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    Tiara Armstrong
    Tiara Armstrong
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dayton, Ohio

    High School:
    Meadowdale

    Height:
    5-3½

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    12/15/1985

    AT ILLINOIS

    2007 Outdoor:
    Ran first leg of Big Ten Champion 4x100m relay ...Took second in the 100m (11.64) and sixth in the 200m (24.05) at the Big Ten Championships, helping the Illini to the team title... Member of champion 4x100m relay at the California Collegiate Challenge, setting season-best time of 44.63...Competed in the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 4x100m relay and 100m ...Recorded a career-best 11.60 in the 100m at the Kansas Relays...Ran career-best in the 200m in prelims at Big Ten's (23.98).

    2007 Indoor:
    Placed third at the Big Ten Championships in the 60m (7.50)... Also scored for the Illini in the 200m at Big Ten's, placing eighth (24.63)...Recorded personal bests in the 60m (7.48) and 200m (24.49) in prelims at Big Ten's ... Competed in the 400m at the Alex Wilson Invitational (56.15).

    2006 Outdoor:
    Competed in two meets during the outdoor season ... Ran a career-best 11.80 in the 100m preliminaries, placing eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded a season-best in the 100m at the Sea Ray Relays.

    2006 Indoor:
    Placed second at the Illinois Invitational in the 60m with a time of 7.60 ... Recorded a third-place finish at the Carle Health Alliance Classic in the 60m with a time of 7.67 ... Competed at Big Ten Championships, qualifying for finals in the 200m with a time of ... Ran a career-best time 7.57 in the 60m at Big Tens.

    2005 Outdoor:
    Placed third in the 100m at the Rafer Johnson Invite ... Posted a season-best 12.00 in the 100m in the preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a leg of the 4x100m relay that finished third at the Rafer Johnson Invite and second at the Big Ten Championships.

    2005 Indoor:
    Placed third in the 60m at the Illinois Invitational with a personal-best time of 7.6 ... Took fifth in the 60m at the Health Alliance Classic ... Also ran the 200m.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Junior Olympic qualifier in the 100m and 200m in the summer of 2003...2002 National Scholastic Indoor track and field qualifier in the 55 meters...Earned two varisty letters in Volleyball and four in Track...Three-time regional champ in the 100m...State runner-up in the 100m in 2002 and 2003...State qualifier in the 200m 2001-03...Anchor of the 4x100m and 4x200m teams that went to state 2001-03...Coached by John Lipkins and Dennis Robinson.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Gary and Denise Armstrong ... Born Dec. 15, 1985 in Dayton, Ohio ... Has two brothers, Gary Jr. and Randall, and two sisters, Shante and Porsche ... Majoring in community health and social work ... Went to the same high school as current Illinois associate head coach, Tonja Buford-Bailey.

    PERSONAL BESTS

    60m *		7.48	(2/24/07)
    100m		11.60	(4/21/07)
    200m*		24.83	(2/24/07)
    200m		23.98	(5/12/07)
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