Ameer Webb
Ameer Webb
Ameer Webb Rio2016b.jpg
Webb at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 26)
Carson, California, U.S.
Education Texas A&M University
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club Altis, Phoenix[2]
Coached by Stuart McMillan[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m - 9.94 (2016)
200 m - 19.85 (2016)[3]

Ameer Kenneth Webb (born March 19, 1991[4]) is an American sprinter, who specializes in the 200 meters.

College career

At Texas A&M Webb was the 200 meter champion at the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships and the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[5] Prior to Texas A&M he ran for Cerritos College, where he was the 2011 CCCAA State Champion in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.[6] He had run for Tustin High School, finishing fifth in the 200 meters at the 2009 CIF California State Meet behind Randall Carroll's sweep of both sprinting events. Webb was a dual-sport student-athlete (track & field and football) at Tustin High for all 3 and 1/2 years he attended there. He attended a small charter school during his first semester of his junior year. The charter school had no sports program. He returned to Tustin for his second semester of his junior year. As a senior, he started both ways and helped lead the football team to its first CIF championship title game in a decade. They eventually fell to a Ronnie Hillman-led La Habra football team.[7]

Professional career

He competed at the 2014 IAAF World Relays in the finals, but due to his involvement in an exchange infraction the team was disqualified.[8]

Webb won the 200 meters at the 2016 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix with a meet record of 19.85 (+1.9 m/s).[9] That time ranks him tied with John Capel, Konstadinos Kederis and Nickel Ashmeade as the number 25 performer in history. He competed at the 2016 Olympics.,[1] reaching the semi-finals. On June 25, 2017, Webb won the 200 meters at the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 20.09 seconds, thus qualifying for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.

References

  1. ^ a b Ameer Webb Archived 1 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Ameer Webb. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Ameer Webb profile at IAAF
  4. ^ Note: IAAF reports his birthdate as December 21, 1989. That does not seem as practical as 1991, reported by the University of Texas profile, since he was still in high school in 2009
  5. ^ Mack, Gordon. "Tori Bowie, Asbel Kiprop, Ameer Webb Put on a Show in Doha". FloTrack. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Texas A&M University Athletics - Ameer Webb - 2012-13. 12thman.com. Retrieved on 2016-09-01.
  7. ^ State Finals - 2009. Lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com. Retrieved on 2016-09-01.
  8. ^ Aggie Athletics (2014-05-24). "Jeneba Tarmoh part of Team USA winning effort in 4x100 at IAAF World Relays". Kbtx.com. Retrieved . [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ May 7, 2016. "Records smashed as thousands cheer on athletes during IAAF opener - Doha News". Dohanews.co. Retrieved . 

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