'Mississippi-Raised' Athletes Competing at US Olympic Trials

In the light of the 2020* Track and Field Olympic Team Trials starting today, here is a compiled list of the 'Mississippi born-and-raised' athletes that are competing at the trials. The athletes listed below have quite the resume, and many have already competed at the world stage. So, without further ado... 


Tori Bowie

  • Hometown: Sand Hill, MS
  • College: University of Southern Mississippi
  • Event(s): 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
  • Best NCAA Finish: 2011 NCAA Champion in the Long Jump (Indoor)
  • Best International Finish: 2017 World Champion in the 100m dash. 


Brittney Reese

  • Hometown: Gulfport, MS
  • College: University of Mississippi
  • Event(s): Long Jump
  • Best NCAA Finish: 2007, 2008 NCAA Champion in the Long Jump
  • Best International Finish: 2016 Olympic Champion in the Long Jump


Sam Kendricks

  • Hometown: Oxford, MS
  • College: University of Mississippi
  • Event(s): Pole Vault (American Record Holder)
  • Best NCAA Finish: 2013, 2014 NCAA Champion in the Pole Vault
  • Best International Finish: 2019 World Champion in the Pole Vault


Cory McGee

  • Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
  • College: University of Florida
  • Event(s): 1500m
  • Best NCAA Finish: 2013 NCAA Runner-up in the 1500m run
  • Best International Finish: 4th at the 2015 Pan American Games in the 1500m run


Cameron Crump

  • Hometown: Sarah, MS
  • College: Mississippi State University
  • Event(s): Long Jump
  • Best NCAA Finish: 13th at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the Long Jump
  • Best International Finish: N/A (Still in College)