- Machel Hunter
- Tampa, Fla. (Wharton HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
High Jump: 2.01m/6-7, 2007 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
2007 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (i) Florida Intercollegiate high jump (2.01m/6-7) … Best of 2.01m/6-7 (high jump) … Competed in four meets (all indoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Finished 12th in high jump at SEC Indoor Championships (1.93m/6-4) … Claimed a victory in first meet of career in leaping 2.01m/6-7 to win high jump at Florida Intercollegiate.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 6-8 in high jump … 2005 Class 3A state champion in high jump with leap of 6-8 … Team finished second at state in 2005 by just three points … Named to Tampa Tribune's All-Hillsborough County team for high jump in 2005 … 2005 graduate of Wharton High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Machel Hunter on Nov. 10, 1987 in Montego Bay, Jamaica … Son of Delroy and Winniefred Hunter … Father attended Florida and was a field hockey player … Lists favorite athletic moment as winning under-14 high school championship in Jamaica in addition to 2005 state title … Chose Florida for the combination of academics and the outstanding track and field program … Hobbies include soccer, chess, poker and watching comedy … Admires his mother because she is a hard worker … Chose Florida over Florida State and South Florida.
MAJOR: Criminology and Law