Anita Howard

Anita Howard
Personal information
Birth name Anita Ann Howard
National team  United States
Born (1969-03-22) March 22, 1969
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400 meters
College team University of Florida
Club Quicksilver Track Club

Anita Ann Howard Prather (born March 22, 1969), née Anita Ann Howard, is a former American track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters.

Howard received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she was a member of the Florida Gators track and field team from 1988 to 1991. She graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1993, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2007.[1][2]

Howard won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 meters relay at the 1997 World Indoor Championships in Paris, together with teammates Shanelle Porter, Natasha Kaiser-Brown and Jearl Miles-Clark. The team set a new North American indoor record of 3:27.66 minutes.

Her personal best in the 400 meters was a time of 51.01 seconds, which she ran in Austin, Texas in June 1992.[3]

See also


  1. F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  2. "Nine Members Inducted Into University of Florida Athletics Hall of Fame," (April 13, 2007). Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  3. World women's all-time best 400m (last updated 2001)

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