Event: Long Jump, Triple Jump
PRs: TJ 17.26m/56-7.5 (2003) LJ 8.02m/26-3.75 (2003)
Born: July 26, 1982 in Washington, D.C.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Md.) HS 00
College: Southern California 05
Coach: Ron Allice
Career Highlights: 2004 USA Indoor TJ champion; 2003 NCAA Indoor triple jump champion; 2001 USA Junior long jump & triple jump champion
Known as a talented long and triple jumper, Simms grabbed his first U.S. title in 2004 with his triple jump win at the 2004 USA Indoor Championships in Boston. As a USC sophomore in 2003, Simms established himself as one of the nations best triple jumpers with a win at the NCAA Indoor Championships, with his third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and his fifth-place finish at the USA Outdoor ChampionshipsSimms ended the 2003 season ranked #4 in the U.S. in the triple jump, earning the second national ranking of his career (#9 in 2001)Simms transferred from George Mason University in 2001, where he was a three-time All-AmericanSimms All-America long jump performance in 2003 was the first by a USC athlete since Ed Tave placed fourth at the NCAAs in 1984an outstanding competitor as a prep at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, Simms became the first male ever to sweep the long and triple jumps at the 2001 USA Junior Championshipshe is a fine arts major at USC.
Runner-up at NCAA Outdoors (17.03m/55-10.5)...1st in LJ at Northridge
(7.85m/25-9.25)...did not compete at USA Indoors or Outdoors...bests of
17.03m/55-10.5 & 7.85m/25-9.25.
2004: USA Indoor TJ champion (16.88m/55-4.75)16.49m/54-1.25 in qualifying round at World Indoors (dnq)16th in qualifying at Olympic Trials (15.85m/52-0)2nd at Tyson Foods Invitational (16.73m/54-10.75)1st in LJ (7.75m/25-5.25) & TJ (16.73m/54-10.75) at Los Angeles1st in TJ at West Regionals (16.66m/54-8)ranked #10 in TJ in U.S. by T&FNbests of 7.75m/25-5.25 & 16.88m/55-4.75.
2003: 5th at USA Outdoors TJ (16.39m/53-9.25)NCAA Indoor champion (17.26m/56-7.5PR)3rd at NCAA Outdoors (16.90m/55-5.5)1st in Los Angeles (17.17m/56-4)runner-up at Mt. SAC (17.10m/56-1.25)ranked #4 in TJ in the U.S. by T&FNbests of 17.26m/56-7.5iPR & 8.02m/26-3.75PR.
2002: Bests of 7.92m/26-0i & 16.31m/53-6.25.
2001: 1st at USA Juniors LJ (7.82m/25-8)1st at USA Juniors TJ (15.48m/50-9.50)runner-up at IC4A LJ & TJ15th at NCAA LJ4th at Pan Am Juniors TJranked #9 LJ in U.S. by T&FNbests of 26-3 & 55-1.5i
2000: Runner-up at USA Juniors TJ & 7th at USA Juniors LJbests of 7.56m/24-9.75 & 16.11m/52-10.50.
1999: Bests of 7.35m/24-1.50 & 15.21m/49-11.