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 Dess Meek
Dess Meek
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newton, Texas

High School:
Newton

Last College:
Sam Houston State

Height:
5-7

Event:
Jumps

• All-Big 12 Outdoors (High Jump)

2010 Track and Field: Earned all-Big 12 outdoor honors, placing sixth at the league meet, clearing a height of 5-07...Won two meets outdoors, including the Michael Johnson Classic with a height of 5-07 and the Texas Invite with a season-best clearance of 5-09.25...Placed 13th at the Big 12 indoor meet with a clearance of 5-05.25...Had three top-five finishes during the indoor season, including a second place finish of 5-07 at the Tyson Invitational...Placed a season-best fourth in the long jump indoors at the Texas A&M Invitational at 18-09.25...Named to the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Baylor: Transferred to Baylor to for graduate school from Sam Houston State University...Won an NCAA regional title in the high jump in 2008 with a winning jump of 5-11.5...Three-time NCAA Championships participant in the high jump and the first NCAA Indoor participant in SHSU history...Placed 16th at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump in 2008...Led SHSU to Southland Conference indoor and outdoor titles in 2008...Five-time all-Southland Conference performer, placing second in the high jump three times, and second and third in the long jump...Enters with collegiate bests of 6-0 in the high jump, 37-3 in the triple jump, and 19-11.75 in the long jump.

High School: Named the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A-2A-3A Track Athlete of the Year while at Newton High School...Earned Texas Class 2A all-state and academic all-state honors...Texas 2A state high jump champion and runner-up in the long jump...Helped lead NHS to the 4x100-meter relay state title...Qualified for the state meet 13 times and medaled eight times for NHS...Also played volleyball and basketball, earning all-district honors four times in basketball and three times in volleyball.

Personal: Full name is Eleanor Dess Meek...Born Aug. 28, 1987 in Jasper, Texas...Duaghter of Donnie and Donna Meek...Majoring in sport pedagogy.

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