As a Redshirt-Junior: Outdoor- Jumped season-best long jump of 19-5.75 at the Patriot Open, winning the event…took fourth in the long jump at the Alabama Relays and fifth at the Maryland Invitational…placed sixth in the 100 meter dash at the Maryland Invitational…qualified for the ECAC Championships in the long jump, finishing eighth…competed at the NCAA Regional Championships in the long jump, finishing 18th.
As a Junior: Indoor Season-- ECAC qualifier in the long jump ... finished the season with the eighth best long jump in the ACC (19-2.75) and second best on the team ... finished eighth at the ACC Championships in the long jump ... registered her top jump at the Blue Heaven Rumble finishing fifth ... finished fifth at the Terrapin Invitational ... placed second in the long jump and the 200 at the Delaware Invitational ... Outdoor Season-- ECAC qualifier in the long jump ... finished sixth in the Eastern competition at the Penn Relays (18-8.75) ... had the best Terp performance at the ACC Championships finishing seventh (19-2.75) ... finished second at the Maryland Invitational with a season-best jump of 19-3.50... also placed fifth at the Alabama Relays.
As a Sophomore: Registered her season best in the long jump at the ECAC Outdoor Championships, finishing in third place with a jump of 19-11 … had her best performances of the season at the Bucknell Invitational by placing second in the long jump (18-7.50) and fifth in the triple jump (34-8) … jumped a season high in the triple jump at the George Mason Invitational (36-4.75) finishing fourth...at the same meet also finished fifth in the long jump … best finish during the outdoor season was at the Maryland Invitational in the long jump at 18-1.75.
As a Freshman: One of the more versatile performers, she competed in five different events during his first indoor season … earned her top career indoor finish of second in the triple jump (36-9) at the Delaware Indoor Invitational and in the long jump (17-11.75) at the Rhode Island Indoor Invitational … career best efforts in the long jump (18-2.50) at Delaware and in the triple jump (36-9.50) in the ACC Indoor Championships … competed in the heptathlon at the Alabama Relays.
Before Maryland: Graduated from Friendly High School in 1999 … earned all-state honors in the long jump in both 1998 and 1999 … the 1998 Prince George's County long jump champion … an All-Met honorable mention selection by the Washington Post in the long jump in 1998 … a member of the 1999 state championship 4x200 relay team.
Personal: Born Oct. 24, 1981 … Heather is the daughter of Lawan and David Houston.