Jeremy Raponi Dodson (born August 30, 1987) is a Samoan sprinter. He competed in the 200 metres event at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea and Beijing, China.
Dodson in 2011
|Full name||Jeremy Raponi Dodson|
|Born||August 30, 1987|
New York, New York, United States
|Residence||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||159 lb (72 kg)|
|Sport||Running, Track and field|
|Event(s)||100 meters, 200 meters|
|College team||Colorado Buffaloes|
Dodson was born and raised in the United States and is based in Colorado. One of his parents is from Malie, Samoa; some have reported that his mother is Samoan, while others have reported that it is his father who is from Samoa.
Dodson had 10.41 – 100 meters and 400-meters - 46.91 times in United States of America and was recruited to Arkansas Razorbacks and he was named to the USA Today All-USA high school track and field team in 2005. He won 2005 Colorado High School Activities Association state championships in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. He earned silver medal at 2005 Golden West Invitational in 200 meters and 2005 State of Colorado boys Track and field Gatorade Player of the Year awards.
Dodson ran in 2008 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) in the 200 meters placing 17th. He placing 20th in 100 meters and 13th in the 200 meters at 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Dodson is a four time NCAA Division I All-American. He earned four letters at Colorado. He stands fourth on the all-time Colorado Buffaloes list in the 100 metres in 10.27 and first on University of Colorado Boulder Outdoor record books in the 200 meters in 20.37.
Dodson is a bronze medalist for the United States at Athletics at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay. He competed in the 200 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 200 metres for the United States in Daegu, South Korea. He competed for Samoa in the 200 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Dodson qualified to represent Samoa at the 2016 Summer Olympics by meeting Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification in 200 meters in Phoenix May 2016. Dodson placed 35th at 200 meters 20.51 s in Rio de Janeiro at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres opening round.
USA Outdoor Track and Field ChampionshipsEdit
|Representing United States|
|2014||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Sacramento, California||19th||200 metres||21.00|
|2013||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||12th||200 metres||20.93|
|2012||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Eugene, Oregon||6th||200 metres||20.25|
|2011||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Eugene, Oregon||3rd||200 metres||20.07|
|2010||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||13th||200 metres||20.99|
|2009||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Eugene, Oregon||20th||200 metres||20.78|
|2008||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Eugene, Oregon||17th||200 metres||20.97|
- Ashgabat 2017 bio
- "Jeremy Dodson". IAAF. August 25, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- Heats results
- 2011 Prelim heat results
- Polu, Lance. "American based sprinter opts to represent Samoa". Talamua.
- Fanene, Deidre. "Proud Samoans ready to fly flag". Samoa Observer.
- Arkansas Razorback article on recruiting top sprinters to boast track and field team
- Big 12 Conference article after Dodson transferred from Arkansas
- 2005 Golden West article on results and rankings
- Jeremy Dodson high school athletic profile of national results
- Jeremy Dodson athletic profile
- 2008 Olympic Trials Track and Field Men 200 Meter Dash Quarter-Finals
- 2010 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/23/2010 to 6/27/2010 Drake Stadium - Des Moines, Iowa
- Jeremy Dodson University of Colorado Buffaloes profile
- Men Letter winners in CU History
- University of Colorado Outdoor record book
- University of Colorado Indoor record book
- University of Colorado article of record performances
- Jeremy Dodson Samoa Athletic profile
- "2016 Olympics Track & Field 200 m results". Reuters. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2012 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results
- 2008 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results