The two-day Victor Cruz Invitational in Houston, Texas
AS A SENIOR: Took part in 11 meets between the indoor and outdoor seasons … kicked off the year with a first place finish in the long jump at the Blue and Gold Invitational (6.89m), also finished fourth in the 60-meter dash (7.01) … took third in the long jump (7.08m) and 11th in the 60 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed eighth in the long jump at the Razorback Invitational (7.24m) … came in 11th in the long jump (7.07m) and 32nd in the 60 meters at the Meyo Invitational … snared fourth in both the 60 (6.90) and long jump (7.11m) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … competed in the 60 meters (12th), 200 meters (16th) and long jump (8th, 7.23m) at the ACC Indoor Championships … kicked off the outdoor season at the Bobcat Invitational with a third-place long jump (7.27m) and 11th-place 100 meters (11.03) showing … won the long jump at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (7.29m) … placed fourth in the event at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (7.19m) … took second in the long jump at the GVSU Last Chance Meet (7.19m) … just missed all-ACC honors with a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the ACC Outdoor Championship (7.19m) … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in nine meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in long jump, but also occasionally competed in sprints ... placed fifth in long jump (7.30m) and was a member of the Irish's second place 4x100 relay team at the ACC Outdoor Championships ... also represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, notching a seventh place finish in the long jump (7.27m) ... began the season in spectacular fashion, earning first place finishes in the 60m dash (6.90), 200m dash (21.88) and long jump (7.37m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... concluded season with a 20th place finish in the long jump preliminaries (7.00m) at the Drake Relays ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 12 meets during the indoor and outdoor season ... specialized in the long jump but also participated in the 100m, 200m, 60m and triple jump ... competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the long jump ... placed fourth in the long jump (7.53m) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished second in both the long jump (7.16m) and the 100m (11.00) at the Polytan Invitational ... notched a fourth place finish in the long jump (7.11m) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic... competed in the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the long jump, placing seventh (7.06m) ... placed second in the long jump (7.15m) and fourth in the triple jump (12.48m) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... brought home a third place finish in the long jump (6.76m) and a fourth place finish in the 60m (7.04) at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... started off the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational by placing first in the long jump (7.11m) and fifth with the 4x400m relay team (3:28.75) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in 13 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... was a top finisher in the long jump at Polytan Invitational with a 7.28m score ... recorded his best long jump of the year at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (7.33m), earning him four points and a fifth place finish ... ran a season high in the 60m (7.07) at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... ran his best 200m at the Meyo Invitational with a 22.33 mark ... competed at the USA Junior Track & field Championships in June, finishing ninth in the long jump (7.17m) ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Keith Paulin Mesidor graduated from Xavier High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times in track & field, specializing in jumps ... enjoyed conference and sectional championships as a senior in indoor and outdoor track & field ... nationally ranked as a senior ... also earned all-city and all-state honors ... named team MVP all four years, and was a team captain as a junior and senior ... has career bests of 22-11.75 in the long jump, 40-9.25 in the triple jump, 21.7 split in the 4x200-meter relay and 10.95 in the 100- meter dash ... was a member of the African American Culture Club, where he was President ... volunteered at the Strong Place Day Care Center and at The Caring Community ... wrote for the newspaper Lexicon ... born to Ketelie and Polynice Mesidor in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti ... has a sister, Jenny ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in science pre-professional studies with a minor in Africana studies.