Event: Long Jump
PR: Long Jump - 6.75/22-1¾ (2013)
Current Residence: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Midway (Texas) High School
College: Texas Tech '07
Coach: Rana Reider
2014 USA Indoor champion (6.70m /21-11.75)
2013 USA Outdoors runner-up (6.80m/22-3.75)
Fourth at 2011 USA Outdoors (6.68m/21-11)
Awards and Honors
2011 Georgia Association champion
Polk captured her first national title at the 2014 USA Indoors with a leap of 6.70m /21-11.75. At the USA Outdoor championships in 2013 Pol earned a silver medal with a personal best leap of 6.80m/22-3.75. Polk has improved consistently since graduating from Texas Tech University in 2007. The two longest jumps of her career prior to 2013 came 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.
2013: 2nd at Linz (6.30m/20-8); 5th at Stockholm (6.11m/20-0.5); 8th at World Outdoors (6.73m/22-1); 4th at London (6.40m/21-0); 6th at Monaco (6.54m/21-5.5); 2nd at USA Outdoors (6.80m/22-3.75); 4th at adidas GP (6.42m/21-0.75); 1st at Beijing (6.58m/21-7.25); 9th at Doha (6.46m/21-2.5)
2012: 9th at Olympic Trials (6.54m/21-5.5); 6th at Daegu (6.33m/20-9.25)
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
2013: Outdoor Bests - Long Jump, 6.75/22-1¾ (No. 5 in the USA, No. 23 in the World, No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
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