|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
|High School:||McCluer Senior HS|
2011-12: Indoor: Finished ninth in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, narrowly missing out on All-American honors by one spot, jumping 6-9.5 ... competed in the high and triple jump at the MIAA Championships where he took third in the high jump with a distance of 2.10m (6-10.75), while jumping 6.75m (22-01.75) in the long jump ... Took second in the 400m at the UCM Classic in 50.66, while taking third in the long jump in 6.95m ... Outdoor: An All-American in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, Tanksley took 7th with a jump of 6-10.75 ... Took second in the high jump at the Emporia Twilight Meet where jumped 6-9.75 ... Ran the 200m in 21.94 and 400m in 50.16 at the MIAA Championships ... Took 4th in the high jump with a height of 6-7.5 at the Williams/Laptad Invitiational, while also taking 7th in the long jump with a distance of 6.88m (22-7), and 5th in the 400m (50.79)...
2010-2011: Outdoor: Qualifying with a 6’8.75” in the High Jump at MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (5/7/11)… 23’4” at ESU Sam Williams Qualifier (5/14/11) in the Long Jump…
In High School - ran track for coach Phil Wollbrinck at McCluer High School. Tanksley was a state qualifier for the Comets and ranks as the top all-time jumper in the school's history.
Personal - a business major...born May 23, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo...son of Tracey Tanksley.