Jacques Watson
Jacques Watson


Sumter, S.C.

High School:
Sumter HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 173


**2010: Big South Champion in high jump...School and Big South record holder in high jump (7'4.50").
2009: NCAA National Qualifier... Named to the All-East Region and All-Big South teams
008: Big South high jump champion... NCAA National Qualifier... All-Big South in high jump...

2010 Outdoor: Big South Champion, Conference and School record holder in the high jump...Personal-best 7-4.50 was tied for the third best mark in the NCAA in 2010...NCAA 1st and 2nd round qualifier...Placed third in the high jump at Florida Relay; named Big South Conference Athlete of the Week for his efforts...Also won the high jump at Battle of the Beach VI which set a new meet record.

2009 Outdoor: NCAA National Qualifier in the high jump... Set the Coastal Carolina and Big South record in the high jump with a mark of 7'3.25" to win the high jump at the Florida Relays and qualify for the NCAA Regionals... National high jump finalist, taking 14th place after clearing 6'10.75".... Placed third at the high jump and earned All-East Region by clearing a 7'1" jump... Placed third at the Big South Championships and named to the All-Big South Team by clearing a 6'10.75"... Participated in the USA Track and Field Championships, earning a spot in the high jump finals where he placed 12th... Won the triple jump had a personal-best of 46'5" at the Battle of the Beaches... At the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational had the best jump of 20'7" in the long jump... Won the high jump at Coastal Carolina Invitational by clearing a 7'0.5"... Won the high jump event at Battle of the Beaches by posting a height of 6'10.25"...

2009 Indoor: Had an indoor personal best-jump of 7'0.25" in the high jump to win the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational...

2008 Outdoor: Leapt over seven feet four times... Participated at the NCAA Championships after a qualifying jump of 7'1" at the NCAA East Region Championships... Broke the school record and qualified for Regionals at the Georgia Tech Invitational recording a jump of 7'1"... Finished third at the NCAA East Region Championships, tying a career high... Big South Champion in the high jump with a jump of 7'0.25"... Claimed four high jump titles including the Buccaneer Invitational (6'2"), Battle of the Beach (Meet Record - 6'7.5) and the Asics/Winthrop Invitational (7'0.5")... Was eighth in the long jump at the Big South Championships (21'2.75")... Jumped a season-best 21'7.25" at the Battle of the Beach in the long jump... Placed fifth at the Big South Championships with a mark of 45'8.5" in the triple jump...

2007 Outdoor: Did not compete due to NCAA regulations...

High School: Four-time letterwinner in track and field... 2006 South Carolina State Champion in the high jump, which also earned him All-State honors during his senior season... Also named Outstanding Athlete and Lower Richland's Outstanding Performance in jumps as a senior... Captain of team as a junior... MVP during his junior season... Also played football and basketball... Three-time letterwinner in both football and basketball...

Personal: Full name: Jacques Layhun Watson... Son of George and Shaun Watson... Majoring in health promotion.



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