Julian Reid
Position: Jumps
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
High School: Wolmer's Boys
Experience: Redshirt
Career Best: Long Jump - 26-5 ½ / 26-10w / 26-0 i, Triple Jump - 55-8 ½ / 56-1 ¼ w / 53-11 ¾ i 2010 (JUNIOR): Advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump despite lingering issues with an injury ... Earned NCAA berth as 12th (24-6 ½) and final qualifier from the NCAA West region preliminary rounds ... Placed 15th in NCAA long jump with a leap of 24-7 ... Finished sixth at Big 12 Outdoors (24-9 ¼) ... Season best outdoor mark of 24-9 ¾ (7.56) placed him second at Texas Invitational ... Lone triple jump effort outdoors resulted in a 49-0 ¼ (14.94) mark for 11th at Texas Invitational ... Indoors Reid advanced to the NCAA Championships in the triple jump, placing 11th (51-5 ½) ... At Big 12 Indoors, placed 11th in the long jump (24-0 ¼) and 10th in the triple jump (50-1 ¼) ... Had an indoor best of 25-2 in the long jump as runner-up at the Texas dual meet and 53-11 ¾ in the triple jump in winning the Texas A&M Challenge. 2009 (SOPHOMORE): NCAA Outdoor silver medalist in the triple jump (56-1 ¼w) and third-place finisher in the long jump (26-1 ½) ... Led an A&M triple jump foursome that totaled 18 points to give the Aggies a shot at the team title during the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas ... Broke school record in triple jump three times during the outdoor season, starting with a 54-10 ¼ (16.72), then improving to 55-2 (16.76) and finishing with a 55-8 ½ (16.98) distance ... Won his second national title in triple jump at Jamaica Championships and qualified for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany ... Produced a career best of 26-5 ½ to win long jump at Midwest Region while placing second in triple jump (55-2) ... Had a wind-aided best of 26-10 as runner-up in Jamaica Championships ... Big 12 runner-up in long jump (25-10 ¼) and triple jump (54-9 ¼) ... At NCAA Indoor placed fourth in long jump (25-8 ¼) and sixth in triple jump (52-11) ... Big 12 Indoor resulted in fourth place triple jump (52-11 ½) and fifth place long jump (25-6) ... In the long jump, placed fourth at Penn Relays (25-0 ¾) and was fourth collegian at LSU (25-0 ¾) ... Indoors in long jump won A&M Early meet (25-4 ¾) and Big 12 vs. SEC Showdown (24-11 ¼) as well as placing third in New York (25-2 ¾) ... Triple jump efforts included wins at Texas Relays (53-11 ¾) and Texas Invite (54-10 ¼) as well as second in Texas dual meet (52-7 ½) and third in New York (52-11 ½). 2008 (FRESHMAN): Impressive debut season with Aggies included earning Freshman of the Year honors during the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Placed fourth at NCAA Indoor in long jump with a personal best of 26-0 and was 16th (49-7) in triple jump... Finished third in long jump (25-11) at NCAA Outdoor, while placing 17th in triple jump qualifying ... Produced a wind-aided 26-1 ¾ during NCAA qualifying ... Best effort in triple jump, a career best 54-3 ¾, garnered a victory over teammate Sharif at UCLA Invitational ... Won Big 12 Outdoor long jump (25-6 ¼) and was runner-up in triple jump (53-0 ¾) ... Claimed Big 12 Indoor long jump with a leap of 25-5 ½ and placed fourth in the triple jump with a 51-6 ½ effort ... His 15 points at the conference meet tied him for the men's high point honor ... Placed first in both events at Jamaican Olympic Trials, winning the long jump with a 25-9 ½ mark while taking the triple jump with a 52-4 ... Finished fourth in long jump at CAC Games ... Outdoors he was top collegian at LSU Alumni Gold, placed second in long jump at Midwest Region and Penn Relays while finishing third at Texas Relays ... In triple jump, placed third at Midwest Region with a 53-6 ¾ mark ... Indoors he long jumped PRs for second place at Razorback Invitational (25-2 ½) as well as third-place efforts at New Balance Collegiate Invitational (25-4) and Husky Classic (25-2 ½) ... In the triple jump indoors he produced a personal best of 51-9 ¼ for fourth place at New Balance Collegiate. HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 graduate of Wolmer's Boys High School ... Lettered four years ... Coached by David Riley and Christopher Harley ... Named Wolmer's MVP in track and field for the 2007 season ... Claimed silver medal in long jump at 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships in Brazil, establishing a personal best of 24-9 ¼ ... Placed sixth in the triple jump at Pan Am Juniors with a 49-7 ... Won both the long jump and triple jump in the under-20 division of the Jamaica Nationals with marks of 24-5 ¾ and a personal best 51-11 ¼ ... Won 2007 Carifta Games long jump (24-3) as a senior, placed second in high jump (6-9 ¾) ... Qualified for the Carifta Games by winning high jump (6-9 ¾) and long jump (24-0 ¼) at the Carifta Trials in Jamaica ... Earned Class One boy's champion athlete title during 2007 Boys & Girls Championships ... Won the high jump at Boys & Girls with a clearance of 6-9 ¾ while placing fourth in the long jump (23-11 ¾) and running the first leg of Wolmer's 4 x 400 relay that placed sixth ... Set personal best of 6-10 ¾ in high jump to win 2007 February meet in Kingston ... Runner-up twice in the Penn Relays long jump, reaching distances of 24-2 ¼ (2007) and 24-3 (2006) ... Also anchored Wolmer's 4 x 400 to a fifth-place finish in 2007 Penn Relays ... In 2006, upset defending champ Alain Bailey during the Boys & Girls Championships with a mark of 23-9 ½ ... Also placed second in the high jump (6-6 ¾) at the Boys & Girls meet and finished fourth in the triple jump (48-4 ½) ... Won high jump (6-6 ¾) event during 2006 Jamaica Nationals and placed third in long jump (23-5 ½) ... Placed sixth in high jump (6-8 ¾) at 2006 CAC Junior Championships ... Competed in the long jump at the 2005 World Youth Championships ... Qualified for World Youth meet by winning long jump in under-18 division of the Jamaica Nationals, also placed second in the high jump. PERSONAL: Julian Chiagoziem Reid is the son of Harvey and Roselyn Reid ... Born September 23, 1988 in Kingston, Jamaica ... Has three siblings, Chinyere, Charles and Jonathan ... Majoring in Industrial Distribution ... Began competing at age nine ... Hobbies include playing soccer.
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