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    Yawusa Kinda
    Yawusa Kinda
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Des Moines, Iowa

    High School:
    Roosevelt HS

    Last College:
    Kansas City Kansas CC

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    12/19/1984

    AT ILLINOIS

    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 400m at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Led off 4x400m relay that was seventh at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (3:08.59) ... Also led off 4x400m relay that placed second at the Big Ten Championships (3:99.84) while competing individually in the 400m ... Timed Illinois personal-best 46.96 in the 400m in placing third at the Kansas Relays ... Led 4x400m relay to season-best time of 3:07.82 in placing fifth at the Drake Relays ... Member of 4x400m relay that was second at the Sea Ray Relays (3:07.98) ... Was third in both the 200m (21.79, personal-best) and 400m (47.81) at the SEMOtion Relays. Indoor: Anchored 4x400m relay that was sixth at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran indoor personal-best 48.08 in the 400m at the Iowa State Classic ... Ran on 4x400m relay that timed season-best 3:10.85 at the Iowa State Classic and was fifth at the New Balance Invitational (3:12.08) ... Was 17th in the 500m at the New Balance Invitational (1:05.48).

    At Kansas City Kansas Community College
    Five-time NJCAA All-American ... Runner-up in the 400m at the 2007 NJCAA Outdoor Championships ... Took fifth in the 400m at the 2006 NJCAA Outdoor Championships, running personal-best 46.46 ... Member of 4x400m relays that took second and fourth at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships and third at the NJCAA Indoor Championships ... Also played soccer for two seasons.

    High School
    Iowa Class 4A state 400m champion as a sophomore and junior, setting state record as a junior (47.33) ... Also took second in the 200m at the state meet as a junior ... Holds school records in the 200m, 400m and 4x800m relay ... Earned three letters in track and field and three letters in cross country ... Was a member of the 2002 and 2003 state championship cross country teams.

    Personal
    Born Dec. 19, 1984, in Gasmalla Mabaan, Sudan ... Son of Dawud Kintha and Lydia Boolan ... Has an older brother, Peter, and a younger sister, Mary ... Favorite athlete is Ronaldinho ... Majoring in sociology.

    Kinda's Personal Bests
    200m (Outdoor): 21.79
    400m (Indoor): 48.08
    400m (Outdoor): 46.96

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