- Kayla Griffin
- Orlando, Fla. (Boone HS)
Long Jump: 5.50m/18-0.50, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
100m: 12.17, 2008 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 25.69, 2008 Snowbird Invitational, Tallahassee, Fla.
Long Jump: 5.67m/18-7.25, 2008 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2008 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 12.17 (100m), 25.69 (200m) and 5.67m/18-7.25 (long jump) Competed in nine meets (three indoor, six outdoor) Took seventh in B long jump at Pepsi Florida Relays with career-best leap of 5.67m/18-7.25 Placed fifth overall, and second among collegians, in long jump at Snowbird Invitational (5.63m/18-5.75) Finished 10th in long jump at Rod McCravy Memorial (5.34m/17-6.25).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 12.5 in 100m and 18-5.75 in long jump Placed third in long jump and fourth in 4x100m at 2007 Florida state meet Served as captain of the Boone track & field as a junior and a senior, and earned MVP honors as a sophomore and senior Named high schools Outstanding Sprinter all four year Member of school-record holding 4x100m team Also played basketball, leading Boone to the state semifinals twice Played AAU basketball for the Orlando Comets, winning two national championships and four state titles Also ran for Winter Park Flyers club team.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Jan. 25, 1989, in Orlando, Fla. Daughter of Ken and Yvette Griffin Father played football at Kentucky and Miami (Fla.) before officiating professional football, and mother was a cheerleader at Bethune-Cookman Has an older brother, Christopher (20) Participated in National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta in high school Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and won the William Boone Distinguished Scholar Award in 2007 Earned the Orange County Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in 2004 Admires her late godmother, Rosa, for always standing behind her Enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends Has been juggling since sixth grade Chose UF because she knew it would give her the best of both the athletic and academic worlds Also considered Georgia Tech and Rice.
MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences