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Kim Perkins

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clovis, N.M.

High School:
Clovis HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Hurdles

Experience:
3L

Track & Field Honors
• All-Midwest Region (400m Hurdles - '09)
• Outdoor All-MWC (400m Hurdles - '09)
• Indoor All-MWC (DMR - '09)

NEW MEXICO:
All-MWC and all-Midwest region honoree who has established herself as one of the top 400-meter hurdlers in New Mexico history...is one of three women at UNM to run under one minute in the event (No. 3 all-time)...has improved her best in the event by nearly three seconds since her freshman season...has indoor and outdoor redshirt seasons available...three-time Academic All-MWC.

2009:
(outdoor)
Turned in a career season in the 400 hurdles, capped by a spot on the all-NCAA Midwest Region team (8th) and MWC bronze medal...was the first UNM woman ever to qualify for regionals in the event...ran under 61 seconds three times on the year, including a career-best 59.88 to finish second at Cal's Brutus Hamilton Invitational (April 24)...time was the best by a Lobo since 1986 and moved her up to third on the school's all-time performers list...clocked an altitude adjusted 1:00.36 to finish 3rd at the MWC meet in Laramie, Wyo. and earned a spot in the Midwest Regional finals with a prelim time of 1:00.04 (8th)...also led the team in the 400 meters (58.54) and was the top leg on the 4x400 relay team...14 individual races with wins in the 400 hurdles (at UTEP) and 400 (UNM Don Kirby Invite)...2 relay appearances as well...Academic All-MWC.

(indoor) Ranked No. 2 on the team in both the 200 (career-best 25.29) and 400...career-best 400 time of 58.17 in the New Mexico Classic (Feb. 7)...seven individual races and two relay appearances...ran the 400-meter leg for the MWC runner-up Lobo distance medley relay team.

2008:
(outdoor)
Capped her season with a 7th place (1:01.73) finish in the 400m hurdles at the MWC Championships...she was the first Lobo to score in the event at the MWC meet since 2001...raced 6 times in the 400 hurdles, recording a season-best and team-leading time of 1:01.41 (10th MWC) at Arizona State...it was the fastest time by a Lobo since `01...won the event in the season-opener at ASU...member of the Lobos' top 4x400 team and subbed for injured Sandy Fortner on the 4x100 relay in the school's first NCAA Regional appearance in the event (11th)...Academic All-MWC.

(indoor) 5 individual races and helped the DMR team place 5th at the MWC Championships...2nd on the team with top times of 1:01.06 in the 400 and 26.13 in the 200.

2007:
(outdoor)
Led the team (13th MWC) in the 400m hurdles with a top time of 1:02.56 - the best by a Lobo in 5 years - recorded in the MWC Championship prelims (10th)...No. 2 on the team in the 100 hurdles (15.32)...helped the Lobo 4x400 relay team clock its 3rd-fastest time of the season...13 individual races in 7 meets...7 top-5 finishes...Academic All-MWC.

(indoor) Competed in 12 individual races, doubling in the 60m hurdles and 200 in 6 meet appearances...also ran with the 4x400 relay team 4 times...season-bests of 9.30 in the hurdles and 26.21 in the 200.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2006 graduate of Clovis (N.M.) High School...two-time 5A state 300-meter hurdles champion for head coach Darrell Ray...clocked a winning time of 44.45 as a senior...runner-up in the 100m hurdles (15.72) as a senior, missing the title by two-hundredths of a second...helped the Wildcats capture the '06 state championship...3-time qualifier for the USA National Junior Olympic Championships...recorded a career-best 400m hurdles time of 1:05.67 in a 2nd place f`inish in the summer of `06 at the Region 10 Junior Olympic Championships and won the event in '05...set the school triple jump record as well...also a 2-year letterwinner for the CHS volleyball team.

PERSONAL:
Born in Milwaukee, Wisc...full name is Kimberly Elaine Perkins...daughter of Freddie and Mae Perkins...has two siblings: Timothy and Robin...major is Architecture.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
400m Hurdles: 59.88

COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR
400m: 58.17

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