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2008 Women's Track & Field Roster

Kayla Griffin

CLASS
Fr/Fr
Hometown
Orlando, Fla. (Boone HS)
School
Alexis Booker

PERSONAL RECORDS

INDOOR

Long Jump: 5.50m/18-0.50, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.

 

OUTDOOR

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 school’s 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.

 

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