Kathy

Coleman

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Jumps
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Gateway HS
Other College: SE Missouri St.
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

Events: LJ (IN: 20-10 ; OUT: 20-8), TJ (IN: 41-9 ; OUT: 41-11 )

All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout jumper who wrapped up her LSU career ranked No. 8 on the school’s all-time indoor performance list in the long jump with a top mark of 20-10 ... Also finished her career with an overall personal best of 41-11 in the triple jump ... Was a two-time participant in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Also competed in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2007 ... Scored a total of 31 points in SEC competition during her three-year career at LSU ... Helped the Lady Tigers win back-to-back SEC Outdoor titles in 2007 and 2008, as well as the SEC Indoor crown in 2008 ... Earned her one and only All-SEC honor in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2007 ... Finished runner-up in the event with a mark of 20-8 on her final jump of the competition, moving from seventh place to second place.

2008
Competed in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships for the second time in her career ... Placed 14th in the event at the national meet after recording a jump of 19-10 ... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor meet after setting a new overall personal best of 20-10 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Moved into the No. 8 spot on the school’s all-time indoor performance list after setting her new personal best ... Finished ninth in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (19-9 ) ... Also was the ninth-place finisher in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18-9 ) ... Won the long jump title at the LSU Twilight (19-11 ) during the indoor season, while finishing runner-up at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (19-7) ... Was an NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the long jump during the outdoor season ... Failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships after placing 15th at the regional meet with an outdoor seasonal-best jump of 19-11 ... Also competed in the triple jump in 2008 ... Helped the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles in 2008 after placing fifth in the triple jump at both meets ... Set seasonal bests of 41-1 indoors and 41-5 outdoors at each conference meet ... Placed 15th in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (40-8 ) ... Competed in a total of 16 meets during the 2008 season.

2007
Made her first career appearance in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2007 ... Finished the event in 20th place at the national meet after recording a wind-aided jump of 19-11 ... Was also a participant in both the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Took seventh in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump at the regional meet ... Helped lead the Lady Tigers to their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 with her performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Earned her first career All-SEC honor with a second-place finish in the long jump ... Posted a new personal-best mark of 20-8 on her final jump of the competition to move from the seventh spot into second place ... Also finished fourth in the triple jump at the conference meet with a new personal-best mark of 41-11 ... Scored a total of 13 points for the Lady Tigers in their title run ... Also made her first career appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Finished 13th in the long jump at the indoor national meet ... Posted a new indoor personal-best mark of 20-8 in the long jump to finish second at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Her then indoor PR ranked tied for ninth on the school’s all-time indoor performance list ... Also tied for second in the event at the Purple Tiger Classic (19-8) ... Placed fifth in both the long jump and triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Recorded a new indoor personal best of 41-9 in the triple jump at the conference meet.

2006
Competed primarily in the long jump and triple jump during the 2006 season ... Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the long jump, punching her ticket with a regional qualifying leap of 19-7 to finish in second place at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Finished the NCAA Mideast Regional in 15th place ... Recorded then personal-best leaps of 20-6 in the long jump at both the LSU Twilight during the indoor season and the Texas Relays during the outdoor season ... Finished third at both meets ... Took first place in the event at the Purple Tiger Invitational during the indoor campaign with a leap of 20-3 ... Finished first at the Tiger Classic during the outdoor season with a wind-aided distance of 19-10 ... Finished 10th in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships (19-0 ) and 14th at the SEC Outdoor Championships (19-1) ... Also recorded a personal best in the triple jump with a distance of 41-3 to finish seventh at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished 10th in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a distance of 39-6 ... Competed in the pentathlon at the LSU Combined Events, finishing the meet in fifth place with 3,287 points.

PRIOR TO LSU
Spent one season at Southeast Missouri State ... Won the Ohio Valley Conference title in the 60-meter dash and the triple jump during the indoor season ... Won the conference long jump title during the outdoor season ... Also ran a leg on the 4x100 relay team that won the 2005 OVC title ... Helped her team to both the indoor and outdoor Ohio Valley Conference Championships ... Coached by Kurtis Downing at the Gateway Institute of Technology ... Named Missouri's Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Was the AAU national champion in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay that same year ...  Also won the Missouri state title in the triple jump and was the state runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles as a senior ... Ran on three consecutive state champion 4x100-meter relay teams (2001-03) ... Also played basketball and volleyball as a prep.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kathryn Coleman ... Born on Dec. 8, 1985 ... Daughter of Willie and Geraldine Coleman ... Has eight brothers and sisters named Kimberly, Anthony, Everette, Mia, James, David, Leslie and Lashawnda.

 

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