Carmelita Jeter

B.A., Physical Education, 2006

Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter is a three-time Olympic medalist and world record holder. She is the most decorated track and field athlete in the history of CSUDH, and is the university’s first Olympian.

In 2009—her third season on the professional track and field circuit—Carmelita earned the title of “Fastest Woman Alive” when she set a record time of 10.67 in the 100m at the 2009 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.

During the 2012 Olympics, Carmelita anchored the U.S. Olympic 4x100m relay team to take home gold. She became the first athlete to ever medal in both the 100m and 200m race at an Olympic Games, taking home the silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m.