Chauntae Bayne-Hackett - Pac-10 Track Athlete Of The Week

April 10, 2006

Walnut Creek, Ca - Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, a sophomore from Ft. Worth, Texas, is off to a fast start for the Cardinal outdoor track & field team in 2006.

Last weekend at the 79th annual Texas Relays, Bayne-Hackett ran the second-fastest 100 meter time in school history with a time of 11.26 to finish third in a strong field. Her time also ranks ninth all-time on the Pac-10 career chart.

Bayne-Hackett's career-best at the start of the outdoor season was an 11.81. However in the 100 meter prelims at the Texas Relays, Bayne-Hackett lowered that time to 11.46. Then she moved even faster with a time of 11.26 in the final. The school record remains 11.16 by Chryste Gaines in 1992.

Bayne-Hackett didn't rest on her laurels. She also contributed to season-best times as a member of the 400 meter relay (44.37) and the 1600 meter relay (3:33.23) in Austin.

For her efforts, Bayne-Hackett was named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

Bayne-Hackett is coming off an outstanding 2006 indoor season. Bayne-Hackett set school records in the indoor 60 meters (7.21) and the 200 meters (22.77) at the NCAA Indoor Championship. Her third place finish at the NCAA's earned her her first All-American honor.

Bayne-Hackett also ran the third leg on Stanford's winning 1600 meter relay team at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship. The time of 3:36.80 was second-best in school history.

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