Kirsten Nieuwendam

Kirsten Nieuwendam


Paramaribo, Suriname

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Last College:
Penn State



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2014 (Senior):
• All-American Athletic Conference selection (indoor)
• 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