Muna Lee
Muna Lee (in front)
Personal information
Born (1981-10-30) October 30, 1981 (age 42)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Country United States
Event(s)4 × 100 m, 100 m
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Helsinki 4x100 m relay

Muna Lee (born October 30, 1981, in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American sprinter.[1] Lee ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University. Lee was a seven-time NCAA champion, 12-time SEC champion and 20-time All-American with the Lady Tigers from 2001 to 2004.[2]

Lee made her Olympics debut for the United States immediately following an exceptional senior season in 2004. In Athens, Greece, Lee qualified for her first career final in international competition as she took seventh place overall in the 200-meter dash. She had an impressive performance at the 2004 Olympic Trials, moving up in the final stretch while running in lane 1 to place second and win a spot on the Olympic Team. She went on to place 7th at the Olympic Games.

Lee won a gold medal as part of the women's 4 x 100m relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. Lee went on to place 7th at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed first in front of Anita Pistone and Guzel Khubbieva in a time of 11.44 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.08 and to finish second after Sherone Simpson to qualify for the semifinals. With 11.06 she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser to qualify for the final, in which she placed in fifth position with a time of 11.07 seconds.[1]

She took second place at the US Championships (just one thousandth of a second behind in-form Carmelita Jeter) and qualified for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[3]

A week before the World Championships, Lee was part of a United States 4 x 100 m relay team that ran the fastest women's sprint relay in twelve years. Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Lee and Jeter finished with a time of 41.58 seconds, bringing them to eighth on the all-time list.[4] Lee finished 5th in the Semifinals but failed to advance in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres. Lee finished 4th in the final in 2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 200 metres.

Lee now works as an assistant coach at Hendrix College.[5]

Personal bests


  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Muna Lee". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Archived from the original on August 26, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "Track & Field Alumni Spotlight: Muna Lee – – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Morse, Parker (2009-06-27). Jeter and Rodgers take 100m titles in Eugene – US Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  4. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2009-08-08). US quartet blasts 41.58 in the 4x100 as Wlodarczyk improves to 77.20m in Cottbus Archived 2009-08-10 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.
  5. ^ "Muna Lee – Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach – Men's Track & Field Coaches".