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Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile Excel - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics

Marie-JoséeEbwea-Bile Excel

  • position Jumps
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Paris, France/New York City
  • High school Cardozo

Pronunciation – Mah-Ree Joh-Say Ehb-Way-Ugh Beel Ex-Cel
PRs: LJ: 21’0.75”/6.42m | TJ: 45’11.25”/14.00M

– NCAA Silver Medalist – 2017 Outdoor Triple Jump
– Two-Time NCAA Bronze Medalist – 2018 Outdoor Triple Jump, 2019 Indoor Triple Jump
– SEC Silver Medalist – 2019 Indoor Triple Jump
– SEC Bronze Medalist – 2018 Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump

– Four-time First Team All-America – Triple Jump (2017 outdoor, 2018 indoor and outdoor, 2019 indoor)
– School record holder – Triple Jump
– UK Freshman record holder – Outdoor Triple Jump
– Raised in France, but finished high school in New York City’s Cordozo
– SEC First-Year Honor Roll (2016-17)

2018-19 (Senior)

  • NCAA Bronze Medal in the triple jump
  • SEC Silver medalist in the triple jump
  • NCAA Championships qualifier as the No. 2 seed
  • Married in Paris in December
  • Opened the season with an 45’2.5”/13.78m mark, which continues to lead the nation and earned her Athlete of the Week honors in early Dec. 2018

2018 (Junior)

  • NCAA Bronze medalist jumping 44’9.75”/13.66m in a hail storm
  • SEC bronze medalist in the triple jump reaching a mark of 45’7.75”/13.91m
  • Joined the triple jump 14-meter club at the National Relays leaping to a PR 45.11.25”/14.00m
  • SEC Field Athlete of the Week March 20 after winning the TJ to open the outdoor season at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge with a UK record-setting triple jump of 44’3.25”/13.49m.


  • Placed sixth in the triple jump, and 10th in the long jump at NCAA Championships
  • First Team All-America in the triple jump
  • Took bronze in the triple jump at SECs, and scored a point in the long jump
  • Won the long jump and triple jump at the McCravy Memorial
  • Won the triple jump at Hoosier Open in December
  • Won the long jump at Kentucky Invitational.

2017 (Sophomore)

  • NCAA Silver Medalist with a windy 44’11″/13.69m (+2.6) to score a huge eight points for UK en route to a fourth-place team finish
  • Jumped a wind-legal collegiate best 43’11/25″/13.39m to qualify for NCAAs at East Prelims in Lexington
  • Represented France at the European U23 Championships in Poland
  • Fourth at the SEC Championships.


  • NCAA qualifier in the triple jump, having reached a school-record 43’11.25″/13.39m at the SEC Championships to place sixth.

2016 (Freshman)

  • NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier in the long jump and triple jump
  • Placed 12th in the triple jump at the SEC Championships
  • Jumped a season-best 20’1.5″/6.13m in the long jump to place sixth at the Virginia Challenge
  • Season-best triple jump 42’8″/13.0m came in fourth-place performance at Florida Relays … Won the triple jump at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and Spec Towns Invitational, jumping a wind-aided 42’9.75″/13.05m at the latter meet at UGA in April.


  • Arrived on campus in January
  • Placed eighth in the triple jump at SECs to score the first point of her career
  • Missed the SEC long jump final by one spot, placing 10th overall

Prior to UK
Broke the triple jump record for a New York State prep athlete at the 2015 Penn Relays with a mark of 42’1.25″/12.83m … Jumped 43’8″/13.30m at the 2013 World Youth Games in Donetsk, Ukraine competing for France … Long jump PR: 20’3.75″/6.19m came in Valencia, Spain.

Originally from Paris, France, but went to high school in New York City at famed Benjamin Cardozo in Bayside, Queens … Speaks English and French … Majoring in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles, aspires to be a designer and already has designed some garments

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