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Marshevet Hooker

Marshevet Hooker
Hooker at the 2011 World Championships Athletics in Daegu.
Personal information
Birth name Marshevet Hooker
Nationality  American
Born (1984-09-25) September 25, 1984
Residence Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters
College team University of Texas

Marshevet Hooker (born September 25, 1984) is a professional sprinter, competing internationally for the United States and sponsored by adidas. Hooker participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China, finishing 5th in the 200 metres. In the 100 meters, Hooker became the fifth-fastest woman up to that point (under any conditions) when she ran a wind-aided 10.76 (+3.4) to win the first heat of the 100m quarterfinals at the 2008 Olympic Trials.

In June 2006, Hooker elected to forgo her final season of collegiate eligibility to pursue a professional track and field career. Hooker, an eight-time All-American, left the University of Texas as one of the most decorated student-athletes in the program's history.

Hooker, a corporate communications major, made her mark as one of the top athletes in collegiate track and field during the 2005 outdoor season, when she helped Texas to its fourth NCAA outdoor title. Hooker became UT's third NCAA 100-meter champion and its first since 1991, when she claimed the event in 11.14 seconds. She also anchored the 4x100-meter relay team to victory in 42.87, the third-fastest time in school history. Hooker took second in the long jump, finishing only behind eventual World champion Tianna Madison.

Hooker is coached by Olympic gold medalist Jon Drummond.

Career highlights

  • 5th at 2008 Beijing Olympics in 200m
  • 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials in 200m
  • 4th at 2008 Olympic Trials in 100m
  • 2006 NCAA Indoor 60m and LJ champion
  • Two-time Big 12 Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year (’05 & ’06)
  • 2005 NCAA 100m and 4x100m champion

Personal bests

  • 100 meters – 10.86 2011(10.76w)
  • 200 meters – 22.34 2008(22.20w)

Personal

Her sister, Destinee Hooker, is an indoor volleyball player who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Destinee Hooker". teamusa.org. July 1, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.

External links

  • Official Website of Marshevet Hooker
  • Marshevet Myers profile at IAAF
  • USA Track & Field – Marshevet Hooker
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