- Dominick Bailey
- Blythewood, S.C. (Ridge View HS)
Long Jump: 7.03m/23-0.75, 2006 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Triple Jump: 15.43m/50-7.50, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Long Jump: 7.31m/23-11.75, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Triple Jump: 14.62m/47-11.75, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
2007 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 6.91m/22-8 (long jump) and 13.98m/45-10.25 (triple jump) … Competed in one indoor meet … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Due to illness, competed for only time of season at SEC Indoor Championships and took 11th in long jump (6.91m/22-8) and 15th in triple jump (13.98m/45-10.25).
2006 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Bests of 7.31m/23-11.75 (long jump) and 15.43m/50-7.50 (triple jump) … Competed in 11 meets (six indoor, five outdoor) … Made finals in both long jump and triple jump at SEC Outdoor Championships and finished ninth in both events … Posted wind-aided mark of 7.32m/24-0.25 in long jump and wind-aided 14.83m/48-8 in triple jump … Picked up three points for Gators by taking sixth in triple jump at SEC Indoor Championships with mark of 15.08m/49-5.75 … Missed NCAA provisional by less than three inches by taking second at Pepsi Invitational in triple jump (15.43m/50-7.50) … Mark was more than four feet better than previous best … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 23-6 in long jump and 48-2 in triple jump … 2004 South Carolina Class 4A state champion in triple jump (48-0) and was second in 400m hurdles (56.49) and long jump (23-6) … 2003 South Carolina Class 4A state champion in 400m hurdles (55.38) and was second in triple jump (46-10) … Named The State 2004 4A Track Athlete of the Year … Finished fourth at the 2004 Nike Indoor Classic meet in the triple jump … Finished second at 2003 state meet in triple jump … Set high school records in triple jump, long jump, 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles … Team won South Carolina 4A state championship in 2004 … Coached by Jeff Buys … 2004 graduate of Ridge View High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Dominick Anton Bailey on Feb. 21, 1986 in Fort Jackson, S.C. … Son of Keith and Marilynn Bailey .. Has two younger brothers, Damon and Devan … Graduated 14th in high school class … National Achievement Scholar … Chose Florida because of the academic prowess and unmatched combination of facilities and coaching staff … Also considered Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia Tech … Most admires Carl Lewis in track and field because he steadily challenged himself to be great … Served as president of Spanish Club in high school and was a three-year member of marching band … Played the French Horn.
MAJOR: Nutritional Sciences