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
Full name Carol Ann Rodríguez Taylor
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 31)
Pomona, California
Occupation radio personality on Dash Radio.
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  Puerto Rico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200m, 400m
Updated on 4 January 2015.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Taylor.

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

Carol Rodríguez is currently[when?] the Host of Sports Run and Then Some on iCraft Radio on Dash Radio.

Career[edit]

Rodríguez competed in both the 200 and 400 metres at the 2008 Olympic Games, and the 400 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 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]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor
100 m 11.28 s (wind: +1.3 m/s) United States New York, New York 30 May 2009
200 m 22.23 s (wind: +1.8 m/s) United States Provo, Utah 26 May 2006
400 m 51.39 s United States Los Angeles, California 3 May 2008
Indoor
60 m 7.44 s United States Pullman, Washington 27 Jan 2007
200 m 22.77 s United States Fayetteville, Arkansas 10 Mar 2006
400 m 54.14 s United States College Station, Texas 11 Feb 2012

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Puerto Rico
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 4 × 400 m 3:44.87
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 15th (h) 100 m 12.11 (+0.4 m/s)
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 100 m 11.40 (+1.0 m/s)
3rd 200 m 23.27 (+0.5 m/s)
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 100 m 11.47 (-0.3 m/s)
4th (h)1 200 m 23.31 w (+2.5 m/s)
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th (sf) 100 m 11.78 (+0.6 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m 43.81
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 13th (h) 400 m 53.64 A
4th 4 × 100 m 44.34 A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 40th (h) 200 m 24.07 (-0.4 m/s)
36th (h) 400 m 53.08
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd 100 m 11.38 (+0.8 m/s)
4th 200m 23.61 (-1.2 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m 44.08
World Championships Berlin, Germany 32nd (h) 100m 11.64 (-0.1 m/s)
29th (h) 200m 23.54 (+0.1 m/s)
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 4th 100m 11.57 (+0.1 m/s)
3rd 200m 23.54 (+0.5 m/s)
4 × 100 m DQ
4 × 400 m DQ
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th 100 m 11.56 (0.0 m/s)
2nd 200 m 23.37 (-0.9 m/s)
4 × 100 m DQ
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 12th (h) 200m 23.98 (+0.1 m/s)
4 × 100 m DNF
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (sf) 400m 52.08
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 6th 200m 23.69 A (-0.6 m/s)
7th 400m 53.81 A
4th 4 × 400 m 3:38.13 A
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 12th (B) 4 × 100 m 43.99
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 4th 4 × 100 m 44.33 A
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 6th 4 × 400 m 3:33.16
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 3rd (sf) 200m 23.85 (-0.4 m/s)
6th 400m 53.61
2nd 4 × 100 m 43.51
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 400 m 52.46
1st 4 × 100 m 43.55

1: Did not start in the final.

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