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Kristen Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Owings Mills, Md.

High School:
McDonogh School

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height:
5-4

Event:
Hurdles/Pole Vault

Kristen Brown

06/14/2014

SDSU T&F Ties for 12th at NCAA Championships

T&F: SDSU ties for 12th at NCAA Championships

06/13/2014

Shanieka Thomas Wins Third NCAA Triple Jump Title

Shanieka Thomas wins third NCAA triple jump title

06/12/2014

Allison Reaser in 5th in Heptathlon at NCAA Champs

Allison Reaser in 5th in heptathlon at NCAA Champs

06/10/2014

No. 16 T&F Set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

No. 16 T&F set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/09/2014

Shanieka Thomas Earns Another West Region Accolade

T&F: Thomas earns another west region accolade

As of July 16, 2014

* Three-time MW Indoor Track and Field Champion (2013-14 60 Hurdles, 2013 Pole Vault)
* Three-time MW Outdoor Track and Field Champion (2013-14 Pole Vault, 2014 100 Hurdles)
* Five-time all-MW Outdoor Track and Field Team (2013-14 100 Hurdles, 2013-14 Pole Vault, 2014 4x100 Relay)
* Three-time all-MW Indoor Track and Field Team (2013-14 60 Hurdles, 2013 Pole Vault)
* Two-time Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team (2013-14)

Collegiate Bests
60 Meters:
7.81 (Feb. 2, 2013 at New Mexico Classic - Albuquerque, N.M.)
200 Meters (Indoor): 26.17 (Feb. 4, 2011 at Virginia Tech Elite Meet - Blacksburg, Va.)
200 Meters (Outdoor): 25.87 (March 15, 2013 at Aztec Invitational - San Diego, Calif.)
60-Meter Hurdles: 8.28 (two times, most recent Feb. 28, 2014 at MW Championships - USAF Academy, Colo.)
100-Meter Hurdles: 13.37 (May 17, 2014 at MW Championships - Laramie, Wyo.)
Pole Vault (Indoor): 13-10.00 (Feb. 8, 2013 at Don Kirby Elite Invitational - Albuquerque, N.M.)
Pole Vault (Outdoor): 14-00.00 (March 9, 2013 at San Diego Championships - La Jolla, Calif.)

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2014:
16th (13-03.50 - Pole Vault)

NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (Outdoor)
2014:
T-1st (13-07.00 - Pole Vault) | -- (Competed - 100-Meter Hurdles)
2013: T-18th (12-08.00 - Pole Vault) | 20th (13.65 - 100-Meter Hurdles)

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2014:
1st (13.37 - 100-Meter Hurdles) | 1st (13-07.00 - Pole Vault) | 2nd (45.14 - 4x100-Meter Relay)
2013: 1st (13-07.25 - Pole Vault) | 2nd (13.60 - 100-Meter Hurdles)

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2011:
T-7th (12-02.00 - Pole Vault) | 8th (13.92 - 100-Meter Hurdles)

Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships
2014:
1st (8.31 - 100-Meter Hurdles) | -- (Competed - Pole Vault)
2013: 1st (8.40 - 100-Meter Hurdles) | 1st (13-07.25 - Pole Vault)

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Indoor Track and Field Championships
2012:
3rd (13-05.75 - Pole Vault) | 6th (8.38 - 60-Meter Hurdles)
2011: T-9th (12-01.50 - Pole Vault) | 11th (8.50 - 60-Meter Hurdles)

2013-14
Outdoor Track and Field:
Finished another fine season with an appearance in her first-ever NCAA championship meet, taking 16th in the pole vault on June 13 with a mark of 13-03.50 ... this came after she tied for first at the NCAA West Prelims (May 29) in the event at 13-07.00, never failing to make a height in the competition ... also qualified for the prelims in the 100 hurdles, where she was 12th in the prelims (13.67) on May 30 and did not finish the finals a day later ... additionally ran a left of the 4x100-meter relay, which finished 19th in 45.64 ... had one of the best performances at the MW Championships (May 16-17), winning both the 100 hurdles (13.37) and pole vault (12-10.25), and running a leg of the runner-up 4x100 relay (45.14) ... the 13.37 in the 100 hurdles was the 10th-fastest time in program history, while the 45.14 clocking in the 4x100 tied for the ninth fastest ... ended up being undefeated in the pole vault in the outdoor season until the NCAA Championships ... made her outdoor debut at the UCSD Collegiate on March 15, posting a season-best mark in the pole vault of 13-08.25 ... won both the 100 hurdles (13.62) and pole vault (12-09.50) at the Cal/Nevada Championships on April 4-5 ... captured the pole vault title at the Mt. SAC Relays (open) on April 18 in 13-07.25 and was seventh in the 100 hurdles (open) in 13.76 (April 21) ... also was sixth in the 100 hurdles at the Drake Relays on April 26.

