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  Jai McBride-Collins

Jai McBride-Collins

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westbury HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
03/17/1985

Experience:
2L

NEW MEXICO:

Veteran triple jumper who has shown the talent to be a solid MWC point scorer in the event when healthy...was the Lobos' leader in the event her first two years, but redshirted the 2006 indoor/outdoor seasons after giving birth to her daughter Payton...married to former Lobo basketball point guard Kris Collins...

2006: (indoor/outdoor) Redshirted both seasons...

2005: (outdoor) Made one appearance, fouling on all 3 attempts at Arizona...a leg injury later forced her to miss the season...(indoor) Competed in four meets and scored for the first time at the MWC Championships with a career and team-best indoor mark of 37-07.75 (8th)...four top-8 finishes on the season and was the runner-up in the TJ at Northern Arizona...

2004: (outdoor) Recorded three of the team's top-5 marks in the triple jump...recorded PR leap of 37-10.00 en route to a second place finish at home in the Don Kirby Invite...(indoor) Ranked No. 2 on the team during the winter with a top triple jump of 36-06.25 at Texas Tech...finished fifth in the event at Houston Indoor Invite...

HIGH SCHOOL:

Three-year letterwinner in track and field at Houston Westbury High School, under head coach Rose Pool Brimmer...set the WHS record of 37-05.00 in the triple jump...finished second in the girls' triple jump at the 2003 Nike Indoor Championships...graduated Magna Cum Laude.

PERSONAL:

Born on March 17, 1985 in Houston, Texas...age is 21...full name is Jai Seymone McBride...daughter of Janie Meeks and Clifford McBride...parents were both All-Americans at Prarie View A&M...mom, Janice, starred on the basketball court, while dad, Clifford, was a track and field standout...would like to become a sports agent and an attorney...major is Communications & Journalism with a pre-law emphasis...also pursuing a minor in Business
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