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    Perdita Felicien
    Perdita Felicien
    Hometown:
    Pickering, Ontario

    High School:
    Pine Ridge S.S.

    Event:
    Sprints/Hurdles

    Birthdate:
    08/29/1980

    Graduated:
    2003

    Illinois Highlights:

    Honoring Felicien
    * 3-Time NCAA Champion (2x 100m hurdles, 1x 60m hurdles)
    * 10-time NCAA All-American
    * 4-time Big Ten Champion
    * 3-time Illinois Dike Eddleman Female Athlete of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003)
    * 3-time Drake Relays Most Outstanding Female Athlete (2001, 2002, 2003)
    * 2-time USTCA National Female Athlete of the Year (2001 and 2003)

    * 2003 USTCA National Female Athlete of the Year
    * 2003 NCAA Champion & All-American in the 100m hurdles
    * 2003 NCAA All-American in the 4x100m relay
    * 2003 Big Ten Champion in the 100m hurdles
    * 2003 Drake Relays Most Outstanding Athlete
    * 2003 All-American in the 60m hurdles<
    * 2003 Big Ten Champion in the 60m hurdles
    * 2002 NCAA Champion & All-American in the 100m hurdles
    * 2002 NCAA All-American in the 4x100m relay
    * 2002 Drake Relays Most Outstanding Athlete
    * 2002 NCAA Record holder in the 60m hurdles, 7.90 seconds
    * 2002 NCAA Champion & All-American in the 60m hurdles
    * 2002 Big Ten Champion in the 60m hurdles
    * 2002 All-American in the 60m hurdles<
    * 2001 World Track and Field Championship Semifinalist
    * 2001 USTCA National Female Athlete of the Year
    * 2001 All-American in the 100m hurdles
    * 2001 Big Ten Champion in the 100m hurdles
    * 2001 Big Ten Female Outdoor Athlete of the Year
    * 2001 Drake Relays Most Outstanding Athlete
    * 2001 Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year
    * 2001 All-American in the 60m hurdles
    * 2000 Big Ten Outdoor Freshman of the Year
    * 2000 All-American in the 100m hurdles

    Outdoor 2003
    Named the U.S. Track Coaches Association National Female Outdoor Athlete for the second time in her career (2001) ... NCAA National Champion in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 12.74, her third-career NCAA title ... Broke the NCAA meet record and tied the all-time Big Ten record with a career-best time of 12.68 in the NCAA semifinals ... Big Ten 100 meter hurdle champion with a time of 12.88, the best time in the nation at the time ... Also finished eighth in the 100 meter dash at the Big Ten Championships with an NCAA Regional-qualifying time of 11.78 seconds ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 meter relay that finished second at Big Tens with a season-best time of 44.27 seconds ... Made history at the 94th Drake Relays when she became the first athlete to ever claim titles in the university section and invitational sections of the same event, the 100 meter hurdles.

    Indoor 2003
    Nation?s fastest hurdler with an altitude adjusted time of 7.97 seconds ... Automatically qualified in the hurdles at the Olympic Oval Invitational ... Defended her Big Ten title in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.02 seconds ... Also scored in the 60 meters for the Illini ... Ran her first 200-meter race of the year in Salt Lake City ... Won the 60 meter hurdle title at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a time of 8.14 seconds ... Competed at the Milrose Games on Feb. 7, 2003, in New York City, finishing fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.01 seconds.

    Track 2002
    Outdoor: NCAA National Champion in the 100m hurdles ... Became Illinois' first NCAA Outdoor Champion since 1996 and first national champion in the 100m hurdles ... First Illinois athlete to win national championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons .. Won all three races at the NCAA National Championships with a preliminary time of 13.11 seconds, a semifinal time of 12.86 seconds and a finals time of 12.91 seconds ... Also earned All-America accolades as the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay team that finished sixth at the NCAA National Championships ... Was named the Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the Drake Relays after anchoring the Illinois shuttle hurdle relay team to a win in a time of 53.95 seconds ... Also won the 100m hurdles at Drake with a time of 13.34 seconds despite running into a driving rain ... Named the University of Illinois Eddleman Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row ... Scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships ... Hit the final hurdle at the Big Ten Championships to thwart her undefeated indoor and outdoor season in the hurdles ... Still finished second with a time of 13.00 seconds ... Finished fifth in the 100m dash and sixth in the 200m at the conference meet ... Ran a season-best 100m time of 11.73 seconds in the prelims of the Big Ten meet ... Also set a career-best time of 24.21 seconds in the 200m ... Won 100m hurdle titles at the Texas Relays and the April Twilight.

