|Oriana Carter -
A consistent force for the Blazers in the sprints during her junior season ... clocked a team season-best time of 7.55 seconds in the 60 meters at the Niswonger Invitational during the indoor season ... continually finished in the top 10 in the 100 meter dash during the outdoor season, including events such as the LSU Relays, Ole Miss Invitational and the Alabama Relays ... finished second in the 100 meter dash at the Alabama Relays with a time of 11.86 ... repeated her time of 11.86 seconds at the Conference USA championships, where she earned an eighth place finish.
2005: Qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the 100-meter dash when she ran the third-fastest time in school history, with an 11.58 at the Conference USA Championships and finished fifth overall ... a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that took third at the Alabama Relays and ran an NCAA Regional Championship qualifying time of 45.51, which was the third-fastest time in school history ... a member of the sprint medley relay team that finished first at the Alabama Relays and set a school record with a time of 3:52.77 ... ran the fourth-fastest 60-meter time in UAB history at that Conference USA Indoor Championships, posting a time of 7.50.
2004: Set a school record for the 55-meter with a time of 7.14 at the Southeast Invitational and the Saluki Invitational ... had the top-three times on the team for the 55-meter dash, the 60-meter dash and the 100-meter dash ... a part of the sprint medley relay team that set a school record of 3:57.07 ... was part of the 400-meter relay team that finished ninth at the NCAA Regional with a time of 45.83 and finished fourth at the C-USA Championships.
High School: Attended Ramsey High School in Birmingham ... AHSAA state champion in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash during senior year ... set a new Alabama State 5A indoor 55-meter dash record as a senior with a time of 7.32 seconds ... AHSAA state champion in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a junior ... two-time city champion in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash (2002-03) ... The Birmingham News honored her as an Academic All-Star during her senior year ... was a Birmingham News Scholar Athlete of the Week in 2002 ... member of the national honor roll in 2002 and 2003 ... named Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Personal: Full name is Oriana La`pree Carter ... born June 16, 1985 in Redlands, Calif. ... daughter of Teresa Brown-Carter and Ara Carter ... majoring in communication studies.