Travis Padgett
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1986-12-13) December 13, 1986 (age 37)
Shelby, North Carolina, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
College teamClemson University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 9.89 s (Eugene 2008)
200m: 20.32 s (Tallahassee 2008)

Travis Padgett (born December 13, 1986) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for the United States.[1] He was an All-American and national champion sprinter at Clemson University.

He broke the NCAA collegiate record at the 2008 US Olympic Trials qualifiers; recording a time of 9.89 seconds. This brought him into the top twenty fastest athletes in the 100 meters event, and the top ten American athletes.[2] In the final of the Olympic Trials, Padgett recorded a wind assisted time of 9.85 s but finished in fourth position. This meant he did not qualify for the Olympic event.[3] Padgett represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Rodney Martin, Darvis Patton and Tyson Gay. In their qualification heat they did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1]

At the beginning of the 2009 athletics season, he decided to turn professional, leaving the collegiate system.[4]

Personal bests

Event Time Venue Date
60 meters 6.56 seconds Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States March 10, 2007
100 meters 9.89 seconds Eugene, Oregon, United States June 26, 2008
200 meters 20.32 seconds Tallahassee, Florida, United States May 31, 2008


  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Travis Padgett". Archived from the original on 2008-09-09. Retrieved August 29, 2008.
  2. ^ 100 Metres All Time. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  3. ^ Travis Padgett Bio. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  4. ^ Padgett gears up for Millrose. USATF (2009-01-27). Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  5. ^ "Padgett, Travis biography". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2008-11-03.