University of Iowa Athletics
Hurdles

Karessa Farley

Class Fr.
Hometown Bridgetown, Barbados
Previous School Queen's College

Career Highlights — All-American, placing sixth in 60-meter hurdles (8.23) at 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships… first Hawkeye in women’s school history to earn All-America honors in that event.

2009 — Indoor – All-American, placing sixth in 60-meter hurdles (8.23) at NCAA Championships… first Hawkeye in women’s school history to earn All-America honors in that event… NCAA provisional qualifier in 60-meter hurdles with a school-record setting time of 8.21 at Iowa State Last Chance Meet… also won 60-meter hurdles at Iowa State Classic with a then-school record time of 8.30… ran collegiate-best 60 meters (7.88) at Iowa Open… Outdoor – placed third in 100-meter hurdles with a collegiate-best 13.34 at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors and a NCAA automatic bid… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… qualified for regional meet in 100-meter hurdles (13.44) at Illinois Invite… placed second in 100-meter hurdles at Drake Relays (13.53) and fourth at Big Ten Championships (13.56)… ran 13.56 in NCAA Championships semifinal race to finish 17th after running a 13.65 in the prelims… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth at Big Ten meet, running a team-leading 45.83 in the prelims… letterwinner.

2008 — Indoor – placed eighth in 60-meter hurdles (8.70) at Big Ten Championships… ran season-best 8.46 in that event at Meyo Invite… ran collegiate-best 200 meters (26.73) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – redshirted… letterwinner.

High School — 100-meter hurdles high school champion senior year… named high school athlete of the year as a senior… four-time competitor at CARIFTA Games, earning bronze medal in 2006… best 100-meter hurdles time was 13.92… also competed at Central American Games and Pan American Junior Championships… coached by Brian Holder and Gabriel Burnett… two-time national netball team member.

Personal — born December 8, 1988… daughter of Matthew Farley and Alphine Farley.

Farley’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet  Date
60 Meters (I) 7.88 Iowa Open 1/17/09
60-Meter Hurdles (I) 8.21 at Last Chance Qualifier 3/7/09
100 Meters (O) 12.28 at Tiger Track Classic 4/4/09
100-Meter Hurdles (O) 13.34 at NCAA Regionals 5/30/09
200 Meters(I) 26.73 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08