UND Roster

2011-12 Track and Field Roster

Kali Watkins

Sprints/ Hurdles


Height 5'4''
Class Junior
Hometown Newport News, Va.
High School Menchville
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Recorded a season best time in the 60m hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 8.90 … also competed in the 100m hurdles during the outdoor season … placed fourth in the 100m hurdles and finished in the top fifteen in the 100m dash at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational … recorded two season best times; a 100m hurdle time of 14.47 and a 200m dash time of 27.22 at the Arizona State Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished first in the 60 hurdles at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking a 8.56 … also helped 4×400 relay team to victory in 3:56.39 … at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, finished ninth in the 200 (26.29), second in the 60 hurdles (8.78) and seventh in the 4×400 relay while serving as the anchor (4:06.01) … placed sixth in the 60 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8.28 and third in the 60 hurdles with a mark of 8.74 … qualified for the finals of the 60 hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing eighth in 8.73 … at the Arizona State Invitational, grabbed seventh in the 100 hurdles (14.26) and 17th in the 400 hurdles (1:07.43) … placed 18th in the 100 in 12.79 and third in the 100 after clocking a 14.01 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … earned third in the 100 hurdles (14.00) and ninth in the 400 hurdles (1:05.46) at the Border Battle … finished 35th in the finals of the 100 hurdles after recording a 14.92 from the Mount SAC Relays … earned eighth in the prelims (14.22) and finished sixth in the finals (14.38) in the 100 hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … rounded out campaign with a ninth-place finish in the 100 hurdles at the Cardinal Classic, stopping the clock at 14.80.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Started the season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed seventh in the 60 hurdles at the Indiana Opener … won the 60 hurdles at the Notre Dame Invitational in 8.83 … placed fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Indiana Invitational … finished ninth in the 60 hurdle finals at the Meyo Invitational (8.72) … finished seventh in the 100 hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (14.16).

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor track season at the Blue and Gold Invitational, finishing second in the 60 hurdles in 8.96 … clocked a 8.98 in the 60 hurdle preliminaries at the Meyo Invitational … set a personal-best time of 8.78 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships 60 hurdle preliminaries … opened the outdoor season with a 13th-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 15.49 at the Arizona State Invitational … also finished 18th in the 200, clocking in at 26.67 … ran the 100 hurdles in 14.50 to finish fifth at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … finished ninth in the 200 in 27.22 … recorded her highest finish of the season at the Spartan Invitational, running the 100 hurdles in 14.96 … finished seventh in 14.62 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational 100 hurdles … closed out the season with a sixth-place finish as a member of the 4×100 relay team … also competed in the BIG EAST Championships 100 hurdle preliminaries, clocking a 14.96.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned eight letters in indoor and outdoor track and field over four-year career at Menchville High School (Va.) … 2005 outdoor state champion in the 100 hurdles and 2006 indoor state champion in the 55 hurdles … two-time runner-up in the 100 hurdles at the state meet (2006, 2007) and runner-up in the 55 hurdles in 2007 at the state indoor meet … five-time AAU Junior Olympic Championship qualifier … 2006 Nike Indoor National All-American in the 60 hurdles … first-team all-state in 2005 and 2006 … currently holds the 55 hurdles school record (7.95) set in 2007 … National Honor Society member and named to Menchville High School honor roll for three years … born July 29, 1989, in Willingboro, N.J. … daughter of Lori and Christopher Watkins … has two older brothers … brother, Brendan, played football at Davidson College … graduated in May 2011 from the College of Arts and Letters as an Arabic major with a minor in Portugese and Brazilian Studies.

WATKINS[apos] CAREER INDOOR BESTS

60m (Notre Dame Indoor Opener) 8.10
200m (Notre Dame Indoor Opener) 26.29
60m Hurdles (Blue and Gold Invitational) 8.56

WATKINS[apos] CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

100m (Mike Poehlein Invitational) 12.79