Event: Long Jump
PR: 8.36m/27-5.25 (2008)
Current Residence: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Merrill F. West (Tracy, Calif.) High School '01
College: Arizona State '05
Agent: Mark Hayes
Quinley had a much improved 2010 season that saw him finish as the runner-up at the USA Outdoor Championships with a best jump of 8.20m/26-11, a mark which made him the second-best U.S. long jumper during the outdoor season. Quinley continued his rise through the ranks of America’s top long jumpers in 2008 with his win at the USA Indoor Championships and his triumph at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., with his personal best leap of 8.36m/27-5.25, which was the sixth-best men’s outdoor long jump in the world that season. After finishing fourth at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Quinley returned to Indy in 2007 and finished one place higher to earn a spot on the Team USA roster for the 2007 World Track & Field Championships. Quinley picked that time for his career best leap of 8.24m/27-0.50. The Pac-10 Conference outdoor runner-up in 2002 and 2004, Quinley captured the conference crown in his senior season in 2005. His highest placing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships was when he placed fourth in 2005. A 2001 graduate of Merrill F. West High School (Tracy, Calif.), Quinley earned three letters in track, two in basketball...long jump state champion as a senior (24-6)...state finalist in the 300m hurdles...section champion in the long jump and runner-up in the 110m and 300m hurdles...league champion in the long jump and both hurdle races...placed second in the long jump at the Arcadia Invitational with personal-best 24-7.5...Tri-Valley Herald Athlete of the Year...set school records in the long jump (24-7.5) and 300m hurdles (38.1)…a Business major while at Arizona State.
2011: Won the Clermont Star Athletics Invite (8.21m/26-11.25)...7th at the USA Outdoor Championships (8.01m/26-3.5)
2010: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (8.20m/26-11)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8.20m/26-11.
2009: 17th in qualifying at USA Outdoors (7.61m/24-11.75)...ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8.02m/26-3.75.
2008: 19th in qualifying at Olympic Games (7.87m/25-10)…Olympic Trials champion (8.36m/27-05.25PR)…USA Indoor champ (7.82m/25-8)…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8.36m/27-5.25
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoors (8.24m/27-0.5w)… 7th in qual. at World Outdoors (7.99m/26-2.75), NM in final...set PR of 8.22m/26-11.75 during qualifying at USA Outdoors…2nd at Athens (8.13m/26-8.25)…2nd at Zaragoza (8.26m/27-1.25)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8.22m/26-11.75.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (7.89m/25-10.75)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8.15m/26-9.
2005: 9th at USA Outdoors (7.67m/25-2)…4th at NCAA Outdoors (7.69m/25-02.75)...PAC-10 Outdoor champion (7.77m/25-06.00)…ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8.17m/26-9.75.
2004: 20th at NCAA Outdoors (7.35m/24-1.50)…2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors (7.72m/25-4).
2003: 6th at Pac-10 Outdoors (7.26m/23-10)…best of 7.28m/23-10.75.
2002: 3rd at World Junior Champs (7.71m/25-3.50)…6th at USA Juniors (7.12m/23-4.50)…best of 7.87m/25-10.