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    Carlene Robinson
    Carlene Robinson
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Manchester, Jamaica

    High School:
    Manchester High School

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Hurdles

    Birthdate:
    03/30/1984

    AT ILLINOIS

    2006 Outdoor
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles ... Ran a personal best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.76 in the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships ... Placed second at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m hurdles ... Won the 400m hurdles at the Illinois Invitational ... Recorded a second-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the Ole Miss Invitational with a time of 1:02.08.

    2006 Indoor
    Was a member of the 4x400m relay team that qualified for NCAA Championships and placed 11th with a time of 3:36.71 ... Placed first in the 400m at the Iowa Open ... Recorded another first-place finish at the Illinois Invitational in the 600m with a time of 1:32.39 ... Competed at the Carle Health Alliance Meet and won the 600m in a time of 1:32.14 ... Placed first at the Tyson Invitational in the 800m with a time of 2:10.24.

    2005 Outdoor
    Placed third at the NCAA Regional with a season-best time of 2:06.85 ... Advanced into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:06.44 ... Member of the Big Ten Champion 4x400m Relay Team ... Earned second at the Big Ten Championships in the 800m ... Took second in the 800m at the Gatorade Invite ... Finished fourth at the Rafer Johnson Invite.

    2005 Indoor
    Set the 800m school record at the Meyo Invitational, taking second with a 2:06.69 ... Now owns the Illinois indoor and outdoor 800m records ... Big Ten Champion in the 800m after clocking 2:09.19 ... Earned first team All-Big Ten honors for her efforts at the Indoor Championships ... Competed in the 800m at the NCAA Championships ... Won the 600m at the Illinois Invitational ... Member of 4x400m relay team that won the Illinois Invite, Central Collegiate Championships, Health Alliance Classic and Big Ten Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 3:40.06.

    2004 Outdoor
    Set the Illinois school record in the 800m, running 2:03.52 to finish third at the Jamaican National Senior Championships, breaking the previous record, which stood for 11 years, by two seconds ... Clocked 2:06.19 to place seventh in the 800m of the NCAA Championships and earn All-America honors ... Placed ninth at the Mideast Regional meet and qualified for the NCAA Championships via an at-large bid ... Named to a first and second team All-Big Ten honors for her performance at the Big Tens ... Finished second at Big Ten Championships in the 800m with a season-best time of 2:07.82 ... Placed seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 2:08.78 ... Finished second at the May Invite in the 800m with a 2:15.31 ... Competed in four meets for the Illini.

    2004 Indoor
    Did not compete.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Third-place finisher in the 800m at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Hungary ... Finished third in the 800m in the 20-and-under division at the National Senior and Junior Championships ... Won the 800m gold medal at the 2000-2003 Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas ... First-place finisher in the 800m at the 2002-2003 Girls and Boys Championships ... CAC Games champion in 2002 and 2003 in the 800m ... NACAC 800m champion in 2004 ... Earned the Carl Marsh award after being selected as the outstanding athlete at the Girls and Boys Championships ... Coached by Jerry Holness.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Lyssette Bailey ... Born March 30, 1984 ... Has two brothers and sisters ... Majoring in sport management ... Enjoys dancing, listening to music and socializing ... Favorite athlete is Deon Hemmings because she was the first Jamaican female gold medalist, winning the 400m ... Her family, friends and high school coach have most influenced her athletic career by encouraging her and believing in her ... Plans after school include working in Jamaica and pursuing a career as a professional athlete ... Sister Camile is also a member of the UI track team ... Along with her sister, became the first Jamaican natives to sign with the Illini since Kerry-Ann Richards in 1995 ... She and her sister became the first set of twins to compete for the Fighting Illini since Jenny and Susanna Kallur.

    PERSONAL BESTS
    Outdoor
    400m H: 56.76
    800m: 2:03.52

    Indoor
    400m: 56.26
    600m: 1:33.12
    800m: 2:06.69

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