NORTHRIDGE - 2010
LaShandra Batiste was an alternate on the Matador 4x400 relay team that advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... reached the NCAA West Region Championships in the 400 meter hurdles as well as both relays ... ran a lifetime-best 1:00.37 in the 400 hurdles to finish 27th in the prelims ... took second in the 400 hurdles at the Big West Championships (1:00.76) and was fourth in the 100 hurdles (14.14) ... ran a personal-best 13.99 in the prelims ... finished 11th in a lifetime-best 8.93 in the prelims of the 60 meter hurdles at the MPSF Indoor Championships but did not reach the final ... was named to the MPSF All-Academic Team following the indoor season.
In her first season at Northridge, Batiste qualified for the 100 and 400 meter hurdles at the Big West Championships ... ran 14.82 in the 100 hurdles to finish eighth and ran 62.48 in the 400 hurdles to take fifth ... posted a season-best time of 14.45 in the 100 hurdles at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA (Apr. 4) and a season-best of 61.14 in the 400 hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 18) ... qualified for the MPSF Indoor Championships in the 60 meter hurdles where she finished 10th in the prelims in a season-best time of 9.02.
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
Spent two years at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Calif. ... was an All American in the 400 meter Hurdles and also set the school record in both the 100 and 400 hurdles ... earned team MVP honors ... ran a personal-best 62.51 in the 400 hurdles and 14.94 in the 100 hurdles ... earned her Associate of Arts degree in 2007 with a 3.3 grade point average.
MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track during the 2006 season at Monterey High School in Monterey, Calif. ... was named team MVP for coaches Alan Tucker and Alan Peterson ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.3 grade point average.
Born June 11, 1988 in Monterey, Calif. ... parents are Debra and John Batiste ... has one sister, Charea who attends San Jose City College ... favorites include Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix, actors Will Smith and Gabielle Union, the TV show "One-On-One" and the movie "The Best Man" ... major is Psychology.