Name: Marquis Dendy
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Long Jump
Height: 6-4
Weight: 175
DOB: 11/17/1992
Birthplace: Wilmington, Del.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Middletown High School (Middletown, Del.) ‘11
College: University of Florida ‘15
Coach(es): Nic Petersen
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
  • Named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, but withdrew due to a lower right leg injury prior to the Games and was replaced by Mike Hartfield.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold (long jump)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2013 (long jump); 2015 (long jump, triple jump); Indoor – 2016 (long jump)
  • Medals: 1 (gold)
  • Gold – 2016 (long jump)
Personal: Son of Mark and Dionne Dendy...Has two sisters, Maiya and Micaiah...Seven-time NCAA champion...Became the first student-athlete from the University of Florida to win The Bowerman Award (2015)...Turned professional in 2015...Enjoys drawing, playing video games and watching anime...Eats a pineapple pizza every night before he jumps.