- Omar Craddock
- Killeen, Texas
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- Richard Milburn
2013: 2013 U.S. Champion in the men’s triple jump, besting former Gator teammate and two-time Olympic medalist Will Claye, jumping an all-conditions best of 17.15m/56-4.25 to take home the crown … Finished his collegiate career on top, capturing the NCAA title in the men’s triple jump outdoors with a new personal best of 16.92m/55-6.25, good for third all-time in program history … 2013 USTFCCCA South Region Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year … Advanced as the top seed out of the NCAA East Preliminary Round as the only athlete at the East Prelims to surpass the 16-meter mark … Jumped a then-NCAA-leading 16.46m/54-0 to defend his SEC Outdoor title in the men’s triple jump … Won every outdoor meet in his senior campaign, including a jump of 16.43m/53-11 to clinch his first Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays title … Captured the men’s triple jump title with a then season-best mark of 16.38m/53-9 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet … Came in second in the triple jump with a then season-best leap of 16.49m/54-1.25 and claimed eighth in the men’s long jump with a personal-best mark of 7.63m/25-0.50 at the SEC Indoor Championship … Claimed second in the men’s triple jump with a personal-best mark of 16.80m/55-1.50 at NCAA Indoor Championship.
2012: Swept the NCAA Championships in the men’s triple jump in 2012, capturing the titles with marks of 16.92m/55-6.25 (NCAA Outdoors), an all-conditions best, and 16.75m/54-11.50 (NCAA Indoors), a new career best indoors … Swept the SEC titles in men’s indoor and outdoor triple jump, becoming the first Gator to do so since Christian Taylor in 2010 … Earned the sixth and seventh consecutive NCAA triple jump titles for the Gators, continuing the tradition left by Gator Olympians Taylor and Will Claye … Finished fourth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
2011: Captured the 2011 Penn Relays triple jump title with an outdoor personal best of 16.46m/54-0 … Earned first team All-America honors with a fifth place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships (16.32m/53-6.50) … Jumped a personal-best and third-best in school history 16.57m/54-4.50 at the 2011 SEC Indoor Championships, finishing third behind teammates Christian Taylor and Will Claye … Finished second in the triple jump at the 2011 Texas A&M Challenge, jumping 15.82m/51-11 … Captured the triple jump title at the Penn State Nittany Lion meet to open the season, clearing 16.19m/53-1.50.
2010: Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/9), placing sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 16.13m/52-11 … Placed second at the SEC Outdoor Championships (5/16) in the triple jump, using the third-best leap in school history at 16.33m/53-7 … Helped the Gators to their first SEC Outdoor Championship since 1987 … Impressive at the Penn Relays Carnival (4/24), winning the triple jump championship with a then-personal-best leap of 16.24m/53-3.50 … Was second in both the long jump and triple jump at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (4/17) … Second in the triple jump at the Pepsi Florida Relays (4/3) with a mark of 16.12m/52-10.75 … Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/13), placing seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 16.15m/53-0, helping the Gators to their first-ever NCAA Indoor Championship … Third at the SEC Indoor Championships (2/28) in the triple jump with a personal-record indoor leap of 16.19m/53-1.50 … That jump ranks as the third-best mark in indoor men’s school history … Fourth in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational (2/13) with a mark of 15.59m/51-1.75 … Took third at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/6) with a jump of 15.77m/51-9 … In his first meet as a Gator, placed fourth at the Texas A&M Challenge with a mark of 15.46m/50-8.75, which was one of the top-10 jumps in school history.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Competed at Richard Milburn Academy in Killeen, Texas … Coached by Eric Gaither … Also competed for the Killeen Blaze and the Jumps Corps … Placed fifth at the world youth trials in the triple jump … Lists one of his most memorable moments as having the opportunity to go to Puerto Rico and win the triple jump and 4x100m relay at the AAU Junior Olympic Games … The 2008 Texas state champion in the triple jump … Personal bests of 50-11.50 (TJ) and 23-9 (LJ) … Also competed in football and was named his team’s most valuable player his senior season.