Derek Watkins
Derek  Watkins


Ottawa, Ontario

High School:
Sir Robert Borden

Last College:
Boise State


2005: Scored fifth place points in the high jump at the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a leap of 2.05 (6-08.75) ... Tied Texas Southern's Marcus Harris for 13th place in the high jump at outdoor nationals. Both jumpers reached a top height of 2.14 (7.00-.25) ... Winner of four outdoor regular season high jump titles, including one at the season-opening Clemson Relays (2.10; 6-10.75) ... Was fourth in the high jump with an indoor season best leap of 2.12 (6-11.50) at the 2005 Big Ten Championships ... Won the high jump title at the 2005 Ohio State/Indiana Triangular (2.07; 6-09.50). Also won at the Edmonds Cup and the Boilermaker Invitational.

2004 (Outdoor): NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the high jump ... finished ninth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... earned victories in the high jump at the Big Ten Previews, the Ohio State Relays and the Billy Hayes Invitational ... recorded two second-place finishes against Indiana in the high jump and triple jump ... placed second in the high jump at the Purdue Invitational with a leap of 6-8.75 ... (Indoor) Missed most of season due to injury ... competed at the New York Armory Collegiate Invitational and placed ninth at 6-7.

2003 (Outdoor): Competed for the Canadian National Team at the World University Games in Daegu, Korea ... finished 12th in the high jump with an effort of 6-10.75 ... bronze medal high jump winner at the Big Ten Championships ... third-place leap was a season best 7- .50 ... won the high jump title against Indiana with a vertical boost of 6-11.50 ... (Indoor) Scored for the Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships in the high and triple jump competitions ... placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6-10.75 ... eighth-place triple jump was measured at 47-2.25 ... won the triple jump title at the Boilermaker Invitational with an effort of 47-7.25, his best of the season ... also placed second in the high jump in at the Boilermaker Invite ... recorded a pair of runner-up finishes against Indiana State ... recorded a season-best leap of 6-11 in the high jump against the Sycamores and later posted a distance of 42-6.75 in the triple jump.

2002: Competed for Boise State University.

High School: Graduated from Sir Robert Borden High School in 2001.

Personal: Given name is Derek Schurman Watkins ... mother is Lynne Watkins, father is Rick Watkins ... has one brother, Ron, and one sister, Kerri ... majoring in computer technology.


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