- Dennis Martin
- 5' 10"
- Anderson, S.C. (Westside HS)
- 152 lbs.
CAREER VICTORIES: 4
55m Hurdles: 7.38, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
60m Hurdles: 7.78, 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
110m Hurdles: 13.95, 2008 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
400m Hurdles: 52.70, 2007 Miami Elite Invitational, Coral Gables, Fla.
(One-time All-American) 2008 NCAA Indoor All- American - 60m hurdles; 2008 All-SEC second-team; 2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region - 110m hurdles, 4x100m; 2006 USA Junior National champion – 110m hurdles.
2008 AS A JUNIOR
Wins (2): (o) Penn Relays shuttle hurdle relay (56.24); Hurricane Challenge 400m hurdles (53.23) … Bests of 7.38 (55m), 21.95 (200m), 7.78 (60m hurdles), 13.95 (110m hurdles) and 53.23 (400m hurdles) … Competed in 12 meets (six indoor, six outdoor) … Finished 11th in prelims of 110m hurdles at SEC Outdoor Championships (14.15) … Took third in 110m hurdles at Mississippi Open (13.99) … Led off winning SHR squad (56.24) and posted personal-best time of 13.95 in heats of 110m hurdles before finishing sixth in finals (14.33) against -2.1 headwind … Turned in second regional mark of season in 110m hurdles with time of 14.08 at Pepsi Florida Relays … Won 400m hurdles with time of 53.23 and posted NCAA regional-qualifying time of 14.24 in 110m hurdles at Hurricane Challenge … Posted career-best time of 7.78 in prelims of 60m hurdles at NCAA Indoor Championships to finish 10th … Missed finals by .02, but placed eighth among Americans to earn firstcareer All-America accolade … Ran NCAA provisional-qualifying 7.79 in prelim of 60m hurdles at SEC Indoor Championships prior to finishing fifth (7.83) … Placed third in 60m hurdles at Iowa State Classic with time of 7.96 … Recorded PR of 7.94 in first round of the event … Finished 10th in 55m hurdles at Tom Jones Memorial Classic (7.41) after posting a personal-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 7.38 in prelims … Took second in 60m hurdles (8.03) and ran third leg of runner-up 4x400m (3:16.19) at Big Ten/SEC Challenge.
2007 AS A SOPHOMORE
Wins (2): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays 4x100m (39.93), shuttle hurdle relay (58.60) … Bests of 7.96 (60m hurdles), 13.97 (110m hurdles) and 52.70 (400m hurdles) … Competed in 11 meets (four indoor, seven outdoor) … USTFCCCA All-East Region in 110m hurdles and 4x100m … Finished 19th at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles (13.99) … Missed advancing to semifinals by 0.004 of one second … Reset personal record for fifth time of season with mark of 13.97 to take fourth at NCAA East Regional … Seventh in 110m hurdles (14.24) and 14th in 400m hurdles (53.66) at SEC Outdoor Championships … Reset PR in 110m hurdles for fourth-straight meet with 14.03 regional clocking to take fourth at California Collegiate Challenge … Ran NCAA regional time of 14.05 to finish fourth at Miami Elite Invitational … Also posted PR in 400m hurdles to take third (52.70) … Clocked NCAA regional mark of 14.16 to finish 10th at Pepsi Florida Relays … Also ran on winning 4x100m relay (39.93) that notched NCAA regional time and on victorious shuttle hurdle relay (58.60) … Ran 14.17 in 110m hurdles despite -0.9 wind reading to take third at Jim Click Shoot- Out … Shaved nearly a tenth of a second of previous PR to finish seventh in 60m hurdles at SEC Indoor Championships in 7.96.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN
Bests of 7.43 (55m hurdles), 8.11 (60m hurdles) and 14.20 (110m hurdles) … Competed in 12 meets (six indoor, six outdoor) … After collegiate season, finished 10th in 110m hurdles (13.92) at IAAF World Junior Championships after claiming U.S. Junior title in 13.46 … Ran opening leg of 4x100m relay that took 14th at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 40.00 … Clocked then-career best 14.20 in 110m hurdles to finish 20th at NCAA East Regional … Also ran opening leg of 4x100m that took fifth in 40.12 … Placed 14th in 110m hurdles at SEC Outdoor Championships in 14.33 … Recorded first NCAA regional time of career at Diet Pepsi Classic by taking sixth in wind-aided time of 14.29 … Eighth in 55m hurdles at SEC Indoor Championships with time of 7.49 … Top collegiate finisher in Gator debut as he clocked 7.66 to take third in 55m hurdles at Florida Intercollegiate.
Bests of 7.83 in 60m hurdles, 13.90 in 110m hurdles and 52.83 in 400m hurdles … 2004-05 Gatorade South Carolina Track & Field Athlete of the Year … Two-time South Carolina Class 4A state champion in 400m hurdles and one-time state champion in 110m hurdles … Won 2005 title in 110m hurdles (14.33) and 400m hurdles (52.83) … Also won 2004 state title in 400m hurdles (53.26) and was second in 110m hurdles (14.31) … Finished second at 2005 Nike Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles (7.83) … Took fourth in 2005 Nike Outdoor Nationals 110m hurdles (13.90) … Member of 4x55m hurdle relay that set a record at 2004 Nike Indoor Championships in 29.45 … 2001 Junior Olympic youth national champion in 100m hurdles … Set South Carolina state records in 400m hurdles two straight years and set high school records in 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 400m hurdles … 2005 graduate of Westside High School.