Kirsten Nieuwendam

Kirsten  Nieuwendam

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paramaribo, Suriname

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Last College:
Penn State

Event:
Sprints

03/24/2015

Nieuwendam Notches Honor

Kirsten Nieuwendam named AAC Track Athlete of the Week

03/21/2015

Good Start

The UCF Track and Field team opened outdoor season with a victory

01/30/2015

DMR Record Goes Down

UCF sets the school record in the distance medley relay for second time this season

01/24/2015

Knights Win Joe Donahue Games

Anne-Marie Blaney sets new 3,000 meter record

01/16/2015

Knights Break Distance Medley Record

UCF's distance medley team won in a new school record time of 11:44.19

Personal Bests
60M: 7.47
100M: 11.68
200M: 24.07 (In); 23.47 (Out)
400M: 54.15 (In); 54.64 (Out)

2015 (Senior)
· Competed in five meets during the indoor season
· Placed sixth in the 60M at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship
· Recorded a personal best time of 7.47 in the 60M during prelims at the AAC Championship
· Won the 60M at the Joe Donahue Games in 7.48 seconds
· Also won the 200M at the Joe Donahue Games, finishing in a season-best 24.47 seconds
· Was a member of the Knights' 4x400 meter relay team that won the AAC Title in 3:39.15
· First Team All-Conference (4x400)

2014 (Junior)
· USTFCCCAA All-American Second Team (4x400)
· USTFCCCAA All-Academic
· All-American Athletic Conference First Team (4x400)
· Represented UCF at the NCAA Championship in the 4x100 and earned 11th with a time of 44.45
· NCAA East Preliminary participant in the 400 meters and 4x100
· Qualified for the NCAA Championships with the 4x100 relay team with a mark of 44.54
· Helped the 4x100 relay team finish first at The American Outdoor Championship iwht a 44.87
· Posted a season-best 11.93 in the 400M semifinals of The American Outdoor Championship
· All-American Athletic Conference Indoor Second Team (4x400)
· Helped UCF's 4x400 relay team take silver at the American Indoor Championships in a season-best 3:38.14
· Competed in the 400M at the American Indoor Championships, clocking 56.56

Prior to UCF (Penn State: 2011-12)
· Competed for Suriname at the 2012 London Olympic Games, placing eighth in her preliminary heat of the 200M
· Experience was her second Olympic appearance after representing Suriname at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
· A member of the Nittany Lions' 13th-place and Second Team All-America 4x400 squad at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships
· Qualified for the 2012 NCAA East Preliminary Round in both the 100M and 200M, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals in the 200M
· Had a sensational year at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, finishing third in the 200M (23.52) and eighth in the 100M while also helping the the 4x400 relay to a runner-up standing and scoring points with the 4x100 relay in sixth place
· Placed second in the 400M at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a PR 54.15 and was also a member of the Lions' runner-up 4x400 relay (3:35.80)
· At the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, ran collegiate PR 11.68 in the 100M prelims
· Redshirted the 2011 indoor season

Prior to College
· Represented Suriname at the 2007, 2008 and 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
· Spent her senior year at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recording a personal-best 7.60 for 60-meters at Nike Indoor Nationals - the best time by a Florida prep in 2010
· Finished second in the 200M and fourth in the 4x400 relay at the FHSAA 4A State Finals
· Clocked a personal-best 23.86 to win the 200M at the FHSAA 4A District 12 Championships
· Also competed in the 100M and 200M at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Personal
· Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Coaching

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