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Chasity Ross
 Chasity Ross

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Miss.

High School:
Columbus H.S.

Height:
5-9

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
10/30/1987

2009: Redshirted

2008 (Junior): Indoor:
Recorded times of 1:05.03 at the Frank Sevigne Invitational and 1:01.23 at the C-USA Championships in the 400-meter dash...finished 15th in the 600m at the Frank Sevigne Invitational, 1:38.71. Outdoor: Placed third in the 400-meter hurdles at the UTEP Invitational (season-best 1:04.12) and at the Don Kirby Invitational...eighth at the Springtime Invitational with a time of 1:07.95...finished 11th in the 100m hurdles, 16.74, at the UTEP Invitational.

2007 (Sophomore):
Indoor: Participated in the prelims twice during the season in the 200-meter dash and three times in the 400-meter dash ... personal best in the 200 during prelims of the conference meet (26.68) and in the 400 at the Tyson Invite (1:02.12) ... placed 16th in the in the 400 at the Lobo Invitational on Jan. 20. Outdoor: Took gold in the 400 hurdles at both the Springtime Invitational and the NMSU Spring Classic with times of 1:06.84 and 1:06.82, respectively ... sixth at the UTEP Invitational (1:04.91) ... finished eighth at C-USA Championships.

2006 (Freshman): Indoor: Competed in the prelims of the 400 at the C-USA Championships ... ran the 200 and 400 at the ISU Classic on Feb. 10-11 ... also ran the 400 at the Lobo Invitational and the Husker Invitational. Outdoor: Competed in the prelims of the 400 relay at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... third as part of the 400 relay at the C-USA Championships, running a season-best 45.55 ... ran the prelims of the 400 relay at the Drake Relays ... third as part of the 400 relay at the UTEP Invitational on April 15 ... runner-up as part of the 400 relay at the Springtime Invitational.

Before UTEP: Lettered in basketball, volleyball, cheerleading and track and field in each of her four years at Columbus ... ran track for coach Yvonne Hamston ... Columbus track and field MVP during her junior and senior years ... district, regional and north champion in 2005 and 2006 in the 300 hurdles ... took the bronze in the 300 hurdles in the state of Mississippi as a senior ... earned All-District honors in basketball ... twice named Columbus' volleyball MVP ... earned All-American honors in cheerleading ... graduated in the top-five percent of her class with honors ... National Honor Society vice president ... class president all four years ... homecoming and prom queen at Columbus ... member of the Beta Club.

Personal: Full name is Chasity Monique Ross ... majoring in speech pathology ... daughter of Tommie and Mary Ross ... has three brothers (Jeremy, Jamesheon, Jamory) and three sisters (Ebony, Teresa, Tammy) ... born Oct. 30, 1987, in Columbus, Miss.

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