Accomplishments

Career Highlights

2017:

  • Gold medalist, long jump, Para Athletics World Championships, London, England
  • Gold medalist, long jump, U.S. Paralympic Track and Field National Championships, Los Angeles, California
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona
  • Silver medalist, 100m, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2016:

  • Silver medalist, long jump, Rio Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Paralympic Track and Field Trials, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe Arizona
  • Silver medalist, 100m, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2015:

  • Gold medalist, long jump, IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar
  • Gold medalist, long jump, ParaPan American Games, Toronto, Canada
  • Gold medalist, long jump, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships,
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Silver medalist, 100m, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships,
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2014:

  • Gold medalist, long jump, IPC Athletics Grand Prix Finals, Birmingham, England
  • Gold medalist, long jump, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, San Mateo, California
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Meeting d’Athlétisme Paralympique de Paris, Paris, France
  • Gold medalist, long jump, Italian Open Championships Grand Prix, Grosetto, Italy
  • Silver medalist, 100m, 2014 Italian Open Championships Grand Prix, Grosetto, Italy
  • Gold medalist, long jump, IX Internacional Meeting Kern Pharma, Gran Prix Sauleda, Barcelona, Spain
  • Gold medalist, long jump (tied the world record mark), Desert Challenge Games, Mesa, Arizona

2013:

  • Gold Medalist, long jump, 6.32m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France Silver medalist, triple jump and set new American record 12.66m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • Silver medalist, 4x100m relay and set new American record 43.62 - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France

2012:

  • Silver medalist, long jump, 6.34m - Paralympic Games, London, England

2011:

  • Gold medalist, long jump and set new world record 6.73m - Desert Challenge Games, Mesa, Arizona
  • Bronze medalist, 200m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Bronze medalist, Triple jump and set new American record 12.55m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand

2010:

  • Four-time Gold medalist (long jump, triple jump, 100m and 200m) - U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Miramar, Florida
  • Set indoor American record in the 60m, 7.70 - New Mexico Invitational
  • Set indoor American record in long jump, 5.21m – New Mexico Invitational
  • Bronze medalist, 100m - Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England
  • Gold medalist, long jump - Disability Challenge, Liverpool, England

2008:

  • Silver medalist & new American record, long jump (6.46m) – 2008 Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • Fifth place, triple jump and set new American record (12.19m) – 2008 Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • Gold medalist, long jump & triple jump – 2008 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Tempe, Arizona

2007:

  • Bronze medalist, long jump – Parapan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Gold medalist, long jump – 2007 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Marietta, Georgia

2006:

  • Silver medalist, long jump – 2006 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships, Assen, The Netherlands
  • Gold medalist, long jump – 2006 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Silver medalist, long jump – 2006 Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England

2004:

  • Silver medalist, long jump & set new American record (6.24m) - 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece

2003:

  • 5th place, long jump & set new American record (5.99m) - IBSA World Championships, Quebec, Canada

2002:

  • Gold medalist, long jump & set new American record (5.66m) - 2002 USABA National Championships

Honorable Mentions and Other Achievements

October 2014

  • Athlete’s with Disabilities Network ADN Roger McCarville male Athlete of the Year, Detroit, Michigan

March 2009

  • The Greater Raleigh Sports Council's Courage and Character Award Recipient, Raleigh, North Carolina

May 2009

  • The African-American Association of Georgia (AAAG) Life Encouragement Award Recipient, Atlanta, Georgia

October 2008

  • Kay Yow Courage Award Recipient, Cary, North Carolina

November 2008

  • East Carolina University's Stars, Stripes, Reaching New Heights Award Recipient, Greenville, North Carolina

November 2008

  • Ebenezer's Missionary Baptist Church Award Recipient for Excellence in Athletics, La Grange, North Carolina

March 2006

  • The Mixer Magazine Front Cover Feature, Greenville, North Carolina

April 2005

  • Levi Strauss & Co. Model for 509 Loose Fit Jeans, New York, New York

November 2005

  • The Mixer Magazine Featured Story, Greenville, North Carolina

May 2003

  • Raleigh News and Observer's Male Athlete of the Year, Raleigh, North Carolina

November 2002

  • United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Male Athlete of the Year, Colorado Springs, Colorado