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Walter Davis

Walter Davis

Event: Triple Jump, Long Jump
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
PR: LJ - 8.36m/27-5.25 (2006); TJ - 17.73m/58-2 (2006)
Born: 07/02/1979
Current Residence: Baton Rouge, La.
Hometown: Arnaudville, La.
High School: Beau Chene '97 (Arnaudville, La.)
College: Barton County Community College '00; LSU '02
Coach: Rana Reider
Agent: Kevin Brown
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
Three-time USA Outdoor triple jump champion – 2002 (17.59m/57-8.5); 2005 (17.15m/56-3.25); 2006 (17.71m/58-1.25)
2003 USA Outdoor long jump champion (8.24m/27-0.5)
Two-time USA Indoor triple jump champion – 2005 (17.31m/56-9.50); 2006 (16.87m/55-4.25)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials triple jump (16.69m/54-9.25)
 
International Championships
2005 World Outdoor triple jump gold medalist (17.57m/57-7.75)
2006 World Indoor triple jump gold medalist (17.73m/58-2)
2003 World Indoor triple jump silver medalist (17.55m/57-7)
2007 World Outdoor bronze medalist (17.33m/56-10.25)
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Indoor triple jump champion – 2001 (16.89m/55-5); 2002 (17.23m/56-6.5)
2002 NCAA Outdoor long jump champion (17.59m/57-8.5)
 
