Jeremy Dodson

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Jeremy Dodson
Nickel Ashmeade Daegu 2011.jpg
Dodson in 2011
Personal information
Full nameJeremy Raponi Dodson[1]
Born (1987-08-30) August 30, 1987 (age 32)
New York, New York, United States
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight159 lb (72 kg)
Sport
CountrySamoa
United States
SportRunning, Track and field
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
College teamColorado Buffaloes
ClubAltis

Jeremy Raponi Dodson (born August 30, 1987) is a Samoan sprinter.[2] He competed in the 200 metres event at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea and Beijing, China.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Dodson was born and raised in the United States and is based in Colorado. One of his parents is from Malie, Samoa; some have reported that his mother is Samoan,[5] while others have reported that it is his father who is from Samoa.[6]

High school[edit]

Dodson had 10.41 – 100 meters and 400-meters - 46.91 times in United States of America and was recruited to Arkansas Razorbacks and he was named to the USA Today All-USA high school track and field team in 2005.[7][8] He won 2005 Colorado High School Activities Association state championships in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. He earned silver medal at 2005 Golden West Invitational in 200 meters and 2005 State of Colorado boys Track and field Gatorade Player of the Year awards.[9][10][11]

NCAA[edit]

Dodson ran in 2008 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) in the 200 meters placing 17th.[12] He placing 20th in 100 meters and 13th in the 200 meters at 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[13]

Outdoor[edit]

Dodson is a four time NCAA Division I All-American.[14] He earned four letters at Colorado.[15] He stands fourth on the all-time Colorado Buffaloes list in the 100 metres in 10.27 and first on University of Colorado Boulder Outdoor record books in the 200 meters in 20.37.[16]

Indoor[edit]

He stands third on Colorado Buffaloes Indoor record books in the 60 meters in 6.73. He stands first on University of Colorado Indoor record books in the 200 meters in 20.88.[17][18]

World competition[edit]

Dodson is a bronze medalist for the United States at Athletics at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay. He competed in the 200 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 200 metres for the United States in Daegu, South Korea. He competed for Samoa in the 200 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Dodson qualified to represent Samoa at the 2016 Summer Olympics by meeting Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification in 200 meters in Phoenix May 2016.[19] Dodson placed 35th at 200 meters 20.51 s in Rio de Janeiro at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres opening round.[20]

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 19th 200 metres 21.00[21]
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 12th 200 metres 20.93[22]
2012 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 6th 200 metres 20.25[23]
2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 200 metres 20.07[24]
2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 13th 200 metres 20.99[25]
2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 20th 200 metres 20.78[26]
2008 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 17th 200 metres 20.97[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashgabat 2017 bio
  2. ^ "Jeremy Dodson". IAAF. August 25, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Heats results
  4. ^ 2011 Prelim heat results
  5. ^ Polu, Lance. "American based sprinter opts to represent Samoa". Talamua.
  6. ^ Fanene, Deidre. "Proud Samoans ready to fly flag". Samoa Observer.
  7. ^ Arkansas Razorback article on recruiting top sprinters to boast track and field team
  8. ^ Big 12 Conference article after Dodson transferred from Arkansas
  9. ^ 2005 Golden West article on results and rankings
  10. ^ Jeremy Dodson high school athletic profile of national results
  11. ^ Jeremy Dodson athletic profile
  12. ^ 2008 Olympic Trials Track and Field Men 200 Meter Dash Quarter-Finals
  13. ^ 2010 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/23/2010 to 6/27/2010 Drake Stadium - Des Moines, Iowa
  14. ^ Jeremy Dodson University of Colorado Buffaloes profile
  15. ^ Men Letter winners in CU History
  16. ^ University of Colorado Outdoor record book
  17. ^ University of Colorado Indoor record book
  18. ^ University of Colorado article of record performances
  19. ^ Jeremy Dodson Samoa Athletic profile
  20. ^ "2016 Olympics Track & Field 200 m results". Reuters. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  21. ^ 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  22. ^ 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  23. ^ 2012 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  24. ^ 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  25. ^ 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  26. ^ 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
  27. ^ 2008 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results

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