Fitzroy

Dunkley

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Jumps
Height: 6'4"
Class: Senior
City/State: Trelawny, Jamaica
High School: Jamaica College
Major: Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

Events: 400M (IN: 46.04; OUT: 45.06), High Jump (IN: 6-10 ¾; OUT: 6-10 ¾), Triple Jump (IN: 51-5; OUT: 51-6 ½)

2016 Olympic Silver Medalist (4x400 Relay)
3-time NCAA Champion
5-time All-American
SEC Champion
5-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in December 2016 with a degree in marketing ... One of the most decorated 400-meter sprinters and 4x400-meter relay runners in school history after signing with the Tigers as a high jumper and triple jumper out of Jamaica College in Kingston ... Ended his career as a three-time NCAA Champion, three-time All-American and four-time All-SEC performer as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Added two All-America honors and one All-SEC selection in the 400-meter dash ... Won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor titles in the 4x400 relay in 2015 and 2016 ... Also crowned an NCAA Indoor Champion in the event as a senior in 2016 ... Closed out his collegiate career as the NCAA Outdoor Silver Medalist in the 400 meters ... Ended his career ranked No. 7 indoors with a time of 46.04 and No. 8 outdoors with a time of 45.06 on LSU's all-time performance lists in the 400 meters ... Ran on three of the four fastest 4x400-meter relay teams in school history during the outdoor season, including No. 2 team at 3:00.38, No. 3 team at 3:00.48 and No. 4 team at 3:00.69 all during his senior season in 2016 ... Medaled in his Olympics debut as the third leg of Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay team that won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2016
One of the NCAA's leading 400-meter sprinters in his final season with the Tigers ... A member of LSU's NCAA Champion 4x400-meter relay team during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Also the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor bronze medalist and NCAA Outdoor Silver Medalist in the 400-meter dash ... Anchored the Tigers to a defense of their NCAA Outdoor title in the 4x400 relay with a 44.29-second split as he teamed with LaMar Bruton, Michael Cherry and Cyril Grayson to run the fourth-fastest time in team history at 3 minutes, 0.69 seconds for the win at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Added a silver-medal-winning second-place finish in the 400-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running a lifetime personal best of 45.06 seconds ... Advanced to his first career NCAA Outdoor final in the 400 meters with times of 46.08 in the first round and 45.46 in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and 45.35 in the semifinals at Hayward Field ... Bagged the bronze medal in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships with times of 45.96 in qualifying and 45.34 in the conference final ... Crowned an SEC Outdoor Champion in the 4x400-meter relay after anchoring the Tigers to the third-fastest time in school history at 3:00.48 ... Ran on winning relays at the Hurricane Twilight (3:07.97), Texas Relays (3:01.83), LSU Alumni Gold (3:00.38) and LSU Invitational (3:03.25) during the outdoor season ... Seasonal best of 3:00.38 at the LSU Alumni Gold set a new Bernie Moore Track Stadium record and earned Dunkley the title of SEC Co-Men's Runner of the Week along with the rest of his relay teammates ... Ran an outdoor-season-opening 45.52 in the 400 meters for third place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Clocked a wind-aided 20.94 (+3.9) for third place in his only 200-meter race of the outdoor season at the Battle on the Bayou ... Anchored the Tigers to their second NCAA Indoor title in the 4x400-meter relay in three seasons ... Split 45.61 on the anchor leg of a team that won the indoor national title with a seasonal-best time of 3:04.28 for the third-fastest time indoors in school history ... Earned indoor All-America honors as the fifth-place finisher nationally in the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama ... Clocked 46.51 in qualifying and 46.46 in the final at the national meet ... Picked up All-SEC honors as the SEC Indoor Bronze Medalist in the event after running 46.24 in the qualifying round and an indoor PR of 46.04 in the final at the conference meet ... Opened the indoor season by running 46.75 for a fourth-place finish in the invitational 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 21.37 in the 200 meters at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic ... Debuted for Jamaica at the Olympic Games while running the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay in Rio de Janeiro ... An Olympic Silver Medalist in the 4x400-meter relay ... Split 44.82 on the third leg of the team that won the silver medal with a time of 2:58.16 ... Also lined up in the first round of qualifying in the 400-meter dash, clocking 45.66 for 24th place overall ... Made his first Olympic team as the 400-meter silver medalist at the 2016 Jamaican Senior Championships.

