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Natasha Dicks

  • position Jumps
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Aiken, S.C.
  • High school Aiken
  • position Jumps
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Aiken, S.C.
  • High school Aiken

Natasha Dicks Bio

2017 First-Team Indoor All-American – Triple Jump
2016 First-Team Outdoor All-American – Triple Jump
2016 First-Team Indoor All-American – Triple Jump>
2017 Second-Team Outdoor All-American – Triple Jump
2017 SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist – Triple Jump

Indoors: Finished on the podium in all but one meet in the triple jump… won her signature event at the Armory Invitational and the Tiger Tuneup… finished ninth at the SEC Championships, with a mark of 43-5 1/4… set a new school record at the NCAA Championships, a mark of 44-2 1/2 that was good for third place and first-team All-America laurels… also participated in the long jump at three meets.
Outdoors: Won the triple jump at the Weems Baskin Invitational, one of four podium finishes… placed third at the SEC Championships with a mark of 43-8… took sixth at the NCAA East Regional, jumping a season-best 43-10 3/4 to qualify for nationals… ended her collegiate career at the NCAA Championships, with a mark of 43-2 1/2 to finish in 10th place and earn second-team All-America status.

Indoors: Finished third and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championship in the triple jump, posting a leap of 13.35 meters to finish third… took fourth at the SEC Championship, also with a jump of 13.35 meters… won the Tyson Invitational with a leap of 13.16… had a top long jump effort of 6.00 meters to finish third at the Armory Track Invite.
Outdoors: Set a school record with a triple jump of 13.60 meters at the NCAA East Regional… finished fourth at the East Regional and sixth at the NCAA Championship to end the season as a First-Team All-American… Won the triple jump at the Yellow Jacket Invite and ended the season with four total podiums… also competed in long jump, with a top effort of 6.10 meters at the SEC Championship

Indoors: Ran in the short sprints, but focused mainly on the horizontal jumps… recorded a season-best long jump of 19-3.5 to finish fourth at the Bob Pollock Invite… opened the season with two third place finishes in the triple jump, coming at the Orange and Purple Classic (40-1.25) and the Virginia Tech Invite (40-6.75)… posted her top triple jump of the season at the Tyson Invite, going 41-1.5 to finish 11th.
Outdoors: Regional qualifier in the triple jump… finished fourth in the long jump at the Shamrock Invite (18-7.75)… won the Bill Carson Invite with her best triple jump of the season, going 40-5.5… set new personal bests in her two jumps, with a long jump of 19-1.5 to finish 16th and a triple jump that went 43-2.25 for a fifth-place finish to score… her triple jump ranks third in school history… finished 27th in the triple jump at regionals.

Indoors: Won her first triple jump meet of the season at the Virginia Tech Invitational, posting the No. 5 mark in program history at 41’2 f” (12.56m)…finished second at the Virginia Tech Invite (12.11m // 39-08.75)…took 14th in the triple jump at her first SEC Indoor Championships (12.44m // 40-09.75)…in the long jump, won her first meet of the season at the Gamecock Indoor #1…posted a best at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, finishing 11th with a leap of 18’9 f” (5.73m)…took 23rd in the long jump at SEC Indoors (5.64m // 18-06.00).
Outdoors: Won her first two triple jump events of the season, including a collegiate best effort of 41’9 f” (12.74m) at the Weems Baskin Invitational to rank sixth in program history…also won the Bill Carson Invite with a leap of 41’1 f” (12.53m)…finished 19th at SEC Outdoors and 26th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (12.58m // 41-03.25)…hit a season best in the long jump of 18’5 f” (5.62m) to finish fourth at the Shamrock Invitational…continued her season at the USATF Junior Championships, finishing eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 40’3 f” (12.28m)

Fifth-ranked US high school girls triple jumper… 5AAAA Girls Triple Jump Champion (2011,2012,2013) Region 5AAAA All-Region, HSSR SCHSL All-State Awards, First Place Taco Bell Classic Long and Triple Jump, Aiken High School Most Outstanding Female Jumper and MVP, Recipient of Augusta Games Award, The Augusta Chronicle and Aiken Standard Player of the Year Awards…holds personal bests of 41-10 in the triple jump and 19-03.50 in the long jump.

Daughter of Norris and Brenda Dicks and has two siblings, Nikita and Andrea… Decided to be a Gamecocks because of the opportunity to compete in Division I athletics and the atmosphere on campus.

Indoor Personal Records

7.42 (2/7/15 Orange and Purple Classic)

8.32 (1/10/15 Orange and Purple Classic)

Long Jump
6.00m | 19-8 1/4 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)

Triple Jump
13.47m | 44-2 1/2 (3/11/17 NCAA Championship)

Outdoor Personal Records

Triple Jump
13.60m | 44-7 1/2 (5/26/16 NCAA East Regional)

Long Jump
6.10m | 20-0 1/4 (5/13/16 SEC Outdoors)

12.63 (+0.3) (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)