Jerome Davis (sprinter)

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Jerome Davis
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1977-08-22) August 22, 1977 (age 44)
Ridgecrest, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight178 lb (81 kg)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)200 metres, 400 metres
College teamUSC Trojans
Coached byJohn Henry Johnson
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m: 20.51 (Westwood, Los Angeles, California 1998)
400 m: 44.51 (Sevilla 1999)

Jerome Davis (born August 22, 1977) is an American former sprinter.[1] Davis attended college at the University of Southern California. Davis was the Pacific-10 Conference champion in the men's 400m dash four consecutive years from 1996 through 1999.[2] As a sophomore, Davis finished third at the 1997 NCAA men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 45.36[3] In 1998, Davis won the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Championship in the 400m event with a time of 45.18. Despite improving his time in the NCAA championships the following year, Davis finished third again, being edged out by LSU's Derrick Brew by 2 one-hundredths of a second for second place. At the 1999 World University Games, Davis took gold, with a time of 44.91. Davis was on the gold-medal winning USA men's 400m World Championship relay team in 1999. The victory was vacated in 2008 when a teammate confessed to using performance enhancing drugs during that time.[4]


  1. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Pac-12 Track & Field Championship Records" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Men's 400m - 1997 NCAA Championships".
  4. ^ "Pollution, Internet, doping dominate Olympics lead-up -". Retrieved 2020-07-13.

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