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Kiara Bridges

Class: Junior
Position: Sprints
Height: 5-3

Previous School: Knightdale HS

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Clocked a season-best 400 time of 58.23 to make the Big South final, where she placed eighth
• Led off for the Lady Flames' Big South runner-up 4 x 400 relay quartet, which became the eighth-fastest grouping in program history at 3:49.03

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Missed the Big South 400-meter dash final by just one place, after posting a season-best time of 59.00 in the prelims
• Ran a personal-best 300 time of 42.74 at the Hokie Invitational, tying for ninth on Liberty's all-time list
• Part of Liberty's third-place 4 x 400 relay quartet at the Big South meet

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Came in second in the 4 x 100 relay, third in the 4 x 400 relay and fifth in the 400 at the Big South Championship
• Made her ECAC debut, as part of the 4 x 400 relay team
• Fastest 400 time of the season, 57.58, came at the Carolina's Cup
• Ran a 56.8 400-meter leg for the second-fastest sprint medley relay squad in program history (3:58.62), at the Raleigh Relays

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Placed third in the 4 x 400 relay and fourth in the 400 dash at the Big South meet
• Top 400 time of the season (58.39) came in the Big South prelims

Prep
• Graduated from Knightdale High School
• Qualified for the North Carolina indoor and outdoor state meets in the 400-meter dash as a senior
• Also ran the 400 at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals
• Four-time academic all-conference selection
• Top times were 43.05 in the 300, 57.32 in the 400 and 1:20.74 in the 500

Personal
• Daughter of Rodney and Larkeysha Carlton
• Family and childhood development major
• Birthday is on March 6

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
100 - 12.54
200 – 25.20
300 - 42.74 (Indoor)
400 – 57.58
600 – 1:40.55 (Indoor)
800 - 2:34.72