Two-Time Pac-10 Finalist--110m HH
THIS YEAR: Senior Djeke Mambo should be one of the finer triple jumpers around in 2001 and will also have an impact in the long jump and high hurdles.
2000: Djeke showed why he was one of the most versatile athletes in the Pac-10 during his junior season, placing in the finals of three events at the Pac-10 Championships, while enduring an injury throughout the meet ... He finished fourth in the long jump (24-9 3/4w), sixth in the triple jump (50-8 3/4w) and fifth in the 110m HH (14.37w) ... One of the highlights of his season was a PR triple jump of 53-10 3/4 at the Trojan Invitational--second all-time on the USC charts ... Also finished 10th at the NCAAs with a mark of 52-0.
1999: Won the triple jump at the Trojan Invitational with a wind-aided jump of 51-4 1/4 ... Finished second with a season-best 14.15 in the 110m HH at the North Carolina Invitational ... Won the long jump at the USC-UCLA dual meet with a season-best 24-10 ... Finished in fifth and fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in the long jump (24-6 1/4) and triple jump (50-11 1/2), respectively.
1998: Finished third in the 110m HH at the Pac-10 Championships with a career-best 13.93 ... Recorded a pair of season bests while finishing third in both the long jump (23-11 3/4) and triple jump (51-11 3/4w) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet ... Broke the Belgium indoor 50m hurdles record.
PRIOR TO USC: Competed at the World Juniors.
PERSONAL: Djeke was born in Leuven, Belgium, on March 4, 1977 ... His full name is Djeke Lokuku Mambo ... His brother, Kedjeloba, was a four-year track and field athlete at USC who gradutated in 2000 ... Djeke is a business major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Long Jump - 25-0 1/2, Triple Jump - 53-10 3/4, 110m HH - 13.93.