August 1, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||136 lb (62 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||100 meters60 meters, 200 meters|
|Achievements and titles|
100 m: 10.04 s (Fayetteville 2009)
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.
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 ENROUTE in the 55 m dash which also stands as the 55m record at the national scholastic meet. (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)(10.16w).
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 6.49, and 100 m is 10.04 seconds, which is the fourth fastest ever run by a junior athlete. He also became a 3 TIME All-American in the 100 m dash 60m dash and 4x1 which placed 5th. 2009 Track and field championships.
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 began college at Mississippi State University in 2009, and did not compete in the ncaa indoor championships until 2011 due to the title 9 rule which states men and women must have equal amount of sports. From 2003 until 2011 the mens indoor track and field team were not eligible to compete indoors at the SEC or NCAA indoor championships under Mississippi State University, but were free to compete at the USA indoor championships. Due to this technicality Cherry will never compete at Sec championships indoors. Mississippi State men indoor track and field team became eligible again in 2011 to compete at the NCAA level, but not the SEC championships due to the mens indoor team not being part of the SEC conferecne. After great deliberation in 2012 by the NCAA clearing House, Cherry was granted two more years of elgibility to compete indoors due to the fact he had not competed at the NCAA championships until 2011. Other SEC schools attempted to form a petition for Cherry not to compete at the 2013 NCAA championships due to eligibility reasons, and the fact that the week prior he competed at the 2013 USA indoor championships 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. Despite the petition he went on and then competed at the 2013 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 in the same year since the metric system converted yards to meters. He was also the first to double in a event 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.
Still having another to to compete indoors for Mississippi State, Cherry signed with the Asics America in California shortly after his indoor season in June 2013 (2013-2015).He was the only American based Asics signed Professional sprinter since Tim Montgomery.
|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||20.89 s||Jonesboro, Georgia, USA (April 2, 2008)|
- "100 Metres junior All Time". IAAF. Retrieved September 28, 2010.