Enters junior year off the finest outdoor campaign of his career, advancing to the NCAA Outdoor finals in the triple jump for the first time and earning second-team All-American honors…pulled off a rare ACC Outdoor Championships double, sweeping the triple jump and long jump title for Field Co-MVP honors…established new career-bests in both the triple jump and long jump in 2017.
Indoor – Participated in five meets including the ACC Championships, where he finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 15.54m (51-0); just off his indoor collegiate best…won the Larry Wieczorek Invitational where he posted the top indoor triple jump performance of his career (15.58m/51-1.5)…also posted a triple jump win at the Bob Pollock Invitational, where he also reached the long jump finals. Outdoor – Competed in 10 meets including the ACC Championships, where he became just the sixth athlete in conference history – and the third Seminole – to win both the triple jump and long jump titles…established a new personal-best in the triple jump (16.32m/53-6.5) – No. 6 in FSU history – to win the ACC title…claimed the long jump crown with his second-best mark of the year (7.55m/24-9.25)…qualified for his first NCAA Championships appearance by placing 10th at the East Preliminary…finished ninth at the NCAA Championships with a wind-aided best of 15.97m (52-4.75), which got him to the finals…later placed 12th at the USATF Championships…recorded triple jump wins at the Tennessee Relays and Stanford Cardinal Classic…was third in the long jump at Stanford with a personal-best 7.57m mark (24-10).
Indoor: Endured some growing pains over the course of a five-meet campaign…his season-best performance came in FSU debut at UAB Blazer Invitational with third-place triple jump finish (15.18m/49-9.75)…also competed in ACC Championships. Outdoor: Collegiate season highlight came at ACC Championships where he grabbed silver when he soared 16.12m (52-10.75), a lifetime-best and his first competitive mark over 16 meters…his mark ranked No. 9 in the nation entering NCAA postseason…also posted long jump PB (7.24m/23-9) at ACC, narrowly missing finals…season came to an abrupt conclusion with 16th-place finish at NCAA East Preliminary (15.72m/51-7)…scored his first collegiate win at the Rafer Johnson-Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA (15.54/51-0)…capped his first season by representing the United States at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland, reaching the finals…earned spot on team with silver medal finish at USATF Junior Championships, matching his career-best triple jump mark (16.12m)…ACC Outdoor Championships runner-up with No. 8 mark in program history.
Won 2015 FHSAA 4A triple jump title with lifetime-best mark of 51-2.25…was undefeated during his senior season in the triple…claimed Golden South, Florida Relays and Disney Showcase titles…was the 2014 FHSAA 4A triple jump silver medalist…also holds lifetime best of 22-3.50 in the long jump and 6-6 in the high jump.
Attended Colonial High School…intends to major in Business..born February, 11, 1997.