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SO. FLA. PHENOM DEBUTS, BEIJING OLYMPICS, HAITIAN OLYMPIC TRACK TEAM

In HOT BUTTON TOPIC, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SPORTS on August 16, 2008 at UTC.41.31.

FOUR-TIME U. OF MIAMI ALL-AMERICAN

 GINOU ETIENNE

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Earned All-ACC in the 400-meters (52.18) finishing in second place at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships…has recorded three wins this outdoor season in the 800-meters…has the fourth fastest time in the East Region and 10th fastest in the NCAA in the 800-meters…member of the 4×400 that won Penn Relays and Texas Relays…ran a 50.7 split at Penn Relays to help Miami post the fastest time in the nation this season (3:27.85)…the winning time was also the second fastest in the history of the Penn Relays…ran the 400-meter leg of the Sprint Medley Relay that set a UM record at Penn Relays (3:46.34)…earned All-American honors during the indoor season as a member of the 4×400 meter relay that broke the school record and finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships…earned All-ACC honors in during the indoor season finishing second in the 400 meters (53.69) and running the opening leg of the 4×400 meter relay that won the ACC title, breaking the ACC Indoor Conference meet record (3:38.40).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Earned All-America honors during the indoor season placing fifth in the 400-meters (53.04) at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships…set a school-record in the preliminaries with a time of 52.65 seconds…earned All-American honors during the outdoor season as a member of the 4×400-meter relay…ran second leg of the 4×400-meter relay that placed fourth with a school record time of 3:28.78 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…ran opening leg of the ACC Indoor Champion 4×400-meter relay…won two meet titles in the 400-meters during the indoor season (Tyson Foods Invitational, Alex Wilson Invitational)…placed fifth in the 400-meters at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 52.40 seconds…ran anchor leg of the 4×400-meter relay that placed second at the NCAA East Regional…reached the semifinals of the 400-meters at the 2005 United States Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carson, CA…finished eighth in the 400-meters (52.87) at the Central American and Caribbean Senior Track and Field Championships in Nassau, The Bahamas…established a Haitian national record time of 52.69 in the preliminaries.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Earned All America honors as a member of the eighth place 4×400-meter relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:31.70)…BIG EAST Indoor Champion at 500-meters with a school record time of 1:11.48…set a season-best indoor time in the 400-meters at the Tyson Invitational (53.58)…ran the lead leg of the 4×400-meter relay team that finished tenth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3:37.41)…was also a member of the 4×400-meter relay teams that finished first at the NCAA East Regional (3:32.10) and BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (3:37.37)…was a member of the school-record setting 4×200-meter team that finished second at the Texas Relays (1:33.45)…finished fifth in the 400-meters at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 51.94 seconds…set a Hurricane season-best time of 2:15.74 in the 800-meters at the Hurricane Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in track at Miami Central… Miami Herald All-Dade selection as a senior… holds school-record in the 400-meters (53.74)… team MVP as a junior and senior… team captain as a senior… District 13 and Region 4 Champion in the 400-meters as a senior… finished second in the 400-meters (53.73), and ran the anchor leg of the runner-up 4×800-meter relay and fourth-place 4×400-meter relay to lead Miami Central to a sixth-place finish at the Class 3A-4A State Championships as a senior…won a bronze medal in the 400-meters at the 2003 USATF Junior Olympics…member of state champion 4×800 relay her junior year (9:29)… finished third in the 400-meters at the State Championships as a sophomore and junior… on principal’s honor roll senior year… coached by John Rolle.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ginou Etienne… born January 12, 1985… daughter of Alina Etienne… has three siblings, Patrick (25), Esther (20), and Nerline (11)… Biology major… plans to become a physical therapist… attended same high school as former hurricane running back Willis McGahee… … enjoys creative writing, tap dancing, and playing the piano in her free time.

 

Ginou Etienne’s Personal Bests

Event Time/Mark Location Date
400-meters (i) 52.65 Fayetteville, AR 3/11/05
500-meters (i) 1:11.48 Syracuse, NY 2/22/04
400-meters (o) 51.94 Gainesville, FL 5/29/04
800-meters (o) 2:06.14 Coral Gables, FL 4/15/06

Source: U of M Track

Ginou is representing, Haiti, in the 29th Olympiad at the Beijing Games in China. She is a four time All-American athlete who excelled in the 4×400 relay, and the 400m. Her specialty is the sprints, and she is a local high school phenom in the Miami-Dade county area.

She attended William H. Turner Technical Arts in high school. Certainly, Ginou has tremendous support from fans, family & friends throughout Miami and all of Florida. This is her first olympic experience, hopefully not the last for this multi talented sprinter.

GO GINOU REPRESENT….

ALLEZ GINOU REPRESENTE’…..

 G

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    • Congratulations Ginou, you make me proud as Haitian. May God bless you. I’ll Keep you in my prayer.

      Go Ginou!

      Waldoph Thimotee

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