Carlette Guidry-White

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Carlette Guidry-White
Personal information
BornSeptember 4, 1968 (1968-09-04) (age 51)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Carlette Denise Guidry-Falkquay (formerly Guidry-White, née Guidry; born September 4, 1968) is an American former sprinter who won gold medals in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. Her individual results include winning the 100 metres title at the 1990 Goodwill Games and a bronze medal in the 60 metres at the 1995 World Indoor Championships.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Born Carlette D. Guidry in Houston, Texas in 1968, she finished eighth in the 100 metres final at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, before going on to win Olympic relay gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, where she also finished fifth in the 200 metres final.[2] She won a bronze medal in the 60 metres event at the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[1], and also finished fourth in the World Championships 100 metres final that year. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, she won a second Olympic relay gold (she ran in the heats but not the final) and finished eighth in the 200 metres final.

At the collegiate level, Guidry competed for the Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas at Austin between 1987 and 1991. She collected a total of twelve NCAA titles, and was named Southwest Conference Athlete of the Decade in indoor track and outdoor track and field for the 1980s.[3][4] She was also honoured as Indoor Track And Field Most Outstanding Student-Athletes In Honor Of The 25th Anniversary Of NCAA Women's Championships.[5]

She was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 2014.[6]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1986 Pan American Junior Championships Winter Park, United States 1st 100 m 23.73
1st Long jump 6.42 m
1st 4 × 100 m 44.62
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 4th 200 m 23.46
7th Long jump 6.13 m
1st 4 × 100 m 43.78
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 100 m 11.03
1st 4 × 100 m 42.46
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 8th 100 m 11.52
heats 4 × 100 m DNF
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th 200 m 22.30
1st 4 × 100 m 42.11
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 60 m 7.11
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 100 m 11.07
11th (sf) 200 m 22.91
1st 4 × 100 m 42.12
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 8th 200 m 22.61
1st 4 × 100 m 42.49 (heats)
1998 World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 4 × 100 m 42.00
(sf) = Indicates overall position in semifinals

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2000 USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY Carlette Guidry". USATF. 2000. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carlette Guidry-White". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "Sports notebook". Houston Chronicle. August 13, 1992. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Graney, Ryan (March 29, 2011). "Carlette Guidry Falkquay to be recognized at this year's Texas Relays". Texassports.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "NCAA Names Carlette Guidry And Trecia Kaye Smith Division I Indoor Track And Field Most Outstanding Student-Athletes In Honor Of The 25th Anniversary Of Women's Championships". News Release of the NCAA. February 28, 2007. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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