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YOLANDA THOMPSON
  • Jumps/ Sprints
  • Junior
  • Alexandria, VA (West Potomac HS)

CAREER VICTORIES: 13

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Long Jump: 20-'3 - 2000 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Triple Jump: 43-0.25 - 2001 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
Long Jump: 21-3.25 - 2001Florida Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
Triple Jump: 43-3 2001 SEC Outdoor Championships, Columbia, S.C.

HONORS: (Four-time NCAA All-American) 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American-4x100m relay; 2001 Outdoor NCAA All-American - Long Jump; 2001 Outdoor NCAA All-American - Triple Jump; 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - Triple Jump; 2000 USATF Junior National Champion, Long Jump

2002 AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 14 meets (seven outdoors, seven indoors)... Anchor leg of the fourth place finishing 4x100m relay team... Third in the triple jump at the SEC Championships, provisional qualifier of 42-0... 13th in the long jump at the SEC meet... Fourth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump at the Penn Relays...Sixth in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump at the Sun Angel Classic...Won the triple jump (40'06.25) and finished fourth in the Gatorade Classic...Fourth in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump at the Florid Relays...Finished first in the triple jump (41'04.25) and third in the long jump (19') at the Fast Times Qualifier...Sixth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump at the SEC Championships...Placed third in both the long jump and triple jump a the Gator Invitational... Finished first in the triple jump at the SEC East Challenge... Set her first provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Third in the triple jump at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2002 Wins (2): (o): Gatorade Classic triple jump (40'06.25) (i): Fast Times Qualifier triple jump (41'04.25); SEC East Challenge (41'05.74).

2001 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 21-3.25 (Long Jump) and 43-3 (Triple Jump)... Competed in 13 meets (six indoors, seven outdoors)... Was a double All-American at the NCAA Championships with seventh place finishes in both the long and triple jumps... Second in the SEC Championships triple jump with a personal best and NCAA qualifying mark of 43-3, second all-time at Florida... 12thin the long jump at the SEC Championships... Third in the collegiate division of the triple jump at the Penn Relays... First at the Gator Twi-Light triple jump with a seasonal best 41-9.75... Double winner at the Florida Challenge (personal best and provisional qualifying mark of 21-3.25 in the long jump and 41-7 in the triple jump)... Second in both the triple and long jumps at the SEC Triangular... Finished eighth, scoring one point for the team in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Seventh in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships... Won the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational (42-8), ninth in the long jump... Improved her provisional standing in the triple jump with a personal best of 43-0.25 at the Gator Invitational... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA championships in the long jump (20-2.25), finishing fourth... Ran the second leg of the provisional qualifying 4x400m team (with Benjamin, A. Robinson and Rein)... Earned her fifth career victory and first of 2001 in the triple jump at the SEC Quad in Arkansas... Second in the long jump at the SEC Quad... Ran the second leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (with Benjamin, A. Robinson and Rein)... Set a personal best and qualified for the NCAA championships in the triple jump with a mark of 41-7.25 at the Florida Intercollegiates... Second in the long jump with a mark of 19-3.5 at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2001 Wins (6): (i) Tyson Invitational triple jump (42-8); Gator Invitational triple jump (43-0.25); SEC Quad triple jump (40-1.25); (o) Gator Twi-Light triple jump (41-9.75), Florida Challenge long jump (21-3.25), triple jump (41-7).

2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 21-3.25w (Long Jump) (20-3 wind legal) (20-1.75 outdoors) and 43-0.25w (Triple Jump) (42-0.5 wind legal) (41-7 indoors)... Competed in 16 meets (Six Indoors, 10 Outdoors)... U.S./Canada National dual meet Triple Jump champion, 41-04.5w; also placed third in the Long Jump, 19-02.75w... USATF Junior National Long Jump Champion, 21-03.25w; also runner-up in the triple jump, 43-0.25w... Competed with the 4x400m relay (Second leg with Evans, Brown-Moore and Grizzle) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 10th in 3:35.47 - did not advance... Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m relay (Second leg with Evans, Brown-Moore and Grizzle), 3:35.36; sixth in the triple jump, 42-0.5 (12.81m/ w:1.5) - Personal Best; ninth in the long jump 20-1.75 (6.14m/ w:1.1) - Indoor Best; eighth with the 4x100m relay (Second leg with T. Robinson, Wright and Mundey)... Fourth in the Penn Relays Triple Jump, 40-9.75 (12.44m); fifth with the 4x400m squad (Second leg with Evans, Grizzle and Brown-Moore), 3:35.23 (53.4 split)... Third in the Florida Relays invitational Triple Jump, 39-5 (12.01m/ w:-.9); third in the collegiate Long Jump, 19-3.5 (5.88m/ w:0.4); and fourth with the "B" Sprint Medley Relay (Second leg with T. Robinson, Ward and DeLeon), 4:02.81... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the Triple Jump (41-4.5) and with the 4x400m relay (3:35.23)... Sixth in the SEC Indoor Championships Triple Jump, 41-7 (12.67m) - Personal Best; also sixth in the Long Jump, 20-3 (6.17m)- Personal Best; second with the UF Distance Medley Relay squad (400m leg with Merten, Allen and Grizzle), 11:39.19... Provisional qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the Triple Jump (41-7) and Long Jump (20-3).

2000 WINS (4): (o) SEC Quad (4/1) 4x400m (3): 3:38.89; SEC Tri-Meet (4/8) 4x400m (2): 3:46.90; USATF Jr. Nationals (6/23) LJ: 21-03.25; US/Canada Jr. Dual (7/17) TJ: 41-4.5.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: 1999 Track and Field News High School All-American in the triple jump... Top-ranked prep athlete in the triple according the magazine... West Potomac High Most Valuable Athlete all four years of high school... First-team Washington Post all-metro team in 1997, '98 and '99... 1998 and 1999 state champion in triple jump and the long jump... 1996 state champion in the 400m... Named Sports Girl of the Year runner-up by the U.S. Women's Sport Foundation... Second place at the 1999 Penn Relays triple jump... 1998 Junior National triple jump champion (42-4)... Member of 1999 indoor/outdoor Patriot district and northern region champion team champions... Has bests of 42-4w in the triple jump, 19-10.75 in the long jump, 24.75 in the 200m and 55.95 in the 400m.

PERSONAL: Born May 29, 1981 in Alexandria, Virginia...Was the Prom and Homecoming Queen at West Potomac... Daughter of Clayton and Anita Thompson... Has one brother, Clayton III... Also considered South Carolina and LSU.

MAJOR: Recreation.


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