Shani Marks

    Athlete Bio






    Apple Valley HS (Minn.) ‘98 University of Minnesota ‘02

    Event: Triple Jump
    Height: 5-8
    Weight: 149
    PR: 14.23m/46-8.25 (2008)
    Born: 1980, in Bloomington, Ill.
    Current Residence: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
    High School: Apple Valley HS (Minn.) ‘98
    College: University of Minnesota ‘02
    Coach: Scott Bennett
    Agent: self
    Club: unattached

    Career Highlights: 2-time USA Indoor champion ('05, '07); 2-time USA Outdoor champion ('06, '07); 2003 NCAA Outdoor runner-up

    Marks successfully defended her USA Outdoor title in 2007 with a personal-best jump of 14.08m/46-2.5. Marks returned to the winner's stand in the women's triple jump at the 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Championships, taking the competition with a best effort of 13.56m/44-6...Marks came through with a big personal best of 13.89m/45-7 to prevail over American record holder Tiombe Hurd (13.86m/45-5.75) at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships...Marks earned her first national title at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships when she won the women's triple jump with her hop, skip and a jump of 13.65m/44-9.5.

    Competition Results:
    2008: 1st at Provo (14.23m/46-8.25)
    2007: USA Outdoor champion (14.08m/46-2.5PR)... 8th in qual. at World Outdoors (13.90m/45-7.25)... USA Indoor champion (13.56m/44-6)...1st at Provo (14.02m/46-0)...5th at Pan Am Games (13.92m/45-8)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 14.08m/46-2.5.
    2006: USA Outdoor champion (13.89m/45-7)...USA Indoor runner-up (13.64m/44-9i)...7th at World Cup (13.79m/45-3)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.89m/45-7.
    2005: USA Indoor champion (13.65m/44-9.5i)...18th at USA Outdoors (12.49m/40-11.75)...best of 13.65m/44-9.5i.
    2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (13.54m/44-5.25)...5th at USA Indoors (13.24m/43-5.25)...ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.54m/44-5.25.

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