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  • Jumps
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Junior
  • Naples, Fla. (Naples HS)


High Jump: 7-5 - 2003 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
High Jump: 7-2.5 - 2002 Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas

HONORS: (Two-Time All-American) 2003 NCAA Indoor All-American - high jump; 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American-high jump

2003 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 7-5 (high jump)...Competed in six meets (all indoor)...Earned All-America honors in the high jump with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Won the SEC Indoor Championship in the high jump, clearing a career-best 7-5......Finished third in the high jump at the Tyson Invitational, clearing 7-1...Won the high jump (7-3) at the Gator Invitational...2003 WINS (2): (i) Gator Invitational high jump (6-8), SEC Indoor Championship high jump (7-5)

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 7-2.5 (High Jump)... Competed in 14 meets (six indoors, eight outdoors)... Finished ninth, eighth American, at the NCAA Championships to earn first career All-America honor... Third at the SEC Championships with a height of 7-0.25... Provisional Qualifier with a lifetime best of 7-2.5 at the Texas Invitational... Won the Gatorade Classic high jump at 6-11, first career victory... Fourth at the SEC Championships with a personal best of 7-0.25... second at the SEC East Challenge, clearing 6-11. 2002 WINS (1): (o) Gatorade Classic High Jump (6-11)

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 6-11.75 (High Jump)... Competed in 14 meets (six indoors, eight outdoors)... Tied for seventh at the SEC Championships with a mark of 6-8... Set a personal collegiate best at the Florida Field Event Classic with a second place 6-11.75... Second (6-8) at the Sea Ray Relays... Finished tied for 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships... Set a personal best and finished second in the collegiate high jump at the Tyson Invitational, 6-10.75.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Was named the Most Outstanding underclassman his freshman and sophomore years at Naples High... Won the award for outstanding field events as a junior and senior... Holds the Florida 3A state record in the high jump at 7-2... Competed at the Golden West and Golden South Invitationals in 2000... Was named a Notable Athlete by his high school newspaper The Neapolitan as on of 15 students that best balanced academics, sports and community work. High School Coach: George Bond


BEYOND THE STATS: Also played football and basketball for Naples High... Lists his relay teams winning the 4x400m championship at the state district championship as his most memorable moment in sports, the relay win clinched the team victory... Most admires his high school coach George Bond for always being there for him... Also considered attending Florida State and Tennessee...

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