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MELVIN LISTER

Events: Triple Jump
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
PRs: Triple Jump - 17.78m/58-04.00 (2004); Long Jump 8.49/27-10.25 (2000); 200 20.51 (2000);
Born:
August 29, 1977 in New York, N.Y.
Current Residence: Fayetteville, Ark.
High School: Leavenworth (Kans.) 96
College(s): Butler County CC 98; Arkansas 00
Coach: Dick Booth
Agent: Peter Stubbs
Club: Asics

Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic Trials champion; 2000 Olympian; 2000 NCAA LJ champion; 2000 NCAA indoor TJ, LJ champ; 1999 NCAA outdoor LJ champion; 2nd in LJ at 2001 USA Indoors; 5th at 2001 IAAF World Indoors

In 2005, Lister injured his ankle at the Osaka Grand Prix and never fully recovered during the outdoor season. He is expected to compete again outdoors in 2006. One of Americas most versatile performers, Lister placed 7th in the long jump and won the triple jump at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Calif. It was his first triple jump win at the Olympic Trials after winning the long jump at the trials in 2000. His winning triple jump at the 2004 Trials of 17.78m/58-4 was an Olympic Trials record...was the longest by an American that season, and the second best mark in the world that year. He defeated Americas finest triple jumpers, such at Kenta Bell, Walter Davis and Tim Rusan. He enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2000, with three NCAA championships and an Olympic Trials title to his credit, but his even bigger breakthrough came at the 2004 Olympic Trials. He later placed 18th in triple jump qualifying at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Lister has won national championships on the high school, junior college, collegiate and elite levels. His winning triple jump of 17.78m/58-4 was a personal best by more than two feet and broke the Olympic Trials record held by 1992 gold medalist (and fellow Arkansas graduate) Michael Conley. .his PR of 27-10.15 was the best long jump by an American in 2000...Lister also jumped 27-3.75 twice in 2000, the second best mark by an American in the long jumpwithdrew from long jump at 2001 IAAF World Indoors with a injured groin following his 1st attempt (5th place, 8.10m/26-7).

2005: Runner-up at Tyson Invitational (7.81m/25-7.50)...3rd at Tyson Invitational (16.39m/53-9.25)...missed outdoor season due to ankle injury...bests of 7.81m/25-7.50 & 16.39m/53-9.25.
2004: 1st at Olympic Trials (17.78m/58-04.00) 7th in LJ at Olympic Trials (7.84m/25-8.75)18th in qualifying at Olympic Games TJ (16.64m/54-7.25)ranked #3 in TJ , #8 in LJ in U.S. by T&FNbests of 7.92m/26-0 & 17.78m/58-4.
2003:  4th at USA Outdoors LJ (7.82m/25-8)9th at Pan American Gamesbest of 7.82m/25-8.
2002: Bests of 7.75m/25-5.25 & 16.35m/53-7.75.
2001: 2nd in LJ at USA Indoors (8.01, 26-3.5)5th at World Indoors (8.10/26-7)11th in LJ at USA Outdoors (7.97m/26-1.75)2nd at Tyson Invitational (7.86/25-9.50)ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 8.10/26-7i.
2000: Won Olympic Trials long jump (8.32/27-3.75)...failed to make Olympic final (7.82/25-8)...won NCAA indoor long jump and triple jump...won NCAA outdoor triple jump...ranked #2 LJ and #5 TJ in U.S by T&FN... set PRs during season of 27-10.25 (best by an American in 2000) and 56-7.75.
1999: Won NCAA outdoor long jump and 3rd in the triple jump...ranked #8 in long jump and #5 in triple jump in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 26-10 and 55-10.25.
1998: Placed 2nd in National JUCO long jump but won triple jump...ranked #10 in long jump in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 26-5 (indoors) and 53-8.5 (indoors). .
1997: Won National JUCO long jump...best of 25-9.5.
1996: Won USA Junior long jump...11th at World Junior long jump...won National Scholastic Outdoor triple jump...bests of 25-3.25 and 51-4.25.

12/26/04

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