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FLOYD HEARD
Events: 100m, 200m
Height: 5-10
Weight: 168
PR: 100 10.10 (1991); 200 19.88 (2000)
Born: March 24, 1966, in West Point, Miss.
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
High School: Marshall (Milwaukee, Wis.) '85
College: Texas A&M '87
Coach: Tom Tellez
Agent: Joe Douglas
Club: Santa Monica TC
Career Highlights:
2000 Olympian; 1986 NCAA and USA Outdoor 200m champion; 1987NCAA and Pan American Games 200m champion; 1989 USA Outdoor 200m champion; 6th, 1987 World Outdoor 200; 2nd, 1989 World Cup 200; member, 1991 World Outdoor championships team.

Born in Mississippi, Heard attended Marshall High School in Milwaukee. As a senior in 1985 he scored a double win in the 100/200 at the Golden West...entering Texas A&M that fall, he came under the coaching of A&M assistant Ted Nelson. The combination clicked, and the unheralded freshman won the NCAA 200 in 20.34, then the U.S. National 200 in a windy 20.03 over Olympic medalists Carl Lewis, Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson... Heard then went on to win the Goodwill Games in a PR 20.12, the year's fastest time, and found himself ranked No. 1 in the world at the tender age of 20...Heard struggled through the 1988 season, dropping out of A&M and coming no closer than 8th in the Olympic Trials...but in 1989 he turned things around, winning the U.S. title in 20.09, the season's second fastest time, and then campaigned with mixed success in Europe before taking second in the World Cup, and found himself near the top again, world ranked No. 3...in 1990, despite a 4th-place finish at TAC and few victories in major races, Heard stayed close enough to Athlete of the Year Michael Johnson in their eight races to capture the 4th-place world ranking...with his re-emergence in 2000, Heard became the oldest American sprinter in history to make his first Olympic Team... credits his re-emergence to focusing on himself and enjoying sprinting again for the first time in years.

2000: Placed 6th in 200m semis in Sydney (20.63)...placed 2nd at the Olympic Trials in a PR 19.88...also ran 10.18 at Chapel Hill, NC, on June 18...ranked 5th U.S. by T&FN...best of 19.88.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: Placed 8th at USA Outdoors 200...bests of 10.39 and 20.51.
1997: Placed 6th at USA Outdoors 200...best of 20.36.
1996: Placed 7th at Olympic Trials 200...ranked #9 in U.S. in 200 by T&FN...bests of 10.35 and 20.34.
1995: Bests of 10.40 and 20.91.
1994: Best of 20.67.
1993: Placed 5th at USA Outdoor 200...ranked #8 in U.S. in 200 by T&FN...best of 20.40.
1992: Bests of 10.23 and 20.22.
1991: Placed 3rd in USA Outdoor 200...advanced to 200 semis of World Outdoor Champs...ranked #9 in
the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 10.10 and 20.36.
1990: Place 4th at USA Outdoor 200...ranked #2 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN....bests of 10.26 and 20.27
1989: Won USA Outdoor 200; 2nd World Cup 200...ranked #3 in world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 10.30and 20.09.
1988: Placed 8th at Olympic Trials 200...best of 20.50.
1987: Won NCAA Outdoor 200 and Pan American Games 200...2nd, World University Games 200...4th,
USA Outdoor 200...6th, World Outdoor 200...ranked #4 in world (#4 U.S.) By T&FN...bests of 10.17 and
19.95.
1986: Won NCAA and USA Outdoor 200 titles...2nd, Olympic Festival 200...ranked #1 in world by
T&F...bests of 10.10 and 20.12.
1985: Placed 2nd in USA Junior 200...bests of 10.20 and 20.61.
1984: Bests of 10.48 and 21.00.
1983: Best of 21.43.

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