D'Angelo Cherry

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D'Angelo Cherry
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1990-08-01) August 1, 1990 (age 24)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 136 lb (62 kg)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.04 s (Fayetteville 2009)

200 m: 20.96 s (Jonesboro 2008)

D'Angelo Cherry (born August 1, 1990) is an American sprinter, who specialises in the 60, 100 and 200 meters. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2012 of December. Cherry was recruited by Steve Dudley in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.

Career[edit]

Cherry took part in the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Port-of-Spain, where he won a silver medal over 100 m in 10.17 seconds, only behind Marcus Rowland. He also helped the United States 4 x 100 m relay squad to a gold medal.

Cherry has also set the record in the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championship in the 60 m (6.64) and also hold the fastest time ever ran for a high school athlete in the 55 m dash (6.14). He is also the Georgia state record holder in the 100 m 4AAAA (10.33) and holds the all-time record for ga (10.24).

In 2009, Cherry set the United States American junior record in the 60 m dash at the 2009 USA Boston Indoor Championships placing second (6.52) he was one hundredths of a second off the world Junior Record. His personal best in the 55 m dash in 6.14, 60 m is 6.52, and 100 m is 10.04 seconds, which is the fourth fastest ever run by a junior athlete. He also became a two-time All-American in the 100 m dash and 4x1 which placed 5th. 2009 Track and field championships.[1]

Cherry also is the 2009 and 2011 USA Indoor silver medalist (6.52,6.54). He also qualifies for the 2012 USA indoor championship, Placing as the bronze medalist against Trell Kimmons and Justin Gatlin. Cherry ran personal best and took the gold medal at 2013 USA Indoor championships running a USA leading time of 6.49, just one hundredths of a second off the worlds fastest time in 2013. He then competed at the 2012 Ncaa indoor championships the following weekend, and was crowned the 2013 NCAA 60 indoor Champion. Cherry made his name in collegiate history by being the first man in history technically to ever win the Usa Indoor Championships and the NCAA indoor championships in the 60 m, and the first since the year of 1995. His 6.49 also is the fastest performance in collegiate since the year 2001, and marks the 6th fastest time in college history in the 60 m.

Having no eligibility to compete outdoors for Mississippi State, Cherry signed with the shoe company Asics America based off in California shortly after his indoor season at Mississippi State. He is the only American based signed Professional sprinter for Asics Corporation in America.

Personal best[edit]

Distance Time Venue
60 m 6.49 s Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (March 3, 2013)
100 m 10.04 s Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA (June 10, 2009)
200 m 20.91 s Jonesboro, Georgia, USA (April 2, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 Metres junior All Time". IAAF. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 

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