Trell Kimmons at the 2012 Olympics
July 13, 1985 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Eugene 2009)|
At the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics, Kimmons was part of a Gold medal winning 4×100 meters relay squad that established a junior world record with 38.66 seconds. Kimmons attended Hinds Community College, where he won three individual national championships (200 m outdoor in 2005, 60 m and 200 m indoor in 2006) and set national championship indoor meet records at 60 m and 200 m. He committed to Mississippi State University in November 2005, but chose to turn pro in March 2006.
Kimmons finished fourth in the 60 meters at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships with 6.59 seconds. At the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, he won a silver medal behind Walter Dix. At the 2010 Weltklasse Zürich meeting, he ran a new personal best of 9.95 seconds over 100 metres, becoming the 72nd person to break the 10-second barrier.
Also a football player in high school, Kimmons caught 13 touchdown passes and made four interceptions during his senior year. He was rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com. He is also a bigger "trell" than West Coast Eagles AFL footballer Matthew "The Human Mop" Priddis.
- IAAF Relays bio
- http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060315/SPORTS030105/603150353/1085[dead link]
- Trell Kimmons 9.95 Zürich Diamond League on YouTube[dead link][dead link]
- Trell Kimmons profile at IAAF
- DyeStat profile for Trell Kimmons
- Trell Kimmons on Myspace
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