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Shamar Sands
Shamar Sands

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nassau, Bahamas

Last College:
St. Augustine's College

Height:
5-11

Event:
Hurdles

2007 NCAA Indoor All-American (60m hurdles)
2003 Indoor All-American (60m hurdles)
2003 NCAA Indoor runner-up (60m hurdles)
World Junior Championships Bronze Medallist

2007 Indoor: Qualified for nationals with a 7.17-second 55m hurdles at the Diet Pepsi Invitational ... Qualified for the 60m hurdles finals at NCAAs with a time of 7.75, but false started in the finals ... Ran a time of 7.77 in the SEC Championship prelims, but did not finish the final race because of an injury ... Posted a season-best time of 7.74 to finish second at the Tyson Invitational ... Won the 60m hurdles at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 7.88.

2006 Outdoor: Qualfied for the NCAA Championships in the 110m hurdles, reaching the semifinals by posting a time of 13.88 in the prelims ... Had a season-best mark of 13.72 seconds at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Finished fifth at the SEC Championships in 13.87 seconds ... First competition of the season wasn't until the Penn Relays, where he placed fourth in the Olympic Developmental 110m hurdles in 14 seconds flat.

2006 Indoor: Competed in just two meets during the indoor season ... Stumbled in the 55m hurdles at the SEC Championships, finishing 21st in the prelims ... Was fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational in 7.94 seconds.

2005 Outdoor: Had limited competition while rehabbing from injury ... First meet was at the SEC Outdoor Championships, where he placed fourth in the 110m hurdles in 13.80 ... His time of 13.80 ranks him fourth on Auburn's all-time list ... Also ran the 110m hurdles at the Mideast Regional, advancing to the finals.

2005 Indoor: Did not compete.

2004 Outdoor: Did not compete after Sun Angel Classic due to injury...Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic.

2004 Indoor: At the NCAA Championships, placed 14th in the 60m hurdles...Competed at the Gator Invite in the hurdles...Notched a provisional mark with his second place finish.

2003 Outdoor: Finished the season at the Mideast Regional Championships where he placed 14th in the 110m hurdles in 14.20...Took ninth in the 110m hurdles in a time of 13.93 at the SEC Championships...Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles (13.95) at the Sea Ray Relays...Opened the outdoor season as part of the sprint medley relay that took second at Texas Relays in a time of 3:14.54.

2003 Indoor: Earned All-American honors when he finished second in the 60m hurdles in a time of 7.59 at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Placed fifth in the 60m hurdles (7.82c) and 11th in the 60m (6.78c) at the SEC Championship...Took second with a NCAA automatic time of 7.70 in the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invite...Posted a provisional time of 7.82c in the 60m hurdles at the Gator Invite, taking sixth...Claimed first place in the 60m hurdles (7.75) at the SEC Challenge.

High School: Bronze medallist in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships...Named Junior Male Athlete of the Year by the Bahamas Association.

Personal: Born on April 30, 1985...Son of Tyrone and Virnetta Sands...Has three siblings, Sherea (11), Sherado (23) and Jason (28)...Cousin of former Auburn standout jumper Leevan Sands...Majoring in accounting...Nickname is "Sham"...In his free time likes to play video games, listen to music and watch TV.

Personal Bests: 110m Hurdles - 13.72; 60m Hurdles - 7.59