De'Shawn Waters
De'Shawn Waters
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hercules, Calif.
High School: Hercules HS
College: San Francisco CC
Position: Sprints
EXP: RS

NORTHRIDGE - 2011
De'Shawn Waters finished eighth in the 100 meters at the Big West Championships to cap an injury-plagued senior season ... ran a season-best 10.64 in the prelims before pulling up on his way to a time of 11.93 in the final ... ran the anchor leg of the conference champion 4x100 meter relay that won in a season-best 40.57 ... the team advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary but Waters did not run ... did not compete in any other meets during the outdoor season ... finished fourth in the 60 meter final at the MPSF Indoor Championships in a time of 6.87 ... ran a season-best 6.83 in the prelims which was just .02 off his indoor lifetime-best.

2010
Waters redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons for the Matadors in 2010.

2009
Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 100 and 200 meters in his first season at Northridge ... ran 10.66 to finish 27th in the preliminary round of the 100 and did not advance to the semifinals ... ran 21.77 in the 200 prelims to finish 22nd ... finished third in the 100 meters at the NCAA West Regional in Eugene, Ore. in a time of 10.43 ... clocked a season-best 10.42 in the prelims which ranks sixth in Matador history ... claimed fourth place in the 200 meter final in a time of 21.32 after running a season-best 21.07 in the prelims ... his time ranks seventh in Northridge history ... won both the 100 and 200 meters in his first Big West Conference Championships ... was named Big West Men's Track Athlete of the Year ... ran 10.53 in the 100 and 21.45 in the 200 to pull off the rare double-double ... ran the second leg of the conference champion 4x100 relay that won in 40.55 ... went on to run a season-best 40.13 in the prelims of the NCAA Regional and then finished fourth in 40.30 ... finished fourth in the 60 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... clocked a season-best 6.81 in the prelims before running 6.88 in the final ... took second in the 200 meters in a season-best 21.43 ... his 100 time ranks ninth in CSUN indoor history while his 200 time is third.

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Spent two seasons at City College of San Francisco ... the Rams' track team won Coast Conference championships in 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... ran a season-best 10.50 in the 100 meters ... earned his associate of arts degree in 2008.

HERCULES HIGH SCHOOL
Waters competed in track & field in 2005-06 at Hercules High School in Hercules, Calif. ... was the Alameda Contra Costa League champion in both the 100 and 200 mneters and was also the North Coast Section champion in both events ... graduated in 2006.

PERSONAL
Born November 24, 1988 in San Francisco, Calif. ... parents are Brenda and Bernard Waters ... also runs for the AC Track Club and Hilltop Speed ... favorites include the New York Yankees, Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell, the TV show "Monk" and the movie "Hancock" ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "the experience" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete in "eating right" ... like to bowl in his spare time ... major is Communications.

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