Track & Field
David Banks - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lamar Consolidated

• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist – Triple Jump
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist – Triple Jump

2009 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Performed impressively at the Mideast Regional in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 50-11 on his third attempt; the distance ranks second all-time at UK only behind Bethel Ward’s varsity record jump of 51-1.75 set in 1981 … At the SEC Championships, scored for the first time in a league meet by placing eighth overall with a leap of 49-3.50 in the triple jump to collect a point for the Cats … Attained personal-best distance of 22-7.25 in the long jump to place third overall at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and move into ninth place all-time at UK … Claimed the triple jump title at the Jesse Owens Track Classic with a regional-qualifying leap of 50-4.75 … After almost a four-hour weather delay at the Sea Ray Relays, capitalized on return to the triple jump pit with a leap of 50-6.25 to win the competition. Indoor – Notched personal-best triple jump mark at the SEC Championships with a fifth-place leap of 49-8.25 to improve his fifth-place mark all-time at UK … At the Alex Wilson Invitational, finished second overall in the triple jump with a distance of 47-9.75 … Leapt to a personal-best long jump mark of 22-5.75 to finish sixth overall at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet.

2008 (Freshman): Outdoor – At Mideast Regional, landed a triple jump of 48-7.25 … Placed ninth overall at SEC Championships with leap of 48-8.25 in triple jump … Posted the fourth-best triple jump distance in UK history hitting the dirt at 50-2.75, a personal-best measurement at the Jesse Owens Classic … Notched the tenth-best mark at UK in the long jump with a measurement of 21-7.25 at the Nikoloff invitational. Indoor – Placed third in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 49-05.00 at the Kentucky Invitational, giving him the fifth-best mark all-time at UK during his first collegiate meet … Also posted season-best long jump mark at Kentucky Invite measuring 22-3.50.

High School: Two-time Texas 4A state champion in the triple jump as senior and junior … Runner-up at the 2006 Junior Olympics in the triple jump and as part of the 4×100 meter relay team … Holds high school record in triple jump at 48-9.00 … Coached by Steve Hummel … Played football all four years, part of state 4A runner-up team in 2007 … Honor roll student and member of chess club and BASH in high school. Personal: Born April 25, 1989 in Rosenberg, Texas … Parents are David Sr. and Chandra Banks … One sister, Dierra.

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