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Aarik Wilson

Track and Field

Wilson
Event: Triple Jump, Long Jump
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
PRs:  TJ - 17.58m/57-8.25 (2007); LJ - 8.07m/26-5.75 (2007)
Born: 1982, in Reno, Nev.
Current Residence: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Churchill (Fallon, Nev.) HS ‘01
College: Indiana ‘05
Coach: Wayne Pate
Agent: Andy and Peter Stubbs
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2007 USA Indoor & Outdoor TJ champion; 2008 USA Indoor champ; 2006 USA Indoor runner-up; 2005 NCAA Triple & Long Jump Indoor champion; 2-time NCAA Outdoor TJ runner-up ('02, '04); 2003 NCAA Indoor TJ runner-up; 10-time Big Ten Conference champion

In 2007, Wilson recorded national championships in the triple jump at both the AT&T USA Indoor and Outdoor meets, including a personal-best TJ indoors of 17.28m/56-8.5. He also placed in the long jump at both meets, finishing third indoors and sixth outdoors with a personal-best (8.11m/26-7.25). In 2007, Wilson posted the three best marks in the triple jump by an American that year, and his #4 world ranking at the end of the 2007 campaign is the highest of his career. In focusing almost entirely on the triple jump in 2006, Wilson earned his first top ten world ranking from Track & Field News (#9), and posted a new personal best for the first time since 2003. Wilson also set a new long jump personal best in 2006, with a leap of 8.04m/26-4.5. Along with Walter Davis, Wilson is one of the finest combination long and triple jumpers to come along in many years.  Wilson in 2005 finished third in the triple jump at the NCAA and USA Outdoor Championships, and placed third in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in in Sacramento. He also won the long and triple jump titles at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville.  At the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships, Wilson established an Indiana University school record with his runner-up finish in the triple jump with his effort of 16.99m/55-9. He also placed sixth in the long jump, with the third-best mark in school history of 7.88m/25-10.25. The Big Ten Indoor champion at both events, Wilson qualified for the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships in both, but did not make the final in either event, although he did win the Big Ten outdoor long and triple jump crowns. After winning the 2002 Big Ten triple jump title, Wilson was named the Conference's Freshman of the Year. An Education major at IU, Wilson competed in basketball, football and track at Churchill HS in Falon, Nev.

Competition Results:
2008:
USA Indoor champ (16.91m/55-05.75)...7th at World Indoor Champs (16.88m/55-4.75)
2007:
5th at World Outdoors (17.31m/56-9.5)...TJ champion at USA Outdoors (17.06m/55-11.75) and USA Indoors (17.28m/56-8.5)... 1st in TJ at London (17.58m/57-8.25PR) 3rd in LJ at USA Indoors (8.00m/26-3) and 6th in LJ at USA Outdoors (8.07m/26-5.75PR)...1st in TJ at Sheffield (17.19m/56-4.75)...3rd in TJ at Madrid (17.30m/56-9.25)...1st in TJ at Luzern (17.41m/57-1.5)......2nd in TJ at Stockholm (17.27m/56-8)...ranked #4 in world #2 in U.S. in TJ, #6 U.S. in LJ by T&FN...bests of 17.58m/57-8.75PR, AL & 8.07m/26-5.75.
2006: 3rd in TJ at USA Outdoors (16.91m/55-5.75)...USA Indoor champs TJ runner-up (16.60m/54-5.5)...2nd at Chania (17.21m/56-5.75PR)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (16.78m/55-0.75)... 5th at Lausanne (17.21m/56-5.75)...7th at Stockholm (16.57m/54-4.5)...ranked #9 in world (#2 U.S.)...bests of 8.04m/26-4.5, 17.21m/56-5.75.
2005:  3rd in triple jump at USA Outdoor Champs (16.73m/54-10.75)...3rd in TJ at NCAA Outdoor Champs (16.94/55-7)...3rd in long jump at NCAA Outdoors (7.91m/25-11.5)...1st in TJ at NCAA Indoor Champs (16.92m/55-6.25)...1st in Long Jump at NCAA Indoor (8.17m/26-9.75)...Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Champion in LJ & TJ...ranked #5 in LJ, #3 in TJ in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 16.94m/55-7 & 7.91m/25-11.5.
2004: 14th in TJ qualifying at Olympic Trials (16.09m/52-9.5)... 2nd at NCAA Championship in TJ (16.93m/55-6.5)...3rd at NCAA Championship in LJ (7.97m/26-1.75)...1st at Texas Relays TJ (16.85m/55-3.5)...1st at Penn Relays (16.64m/54-7.25)...2nd at NCAA Regional (16.91m/55-5.75)...Big Ten Champion in TJ (16.59m/54-5.25)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 7.97/26-1.75 & 16.96/55-8.