CAREER FLORIDA VICTORIES: 5
Triple Jump: 52-2.75 - SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
Triple Jump: 52-10 Long Jump: 24-10
2002 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 51-6.5 (triple jump) and 24-3 (long jump)... Competed in 12 meets (five indoors, seven outdoors)... Provisional qualifier with a mark of 51-6.5 at the SEC Championships triple jump, sixth overall... Seasonal best of 24-3 in the long jump at the Penn Relays, fifth in the collegiate division... Seventh in the SEC triple jump with a mark of 50-2.75... Seasonal best of 23-10.75 in the long jump at the Gator Invitational... NCAA Provisional qualifier in the triple jump (51-5.75) at the SEC East Challenge.
2002 WINS (3): (o) Gatorade Classic (49-3.75); (i) Florida Intercollegiates (51-5.75); Fast Times Qualifier (50-11).
2001 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 52-5.25 (triple jump) and 22-10.5 (long jump)... Competed in 15 meets (eight indoors, seven outdoors)... 12th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships... Fourth at the SEC Championships triple jump, marking at 51-5.75 on his last jump to move to fourth... Provisional qualifier in the triple jump with a 52-2.25 at the Sea Ray Relays... Fouled on his first three attempts in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Finished fourth at the SEC Championships with a personal best 52-2.75... Finished first in the triple jump at the Florida Intercollegiates with a provisional qualifying mark of 51-4.5.
2001 WINS (2): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (51-4.5); (o) Gator Twi-Light (51-2.25).
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Eight-time Baltimore record holder in the long jump in high school... Four-time Maryland record holder in the long jump... Led Mervo Vo-Tech High to four state titles, three coming in consecutive years... AAU Wide World of Sports National Champion in the long and triple jump in 1997... Member of the Math Engineering and Science Association (MESA) state champion in high school. High School Coaches: Freddie Hendricks and Ronald Neal.
"BEYOND THE STATS": Member of the Baltimore Edward Waters Track Club... Doesn't like to watch sports but loves to participate... Enjoys eating and playing video games... Most admires his mother because she knows how to get things done... Lists his most memorable athletic moment as becoming a Gator... Son of Linwood Newby and Denise Sanders... Born Erik Darrell Newby on Sept. 7, 1979 in Baltimore, Md... Has brothers Kevin Venable, Darren Sanders and Ron Sanders... Has sisters Robin Sanders and Tia Richards.
MAJOR: Commercial Recreation.