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Ariana Washington (born August 27, 1996) is an American sprinter specializing in the 100 m and 200 m. She represented the United States in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and earned a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships as part of the relay team.[2][3]

Ariana Washington
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Ariana Washington at the 2018 U.S. Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-08-27) August 27, 1996 (age 22)
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg)[1]
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
College teamOregon Ducks
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 11.01 (Eugene, 2016)
200 m: 22.21 (Eugene, 2016)

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Early lifeEdit

Ariana Washington was born August 27, 1996 in Signal Hill, California.[1] Washington attended Long Beach Poly High School where she participated in track and field.[4] As a sophomore, her team the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits won the Penn Relays.[4] Washington won state titles at 100 and 200 meters for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.[4]

Collegiate athleteEdit

In her first year at the University of Oregon, Washington won NCAA titles for 100 meters and 200 meters.[5] She was the first freshman to win both titles.[4]

OlympianEdit

Washington raced in both the 100 and the 200 meter distances at the U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, finishing six and fifth respectively. Although she did not qualify as an individual at either distance, she was selected for the United States relay pool in the 4 × 100 m relay.[4][5] The community of Long Beach, California raised money to allow Washington's mother and brother to watch her compete in Rio de Janeiro.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ariana Washington". Team USA. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  2. ^ "4 x 100 Metres Relay Women - Round 1" (PDF). IAAF. 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  3. ^ Radnedge, Christian (2017-08-12). "U.S. reclaim 4x100m world title, Britain take silver". Reuters. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  4. ^ a b c d e Guardabascio, Mike (2016-07-11). "Long Beach's Ariana Washington Named to Olympic Team". gazettes.com. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  5. ^ a b Martini, Pete (2016-07-29). "Oregon's Ariana Washington and Deajah Stevens excited about Olympic opportunity". Statesman Journal. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  6. ^ Guardabascio, Mike (2016-08-11). "Long Beach community rallies, sending Olympian's family to Rio". Press-Telegram. Retrieved 2016-08-13.

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