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    Chequetta Bearfield
    Chequetta Bearfield
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Omaha, Nebraska

    High School:
    Harry Burke

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    04/16/1980

    Illinois Highlights:

    2003 Outdoor
    Illinois? top sprinter in both the 100 and 200 meter this season ... Opened the season with an impressive 11.60 to win the 100 meters at the Missouri Invitational ... Also runs the lead leg of Illinois? NCAA Regional qualifying 4x100 meter relay team ... Ran a season best 200-meter time of 24.07 in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored for the Illini in the 100 meters, 200 meters and the 4x100 meter relay at the Big Ten Championships.

    2003 Indoor
    One of the nation?s top sprinters and the second-ranked sprinter in the Big Ten with a time 7.32 seconds ... Scored for the Illini in the 60 meters ... Also competing in the 200 meters and the long jump at the Big Ten Indoor meet ... Her 60-meter time of 7.32 seconds (altitude adjusted) came at the Olympic Oval Invitational where she finished as the top collegian and narrowly missed an automatic-qualifying performance of 7.30 seconds ... Ranked second on Illinois? all-time 60-meter performers list ... Ranks second on the team in the 200 meters and fourth in the long jump ... Finished First at the Illini Classic in the 60 metes with a time of 7.40 seconds ... Also finished third in the long jump with a leap of 18?02.25? at the Illini Classic.

    2002 Outdoor
    Finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 200m with a time of 24.99 seconds ... Also scored two points for the Illini in the long jump at the Big Ten meet with a jump of 19?00.75? ... Ran a season-best 100m time of 11.71 seconds at the UTEP Springtime Classic ... Doubled as the 100 (11.80) and 200-meter (24.17) champion at the Illinois May Twilight ... Also finished second in the long jump at the same meet ... Finished fourth at the Drake Relays in the 200m with a time of 24.86 seconds.

    Indoor
    Scored in both the 60 and 200-meter dashes at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished sixth in the 200m with a time of 24.29 seconds and seventh in the 60m with a time of 7.58 seconds ... Set a career-best in the 200m during the prelims at the Big Ten meet with a time of 24.10 seconds ... Earned second-place finishes in the 60m at the Illinois Invite (7.66) and the 200m (24.74) at the Illinois Women?s Invite.

    2001
    Competed primarily in the long jump ... Set a personal record with a jump of 19-7 1/2 at the Houston Quadrangular (3/31/01) ... Illinois? top performer in the 60m and 200m dash ... Finished fourth in the 200m dash and seventh in the 60m dash at the Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/25/01)... Won the Fred Wilt Indoor Invitational (2/17/01) in the 60m dash with a time of 7.53 seconds ... Ran a career-best 7.46 in the 60m dash in the Prelims of the Big Ten Championship.

    2000
    Earned All-American honors as lead leg of 4x100 meter relay that finished fifth in the nation * Qualified for the NCAA Outdoors in the 200m dash, running 23.44 * Placed sixth in the 100m dash and eighth in the 60m dash at the Big Ten Championships * Earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors after winning the 100m and 200m dashes at the Purdue Open.

    1999
    Placed sixth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m at the Big Ten championships * Ran to a fourth place finish in the 100m at the BYU Invitational * Also competed in the long jump for the Illini. Prep Highlights - Won the Nebraska state title in the 100m and 200m two years in a row * Two-year Junior Olympic regional champion in the 100 and 200 * Three-year letterwinner in track.

    Bearfield's Personal Bests:
    Indoor:

    60m: 7.32

    200m: 24.10

    60m hurdles: 8.96

    Outdoor:

    100m: 11.53

    200m: 23.34

    Long Jump: 19'07.50"

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