Name: Marquis Dendy
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): Long Jump
Height: 6-4
DOB: 11/17/1992
Birthplace: Wilmington, Del.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Middletown High School (Middletown, Del.) ‘11
College: University of Florida ’15, Family Youth and Community Sciences
Coach(es): Mike Holloway
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 19th
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 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: 2018 – bronze (long jump)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2013, 2015, 2017; Indoor – 2016, 2018
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2016 (long jump)
  • Bronze – 2018 (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.