AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07)
INDOOR: Ran in the Conference USA Championship with the Distance Medley Relay team, placing tenth.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06)
OUTDOOR: Fought injury most of the season... Placed 10th with a personal best time of 58.34 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. (4/1)... Earned a fourth-place finish at the Ole Miss Dual Meet with a time of 58.92 in the 400m.
INDOOR: Set a personal best, along with four other Green Wave runners, at the Iowa State Classic (2/11)... Also ran with the 4x400-meter relay team all season, helping them to win their heat at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City (2/4)... The relay team also picked up six points for the Wave with a third-place finish at the C-USA Championships in Houston, Texas (2/25).
400 Meters: 59.00 (2/11/06)
800 Meters: 2:20.90 (1/27/06)
400 Meters: 58.34 (4/1/06)
400 Meter Hurdles: 1:09.58 (4/22/06)
Part of one of the fastest sprint medley relay teams in the country which posted a top time of 3:57.71... Also on the 2004 Junior Olympic Champion 4x400 relay team.
Born Vanessa Cristina Kienast on February 27, 1986, in Houston... Daughter of Kurt and Luz Kienast... A member of the National Honor Society in high school.