2008-09 TEAM CAPTAIN
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2007-08): Indoor - Achieved lifetime bests in 60m hurdles with a time of 8.84i at Vandal Indoor (2/8/08, Moscow) and with eighth place finish in 400m at MPSF Championships with time of 56.01i (3/1/08, Seattle)...also ran anchor leg of fifth-place MPSF 4x400m relay (3:44.56i)...Outdoor - Took third place in 400m hurdles at Texas Relays with a two-seconds improved NCAA RQ and PR time of 58.39 (4/5/08, Austin)...third-fastest intermediate hurdles time in WSU...runner-up in 400m hurdles at Pac-10 Championships with a time of 58.72 and ran second leg of sixth place 4x400m relay with season-best time of 3:39.17 (5/17/08, Tempe)...runner-up at NCAA West Regional in time of 58.67...at NCAA Championships ran 58.96 prelim time (14th) and 58.81 semifinals time (58.81) in Des Moines (6/12/08)...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
SOPHOMORE(2006-07): Indoor - Ran an indoor PR time of 56.69i for ninth place in the 400m dash at MPSF Championships (2/25/07, Seattle)...ran anchor on 4x400m relay (4th) at same meet...Outdoor - Ran PR and NCAA Regional Qualifying time in 400m hurdles of 1:00.28 for seventh place at Pac-10 Championships (5/13/07, Stanford)...mark is fifth-best in school history...also ran third leg of 4x400m relay with NCAA RQ time of 3:37.55 at conference meet...20th in 400m hurdles at NCAA West Regionals in 1:02.22...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...selected Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar track and field fourth team...named to USTFCCCA 2007 NCAA Track & Field All-Academic team.
FRESHMAN (2005-06): Indoor - Preparing for outdoor intermediate hurdles with 60m hurdles (9.21i) and 400m dash (57.51i)...also ran anchor on 400m relay...Outdoor - Intermediate hurdles PR of 1:02.04 run at Cougar Invitational (4/22/06, Pullman)...17th in 400m hurdles at prelims and anchored seventh place for 4x400m relay (3:45.60) at Pac-10 Championships (5/14/06, Eugene).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters in track at J. W. North High for coach Charles Leathers...as a freshman ran on winning Ivy League 4x400m relay champions as team won league title...Huskies won California state title with undefeated season...ran on 4x400m relay team at state...sophomore year won 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay races as team won title at league championships...another undefeated season for team...Huskies runners-up at state meet...ran on 4x400m relay at state...during junior season won Ivy League 200m, 400, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay events...team undefeated in league...North's girls team finished fourth at state...ran on both relays and 400m prelims at state...named school's girls sprint MVP...senior year won league titles in 100m hurdles, 400m, 300m hurdles and 4x400m relay...girls team repeats as league champions with undefeated season...named 2005 Riverside Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL. Born in February 1987 in Upland, California...father Anthony is a building engineer who ran track at Mt. SAC...mother Lorna is a flight attendant...older sisters Brittany and Kristen...Kirsten ran track and graduated from at Wilberforce University (Ohio) with a business degree...graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA...majoring in biology for pre-med.
KING'S WSU BESTS
200m - 25.90i (2007)
400m - 56.01i (2008), 55.48 (2008)
60m Hurdles - 8.84i (2008)
400m Hurdles - 58.39 (2008)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2008 400m Hurdles 2nd 58.72 4x400m Hurdles 6th 3:39.17 2007 400m Hurdles 7th 1:00.28
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2008 400m Hurdles 2nd 58.67 2007 400m Hurdles 20th 1:02.82
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES 2008 400m Hurdles 14th (semis) 58.81