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Makyla Stanley

Makyla Stanley
Makyla  Stanley

Charleston, S.C.

High School:
James Island Charter

Sprints, Horizontal Jumps

Year I/O:

Early Childhood Education


2017 Razorback Invitational

Photos from the 2017 Razorback Invitational (Jan. 27-28, 2017; Photos by Gunnar Rathbun)

2018 Second-Team Outdoor All-American: 4x100m Relay

Indoors: Took part in the 60m, 200m and long jump... finished second in the 60 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational... ran her season-best 60m of 7.57 at the Darius Dixon... finished 34th in the 60m at the SEC Championships... ran her 200m PR of 25.41 at the Clemson Invitational... earned a third-place long jump finish at the Darius Dixon and placed 18th in the event at the conference meet.
Outdoors: Collected her first career All-America finish as part of the 4x100m relay team... competed individually primarily in the 100m and the long jump... finished second in the 100 at the USC Open and third at the Gamecock Invitational... ran her second-best 100 of 11.76 at the Tennessee Relays... won the long jump at the USC Open... jumped a new PR of 6.09m (19-11 3/4) at the Weems Baskin Invitational, which ranks 10th in Carolina history... finished 22nd at the SEC Championships in the long jump and 30th in the 100m... part of the team's 4x100m relay victory at the USC Open... rejoined the 4x1 for the NCAA East Regional, running the anchor leg on a season-best time of 44.02, which was good for an eighth-place finish and a berth at the NCAA Championships... was back in the 4x1 lineup in Eugene as the Gamecocks finished 14th to earn second-team All-America status.

Indoors: Saw improvement in both the 60m and the long jump... made the finals of the 60 in her first two events, finishing sixth at the Clemson Invitational and fourth at the Vanderbilt Invitational... advanced to the semifinals of the Armory Invitational, finishing 12th with a mark of 7.53, a PR at the time... ran another PR at the Tiger Paw Invitational, 7.51... placed 26th at the SEC Championship, stopping the clock in 7.55... finished second in the long jump in her season-opener, achieving a mark of 19-3 1/4 at the Clemson Invitational... set a new personal best at the Vanderbilt Invitational, a mark of 19-10 1/4 that ranks ninth in Carolina history... finished 18th at the SEC Championship, jumping 19-1 1/4.
Outdoors: Competed in the 100m and the long jump in five meets... ran a season-best 11.59 in the 100 at the Gamecock Invitational... finished third in the 100 in her final meet of the season, the USC Open... jumped 19-9 at the Weems Baskin Invitational, a new PR... ended the season with a second-place long jump finish at the USC Open.

Indoors: Competed in the 55m, 60m and long jump as a freshman... ran a season-best 7.07 in the 55m at the USC Open #1, and finished fourth in the event at the Gamecock Invitational... placed 25th in the 60m at the SEC Championship with a season-best time of 7.53... earned a podium finish in the long jump in her first collegiate meet, placing third at the USC Open #1 with a mark of 18-2 1/2... hit her season best in the long jump at the Gamecock Invitational, placing second with an effort of 18-9 3/4... jumped 18-3 3/4 to finish 22nd at the SEC Championship.
Outdoors: Ran the 100m and took part in the long jump... ran 11.91 at the Seminole Invite, her top time of the season and also her best finish, ninth... placed 31st at the SEC Championship with a time of 12.06... jumped 19-0 1/2 at the Spec Towns Invitational, finishing eighth with her best leap of the season.

2014 SC 3A Female Athlete of The Year... 2015 SC 4A Female Athlete of The Year... 2015 South Carolina's "Miss Track" recipient... received the John Easterby Athlete Award, her school's highest athletic honor... 2015 The Post & Courier Low Country Athlete of the Year... scored 38 of the teams 80 points at the state championship and broke four school records at the meet... led her team to its first-ever title thanks to her efforts... currently holds the school records in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and 100 meter dash... 2014 Taco Bell Classic Champion in the long jump... 2015 Coaches Classic champion in the 100m... High School All-American... also lettered in basketball.

Born Dec. 18, 1996... daughter of Maurice and Jarie Stanley... has two brothers, Cornell and Tyler... also considered Tennessee, Miami (Fla.), Charlotte and North Carolina A&T, but chose South Carolina because it has been her dream school since 7th grade... plans to major in early childhood education.

Indoor Personal Records
7.07 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)
7.51 (2/10/17 Tiger Paw Invitational)
25.41 (1/20/18 Clemson Invitational)
Long Jump
6.05m | 19-10 1/4 (1/20/17 Vanderbilt Invitational)
Outdoor Personal Records
11.58 (+3.1) (4/15/17 Gamecock Invitational)
25.07 (+1.5) (4/7/18 Gamecock Invitational)
Long Jump
6.09m | 19-11 3/4 (3/23/18 Weems Baskin Invitational)

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