Natalie Russell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Calif.

High School:
Campolindo HS '04

Height:
5-9

Position:
Hurdles

Major:
Human Development

2007: Placed 5th in both 100 hurdles (15.06) and 400 hurdles (1:04.14) at Div. I Independent Championships... Hit PR of 14.83 in 100 hurdles prelim heat, 10th in school outdoor history... Best 400 hurdles time was 1:03.10 in Fresno State Dual, barely missing school top 10 list... Ran indoor 60 hurdles twice, posting season-best 9.29 at Husky Classic.

2006: Placed 6th in 400 hurdles (1:05.40) at Div. I independent meet... Hit season-best 1:04.94 in prelims... Also ran second leg of 3rd-place 4x400 relay (3:54.06)... Competed in 100 hurdles twice, crossing in 15.39 during Sac State Open.

2005: Finished 7th in 400 hurdles at Div. I Independent meet, hitting season-best 1:05.51 in prelims... Previous best was 1:05.58, set at All-Cal Challenge... Also hit 100 hurdles best (15.43) at All-Cal meet.

CAMPOLINDO HS '04: Standout in both soccer and track & field... Set school records in 100 hurdles (15.15) and as part of 4x100 relay (49.43)... Three-time All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honoree in track... Served as team captain in soccer, helping team to two North Coast Section championships.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif.... Majoring in human development, hopes for career in teaching and coaching... Parents are Bob & Robin Russell... Recently engaged to Justin Smith, whom she lists as her non-sports hero... Sports hero is former teammate Emily Azevedo.