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Jeremy Taiwo

Jeremy Taiwo

Event: Decathlon, Heptathlon
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PR: Decathlon – 8239 (2013); heptathlon – 6156i (2013)
Born: 01/15/1990
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
High School: Newport (Renton, Wash.) High School
College: University of Washington ‘13
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USA Championships
Third at 2013 USA Outdoors (7925)
 
Collegiate Championships
2013 NCAA Outdoor runner-up (8239)
2011 PAC 10 Outdoor champion (7742)

About
Jeremy Taiwo joins Gunnar Nixon as the youngest in a group of up and coming American multi-event athletes. He eclipsed the 8000-point barrier by a significant margin in placing second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon with a score of 8239. He carried that momentum on to a third place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships and a spot on Team USA for the World Outdoor Championships. When Taiwo won the 2011 PAC 10 Outdoor title, he was forced to throw the javelin with his left arm due to injury. His father was a two-time Olympian competing for Nigeria.
Results
2013:
PAC 12 Outdoor runner-up (7998); NCAA Outdoor runner-up (8239); Third at USA Outdoors (7925); 1st at Nampa Boise State Team Challenge indoor (6156)
2012: Did not compete
2011: 6th at Mt. SAC Relays (7335); PAC 10 Outdoor champion (7742); 15th at NCAA Outdoors (7517); 1st at Seattle UW Invitational (5746); 8th at NCAA Indoors (5780)
2010: 6th at Mt. SAC Relays (7289); PAC 10 Outdoor runner-up (7521)
2009: 3rd at PAC 10 Outdoors (7299); 5th at Seattle UW Invitational indoor (5317); 1st at MPSF Indoors (5559); 12th at NCAA Indoors (5389)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - Heptathlon, 6156 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 6 in the World); Outdoor bests - Decathlon, 8239 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 21 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Did not compete
2011: Indoor bests – heptathlon, 5780; Outdoor bests – decathlon, 7742
2010: Outdoor bests – decathlon, 7521
2009: Indoor bests – heptathlon, 5559; Outdoor bests – decathlon, 7299
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