    Indoor: Became the first indoor national champion in Illinois history when she won the 60m hurdles in a time of 7.90 seconds ... That time of 7.90 seconds shattered the previous all-time NCAA record of 7.94 seconds set by Auburn?s Vonette Dixon in 2000 ... First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Won the Big Ten title in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.01 seconds ... Tied the Big Ten Championship record in the 60m hurdles after running a time of 7.98 seconds in the semifinals ... Also earned a third-place finish in the 60m dash with a time of 7.40 seconds ... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet with a time of 7.37 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in Illinois history ... Broke the Arkansas, Louisiana State and Nebraska facility records in the 60m hurdles ... Undefeated in every hurdle race during the season ... Ranked the top collegiate hurdler throughout the season.

    Track 2001
    Named the University of Illinois Dike Eddleman Female Athlete of the Year ... Named the U.S. Track Coaches Association National Female Outdoor Athlete of the Year on May 29 ? Was ranked No. 1 in the NCAA the entire outdoor season in the 100m hurdles until the NCAA finals. Also spent the majority of the season ranked #1 on the IAAF world list ? Set the school record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.73 ... Competed in the 2001 World Track and Field Championships for Canada ... Qualified for the semifinals, placing second in her preliminary heat ... ? Named Big Ten Female Outdoor Athlete of the Year ... Anchored Illinois? world record setting 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relay at the Drake Relays on April 28. Illinois? relay clocked 52.85 seconds ... Earned All-America honors in the 100m hurdles for the second time in the outdoor by placing 5th at the NCAA meet ... Big Ten 100m hurdle champion ... Won the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays, Houston Quadrangular and Illinois Twilight ... Placed sixth in the 100m dash at the Big Ten Championship. Indoor - Was named Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year ... Set the school record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.99 (3/3/01) ... All-American in the 60m hurdles with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships (3/9/01) ... Never finished lower than second in the 60m hurdles ... Won the 60m hurdle titles at the Illinois Invitational, Illinois Women?s Invite, Illini Classic and Iowa State Classic ... Finished third in the 60m dash at the Illini Classic with a time of 7.62 ... Finished fifth in the 200m dash at the Illinois Women?s Invitational with a time of 25.37.

    2000
    Earned All-American honors by placing sixth at the NCAA Outdoors in the 100m hurdles * Broke the four-year old school record in the 100m hurdles, running 12.91 during the prelims of the NCAA Championships * That time is also the fastest by a freshman in the history of the NCAA's * Won the Canadian National Championship in the 100m hurdles, earning a trip to Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games * Ran second leg of Illinois' 4x100m relay that earned All-American honors with fifth place finish at NCAA's * Placed second at the Big Ten Championships in the 100m hurdles while finishing seventh in the 100m dash * Anchored Illinois' championship shuttle hurdle relay team at the Drake Relays, while also winning the indiviual 100m hurdles title at Drake * Redshirted the indoor season.

    Prep Highlights
    1999 Canadian Junior National Champion in the 100m hurdles * 1999 Nike Classic Scholastic Champion in the 60m hurdles * 1998 Ontario Secondary Schools Champion in the 100m hurdles, 200m dash, while finishing second in the 100m dash * Pine Ridge SS Athlete of the Year.

    Personal Bests:
    Indoor
    60m: 7.37
    60m Hurdles: 7.90(NCAA RECORD)
    200m: 24.80

    Outdoor
    100m: 11.62
    200m: 24.21
    100m H: 12.68

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