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Player Bio: Jamil Smith :: Track  

  Jamil Smith
Jamil Smith

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Palmdale High

Height:
5-8

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
05/31/1983

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2004-05): Indoor - Placed seventh in the triple jump at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 15.02m/49-3 1/2i (2/28/04, Seattle)...Outdoor - Finished seventh in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships (5/15/04, Tucson) with a mark of 15.14m/49-8 1/4)...leaped to a triple jump PR of 51.80m/51-10 for sixth place at the NCAA West Regional (5/29/04, Northridge) and 10th-best in WSU history...was fifth going into final attempt, fouled long leap, missed NCAA meet by one place. SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Indoor - Top marks of season were long jump of 7.14m/23-5 1/4i and triple jump of 14.84m/48-8 1/4i, both at WSU Open (1/25/03, Pullman)...battled injuries...Outdoor - Finished sixth in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championships with a leap of 15.20m/49-10 1/2 (5/18/03, Los Angeles)...at the NCAA West Regional meet, triple jumped 14.84m/48-8 1/4w for 14th place. FRESHMAN (2001-02): Indoor - At MPSF Championships long jump PR 7.36m/24-1 3/4i and triple jump PR 14.92m/48-11 1/2i (2/23/02, Flagstaff)...Outdoor - Top triple jump marks of season came at Pac-10 Championships (5/19/02, Pullman)...third place in triple jump with wind-aided 15.47m/50-9 1/4 and a legal leap in series of 15.19m/49-10...finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 7.13m/23-4 3/4...best long jump mark of season was in hyper-wind (7.17m/23-6 3/4W) at Idaho Dual (4/13/02, Pullman).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Palmdale High...four in track with coaches Jeff Williams and Jeff Leeds, and two in football with coach Jeff Williams...high school All-American...number two triple jumper in Track & Field News 2001 prep rankings...leap of 50-10 3/4 was fourth best among prep boys last year...began senior year ranked fifth...two-time state triple jump champion...two-time Masters triple jump champion...CIF finals in long jump...long jump PR was 23-8 1/2...Adidas All-American Team for triple jump...Palmdale High Athlete of the Year...Antelope Valley Press Male Athlete of the Year...junior year triple jumped 49-10 3/4, 12th best mark in the nation...selected to regional first team...team MVP...made CIF finals in triple jump and 110m hurdles as a sophomore...MVP of the Field Event Team...Palmdale won league track title his freshman season...named football's most outstanding offensive player as senior and most outstanding running back as a junior...second team All-Golden League at wide receiver as senior...as a child, was member of Thomas Counts' Desert Lightning Track Club...at age nine placed sixth in U.S. in long jump...at age 11, was 13th nationally in long jump...on Myatt Track Club coached by Reggie Smith...qualified for AAU Junior Olympics in hurdles, triple jump and long jump.

PERSONAL. Born Jamil Ameer Smith 5/31/83 at Los Angeles...mother Diana is a registered nurse...father Reginald is retired...enjoys playing video games...majoring in criminal justice.

SMITH'S WSU BESTS
Long Jump - 7.36m / 24-1 3/4i (2002)
Triple Jump - 15.80m / 51-10 (2004)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2004 Triple Jump 7th 15.14m / 49-8 1/4 2003 Triple Jump 6th 15.20m / 49-10 1/2 2002 Long Jump 8th 7.13m / 23-4 3/4 Triple Jump 3rd 15.47m / 50-9 1/4w

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2004 Triple Jump 6th 15.80m / 51-10 2003 Triple Jump 14th 14.84m/48-8 1/4w

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