Kemesha Whitmire
Kemesha Whitmire

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Spartanburg, S.C.

High School:
Spartanburg

Height:
5-5

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
10/26/1984

Major:
Business


OUTLOOK: Returning as a long and triple jumper...Expected to place in the top in both jumps in the SEC and at the national leve.

2004: As a sophomore indoors, at the Carolina Big 12 meet, Whitmire placed fourth in the long jump and third in the triple jump ... At the Kentucky Invitational placed third in the long jump and seventh in the Triple Jump ... Was first in the triple jump at the SEC Invitational in Gainesville ... At the Gator Invitational placed fifth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump ... At the Meet of Champions in New York finished second in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump ... At the USC Invitational finished fourth in the 55m ... Outdoors at the Weems Baskin Relays placed third in the 100m ... At the Florida Relays placed fifth in the long jump ... At the Georgia Tech Invitational placed 29th in the 100m, second in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump ... Earned a runner up finish at the SC State Championship in the long jump... At the Sea Ray Relays placed 15th in the triple Jump ... At the Orange and Purple Classic placed second in the long jump ... At the SEC Championships in Oxford, Miss., placed sixth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump ... At the NCAA East Regional meet placed sixth in the long jump and ninth in the triple jump ... At the NCAA National meet placed ninth in the long jump for All-American Honors.

2003: Indoors, made collegiate debut with fifth-place finish in the triple jump at George Mason Early Invitational ... Finished seventh in the long jump at Virginia Tech Invitational ... Placed fifth in both the long jump and triple jump at SEC Four-Way Meet ... Finished third in the long jump and 10th in the triple jump at the Meet of Champions ... Won the 400m with a time of 59.42 and placed eighth in the 55m at the USC Invitational ... Finished fifth in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Outdoors, finished fourth in the long jump and was the runner-up in the triple jump at the Weems Baskin Relays ... At the Florida Relays, placed fourth in the long jump and 12th in the triple jump ... Ran a season-best time of 1:00.79 in the 400m dash at the SEC Quad Meet ... Also at the SEC Quad Meet, placed third in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump ... Was the runner-up in the long jump at the Sea Ray Relays with a season best and personal best jump of 20'7 ... At the Penn Relays, finished fifth in the long jump and 12th in the triple jump ... Placed second in the long jump and third in the triple jump, recording a personal best mark of 40'11.5 at the Orange & Purple Classic ... At the SEC Championships, finished 14th in the long jump and ninth in the triple jump ... Finished ninth in the long jump and 19th in the triple jump at the NCAA East Regional at George Mason ... Placed third in the women's long jump with a mark of 19'11.5" at U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships and became first alternate for Team USA's Junior Pan American squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Spartanburg High School ... Coached by Glover Smiley and Shay Rice ... Named prep All-American in 2000 and 2002, winning the National Championship in the long jump in 2002 ... Named All-State in 2001 and 2002 ... All-Region 1998-2002 ... Finished in sixth place at the World Junior Olympics in Hungary ... High school team won state in track three years in a row (2000-2002) ... At Junior Nationals, finished second in 2001 and third in 2002 in the long jump.

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Date of birth/Location: October 26, 1984/Spartanburg, S.C.

Parent: Sherrell Whitmire

Major: Business Management

Favorite actor: Bruce Willis

What I want most out of life: To be in the Olympics and to be rich

Favorite athlete: Marion Jones

Favorite place to visit: Disney World

What I love most about USC: The track team

My season goals: To jump 22 feet in the long jump and 44 feet in the triple jump

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