Thema Napier
Thema Napier

Player Profile

Columbia, Md.

High School:
Long Reach



School Record Holder in the 60, 100 and 400 hurdles

2001-02 Indoor Season: Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that estbalished a school record (3:37.89) and finished second at the ACC Championships ... Finished ACC competition with the third best time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.52) and tenth in the 800 (2:12.48) ... ECAC qualifier in the 60 meter hurdles ... finished fourth at the ACC Championships in the 60 hurdles and ninth in the 800 meters ... claimed victories in the 60 hurdles and 800 at the Delaware Invitational ... gained third (Maryland Inv.) and second (Terrapin Inv.) in the 60 hurdles ...

As a Junior: NCAA Qualifier in the in the 400 hurdles and was an All-ACC performer, finishing third in the 400 hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Championshps with a time of 59.15 … finished second at the ECAC Outdoor Championships in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.06 … member of the 4x400 relay team that set a school record with a time of 3:38.87 at the Penn Relays … also placed fourth in the 400 hurdles at the Penn Relays with a time of 59.32 … finished fourth at the Alabama Relays in the 400 hurdles with a time 59.84 … won the 400 hurdles at 4 different meets during the outdoor season … swept the 100 hurdles and the 400 hurdles winning both at the Maryland Outdoor and Terrapin Invitationals … finished first in the 400 hurdles (59.60) and second in the 100 hurdles (14.39) at the Penn State Outdoor Championships … finished fifth at the ECAC Outdoor Championships as a member of the 4x400 relay team with a time of 3:45.88 … finished seventh at the ECAC Indoor Championships in the 60 hurdles at 8.60 … finished second at the Bucknell Invitational in the 55 hurdles at 8.44

As a Sophomore: established career bests in the indoor 60 meter hurdles (8.92), the indoor 500 (1:16.84), the indoor 800 (2:16.20) … a first place finish in the 60 meter high hurdles (8.92) at the Delaware Invitational … first place in the 55 hurdles (8.20) at the Bucknell Invitational and the Navy Invitational (8.26) … finished second in the 55 hurdles (8.46) at the Rhode island Invitational … qualified for the ECAC Outdoor Championships in three different events … earned seven first place finishes in the 100 and 400 hurdle events during the outdoor season … established a career-best 13.78 in winning the 100 hurdles event at the Terrapin Outdoor Invitational … first place finish at the Maryland Invitational in a season's-best time of 59.43 … four times under 1:00.00 in the 400 hurdles … dual victories (both the 100 and 400 hurdles) at the VCU Ram Outdoor Invitational and the Terrapin Invitational … won her individual 400 hurdles heat and finished fourth finals of the event at the ACC Championships … ran the team's top times in the outdoor 100 and 400 hurdles … ran on the ACC Outdoor Championship and school record setting 4x400 relay team …

As a Freshman: Varsity letter winner in both indoor and outdoor track … earned three first place finishes … NCAA outdoor championships qualifier in the 400 hurdles … established the school record time of 58.63 in the 400 hurdles at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … also a strong contributor in the 55, 60 and 100 hurdles

Before Maryland: Graduated from Long Reach High School in 1998 … two-time high school female athlete of the year … earned four varsity letters in indoor and outdoor track and field … also a four-year varsity member and two-time team captain of the women's soccer team … earned a first place finish at the 1996 and 1998 AAU Junior Olympic nationals … third place at Junior National meet in Moscow, Russia … Howard County record holder in the 100 and 300 hurdles … fifth in the 400 hurdles in the Penn Relays as a senior … named the All-Met Runner of the Year in outdoor track by the Baltimore Sun as a senior … four-time all-county indoor and outdoor track selection … top prep time of 60.41 in the 400 hurdles; 14.3 in the 100 hurdles; 2:16.00 in the 800 (outdoor) and 2:19.00 in the 800 (indoor) …

Personal: Born Feb. 20, 1980 … Thema is the daughter of Dorothy and Harold Napier …

Career Bests
55 Hurdles (indoor)8.20Bucknell Indoor Invitational, 2000
60 Hurdles (indoor)8.52ECAC Championships, 2002
100 Hurdles (outdoor)13.75*Terrapin Outdoor Invitational, 2000
400 Hurdles (outdoor)58.63*ECAC Championships, 1999
500 (indoor)1:16.84Navy Indoor Invitational, 2000
800 (indoor)2:12.48ACC Indoor Championships, 2002

* school record