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Christine Merrill
Position: Hurdles
Year: Senior
City/State: Bakersfield, CA
High School: Bakersfield Christian HS
Experience: High School

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: NCAA qualifier in the 400 hurdles, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relay events… National Champion in the 400m hurdles with a new school record time of 58.59… Finished fifth with the 4x100 relay team and fourth with the 4x400 relay team at Nationals… CCAA Athlete of the Meet after winning 400 and 400 hurdles events, finishing first as part of 4x100, and third in the 100 hurdles event… Part of school records with the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: All-American 400M Hurdles & 4x400M Relay...  Placed 14th in the 100M Hurdles at the NCAA Championships and third in the 400M Hurdles with a time of 59.63... 400M Hurdle CCAA Champion with a time of 59.62, the fastest time in school history... Placed fifth in the 100M Hurdles at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a time of 14.52... 100M Dash and 400M Hurdle Champion at the All-Cal Challenge Cup... Placed 17th in the 100M Hurdles at the Cal-Nevada Championships... Her time of 55.20M in the 400M was the UCSD all-time mark.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Recorded a career-best and UCSD top-ten time in the 200 during the All-Cal Championships with a 1st place time of 25.26... helped 4x100 team to 2nd place finish with time of 47.32 during the San Diego City Championships... recorded 2nd place finish in 100 hurdles during the UCSD Divisional Challenge... competed with 4x100 and 4x400 teams at the NCAA DII National Championships, helping 4x100 squad to 6th place finish in heat two with time of 47.15 and 4x400 team to new school record time of 3:44.27 and 6th place finish in the finals... also took part in preliminaries of the 400 hurdles at the National Championships, finishing 5th in heat with time of 61.97... recorded 3rd best time in UCSD history in the 100 at 12.33 and 2nd best time in UCSD history in the 400 hurdles at 61.64 during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Bakersfield Christian High School in Bakersfield, Calif... helped team to the Girls East Sierra League Championship... was a two-time Most Valuable Player honoree.

PERSONAL: Born August 20, 1987... parents are Alex and Neloufa Merrill... has an older sister named Sarah and three younger siblings named Lauren, Melissa, and Gregory... is a Mechanical Engineering major in Sixth College... has played the piano for ten years.

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