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2010-2011 Women's Track Roster

France Makabu

Class: SO
Position: Jumps
Height: 5-11
Previous School: Lycee Jaques Feyder [Milligan College]
Hometown: Paris, France

Placed fourth in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, marking 40-9.5 (12.42m); also ran with the 4x400-meter relay team in a seventh-place effort ... Set a career-best mark of 41-5.25 (12.63m) in the triple jump, placing second at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Took third overall in the triple jump at the MT Christmas Invitational with a leap of 41-1.25 (12.50m) ... Ran a career-best time of 58.76 in the 400-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial in a 28th-place effort.
Outdoor: Fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, marking 40-9.5 (12.43m); also came in 17th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.43 at the Championships ... Won the triple jump with a season-best mark of 41-0.25 (12.50m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Took second in the triple jump with a leap of 40-11.5 (12.48m) at the Boston-Moon Invitational ... Came in second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-2.25 (12.25m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.

High School: Competed in track and field under head coach Joel Hegesippe at Lycee Jaques Feyder.

Before Middle Tennessee: Competed for one season at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn.

Personal: France Makabu ... Born January 6, 1990 ... Daughter of Makanda and Bealsie Makabu ... Plan to continue in track and field after graduation ... Majoring in Business Administration