2015
Converted to the 400 meters full-time after competing in the high jump and triple jump in his first two seasons at LSU … Crowned an NCAA Champion as the second leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that struck gold at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Teamed with Quincy Downing, Cyril Grayson and Vernon Norwood to win the NCAA relay title with a winning time of 3:01.96 in the national final for the ninth-fastest time outdoors in school history … Earned his first career All-America honor as an NCAA Champion in the 4x400-meter relay … Advanced to the national final in the 4x400 relay by running the third leg on the team that clocked 3:02.48 for the fastest time in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and 3:04.73 for the second-fastest time in the semifinal round at the NCAA Championships … Also an All-SEC performer as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked the seventh-fastest time in school history at 3:01.63 to win the silver medal at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Split 45.8 on the second leg of LSU’s relay team that brought home the Championship of America title at the 121st Penn Relays with a winning time of 3:02.61 in the final … Lined up as the second leg of sprint medley relay team that scored the silver medal at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:21.95 in the Championship of America final … Also ran on LSU’s winning 4x400-meter relay teams at the Battle on the Bayou (3:07.60) and Jim Click Shootout (3:06.18) during the outdoor season … Featured on the third leg of LSU’s winning 4x200-meter relay team at the Texas Relays … Was also an NCAA quarterfinalist in the 400-meter dash during his junior season outdoors in 2015 … Clocked 46.53 for 15th place in the first round of qualifying and 46.18 for 13th place in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships after clocking a personal-best time of 45.78 in the final … Advanced to his first career SEC final with the seventh-fastest time in the qualifying round at 46.63 … Won back-to-back 400-meter titles at the Louisiana Classics (47.15) and Battle on the Bayou (46.55) during the outdoor season … Finished runner-up at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 46.34 and third at the LSU Invitational with a time of 45.92 in the team’s regular-season finale … Clocked 21.49 (-2.3) for ninth place in his only 200-meter race outdoors at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Made his SEC Championship debut in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Finished in 15th place overall in qualifying with a time of 47.11 at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran the 400-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that scored five points with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet with a time of 9:47.84 in the final … Helped the Tigers run their fifth-fastest DMR time in school history at the SEC meet … Clocked an indoor PR of 46.94 in a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the New Mexico Classic … Placed 14th in the invitational 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 47.12 … Also ran the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 47.42 for 11th place and Rod McCravy Memorial with a time of 47.81 for 12th place … Opened the indoor season by winning the 200-meter title at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a banked-track-converted time of 21.63 … Followed the collegiate season by finishing in 13th place overall in the 400-meter semifinals at the Jamaican National Senior Championships while running 46.78 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

