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Essence White
Position: Long/ Triple Jumps
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tracy, California
High School: Millennium High
WSU CAREER. FRESHMAN (2012-13): Indoor - Long jumped season-best 5.36m/17-7i at Idaho Open II (2/16/13, Moscow)…Outdoor - Season-best long jump leap was 5.19m/17-0 1/2 at Sam Adams Classic.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters at Millennium High and Ripon Christian High…three letters in basketball for coach Adams and coach Mike Zuniga...one letter for cross country coach Sherie Linford…sophomore year received Harvest Christian League Scholar Athlete Award…competed on Northwest Express Track Club for coach/father Edmond White…with NWETC placed first in long jump at 2010 Pacific Association USATF Youth Championships...finished third in long jump at 2010 USATF Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships and finished 16th at JO National meet…at 2011 USATF Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships was runner-up in long jump with PR leap of 5.44m/17-10 1/4…at 2012 USATF Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships finished fourth in 100m and eighth in long jump.
 
PERSONAL. Born in August 1994, in Hayward, California…father Edmond is retired…mother Gwen in a registered nurse…older brother William White…older sisters Valerie Carter and Ebony White…Ebony was a heptathlete at Sacramento State…member of the Millennium High Gold Honor Roll…graduated with a 4.0 GPA…earned the Girl Scout Gold Award…plans to major in biology to prepare for veterinary medicine.
 
WHITE’S WSU BEST
Long Jump - 5.36m / 17-7i (2013)