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Martin Boston
Martin Boston

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hayward, Calif.

High School:
James Logan High

Height:
5-11

Event:
Sprints/Jumps

Birthdate:
04/18/1984



WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2004-05): Breakthrough year in regards to reaching collegiate PRs...Indoor - Clocked PRs in both 60m dash of 6.82i and 200m dash of 21.53i at Holiday Inn Team Invite (2/12/05, Boise)...Outdoor - At Pac-10 Championships took sixth place in triple jump with PR and NCAA Regional Qualifying mark of 15.52m/50-11 (5/15/05, Los Angeles)...also at Pac-10s, ran lead leg of 4x100m relay to fourth place with improved NCAA RQ time of 39.94, ran best non-wind 100m time of 10.69 for 14th and ran third leg of eighth place 4x400m relay (3:10.61)...at NCAA West Regional, finished 10th in triple jump after waiting out a 90-minute storm delay between his warm-ups and the start of the second flight...4x100m relay team finished fifth with a time of 39.96 after clocking a season-best 39.91 in the prelims (5/28/05, Eugene).

SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Indoor - Struggled with an ankle injury that restricted long jumping...clocked PR in 200m of 22.01i at Pac-10 Invite (2/14/04, Seattle)...led WSU in 60m dash with time of 6.83i at Vandal Indoor (2/20/04, Moscow)...finished sixth in the long jump (7.10m/23-3 1/2i) at the MPSF Championships 2/28/04, Seattle)...Outdoor - Ran PRs in 100m and 200m...at Trojan Invite (3/20/04, Los Angeles) ran 100m time of 10.68W and 200m time of 22.28...at Pac-10 Championships (5/15/04, Tucson) clocked 10.72 in 100m for 13th and ran third leg of third place 4x100m relay (39.73)...moved to relay lead leg for second place (39.58) at NCAA West Regional (5/29/04, Northridge)...at the NCAA Championships (6/10/04, Austin) relay ran prelim time of 39.64, 12th-fastest but did not advance to the final...best relay time of 39.55 came at Washington Dual meet (5/1/04, Pullman)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team. FRESHMAN (2002-03): Indoor - Leaped to 7.31m/23-11 3/4 at McDonald's II (2/15/03, Moscow)...at MPSF Championships, placed fourth in long jump with 7.17m/23-6 1/4 leap (2/22/03, Nampa)...Outdoor - Best long jump distance of 7.43m/24-4 1/2 came at USATF Junior Championships (6/21/03, Stanford) where he placed second...went on to Pan American Junior Championships, at Bridgetown, Barbados, in July, but did not place after three fouled attempts.

FRESHMAN (2002-03): Indoor - Leaped to 7.31m/23-11 3/4 at McDonald's II (2/15/03, Moscow)...at MPSF Championships, placed fourth in long jump with 7.17m/23-6 1/4 leap (2/22/03, Nampa)...Outdoor - Best long jump distance of 7.43m/24-4 1/2 came at USATF Junior Championships (6/21/03, Stanford) where he placed second...went on to Pan American Junior Championships, at Bridgetown, Barbados, in July, but did not place after three fouled attempts.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Attended Mt. Eden High and then competed and graduated from James Logan High...earned four letters in track and three in basketball...Logan High track coach Lee Webb and basketball coach Blake Chong...high school PRs were 48-0 in triple jump, 6-4 in high jump, and 23-6 1/2 in the long jump...senior year performances hampered by ankle injury...placed seventh in triple jump and ninth in long jump at Junior Olympics...qualified for state meet as a junior but injury prevented competing...as senior won long and triple jumps at initial Adidas Midwest Classic Indoor Meet...took long, triple and high jumps at K-Bell Invitational...also won long jump at Stanford Invite...clocked in at 40.2 in 300m hurdles, 49.9 in 400m at the Mission Valley Athletic League finals...also participated in the USATF Elite Men's Developmental Camp under coach Dick Booth.

PERSONAL. Martin Luther Boston was born 4/18/84 in the Philippines...mother Candace Davis works in personnel...father Paul Davis is a software engineer...twin brother Malcolm...sister Aneka Davis (3/14/88)...grandfather Ralph Boston medalled in three consecutive Olympic long jumps - gold (1960), silver (1964), bronze (1968)...played point guard on the Sacramento Renegades AAU basketball team...member of high school forensics team that won state championship...participates in Spoken Word poetry at WSU...pursuing a career in business management and entrepreneurship.

BOSTON'S WSU BESTS
60m - 6.82i (2005)
100m - 10.68W (2004), 10.69 (2005)
200m - 21.53i (2005)
4x100m Relay - 39.55 (2004)
4x400m - 3:10.68 (2005
Long Jump - 7.43m / 24-4 1/2 (2003)
Triple Jump - 15.52m / 50-11 (2005)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES 2005 100m 14thT 10.69 Triple Jump 6th 15.52m / 50-11 4x100m Relay 4th 39.94 4x400m Relay 8th 3:10.61 2004 100m 13th 10.72 4x100m Relay 3rd 39.73 2003 Long Jump 10th 7.05m / 23-1 3/4

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2005 4x100m Relay 5th 39.96 (39.91 prelim) Triple Jump 10th 15.08m/49-5 3/4 2004 4x100m Relay 2nd 39.58

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES 2004 4x100m Relay 12th Prelims 39.64

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