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Brittney Reese

Brittney Reese

Event: Long Jump
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
PR: 7.25/23-9½ (2013)
Born: 09/09/1986
Current Residence: Gulfport, Miss.
Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
High School: Gulfport HS '04
College: Gulf Coast CC '06, Mississippi '08
Coach: Joe Walker
Agent: Mark Pryor
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USA Championships
Six-time USA Outdoor champion – 2008 (6.95m/22-9.75); 2009 (7.09m/23-3.25); 2010 (7.08m/23-2.75); 2011 (7.19m/23-7.25); 2012 (7.15m/23-5.5); 2014 (6.92m/22-8.05)
Two-time USA Indoor champion - 2009 (6.71m/22-0.25); 2010 (6.89m/22-7.25)
2012 USA Indoor runner-up 6.86m/22-6.25
2007 USA Outdoor runner-up 6.71m/22-0.25
 
International Championships
2012 Olympic gold medalist (7.12m/23-4.50)
Three-time World Outdoor gold medalist - 2009 (7.10m/23-3.50); 2011 (6.82m/22-4.50); 2013 (7.01m/23-0)
Two-time World Indoor gold medalist - 2010 (6.70m/21-11.75); 2012 (7.23m/23-8.75AR)
 
Collegiate Championships/Honors
American indoor record holder 7.23m/23-8.75 (2012)
2007 NCAA Outdoor champion (6.50m/21-4)
2007 SEC Women's Field Athlete of the Year
 
About Brittney
Just once since her elite career started has Brittney Reese not recorded the farthest long jump in the country for either indoor or outdoor competition. Along with a four World Indoor and Outdoor Championships gold medals, Reese recorded the farthest jump in the world outdoors in 2009 and 2011. In 2012, Reese added two of the only honors missing from her resume: an American record and an Olympic gold medal. While Reese missed out on a sixth conescutive USA Outdoor Championship in 2013 she did win her third World Outdoor Championship by leaping 7.01m/23-0. Also active in the community, during the 2011 Thanksgiving season, Reese purchased 100 turkeys to be given away to help the homeless surrounding her hometown of Gulfport, Miss. At Gulfport High School Reese was Mississippi’s 2004 Gatorade Player of the Year for track.
Results
2014:
4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (6.86m/22-6.25); 1st at USA Outdoors (6.92m/22-8.25); 2nd at Paris (6.87m/22-6.5)
2013: 7th at Zurich (6.37m/20-10.75); 1st at World Outdoors (7.01m/23-0); 2nd at Lausanne (6.96m/22-10); NM at USA Outdoors; 1st at Rome (6.99m/22-11.25); 8th adidas Grand Prix long jump (5.99/19-8); 1st at Doha long jump (7.25/23-9)
2012: 9th at Stockholm (6.23m/20-5.25); 1st at Olympic Games (7.12m/23-4.50); 1st at Olympic Trials (7.15m/23-5.5); 7th at Pre Classic (6.48m/21-3.25); 1st at Tucson Elite Classic (6.85m/22-5.75); 1st at Kingston (6.56m/21-6.25); 1st at World Indoor (7.23m/23-8.75); 1st at Mt. Sac Relays (7.12m/23-4.5); 2nd at USA Indoors (6.86m/22-6.25); 3rd at USATF Classic (6.65m/21-10.00).
2011: World Outdoor gold medalist (6.82m/22-4.5); USA Outdoor champion (7.19m/23-7.25); 2nd at USA Indoors (6.86m/22-6.25); 1st at Rome (6.94/22-9.25); 3rd at adidas Grand Prix (6.35m/20-10); 2nd at Birmingham (6.67m/21-10.75); 1st at Monaco (6.82m/22-4.25).
2010: USA Outdoor champion (7.08m/23-02.75w); World Indoor champion (6.70m/21-22.75); USA Indoor champion (6.89m/22-7.25); 1st at Lausanne (6.94m/22-9.25); 1st at Paris (6.79m/22-3.5); 1st at Spitzen (6.95m/22-9.75w)
2009: 1st at World outdoor (7.10m/23-3.5); 1st at USA Outdoor (7.09m/23-3.25w); 1st at USA Indoor (6.71m/22-0.25); 6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (6.60m/21-8); 1st at Belem (7.06m/23-2); 1st at World Athletic Final (7.08m/23-2.75)
2008: 5th at Olympic Games (6.76m/22-2.25); 2008 Olympic Trials champion (6.95m/22-9.75); NCAA Outdoor long jump champion (6.93m/22-9); 1st at Baton Rouge (6.93m/22-9); 1st at Auburn (6.84m/22-5.25); 1st at Alumni Gold (6.93m/22-9)
2007: USA Outdoors runner-up (6.71m/22-0.25w); 8th at World Outdoors (6.60m/21-8); NCAA Outdoor champion (6.50m/21-4); NCAA Mideast Regional champion (6.42m/21-0.75); SEC Outdoor champion (6.69m/21-11.75); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (6.41m/21-0.5); SEC Indoor champion (6.64m/21-9.5)
2006: 1st at Jonesboro in high jump (1.73m/5-8); 1st at Jonesboro in long jump (5.94m/19-6).
 
U.S./World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Outdoor bests - Long jump, 6.92m/22-8.5
2013: Indoor bests - 60m, 7.32 (No. 26 in the USA); Long Jump, 6.85/22-5¾ (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the World); Outdoor bests - Long Jump, 7.25/23-9½ (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World, No. 1 in the World by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests  - 7.23m/23-8.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 7.15m/23-5.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests - 6.86m/22-6.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 7.19m/23-7.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 6.89m/22-7.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 6.94m/22-9.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 6.71m/22-0.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 7.10m/23-3.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 6.87m/22-6.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 6.95m/22-9.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests - 6.64m/21-9.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests - 6.83m/22-5.00 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 15 in the world)
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