ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
ECU Continues Preparation for Conference USA Outdoor Championships
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 500-meter dash...Finished the SPIRE Invitational with a time of 26.73 in the 200-meter...Notched a season-best time of 1:00.63 in the 400-meter dash at the SPIRE Invitational...Recorded a time of 1:25.33 in her only action in the 500-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Ran in the outdoor 400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay...Recorded a personal-best time of 1:06.96 at the C-USA Outdoor Championship in the 400-meter hurdles to place 19th in the preliminaries...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay quad that placed eighth at the 49er Classic with a time of 4:00.23.
2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor 400-meter dash at Christopher Newport and notched a time of 1:02.81...Ran in the outdoor 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles...Recorded a career-best time of 1:01.27 in the 400-meter dash at Wake Forest...Tallied a season-best time of 1:06.89 at Charlotte for a ninth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles.
2010-11: Began her collegiate career by running in a variety of sprints events during both the indoor and outdoor campaigns.
High School: Collected a total of five North Carolina state championships in the 4x200 and 4x400 relay events ... 4x400 relay team set the 3A state record in 2009 ... Individually, was fifth at the 2009 state meet in the 500-meter run as well as helping the 4x100 and 4x800 relay squads to fourth and sixth-place finishes, respectively ... 4x200 relay team garnered fourth at the 2010 state meet.
Personal: Born Natalie NeClair Nelson...Daughter of Vondelia Willis and James Nelson ... Ranked No. 3 academically in her senior class...Majoring in health fitness.