Wilson added to Men's Track and Field roster
Jan. 22, 2010
Bahamas native Jamal Wilson, a three-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American, was added to the Texas Men's Track and Field roster today, head coach Bubba Thornton has announced. Wilson, who competed for Southwest Mississippi Community College during his first two collegiate seasons, joins the Longhorns with an outdoor personal best of 7-3.75 (2.23m) and an indoor mark of 6-11.75 (2.13m).
"We're excited that Jamal is a Longhorn," said Thornton. "First, he is a great young man, and second, he has the ability to help our team. He's performed well in big meets both on the collegiate and international levels. Jamal has a lot of physical tools and we're looking forward to seeing what he can do during his time at Texas."
Wilson capped his two seasons at Southwest Mississippi by winning the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor High Jump Championship with a mark of 6-10.75 (2.10m). He also earned All-America honors both indoors and outdoors as a freshman.
"I'm really excited to get my career at Texas going," Wilson said. "I looked at a lot of different schools but the combination of athletics and education at Texas was the perfect fit for me. I'm looking forward to getting to work with Mario (associate head coach Mario Sategna). He's coached a lot of great athletes so I know he can help take me to the next level."
Internationally, Wilson has competed for The Bahamas since 2005. He was a member of the World Youth and Pan Am Junior Championship teams that year. He went on to win the high jump at the CARIFTA Games for three consecutive years (2005-07), setting the under-20 meet record of 7-2.50 (2.20m) in 2007. Wilson also won the Pan Am Junior Championships in 2007 with a mark of 6-11 (2.11m). He set his personal best of 7-3.75 (2.23m) at the NACAC Championships in Toluca, Mexico in the summer of 2008.