About Walter
While Davis is a national champion in both horizontal jumps and a four-time World Championships medalist in the triple jump, he didn’t start out in track and field. He was an all-state basketball player who joined the track team his junior year of high school. Davis is the first U.S. Olympian from Barton County Community College in any sport. He made the 2000 Olympic roster in both the triple jump and long jump but chose to compete in only the triple jump in Sydney. He was part of the LSU men’s team that won the 2002 NCAA Outdoor crown and received the invitation to visit the White House for its success. Davis presented President Bush with an LSU warm-up. Also in 2002, Davis posted five of the top six triple jumps by Americans. 
Results
2012:
3rd at Olympic Trials (16.69m/54-9.25); 6th at adidas Grand Prix in LJ (7.18m/23-6.75); 6th at Pre Classic (16.49m/54-1.25); 1st at Ponce Grand Prix (16.85m/55-3.5); 1st at LSU Twilight (16.65m/54-7.5i). 
2011: 12th in group B at World Outdoors (16.12m/52-10.75); 3rd at USA Outdoors (17.02m/55-10.25).
2010: 1st place at Razorback Invite (16.99m/55-9i).
2009: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (16.84m/55-3); 12th in Group B qualifying at World Outdoors (16.62m/54-6.50).
2008: 4th at Olympic Trials (17.20m/56-05.25).
2007: 3rd at World Outdoors (17.33m/56-10.25); 4th in LJ at USA Outdoor Championships (8.24m/27-0.5); 5th in LJ at Nike Prefontaine Classic (7.76m/25-5.5); 6th in TJ at Oslo (17.00m/55-9.25); 2nd in TJ at Baie Mahault (17.01m/55-9.75).
2006: USA Outdoor TJ Champion (17.71m/58-1.25WL); World Indoor TJ champion (17.73m/58-2PR); USA Indoor TJ champion (16.87m/55-4.25); 1st in TJ at Nike Prefontaine Classic (17.40m/57-1); 5th in LJ at Paris (8.10m/26-7); 11th in LJ at Rome (7.65m/25-1.25); 3rd in TJ at Lausanne (17.40m/57-1); 2nd in TJ at Stockholm (17.24m/56-6.75).
2005: World Outdoor TJ champion (17.57m/57-7.75); USA Outdoor TJ champion (17.15m/56-3.25); 4th at USA Outdoor Championships LJ (7.98m/26-2.25); USA Indoor TJ champ (17.31m/56-9.50).
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials TJ (17.63m/57-10.25PR); 11th at Olympic Games TJ (16.78m/55-0.75); 12th in Group B LJ qualifying at Olympic Games (7.80m/25-7.25); 4th at Olympic Trials LJ (7.91m/25-11.5); 1st at Martinique (8.20m/26-11).
2003: 1st at USA Outdoor LJ (8.24m/27-0.5); 2nd at USA Outdoor TJ (17.55m/57-7); 7th at World Outdoors LJ (8.02m/26-3.75); 8th in qualifying group at World Outdoors TJ (16.60m/54-5.5); USA Indoor runner-up (17.23m/56-6.5); 2nd at World Indoors TJ (17.35m/56-11.25); 2nd at Home Depot Invitational Outdoors LJ (8.15m/26-9)
2002: USA Outdoor TJ champion (17.59m/57-8.5); NCAA Outdoor LJ (8.08m/26-6.25) and TJ (17.34m/56-10.75) champion; NCAA indoor triple jump champ (17.23m/56-6.5), 2nd in long jump (8.15m/26-9); 1st at Brussels (17.40m/57-1); 1st in Lausanne (17.39m/57-0.75); 1st in Rome (17.33m/56-10.25); 1st at Texas Relays LJ (8.12m/26-7.75).
2001: 5th at World Outdoors TJ (17.20/56-5.25); NCAA Indoor (16.89m/55-5) and Outdoor (16.56m/54-4) champion; 2nd in LJ at NCAA Indoor (8.01m/26-3.5) and Outdoor (8.19m/26-10.5); 3rd in TJ (16.92m/55-6.25) & 8th in LJ (8.04m/26-4.5) at USA Outdoors; 1st at Tyson Invitational (7.86m/25-9.5).
2000: 11th in Olympic TJ (16.61m/54-6); 3rd in long jump at Olympic Trials (8.11m/26-7.25), and 3rd in triple jump (16.84m/55-3) choosing to compete only in the TJ at the Olympic Games; Won NJCAA outdoor LJ, indoor TJ and LJ.
1999: NJCAA Outdoor TJ champion (16.47m/54-0.5), 2nd place in LJ (7.70m/25-3.25); Indoor NJCAA champion (7.88m/25-10.25) LJ and (16.08m/52-9.25) TJ. 
1997: 3rd at National Scholastics.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Indoor bests - 16.65m/54-7.5 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 25 in the world); Outdoor bests - 16.85m/55-3.5 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 36 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN) 
2011: Outdoor bests – 17.02m/55-10.25 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 26 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – 16.99m/55-9 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 11 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 16.84m/55-3 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 49 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 17.12m/56-2 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 25 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Outdoor bests – 17.35m/56-11.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & and ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.24m/27-0.5 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN)
2006:  Indoor bests – 17.73m/58-2 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); long jump, 8.10m/26-7 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.71m/58-1.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.36m/27-5.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 7 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests – 17.62m/57-9.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); long jump, 7.94 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 35 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.57m/57-7.75 (ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by TF&N); long jump, 7.98m/26-2.25 (No. 7 in the USA)
2004: Outdoor bests – 17.63m/57-10.25 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.25m/27-1 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests – 17.35m/56-11.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.55m/57-7 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.24m/27-0.5 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 16 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
2002: Indoor bests – 17.23m/56-6.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); long jump, 8.15m/26-9 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.59m/57-8.5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.12m/26-7.75 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 32 in the world)
2001: Indoor bests – 17.06m/55-11.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.22m/56-6(ranked No. 1 in the US & ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN); long jump, 8.13m/26-8.25 (ranked No. 5 in the US by T&FN)
2000: Indoor bests – 16.45m/53-11.75 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 41 in the world); long jump, 7.95m/26-1 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 29 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.07m/56-0 (ranked No. 3 in the US by T&FN); long jump, 8.16m/26-9.25 (ranked No. 4 in the US by T&FN)
1999: Indoor bests – long jump, 7.88m/25-10.25 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 35 in the world); Outdoor bests – triple jump, 16.47m/54-0.5; long jump, 7.70m/25-3.25
1998: Outdoor bests – 15.29m/50-2
1997: Outdoor bests – 15.77m/51-9.25; long jump, 7.23m/23-9
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