Track and Field
Events: 110mH, 100m
PR: 110mH - 12.95 (2007); 100m - 10.04 (2000); 200m - 20.74 (1998)
Born: 1978, in Atlanta, Ga.
Current Residence: Ellenwood, Ga.
High School: Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, Ga.) ‘97
College: South Carolina ‘00
Coach: Nat Page
Agent: Kimberly Holland
Career Highlights: 2-time Olympic silver medalist ('00, '04); 2-time World Outdoor 110mH silver medalist ('03, '07); Two-time Olympic Trials champion ('04, '07); 2-time World Indoor 60mH gold medalist ('01, '06); 3-time USA Indoor champion (‘00, '01, ‘06); 2005 World Indoor 60m bronze medalist; 2002 USA Indoor 60m champion; 6-time NCAA champion; 1999 World University Games champion
Trammell recorded his second USA Outdoor championship in the 110m hurdles in 2007 and followed that up by winning the silver medal at the World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan in 12.99 seconds. Also in 2007, Trammell ran his career best time of 12.95 seconds in placing second at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York City. He ended the 2007 season ranked #3 in the world by Track & Field News, which equals his highest-ever global ranking, also achieved in 2003 and 2004. He was ranked #1 in the U.S. for the first time in his career. Trammell's 2005 season was highlighted by a personal best performance of 13.02 seconds in placing third at the USA Outdoor Championships in Carson, Calif. Trammell enjoyed another banner season in 2004 highlighted by his win at the Olympic Trials, and his second Olympic silver medal (13.18). Trammell finished second to Liu Xiang of China, who equaled the world record with his time of 12.91. He had an outstanding 2000 and 2001, winning the 2000 Olympic silver medal and going unbeaten in the 60m sprint and hurdles indoors in 2001, winning the World Indoor title in the hurdles. Nearly 2 years of collegiate and then world-class competition took its toll late in 2001 and in 2002 indoors, when he struggled. He came back to win the 2002 USA Indoor title at 60m, providing a positive spark for the outdoor season. Formerly coached by Curtis Frye, Trammell's closest training partner for many years was 1996 Olympic gold medalist Allen Johnson...was the track team captain while at South Carolina...a retail management major at USC...in August, 2000, decided to pass up final year of eligibility to concentrate on track; received his bachelor's degree in business and retail management from the University of South Carolina in December 2002...track and football high school All-American...ran the fourth fastest time ever in the 110m hurdles in high school...named 1997 Track & Field News Male High School Athlete of the Year...tied the national record for the 60m hurdles at the Georgia State Championships at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in 1997...hobbies include watching track film, analyzing techniques and learning track and field history...last name pronounced Trah-MELL.
2008: 2nd at adidas Track Classic (13.40)
2007: World Outdoor silver medalist (12.99)...USA Outdoor champion (13.08)...2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (12.95PR, U.S. Leader)...1st at adidas Track Classic (13.17)...3rd at Doha (13.15)...1st at Monaco (13.19)...ranked #3 in world, #1 U.S. by T&FN...best of 12.95.
2006: World Indoor 60mH champion (7.43)...World Indoor 60m bronze medalist (6.54)...USA Outdoor 110mH runner-up (13.14)...USA Indoor 60mH champion and 60m runner-up (7.46, 6.53)...8th at adidas Classic (10.20)...1st at Paris (13.06)...1st at Rome (13.51)..3rd at Lausanne (13.02)...Ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 13.02.
2005: 3rd in 110mH at 2005 USA Outdoor Champs (13.02PR)...5th at World Outdoor Champs (13.20)...2nd in 110mH at Nike Prefontaine Classic (13.12)...1st in 110mH (13.11), 2nd in 100m at adidas Track Classic (10.17)...ranked #5 in World (#3) U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.02.
2004: Olympic silver medalist (13.18)...1st at Olympic Trials (13.09PR)...100m in Atlanta (10.34)...2nd at Payton Jordan US Open 110mH (13.20)... 2nd at Home Depot in 110mH (13.20w)...ranked #3 in world #2 U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.09PR.