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Rising Star, Carmelita Jeter, USA

Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter

At the 2007 IAAF World Championships, Carmelita Jeter got her best start of the meet in the women’s 100 meter final and employed her typical strong finish to take a surprising third for the bronze medal in a personal-best 11.02.

jeter pose

     A relative unknown, Jeter came onto the scene in 2007 setting a personal record in the 100m (11.05) at the Adidas Track Classic and then went on to qualify for her first World Outdoor Championships roster for Team USA with her third-place finish at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships.

    Jeter says her improvement came by overcoming hamstring injuries that plagued her from 2003-2005. Deep tissue massage helped resolve it. Formerly coached by Warren Edmondson, she made a coaching change in spring 2007.  She says she looks at her World Champs medal every morning and evening to help give her motivation.

Jetter wins
Jetter wins

   Jeter is the most decorated track & field athlete in the history of Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she graduated with a degree in physical education in 2004. A 6-time NCAA Division-II All-America sprinter, she was a 3-time 100 meter runner-up at the NCAA Division-II National Championships. With 100/200 meter PR’s of 11.43 and 23.46.

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , | 2 Comments