Monzavous Edwards

Monzavous Edwards

Monzavous Edwards
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1981-05-07) May 7, 1981
Opelika, Alabama
Residence Kansas City, Kansas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.00 s (New York 2010)

200 m: 20.17 s (Belém 2009)

Monzavous "Rae" Edwards (born May 7, 1981) is an American sprint athlete who specialises in the 100 meters.

Edwards began his career as a junior athlete in 2000, winning the USA Junior and Junior College (JUCO) championships in the 100 and 200 meters races. He competed at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics and reached the semifinals of the 100 m and quarterfinals of the 200 m. He reached the final of the USA Outdoor Championships in Track and Field in 2003, setting a personal record of 10.09 seconds. He competed at the US Olympic trials for the 2004 Athens Olympics, but did not progress beyond the quarterfinals. He received a public warning that year from the United States Anti-Doping Agency after he tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, a substance which is regarded as a minor infraction.[1] At the 2005 US Outdoor Championships, he posted a personal record tying 10.09 s before finishing sixth in the 100 m final. As a result, he was selected as an alternate for the United States relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, but he did not compete. At the end of the 2005 season, he ran a new personal best of 10.08 seconds in Malmö, Sweden.

The 2006 and 2007 seasons were largely uneventful, although he was part of the bronze-medal winning relay team at the 2007 Pan American Games.[2] Edwards returned in 2008 to compete at the US Olympic trials for the Beijing Games. He finished tenth in the semifinals but recorded a new best of 10.06 seconds in the qualifying rounds. At the start of the following outdoor season, he significantly improved his 200 m best from 20.46 to 20.17 seconds at the Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo.[3] The following month, he improved his 100 m record to 10.02 seconds at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, finishing second behind Churandy Martina.[4] Edwards finished third in the national championships with a wind-aided run of 10.00 seconds, gaining qualification into his first ever major senior championships, the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, along with Mike Rodgers and Darvis Patton.[5][6]

Personal bests

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
50 meters 5.78 Liévin, France February 10, 2009
60 meters 6.57 Boston, Massachusetts, United States February 24, 2008
100 meters 10.00 New York City, United States June 12, 2010
200 meters 20.17 Belém, Brazil May 24, 2009
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

See also

References

  1. ^ Sanctions search. USADA. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-07-29). Robles shines with rainy 13.25 – Pan-Am Games Day 6. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  3. ^ Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo Belém (BRA) - Sunday, May 24, 2009. IAAF (World Athletics Tour). Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  4. ^ Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo (NED) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009. IAAF Golden League. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  5. ^ Men 100 Meter Dash. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  6. ^ With Tyson Gay gone, Mike Rodgers sprints to U.S. 100m title. USA Today (2009-06-27). Retrieved on 2009-08-16.

External links

  • Monzavous Edwards profile at IAAF
  • USATF profile for Monzavous Edwards
  • Yahoo season profile