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Will Claye
 Will Claye
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Pointe

Event:
Horizontal Jumps

• U.S. Junior National Record Holder -- Triple Jump (56-4.75/17.19)
• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Outdoor Triple Jump (56-4.75/17.19)
• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Indoor Triple Jump (55-1.50/16.80)

• 2010 All-Big 12 Outdoor Conference (Triple Jump)
• 2010 All-Big 12 Indoor Conference (Triple Jump)
• 2009 Pan Am Junior Triple Jump Champion
• 2009 U.S. Junior National Triple Jump Champion
• 2009 NCAA Triple Jump Champion
• 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Triple Jump Champion
• 2009 USTFCCCA Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year
• 2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American (Long Jump, Triple Jump)
• 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoor Conference (Triple Jump, 4x400 relay)
• 2009 NCAA Indoor All-American (Long Jump, Triple Jump)
• 2009 All-Big 12 Indoor Conference (Long Jump, Triple Jump)

Personal: Skipped final semester of high school to enroll early at OU ... Son of William Claye Sr. and Saffie Tunis ... Has two siblings: James and Taiyon Smith ... Brother, James, played football at Cal Berkley.

2010: (Indoor) Earned All-Big 12 honors with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Big 12 Championships with a distance of 52-2.50 (15.91). (Outdoor) Opened the outdoor season with a win in the triple jump at the Sun Angel Classic with a mark of 53-3.00 (16.23) ... Kept collegiate unbeaten streak alive at the Sooner Invitational with the best jump by a collegiate competitor, 52-0.00 (15.85) ... Earned All-Big 12 honors in the triple jump, finishing second with a distance of 52-8.75 (16.07) ... Jumped 53-5.75 (16.30) to finish fourth in the triple jump at the NCAA West prelims and qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Took 10th at the NCAA Championships in the triple jump with a mark of 51-6.50 (15.71).

Summer 2009: Won the U.S. Junior Championship in the triple jump with a top jump of 56-3.00 (17.14), winning by over five feet ... Also finished second in the long jump at the event with a top jump of 25-7.25 (7.80) ... Won the triple jump in the Pan Am Junior Championships with a jump of 54-4.50 (16.57).

2009: (Indoor) Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump, 51-7.00 (15.72), at the J.D. Martin Invitational ... Picked up NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the long jump by winning his division at the Tyson Invitational with a jump of 24-9.25 (7.55) ... Followed the performance with an automatic qualifying mark in the triple jump, 53-5.50 (16.29), to finish second ... Claimed All-Big 12 honors with a second-place finish in the long jump at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best distance of 25-8.00 (7.82) ... Leapt 53-5.75 (16.30) in the triple jump to earn All-Big 12 honors and finish second ... Earned All-American honors in both the long jump and triple jump ... Shattered the Oklahoma school record in the triple jump by finishing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a distance of 55-1.50 (16.80) ... Nearly broke the program record in the long jump with a third-place finish at the NCAA meet, covering a distance of 25-10.00 (7.87). (Outdoor) Finished fourth in the A section of the men's long jump at the Texas Relays with a jump of 25-0.75 (7.64) ... Jumped atop the national leaderboard in the triple jump with a jump of 54-9.50 (16.70) at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Named Big 12 Athlete of the Week following the performance ... Extended his national lead in the triple jump with a 55-0.75 (16.78) performance in the event at the Sooner Invitational ... Also won the long jump at the event with a non-legal wind-aided jump of 26-3.00 (8.00) ... Recorded a legal wind-aided regional qualifying jump of 25-6.25 (7.78) ... Won the triple jump at the Steve Scott Invitational with a regional qualifying jump of 53-2.75 (16.22) ... Also finished second in the long jump at the event with a regional qualifying distance of 25-1.75 (7.66) ... Broke a 27-year old U.S. Junior National record in the triple jump en route to winning the event's title at the Big 12 Championships with a jump of 55-9.75 (17.01 ... Also earned All-Big 12 honors as the third leg of the 4x400 relay that finished eighth ... Broke the NCAA Midwest Regional meet record and the John Jacobs Track and Field Complex triple jump record by winning the event with a jump of 55-2.00 (16.81) ... Earned All-America honors in the long jump with a ninth-place finish in the event, jumping 25-10.75 (7.89) ... Won the NCAA triple jump title on 18th birthday with a top jump of 56-6.75 (17.24) ... Also broke own U.S. Junior National record in the event with a wind-legal jump of 56-4.75 (17.19).

High School: Two-time Arizona state champion in the triple jump ... Named to the 2008 USA Today All-USA Track & Field Team in both the long and triple jump ... Posted the nation's best jump, 52-4.25, in 2008 high school triple jump action ... Two-time U.S. Junior Olympic triple jump champion ... Finished first in the triple jump as a member of Team USA at the 2008 Bank of Scotland Cup with a jump of 50-6.75 (15.41) ... Holds the Arizona triple jump record ... Became the first ever Arizona high school athlete to triple jump over 50 feet ... Set Arizona state meet record in 2007 ... Won the triple jump title at the 2008 Great Southwest Classic with a distance of 51-0.25 (15.55) ... Two-time triple jump winner and one-time long jump winner at the Arcadia (Ca.) jumps event.

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