Carol Rodríguez

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Carol Rodríguez
Carol Rodriguez at Josef Odlozil Memorial in Prague 14June2010 059.jpg
Carol Rodríguez at the 2010 Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague
Personal information
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 28)
Pomona, California
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Country  Puerto Rico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m

Carol Rodríguez (born 26 December 1985 in Pomona, California) is a Puerto Rican sprinter. Her mother was African American from New Orleans, and her father grew up in Yauco, Puerto Rico.[1]


Rodríguez competed in both the 200 and 400 metres at the 2008 Olympic Games, but without reaching the final round.[2]

She has 22.23 seconds in the 200 meters, achieved in May 2006 in Provo; 51.39 seconds in the 400 meters, achieved in June 2008 in Des Moines; 11.28 seconds in the 100 meters, achieved in May 2009 in New York City; and 7.56 seconds in the 60 metres, achieved in January 2006 in Pullman.[2]

Rodríguez grew up in Southern California, attending Western High School in Anaheim, California for her first three years. At the 2003 CIF California State Meet, she finished third in the 100 metres behind Allyson Felix and Shalonda Solomon as a junior, but did not make it back to the meet her senior year after she transferred to Long Beach Wilson High School.[3]

She next went to the University of Southern California majoring in sociology. At the 2006 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships she finished third in the 100m, fourth in the 200m and anchored USC's third place 4x100 metres relay team. The relay team repeated their third place finish in 2007, while Rodriguez finished fourth in the 100m.[4] She holds the USC school record in the 200m (surpassing World Champion Inger Miller) and 400m.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2004 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Coatzacoalcos, México 3rd 100 m 11.73   (0.6 m/s)
5th 200 m 24.24 w   (2.7 m/s)
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:44.87
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd 100 m 11.38
5th 4 x 100 m 44.08