Lamar Markett
Lamar Markett

Hometown:
York, S.C.

High School:
York

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
So./So.


2008: Qualified for NCAA East Regional in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay ... All-America honors in outdoor 4x100m relay ... indoors, opened season with fifth place finish in 60m at UNC Classic ... season best 6.79 at the Tyson Invitational ... placed 18th at Tom Jones Memorial in 200m at 21.57 ... ran a season best 21.49 in the preliminary round of the SEC Indoors ... placed 10th at the NCAA Last Chance meet ... outdoors, ran the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay ... opened season with second place finish in 100m (10.48) and third place in 200m (21.35) at Shamrock Invitational ... ran career-bests at the NCAA East Regional Championships in the 100m (10.41) and 200m (21.18) ... member of 4x100m relay team to finish fourth at SEC Outdoors at 39.66 ... silver medalist at NCAA East Regionals as anchor leg of relay that ran a 39.39 ... relay team ran a 39.37 to finish fourth at the NCAA Championship prelims ... placed sixth at USA Junior Nationals in the 200m at 21.54.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Joey Moore at York High School ... lettered in track and football ... state champion in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... placed third in the 100m ... nominated for Wendy's High School Heisman ... named Spartanburg Herald Track Athlete of the Year ... earned South Carolina all-state honors in the 400m dash ... played wide receiver for the football team that won the region title in its first year in AAAA.

PERSONAL: Lamar "Marty" Markett was born Sept. 7, 1989 ... parents are Alberita Williams and Jimmy Thompson ... pursuing a degree in retailing ... favorite athlete is Reggie Bush ... enjoys playing football.