PRs: 100m - 9.92 (1997), 200m - 20.03 (1997)
Born: September 9, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Overbrook HS, (Philadelphia, Pa.) 86
Colleges: Odessa JC 88, Texas Christian 91
Coach: Darrell Smith
Agent: Greg Foster
Career Highlights: 2000 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist; 1996 Olympic silver medalist (4x100); 3-time World 4x100m relay champion; 1997 U.S. Outdoor 200m champion; Two-time U.S. Indoor 60m champion (93, 2000); 1991 World University Games 200m champion
At age 35 in 2004, Drummond had a disappointing
injury-plagued season that ended with his failing to make it out of the first
round of the Olympic Trials. A veteran U.S. sprinter known for being among the
worlds best starters, Drummond closed out 2002 on a high note, breaking 10
seconds at the Grand Prix Final in Paris (9.97). He now eyes his third Olympic
Team berth, at the age of 35. Born with spina bifida, doctors told his parents
that he would be mentally retarded and not able to walk. Has performed with the
gospel group, Kirk Franklin & The Family...their first album reached No. 1 on
the Billboard gospel chart in 1993...sang backup with Lawrence Johnson, tennis
great John McEnroe and soccer star Alexei Lalas for Bryan Adams at the World
Sports Awards, January 13, 2000 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Drummond wears
only one sock during races, a habit from his college days when he broke a toe
and ran with his foot taped...battled recurrent injuries while at TCU... in
recent years Drummond has emerged as a leader and mentor to younger sprinters
married in November 1997 to Celia, daughter Gabriella and son Destin, who was
born on November 12, 2003...showed promise in 1987, winning U.S. Junior titles
in the 100m and 200mstarted the foundation With Purpose, whose principal
goals are to establish a fund and program to encourage student achievement and
annually award high achieving disadvantaged students, a full four-year
scholarship and stipend to the college or university of their choiceinducted
into the TCU Hall of Fame.
2004: 8th in opening round at Olympic Trials (10.45)1st in 60m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (6.61)best of 10.45.
2003: Third at USA Outdoors (10.18)3rd at Mexico City (10.07)Disqualified from 100m quarterfinals at World Outdoor Championships1st at Penn Relays 4x100m relay USA Red team (38.62)best 10.07ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: 3rd at USA Outdoors (10.04w) 3rd at USA Indoors 60m (6.57)3rd at Paris (9.97)4th at Brussels (10.04)ran 10.09 in Rome semifinal2nd at Doha (10.14)4th at World Cup (10.10) 1st at World Cup 4x100m relay in meet record time of 37.951st at adidas Boston Indoor Games (6.60)ranked #10 in world, #5 U.S. by T&FNbest of 9.97.
2001: Won gold medal at World Outdoors for running 1st leg of the first round of the 4x100m relay, where he suffered a cramp in his right quadriceps halfway to passing the baton to Mickey Grimes4th in 60m at USA Indoors (6.61)6th in 100m (10.13) & 5th in 200m (20.85) at USA Outdoors5th in 100m at Prefontaine Classic (10.18w)3rd in 200m at Peregrine Systems U.S. Open (20.68)ranked #9 in world, #5 U.S. in 100m by T&FNbests of 10.09 and 20.44.
2000: Olympic 4x100m relay champion (1st leg)...won USA Indoors 60 meters (6.46)...placed 3rd in Olympic Trials 100 (10.07)...placed 5th, 2000 Olympics 100m (10.09), ranked #8 in world (#3 U.S.) in 100m...bests of 9.96 in Berlin and 20.17 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16.
1999: Ran 1st leg on gold medal winning 4x100 relay (37.59) at World championships ... missed portion of the outdoor season while recovering from a third case of spinal meningitis suffered in April... 5th in 100 (10.04w); 6th in 200 (20.43w) at USA Outdoors...third at USA Indoors 60... ranked #5 in U.S. 100 by T&FN...bests of 10.04 and 20.29.
1998: Ran 9.94 in the heats of the USA Outdoors, but was unable to compete in the next round because of cramps...ranked #5 in world at 100 (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 9.94 and 20.15.
1997: Won 200 at USA Outdoors, and placed 4th in the 100... 7th in 200 at World Champs... ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...at 200, ranked #3 in world (#1 U.S.)...bests of 9.92 and 20.03.
1996: Led off the silver medal-winning U.S. 4x100 at the Olympics... made his first Olympic team, running 3rd in the Trials 100 (10.02) and 6th in his semi at the Games... 6th in 100 at GP Final...5th in 60 semis at USA Indoors...ranked #9 in world at 100 (#3 U.S) by T&FN...at 200, ranked #8 in world (#4 in U.S.)...bests of 9.98 and 20.05.
1995: 5th in 60 semis at USA Indoors...ran 4th in the 100 at USA Outdoors, and 5th in the 200...ran second leg on the U.S. 4 x 100 at the World Champs, which did not finish its heat after Drummond and Tony McCall failed to complete their pass...ranked #4 in world at 100 (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...also ranked #8 in U.S. at 200...bests of 10.10 and 20.49.
1994: Placed 2nd at the USA Outdoors...3rd in GP Final... ranked #3 in world at 100 (#2 in U.S.) by T&FN...best of 9.99.
1993: Led off the gold-medal winning 4 x 100 at the World Champs...4th in 100 at USA Outdoors... Won 60 at USA Indoors... 4th at World Indoors... ranked #5 in world at 100 (#4 U.S) by T&FN...best of 10.03.
1992: 6th in 60 semi at USA Indoors... finished 6th in the 100 quarterfinals at the Olympic Trials, and 7th in the 200 semis... 6th in GP Final 100...ranked #9 in U.S. at 100 (#8 at 200) by T&FN... bests of 10.12 and 20.37.
1991: Won gold in 200 at World University Games... 4th in 55 at NCAA Indoor... 2nd in 100 at NCAA Outdoors, and led off the winning 4 x 100... finished 8th in semi at USA Outdoors... ran second leg on the disqualified U.S. 4 x 100 at the Pan Am Games... ranked #9 in U.S. at 100m by T&FN...bests of 10.19 and 20.58.
1990: Wasnt able to finish his heat at the NCAAs because of injury...best of 10.10.
1989: Bests of 10.21 and 20.82.
1988: Won the 60y (6.20) and 300y (29.75 JC Record) at JUCO indoor nationals...placed 6th in the JUCO National 100...finished 7th in the semis of the 100 at the Olympic Trials...bests of 10.25 and 20.79i.
1987: Won the 100 and 200 at USA Juniors...bests of 10.28 and 20.64.
1986: Bests of 10.5 and 21.24.