Davis has now claimed triple jump titles at the NCAA Championships, both indoor and outdoor, as well as the crown at the USA Outdoor Championships this year.
Walter Davis, shown here winning the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June, won the triple jump competition Tuesday, July 2, at Athletissima, an international meet in Sweden. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Davis, who led LSU to the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship, was a nine-time All-American in his two seasons at LSU and a four-time national champion. He won four NCAA triple jump titles -- both indoor and outdoor in 2001 and 2002 -- while completing the horizontal jump double at this year's outdoor championships in Baton Rouge with a leap of 26-6 1/4 in the long jump. Davis was recently named the SEC Male Athlete of the Year.