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    Kinshasa Davis
    Kinshasa Davis

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Carson, Calif.

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    100m, 200m, 400m, Relays

    2001 All-American--200m, 400m Relay, 1600m Relay
    2001 Pac-10 Champion--400m Relay
    2001 Pac-10 Finalist--100m, 200m
    No. 2 on All-Time USC 200m Chart--22.69
    No. 6 on All-Time USC 100m Chart--11.39

    THIS YEAR: Senior Kinshasa Davis is a six-time All-American and one of the top sprinters in Women of Troy history.

    2001: As a junior, Davis was a key element in USC's first-ever NCAA team title ... Her third place finish in the 200m (23.32) at the NCAAs clinched the victory for the Women of Troy, putting second-place UCLA out of reach going into the final event ... Also ran the anchor leg on USC's NCAA runner up 400m relay squad that tied a season best with a time of 43.64 ... Ran on USC's 1600m-relay squad that ran a season-best 3:30.84 in the semifinals and 3:36.66 to take seventh in the finals at the NCAAs ... Finish third at the Pac-10s in both the 100m (11.69) and 200m (23.32) ... Had a brilliant performance at the UCLA dual meet, running a PR 11.39 to take third in the 100m and blazing an NCAA-automatic 22.98 to win the 200m.

    2000: Davis burst on to the collegiate track scene with a vengeance as a sophomore ... She finished second in the 200m at the NCAAs--the highest finish in the 200m at the NCAAs ever by a USC woman-- and second in the same event at the Pac-10s ... Also finished fourth in the 100m at the Pac-10s (11.42w) ... She anchored USC's 400m relay that ran a nation-leading time of 43.14 to win the NCAA title (the time was fourth-fastest in the world at the time) ... She ran what was then the nation's top-time in the 200m, a PR 22.69, at the Mt. SAC Relays and followed that up with a season-best 53.04 in the 400m at the USTCA Invitational.

    1999: Davis started slowly due to minor injuries, but highlighted her redshirt freshman season with a dramatic come-from-behind final leg on USC's school and Pac-10 record-setting 1,600m relay (3:28.08) that overtook UCLA to finish second behind Texas at the NCAA Championships ... Finished fourth in the 400m (54.11) at the Pac-10s ... Won the 400m at the North Carolina Invitational with a season-best time of 53.22.

    1998: Redshirted.

    HIGH SCHOOL: While at Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson High, Davis ran the second-fastest prep 200m indoor time in history (23.73) at the 1997 Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho ... Anchored Wilson's 4x200m and 4x400 relay teams to national indoor high school records of 1:36.55 and 3:42.7 at the 1997 National Scholastic Indoor Championships in Boston ... Was the top-ranked 400m runner on Track & Field News' 1997 Women's Prep All-America Team ... Finished second in the 1997 Track & Field News High School Women's Athlete of the Year voting ... Was the 1997 state champion in the 200m and 400m and named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year ... Was also a Junior Pan-American Games champion in the 200m and 4x100m relay ... Capped an undefeated junior season in 1996 by running the year's fastest 400m time in the nation (52.67) to win the California state championship ... Anchored Wilson's 4x400m relay team to a national high school record of 3:37.38 as a junior at the 1996 National Scholastic Outdoor Championships in Raleigh, N.C. ... Clocked the nation's fifth-fastest time of 1996 in the 200m (23.60).

    PERSONAL: Kinshasa was born in Paramount, Calif., on July 10, 1979 ... She is majoring in social sciences with an emphasis in history at USC.

    CAREER BESTS: 200m -- 22.69; 400m -- 53.04; 100m -- 11.39