Mookie Salaam

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Mookie Salaam
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1990-04-05) April 5, 1990 (age 24)
San Bernardino,CA
Residence Norman, Oklahoma
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
College team Oklahoma Sooners
Club Adidas
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 9.97 (2011 Des Moines)
200 m: 20.05 (Norman 2011)
60 m: 6.54 (Fayetteville 2011)

Oklahoma Program Record Holder—Indoor 60-Meter Dash (6.54) • Oklahoma Program Record Holder—Indoor 200-Meter Dash (20.39) • Oklahoma Program Record Holder—100-Meter Dash (9.97) • Oklahoma Program Record Holder—Outdoor 200-Meter Dash (20.05)

• 2011 NCAA All-American (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash) • 2011 All-Big 12 Outdoor Conference (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay) • 2011 NCAA 200-Meter Champion • 2011 Indoor All-American (60-meter dash, 200-meter dash) • 2011 Big 12 60-Meter Champion • 2011 Big 12 Indoor 200-Meter Champion • 2011 All-Big 12 Indoor Conference (60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay) • 2010 Outdoor All-American (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash) • 2010 All-Big 12 Outdoor Conference (100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay) • 2010 NCAA Indoor All-American (200-meter dash) • 2010 Big 12 60-Meter Dash Champion • 2010 All-Big 12 Indoor Conference (60-meter dash, 200-meter dash) • 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoor Conference (4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay) • 2009 All-Big 12 Indoor Conference (Indoor 4x400 relay)

College Bests Indoor 60-Meter Dash: 6.54 Indoor 200-Meter Dash: 20.39 Outdoor 100-Meter Dash: 9.97 Outdoor 200-Meter Dash: 20.05

Personal: Full name is Rakieem "Mookie" Mustafa Allah Salaam ... son of Geno and Marcy Land ... foster parents: Kevin and Lisa Peterson ... has six siblings: Shafiyqi and Rashad Salaam, Vanstia and Gemareo Land, and Kelby and Margo Peterson.

Summer 2011: Posted a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.43 in the event's finals at the USA Track and Field Championships ... Advanced to the finals with a time of 20.48 in the third heat of the event's semifinals ... Clocked his second-best time of the year as he automatically qualified for the semifinals of the 100-meter dash by winning the third heat with a time of 10.09.

2011: (Indoor) In his first collegiate 400-meter dash, finished fourth at the Texas A&M Challenge with a time of 47.64 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay that was third at the event with a time of 3:10.56 ... Clocked a PR of 6.67 in the prelims of the 60-meter dash at the J.D. Martin Invitational ... Set the OU record in the 60-meter dash (6.55) and 200-meter dash (20.76) en route to winning both with NCAA automatic qualifying marks at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge ... Ran two NCAA automatic qualifying times (6.54 & 6.59)en route to finishing first in the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational ... Swept the Big 12 titles in the 60- and 200-meter dash with respective times of 6.59 and 20.79 ... Also earned All-Big 12 honorsas the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:08.89 ... Won the NCAA title in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.41 after breaking the Oklahoma record with 20.39 in the event's prelims at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Finished eighth in the 60-meter dash at the meet with a time of 6.92 with a tweaked hamstring after running 6.55 in the event's prelims. (Outdoor) Ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay that won at the Mesa Classic with a time of 40.45 ... Clocked a PR of 20.27 in the 200-meter dash en route to winning the event along with the 100-meter dash (10.33) at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay that clocked a time of 40.26 at the event ... Clocked a PR to win the 100-meter dash at the Drake Relays with a time of 10.20 ... Swept the Big 12 titles in the 100- and 200-meter dash ... With his winning time of 20.05 in the 200, broke a 17-year old OU record, a 12-year old John Jacobs Track and Field Complex record and a three-year old Big 12 Championship meet record ... Clocked a wind-aided PR of 10.19 in the prelims of the 100 before running 10.23 in the finals into a 2.5 meters-per-second headwind ... Also earned All-Big 12 honors as the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that was fourth with a time of 39.76 ... Won both the 100 (10.29) and 200 (20.62) at the NCAA West Preliminary to qualify for the NCAA Championships in both ... Broke the Oklahoma record in the 100-meter dash by finishing second at the NCAA Championships in a time of 9.97 ... Also finished sixth in the 200 at the event with a time of 20.54.

Summer 2010: Finished seventh in the 200-meter dash at the USA Championships with a time of 20.52.

