Trell Kimmons – Sports Hall of Fame

by | Sep 15, 2022 | Foundation

Track and Field (2005-2006)

Trell Kimmons of Coldwater began his story of greatness as a sprinter at Coldwater High School, where he established himself as one of the top 100-meter sprinters in the nation. He also spent time on the gridiron and was rated as a two-star recruit on the recruiting site,

He got his first taste of the big stage when he was a part of a gold medal 4×100-meter relay team that set a junior world record at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

His winning ways continued when he came to Raymond to join the Hinds track and field program. During his two seasons, Kimmons was decorated with three national championships, including a win in the 200-meter dash at the 2005 outdoor meet and two victories in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the 2006 indoor meet.

Kimmons turned pro in 2006 and signed a deal with Adidas. He competed in several national and world championships including the 2010 TAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Kimmons would end up being a three-time member of Team USA at the World Indoor Championships.

Shortly after turning pro, Kimmons set a personal best time in the 100-meter dash at 9.95 seconds, which made him the 72nd sprinter in history to break the 10-second barrier. Kimmons also set personal bests in the 60-meter with a time of 6.45 seconds and the 200-meter with a time of 20.37 seconds during his pro career.

In 2012, he was a member of the 2012 USA Olympic Team. Kimmons was the first leg of the 4×100-meter relay that won the silver medal and set an American record time of 37.04 seconds at the London Olympics.

Currently, Kimmons remains active in the community by mentoring and volunteer coaching youth in north Mississippi. He owns a cleaning business and a salon.