Keisha Spates
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Valdosta, Ga.

High School:



2012: Outdoor - Finished 17th in the 400-meter dash at the Spec Towns Invite.

2012: Indoor - Joined three teammates to clock a season-best 3:50.19 in the 4x400-meter relay for third place at the VT Elite meet.

2011: Outdoor - Part of winning 4x100 and 4x400 teams at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Combined with three teammates to clock a season-best time of 45.11 to finish second in the 4x100 relay at the Spec Towns Invite...Leg of the winning Lady Bulldog 4x400 relay team with a time of 3:44.22 at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational...Also finished third in the 400 at the meet.

2011: Indoor - Had a season-best time of 25.53 in the 200-meter dash to take 23rd at the VT Elite.

2010: Outdoor - Part of seventh-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay with a season-best time of 45.60 at the SEC Championships...combined with the same three teammates to clock season-best times of 45.78 in the 4x100 relay and 3:46.60 in the 4x400 relay for a pair of wins at the Georgia Invitational.

2009: Part of Lady Bulldog relay team which finished ninth in the 4x100-meter relay (a season-best 46.06) at the SEC Championships...Leg on the winning 4x100 relay team at the Bulldog Limited...Competed in both the 100 and 200 at the Georgia Invitational.

High School: Won two straight Region 1-5A titles in both the 100 and 200...Part of Ruff Riders Junior Olympic 4x100 relay team which placed seventh in the nation...Has personal-best times of 11.8 in the 100 and 25.0 in the 200...Captain of track team for three consecutive years...Named to the A/B Honor Roll all four years and graduated with a College Prep with Distinction seal.

Personal: Born December 5, 1989...Daughter of Sylvia Lawrence and Archie Spates Sr. ...Uncle, James Lawrence, ran track at UGA from 1995-97...Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

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