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SHANI MARKS
Event: Triple Jump
Height: 5-8
Weight: 149
PR: 14.38m/47-2.25 (2008)
Born: August 24, 1980 in Bloomington, Ill.
Current Residence: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
High School: Apple Valley HS (Minn.) '98
College: University of Minnesota '02
Coach: Michael Eskind
Agent: self
Club: Nike

Career Highlights:  Two-time USA Indoor champion ('05, '07); Three-time USA Outdoor champion ('06, '07, '08); 2003 NCAA Outdoor runner-up

Marks qualified for her first Olympic Team in 2008, winning the women’s triple jump in a Hayward Field record 14.38m/47-2.25…Marks successfully defended her USA Outdoor title in 2007 with a personal-best jump of 14.08m/46-2.5. Marks returned to the winner's stand in the women's triple jump at the 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Championships, taking the competition with a best effort of 13.56m/44-6…Marks came through with a big personal best of 13.89m/45-7 to prevail over American record holder Tiombe Hurd (13.86m/45-5.75) at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships…Marks earned her first national title at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships when she won the women’s triple jump with her hop, skip and a jump of 13.65m/44-9.5.

2008: 13th in qualifying at the Olympic Games (13.44m/44-1.25)...Olympic Trials champion (14.38m/47-02.25)…1st at Provo (14.23m/46-8.25)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.14.38m/44-1.25.
2007:
USA Outdoor champion (14.08m/46-2.5PR)…8th in qual. at World Outdoors (13.90m/45-7.25)...USA Indoor champion (13.56m/44-6)…1st at Provo (14.02m/46-0)…5th at Pan Am Games (13.92m/45-8)…ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 14.08m/46-2.5.
2006: USA Outdoor champion (13.89m/45-7)…USA Indoor runner-up (13.64m/44-9i)…7th at World Cup (13.79m/45-3)…ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 13.89m/45-7.
2005: USA Indoor champion (13.65m/44-9.5i)…18th at USA Outdoors (12.49m/40-11.75)…best of 13.65m/44-9.5i.
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (13.54m/44-5.25)…5th at USA Indoors (13.24m/43-5.25)…ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 13.54m/44-5.25.
2003: 9th at USA Outdoors (13.44m/44-1.25)…NCAA Outdoor runner-up (13.73m/45-3)…ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 13.73m/45-3.
2002: Best of 42-9.5.
2001: Best of 41-7.

6/24/09

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