Alex Straughn
Alex Straughn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Philip, Barbados

High School:
Combermere

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
07/12/1986

2006-07: Indoor: Won the high jump at the Redbird Open with a jump of 6-09.75 ft. ... placed fourth at the Indiana State dual meet in the triple jump (48-00.50 ft.) ... won the long jump (22.03.00 ft.) at the Redbird Invite. Outdoor: Earned all-conference honors in the high jump with a second-place finish (6-10.75 ft.) and an NCAA regional qualifying mark at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... also placed sixth in the triple jump at the outdoor championships ... placed fourth at the NCAA Regional with a personal-best high jump of 6-11.00 ft., advancing into the NCAA Championships ... placed 17th at the NCAA Championships with a jump of 6-08.75 ft. ... placed 25th with a season-best of 11.27 sec. in the 100-meters at the Jim Duncan meet ... won the triple jump at the Redbird Invite with a season best jump of 49-00.75 ft.

2005-06: Indoor: Placed eighth in the long jump (23-04.50) at the State Farm MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Outdoor: Earned all-conference honors in the high jump with a second-place finish (6-10.75) and an NCAA regional qualifying mark at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championships ... also placed fifth at the outdoor championships in the triple jump with a regional mark of 49-07.00 ... took second place at the Missouri Relays in the long jump with a distance of 23-04.50 ... was also second in the high jump (6-06.75) at the Big Blue Classic, and third in the triple jump (47-09.25) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational.

At Combermere (Barbados) HS: Set the triple jump record at the Inter-School Sports Meet ... second-place finisher in the Optimist Club International.

Personal: Born 7/12/86 ... son of Wilmont and Iva Straughn ... majoring in information systems.