Marquis Dendy (born November 17, 1992) is an American track and field athlete, primarily known for horizontal jumping events. He is the 2015 National Champion in the Long Jump. His winning jump, of 8.68 m (28 ft 5 1⁄2 in), though wind aided at +3.7mps, his first jump of the competition, was the longest jump in the world under any conditions in over 5 years. He grew up in Middletown, Delaware.
|Born||November 17, 1992|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||Long jump, Triple jump|
|College team||University of Florida|
Injury forced long-jumper Dendy out of Rio Olympics.
USA National Track and field ChampionshipsEdit
Major Track and Field ChampionshipsEdit
|2018||2018 NACAC Championships||Toronto, Canada||Long Jump||8.29 m (27 ft 2 1⁄4 in)||1st|
|World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||Long Jump||8.42 m (27 ft 7 1⁄4 in)||3rd|
|2017||16th IAAF World Championships Outdoor||London, United Kingdom||Long jump||7.78 m (25 ft 6 1⁄4 in)||20th (q)|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, Oregon||Long jump||8.26 m (27 ft 1 in)||1st|
|2015||15th IAAF World Championships Outdoor||Beijing National Stadium||Triple jump||16.73 m (54 ft 10 1⁄2 in)||13th|
|Long jump||7.78 m (25 ft 6 1⁄4 in)||21st|
|2013||14th IAAF World Championships Outdoor||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Long jump||7.36 m (24 ft 1 3⁄4 in)||27th|
|2012||7th NACAC Under-23 Championships Outdoor||Irapuato, Mexico||Long jump||7.68 m (25 ft 2 1⁄4 in)||1st|
|2010||13th IAAF World Junior Championships Outdoor||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||Triple jump||15.53 m (50 ft 11 1⁄4 in)||8th|
Dendy just had completed his final season at the University of Florida, where he won the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in both the long jump and the triple jump, defending his 2014 championships in the same events. He accomplished the same double at the 2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, setting the meet record in the Triple Jump. His first NCAA Championship was the 2013 Indoor Championship in the long jump.
|2012||Southeastern Conference Indoor||Kentucky - Nutter Field House - Lexington, KY||Long jump||26 feet 5.5 inches (8.065 m)||7th|
|Triple jump||50 feet 3.25 inches (15.3226 m)||1st|
|NCAA Indoor||Boise State-Jackson's Track - Nampa, ID||Long jump||25 feet 3.5 inches (7.709 m)||8th|
|Southeastern Conference Outdoor||LSU - Bernie Moore Track Stadium - Baton Rouge, LA||Triple jump||50 feet 9.5 inches (15.481 m)||6th|
|Long jump||24 feet 11.25 inches (7.6010 m)||8th|
|NCAA Outdoor||Drake Stadium - Des Moines, IA||Triple jump||50 feet 2.5 inches (15.304 m)||20th|
|Long jump||24 feet 11.75 inches (7.6137 m)||10th|
|2013||Southeastern Conference Indoor||Arkansas-Randall Tyson Track - Fayetteville, AR||Long jump||27 feet 1 inch (8.26 m)||1st|
|Triple jump||53 feet 3.75 inches (16.2497 m)||3rd|
|NCAA Indoor||Arkansas-Randall Tyson Track - Fayetteville, AR||Long jump||27 feet 2 inches (8.28 m)||1st|
|Triple jump||53 feet 1.75 inches (16.1989 m)||4th|
|Southeastern Conference Outdoor||Missouri - Columbia, MO||Triple jump||52 feet 7.25 inches (16.0338 m)||2nd|
|Long jump||27 feet 2.25 inches (8.2868 m)||2nd|
|NCAA Outdoor||Hayward Field - Eugene, OR||Triple jump||50 feet 9.25 inches (15.4750 m)||18th|
|2014||Southeastern Conference Indoor||Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium - College Station, TX||Triple jump||49 feet 0.75 inches (14.9543 m)||11th|
|Long jump||24 feet 7.25 inches (7.4994 m)||4th|
|NCAA Indoor||Albuquerque Convention Center - Albuquerque, NM||Long jump||22 feet 2.25 inches (6.7628 m)||16th|
|Southeastern Conference Outdoor||Kentucky - Lexington, KY||Triple jump||54 feet 2.5 inches (16.523 m)||1st|
|Long jump||24 feet 7.25 inches (7.4994 m)||10th|
|NCAA Outdoor||Hayward Field - Eugene, OR||Triple jump||55 feet 11.25 inches (17.0498 m)||1st|
|Long jump||26 feet 3 inches (8.00 m)||1st|
|2015||Southeastern Conference Indoor||Kentucky - Nutter Field House - Lexington, KY||Triple jump||55 feet 8.5 inches (16.980 m)||1st|
|Long jump||26 feet 3 inches (8.00 m)||1st|
|NCAA Indoor||Arkansas-Randall Tyson Track - Fayetteville, AR||Triple jump||57 feet 0 inches (17.37 m)||1st|
|Long jump||27 feet 2 inches (8.28 m)||1st|
|Southeastern Conference Outdoor||Mississippi St. - Mississippi State, MS||Triple jump||56 feet 11.25 inches (17.3546 m)||1st|
|Long jump||26 feet 10.5 inches (8.192 m)||1st|
|NCAA Outdoor||Hayward Field - Eugene, OR||Triple jump||58 feet 1.25 inches (17.7102 m)||1st|
|Long jump||27 feet 8 inches (8.43 m)||1st|
Marquis Dendy competed for Middletown High School in Middletown, Delaware where he set the state records in both jumping events. After high school he competed for the US in the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics, winning the gold medal in the long jump. He had previously experienced international competition as a 17-year-old in the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics where he finished 8th in the triple jump.
He grew up in a sporting family: his father was a sprinter at high school while his mother Dionne was a collegiate sprinter. His aunt Terri Dendy was a sprint relay medalist at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. He shared the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association's award as Delaware's Outstanding Athlete of 2014. 
- Meet Marquis Dendy. Spikes. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
- "Injury forces long-jumper Dendy out of Rio Olympics". Delaware News Online. 2016-07-29. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
- "2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Live Results". USATF.org. June 25, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
- "2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results". USATF.org. June 25, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- "2016 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials - Results - Full". USATF.org. 2016-07-12. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
- "2016 USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- "USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
- "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. 2012-06-24. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- "2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - USA Track & Field - Results - Full - Men Long Jump Junior". Usatf.org. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- "2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - USA Track & Field - Results - Full - Men Triple Jump Junior". Usatf.org. 2011-06-25. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- "2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - USA Track & Field - Results - Full - Men Long Jump Junior". Usatf.org. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- "2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - USA Track & Field - Results - Full - Men Triple Jump Junior". Usatf.org. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- Marquis Cha Cha. SPIKES Magazine (2015-07-09). Retrieved on 2015-07-16.
- Marquis Dendy twitter profile
- Marquis Dendy instagram profile
- Marquis Dendy at World Athletics
- Marquis Dendy University of Florida profile
- Marquis Dendy Diamond League profile
- Marquis Dendy Athletics profile
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