|High School:||Central HS|
Awards: Two-time NCAA East Regional qualifier in 2011 and 2012...Four-time All-CAA performer...Three-time CAA individual champion, twice in the 100m hurdles and once in the 400m hurdles...2012 CAA Most Outstanding Track Performer...2011 CAA Rookie of the Year.
Outdoor Track and Field 2014: Came back from injury to compete in final five meets of season and ran a 13.75 time in the 100m hurdles to finish fourth and score points for GSU in the Sun Belt Championships...Had come back slowly with a 14.39 first-meet time in her return at Troy and continued to lower her time, but was not able to get back down to the 13.50 times she had run earlier in her career.
Outdoor Track and Field 2013: Did not compete during indoor or outdoor track seasons.
Outdoor Track and Field 2012: Named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the CAA Championships...Won both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles at the conference meet to score 20 points in a third-place finish for the women...Also ran a leg of the 4x400m relay which finished third in the conference...Qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet in the 100m hurdles...Finished second in both the 100m hurdles (14.61) and 400m hurdles (1:03.73) at the Southern Invitational...Placed second in the 100m hurdles (14.10), was eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:05.47) and ran a leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:46.73) at the Georgia Intercollegiate...Won the 100m hurdles in 13.91 and ran a leg of the winning 4x200m relay at the UGA Relays...At the Yellow Jacket Invite, won the 100m hurdles in 13.56 and finished fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:01.17...Placed third in the 100m hurdles (13:78) and fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:01.85) at the Mississippi Open...Finished sixth in the 100m hurdles (13.55) at the War Eagle Invite, where she also participated in the 200m (24.80) and 4x100m relay races.
Indoor Track and Field 2012: Ran a 44.03 300m dash at the Clemson Winter Classic...Ran a 7.79 60m dash at the UAB Blazer Invite...Finished fifth with a time of 8.8 in the 60m hurdles at the UAB Blazer Invite...Finished fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Birmingham Invitational with a time of 8.91...Placed 11th in the 60m hurdles (8.86) and 14th in the 60m (7.75) at the Vulcan Invite...Member of the 4x400m relay team.
Outdoor Track and Field 2011: Had a breakout year in first season competing for GSU, earning All-CAA honors in the 100-meter hurdles after winning the event at the CAA Championships in a time of 13.842...Also helped score two points for GSU by running the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay team at the CAAs...Had GSU’s top nine 100m hurdles times during the outdoor season...Earned a spot in the NCAA East Regionals in the event after running 13.50 at the Alice Coachman Invite...Time earned her CAA Track Athlete of the Week accolades...Placed second out of 11 competitors at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 14.08...Also competed in the 100 and 200-meter dashes during the outdoor season.
Indoor Track and Field 2011: Participated in five meets during the indoor season, all in hurdling events...Placed second in the preliminaries of the 55m hurdles in the Mountaineer Open, earning her a spot in the final...Placed fourth in the preliminaries at the Clemson Invitational in the 60m hurdles to earn herself another berth into the final of an event...Earned ninth place in the Orange and Purple Classic in the 60m hurdles and also competed in the New Balance Collegiate and the Penn State National Invites.
Outdoor Track and Field 2010: Did not compete during the outdoor season.
Indoor Track and Field 2010: Competed in one meet during the indoor season, completing the 60-meter hurdles in a team season best of 9.21.
Prep: Graduated with honors from Central High School in the spring of 2009...Four-year letterwinner in track and field and cheerleading and two-year letterwinner in basketball...Won the state championship in the 100-meter hurdles in 2007...Runner up in both 2008 and 2009...Three-time Most Valuable Runner at Central...2008 and 2009 region champion in 100 hurdles...Third place in the 300-meter hurdles at 2009 region track meet...Best 100 hurdles time is 14.47.
Personal: Born on July 22, 1991 to Connie Buffington...Has one brother, Chad...Enjoys running, listening to music, dancing and reading...Chose Georgia State for the school and track program...Majoring in psychology.