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AKIBA MCKINNEY
Events: Long Jump
Height: 5-3
Weight: 126
PRs: 6.83m/22-5 (2006)
Born: March 9, 1979 in San Bernardino, Calif.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Monte Vista HS (Spring Valley, Calif.) '97
College: Ranger CC 99 & Florida Metro
Coach: Todd Henson
Agent: Greg Walker
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Two-time USA Indoor champion (’06, ’07); 3rd at 2006 USA Outdoors; 3rd at 2004 Olympic Trials, 1999 JUCO champion

McKinney was an upset winner in the women's long jump at the 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships with an indoor personal best of 6.62m/21-8.75 over the reigning World Outdoor champion, Tianna Madison...showed promise as to be on the top long jumpers in the U.S. after she took third place at the 2004 Olympic Trials. She just fell short to make the Olympic team in Athens because her season’s best was five inches short of the Olympic “A” standard.

2007: USA Indoor champion (6.55m/21-06)...1st at Mt. SAC (6.82/22-4.5)
2006:
3rd at USA Outdoors (6.63m/21-09.0)...USA Indoor champion (6.62m/21-8.75)...1st at Flagstaff (6.60m/21-8)...1st at Road to Eugene ’08 (6.62m/21-8.75)...1st at Mt. SAC (6.83m/22-5)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.83m/22-5.
2005:
4th at USA Outdoor champs (6.59m/21-7.5)
2004:
3rd at Olympic Trials (6.57m/21-6.75)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6.57m/21-6.75.
2003: 1st at Modesto Relays (6.46m/21-2.5)...no mark at USA Outdoors...best of 6.46m/21-2.5.
2002: did not compete
2001: 6th at USA Outdoors (6.31m/20-8.5w)...best of 6.29m/20-7.75.
2000: did not compete
1999: JUCO National champion (6.16m/20-2.5)...best of 6.16m/20-2.5
1998: best of 6.05m/19-10.25
1997: 8th at USA Juniors (6.26m/20-6.5)...best of 6.26m/20-6.5.

1/22/07

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