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VANITTA KINARD
Event: Triple Jump
Height: 5-9
Weight: 138
PRs: TJ 14.13m/46-4.25 (2004); LJ 6.21m/20-4.5i (1998)

Born: July 26, 1975 in North Hollywood, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: El Camino Real HS (Calif.) 93
Colleges: Kansas State 97; Santa Monica CC 95
Coach: Cliff Rovelto
Agent: Paul Doyle
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Two-time USA Indoor champion (02, 03); 2nd at 2002 USA Outdoors

Kinard just missed joining the Olympic Team in Athens after her third-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Trials, because she did not have the A qualifying standard. It was a part of a trying year for Kinard, who after the Olympic Trials competition revealed that her stepfather had murdered her mother, then killed himself, earlier that springin winning her first national title in the triple jump at the 2002 USA Indoor Championships, Kinard knocked off defending indoor triple jump champion Tiombe Hurd in New York with a jump of 13.62m/44-8.25. She repeated as indoor champion in 2003. As a collegian at Kansas State, Kinard jumped a school record 45-1.75 and finished third overall at the 1997 NCAA Outdoor ChampionshipsWas the 1995 California JUCO triple jump and long jump champion, but now only triple jumps.

2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (13.73m/45-0.5)4th at USA Indoors (13.60m/44-7.5i)1st at (13.98m/45-10.5) & Q at Provo (14.13m/46-4.25)3rd at Mt. SAC Relays (13.75m/45-1.5)1st at Miami Gatorade Invitational (13.96m/45-9.75)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 14.13m/46-4.25.
2003: USA Indoor triple jump champion (13.72m/45-0.25) 7th at USA Outdoor TJ (13.52m/44-4.25)1st at Emporia (13.93m/45-8.5w)ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 13.72m/45-0.25.
2002: Won USA Indoors TJ (13.62m/44-8.25)2nd at USA Outdoors (13.83m/45-4.25)1st at Mt. SAC (13.73m/45-0.5)1st at Long Beach (13.70m/44-11.5)ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 13.88m/45-6.50 at Penn Relays.
2001: 4th at USA Outdoors TJ (13.65m/44-9.5) ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN best of 13.65m/44-9.5.
2000: 6th at U.S Olympic Trials TJ (13.49m/44-3.25) best of 13.62m/44-8.25.
1999: 10th at USA Outdoors TJ best of 43-2.25.
1998: Bests of 43-8.75i (TJ) and 20-4.5i (LJ).
1997: 4th at USA Outdoors TJ 3rd at NCAA Outdoors TJ Won Big 12 Outdoors TJ 14th in qualifying at World University Games TJ 7th at Big 12 Outdoors LJ bests of 13.76m/45-1.75 (TJ) and 20-1.5 (LJ).
1996: 10th at U.S. Olympic Trials TJ... 4th at NCAA Outdoors TJ 2nd at Big 8 Outdoors TJ bests of 44-2 (TJ) and 20-0.25 (LJ).
1995: Won California JUCO TJ and LJ bests of 41-3 (TJ) and 18-10.25 (LJ).
1994: 3rd at California JUCO TJ best of 40-2.25.
1993: Best of 39-9.5.

5/11/05