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  Kareem Streete-Thompson
Kareem Streete-Thompson

Cayman Island

Last College:
Rice University

Volunteer Assistant Coach

First Season


New, Dual Role

Harnden now Director of Sprints, Hurdles and Relays for men and women

Beginning his third stint at coaching and first at Florida State, Kareem Streete-Thompson brings not only experience, but also a long list of accomplishments as a collegiate athlete and Olympian. As the only person other than Carl Lewis to jump over 28 ft. (28'3.75") (8.63m) and run under 10 seconds (9.96), Streete-Thompson is sure to bring some more excitement to Florida State Track and Field.

As a student-athlete at Rice University, Street-Thompson was an 11-time NCAA All-American and a NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion in the long jump. In his junior year at only 21 years old, Streete-Thompson was ranked at No. 2 in the world in the long jump with 28'3.75" (8.63m). With his talent, he was also able to win seven Southwest Conference titles in the long jump while also earning a gold medal in the World University games. Streete-Thompson graduated with a degree in Political Science in 1995 and was later inducted into the Rice Hall of Fame in 2001.

As a Cayman Island native, Streete-Thompson's success began early in his track and field career by winning a bronze medal in the long jump at the World Junior Championships in 1990. In 1999, Streete-Thompson won the silver medal in the long jump at the Pan-am games. He then showed his versatility by making the final in the 100 meters in the World Championships later that year. Streete-Thompson also took home the silver medal at the World Indoor championship in 2001 long jump and in 2002, nabbed the bronze medal at the Commonwealth games.

A three-time Olympian (1992, 2000 and 2004), Streete-Thompson has the ninth longest jump in history.

Streete-Thompson began his coaching experience as a volunteer assistant at the University of Florida for two years. As a Level 1 USATF certified coach, Streete-Thompson is sure to help lead the Seminoles to a higher level of competing and triumph.

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