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Marquis Dendy

Marquis Dendy

Event: Long Jump, Triple Jump
Height: 6-3
Weight: 165
PR: Long Jump – 8.39m/27-6.50 (2015); Triple Jump – 17.50m/57-5 (2015)
Born: 11/17/1992
Current Residence: Gainesville, FL
Hometown: Middleton, Del.
High School: Middleton (Del.) H.S
College: University of Florida ‘15
Coach: Nic Petersen
USA Championships
2015 USA Outdoor long jump champion (8.68m/28-5.75)

International Championships
2012 NACAC U23 long jump gold medalist (7.68m/25-2.5)

Collegiate Championships
2013 NCAA Indoor champion (8.28m/27-2) and third in triple jump (16.20m/53-1.25)
Awards and Honors
NCAA long jump record holder (8.28m/27-2)

The latest in a long line of Florida long and triple jumpers that include Olympic medalists Christian Taylor and Will Claye, is Marquis Dendy. Dendy displayed his potential to be great early in his career at Florida when he set the school record and NCAA record in winning the 2013 NCAA Indoor title in the long jump as a sophomore at 8.28m/27-2. Dendy competed at the 2010 World Junior Championships and holds the Deleware state high school record in both the long jump and triple jump.
SEC Outdoor long jump runner-up (8.29m/27-2.5) and 3rd in triple jump (16.25m/53-3.75); 10th in qualifying at NCAA East Regional (7.31m/23-11.75); 5th at USA Outdoors long jump (8.10m/26-7) and 18th in triple jump (15.47m/50-9.25); SEC Indoor long jump champion (8.25m/27-0.75) and triple jump runner-up (16.03m/52-7.25); NCAA Indoor long jump champion (8.28m/27-2) and third in triple jump (16.20m/53-1.25)
2012: 8th in long jump (7.60m/24-11.25) and 6th in triple jump (15.48m/50-9.5) at SEC Outdoors; 10th at NCAA Outdoor long jump (7.61m/24-11.75); NACAC U23 long jump gold medalist (7.68m/25-2.5); SEC Indoor long jump (8.06m/26-5.5) champion and 6th in triple jump (15.48m/50-9.5); 5th at NCAA Indoors long jump (7.71m/25-3.5)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Indoor bests -- long jump, 8.28m/27-2; triple jump, 16.25/53-3.75 (No. 13 in the USA); Outdoor bests -- long jump, 8.29m/27-2.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 11 in the World, Ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests – long jump, 8.06m/26-5.5; triple jump, 15.32m/50-3.25; Outdoor bests – long jump, 7.81m/25-7.5; triple jump, 15.55m/51-0.25
2011: Indoor bests – long jump, 7.70m/25-3.25; triple jump, 15.64m/51-3.75; Outdoor bests – long jump, 7.43m/24-4.5; triple jump, 15.62m/51-3
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