Event: Long Jump
PR: 8.52m/27-11.5 (2002)
Born: November 6 1978 in Jackson, Miss.
Current Residence: Flowood, Miss.
High School: Provine (Jackson, Miss.) HS 97
College: Mississippi 01
Coach: Rod Tiffin
Agent: Tony Campbell
Career Highlights: 2004 World Indoor gold medalist; 2001 World Outdoor silver medalist; 2-time USA Indoor LJ champion (2000, 04); Two-time USA Outdoor champ (2001-02); 4-time NCAA champion
After winning the 2004 World Indoor triple jump gold medal, Stringfellows Olympic year came to a sudden and disappointing end on May 22 during warm-ups at the Home Depot Invitational when he tore his right Achilles tendon. Surgery was performed May 25 at HealthSouth Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., to repair the injury. He is expected to return to action in 2005. Won the silver medal at the 2001 World Outdoor Championships, backing up his claims that he was leading U.S. long jumping back to prominence. His claim became more convincing when he ended the 2002 season ranked #1 in the world, with the World Cup title to boot. Had a relatively down year in 2003, during which he and his wife had their first child.has a Superman alter-ego and a tattoo to match. After winning the silver medal in Edmonton, Stringfellow said: Superman got a medalI cant ask for anything else. I think in the next few years, youll be seeing big things from the U.S. jumpers. Were just getting started. My expectation was to win. I didnt come out here to get second. [But] Im extremely happy with second.Stringfellow placed 5th in the long jump at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials with a best leap of 26-4.50, but made the Olympic team when Walter Davis (3rd place) and Robert Howard (4th place) decided to compete only in the triple jump. Stringfellow enjoyed a high profile in Australia, where he was a favorite with local fans and media, thanks to his outgoing personalityhelped the Ole Miss Rebels 4x400-meter relay team earn All-America status at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championships with a 4th-place finishMississippi State high jump champion his senior year at Provine HSalso placed 3rd in the long jumpmember of Provines state runner-up basketball team in 1997business major at Ole Missgot married on March 2, 2002 to longtime girlfriend Leah Hales, a fellow Ole Miss student had a daughter, Makenzi, born on June 28, 2003appeared on the Tonight Show on May 14, 2003.
2005: Runner-up at Tyson Invitational
(8.16m/26-9.25i)...3rd at Santo Domingo (8.02m/26-3.75)...did not compete at USA
Outdoors...ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8.16m/26-9.25i.
2004: World Indoor champion (8.40m/27-6.75)USA Indoor champion (8.26m/27-1.25)1st at Tyson Foods Invitational (8.41m/27-7.25)1st at Mt. SAC (8.31m/27-3.25)season ended when he tore his right Achilles tendon at the Home Depot Invitationalranked #6 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 8.41m/27-7.25i.
2003: 3rd at USA Indoors (8.03m) 3rd at USA Outdoors (8.22m/26-11.75)8th in Group B qualifying at World Outdoors (7.83m/25-8.25)...1st at Oxford (8.46m/27-9.25, U.S. Leader)1st at Ostrava (8.25m/27-0.75)2nd at Prefontaine Classic (8.23m/27-0)1st at Tyson Foods Invitational (8.29m/27-2.50)best of 8.46m/27-9.25ranked #5 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: USA Outdoor champ (8.52m/27-11.5WL)1st at World Cup (8.21m/26-11.25)1st at Ghent (8.12m/26-7.75)1st at Osaka (8.49m/27-10.25)1st in Hania (8.45m/27-8.75)1st in Madrid (8.31m/27-3.25)1st in Hamburg (8.26m/27-1.25)1st in Glasgow (8.20m/26-11)ranked #1 in the world by T&FNbest of 8.52m/27-11.5WL.
2001: Won silver medal at World Outdoor Championships (8.24m/27-0.5) USA Outdoor champ (8.47/27-9.50w)NCAA Indoor (8.08m) and Outdoor (8.27m) champion 4th at USA Indoors (7.86/25-9.50)won Lausanne GP (8.28/27-2)2nd at GP final (8.19/26-10.5) 9th at Goodwill Games (7.61/24-22.75)ranked #2 in world & #1 in U.S. by T&FN best of 8.38m/27-6 PR.
2000: Won USA Indoors (26-0.75)... 5th at Olympic Trials (26-4.5)...failed to make Olympic final (25-8.75)...10th at NCAA Indoors (24-9)...won NCAA Outdoors (26-7.75)...ranked #3 U.S...set PR of 27-2.75 at Mt. SAC Relays in April.
1999: Won SEC Champs (26-2.75)... 3rd at the NCAA Outdoors (26-7.25)... 3rd at USA Outdoors (26-0.75)...39th in qualifying at World Champs (24-3)...8th at Pan Ams...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 26-7.75 and 7-0.25.
1998: Bests of 7-2i (HJ) and 24-0.25.