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Rowsha LaBranche
Rowsha LaBranche

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook

Event:
Sprints


2006 Highlights: Posted UIC's top times in the 200- and 400-meter dash during the outdoor season...clocked a time of 58.61 in the 400-meter dash at the Indy Relays on April 15...crossed the line in a season-best 26.07 in the 200-meter race at the Illinois Open on April 22...competed in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, as well as the high jump, for UIC during the indoor campaign...team's top performer in the 400-meter dash and the high jump...took fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a personal best time of 58.45...also took sixth in the high jump at the league championships, clearing the bar at 1.52m...set her season-best mark of 1.53m in the high jump in a sixth-place finish at the Purdue Invite on Jan. 14th...took third in the 200-meter dash in 26.86 at the Lewis Invite on Feb. 11th.

2005 Highlights: Garnered a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash (58.66) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...took home a third-place mark in the 400-meter dash (58.6), and added UIC's second-fastest indoor 200-meter dash (26.19) time at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-Up on Feb. 19th...won the 400-meter dash (59.83) and added a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash (26.42) at the Lewis Invitational on Feb. 12th...captured the 400-meter dash (1:00.16) and placed third in the 200-meter dash (26.47) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational on Feb. 5th...picked up a pair of fourth-place marks in the 200-meter dash (26.43) and as a member of the 4x400 relay (4:14.52) at the Purdue Invitational on Jan. 15th...turned in three, top-two finishes at the University of Chicago Open on Jan. 8th, including the 200-meter dash (1st, 26.5), 400-meter dash (2nd, 1:02.27) and as a member of the 4x400 relay (2nd, 4:16.62)...raced to a team-season best time of 58.52 in the 400-meter dash at the Alex Wilson Invitational...ran a leg of the second-place, 4x100 relay (49.0) at the Redbird Invitational...placed second overall in the 400-meter dash (57.4) at the Wheaton Invitational...was a member of the school-record, second-place, 4x400 relay (3:53.51) at the Chicagoland Championships...set UIC's second-fastest outdoor times in both the 200-meter dash (25.73) and 400-meter dash (57.4) at the Chicagoland Championships.

2004 Highlights: Named the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Newcomer of the Year...finished third overall in the 200-meter dash (26.44) at the Chicago Pentangular...won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.91 at the Lewis Indoor Qualifier...placed third in the 400-meter dash (59.98) at the Lewis Indoor Invitational...earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (26.18) at the Alex Wilson Invitational...won the 400-meter dash (58.27), finished second in the 200-meter dash (25.74) and ran a leg of the winning 4x100 (47.99) and 4x400 (3:57.62) relay teams at the Elmhurst Invitational...ran a leg of the third-place, 4x100 relay (47.8) at the Butler Twilight...finished fourth overall in the 400-meter dash (57.68) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field for Bolingbrook...holds the school record in both the 100-meter dash (12.1) and 200-meter dash (25.4)...served as track and field captain for three sasons...named 2003 Bolingbrook Athlete of the Year as a senior...selected as Bolingbrook Student/Athlete of the Year...was a four-time All-Conference track and field selection...qualified for state in track and field as a freshman, sophomore and senior...was a two-time All-Conference selection in basketball...earned 10 varsity letters...served as senior class president...was a member of the National Honor Society... daughter of Elwin and Rowsha LaBranche...born October 20, 1984...major is biological sciences.

Career Best Indoor Times
55-Meter Dash: 7.55 (1/10/04)
60-Meter Dash: 8.12 (2/29/04)
200-Meter Dash: 26.02 (2/29/04)
400-Meter Dash: 58.07 (2/29/04)

Career Best Outdoor Times 100-Meter Dash: 12.84 (4/3/04) 200-Meter Dash: 25.47 (5/6/04) 400-Meter Dash: 57.40 (4/16/05)

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