Marshevet Hooker
Hooker at the 2011 World Championships Athletics in Daegu.
Personal information
Birth nameMarshevet Hooker
Nationality American
Born (1984-09-25) September 25, 1984 (age 39)
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight148 lb (67 kg)
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
College teamUniversity of Texas
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Daegu 4×100 m relay
World Athletics Final
Silver medal – second place 2008 Stuttgart 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Stuttgart 100 m
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Kingston 100 meters
Silver medal – second place 2002 Kingston 4x100 m relay

Marshevet Hooker (born September 25, 1984) is a professional sprinter, competing internationally for the United States and sponsored by adidas. Hooker participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China, finishing 5th in the 200 metres. In the 100 meters, Hooker became the fifth-fastest woman up to that point (under any conditions) when she ran a wind-aided 10.76 (+3.4) to win the first heat of the 100m quarterfinals at the 2008 Olympic Trials.

In June 2006, Hooker elected to forgo her final season of collegiate eligibility to pursue a professional track and field career. Hooker, an eight-time All-American, left the University of Texas as one of the most decorated student-athletes in the program's history.

Hooker, a corporate communications major, made her mark as one of the top athletes in collegiate track and field during the 2005 outdoor season, when she helped Texas to its fourth NCAA outdoor title. Hooker became UT's third NCAA 100-meter champion and its first since 1991, when she claimed the event in 11.14 seconds. She also anchored the 4x100-meter relay team to victory in 42.87, the third-fastest time in school history. Hooker took second in the long jump, finishing only behind eventual World champion and Olympic gold medalist Tianna Madison.

Hooker is coached by Olympic gold medalist Jon Drummond.

Career highlights

Personal bests

Personal life

Her sister, Destinee Hooker, is an indoor volleyball player who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ "Destinee Hooker". July 1, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.