|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
|High School:||McCluer Senior HS|
2012-13: Indoor: A NCAA Indoor National Championship qualifer in the high jump, Tanksley finished 12th with a jump of 6-8.75...Earned All-MIAA honors finishing second at the MIAA Championships in the high jump with a season-best jump of 2.1m (6-10.75) while also competing in the long jump finishing 11th jumping 6.67m (21-10.75)...Won the high jump at the UCM Invite with a leap of 2.07m (6-9.5) and finished third in the long jump with a leap of 6.65m (21-10)...Finished ninth at the Tyson Invitational in the high jump with a leap of 2.02m (6-7.5)...Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the MSSU Lion Invite finishing third in the HJ with a jump of 2.00m (6-6.75) and sixth in the TJ with a jump of 6.92m (22-8.5)...Finished seventh in the high jump at the KU Classic jumping 2.00m (6-6.75)...Finished second in the high jump at the MSSU Open Invite with a leap of 2.00m (6-6.75)... Outdoor: Earned All-MIAA honors on both the 4x100m & 4x400m relays finishing second in both events...Also competed at the MIAA Championships finishing 5th in the high jump with a leap of 2.02m (6-7.5) while taking 10th in the LJ with a jump of 6.97m (22-10.5) and running the 400m in 51.81...Finished second in the high jump at the Bill Williams/ Bob Laptad Invite jumping 1.99m (6-6.25) while also competing in the long jump with a leap of 6.81m (22-4.25)...Won both the high and long jump at the Dewey Allgood Invite hosted at Missouri S&T leaping 2.03m (6-8) in the high jump and long jumping 6.95m (22-9.75)...Finished third in the 400m at the PSU Gorilla Classic running 49.18...Finished third in the high jump at the ESU Relays leaping 1.97m (6-5.5) while also running the 400m at 49.04...Competed in the long jump and the 400 meters at the PSU Wendy's Invite jumping 6.77m and running 49.53....Ran the 400m at the UNLV Invite running 50.27.
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: Indoor: ... 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.