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  Darnesha Griffith
Darnesha Griffith

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Margarita, CA

High School:
Trabuco HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Jumps

2001 — Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor, tying for fourth (6-0) as the Bruins won their second consecutive NCAA Indoor team title …?During the indoor season, Griffith equaled her personal-best (6-0.75, No. 9 on the 2001 U. S. list) …?At the NCAA Outdoor, she was 13th (5-9.75) and placed second (5-10.75, season outdoor best) at the Pac-10 …?Personal-best triple jump of 40-0.50 …? Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2001 Fall quarter.

2000 — Breakthrough season as a sophomore, Griffith qualified for the U. S. Olympic Trials, NCAA Outdoor, won the Pac-10 high jump title (5-10) and placed 12th at the NCAA Indoor …?At the USC dual, she jumped a personal-best 6-0.75 (No. 4 in school history, No. 12 on 2000 U. S. list).

1999 — Won the high jump at the U. S. Junior meet with a mark of 5-10.75 (No. 35 in the U. S.) …?At the Pan Am Junior meet, Griffith was fifth (5-9.75) …?Placed third at the Pac-10 (5-10.75).

High School — Darnesha had an outstanding performance at the SoCal CIF Div. II championships as a senior at Trabuco HS …?She won the high jump (5-8) and long jump (18-8.50w) and was second (37-3.50w) in the triple jump … Prep personal-best marks of 5-9, 19-4.25(No. 19 on U. S. prep list) and 39-8 (No. 25 on U. S. prep list) … As a junior at Vacaville HS, she placed sixth in the triple jump (39-9.25w) at the CA State championships after placing second in 1994.

Personal — Pre-psychology major …?Her aunts are Jackie Joyner Kersee and the late Florence Griffith Joyner …?Born June 11, 1980.

Griffith’s best marks
HJ 6-0.75
LJ 19-4.75
TJ 40-0.50
All-American
2001-Indoor high jump
Pac-10 Champion
2000-high jump


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