Events: 60H (8.35), 100H (13.83), Long Jump (IN: 19-5 1/2; OUT: 20-5 ½w/20-1 3/4), Triple Jump (38-3)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the long jump for the first time in her collegiate career ... Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida, where she placed 41st in the long jump ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the long jump title at Miami's Hurricane Twilight with a wind-legal personal best of 20 feet, 1 3/4 inches (+1.0) ... Also raced to a wind-legal PR of 13.83 (+0.2) for second place in the 100-meter hurdles at the Hurricane Twilight ... Finished in 22nd place in both events at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a prelim time of 14.01 (+1.5) in the 100 hurdles and a mark of 18-9 1/4 (+1.4) in the long jump ... Jumped 20-1 for second place in the long jump at the Texas Invitational ... Also finished runner-up in the event in the B section at the Texas Relays with a mark of 19-4 (+1.0) ... Placed fourth overall at the LSU Invitational with a jump of 19-11 1/2 (+0.2) ... Also led off LSU's winning shuttle hurdle relay at the LSU Invitational with a time of 53.21 ... Competed in both the 60-meter hurdles and long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished 14th in qualifying in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.43 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Placed 23rd overall in the long jump at the indoor conference meet ... Slashed a half second off her PR in the 60 hurdles over the course of the season with a career-best time of 8.35 for fifth place at the LSU Twilight ... Clocked back-to-back personal bests at the LSU Twilight as she also ran 8.41 in the preliminary round ... Posted a time of 8.46 in the 60 hurdles at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama ... Won two long jump titles during the indoor season at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (19-4 3/4) and LSU High Performance Meet (19-0) ... Jumped an indoor PR of 19-5 1/2 for third place overall at the LSU Twilight.
Competed in both the long jump and sprint hurdles during her rookie season with the Lady Tigers in 2015 … Debuted in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Starkville, Mississippi … Jumped a wind-legal mark of 18-1 3/4 (+1.1) for 20th place in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Hurdled a wind-legal 14.25 (+1.3) for 21st place in the qualifying round of the 100 hurdles at the conference meet … Jumped an outdoor seasonal best of 19-1 ½ (-1.0) in a sixth-place finish in the long jump at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Hurdled a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 13.97 (+2.3) for 16th place in the 100 hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold … Raced to a wind-legal seasonal best of 14.15 (-0.1) in a 10th-place finish at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Also ran the 100-meter hurdles at the Louisiana Classics (14.61), Battle on the Bayou (14.29w) and LSU Invitational (14.86) during the outdoor season … Finished runner-up in the long jump at the Battle on the Bayou with a wind-aided jump of 18-5 ¾ (+4.0) … Bagged the bronze medal at the Jim Click Shootout with a mark of 18-3 ¾ (+1.6) … Outdoor season was highlighted by running the leadoff leg of LSU’s winning shuttle hurdle relay team that clocked 54.22 in the Championship of America final at the 121st Penn Relays … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump during the indoor season … Clocked back-to-back personal bests of 8.82 in the preliminary and semifinal rounds in a 10th-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the Razorback Invitational … Hurdled at the LSU Invitational (9.10), Auburn Indoor Invitational (9.00), Rod McCravy Memorial (8.88), New Mexico Classic (8.97), LSU High Performance Meet and LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Jumped a seasonal-best mark of 18-5 ¾ for an eighth-place finish in her long jump debut with the Lady Tigers at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Also eclipsed the 18-foot mark at the Razorback Invitational with a jump of 18-0 ½ for eighth place overall.
PRIOR TO LSU
An outstanding prospect in the hurdles and jumps during her prep career at Rockledge Senior High School … Signed with the Lady Tigers with a wind-legal personal best of 14.10 in the 100-meter hurdles and a wind-aided personal best of 20-5 ½ in the long jump … Crowned the Class 2A state champion in the long jump in the state of Florida during her senior season after jumping a wind-legal seasonal best of 19-5 in the state final at the 2014 Florida High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Also capped her prep career by winning the Florida Class 2A state silver medal in the 100 hurdles as a senior in 2014 … Captured a pair of Florida Class 2A state silver medals in both the 100 hurdles (14.10) and long jump (19-2 ½) to wrap up her junior season for Rockledge Senior High School … Led Rockledge Senior High School to a runner-up finish for the Class 2A state championship in 2013 … Swept District 12-2A and Region 3-2A titles in the 100-meter hurdles to qualify for the Class 2A state meet in the event … Also followed a silver-medal-winning runner-up finish at the District 12-2A meet with a gold-medal-winning jump of 20-0 at the Region 3-2A meet en route to a berth in the state meet in 2013 … Jumped her wind-aided seasonal best and personal best of 20-5 ½ in winning the long jump title at the 2013 Cape Coast Conference Championships … Ended the 2013 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 5-ranked long jumper under all conditions at the prep level among all classifications and the No. 2-ranked member in the Class of 2014 with her best of 20-5 ½w … Ran a career-best wind-aided time of 14.06 (+2.7) in the 100 hurdles during 2014 outdoor season at the Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida. … Emerged as one of Florida’s top young track and field prospects with an outstanding sophomore season outdoors in 2012 … Crowned the Florida Class 2A state champion in the triple jump with a personal best and seasonal best of 38-3 (+1.0) at the 2012 state meet … Also won a pair of Class 2A silver medals in the 100 hurdles and long jump during her sophomore season at Rockledge High School … Swept District 12-2A and Region 3-2A titles in each of the 100 hurdles, long jump and triple jump during the 2012 season en route to an appearance in each event at the 2012 FHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Championships … Jumped a seasonal best of 19-11 ½ in winning the long jump during the 2012 Region 3-2A Championships.
Full name is Danielle Linda Phillips … Born on July 18, 1995 … Parents are Willie Phillips and Shannon Floyd … Has two older siblings, Chad Kendall and Korey Kendall … An honor student during her prep career at Rockledge Senior High School while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or better … Was also a member of the prestigious International Cambridge Program … Majoring in psychology.