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Aaron Searles
Aaron Searles

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Harding University High

Height:
5-11

Event:
Jumps

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

2009: Competed indoors in the long jump and triple jump ... jumped a season best 21-10 3/4 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in the long jump ... placed 14th at the SEC Championships with a jump of 21-0 ... hit an indoor personal best 44-11 in the triple jump at the Tom Jones Memorial to place sixth ... finished 14th at the SEC Championships at 43-6 ... outdoors, had a top jump of 22-6 1/4 in the long jump to finish fifth at the Spec Town Relays ... placed 17th at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... in the triple jump, took third at the Shmrock Invitational at a personal best 47-7 to open the season ... claimed 16th at the Penn Relays and 14th at the SEC Championships.

2008: Competed in three meets indoors in long jump and triple jump ... placed 11th in the triple jump at the Tiger Invitational at 43-7 ¼ ... finished 14th at SEC Indoors in long jump at 22-10 ½ ... outdoors placed 10th at the Weems Baskin Relays and Spec Town Invitational in the long jump ... outdoor best jump of 21-10 ¼.

2007: Competed in long and triple jumps indoors ... took tenth in first competition of the season in long jump, hitting a mark of 21-0 3/4 ... hit a season best 22-1 1/2 at the Tiger Classic ... also posted a season best at the Tiger Classic in the triple jump, placing fourth with a mark of 43-4 1/4 ... took 16th at the SEC Indoor Championships in the triple jump at a distance of 42-4 3/4 ... during outdoor season, recorded a second place finish at the Weems Baskin Relays in the long jump with a mark of 22-7 1/4, registering as personal and team season bests ... placed sixth in triple jump at Florida Relays with a mark of 44-6 3/4 ... won State USATF meet at a distance of 21-5 1/4 in the long jump ... went on to claim a first place finish in the long jump two days later at the Spec Towns National Invite at a mark of 22-1 3/4 ... placed 14th at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 21-5 1/4.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Rudolph Brown at Harding University High ... lettered in football and track and field ... three-time track all-american ... four-time all-state ... ranked No. 2 nationally in pentathlon (2002) and No. 3 in long jump (2002) ... received all-conference honors in 2005 and 2006 in the long jump ... placed third in the long jump at the AAU Nationals in 2002; fourth in 2003 and 2004 ... all-conference in football in 2005 ... was a North Carolina High School Scholar-Athlete ... best in the long jump was a 23-1 leap.

PERSONAL: Aaron Darrell Searles was born March 12, 1988, in Washington, D.C. ... parents are Anthony and Phyllis Searles ... is the youngest of five children ... pursuing a degree in exercise science ... chose USC over Vanderbilt, East Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee.

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