Indoor Track and Field: Competed in four meets over the indoor season, culminating with a win in the 100-meter hurdles at the MW Championships on March 1 in 8.31 seconds ... the day before she ran an 8.28 in the prelims, which was the second-fastest time in school history ... began the season at the Cherry & Silver Invite on Jan. 25, taking fifth in the 60 hurdles (8.46) and pole vault (13-02.25), and 30th in the open 60 meters (7.85) ... tied for second in the pole vault (12-08.25) at the Howie Ryan Invite on Jan. 31 and took third a day later in the 60 hurdles in 8.46 ... competed at the Don Kirby Elite on Feb. 15, setting a season-best in the pole vault (13-05.75) in a sixth-place finish and running a 8.32 (third place) in the 60-hurdle prelims.

2012-13
Outdoor Track and Field:
Had an outstanding first season at SDSU after transferring from Virginia Tech ... set outdoor PR's in all three individual events she competed in (200, 100-meter hurdles hurdles and pole vault) ... a versatile athlete, who qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in both the 100 hurdles and the pole vault ... ended up finishing 20th in the hurdles (13.65) on May 25 after tying for 17th in the preliminary heats (13.86) on May 24, and tied for 18th in the pole vault (12-08.00) on May 24 ... captured the pole vault title at the MW Championships (13-07.25) and was second in the 100 hurdles (13.60), earning all-conference accolades in both events ... made her outdoor debut at the San Diego Championships on March 9, where she won the pole vault in 14-00.00, the third-best mark in school history ... was fourth in both the invitational 100 hurdles (14.17) and the invitational pole vault (12-08.75) at the Aztec Invitational on March 16 ... also ran the open 200, taking 14th in 25.87 on March 15 ... won the 100 hurdles prelims (13.82) and finals (13.85) at the Cal/Nevada Championships on March 29-30, and was the runner-up in the pole vault (12-07.50) ... took third in the open 100 hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19) and a wind-aided time of 13.56 and came in sixth in the open 'A' section of the pole vault (13-03.50) ... came in eighth in the finals of the 100 hurdles championship (13.69) at the Penn Relays on April 27, a day after taking seventh in the 100 hurdles heats (13.68) ... also was a member of the rarely-run shuttle hurdles relay team, which was seventh in the championship heat on April 26 with a time of 1:00.45.

Indoor Track and Field: Had a solid first indoor campaign with the Aztecs, finishing with six victories ... won two MW titles at the indoor championships in the 60 hurdles (8.40) and the pole vault (13-06.25) from Feb. 22-23 ... ran an 8.28 in the 60 hurdles prelims, which was the second-fastest time in school history ... made her debut at the Cherry and Silver Invitational on Jan. 19, finishing fourth in both the 60 hurdles (8.56) and pole vault (12-11.50) ... was runner-up in both the 60 hurdles (8.40) and pole vault (13-07.25) at the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 8, and tied for 14th in the 60 (7.81) ... came in third in the 60 hurdles in 8.35 at the Don Kirby Elite Invititational (Feb. 8) and tied for fifth in the pole vault at 13-10.00 ... the 13-10.00 was the fifth-best mark in program history ... tried to qualify for both the NCAA Championships in both the 60 hurdles and pole vault at Washington's Final Qualifier on March 1, but did improve her marks despite winning in 8.40 and 13-05.00.

2011-12 (at Virginia Tech)
Outdoor Track and Field:
Redshirted her final season at Virginia Tech.

Indoor Track and Field: Finished third in the pole vault at the ACC Championship with a personal best clearance of 13-5.75 (4.11m), helping the Hokies sweep the event ... placed sixth in the 60 meter hurdles at the ACC Meet in a personal best 8.38 ... won the unseeded pole vault at the VT Challenge (13-1.5, 4.00m) ... Took first in the 60 meter hurdles at the Hokie Invitational (8.45) ... Raised her PR in the pole vault three times during the season.

2010-11 (at Virginia Tech)
Outdoor Track and Field:
Led the team in the 100-meter hurdles, earning a season best at the ACC Championships (13.92) ... also set season bests in the 200-meter dash (25.56) and the pole vault (12-9.5, 3.90m).

Indoor Track and Field: Led the team in the 60-meter hurdles, running a season-best 8.39 at the VT Final Qualifier ... posted a season best in the pole vault at the VT Final Qualifier (12-9.5, 3.90m).

High School
Ranked second nationally in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.97 ... 2010 IAAM Champion in the 55-meter hurdles ... 2009 Baltimore Sun All Metro Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Year ... 2009 Outdoor USA World Youth Trials Finalist in the 100-meter hurdles ... 2009 Nike Outdoor All-American in the 100-meter hurdles ... Placed sixth in the 55-meter hurdles at the 2009 Nike Indoor Championships ... Runner up in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 USATF Youth Championships and the 2006 USATF Junior Championships ... Was a Level 9 USAG Gymnast in 2006.

Personal
Kristen Angelita Brown was born May 16, 1992 in Columbia, Md. ... daughter of Keith Brown, Sr., and Benita Brown ... father, Keith, Sr., ran track at Villanova, while brother, Keith, Jr., ran at UMBC ... picked Virginia Tech out of high school over Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Michigan State ... is majoring in communcation.