Tabitha Russell
Tabitha Russell


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:

Middle Distance/Jumps

Russell found her niche as a freshman in 2003 as a 400m hurdle specialist where she looks to develop in 2004.

2003: INDOOR-Competed in two meets as a freshman...Personal best times/marks of 27.58 (200m), 4.69m (long jump), and 7.88 (60m)...OUTDOOR-Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Big Cat Classic with a time of 1:08.69...Ran a 1:06.16 in the 400m hurdles at the Murray State Invite...Placed 16th at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles (1:08.47)...Personal best times of 27.12 (200m), 1:02.18 (400m), 4.98m (long jump) and 1:06.16 (400m hurdles).

PREP: Attended Craigmont H.S...Was a three-year letterwinner in track...Ran the 800m and competed in the triple jump...Finished third at state as a sophomore in the 800m and fourth in the triple jump as a senior...Her best 800m was a 2:19, while her best triple jump is a 35-4...Coached by Shelly O'Pernell.

PERSONAL: Born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 20, 1984... Full name is Tabitha Christin Russell...Daughter of Gretchen and Kent Russell...Father is a restaurant manager, mother is a college student...Major is sport & leisure science...Her father was also a member of the Tiger football team...Majoring in sport and leisure.

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