Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
Camden, S.C. (Camden HS)
BD: 11/05/78 (Arcadia, Calif.)
CAREER VICTORIES: 20
High Jump: 2.30m (7-6.5) - 2000 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
Triple Jump: 15.25m (50-0.5)- 2000 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
High Jump: 2.28m (7-5.75) - 1997 SEC Outdoor Championships, Auburn, Ala.
HONORS: (Five-time All-American; Three-time All-SEC) 2000 NCAA Outdoor All-American - High Jump; 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American - High Jump; 1999 SEC Outdoor Champion- High Jump, 1999 NCAA Indoor All-American - High Jump, 1998 NCAA Indoor All-American- High Jump, 1997 NCAA Outdoor All-American, 1997 SEC Outdoor Champion, High Jump, 1997 SEC Indoor Champion- High Jump
2000 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 7-6.5 (High Jump- School Record) (7-4.5 outdoors) and 50-0.5 (Triple Jump)... Competed in 14 meets (Seven indoors, Seven outdoors)... NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the High Jump, 7-4.5 (2.25m) - new Florida record for the NCAA Outdoor Championships... Fourth in the SEC Outdoor Championships High Jump, 7-3 (2.21m)... Third in the Penn Relays Championship High Jump, 7-1.5 (2.18m)... Fourth in the USTCA Team Championships High Jump, 7-0.25 (2.14m)... Second in the Florida Relays Invitational High Jump, 7-0.5 (2.15m)... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the High Jump (7-3.5)... NCAA Indoor All-American (Fourth Place), high jump, 7-5 (2.26m) - Set new Florida best clearance for the NCAA Indoor Championships - Personal best for place indoors at the NCAA high jump competition... Fifth in Indoor SEC Championships high jump, 6-11.75 (2.13m)... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships as well as clearing the US Olympic Trials funded standard in the high jump (2.30m/7-6.5)... Named Trackwire National Athlete of the Week and SEC Male Athlete of the Week after clearing 7-6.5 to set a new personal best and school record at the season-opening Florida Intercollegiates.
2000 WINS (6): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) HJ: 7-6.5; SEC Quad (1/22) HJ: 7-2.5; Gator Invitational (2/6) HJ: 7-2.5; ISU Classic (2/12) HJ: 7-3; Fast Times (3/2) HJ: 7-2.5; (o) Sea Ray Relays (4/15) HJ: 7-3.
1999 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 7-4.5 in the high jump... Competed at the USATF Championships... Competed at the Outdoor NCAA Championships, high jump, 6-11.5... Outdoor SEC Champion, high jump, 7-4.5 (2.25m)... Florida Relays Champion, high jump, 7-2.25 (2.19m)... Indoor All-American (Ninth place), high jump, 7-2.5 (2.20m)... Second in Indoor SEC Championships high jump, 7-3 (2.21m).
1999 WINS (5): (o) Florida Relays (3/27), HJ: 7-2.25; UCLA (4/3), HJ: 7-2.5; SEC Quad (4/17), HJ: 7-3; USTCA (5/2), HJ: 6-11.5; SEC (5/16), HJ: 7-4.5.
1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 7-5.75 in the high jump... Competed at the Outdoor NCAA Championships... Third in the Outdoor SEC Championships high jump, 7-1.5 (2.17m)... Indoor All-American (10th place), high jump, 7-1.5 (2.17m)... Third in the Indoor SEC Championships high jump, 7-2.25 (2.19m)... Virginia Tech Invitational Champion, High Jump, 7-5.75 (2.28m) - Broke 18-year-old indoor UF record - Personal Best.
1998 WINS (4): (i) LSU Inv., HJ: 7-1; ACC/SEC Challenge, HJ: 6-11.75; Virginia Tech Inv., HJ: 7-5.75; (o) Barnett Bank Inv., HJ: 7-1.75.
1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 7-5.75 in the high jump... Outdoor All-American (tied for third place), high jump, 7-2.25 (2.19m)... Outdoor SEC Champion, high jump, 7-5.75 (2.28m)- Broke UF outdoor school record - Tied Auburn's Wilbur Hutsell Track record - Personal Best... 11th at Indoor NCAA Championships, high jump, 7-1.5... Indoor SEC Champion, high jump, 7-3.
1997 WINS (5): (i) Barnett Bank Inv., HJ: 7-0.5; SEC, HJ: 7-3; (o) Barnett Bank Inv., HJ: 7-2.5; Twi-Light, HJ: 7-3.75; SEC, HJ: 7-5.75.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Led the nation his senior year with a jump of 7-4... Finished seventh in the running for Track and Field News' Most Valuable Athlete of the Year... Selected as one of three of Track and Field News' "Prize Recruits"... 1996 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year... Member of the World Junior Championship team in 1996... 1996 South Carolina high jump state champion... Led Camden High to 1995 Upper State and regional championship... Also an all-state basketball player as a point guard averaging 18.5 points per game... Also ran cross country. High School Coach: Henry Stradford.
PREP BESTS: HJ: 7-4
"BEYOND THE STATS": One of three captains for the Gators this year... First Gator to be named SEC Athlete of the Week in 2000 - the inaugural year of the award... Leaves Florida holding both the indoor and outdoor school records in the high jump at 7-6.5 and 7-5.75... Named Most Valuable Field Athlete by team coaches for the 2000 season... An honors graduate at Camden High... Member of the Key Club... Began high jumping in the seventh grade... Favorite sports personality is Magic Johnson... Son of Darnell Sr. and Deborah Furman... Born Darnell David Furman Jr. on November 5, 1978 in Arcadia, Calif... Has two sisters Carla and Shelly and a niece, Dominique.