- Marquis Dendy
- Middletown, Del.
2013: Captured men’s long jump NCAA crown with a personal-best, school record and NCAA record mark of 8.28m/27-2 and also placed fourth with a leap of 16.20m/53-1.75 in the men’s triple jump …Captured SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Year accolades … Earned USTFCCCA South Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year honors … Placed third in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 16.25m/53-3.75 and dominated the men’s long jump with a then personal-best, meet and school record, NCAA, U.S. and then-world-leading mark of 8.25m/27-0.75 at the SEC Indoor Championship … Named to the Bowerman Watch List … Became the collegiate leader in the men’s long jump this year with a leap of 7.99m/26-2.75 and claimed second in men’s triple jump with a then personal-best mark of 16.10m/52-10 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet … Captured the men’s long jump title at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a mark of 7.75m/25-5.25 … Claimed the men’s long jump title at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a leap of 8.17m/26-9.75.
2012: Southeastern Conference Indoor Champion in the men’s long jump … Tallied eight victories in 2012, including the NACAC U-23 Championships, the Pepsi Florida Relays, the Virginia Tech Elite Meet and the SEC Indoor Championships … Youngest competitor in the men’s long jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials, advancing to the finals of the event … The only competitor in the nation to participate in both the men’s long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Indoor personal best of 8.06m/26-5.50 (SEC Indoors) and outdoor personal best of 7.81m/25-7.50 (NCAA East Preliminary Round) … All-American indoors in the men’s long jump … Three-time All-Freshman SEC
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: No. 1 ranked long jumper and triple jumper according to DyeStat and holds the all-time Delaware state record in both of those events both indoors and outdoors … Holds a personal-best triple jump mark of 52-7.50 and a personal-best long jump mark of 25-9.50 … 2010 New Balance Outdoor Triple Jump Champion, breaking the meet record in the event … Competed at the 2010 World Junior Championships, placing eighth … 2011 Delaware State Champion in the triple jump both indoors and outdoors and the long jump champion outdoors … Won his state outdoor title in the triple jump in three consecutive seasons … Personal-best indoor long jump mark of 25-9.50 currently ranks third-best all-time in the nation in high school history … Delaware’s outstanding male indoor field athlete in 2011, by a vote of the state’s coaches … Two-time triple jump champion at the Penn Relays Carnival, becoming the state of Delaware’s first-ever back-to-back champion at Penn Relays.