Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Bai Kabba
Bai Kabba

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Batavia, Ill.

High School:
Batavia HS

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
04/09/1991

I/O Eligibility:
SO/SO

AT ILLINOIS

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championships, where the squad timed 40.22 in the semifinal ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay and stepped in to run the third leg of the 4x100m relay late in the year after fellow freshman Josh Zinzer suffered an injury in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships ... Ran on the 4x400m relay which qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships and missed advancing to the NCAA Championships by two spots after a season-best time of 3:07.67 ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships as part of the 4x100m relay which placed second at the conference meet for the second-consecutive year and as part of the 4x400m relay which placed sixth ... Competed individually in the prelims of the 200m and 400m at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded a personal-best 400m time of 48.20 at the Pepsi Invitational ... Posted a personal-best 200m time of 21.48 at the Illinois Twilight.

Indoor: Ran on the 4x400m relay which scored at the Big Ten Championships with a fifth-place finish and time of 3:14.21 ... Competed in the prelims of the 400m at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a personal-best 400m time of 48.13 at the Meyo Invitational ... Also won the 300m title at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 34.41 ... Turned in a personal-best 200m time of 22.04 at the Iowa State Classic ... Earned the 400m title at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.

High School
Was the 2009 state champion in the 400m at the Illinois Class 3A meet ... Also the 2009 runner-up in the 4x400m relay at the Illinois Class 3A state meet ... Earned seven varsity letters, with three from football and four in track.

Personal
Born April 9, 1991 ... Parents are Bai Kabba Sr. and Bridgette Jones ... Has four brothers and two sisters ... Favorite athlete is Dwayne Wade ... His mom most influenced his athletic career because she is his number one fan and supports him the most ... Enrolled in general curriculum.

Kabba's Personal Bests
Outdoor
200m: 21.48 - Illinois Twilight (4/30/10)
400m: 48.20 - Pepsi Invitational (4/10/10)

Indoor
200m: 22.04 - Iowa State Classic (2/13/10)
400m: 48.13 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)

Updated January 2011

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