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Tarik Batchelor
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 10/03/2008

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor
Long jump – 26-6.5 (SEC Championships, 2/27/10)
Triple jump – 54-2.25 (Arkansas Invitational, 1/7/11)
Outdoor
Long jump – 26-10.5 (SEC Championships, 5/14/11)
Triple jump – 52-8.75 (NCAA Mideast Regional, 5/30/09)

HONORS & AWARDS
Four-time All-American
2011 SEC indoor champion (long jump)
Two-time All-SEC
2009 SEC Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year
2009 SEC All-Freshman Outdoor Team (long jump, triple jump)
World Championships qualifier (Jamaica)

2012 || Batchelor redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2011 || INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Batchelor got out to a personal-best mark of 54-2.25 to win the triple jump. The effort was also his first of three NCAA automatic-qualifying triple jumps of the season. The following weekend, Batchelor won the long jump at the Arkansas-Texas Dual with a measurement of 26-2.25, good for an automatic qualifier into the national meet. He also won the triple jump at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. Batchelor was third at the Razorback Invitational in the triple jump with a mark of 53-4.25 and followed that with a bronze effort in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 26-1. He accounted for 15 points at the SEC Championships including a first-place finish in the long jump with a season-best 26-5.75 measurement. The win was his first conference title and good for First Team All-SEC accolades. He also finished fourth in the triple jump at the conference meet. At the NCAA Championships, Batchelor had a best of 26-0.25 in the long jump to finish fifth and earn All-America status. He also finished in 10th place (52-2.75) in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships to collect Second Team All-America honors. OUTDOOR: Batchelor began the outdoor campaign with a first-place effort in the long jump at the Texas Triangular meet in Austin. He returned to action at Penn Relays where he finished fifth in both the long jump (25-6.75) and triple jump (50-10). At the SEC Championships, Batchelor helped the Razorbacks to the team title with a runner-up performance in the long jump and a sixth-place showing in the triple jump. His long jump of 26-10.5 was a personal-best leap, more than a foot longer than his previous best of the season. The jump was also worth All-SEC Second Team honors. Batchelor qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the long jump and triple jump. With a third-place result and a mark of 25-4 in the long jump, he qualified for the national meet. At the NCAA Championships, he earned his third All-America of the 2011 season with a seventh-place leap of 26-0.75 in the long jump. Following the collegiate season, Batchelor won the long jump at the Jamaican Championships with a first-place mark of 26-9.75. The victory qualified him for the 2011 World Championships.

2010 || INDOOR: Batchelor opened the season winning the triple jump (49-8.5) and finished second in the long jump (25-2.75) at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. His long jump was an NCAA provisional qualifier. At the Tyson invitational, he finished fourth in the long jump with an NCAA provisional-qualifying leap of 25-7.25. He earned a runner-up finish in the long jump and a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Championships. His long jump of 26-6.5 was a personal best, earned him the first All-SEC honor of his career, ranked No. 3 in the NCAA and automatically-qualified him for the NCAA Championships. His triple jump of 52-7.5 was also a personal best and was an NCAA provisional qualifier. He earned his first All-America honor with a bronze finish at the NCAA Championships. He jumped 26-0. He also finished 13th in the triple jump with 51-0.25. OUTDOOR: He made his outdoor season debut at the Arkansas Twilight with a third-place finish in the triple jump behind a mark of 49-3. At the SEC Championships, Batchelor posted points for the Razorbacks with a fourth-place showing in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 51-0. He finished ninth in the long jump at the conference meet. He participated in both events at the NCAA West Prelims, advancing to the national meet in the long jump with season-best mark of 25-6. He closed out his sophomore season with a 19th-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Championships.

2009 || INDOOR: Batchelor made his Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational where he long jumped 25-2.75 to win the event and earn an NCAA provisional qualifier. At the Razorback Invitational, he marked provisional qualifiers and personal bests with a win in the long jump (25-6) and a silver finish in the triple jump (52-6.5). At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the long jump (24-7.75) and third in the triple jump (50-2.75). He earned at-large bids to the NCAA Championships in both events, finishing 10th in the long jump (24-9) and 14th in the triple jump (49-2.25). OUTDOOR: He earned a runner-up finish at Texas Relays in the long jump with a mark of 25-6.75, also a regional qualifier. At the SEC Championships, he competed in his first triple jump event of the season and marked a regional qualifier of 51-2.75, good for a bronze finish. He also finished fifth in the long jump. For his efforts, he was named the SEC Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year and was named to the SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, he earned bronze finishes in both the long (25-8) and triple (52-8.75) jumps, automatically qualifying him for the NCAA Championships. Batchelor's regional triple jump was a personal best. At the NCAA Championships, he finished 16th in the long jump (25-3.25) and 23rd in the triple jump (49-5.75). At the Jamaican National Championships, he competed in the long jump and finished fourth with a mark of 25-9.25, a personal best. 

AT KINGSTON COLLEGE: At the 2008 Jamaican Olympic Trials, he finished third in the long jump with a leap of 25-9.25. He was the 2008 long and triple jump champion at the Jamaican Boys High School Championships. He also won the long jump at the C.A.C. games as Jamaican's national representative. He competed in the long jump at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland.

PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1990, he is the son of Desmond Batchelor and Yvette Batchelor. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in computer science.


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