2014
Set personal bests in the triple jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2014 … Jumped a lifetime best of 51 feet, 6 ½ inches with a +0.7 tailwind in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational in his regular-season finale … Qualified for the national quarterfinals in the triple jump as he jumped 50-9 ¼ (+1.2) for 14th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held at North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville … Just missed earning a return trip to the NCAA semifinals for the second year in a row by just two spots at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Finished in 13th place in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 48-10 … Won the triple jump title at the Battle on the Bayou with a wind-legal jump of 50-11 ½ (+0.9) … Finished in sixth place in the B section at the Texas Relays with a mark of 49-7 ¾ (+0.0) and seventh place at the Penn Relays with a jump of 49-2 ¼ (-1.0) … Saw action in LSU’s relay pool in the 4x400-meter relay during the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the squad that took home the SEC Outdoor bronze medal with a run of 3:04.33 at the conference meet … Split 46.55 on the third leg of the team that won the 4x400-meter relay at the LSU Invitational with a time of 3:07.08 … Helped the Tigers earn a spot in the final at the Penn Relays by running the second leg on the team that clocked 3:05.64 for the second-fastest time in qualifying … Scored four points for the Tigers with an indoor personal best of 51-5 to finish in fifth place in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won three triple jump titles during the indoor season at the New Mexico Team Invitational (50-5 ½), LSU Twilight (49-11 ¼) and Texas A&M Triangular (49-9 ¾) … Placed fourth in the college triple jump at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 49-4 ¼ … Also competed in the high jump during the indoor season … Cleared 6-9 for 11th place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished in second place in the high jump with a seasonal-best clearance of 6-9 ¾ at the Aggie Invitational … Jumped 6-8 ¼ in a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular.

2013
An NCAA Championship qualifier in the triple jump after joining the Tigers in January at the start of the spring semester … Earned a 23rd-place finish in the triple jump in his debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Jumped a wind-aided series-best of 50-3 ½ on his third attempt to finish in 23rd place at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Eclipsed the 50-foot mark for the second-straight meet after he jumped a wind-legal lifetime personal record of 51-5 on his third attempt at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Earned his spot in the national semifinals with a third-place finish overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after entering the meet as the No. 47 seed … Also competed in the high jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in his career … Scored a total of seven points for the Tigers with his effort at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor season … Cleared an outdoor PR of 6-10 ¾ for a fourth-place finish in the high jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Columbia, Missouri … Also jumped a wind-legal 49-8 ¼ to claim 10th place in his triple jump debut at the SEC Outdoor meet while putting himself in position to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Missed qualifying for the triple jump finals at the SEC Outdoor Championships by just one spot … Won the high jump title at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a clearance of 6-9 … Also jumped 49 feet in the triple jump outdoors with a mark of 49-4 ½ for seventh place at the LSU Alumni Gold and 49-1 ¾ for fifth place in the college division at the Penn Relays … Scored two points for the Tigers in his debut at the SEC Indoor Championships after clearing the bar at 6-7 ¾ for seventh place in the high jump … Also competed in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, while jumping a series-best of 49-1 ¾ for 15th place overall … Jumped an indoor PR of 49-5 in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight held at the Carl Maddox Field House … Cleared 6-9 in the high jump for a seventh-place finish in the college division at the Tyson Invitational … Made his collegiate debut in both the high jump and triple jump with an appearance at the Texas A&M Triangular held in College Station, Texas, on Jan. 19.

PRIOR TO LSU
A talented jumps prospect from Jamaica College in Kingston … Joined the Tigers with personal records of 6-8 in the high jump and 49-5 ½ in the triple jump set during his final appearance for Jamaica College at the 2012 Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships … Captured the Class 1 boy’s triple jump bronze medal with a best of 49-5 ½ in the event at Champs in 2012 … Set his PR while jumping into a strong headwind of -1.1 meters per second … Took home a fourth-place finish in the 2012 Class 1 boy’s high jump final at Champs with his personal-best clearance of 6-8 … Won the high jump title at the 2012 University Tech Track & Field Classic with a clearance of 6-6 ¾ … Earned a fifth-place finish in the boy’s triple jump championship at the 118th Penn Relays during his senior season … Competed in the boy’s triple jump at the Penn Relays during both the 2011 and 2012 seasons … Was primarily a high jumper early in his prep career before adding the triple jump as a primary event during his senior season at Jamaica College.

PERSONAL
Full name is Fitzroy Junior Dunkley … Born on May 20, 1993 … Parents are Fitzroy Dunkley and Patlin Rattray … Has five siblings named Genel, Krishuan, Roman, Shantel and Anthony ... Graduated from LSU in December 2016 with a degree in marketing.

 

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