2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships, Meagan McKee & Je'Nia Sears, Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, June 11, 2014. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
Last updated on July 10, 2014
● Holds No. 1 All-Time Outdoor Long Jump Distance in Fresno State school history (6.27m, 20'-7")
● Holds No. 1 All-Time Indoor Long Jump Distance in Fresno State school history (6.37m, 20"-10.75")
● 2013 Indoor Mountain West Long Jump Champion
● Indoor NCAA Qualifier (Long Jump - 2013)
● 2014 Mountain West Long Jump Champion
● Three-Time Outdoor NCAA Qualifier (Long Jump - 2012, 2013, 2014)
2013-14 Outdoor (Junior): Competed at the NCAA Championship in the long jump for the third consecutive year and placed 9th at the Championships with a jump of 20'4.25" (6.20m)... tied for sixth in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminaries and was the Mountain West Champion this year in that event... won five of her nine long jump competitions this season... was a member of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Mountain West Championships that came in with a time of 3:38.45, which was the fastest recorded time of the season... that relay team went on to compete at the NCAA Western Preliminaries where they placed 17th with a time of 3:38.56.
Indoor (Junior): Finished her indoor season with a second place finish individually at the Mountain West Championships in the long jump with a leap of 19'-11" (6.07m)... also a member of the 4x400m indoor relay team that ran a 3:46.89 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships to garner a second place finish.
2012-13 Outdoor (Sophomore): Finished her season competing at the NCAA Regionals in the long jump. She won the Mountain West Championship in the long jump... and competed in the 100m at the Championships where she ran season-best time of 11.89. Indoor (Sophomore): Sears jumped a career-best and school record leap in the long jump at the Run for the Dream meet, with a leap of 20'-10.75" (6.37m).... she also qualified to the NCAA Championships in the long jump.
2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman): Competed in 12 meets ... earned a third place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.81-meters at the Indoor WAC Championships ... set a season best at the WAC Outdoor Championship with a mark of 5.96-meters in the long jump and finished in third place ... qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round Championship ... helped the Bulldogs 4x100 meter relay team to a second place finish at the WAC Outdoor Championships.
Prior to Fresno State: Lettered in Volleyball and Track and Field ... 6th place finish in the state track and field meet for long jump in 2011 ... was also Valley champion for volleyball 2010/2011 ... Also participated in the Sports City Volleyball club and the Greyhounds track club.
Personal: Born April 15, 1993 ... Parents Annette Coleman and Johnny Sears Sr ... Has six brothers and four sisters ... Enjoys listening to music, laughing, painting her nails, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... Most admires her brother Johnny Jr, even though he had some setbacks while he was in college, he got it together and now plays for the CFL he showed her if you keep working hard no matter what happens you will come out where you want to be or better.
CAREER BESTS Outdoor: ● Long Jump - 6.27m, Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/28/14)* ● Triple Jump - 10.20m, Fresno State/Cal Poly Dual (3/10/12) ● 100m - 11.89, Mountain West Track & Field Championships (5/8/13) ● 200m - 24.29, Bulldog Open (4/27/13) Indoor: ● Long Jump - 6.37m, Run for the Dream (2/17/13)* ● Triple Jump - 11.63m, Mountain West Track & Field Championships (2/21/13) ● 60m - 7.94, WAC Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/23/12)