Kirsten Nieuwendam

Kirsten Nieuwendam

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Paramaribo, Suriname

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Last College:
Penn State

Position:
Sprints

07/23/2014

UCF Track and Field Earns Academic Accolades

Five Knights garnered All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA

06/10/2014

Hunger Games

UCF track and field junior Kirsten Nieuwendam competed in her first Olympic Games at the age of 16.

01/16/2014

UCF Track and Field to Open Season at Kentucky Invitational

Knights will head to Lexington, Ky. for first indoor test

Personal Bests
600M: 1:36.09 (In)
800M: 2:14.51 (In); 2:11.34 (Out)
1500M: 4:51.05 (Out)
Mile: 5:22.83 (In)

2014 (Junior):
• USTFCCCAA All-American Second Team (4x400)
• 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

While at 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

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