|Born||March 29, 1969 (age 53)|
McRae, Georgia, U.S.
She played basketball at East High School in Rochester, New York. Batten graduated from the Florida State University in 1991, the same year she won her first national championship – the U.S. National Championships, the first of six national championships (1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998).
Batten is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.
Batten's finest year came in 1995, when she won Gold in the World Athletics Championships breaking the World Record for the 400m Hurdles in a time of 52.61 seconds. Batten also came first in the Pan American Games and first in the national indoor championships.
In 1999 an injury to a nerve in her foot caused her to miss most of the season. Batten retired at the end of the 2001 season.
- 1991 US Outdoor Champion
- 1994 US Outdoor Champion
- 1995 US Outdoor Champion
- 1995 World Champion at Gothenburg, Sweden
- 1996 Olympic silver medal at Atlanta, Georgia
- 1996 US Outdoor Champion
- 1997 US Outdoor Champion
- 1997 World bronze medal at Athens, Greece
- 1998 World Cup bronze medal
- 1998 US Outdoor Champion