2002 SEC COMMISSIONER?S TROPHY WINNER
OUTLOOK ? Ended her junior year impacting the SEC and NCAA Championships through the heptathlon, long jump and the triple jump ... Provides outstanding leadership ... Has had an outstanding fall ... Has displayed hard work, commitment and dedication at another level ... Looking for her to lead USC nationally again this year.
JUNIOR ? Had a break-out junior year ... During the indoor season, won the long jump at the Meet of Champions ... Finished second in the shot put at the USC Indoor Invitational ... At the SEC Indoor Championships, she placed 12th in the high jump and 10th in the long jump ... Finished 11th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships ... Outdoors, won the long jump at the Miami Invitational ... Finished second in the high jump at the Miami Invitational ... Placed second in the heptathlon at the Sea Ray Relays behind teammate Tacita Bass ... Placed fourth in the heptathalon at the Florida Relays ... At the Spec Town Relays, finished second in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the long jump ... Finished second in the long jump and triple jump and third in the heptathalon at the SEC Championships ... Was named the MVP of the SEC Outdoor Championships - picking up the Commissioner?s Trophy ... Finished third in the 100m hurdles and the long jump at the Four Way SEC Meet ... All-American in the long jump and the triple jump ... Finished sixth in the long jump at the NCAA Championships ... Placed 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships ... Placed fourth in the long jump at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
SOPHOMORE ? Indoors, won the triple jump and long jump at the Armory Meet with distances of 39? 11 1/2 and 19? 4 1/4, irrespectively ... Won the long jump at both the Barnett Bank Invitational and the Virginia Tech Team 25 meet ... Had three top five finishes in the long jump and triple jump ... Won the long jump at the Tyson Invitational, defeating eventual NCAA champion Jenny Adams of Houston ... Also competed in the 60 m hurdles and high jump ... At the SEC Championships, finished third in both the triple jump and the long jump ... Finished 13th in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Outdoors, at the SEC Quad, finished second in the long jump ... Placed first in the long jump at both the Duke Invitational and South Carolina State Championships ... Also competed in the 100m hurdles ... Finished ninth in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships.
FRESHMAN ? Rookie of the Year ... Indoors, excelled during her first year ... Placed second in the long jump and the triple jump at the SEC Four-Way ... At the Five-Way Meet, finished third in the 60m low hurdles and first in the long jump ... Competed at the Gamecock Indoor, placing first in the 55m low hurdles and the high jump ... Participated in the SEC Championship and came in second place in the long jump ... Outdoors, placed sixth in the 100m high hurdles ... Placed third in the long jump and the triple jump at the same meet ... Participated at the National Team Championships ... Placed seventh in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump at the SEC Championships ... Also qualified for the long jump at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Qualified for the US Olympic Trials.
HIGH SCHOOL ?? Attended Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach Lakes, FL ... Coached by Jerome Groover ... Lettered in track for four years ... Fourteen time All-American starting with her ninth grade year ... Voted the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Athlete of the Year her senior year ... Most Outstanding athlete in 1999 ... Team was All-American in the 4x100m and the 4x400m ... Team was named to the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel All-Area teams ... Conference champions her Freshman and Senior year ... District and Regional Champions all four years ... Team was state champion in 1996 and 1997.
PERSONAL ?? Majoring in Art Studio ... Born in Jamaica ... Parents are Dalene Mares and Ramuth Wilks ... Siblings are Robin Wilks, Sara Wilks, Sapphire Wilks, and Erica Mares ... Upon graduation she would like to continue her education in graduate school ... Born on Oct. 14, 1980.