Events: Long Jump (IN: 19-9 ¾; OUT: 20-5), Triple Jump (IN: 41-1; OUT: 43-10)
2012 NJCAA Outdoor Champion (Long Jump, Triple Jump)
2011 NJCAA Outdoor Champion (Long Jump)
6-time NJCAA All-American
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 ... Has 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 on March 30 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, Kan. ... 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, Ore. ... 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, Va. ... 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 held in Greensboro, N.C. ... 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, S.C. ... Was a member of The National Honor Society of High School Scholars ... Serves as a swimming instructor when not competing ... Plans to major in business law.