UMES Women Finish Third, Men Take Fifth in Virginia Invitational
2011 Outdoor Season: Versatile track & field competitor for the Hawks, earning a pair of bronze medals during the season ... best long jumper with top distance of 7.04 meters at the MEAC Championships ... competed in sprints, season bests: 100m (11.08 - Wake Forest Open), 200m (22.38 - Wake Forest Open) ... also performed the triple jump (14.34m - MEAC Championships) and as part of the 4x100-relay team (42.10 - Donald Webster Invitational).
2011 Indoor Season: Season-bests: 60m - 7.16 (Albany Great Dane Classic); Long Jump - 6.80m (22' 3.75") (Navy Invitational); Triple Jump - 13.68m (44' 10.75") (Albany Great Dane Classic) ... Also competed at the NYU Metropolitan Coaches Invitational.
High School: Participated in basketball, football and track & field ... Named 2008 and 2009 All-Met Indoor and Outdoor and 2008 and 2009 All-County ... Owns the school record for Long Jump at 23' 11"
Personal: Born July 2, 1991 ... Son of Pamela and Wade Powell ... Has one brother, Wade, Jr. ... Major is Exercise Science ... Pre-meet routine includes writing his family members' names on his left chest with marker for good luck ... Personal best sports moment was when he jumped 24 feet, 9 inches at the 2009 Junior Olympics ... Lists the most influential person in his life as his brother (Wade Powell, Jr.) because he never lets him quit anything, no matter how hard it is and pushes him to work harder than the challenge at hand ... After graduation he plans to become a pro and compete in London and then be a personal trainer ... Favorite saying is "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle" ... Enjoys song writing, making music and playing Spades ... Favorite book is Goosebumps by R.L. Stine ... Favorite movie is Edward Scissorhands ... Athletic goal for the season is to jump 27 feet in the Long Jump and win a Championship Ring ... Athletic goal before graduation is to make it to the 2012 Olympics.