LaMark Carter

LaMark Carter (born August 23, 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American former triple jumper. His personal best was 17.44 m (57 ft 2+12 in), achieved in June 1998 in New Orleans. He was the silver medallist at the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships and also the 1999 Pan American Games. He was a three-time national champion at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (1998, 1999 and 2001).

He made the USA Olympic Team in 2000 but did not medal in the Sydney Games. At the US 2004 Olympic Team Trials he tested positive for the banned substance salbutamol.[1] Carter was a three-time participant at the World Championships in Athletics.

He attended Captain Shreve High School and collegiately he competed for the Northwestern State Demons and Lady Demons. He holds the triple jump meet record for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, having jumped 16.93 m (55 ft 6+12 in) in 1998.[2]

National titles

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 16.80 m
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 16.62 m
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 4th
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th (q) 16.51 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 8th (q) 16.67 m
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 3rd 17.07 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Moscow, Russia 5th 16.57 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 5th 17.20 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd 16.98 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 17.10 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 17.09 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th (q) 16.47 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 5th 15.80 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th (q) 16.60 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd 16.83 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th (q) 16.47 m

See also


  1. ^ Anti-Doping – Disqualifications and Public WarningsUSATF
  2. ^ Records. New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. Retrieved on 2015-09-06.

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