Louisville Track & Field 2012 Big East Indoor Track & Filed Championships
Career Bests Indoor
High Jump - 2.16m/7-1
High Jump - 2.19m/7-2.25
2010-11: Earned first career BIG EAST outdoor title ... competed in the high jump during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... advanced to the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the event ... took second in the high jump at the Cardinal Twilight after winning the BIG EAST outdoor title (2.13m/6-11.75) ... also earned a win in the high jump at the Border Battle ... finished second in the event at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... had four other runner-up finishes during the indoor season.
At Alabama in 2009-10: Competed in the high jump during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... won the title at the Southern Invitational ... placed third at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 6-10.75 ... earned second at the Sea Ray Relays with the same jump ... recorded a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... finished third at the Razorback Invitational ... earned first NCAA provisional mark with a clearance of 7-1, a personal best ... indoor mark ranks seventh best all-time in school history ... took sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... placed second at the LSU Invitational after clearing 7-1.
At Alabama in 2008-09: Received a redshirt ... competed unattached at the Auburn Tiger Classic and Ole Miss Invite in the high jump, clearing the bar set at 7-1 ... placed fifth at the English National Championships with a leap of 6-10.75 ... also competed at the European Junior Championships, clearing 6-11 to place ninth.
Prep: One of the top high school jumpers nationally at Poinciana (Fla.) High under coach Rusty Gould ... named the 2008 Orlando Sentinel Boys' Athlete of the Year ... captured the Florida Class 4A state title in 2006 ... won district and regional titles in 2008 ... member of a team that was district champions in 2008 and conference runners-up in 2006 ... won the conference championship three times, district championship twice ... two-time Golden South champion and one-time regional champion ... AAU national champion, AAU Junior Olympics champion and the Sunshine State Games champion in 2008 ... awarded MVP twice ... holds the county record for high jump ... also played football and basketball ... basketball squad was co-conference champions in 2006 ... also a member of the club team Breakaway coached by Dennis Mitchell.
Personal: Son of Michael Edwards, Sr., and Kate Gordon ... birthday is July 11 ... has three sisters ... majoring in communications.