Event: Triple Jump
PR: 14.05m/46-1.25 (indoors) (1999)
Born: June 21, 1977 in Sumter, S.C.
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School: Sumter (S.C.) HS 95
College: North Carolina 99
Coach: Dennis Craddock
Agent: GiGi Ravera
Career Highlights: 2000 Olympic Trials Champion; 1999 NCAA Indoor champ; 1996 U.S. Junior champ
Her full name is Yolanda Nicole Gamble. She began jumping when she entered high school in her hometown of Sumter, South Carolina. She has a degree in exercise and sports science from UNC, where she was a 13 time All-American. Gamble holds the UNC outdoor record with a wind-aided mark of 14.07m/46-2 from winning the 1999 Texas Relays. Currently a volunteer assistant coach at her collegiate alma mater, Gamble also works fulltime as an assistant manager at an athletic shoe store. Gambles best legal jump of 14.05m/46-1.25 came at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championships when she became the first Carolina woman ever to win an NCAA field event title.
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors (13.90m/45-7.25)3rd at Atlanta
(13.61m/44-8)1st at Durham (13.41m/44-0).
2002: Ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 13.83m/45-4.5i
2001: 3rd at US Indoors (13.14m/43-1.5) best of 13.83m/45-4.5i.
2000: Won Olympic Trials with outdoor PR 13.96m/45-9.75...did not make Olympic final 13.33/43-8.75... ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 13.96/45-9.75.
1999: 4th at NCAA Outdoors...won NCAA Indoors (46-1.25)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 46-1.25 (indoors).
1998: 7th at USA Champs...3rd at NCAA Outdoors...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 44-6 (indoors).
1997: 6th at NCAA Outdoors...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...44-2.5.
1996: 6th at Olympic Trials...won USA Juniors...6th at NCAA Outdoors...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 44-2.
1995: Best of 41-10.
1994: 2nd at USA Juniors...16th at World Juniors...best of 42-3.25.
1993: Best of 41-3.25.