Crystal Spears
Crystal Spears
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Scripps Ranch HS
Position: Sprints

Crystal Spears ran a season-best 12.56 in the 100 meters at both the Northridge Invitational and San Diego State Aztec Invitational ... season-best in the 200 meters (25.35) came at the Tiny Lister Classic at Cal State LA ... did not compete during the indoor season.

Spears reached the final of the 400 meters at the Big West Championships finishing eighth in a time of 57.86 ... ran 56.99 in the event prelims ... also reached the prelims of the 200 meters where she fiished 14th in a time of 25.21 ... ran a lifetime-best in the 200 meters (24.86) at the Tiny Lister Classic (Apr. 24) and clocked a career-best of 57.77 in the 400 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational (May 2) ... finished 19th in the 60 meter prelims (8.01) at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... ran an indoor season-best 25.32 in the 200 meters at the Boise State Invitational (Feb. 13) ... also had a season-best of 58.78 in the 400 meters.

Qualified for the Big West Championships in the 100 meters, finishing 19th in the prelims in a time of 12.53 ... ran a season-best 12.28 at the Bryan Clay Invitational (Apr. 17) ... also had season-bests of 24.95 in the 200 meters and 58.68 in the 400 meters ... did not compete during the indoor season.

Earned four letters as a sprinter at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, Calif. ... was a three-time track team MVP (2006, 2007, 2008) and was Rookie of the Year in 2005 ... was elected team captain in both 2007 and 2008 ... the Falcons won the Western League championship in 2005 and 2006 ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.17 grade point average.

Born November 17, 1990 in San Diego, Calif. ... parents are Brenda and Terry Spears ... stepmother is April Spears ... has two brothers, Terry and Austin and one sister, Sparkle who attended Cal State Fullerton ... chose Northridge over Fresno State, Sacramento State, Northern Arizona and New Mexico ... favorites include Olympic sprinters Jeremy Wariner and Tyson Gay, actor John Cusack and the band Anberlin ... says running a :57 split at Arcadio as a high school sophomore was her greatest moment in sports ... major is Kinesiology.

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