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Kathleen Hitchens
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
City/State: Pleasanton, CA
High School: Foothill HS
College: Warren
Major: Cognitive Science
Experience: 3 Letters
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Clinched slots in three events for UC San Diego at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships ... Ran a personal-best time of 12.32 seconds in the women's 100-meter dash during the CCAA Championships, placing seventh overall and earning the eighth-best time in school history for that event ... Crossed the finish line in the 200 with a time of 25.73 at the CCAA Championships to finish 20th overall ... Also ran opening leg of the 4x100 relay, in which the Tritons took third overall with a time of 47.14 at the CCAA Championships ... Season-best time in the 4x100 relay came at the Cal State L.A. Last Chance Qualifier, finishing the race in 46.98 to place third overall while posting the fifth-fastest time in UCSD history for that event and surpassing a time of 47.12 earned earlier in the year ... Turned in season-best performance in the 200 at the Mangrum Invitational, posting a time of 25.7 to finish fifth overall ... Was anchor leg of other 4x100 relay teams which finished with top times of 48.27 at the All-Cal Challenge and 49.13 in the meet against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to place third and first overall in those respective races.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Clocked in at 12.77 in the 100 at the Rossi Relays, which was good enough for a second-place finish ... Came in sixth for the 200 (26.46) and helped the 4x100 relay squad to a first-place finish with a time of 47.03 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge ... Raced in the second leg of the 4x100 relay at the Mangrum Invitational, where the unit finished the day in second with a time of 46.77 ... Competed in three events at the All-Cal Challenge, including the 100 (12.7, 8th), 200 (26.65, 11th) and 4x100 relay as the second leg (47.14, 2nd) ... Placed second in the 4x100 relay at the CCAA Championships, representing the second leg (46.96) ... Took sixth place in the 4x100 relay with a final time of 46.96, competing in the second leg at the Cal/Nevada Track and Field Championships ... Helped the Tritons in the second leg to win the 4x100 relay at the Soka Peace Invitational (47.18).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Represented second leg of the 4x100 relay team that won first place at the CCAA Championships (46.47), Mangrum Invitational (47.28) and the San Diego Collegiate Championships (46.98) ... Earned a third-place finish in the 100 with a time of 12.47 and took fourth place in the 200 at 26.01 during the Point Loma Collegiate Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2009 graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton ... All-League Champion in the 100 and 4x100 from 2007-09 and the 200 in both 2008 and 2009 ... Earned "Most Valuable Athlete" and "Foothill Sports Athlete of the Month" honors in 2009 ... Competed in the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals as part of 4x100 relay ... Personal bests of 12.52 in the 100, 26.25 in the 200 and 48.18 in the 4x100 ... Contended in the prelims and finals of the 100 and 200 at the 2009 East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) Finals during her final year at FHS, finishing the 100 prelims in second place (12.94) and the 200 prelims in fifth place (26.3) before taking third in both finals with respective times of 12.64 and 26.45 ... Finished fourth in the 100 (12.63) and sixth in the 200 (26.63) at the North Coast Section (NCS) Tri-Valley Area meet as a senior (2009) ... Advanced to the 2009 NCS Meet of Champions in the prelims of both the 100 and 200, taking 12th (12.63) and 18th (27.1) in those races, respectively ... Also competed in soccer during her freshman year with the Falcons (2005-06).

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 3, 1991 in Walnut Creek ... Parents are Dan and Rosemarie Hitchens ... Has an older sister named Jessica and a younger brother named Eric ... Cousin Kevin Stone ran cross country for Belmont ... Majors in cognitive science with specialization in neuroscience at Warren College ... Minors in music ... Spends summers as a drum major camp instructor and enjoys playing the alto saxophone ... Enjoys the Pixar film, "Up!" ... Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix ... Cheers for the San Francisco 49ers ... Competing at the NCAA National Track & Field Championships on the 4x100 relay team as a freshman and later finding out she ran the same leg as a former Olympian is her most memorable track moment ... Cheering for the 4x400 relay at the end of every meet with her teammates is her favorite UCSD memory ... Plans to receive her single-subject credential in mathematics after graduation from UCSD so she can become a high school math teacher.


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