Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Snellville, Ga.

High School:
Brookwood High School

Event:
Hurdles



NCAA Qualifier
All-Region
Three-Time C-USA Champion
Six-Time All-C-USA Performer

2011 Outdoor
Defended his C-USA Championship and made a return trip to the NCAA East Regional competition... Four-time individual champion in the 110m hurdles... Won the SEMO Invite with a 14.34s mark... Was victorious at the Mississippi Open with a 14.02s dash... Set a meet record at the Tiger Invitational, at 14.13s... Had his regional-qualifying mark at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, winning his second gold medal in a row with a 13.98s mark, his first sub-14 second mark of 2011... Qualified for the Regional final by winning his heat at the preliminary round, with a 14.15s mark... Season-best 13.93s mark in the final left him just shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the second season in a row; he finished tied for 13th.

2011 Indoor
Won the 60m hurdles event at the C-USA Indoor Championships... Set personal-bests in three events... Won the 55m hurdles at the SEMO Invite with a personal-best 7.46s mark... Qualified first in the 60m hurdles at the EIU Mega Meet with an 8.18s mark; finished second with an 8.07s run in the finals... With a personal-best 7.96s in the C-USA Finals, won his first Indoor gold medal (and Memphis' first 60m hurdle gold) at the 2011 C-USA Indoor Championships.

2010 Outdoor
One of two U of M hurdlers who qualified for the NCAA Championships...Had three wins, including his first Conference USA title, in the 110m hurdles...Picked up victories at the Joey Haines Invitational (14.63) and the Memphis Tigers Invtational (14.52)...Career-best 13.71 mark allowed him to claim the Conference USA title; his 13.71 was tied for the 10th-fastest run in the NCAA during 2010 outdoor season...Finished eighth at the NCAA Regionals with a 13.81 mark, just fast enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore....Finished 18th at the NCAA Championships, running the hurdles in 14.00.

2010 Indoor
Picked up two wins in the hurdles during indoor season...won the 60m hurdles at the SIU McDonald's Invite with an 8.26 mark...Two weeks later, picked up the 55m hurdle victory at the Redhawk Invite with a career-best 7.68 mark...Was runner-up in the 60m hurdles at the C-USA Championships with a career-best 8.09 mark.

2009 Outdoor
Had an outstanding freshman campaign, competing in seven meets for the Tigers...One of his best performances came at the Memphis Tiger Invitational in the 110m hurdles in which he finished first with a time of 14.36...Also finished first in the 110m hurdles at the Joey Haines Invitational meet...Finished 10th in the 400m hurdles at the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a personal-best time of 56.17.

2009 Indoor
Competed in five meets for the Tigers as a freshman... Finished first in the 55m hurdles at the SEMO Invite with a personal-best time of 7.78... Set a personal-best time of 8.18 in the 60m hurdles at the C-USA Championships, finishing fourth... Ran a 7.26 in the prelims of the 60m dash at the EIU Mega Meet.

Prior to Memphis
Ran the 60m hurdles indoor and the 110m and 400m hurdles outdoor...High school personal best are 13.99 in the 110m hurdles, 7.96 in the 60m hurdles and 37.8 in the 300m hurdles...At the 2007 USATF Outdoor Nationals, placed eighth in the 110m hurdles and also qualified as a 2007 All-American...In the 2008 indoor season for the 60m hurdles, he was ranked as high as fifth in the nation... Was a two-time county and region champion...At the 2007 and 2008 state meet, placed fourth both times in the 110m and 300m hurdles.

Personal
Son of Latrice Searcy and Cecil Jackson.

Jackson's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
110m Hurdles 13.71s C-USA Champ. 5/16/10
200m Dash 22.29s Mississippi Open 4/23/11
400m Hurdles 56.17s Memphis Tiger Inv. 4/18/09
Jackson's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
55m Dash 6.88s ASU Kick-off Klassic 12/4/10
55m Hurdles 7.46s SEMO Invite 2/18/11
60m Hurdles 7.96s C-USA Championships 2/26/11
60m Dash 7.26s EIU Mega Meet 1/24/09
200m Dash 23.44s ASU Invitational 1/24/10
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