Kerri Furbert, a graduate from Warwick Academy, has recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Missouri (Mizzou Tigers) and to compete for their Track and Field Team for the Fall Semester 2012.
Furbert has had a long history in Track and Field. As a youngster she was prominent in Cross Country and Middle Distance. In 2008 she broke the Middle Schools Over 13 Girls Long Jump record with a leap of 5.22m. Recently she was selected to represent Bermuda in Long Jump at the 2012 Carifta Games where she finished 5th in the U20 Girls Final.
Furbert was introduced to the possibility of attending the University of Missouri by her Coach Mr. Brian Wellman. The link was established through a long relationship in which Wellman had with the Sprint and Jumps Coach of Missouri, Kareem Streete-Thompson.
Streete-Thompson holds personal-best marks of 9.96 in the 100m dash and 8.63m (28-3 ¾) in the long jump and is the only person other than Carl Lewis to jump over 28 feet and run under ten seconds. Being no stranger to Bermuda Athletes Mr. Streete-Thompson competed against Wellman, Devon Bean and others from his childhood years, throughout Carifta Games and University.
The Mizzou Tigers have recently joined the SEC (South East Conference) and will be competing against legendary Universities such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbuilt. In addition to joining the Track and Field team, Furbert will be looking to Major in Computer Information Systems within the Engineering Department.
The Bermuda Track and Field Association wishes Furbert every success in her future as she continues to develop her Track and Field skills and fulfill her educational ambitions.