Where Are They Now – Carmelita Jeter (T&F)

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CARSON — As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our first intercollegiate athletic team at Cal State Dominguez Hills, we will be highlighting CSUDH student-athlete alumni who made significant contributions to their teams during their time in Cardinal and Gold. These spotlights will showcase the impact that a Cal State Dominguez Hills student-athlete had while competing, as well as the impact he or she currently is making as a professional.* * * * *This spotlight shines on Carmelita Jeter, a 6-time track and field All-American at CSUDH and the fastest woman alive.Also known as the “Jet,” the sprints specialist won three medals during the 2012 Summer Olympics, helping team USA set a world record en route to a gold medal in the 4×100 relay, also adding a silver in the 100 meter dash and a bronze in the 200 meter dash.  Jeter also is the proud possessor of three of the top 10 times ever run in the 100 meter dash.What have you been up to since setting the bar athletically at CSUDH with your All-Americas, records set and Olympic honors?
Well, I’ve been up to a lot. 🙂  In addition to being the first-ever Toro to qualify for the Olympics, in which I was the first woman to win all three medals, I have been doing tons of philanthropy work and motivational speaking.  Currently, I’m now at Division 1 Missouri State University as the sprints and hurdles coach for the track and field program.How did winning those awards and being recognized as one of the top track and field athletes in the nation at that time help you in your current career as both an Olympian and coach?
Winning my medals, traveling the world and being a positive role model has truly helped my coaching.  I bring so much experience, both good and bad, to the table, and I know how it feels to achieve …

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