Richard Swaby
Richard Swaby

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Wolmer's Boys School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
12/08/1985


Swaby's Personal Bests
Indoor
Triple jump	 12.88m (42-03.25)	2008
Long jump 	  6.41m (21-01)		2007
55m dash	  6.87			2008
60m dash	  7.48			2008
Outdoor
Long Jump         7.04m (23-01.25)	2007
Triple Jump      13.25m (47-04.00)	2007


2008 Outdoor: Swaby competed in five meets during the 2008 outdoor season...He participated in the triple jump and the long jump for the Tigers...At the SEMOtion Relays, he set his season best mark in the long jump of 6.44m (21-01.50) earning him 11th place...He set a season best mark in the triple jump of 12.46m (40-10.50) placing 12th at the Ole Miss Invitational...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, Swaby placed 15th with a long jump leap of 6.28m (20-7.25).

2008 Indoor: Swaby competed in five meets for the Tigers during the 2008 indoor season...He participated in the long jump, triple jump, the 55m dash and the 60m dash...At the first meet of the year the Arkansas State Kickoff, Swaby ran the 55m dash preliminaries with a personal best time of 6.87...Swaby set a season best triple jump mark of 12.88m (42-03.25) at the same meet...He set his personal best time in the 60m dash with a time of 7.48 in the preliminaries of the SIU SASF Invitational...Also at the SASF Invite, he set a season best long jump mark of 6.28m (20-07.25).

2007 Outdoor: At the Rhodes Invitational placed seventh in the long jump with a distance of 6.40 meters and had a leap of 12.76 meters in the triple jump ... Placed third at the Lynx Invitational in the long jump with a leap of 6.50 and eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.40 ... Placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 7.04 meters at the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic ... At the C-USA Championships jumped 6.55 meters in the long jump and placed 7th in the triple jump with a leap of 13.25 meters.

2007 Indoor: At the Rod McCravy Invitational leaped to a distance of 13.15 meters in the triple jump ... Took eighth in the long jump at the McDonald's Invitational with a jump of 6.34 meters and sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.43 meters ... At the C-USA Championships had a distance of 6.41 meters in the long jump.

2006 Outdoor: Finished in the top-five at the Rhodes Open in both the long and triple jumps ... Jumped a season high 21-02.75 in the long jump at the ASU High Performance.

2006 Indoor: Redshirted the indoor season.

ACADEMICS: Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for one semester. PREP: Attended Wolmer's Boys' School where he earned four letters each in basketball and track and field...Helped his team to a fourth-place finish in 2004 and a third-place finish in 2005 at the Jamaican Boys and Girls National Championships...Received Wolmer's Athletic Award for the 2003-04 school year...Was a member of the Student Council and the Senior Project Committee.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 8, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica...Full name is Richard Duane Sulal Swaby...Son of John and Leleith Swaby...Majoring in accounting and hopes to be an accountant after college...Hopes to run for the Jamaican National Team in the future...Chose the U of M because it allowed him to come to America and further his education, as well as his track career.
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