Virgil Hodge
Virgil Hodge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Kitts, Carribean

High School:
Washington Irving H.S. (Bronx, N.Y.)

Height:
5-4

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
2L


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Six-time All-American

2008 Olympics
Hodge will represent St. Kitts in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ... She clocked a time of 11.39 in the 100 meters to place first overall at the St. Kitts National Track & Field Championship and Olympic Qualifier ... In the 200 meters in St. Kitts, the six-time All-American crossed the finish line in 22.87 seconds to win the event.

2008
Hodge, a six-time All-American, closed her career in style as she competed in both the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA Championships ... Simply put, the St. Kitts native is one of the most prolific runners ever at TCU and will head to the Olympics later this summer ... Hodge, who posted the No. 8 time in the 100 and No. 5 in the 200 metes in the NCAA heading into nationals, won both events at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Fort Worth ... At the MWC Championships, Hodge, who set a new St. Kitts national record in the 100, closed out her MWC career in style as she clocked a new personal best time of 11.21 seconds in the 100 meters to claim her third-straight conference outdoor title ... She also won her third-straight 200-meter championship title ... At the TCU Invitational, Hodge blazed to a first-place finish with then the third fastest time in the world ... The senior clocked a time of 22.76, which was the fastest mark in the NCAA for two-straight weeks ... Was selected as the Mountain West Conference women's outdoor track and field athletes of the week twice during the outdoor season ... Hodge was selected as the Mountain West Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year ... Hodge finished the indoor season earning All-America honors at the NCAA Championships by placing seventh in the women's 200 meters ... In Fayetteville, she clocked a season-best time of 23.20 ... By doing so she became the only female in Horned Frog history to hold at least six such honors ... The St. Kitts native earned multiple crowns at the MWC Championships ... She crossed the finish line ahead of the field in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes for the second-consecutive year, earning herself the 2008 Women's Outstanding Performance award to accompany her two All-Conference performances .. Overall, Hodge was named MWC Indoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week twice for the season, while also holding the 2008 best indoor times for the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes.

2007
Earned three All-America honors during the season, bringing her career total to five ... Only female in school history with at least five All-America honors ... Posted All-America honors in the 200 meters at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and as a member of the 4x100 relay team at the outdoor championships ... Placed fifth in the 200 meters (22.70) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning TCU's second-best finish in the event ... Broke her own school record en route to placing seventh in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 22.99 ... Anchored 4x100 relay team placed fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 43.84 ... Named MWC Female Athlete of the Week on Jan. 23 and April 24 ... Won the 100 meters and 200 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... With the wins, Hodge became the first person at TCU - male or female - to win four outdoor individual conference titles in her career ... Won the 60 meters and 200 meters at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Earned Female High-Point Award at MWC Indoor Championships ... Also broke her own record in the 60 meters with a time of 7.31 in the prelims at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Qualified for the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the prelims ... Recipient of the Pop Boone Female Athlete of the Year, William Koehler Academic Achievement Award and Team MVP Award at TCU All-Sports Banquet ... Finished first in every 100- and 200-meter race leading up to Midwest Regional ... Set a personal record in the 200 meters with the top qualifying time of 22.68 in the prelims at the Midwest Regional ... Had the top qualifying mark in the prelims of the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 22.77 ... Member of mile relay team that won the MWC Indoor title with a time of 3:40.94 ... Helped set school record in 4x200 relay at the Penn Relays with a time of 1:33.21 ... Anchored 4x100 relay team that placed first at the MWC Outdoor Championships.

2006
Returning All-American in 200 meters ... Placed seventh at 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 23.30 ... Runner-up in the 200 meters at the Central American and Caribbean Games ... Mountain West Conference Outdoor champion in 100 and 200 meters ... Won the conference indoor title in the 200 meters ... Part of 4x100 relay squad that won the MWC Outdoor title ... Set school and meet record in the 200 with a 23.46 at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships ... Set school record in 60 meters with a time of 6.33 at Tyson Invitational ... Named MWC Athlete of the Week on Jan. 17 ... Won 100 and 200 meters at Midwest Outdoor Regional ... Named All-Midwest Region ... Won the 55-meter dash at the Wes Kittley 6 Way with a time of 6.98 ... Also won the 55-meter dash at the Wes Kittley Open with a mark of 6.88 ... Won the 60-meter dash at the LSU Last Chance Meet with a time of 7.46 ... Ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team that won the Wes Kittley 6 Way ... Earned victories in the 100 meters at the Dr. Pepper Invitational, Bobby Lane UTA Invitational, TCU Invitational, MWC Championships and Midwest Regional ... Won the 200 meters at the TCU Invitational, MWC Championships and Midwest Regional ... Part of 4x100 team that won three titles and set three meet records at the North Texas Classic, TCU Invitational and MWC Championships.

2005
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2004
Competed in the 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Earned all-conference accolades by placing second in the 60 with a season-best time of 7.50 seconds and third in the 200 with a season-best mark of 24.38 seconds ... Ran both the 100 and 200 meters during the outdoor season and anchored the sprint relay team ... Placed third in both the 100 and 200 at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, running 11.65 and 23.70 respectively ... Earned a spot at the Midwest Regional in the 100 and placed 10th with a time of 11.52 seconds ... Gained valuable experience at the NCAA Outdoor Championships by competing in the 100... posted the 19th best time of 11.55 ... Ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 meter relay unit... the foursome turned in their best time of 44.05 at the Midwest Region and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships with a time of 44.43.

High School
Graduated from Washington Irving High School in Bronx, New York, in 2003 where she ran track for coach Monica Stevens ... Was the state champion in the 55 meters during the indoor season in both 2002 and 2003 ... Also crowned the state 100-meter champion during the 2003 outdoor season ... Ranked second in the United States in the 60 meter dash in 2003 ... Posted the seventh best all-time United States high school national ranking for the women's 55 meter dash with a best time of 6.98 seconds.

Personal
Grew up in St. Kitts, the same country that produced former TCU great and world champion sprinter Kim Collins ... Parents are Viscount Dore and Esther Hodge ... is a communications major and minor in education.


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