2010: (Indoor) Took third in the 60-meter dash at the Arkansas Invitational with a time of 6.87 after running 6.79 in the event's prelims ... Ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 21.11 to finish fourth in the 200 at the Texas A&M Invitational ... Also ran a leg on the 4x400 relay that recorded a provisional qualifying time of 3:09.51 at the event ... Clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 21.19 to finish third in the 200 at the Razorback Invitational ... Also finished seventh in the 60 (6.84) at the event ... Finished third in the 200-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 21.23 ... Finished eighth in the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 6.83 after clocking 6.74 in the event's prelims ... Also took eighth in the 200 at the event witha time of 21.09 ... Finished second in the 60-meter dash at the Sooner Open with a time of 6.79 ... Won the Big 12 Championship in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.69 after running 6.68 in the event's prelims ... Broke a 12-year old OU program record in prelims of the 200-meter dash at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 20.92 before lowering time to 20.80 and finishing second in the event's finals ... Broke his own program record in the 200 en route to earning All-America honors by finishing seventh with a time of 20.79. (Outdoor) Finished third overall and second among collegiate athletes in the 100-meter dash at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a time of 10.50 ... Won the 100-meter dash at the Sun Angel Track Classic with a time of 10.31 ... Also finished third in the 200 (20.76) at the event while running the second leg of the 4x100 relay that finished third (40.18) and the third leg of the 4x400 relay that was second (3:06.97) ... Took second in the 200 (20.81) and ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay that finished second (40.32) at the Sooner Invitational ... Finished third in the 100 at the Texas Invite with a time of 10.37 ... Also ran second leg of 4x100 relay that was second with a time of 39.80 ... Finished second in the 100-meter dash at the Big 12 Championships with a PR of 10.25 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that was third in 40.16 and finished ninth in the 200-meter dash ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events, finishing third in the 100 (10.28) and 200 (20.52) and running a leg on the 4x100 relay that was fourth in 39.72 at the NCAA West Prelims ... Claimed All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.21) at the NCAA Championships and a ninth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (20.87) ... Also ran the second leg on the 4x100 relay that finished 12th at the event.

2009: (Indoor) In his first collegiate competition finished first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.76 at the J.D. Martin Invitational ... Took fourth in the 60-meter dash at the New Mexico Classic with a time of 6.84 ... Finished sixth in the championship final of the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 6.81 ... Ran NCAA provisional qualifying time and fourth-fastest 200 in OU history with a time of 21.04 in the Tyson Invitational ... Ran the fourth-fastest 60-meter dash in OU history, an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 6.73, at the Sooner Open II ... Earned All-Big 12 honors as the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:09.81 ... Helped relay improve time with a 3:08.91 mark at the Iowa State Last Chance Qualifier. (Outdoor) Opened the outdoor season with a regional qualifying time of 20.76 in the 200-meter dash at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Clocked a regional qualifying time of 10.48 in the 100-meter dash at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 that earned a regional qualifying mark, 3:08.61,en route to finishing second at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Lowered his regional qualifying time in the 100 with a time of 10.47 at the Sooner Invitational, finishing second ... Also clocked a regional time in the 200 at the event, 20.87 ... Picked up regional qualifying time in the 100 (10.50) and 200 (21.17), finishing third and second respectively, at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... Finished second in the 100 with a regional qualifying 10.43 at the Sooner Twilight ... Earned All-Big 12 honors as the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay that finished sixth with a time of 41.09 and the second leg of the 4x400 relay that finished eighth at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 3:14.31 ... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional in the 200 with a time of 20.74 .... Received an at-large bid in the 100 after finishing sixth in the event at the regional with a time of 10.40 ... One of only two freshmen to advance to the semifinals of the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Championships, finishing 15th with a time of 21.13.

High School: Comepted in track for two years at Edmond North High School in Oklahoma's largest class, 6A ... finished third in both the 100 (10.68) and 200 (21.60) at the 2008 Oklahoma State Championships ... also finished fourth in the long jump and was a member of program's 4x100-meter relay that took third at the meet ... took first in the 100 (10.83) and 200 (21.39) at the 2008 John Jacobs Invitational ... received honorable mention All-City Boys Track and Field honor in the 100- and 200-meter dash from The Oklahoman. On June 10, 2011, Salaam became the 79th person to cross the 10-second barrier as he ran 9.97 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.[1]

Salaam is native of Edmond, Oklahoma, and attended Edmond North High School. He played wide receiver on the football varsity, but decided to focus on track after suffering a dislocated hip in his junior year.

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