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  Kareem Streete-Thompson
Kareem Streete-Thompson

Hometown:
Cayman Island

Last College:
Rice University

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Experience:
First Season


10/14/2011

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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