Constantine Added To Strong Track & Field Recruiting Class|
April 19, 2016
LOS ANGELES – World-class 400m runner Kyra Constantine from Toronto, Ontario, Canada has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to compete in track and field at USC it was announced by Director of Track & Field Caryl Smith Gilbert today (April 19). Constantine was added to the Trojans’ 2016 recruiting class which includes sprinter Michael Norman, sprinter T.J. Brock, hurdler Anna Cockrell, long jumper Courtney Corrin, sprinter Zaria Francis, hurdler Mecca McGlaston and sprinter twins Kayla and Kyla Richardson.
Constantine, a senior at St. Roch Catholic School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, placed fourth with a personal best of 52.44 in the 400m finals at the 2015 World Youth Championships held in Cali, Colombia. She was the ninth-fastest U20 women’s 400m runner in the world last season and the youngest in the top 10. Trojan sophomore Kendall Ellis was seventh on that list last season with a time of 52.32. Constantine also ran 52.88 in the semifinals at the World Youth Championships.
Constantine won both the 200m (24.17) and the 400m (53.65) at the 2015 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and has a 200m best of 23.90.