- Ranked 12th in the world by the IAAF in the high jump in the youth division in 2007
- At the 2008 USA Junior Olympic meet, placed second in the high jump (6-10.75)
Sophomore (2012): Led the Bears during the indoor season with a best of 6-10.75 ... did not compete outdoors. Redshirt-Freshman (2011): Cleared 6-8.00 in the high jump at the Big Meet ... did not compete indoors. Freshman (2010): Cleared 6-6.25 in the high jump at Cal's opening indoor meet, the Cherry & Silver Invitational, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... redshirted outdoors. High School: Attended Castro Valley HS ... ran a PR 14.18 in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCS Meet of Champions in 2009, where he was second to future Cal teammate Chad Jones (14.14) ... won the high jump at the Sacramento Meet of Champions as a junior in 2008 (6-10) ... has a PR of 7-0.25 in the high jump, set in 2007 in Livermore, Calif. ... a national age-group champion three consecutive years ... runner-up in the state meet as a sophomore in '07 ... set Castro Valley school records in the high jump, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles ... also played varsity basketball and football. Personal: Born April 3, 1991, in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Maurice and Florence Valentine ... brother, Wendell, played football at Fresno State, and his father was a member of the track & field team at Long Beach State ... American studies major.
Career Best Marks
Event Mark Date
High Jump 6-10.75 (2.10m) Jan. 28, 2012