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Aaron Searles

  • position Sprints/Jumps
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • position Sprints/Jumps
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.

Aaron Searles Bio

2009: Competed indoors in the long jump and triple jump … jumped a season best 21-10 3/4 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in the long jump … placed 14th at the SEC Championships with a jump of 21-0 … hit an indoor personal best 44-11 in the triple jump at the Tom Jones Memorial to place sixth … finished 14th at the SEC Championships at 43-6 … outdoors, had a top jump of 22-6 1/4 in the long jump to finish fifth at the Spec Town Relays … placed 17th at the SEC Outdoor Championships … in the triple jump, took third at the Shmrock Invitational at a personal best 47-7 to open the season … claimed 16th at the Penn Relays and 14th at the SEC Championships.

2008: Competed in three meets indoors in long jump and triple jump … placed 11th in the triple jump at the Tiger Invitational at 43-7 ¼ … finished 14th at SEC Indoors in long jump at 22-10 ½ … outdoors placed 10th at the Weems Baskin Relays and Spec Town Invitational in the long jump … outdoor best jump of 21-10 ¼.

2007: Competed in long and triple jumps indoors … took tenth in first competition of the season in long jump, hitting a mark of 21-0 3/4 … hit a season best 22-1 1/2 at the Tiger Classic … also posted a season best at the Tiger Classic in the triple jump, placing fourth with a mark of 43-4 1/4 … took 16th at the SEC Indoor Championships in the triple jump at a distance of 42-4 3/4 … during outdoor season, recorded a second place finish at the Weems Baskin Relays in the long jump with a mark of 22-7 1/4, registering as personal and team season bests … placed sixth in triple jump at Florida Relays with a mark of 44-6 3/4 … won State USATF meet at a distance of 21-5 1/4 in the long jump … went on to claim a first place finish in the long jump two days later at the Spec Towns National Invite at a mark of 22-1 3/4 … placed 14th at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 21-5 1/4.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Rudolph Brown at Harding University High … lettered in football and track and field … three-time track all-american … four-time all-state … ranked No. 2 nationally in pentathlon (2002) and No. 3 in long jump (2002) … received all-conference honors in 2005 and 2006 in the long jump … placed third in the long jump at the AAU Nationals in 2002; fourth in 2003 and 2004 … all-conference in football in 2005 … was a North Carolina High School Scholar-Athlete … best in the long jump was a 23-1 leap.

PERSONAL: Aaron Darrell Searles was born March 12, 1988, in Washington, D.C. … parents are Anthony and Phyllis Searles … is the youngest of five children … pursuing a degree in exercise science … chose USC over Vanderbilt, East Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee.

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