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 David Banks
David Banks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rosenberg, Texas

High School:
Lamar Consolidated

Event:
Jumps/Sprints


• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist - Triple Jump
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist - Triple Jump

2009 (Sophomore): Outdoor - Performed impressively at the Mideast Regional in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 50-11 on his third attempt; the distance ranks second all-time at UK only behind Bethel Ward's varsity record jump of 51-1.75 set in 1981 ... At the SEC Championships, scored for the first time in a league meet by placing eighth overall with a leap of 49-3.50 in the triple jump to collect a point for the Cats ... Attained personal-best distance of 22-7.25 in the long jump to place third overall at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and move into ninth place all-time at UK ... Claimed the triple jump title at the Jesse Owens Track Classic with a regional-qualifying leap of 50-4.75 ... After almost a four-hour weather delay at the Sea Ray Relays, capitalized on return to the triple jump pit with a leap of 50-6.25 to win the competition. Indoor - Notched personal-best triple jump mark at the SEC Championships with a fifth-place leap of 49-8.25 to improve his fifth-place mark all-time at UK ... At the Alex Wilson Invitational, finished second overall in the triple jump with a distance of 47-9.75 ... Leapt to a personal-best long jump mark of 22-5.75 to finish sixth overall at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet.

2008 (Freshman): Outdoor - At Mideast Regional, landed a triple jump of 48-7.25 ... Placed ninth overall at SEC Championships with leap of 48-8.25 in triple jump ... Posted the fourth-best triple jump distance in UK history hitting the dirt at 50-2.75, a personal-best measurement at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Notched the tenth-best mark at UK in the long jump with a measurement of 21-7.25 at the Nikoloff invitational. Indoor - Placed third in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 49-05.00 at the Kentucky Invitational, giving him the fifth-best mark all-time at UK during his first collegiate meet ... Also posted season-best long jump mark at Kentucky Invite measuring 22-3.50.

High School: Two-time Texas 4A state champion in the triple jump as senior and junior ... Runner-up at the 2006 Junior Olympics in the triple jump and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team ... Holds high school record in triple jump at 48-9.00 ... Coached by Steve Hummel ... Played football all four years, part of state 4A runner-up team in 2007 ... Honor roll student and member of chess club and BASH in high school. Personal: Born April 25, 1989 in Rosenberg, Texas ... Parents are David Sr. and Chandra Banks ... One sister, Dierra.

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