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Siedda Herbert
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Port Allen, La.
High School: Port Allen HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 02/10/1991
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Siedda Herbert Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2013

Events: 60M (7.47), 200M (IN: 24.38; OUT: 24.01), 400M (IN: 54.22; OUT: 53.59)

NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
SEC Champion
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in sport administration … An NCAA champion and three-time All-American as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during her collegiate career … Ran on mile relay teams that swept SEC Indoor and NCAA Indoor titles during her junior season indoors in 2012 … Ran the third leg of the team that claimed the NCAA Indoor championship in 2012 with the ninth-fastest indoor time in school history at 3 minutes, 31.55 seconds … Also ran on All-America relay teams during both the indoor and outdoor seasons during her senior season in 2013 … Ended her career as a member of two relay teams that ranked among the Top 3 in squad history … Ran on the sprint medley relay team that posted the No. 2-ranked time in school history at 3:43.98 during the 2013 season … Also ran on the distance medley relay team that posted the No. 3-ranked time in school history at 11:20.15 during the 2011 season … Recognized for her efforts in the classroom as a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll during her collegiate career in 2012 and 2013.

2013
Earned a pair of All-America honors as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during her senior season in 2013 … Led off with a 54.13-second split on the team that captured a fifth-place finish with a run of 3:34.07 in the relay final at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Fayetteville, Ark. … Clocked a seasonal-best and team-leading split of 53.48 seconds on the third leg of the team that took home the bronze medal with a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Helped lead the Lady Tigers across the finish line in 3:35.01 in the relay final at the conference meet … Also lined up in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing in 16th place overall with an indoor seasonal-best time of 54.77 in the preliminary round … Led off LSU’s mile relay team that ran an indoor seasonal best of 3:33.91 in a third-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Finished in 13th place in the 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 55.02 for her second-fastest performance of the indoor season … Opened the indoor season by running an indoor personal record of 24.38 in the 200-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener … Matched her indoor PR of 24.38 in a 33rd-place finish in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Ran the leadoff leg for the Lady Tigers in the 4x400-meter relay throughout the outdoor season … Led off LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Split 54.30 on the leadoff leg of the foursome that clocked 3:33.51 in the national final during the outdoor season … Ran the leadoff leg on the team that ran 3:34.20 for seventh place in the quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and 3:32.12 in the semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships en route to a spot in the national final for the outdoor season … Ran the leadoff leg on the team that scored the SEC Outdoor bronze medal with a seasonal-best time of 3:31.94 for third place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran on winning 4x400-meter relay teams at the Battle on the Bayou (3:34.82), UCLA Invitational (3:34.94) and LSU Relays (3:37.00) during the outdoor season … Ran the 400-meter leg on LSU’s sprint medley relay team that matched the second-fastest time in school history at 3:43.98 to take the title at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Was the top collegian in the 400-meter final at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a season-opening time of 54.13 for the event … Followed by running a seasonal best of 54.10 for fourth place in the 400-meter final at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished in 13th place in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a run of 55.51 during the preliminary round … Lined up in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the fourth-straight season, and ran 55.27 for 42nd place in the first round of qualifying … Set back-to-back wind-legal PRs in the 200-meter dash by running 24.17 (+1.9) for third place at UCLA’s meet and 24.01 (-0.4) for fifth place at the Battle on the Bayou … A selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.

2012
Enjoyed a breakout junior season as one of the nation’s elite relay runners … Helped the Lady Tigers claim the national championship in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Nampa, Idaho … Clocked a 53.85-second split on the third leg of the team that won the NCAA Indoor title in the mile relay with a winning time of 3:31.89 … Joined Rebecca Alexander (53.47), Cassandra Tate (52.07) and Jonique Day (52.51) in winning the NCAA Indoor crown in the 4x400 relay … Also ran the third leg on LSU’s relay team that won the SEC Indoor title in 3:34.02 at the SEC Indoor Championships held in Lexington, Ky. … Added a seasonal-best split of 53.42 on the third leg of the team that clocked an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:31.55 to win the relay crown at the Tyson Invitational … Marked the No. 9-ranked 4x400-meter relay run indoors by the Lady Tigers in program history … Ran the third leg on winning relay teams at the Razorback Invitational (3:35.41) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (3:35.80) … Recorded an indoor seasonal best of 54.33 in the 400-meter dash in claiming 11th place in the semifinal round at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set indoor PRs of 7.47 in the 60 meters in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight and 24.47 in the 200 meters in a 32nd-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Competed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the third-straight season … Finished in 32nd place in the first round of the NCAA Championships with a run of 54.21 … Earned a 12th-place finish in the 400-meter semifinal at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running a time of 54.18 … Opened the outdoor season by running a personal record of 53.59 in a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Ran the third leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that won the event title at the LSU Relays in 3:36.21 … Also ran the third leg for the runners-up at the Texas Relays as the Lady Tigers crossed the finish line in 3:30.42 … Recognized for her efforts in the classroom with her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011
Set indoor and outdoor personal bests in the 400-meter dash during her sophomore season in 2011 … Clocked an indoor best of 54.22 in the preliminary round to qualify for her first career final at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers as she took ninth place at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 54.73 in the conference final … Also ran indoor seasonal bests of 7.67 in the 60-meter dash and 24.71 in the 200-meter dash in 2011 … Followed outdoors by setting a lifetime PR of 54.03 in the 400 meters in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned a 14th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 54.39 in the prelims … Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second time in her career as she finished in 23rd place overall in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 55.68 in the NCAA quarterfinal held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. … Advanced to the national quarterfinal after clocking 54.94 in the first round … Also saw spot duty on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay during the 2011 season … Ran a second leg on the foursome that clocked 3:33.63 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational.

2010
Competed in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships and SEC Outdoor Championships during her true freshman season in 2010 … Finished in 17th place overall in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor meet with after setting an indoor seasonal best of 56.18 in the preliminary round … Followed with a 14th-place finish in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 54.97 … Set an outdoor season best of 54.35 in a runner-up finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned the right to compete in the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Clocked 54.68 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to finish in 31st place … Won indoor 200-meter titles at the LSU Twilight (24.89) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (24.88) … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that earned a seventh-place finish at the Penn Relays (3:35.79).

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout athlete throughout her career at Port Allen High School … A sprinter and jumper who wrapped up her senior season with two state titles and two state runner-up honors at the LHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championships at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on LSU’s campus … Won the Class 3A state title in the long jump as a senior in 2009 with a wind-aided jump of 19 feet, 5 ¼ inches … Followed by winning the state title in the triple jump with a wind-legal jump of 37-9 ¾ … Finished as the 2009 state runner-up in both the 100 meters (12.05) and 200 meters (24.62w) … Captured District 8-3A crowns in both sprint races during the 2009 season … Set her personal best of 11.78 in the 100 meters to win the regional title in 2009.

PERSONAL
Full name is Siedda Monique Herbert … Born on Feb. 10, 1991 … Parents are Antonio Herbert and Delois Hall … Has one sister named Courtney Simmons … Has one brother named Antonio Herbert, Jr. … A standout in the classroom at Port Allen High School … Named to the Principal’s List in all four years of high school … Was also a member of the Beta Club and the National Society of High School Scholars Association … Served as a People to People Student Ambassador and a United States Achievement member … Her sister is currently a women’s basketball assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and played college basketball at Tulane and Louisville … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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