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Karessa Farley
Karessa Farley


Bridgetown, Barbados

High School:
Queen's College


Career Highlights -- all-American, placing sixth in 60-meter hurdles (8.23) at 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships... first Hawkeye in women's school history to earn all-America honors in that event.

2009 -- Indoor - all-American, placing sixth in 60-meter hurdles (8.23) at NCAA Championships... first Hawkeye in women's school history to earn all-America honors in that event... NCAA provisional qualifier in 60-meter hurdles with a school-record setting time of 8.21 at Iowa State Last Chance Meet... also won 60-meter hurdles at Iowa State Classic with a then-school record time of 8.30... ran collegiate-best 60 meters (7.88) at Iowa Open... Outdoor - placed third in 100-meter hurdles with a collegiate-best 13.34 at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors and a NCAA automatic bid... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... qualified for regional meet in 100-meter hurdles (13.44) at Illinois Invite... placed second in 100-meter hurdles at Drake Relays (13.53) and fourth at Big Ten Championships (13.56)... ran 13.56 in NCAA Championships semifinal race to finish 17th after running a 13.65 in the prelims... ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth at Big Ten meet, running a team-leading 45.83 in the prelims... letterwinner.

2008 -- Indoor - placed eighth in 60-meter hurdles (8.70) at Big Ten Championships... ran season-best 8.46 in that event at Meyo Invite... ran collegiate-best 200 meters (26.73) at Jack Johnson Classic... Outdoor - redshirted... letterwinner.

High School -- 100-meter hurdles high school champion senior year... named high school athlete of the year as a senior... four-time competitor at CARIFTA Games, earning bronze medal in 2006... best 100-meter hurdles time was 13.92... also competed at Central American Games and Pan American Junior Championships... coached by Brian Holder and Gabriel Burnett... two-time national netball team member.

Personal -- born December 8, 1988... daughter of Matthew Farley and Alphine Farley.

Farley's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
60-Meters (I)7.88Iowa Open1/17/09
60-Meter Hurdles (I)8.21at Last Chance Qualifier3/7/09
100 Meters (O)12.28at Tiger Track Classic4/4/09
100-Meter Hurdles (O)13.34at NCAA Regionals5/30/09
200 Meters (I)26.73at Jack Johnson Classic1/26/08
300 Meters (I)42.14Iowa Open1/17/09
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