- Emmanuel Dzata
- 5' 10"
- Montgomery, Ala. (Robert E. Lee HS)
- 167 lbs.
55m: 6.46, 2006 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 22.60, 2006 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
100m: 10.80, 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 22.19, 2006 Miami Elite Invitational, Coral Gables, Fla.
400m: 48.94, 2007 Florida State Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.
2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 48.94 (400m) … Competed in three meets (all outdoor) … Top time and finish came at Florida State Relays where he was eighth in 400m (48.94).
2006 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Bests of 22.19 (200m) and 49.64 (400m) … Competed in nine meets (four indoor, five outdoor) … Top finish was seventh in 55m at Florida Fast Times (6.66) and seventh in 100m at Seminole Invitational in wind-aided 100m (10.80) … Finished 26th in 400m at SEC Outdoor Championships in 49.64.
2005 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 10.55 in 100m and 21.79 in 200m … 2004 Class 6A state, sectional and city champion in 100m … Won state meet in time of 10.74 … 2004 Class 6A sectional champion in 200m … Finished eighth at state meet in 2004 in 200m (22.54) … Took fourth at Class 6A meet in 2003 in 100m (11.18) … Ran on fourth-place 4x100m relay at state meet in 2003 … Coached by Ed Wright … Ran a personal best of 10.55 in 100m at Alabama state meet in 2004 … Top time in 200m came at Lee Invitational in 2003 (21.79) … 2004 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Emmanuel Nosa Dzata on Nov. 27, 1985 in Stillwater, Okla. … Son of Gladstone and Angela Dzata … Has a younger brother, Bernard … Parents are both college professors … Enjoys music, dancing and computers … Also considered Tennessee, LSU, UCLA and Florida A&M … Named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students … Member of Mu Alpha Theta society (Math Honor Society) … Lists winning state championship and signing to attend Florida as most favorite moments in athletics … Chose Florida because he always wanted to attend UF and because of the outstanding academic and athletic programs … Cousin, Enyo, played soccer at Northwestern.
MAJOR: Sport Management