2000-2001: Returned from a two-year layoff to place third in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships with a leap of 49-8 1/4... moved up to 10th all-time on UW’s triple-jump record list with a mark of 49-8 1/2 at the Drake Invitational ... earned a victory in the event at the Oregon Invitational with a wind-aided 50-2 3/4 jump ... also notched wins at the Ohio Quad (47-1 1/2), the UC Davis Quad (49-2 1/2) and the Salzman Invitational (48-3 1/4) ... never finished out of the top-10 in the long or triple jumps all season ... had top long jump mark of 21-9 in a third-place finish at the WSU Dual ... during the indoor season, qualified for the MPSF Championships in both jumps ... placed second in the triple jump at the conference meet in an indoor career-best 49-8 1/4 ... was 10th in the long jump in 21-11 ... took an individual title in the triple at the Air Force Classic, leaping 48-11 ... top indoor long jump mark was 22-1, in a 10th-place finish at the Idaho Scoring meet ... for the first tume in his Husky career, also competed in the high jump, with a best mark of 6-4 3/4. 1999-2000: Did not compete during the track campaign. 1998-99: Utilized red-shirt season due to injury. 1997-98: Competed at the Pac-10 Championships as a freshman in the triple jump, finishing eighth ... led the Huskies in both the long and triple jumps ... posted Pac-10 qualifying triple-jump mark of 48-0 1/2 in a third-place finish at the WSU Dual ... was the runner-up in the triple jump at the Pepsi Invitational in Corvalis, Ore., leaping 47-6 1/4 ... team-leading long jump mark of 21 11 1/2 came in a sixth-place finish at the Pepsi .... also competed in both jumps during the indoor season ... qualified for the MPSF Championships with a triple jump mark of 46-9 1/2 at the Idaho Scoring meet ... placed fifth in the event at the conference meet , equaling his indoor-best leap of 46-9 1/2 ... top indoor long jump mark of 22-3 came in a third-place finish at the Idaho Scoring meet.
High School and Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1979 in Columbus, Miss. ... mother’s name is Mary ... was the 1997 Junior Olympic Regional champion in the triple jump ... also earned league and district titles in the event that same season ... placed 10th in the triple jump at the Junior Olympic Nationala ... was voted Garfield Athlete of the Year in 1997 ... took fifth in the event at the state meet as a junior ... earned two letters in track, two in basketball, and one in cross country ... earned team MVP and all-conference honors in leading Garfield’s men’s basketball team to a league title and ninth-place state finish in 1997 ... earned Garfield Excellence in Mathematics award in 1997.
UW Best Marks
Long Jump....... 21-9
Triple Jump....... 49-8 1/2
Long Jump (indoor)....... 22-11 1/2
Triple Jump (indoor)....... 49-8 1/4
High Jump (indoor)....... 6-4 3/4