor season at the conference meet... qualified for NCAA regional in 400 meters (52.15) and as part of 1,600-meter relay (3:39.36)... Iowa's nominee for Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third (3:39.64) at Big Ten Championships... ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed sixth at Drake Relays, running a season-best 3:39.36 in the prelims... that time ranks third in school history... ran second leg on distance medley relay that placed sixth at Drake in 11:25.05, which ranks second in school history... ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:16.15) at Musco Twilight IX... letterwinner.

2006 -- Indoor - NCAA 400-meter champion... became Iowa's fourth NCAA individual champion and the first Hawkeye sprinter to win a national title with the win... won Big Ten titles in 200 and 400 meters... set Big Ten Championships record in 400 meters with her winning 52.31... set school and University of Wisconsin track records in 200 (23.49) and 400 meters (52.01) at Big Ten Championships... first team all-Big Ten... ran on 1,600-meter relay that set school record (3:40.52) and placed fourth at Iowa State Classic... also ran on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Big Ten Championships in 3:42.44, which ranks second in school history... won 400 meters (52.88) at Husker Invite... won 200 meters at Panther Invite (24.13) and Iowa State Classic (23.87)... won 600 meters at Hawkeye Open with team-leading time of 1:36.89... Outdoor - runner-up in 400 meters at NCAA Championships, setting school record (51.35) and earning all-America honors... NCAA Midwest Regional 400-meter champion (51.75)... Iowa's nominee for Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year... won special invitation 400 meters (52.05) at Drake Relays... qualified for regional in 200 meters (23.58), 400 meters (51.83) and as part of 400 (45.11) and 1,600-meter relays (3:38.36)... the 200-meter time ranks second, the 1,600-meter relay time ranks second and the 400-meter relay ranks fifth in school history... won 400 meters (51.83) at Mt. SAC Relays and 200 meters (23.58) at Musco Twilight VIII... did not compete in the Big Ten Championships finals due to injury... posted second-fastest time in 200-meters and fourth-fastest time in 400 meters in Big Ten prelims... also ran on 800-meter relay (1:36.19) at Messersmith Invite, which ranks second in school history... letterwinner... won bronze medal in 400 meters (52.04) at CAC Games in Cartagena, Columbia.

2005 -- Indoor - all-American, placing sixth in 400 meters (54.06) at NCAA Championships... provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in 400 meters (53.11)... runner-up in 400 meters (54.31) at Big Ten Championships... anchored 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth at Big Ten meet (3:48.54)... led team in 200, 400 and 600 meters, and ran on team-leading 1,600-meter and distance medley relays... Outdoor - all-American, placing seventh in 400 meters (51.94) at NCAA Championships... set then-school record (51.71) in NCAA semifinals... runner-up in 400 meters (52.34) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... qualified for NCAA regional in 400 meters, and as part of 400 and 1,600-meter relays... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed eighth at NCAA regional with a season-best 3:39.67, which led the team, earned all-region honors and ranks fifth in school history... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships (3:40.43), which ranks sixth on Iowa's all-time bests list... ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed eighth at Drake Relays (45.30), which led the team and ranks seventh in school history... won 400 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (52.73), placed fourth at Big Ten Championships (53.89) and eighth in special invitation race (54.94) at Drake Relays... also led team in 200 meters... letterwinner... placed fourth in 400 meters (53.96) at Pan American Junior Championships in Windsor, Ontario... represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

High School -- runner-up in under-20 400 meters at 2004 CARIFTA Junior Championships... set junior national record (53.83) in that event... also ran 400 meters at 2001 and 2003 World Youth Championships and 2001, 2002 and 2003 CARIFTA Junior Championhips... coaches were Keith Joseph, Wilma Bertha and Gideon Labban.

Personal -- born February 21, 1986... history major.

Alexander's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
200 Meters(I)23.49Big Ten Championships2/26/06
400 Meters(O)51.35at NCAA Championships6/10/06
600 Meters(I)1:27.84Hawkeye Invite1/13/07
800 Meters(O)2:16.15Musco Twilight IX4/21/07
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