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Amy Acuff

Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975, Port Arthur, Texas) is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high jump specialist, she competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics as a member of USA Track and Field. Her best Olympic performance came at the 2004 Games, where her jump of 1.99 m earned her fourth place in the final.

She established herself domestically with wins at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1995 and 1997. At the age of 22, she became the Universiade champion, edging out Monica Iagăr in the 1997 high jump final. Acuff was the winner of the 1998 Hochsprung mit Musik meeting in Arnstadt, Germany, becoming the first non-European winner in the history of the event. She went on to win at the national championships in 2001, 2003, and 2005.

Her personal best is 2.01 m, which she achieved in Zürich on August 15, 2003.
While in high school in 1993 she was named the named the national Girl's "High School Athlete of the Year" by Track and Field News.

Competition record
* National Scholastic Indoor Champion: 1991, 1992
* Pan-Am Junior Champion: 1993
* NCAA Indoor Champion: 1994, 1995, 1997
* NCAA Outdoor Champion: 1995, 1996
* U.S. Outdoor Champion: 1995–1997, 2001–2007
* U.S. Indoor Champion: 2001, 2004, 2007–2008

Personal information
Full name : Amy Lyn Acuff
Nationality : American
Date of birth : July 14, 1975 (1975-07-14) (age 35)
Place of birth Port Arthur, Texas
Height : 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight : 145 lb (66 kg)
Country : United States
Sport : Track and field athletics
Event(s) : High jump
Club : UCLA Bruins
Team : USA Track & Field

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