Rafeeq Curry

Olympian 2008

    Athlete Bio






    Academy for Community Education (Miami, Fla.) ‘01 Florida State ‘06

    Event: Triple Jump
    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 170
    PR: 17.22m/56-6 (2008)
    Current Residence: Tallahassee, Fla.
    High School: Academy for Community Education (Miami, Fla.) ‘01
    College: Florida State ‘06
    Coach: Self
    Agent: Self
    Club: Unattached

    Career Highlights: 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials; 2006 NCAA Outdoor TJ champ; 2002 USA Junior triple jump champion

    Curry needed a clutch effort on his final triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Trials to qualify for the Team USA Olympic Games roster for Beijing and he got it with his hop, skip and jump of 17.21m/56-5.75, which gave him third place for the competition and edged out 2005 World Outdoor champion Walter Davis for the final roster spot by a mere half inch. Also in 2008, Curry posted a new personal best with his 17.22m/56-6 effort with his win in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 29. Over the last three years Curry has proven himself to be one of America’s most consistent triple jumpers, ending each season ranked in the top five nationally by Track & Field News. He enjoyed a stellar college career at Florida State, where he was an eight-time All-American and six-time Atlantic Coast Conference titleholder. A prep star at Academy for Community Education in Miami, Curry was the Class A Florida state triple jump champion in 2001.

    Competition Results:
    2008: 3rd at Olympic Trials (17.21m/56-05.75)...5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (16.28m/53-5)...3rd at USA Indoors (16.59m/54-5.25)...1st at Tallahassee (17.22m/56-6)
    2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (16.50m/54-1.75)...runner-up at USA Indoors (16.54m/54-3.25...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 16.94m/55-7.
    2006: NCAA Outdoor TJ champ (16.70m/54-9.50)...3rd at NCAA Indoors (16.27m/53-4.50)...4th at USA Outdoors (16.38m/53-9)...2006 ACC Outdoor champ (15.48m/50-9)...ACC Indoor champ (16.05m/52-8)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 16.75m/54-11.50.
    2005: 10th at USA Outdoors (15.59m/51-1.75)...4th at NCAA Outdoors (16.40m/53-9.75)...6th at NCAA Indoors (15.99m/52-5.50)...ACC Outdoor champ...ACC Indoor champ...ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 16.47m/54-0.50i.
    2004: 4th at NCAA Outdoors (16.53m/54-2.75)...5th at NCAA Indoors (16.05m/52-8)...runner-up at ACC Outdoors (15.65m/51-4.25)...best of 16.17m/53-0.75.

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