Indoor: Posted fastest time in Sun Belt in both 55 and 60m hurdles for season ... Came back strong after sitting out 2001-02 season ... Won 55m hurdles in first event back, at Middle Tennessee Invitational ... Finished sixth in 60m hurdles at Kentucky Invitational ... Finished sixth in 55m hurdles at Blue Raider Invitational and first in event at Blue Raider Classic ... Placed third in 60m hurdles at Indiana Invitational ... Ran season-best 8.20 in 55m hurdle prelims before finishing fourth in finals at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed seventh in 55m hurdles and took third in long jump with season-best 18-7.25 at Sun Belt Championships, earning All-SBC honors in long jump.
Outdoor: Posted most points in Sun Belt in heptathlon in winning event at conference championships ... Finished third in javelin with mark of 104-7 at Boston-Moon Classic ... Placed fourth in 100m hurdles in 14.34 and sixth in javelin with mark of 107-4 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won heptathlon at Sun Belt Championships with school-record 4774 points, finishing in top three of javelin (1st), 200m (2nd), 100m hurdles (2nd), 800m (3rd) and long jump (3rd) ... Also tied for fifth in high jump and placed eighth in shot put of heptathlon competition ... Jumped season-best 18-3.25 to place ninth in long jump at SBC meet.
Indoor: Finished first in 55m hurdles and sixth in 55m and long jump at MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in third in 8.66 in 60m hurdles at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Took first in 7.99 in 55m hurdles at MT Invitational ... Finished third in 55m hurdles, fourth in 200m and fifth in high jump at Arkansas State Invitational ... Cleared 19-0 in long jump for third and also finished third in 60m hurdles in 8.56 at Indiana Invitational ... Won 55m hurdles in indoor-best 7.85, tied for first in high jump with indoor-best 5-5, and took third in long jump with mark of 19-3.25 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Jumped team season-best 19-11.5 to win long jump at Sun Belt Championships, best mark in conference for season ... Also won 55m hurdles at conference meet and tied for eighth in high jump.
Outdoor: Won 100m hurdles at Southern Miss Invitational and again at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Ran 13.48 to finish second at Alabama Relays ... Posted time of 13.73 in prelims at Texas Relays ... Ran outdoor and conference season-best 13.46 to finish fourth at Drake Relays ... Came in second at Sun Belt Championships ... Finished second in long jump at Bulldog Invitational with outdoor-best 19-4.75 ... Came in fourth in high jump at Vanderbilt Invite.
Named Athlete of the Year by TV-12 as senior ... Voted Team MVP as junior and senior ... Named All-American in 100m as sophomore, junior and senior ... Personal bests include 13.65 in 100m hurdles, 42.9 in 300m hurdles and 20-2.75 in long jump ... 4x100 and 4x400m relay teams both ranked in Top 10 in nation ... Holds school records in 100m hurdles (13.65), long jump (20-2.75), and as member of 4x100m (46.3) and 4x400m relay (3:44) teams ... Received Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Award.
Jerkita Nicole McClorin ... Born June 16, 1980 ... Daughter of Jimmy and Joanne McClorin ... Majoring in University Studies - Liberal Arts ... Mother of two-year-old son, JeRon Newson.