Keyon Soley
Keyon Soley

Player Profile

Uniondale, NY

High School:
Uniondale HS



1999 - Soley had a great true freshman campaign ... Earned All-America honors three times at the NCAA Outdoor ... Placed seventh (20-11 3/4, tying personal-best, No. 5 in school history, No. 16 in the U. S.) in the long jump and in the relays, Soley ran the anchor on UCLA's 4 X 100m relay that placed third (43.81, season-best, No. 5 in school history) and the third leg on the Bruin 4 X 400m relay that was also third (3:29.41, school record) ... At the Pac-10, Soley won the long jump (20-11I) and ran the opening leg on UCLA's 4 X 100m relay that placed second (3:34.28) ... Season-bests in the sprints of 11.84 (100m), 24.29 (200m) and 54.09 (400m).

High School - In 1998 as a senior, Soley led the U. S. prep list in the long jump (20-10I, No. 15 on U.S. list and No. 11 all-time on U.S. prep chart) ... At the World Junior Meet in Annecy, France, she won a gold medal, running the second leg (teammate Shakedia Jones ran the anchor) on the winning U. S. 4x100m relay (43.52, American Junior record), and placing 10th (20-3H) in the long jump ... At the U. S. Junior meet, Soley placed second (20-7Gw) in the long jump ... Won the NY State 200m title (24.15w) and captured her third consecutive long jump crown ... Finished second at the National Scholastic Championships in the 100m (11.81) ... Her best sprint marks as a senior prepster were 11.74 (No. 12 on the U. S. prep list), personal-best 24.15 (No. 20 on the U. S. prep list) ... T &FN rated Soley No. 3 in the nation in the long jump in 1996, No. 2 in 1997 and No. 1 in '98, making her the first three-time, top-three finisher in the event since former Bruin Juliana Yendork (1989-91) ... In 1998, she finished eighth in the T &FN Women's High School Athlete of the Year balloting, one place behind teammate Tracy O'Hara ... As a junior in '97, her top marks were a personal-best 11.40 (No. 14 all-time U.S. prep list), 24.2w and 20-9 (No. 2 on U. S. prep list), with a windy 21-6I ... Soley was third at Junior Nationals in the 100m (11.50) and second in the long jump (20-9) ... Won the Scholastic Outdoors 100m (11.70) and long jump (19-11) ... Won the Scholastic Indoors long jump (18-11H) and was second in the 60m (7.34) ... In 1996 as a sophomore, Soley had wind-aided performances of 11.4, 23.5 and 21-3H (legal 20-2G, No. 2 on U. S. prep list) and indoor marks of 24.06 (No. 3 on U. S. prep list) and 19-6I (No. 5 on U. S. prep list).

Personal - English major who wants to be a teacher ... First name pronounced Kee-yon ... Born Sept. 8, 1979.

Soley's Best Marks

100m    11.40
200m    24.15
400m    54.06
LJ      20-11I

Three-Time All-American 1999 - long jump, 4 X 100m relay, 4 X 400m relay

Pac-10 Champion 1999 - Long Jump