2001 All-American--Triple Jump
THIS SEASON: Senior Tatyana Obukhova--USC's first All-American triple jumper since Wendy Brown and Yvette Bates in 1988--is the top triple jumper in the Pac-10 and will once again challenge for national honors.
2001: Obukhova established herself as one of the premier jumpers in the collegiate ranks in 2001, repeating as Pac-10 triple jump champ and finishing third in the triple at the NCAAs ... Had the most consistent series of any triple jumper at the NCAAs, jumping at least 41-10 on all six of her attempts and ending with a best of 43-1 ... Won the conference meet with a mark of 42-4 1/4 and also took sixth in the long jump with a length of 19-6 1/4 ... Won the triple (42-8 1/4) and the long jump (20-1 3/4) at the UCLA dual meet ... Jumped a PR 43-2 1/4 to finish fourth in the triple jump at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Jumped a PR 20-3 3/4 to win the long jump versus LSU.
2000: Obukhova started slow as a sophomore (her first season at USC) but ended with a bang, winning the Pac-10 triple jump title with a season-best 43-9 1/4w ... She then finished 10th at the NCAAs with a jump of 42-4 1/4, just missing the finals.
PERSONAL: Tatyana was born on Jan. 15, 1978 in Yasnogorvsk, Russia ... She is a business major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Triple Jump -- 43-2 1/4; Long Jump - 20-3 ¾