Event: Long Jump
PRs: LJ 6.61m/21-8.25
Born: 1981 in Macon, Ga.
Current Residence: Chino Hills, Calif.
High School: Pebblebrook (GA) 99
College: Notre Dame 03
Coach: Ernest Gregoire
Agent: Claude Bryan
Club: Nike / Southern California Cheetahs
Career Highlights: 2004 U.S. Indoor LJ champion; 5-time NCAA All-American; 2000 US Junior LJ Runner-Up
King earned national recognition when she won the 2004 U.S. Indoor long jump title in Boston. A five-time NCAA All-American at Notre Dame, she owns both Notre Dame records in the indoor and outdoor long jump and also was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that owns the school record, earned a spot on the U.S. Junior track & field team with a runner-up finish at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2000. Georgia state champion in the long jump, setting a state record with a leap of 19-10.75 in 1999, runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the 1999 state meet, runner-up in both the 300-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the long jump at the state meet in 1997. Ran nine seasons for the Atlanta-based Northside Red Runners under the direction of Robert Red Smith, started running competitively in 1998 at age seven. Brother Kelvin was a cornerback on the Air Force Academy football team. Graduated with a finance degree from Notre Dame.
2004: 6th at Olympic Trials (6.47m/21-02.75),USA Indoor LJ champion (6.45m/21-2.0),1st at Provo (6.51m/21-4.25), 5th at Nike Prefontaine Classis (6.31m/20-8.50), 6th at Martinique (6.31m/20-8.5), ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN, best of 6.51m/21-4.25.
2003: 4th at USA Outdoors LJ (6.43m/21-1.25), 5th at Pan Am Games LJ (6.09m/19-11.75), 3rd at NCAA Outdoors LJ (6.48m/21-3.25), 6th at NCAA Indoors LJ (6.25m/20-6.25), Big East Outdoors LJ champion (6.61m/21-8.25) Big East Indoors 60mH champion (8.39)...3rd in 100mH at Big East Outdoors (13.64), 6th in 100m at Big East Outdoors (12.06), 4th at Big East Indoors LJ (6.13m/20-1.5), 7th in 60m at Big East Indoors (7.65), ranked #3 at LJ in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: 7th at NCAA Outdoors LJ (6.31m/20-8.5), 3rd in 60mH at Big East Indoors (8.53), 4th at Big East Indoors LJ (6.16m/20-2.5), 5th in LJ at Big East Outdoors (6.22m/20-5), 7th in 100mH at Big East Outdoors (14.34), bests of 6.50m/21-4, 13.81 (100mH).
2001: 3rd at Big East Indoors LJ (6.07m/19-11), 4th in 60mH at Big East indoors (8.49), Meyo Invitational LJ champion (5.96m/19-6.75), Tom Botts Invitational LJ champion (6.18m/20-3.5)...injury kept her out of Big East Outdoors, bests of 6.18m/20-3.5, 8.49.
2000: Runner-up in LJ at USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships (6.45m/21-2)10th in qualifying heat at World Junior Outdoor, 4th in 100mH at Big East Outdoors (13.71), best of 6.45m/21-2.