27 (July 13, 1985)
College: Hinds Community College
Hometown: Coldwater, MS
Residence: Raymond, MS
60m 6.45A (2012)
100m 9.95 (2010)
200m 20.37 (2009)
- 2012 Olympic silver medalist, 4x100m Relay
- American Record holder, 4x100m Relay
- 2012 USATF Indoor Champion, 60m
- 2nd, 2010 USATF Outdoor Championships, 100m
- 3rd, 2010 USATF Indoor Championships, 60m
- 4th, 2010 and 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, 60m
- 2005 National Junior College Champion, 200m
- 2006 National Junior College Indoor Champion, 60m
- 2006 National Junior College Indoor Champion, 200m
- 2004 World Junior Champion, 4x100m
- 2004 World Junior Record-holder, 4x100m
- 5-time All-American
In his senior year playing football at Coldwater High School, Trell Kimmons caught 13 touchdown passes and made four interceptions, so it’s no surprise that the University of Alabama recruited him for the gridiron. But Trell took his speed to Hinds Community College, where he won three individual national championships and set national championship indoor meet records at 60m and 200m. His time of 6.53 seconds for 60m ranked him as the fifth-fastest man in the world indoors for 2006, at just 20 years old.
Trell calls his chance to run as a pro “a blessing,” appreciating the opportunity to travel and “to compete against the guys I watched on TV.” Trell won three races – including a 100m/200m double in Italy – in 2006, his first season on the European circuit.
Following a runner-up finish at the US Indoor Championships, Trell sprinted to his best ever showing in a global championship final, placing fourth in the final of the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar. That summer, Trell repeated his runner-up finish at the US Championships, this time over 100m. After a number of top finishes in a number of Diamond League 100m finals across Europe, Trell took a tenth of a second off of his lifetime best to win the Men's 100m at the Weltklasse in Zurich in a time of 9.95sec, marking Trell's first time under the classic 10 second barrier.