Colorado Springs, Colorado
WSU CAREER JUNIOR (2010): Indoor - Equaled PR and reached NCAA Provisional Qualifying height in high jump of 2.14m/7-0 1/4i at Cougar Indoor Meet (1/23/10, Pullman)...took fifth place at MPSF Championships (2.12m/6-11 1/2i)...Outdoor - Best clearance of season was 2.09m/6-10 1/4 for ninth place at Pac-10 Championships...cleared 2.06m/6-9 at NCAA West Region/Preliminary Rounds for 20th.
SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Indoor - Cleared high jump with PR and NCAA Provisional Qualifying height of 2.14m/7-0 1/4i at Runners Soul Open (2/7/09, Moscow)...finished fifth at MPSF Championships (2.10m/6-10 3/4i)...Outdoor - Best bar of season was 2.06m/6-9 at Sam Adams Open (4/4/09, Spokane)...took fifth place at Pac-10 Championships after jumping 2.05m/6-8 3/4.
FRESHMAN (2007-08): Indoor - Opened the season at WSU Open with collegiate best high jump of 2.10m/6-10 3/4i (1/19/08, Pullman)...tied for eighth at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships after clearing 1.99m/6-6 1/4i...Outdoor - Spent season stuck at 2.05m/6-8 3/4...cleared that height at five meets including Pac-10 Championships to tie for sixth place (5/17/08, Tempe).
Earned a total of five varsity letters...attended Coronado High freshman through junior years...played basketball for coach James Grantz...competed in track for coach Nancy Pellow...sophomore year hoops team won the Colorado Springs Metro League title...selected all-league in basketball as a junior...placed third at state high jump competition as a junior...senior year at Palmer High...placed second at state meet in high jump as team were state runners-up for team title...honorable mention all-league...holds Palmer High record for high jump with 6-9 clearance...two-time track team MVP...received the David C. Hall Memorial award for academics...played on two basketball club teams, Colorado Crush and One Way...competed unattached in AAU and USTF track competitions coached by Nancy Pellow.
Born in December 1988, at Colorado Springs...father Tommy does restoration...mother Gail is a nail technician...younger brother Brandon and younger sister Alexis Martinez-Deese...majoring in digital technology and culture.
DEESE'S WSU BESTS High Jump - 2.14m / 7-0 1/4i (2009)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2010 High Jump 9th 2.09m / 6-10 1/4 2009 High Jump 5th 2.05m / 6-8 3/4 2008 High Jump t6th 2.05m / 6-8 3/4
NCAA PRELIMINARY ROUNDS PERFORMANCES 2010 High Jump 20th 2.06m / 6-9