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Natasha Dicks
Natasha  Dicks

Hometown:
Aiken, S.C.

High School:
Aiken

Event:
Horizontal Jumps

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

Major:
Journalism

05/31/2014

Gamecocks Close Prelims with Five More Bids to NCAA Championships

South Carolina earns total of 10 bids with seven individual entries and three relays.

05/28/2014

Gamecocks Look to Advance to Eugene at NCAA East Prelims

Three-day meet at University of North Florida set for Thurs. - Sat.

05/22/2014

Gamecocks Earn 24 Bids to NCAA East Preliminary

Seventeen individual athletes to compete for a trip to NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

05/18/2014

Zuidema's Javelin Bronze Closes 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships

Men finish 12th with 23 points; women place 12th with 25.5 points.

05/14/2014

Gamecocks Set for 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships

Meet at University of Kentucky set for Thurs.-Sun.

01/28/2017

2017 Razorback Invitational

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

2017 First-Team Indoor All-American - Triple Jump
2016 First-Team Outdoor All-American - Triple Jump
2016 First-Team Indoor All-American - Triple Jump>
2017 Second-Team Outdoor All-American - Triple Jump
2017 SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist - Triple Jump

2017
Indoors: Finished on the podium in all but one meet in the triple jump... won her signature event at the Armory Invitational and the Tiger Tuneup... finished ninth at the SEC Championships, with a mark of 43-5 1/4... set a new school record at the NCAA Championships, a mark of 44-2 1/2 that was good for third place and first-team All-America laurels... also participated in the long jump at three meets.
Outdoors: Won the triple jump at the Weems Baskin Invitational, one of four podium finishes... placed third at the SEC Championships with a mark of 43-8... took sixth at the NCAA East Regional, jumping a season-best 43-10 3/4 to qualify for nationals... ended her collegiate career at the NCAA Championships, with a mark of 43-2 1/2 to finish in 10th place and earn second-team All-America status.

2016
Indoors: Finished third and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championship in the triple jump, posting a leap of 13.35 meters to finish third... took fourth at the SEC Championship, also with a jump of 13.35 meters... won the Tyson Invitational with a leap of 13.16... had a top long jump effort of 6.00 meters to finish third at the Armory Track Invite.
Outdoors: Set a school record with a triple jump of 13.60 meters at the NCAA East Regional... finished fourth at the East Regional and sixth at the NCAA Championship to end the season as a First-Team All-American... Won the triple jump at the Yellow Jacket Invite and ended the season with four total podiums... also competed in long jump, with a top effort of 6.10 meters at the SEC Championship

2015
Indoors: Ran in the short sprints, but focused mainly on the horizontal jumps... recorded a season-best long jump of 19-3.5 to finish fourth at the Bob Pollock Invite... opened the season with two third place finishes in the triple jump, coming at the Orange and Purple Classic (40-1.25) and the Virginia Tech Invite (40-6.75)... posted her top triple jump of the season at the Tyson Invite, going 41-1.5 to finish 11th.
Outdoors: Regional qualifier in the triple jump... finished fourth in the long jump at the Shamrock Invite (18-7.75)... won the Bill Carson Invite with her best triple jump of the season, going 40-5.5... set new personal bests in her two jumps, with a long jump of 19-1.5 to finish 16th and a triple jump that went 43-2.25 for a fifth-place finish to score... her triple jump ranks third in school history... finished 27th in the triple jump at regionals.

2014
Indoors: Won her first triple jump meet of the season at the Virginia Tech Invitational, posting the No. 5 mark in program history at 41'2 f" (12.56m)...finished second at the Virginia Tech Invite (12.11m // 39-08.75)...took 14th in the triple jump at her first SEC Indoor Championships (12.44m // 40-09.75)...in the long jump, won her first meet of the season at the Gamecock Indoor #1...posted a best at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, finishing 11th with a leap of 18'9 f" (5.73m)...took 23rd in the long jump at SEC Indoors (5.64m // 18-06.00).
Outdoors: Won her first two triple jump events of the season, including a collegiate best effort of 41'9 f" (12.74m) at the Weems Baskin Invitational to rank sixth in program history...also won the Bill Carson Invite with a leap of 41'1 f" (12.53m)...finished 19th at SEC Outdoors and 26th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (12.58m // 41-03.25)...hit a season best in the long jump of 18'5 f" (5.62m) to finish fourth at the Shamrock Invitational...continued her season at the USATF Junior Championships, finishing eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 40'3 f" (12.28m)

HIGH SCHOOL
Fifth-ranked US high school girls triple jumper... 5AAAA Girls Triple Jump Champion (2011,2012,2013) Region 5AAAA All-Region, HSSR SCHSL All-State Awards, First Place Taco Bell Classic Long and Triple Jump, Aiken High School Most Outstanding Female Jumper and MVP, Recipient of Augusta Games Award, The Augusta Chronicle and Aiken Standard Player of the Year Awards...holds personal bests of 41-10 in the triple jump and 19-03.50 in the long jump.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Norris and Brenda Dicks and has two siblings, Nikita and Andrea... Decided to be a Gamecocks because of the opportunity to compete in Division I athletics and the atmosphere on campus.

Indoor Personal Records

55m 7.42 (2/7/15 Orange and Purple Classic)

60m 8.32 (1/10/15 Orange and Purple Classic)

Long Jump 6.00m | 19-8 1/4 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)

Triple Jump 13.47m | 44-2 1/2 (3/11/17 NCAA Championship)

Outdoor Personal Records

Triple Jump 13.60m | 44-7 1/2 (5/26/16 NCAA East Regional)

Long Jump 6.10m | 20-0 1/4 (5/13/16 SEC Outdoors)

100m 12.63 (+0.3) (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)

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