|City/State:||North Charleston, S.C.|
|High School:||Fort Dorchester HS|
|Other College:||South Plains College|
Events: Long Jump (IN: 20-5 ¾; OUT: 21-6 ¼), Triple Jump (IN: 44-2; OUT: 43-10)
A standout long jumper and triple jumper in her two seasons with the Lady Tigers in 2013 and 2014 … Ended her collegiate career with lifetime personal bests of 21 feet, 6 ¼ inches in the long jump and 44-2 in the triple jump … An All-American performer in her debut season indoors in 2013 as the sixth-place finisher nationally in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Was the SEC Indoor silver medalist in the triple jump during the 2013 indoor season to earn her first and only All-SEC as a Lady Tiger … Was a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump … Competed in both events at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in each of her two seasons with the Lady Tigers.
Kicked off her outdoor season by soaring to a lifetime personal best of 21-6 ¼ to win the long jump title at the Texas Relays … Also posted an impressive jump of 20-6 ¼ (+0.0) in a fifth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Scored a total of seven points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships as she also added a sixth-place finish in the triple jump with a seasonal-best mark of 42-6 ¾ (+1.3) … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump during the outdoor season … Qualified for the national quarterfinals in the long jump by jumping a series-best of 20-0 ¼ (+0.4) for 16th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Added a 19th-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a mark of 41-9 ¼ (+0.5) … Jumped a wind-aided 42-0 ¾ (+3.3) in a third-place finish in the triple jump at the LSU Invitational … Won the triple jump title at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a wind-aided mark of 41-11 ¼ (+3.4) … Added a sixth-place finish in the university triple jump at the Texas Relays with a mark of 41-8 ¾ (+1.6) … Competed sparingly during the indoor season while recovering from injury … Underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus on both knees during the preseason … Jumped an indoor seasonal best of 41-10 ½ to score two points for the Lady Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished in 26th place in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 17-8 ¾ … Won the college section of the triple jump in her season debut at the Tyson Invitational with an opening mark of 41-7 ¾ … Followed by winning the triple jump title at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 41-7.
One of the nation’s elite triple jumpers while earning All-America and All-SEC honors during her debut season with the Lady Tigers … Earned her first career All-America selection with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump final at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas … Jumped a series-best of 43-3 ¾ to score three points for the Lady Tigers at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Claimed All-America honors after earning her first career All-SEC honor with a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships also held at the University of Arkansas … Jumped a lifetime best of 44-2 in the triple jump final to capture the SEC Indoor silver medal in the event … Lifetime PR of 44-2 ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list for the event … Won the triple jump title at the Texas A&M Triangular with a mark of 40-9 ½ … Also set a lifetime PR of 20-5 ¾ in the long jump in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight meet indoors … Scored four points for the Lady Tigers by taking fifth place in the long jump final at the SEC Indoor Championships with her series-best of 20-1 ¾ … Also jumped 20-1 ¾ to win the long jump at the LSU Invitational … Eclipsed the 20-foot mark for the first time indoors at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, jumping 20-4 ¼ for seventh place … An NCAA Championships qualifier in both horizontal jumps during the outdoor season … Competed in both events at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, North Carolina … Placed 36th in the long jump (18-10) and competed in the triple jump (foul) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored 10 points for the Lady Tigers with her performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Columbia, Missouri … Won the SEC Outdoor bronze medal in the long jump while jumping a career-best wind-aided mark of 20-7 on her very first jump of the competition … Posted an outdoor wind-legal seasonal best of 42-2 for fifth place in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor meet … Leaped a wind-aided outdoor seasonal best of 42-8 ¾ for seventh place at the Texas Relays … Had a top jump of 41-3 ¾ for fourth place in the championship triple jump at the Penn Relays … Won the long jump crown at the LSU Relays with a mark of 19-7 ½ in her outdoor debut.
PRIOR TO LSU
The top jumps prospect from the National Junior College Athletics Association to sign a NCAA Division I scholarship in the Class of 2012 … Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season at South Plains College while shattering her lifetime personal record in the triple jump in 2012 … Earned a third-place finish in the women’s university triple jump at the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays while setting a wind-legal PR of 43-10 (+1.7) on her fourth jump of the competition … Added an impressive wind-legal jump of 43-7 ¾ (+2.0) on her sixth jump of the meet … Also posted wind-aided marks of 43-7 ¼ (+3.8) on her third jump and 43-10 (+3.5) on her fifth jump to take third place at the 2012 Texas Relays … Won the women’s long jump title at the 2012 Texas Tech Open with a series-best wind-aided jump of 20-9 ¾ … Set a wind-legal PR of 20-5 on her second jump of the competition at the Texas Tech Open … Wrapped up her junior college career with a sweep of national titles in the long jump (20-1w) and triple jump (41-1 ¾) at the 2012 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the Texans Track & Field Complex in Levelland, Texas … Captured four NJCAA All-America honors as a freshman at South Plains College in 2011 … Crowned the NJCAA Outdoor champion in the long jump after jumping a seasonal best 20-1 ¾ at the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Championships held at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas … Added a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the triple jump at the NJCAA Outdoor meet in 2011 with a series-best mark of 41-5 ¾ … Kicked off the 2011 outdoor season by recording a lifetime wind-legal PR of 41-9 ¾ in winning the triple jump title at the Texas Tech Open held at the Fuller Track & Field Complex in Lubbock … Also jumped a wind-aided 41-5 to take fourth place in the college triple jump at the 2011 Texas Relays … Jumped a wind-aided 2011 seasonal best of 20-5 ¼ in a third-place finish in the long jump at the Michael Johnson Dr. Pepper Classic held at Baylor’s Patterson Track & Field Complex in Waco, Texas … Added a pair of All-America honors at the 2011 NJCAA National Indoor Championships during her freshman season with a second-place finish in the triple jump (39-1 ¾) and a third-place finish in the long jump (19-2) in the event held at the Texas Tech’s Athletic Training Center … Followed the 2011 collegiate season by earning fourth place in the long jump at the 2011 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon … Posted a wind-aided jump of 19-11 ½ en route to her fourth-place finish … Enjoyed a stellar career at Fort Dorchester High School as one of the nation’s elite jumpers at the prep level … Swept gold medals in the long jump and triple jump at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games held at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia … Posted wind-legal marks of 19-8 ¾ to win the long jump and 40-10 ¾ to win the triple jump at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games … Also won a bronze medal in the long jump (19-0 ¾) at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Wrapped up the 2010 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 8-ranked long jumper among all classifications with her seasonal best of 19-8 ¾ … Was also the No. 2-ranked long jumper nationally among the Class of 2010 … Posted a 2010 seasonal best of 40-11 ¾ in the triple jump that ranked No. 10 nationally among all classifications and No. 3 among the Class of 2010 for high school track and field … Crowned the South Carolina Class 4A state champion in the triple jump as a senior in 2010 after jumping 40-1 ½ at the state meet … A three-time bronze medalist at the South Carolina Class 4A State Championships during her prep career at Fort Dorchester High School with third-place finishes in the long jump in 2009 and 2010 and a third-place finish in the triple jump in 2009.
Full name is Keri Mia Emanuel … Born on June 30, 1992 … Mother is Tammie Emanuel … Has two older brothers, Sean Emanuel and Marcus Emanuel … An honor student during her prep career at Fort Dorchester High School in Charleston, South Carolina … Member of The National Honor Society of High School Scholars … Serves as a swimming instructor when not competing … Majoring in sociology.