Event: Long Jump
PR: Long Jump - 6.88m/21-11 (2011)
Current Residence: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Midway (Texas) High School
College: Texas Tech '07
Coach: Rana Reider
Fourth at 2011 USA Outdoors (6.68m/21-11)
Awards and Honors
2011 Georgia Association champion
Polk has improved consistently since graduating from Texas Tech University in 2007. Her two longest jumps of her career thus far have come in 2011 when she jumped 6.69m/21-11.5 and 6.75m/22-1.75 at the Georgia Association Championships and the Clermont Star Athletics Invite, respectively. In high school, Polk was a three-time state qualifier in the long jump and two-time state runner-up in the long jump. She is the daughter of Carl and Dianna Polk and has three older sisters, Kinet, LaToishia and Kaneshia and two older brothers Adrian and Carl Jr. Some of her hobbies include listening to music and meeting new people. In her time at Texas Tech, she majored in accounting.
2011: 1st at the USATF Open-Masters Championship (6.69m/21-11.5); 4th at USA Outdoors (6.68m/21-11); 7th at Pan American Games (6.34m/20-9.75); 2nd at the Clermont Star Athletics Invite (6.75m/22-1.75).
2010: 1st at the John Jacobs Invitational (6.25m/20-6.25); 1st at the Sooner Open (6.45m/21-2); 2nd at the Rice Meet (6.56m/21-6.25).
2009: 4th at the UTEP Invitational (6.62m/21-8.75); 1st at the J.D. Martin Invitational (6.27m/20-7i).
2008: 1st at the Louisiana Classic (5.99m/19-8); 1st at the John McDonnell Invitational (6.54m/21-5.5); 11th at USA Outdoors (5.84m/19-2); 6th at the US Indoor Championships (6.17m/20-3i)
2007: 6th at the UTEP Invitational (5.84m/19-2).
2006: 1st at the New Mexico Invitational (6.47m/21-2.75); 4th at the Tyson College Invitational (6.39m/20-11.75).
2005: 1st at the Mt. SAC Relays University (6.24m/20-5.75); 1st at the TCU Invitational (6.33m/20-9.25).
2004: 1st at the Springtime Invitational (6.06m/19-10.75); 2nd at the Red Raider Classic (5.80m/19-0.5i).
2003: 2nd at the Red Raider Classic (5.82m/19-1.25).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.75m/22-1.75 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 31 in the world)
2010: Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.56m/21-6.25 (No. 14 in the USA)
2009: Indoor bests – long jump, 6.27m/20-7; Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.58m/21-7.25 (No. 9 in the USA)
2008: Indoor bests – long jump, 6.17m/20-3; Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.54m/21-5.5 (No. 14 in the USA)
2007: Outdoor bests – long jump, 5.95m/19-6.25
2006: Indoor bests – long jump, 6.47m/21-2.75 (No. 9 in the USA)
2005: Indoor bests – long jump, 6.08m/19-11.5; Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.33m/20-9.25
2004: Indoor bests – long jump, 5.98m/19-7.5; Outdoor bests – long jump, 6.06m/19-10.75
2003: Indoor bests – long jump, 5.82m/19-1.25