Ginnie Crawford

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Ginnie Crawford
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States
IAAF World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Athens 100 m hurdles

Virginia Crawford (née Powell; born September 7, 1983) is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the sprint hurdles.

She began her international track career at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Athletics, and she reached the final of the 100 meter hurdles competition. She won her first major medal at the 2006 IAAF World Cup, finishing in 12.90 seconds. She first competed in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2005, and reached the final of the sprint hurdles competition at the 2007 and 2009 editions, finishing fifth and sixth respectively.[1]

Powell is a two-time US national champion over the 100 meter hurdles, winning the title in 2006 and 2007.[2][3] She was also a successful collegiate athlete, winning two NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships while a student at the University of Southern California. At the 2006 NCAA meet, she finished the semi-finals in 12.55 seconds (breaking Gail Devers' collegiate record) and won the final the following day in 12.48 seconds, setting a world-leading time.[4][5]

In 2010, she married Shawn Crawford.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
55 metres hurdles 7.71 Los Angeles, California, United States February 15, 2003
60 metres hurdles 7.84 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States March 10, 2006
100 metres hurdles 12.45 New York City, New York, United States June 2, 2007
60 metres 7.21 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States March 10, 2006
100 metres 11.10 Eugene, Oregon, United States May 14, 2006
200 metres 23.29 Los Angeles, California, United States April 29, 2006
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.


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