LaTyria Jefferson

Position High Jump
Height 6'0"
Class Senior
Hometown Desoto, Texas
High School Desoto HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Outdoor Second Team All-American (High Jump)
2018 Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention (Long Jump)
2017 Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention (High Jump)

 

2019 INDOOR (Sr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2018 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Became the No. 9 performer in KU history in the long jump and placed third with a mark of 6.23 meters (20-5.25 ft.) at the season-opening Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) … Finished second in the B section of the women’s high jump at the Texas Relays (3/28-31) with a clearance of 1.78 meters (5-10 ft.) … Placed seventh in the high jump and third in the long jump at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with marks of 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.) and 6.06 meters (19-10.75 ft.), respectively … Placed third in the quadrangular long jump at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a mark of 5.91 meters (19-4.75 ft.) … Tied for second in the invitational high jump at the National Relay Championships with a clearance of 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.) … Finished second in the high jump at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) with a career-best clearance of 1.83 meters (6-0 ft.) to move into a tie for third on the KU all-time charts in the event … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump and high jump, tying for ninth in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) with a clearance of 1.80 meters (5-10.75 ft.) and placing ninth in the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 6.08 meters (19-11.5 ft.) … Placed 24th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships (6/6-9) with a mark of 5.71 meters (18-8.75 ft.) to earn All-American Honorable Mention and finished tied for 12th in the high jump to earn Second Team All-America honors with a clearance of 1.73 meters (5-8 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Jr.)
Opened her season at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) with a victory in the high jump, clearing 1.67 meters (5-5.75 ft.) … Finished second in the high jump (1.71m; 5-7.25 ft.) and fifth in the long jump, notching a personal-best mark of 5.80 meters (19-0.5 ft.) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) … Recorded a personal-best mark of 6.15 meters (20-2.25 ft.) to finish third in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) and finished tied for seventh in the high jump with a clearance of 1.71 meters (5-7.25 ft.).

2017 OUTDOOR (So.)
Placed 18th in the NCAA Division I Championships (6/7-10) in the high jump with a mark of 1.73 meters (5-8 ft) … Took ninth in the NCAA Division I Preliminary Round (5/25-27) in the high jump with a career-best mark of 1.79 meters (5-10.5) … Cleared 1.76 meters (5-9.25 ft.) in the high jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/12-14) for fourth place … Opened the outdoor campaign with a first-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.78 meters (5-10 ft.) at the Texas Relays (3/29-4/1) … Earned an eighth-place finish at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-8) with a high jump mark of 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.) … Took third place at the Kansas Relays (4/19-22) in the high jump after clearing 1.71 meters (5-7.25 ft.) … Posted a second-place finish in the long jump at the Kansas Relays with a wind-aided mark of 5.63 meters (18-9.75 ft.) … Finished first at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/28) in the high jump with a clearance of 1.66 meters (5-5.25 ft.) and took second in the long jump with a mark of 5.57 meters (18-3.25 ft.).

2017 INDOOR (So.)
Finished in second place in the high jump after clearing 1.72 meters (5-7.75 ft) at the Bill Easton Classic (1/6)… Took third and fourth place in the high jump and long jump, respectively, at the WSU-KU-KSU Triangular (1/12) with marks of 1.70 meters (5-5.25 ft.) and a career-best 5.65 meters (18-6.5 ft) … Notched a third-place finish at the Jayhawk Classic (1/26-27) in the high jump with a mark of 1.68 meters (5-6 ft.) … Earned fourth place at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/24-25) in the high jump with a clearance of 1.72 meters (5-7.75 ft.).

2016 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Placed sixth in the high jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) after posting a mark of 1.66 meters (5-5.25 ft.) … Helped the 4×100-meter relay team to a victory with a collective time of 46.62 at the Mesa Classic (4/8) … Took fifth in the long jump at the Mesa Classic with a personal-best leap of 5.58 meters (18-3.75 ft.) … Personal-best high jump came at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/30) after a clearance of 1.71 meters (5-7.25 ft.), good for sixth place … Cleared a bar of 1.69 meters (5-6.5 ft.) and finished fourth in the high jump at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/7).

2016 INDOOR (Fr.)
Took 14th in the high jump in her first conference meet with a mark of 1.66 meters (5-5.25 ft.) at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/27) … Claimed the high jump title at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), her first collegiate meet, after a clearance of 1.70 meters (5-7.0 ft.) … Runner-up in both the high jump and long jump at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with marks of 1.66 meters (5-5.25 ft.) and 5.42 meters (17-9.5 ft.), respectively … Placed fifth at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/15), after clearing 1.68 meters (5-6.0 ft.) in the high jump … Finished seventh in the long jump at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular with a season-best leap of 5.48 meters (17-11.75 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned six letters for head coach June Villers at Desoto HS… Three-time district champion in the high jump … Career-best clearance of 1.78 meters (5-10 ft.) came at the 2014 District 7-8 Area Meet … Claimed runner-up finish at the 2014 Texas 5A State Meet with a clearance of 1.75 meters (5-9 ft.) … Won 2014 Texas Relays high jump after getting over 1.69 meters (5-6.5 ft.) … Took third at the 2014 USATF Junior Olympics with a clearance of 1.68 meters (5-6 ft.)

PERSONAL
Daughter of Tyrus Jefferson and Paulette Whiteside … Has five siblings; Tre Neshia, Michah, Tyris, Andre and Kalaina … Majoring in psychology.