Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter

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Carmelita Jeter
Nationality United States
Born November 24, 1979
College CSU, Dominguez Hills

Carmelita Jeter (1979-) is an American sprinter who won a bronze medal in the 100m at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

She set the record for most NCAA medals by a California State University, Dominguez Hills track athlete and became the University's first U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. A recurring hamstring problem kept her out of competition for much of 2003–05. She made her first impact in senior track and field athletics in 2007, having undergone treatment with deep tissue massage.[1]

In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the World Championships in a personal best time of 11.02 seconds. She finished her season with a 100 m win at the 2007 World Athletics Final. The following year, she competed at the 100 and 200 m U.S. Olympic trials. Although she set a 100 m best of 10.97 seconds in the quarter-finals,[2] she did not progress beyond the semifinals, finishing just two hundredths out of the qualifying positions.[3] A sixth place finish in the 200 m meant she had not made the 2008 Summer Olympics team.[4] She qualified for the 100 and 200 m races at the 2008 World Athletics Final but only managed fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In her 2009 season, she did well going into the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. She ran 7.11 seconds in the 60 meters in the indoor season, the fastest by any athlete that year and a personal best.[5] She remained in-form in her outdoor season, recording a fast 10.96 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays,[6] winning a gold medal at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic, and taking her first national title at the 2009 U.S. Outdoor Championships.[7]

A week prior to the start of the 2009 World Championships, Jeter was part of a United States 4 x 100 m relay team that ran the fastest women's sprint relay in twelve years. Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Muna Lee and Jeter finished with a time of 41.58 seconds, bringing them to eighth on the all time list.[8]

Career highlights

Meet Place Mark Wind City Date
100 Metres
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 3 f 10.90 0.10 Berlin 8/17/2009
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 4 f 11.21 0.30 Stuttgart 9/14/2008
5th IAAF World Athletics Final 1 f 11.10 -0.60 Stuttgart 9/23/2007
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 3 f 11.02 -0.20 Osaka 8/27/2007
200 Metres
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 5 f 22.98 0.10 Stuttgart 9/13/2008

External links


  1. Carmelita Jeter Biography. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  2. Women 100 Meter Dash quarterfinals results. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  3. Women 100 Meter Dash semifinals results. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  4. Women 200 Meter Dash final results. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  5. 60 Metres 2009. IAAF (2009-03-22). Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  6. Lee, Kirby (2009-04-19). At the 2009 Aviva London Grand Prix, she placed first in the 100m, clocking a personal best of 10.92. The third fastest time of the year, slower only than Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser with 10.86 and Kerron Stewart with 10.75. World leads for Jeter and Johnson in Mt. SAC Relays – Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  7. Morse, Parker (2009-06-27). Jeter and Rodgers take 100m titles in Eugene - US Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  8. Wenig, Jörg (2009-08-08). US quartet blasts 41.58 in the 4x100 as Wlodarczyk improves to 77.20m in Cottbus. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.