Jaron

Flournoy

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Sprints
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
City/State: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Westland John Glenn HS
Major: Undecided
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

Events: 60M (6.78), 100M (10.56), 200M (IN: 20.98; OUT: 20.24), 400M (IN: 47.35; OUT: 47.37)

NCAA Champion
2-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

2017
One of the NCAA's elite 200-meter sprinters during his sophomore season in 2017 ... Broke through with a big personal best of 20.24 seconds in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to earn a spot in the NCAA semifinals for the first time in his career ... Ran 20.24 into a -0.5 headwind at Kentucky's Outdoor Track & Field Facility in Lexington to place fifth overall in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Moved into the No. 8 spot on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the men's 200-meter dash ... Clocked 20.70 (+1.0) for 16th place overall in the first round of NCAA qualifying ... Was the 10th-place finisher nationally in the 200-meter semifinals at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran 20.51 (+1.6) in the national semifinals at Oregon's Hayward Field ... 13th in the qualifying round at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a wind-aided time of 20.64 (+2.3) ... Crowned an SEC Champion in the 4x100-meter relay for the second-straight season ... Anchored the Tigers to a title-defending 38.71 at the SEC Championships ... Also anchored the Tigers to the NCAA semifinals with times of 38.75 in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and 38.89 in the semifinals as Hayward Field ... The anchor leg of LSU's winning sprint relay teams at the Texas Relays (38.97), Battle on the Bayou (39.72), Mt. SAC Relays (38.57) and SEC Relays (38.88) during the outdoor season ... Added a personal-best performance in the 400-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou, running 47.37 for fifth place overall ... A staple on LSU's 4x400-meter relay team throughout the 2017 season ... Earned All-America honors as the second leg of LSU's 4x400 relay that placed fourth nationally at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 5.53 seconds ... Split 46.96 on the second leg at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Led off LSU's mile relay team to a fifth place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:05.45 that earned the Tigers qualification to the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Later ran the secod leg of LSU's fourth-place team at the SEC Outdoor Championships where the Tigers ran 3:02.84 ... Split 45.94 as the second leg of the team that ran a seasonal best 3:02.80 in a runner-up finish at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Ran only the 200-meter dash individually during the indoor season ... Ran an indoor personal best of 20.98 in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships before placing seventh in the final with a time of 21.25 ... Won the 200-meter title at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 21.01 ... Member of LSU's school-record-setting distance medley relay team at the Alex Wilson Invitational as he ran the 400-meter leg on the foursome that crossed the finish line sixth with a time of 9:31.66.

2016
Crowned an NCAA Champion in the 4x100-meter relay as he teamed with Renard Howell, Tremayne Acy and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake for a record-setting performance at the 2016 NCAA Divsion I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Led off LSU's sprint relay team that smashed the Hayward Field record at the University of Oregon with a winning time of 38.42 seconds in the national final to win the program's ninth NCAA title in the event all-time ... Also led off the 4x100-meter relay team that destroyed the meet record at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by nearly two tenths of a second with the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.33 at the University of Alabama ... Placed 18th in the 100 meters (10.63) and 14th in the 200 meters (20.81) in his debut appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 200-meter dash while lining up at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in his rookie season with the Tigers ... Followed a wind-legal time of 20.86 (+0.2) in the first round of NCAA qualifying with a wind-aided run of 20.71 (+4.3) for 17th place overall in the national quarterfinals ... Led off the Tigers to a run of 39.04 for the fastest sprint relay time at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA semifinal in the event ... Also ran on winning 4x100-meter relays at the Hurricane Twilight (39.33), Texas Invitational (38.95) and LSU Alumni Gold (38.94) ... Led off LSU's winning 4x400-meter relay at the LSU Invitational with a time of 3 minutes, 3.25 seconds ... Opened his outdoor season by finishing runner-up in the 200 meters at Miami's Hurricane Twilight with a wind-legal personal best of 20.69 (+0.5) ... Sprinted to his fastest 200 meters under all conditions at the LSU Alumni Gold with a wind-aided 20.53 (+3.6) for fifth place overall ... Also ran the 200 meters outdoors at the Texas Invitational, finishing eighth with a time of 20.68 (+2.4) ... Ran in just three meets during the indoor season after joining the Tigers as a mid-term enrollee ... Won the 200-meter title in the college division at the Tyson Invitational with an indoor PR of 21.09 ... Ran an altitude-adjusted 21.73 in his collegiate debut at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic ... Lined up in the 200 meters in his debut appearance at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Also ran the 400-meter leg on LSU's distance medley relay team that placed 10th overall at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:50.69 ... Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the nation's elite high school printers during his senior season indoors in 2015 … Cracked the Top 10 of the national high school rankings in four sprint events for the 2015 indoor season … Opened his senior season indoors by running a personal-best time of 6.78 to win the 60-meter title at the Michigan Indoor Track Series meet held at the University of Michigan on Jan. 2 … Ranked No. 6 among high school sprinters nationally in the 60-meter dash for the 2015 indoor season with his 6.78 personal best … Followed in February by clocking an indoor personal best of 21.16 for a victory in the boy's 200-meter final at the Kentucky High School Invitational held at the Nutter Field House in Lexington on Feb. 21 … Ranked No. 4 among high school sprinters nationally in the 200 meters for the 2015 season with his indoor PR of 21.16 … Also won back-to-back 200-meter titles at the MITS meet held at Saginaw Valley State University with a time of 21.36 and the Spire High School Showcase with a time of 21.38 in February 2015 … Crowned the 200-meter champion while running for Michigan All-Stars at the at the 2015 MITS Indoor State Championships held at Bob Sparks Track in Ypsilanti … Clocked a lifetime personal best of 47.35 to win the 400-meter title at an MITS meet also held at Saginaw Valley State on Jan. 17 … Ranked No. 5 among high school sprinters nationally in the 400 meters for the 2015 indoor season with his lifetime best time of 47.35 … Placed third in the 300 meters at the 2015 Armory Track Invitational with the sixth-fastest time nationally at 33.93 in the final run on Jan. 31 … Competed in both the 60 meters and 200 meters at the 2015 New Balance Indoor Nationals held at The Armory in New York … Placed sixth in the final of the 60-meter dash at New Balance Indoors after running 6.90 in the first round of qualifying, 6.85 in the semifinal and 6.83 in the final at The Armory … Also placed 12th overall in qualifying in the 200 meters with a time of 21.95 at New Balance Indoors in 2015 … Followed outdoors by qualifying for finals in both the 100 meters and 200 meters in the 17-18 age group at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships held in Norfolk, Virginia … Clocked back-to-back wind-legal times of 10.63 en route to the 100-meter final at the AAU Junior Olympics … Was the fastest qualifier into the 200-meter final at the AAU Junior Olympics after running personal-best times of 21.01 (+4.5) wind-aided and 21.07 (+0.8) wind-legal in the qualifying rounds … Did not line up in either final in his appearance at the AAU Junior Olympics to cap his 2015 season … Swept Michigan's Division I state championships in the 100 meters and 200 meters while competing for John Glenn High School as a senior in 2015 … Raced to his wind-legal PR of 10.56 (+1.0) in the state final of the 100-meter dash to win the 2015 state title … Also posted a wind-aided time of 21.25 (+5.3) in the state final of the 200-meter dash to complete his sweep of 2015 state championships … Also swept regional titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints to highlight his senior season at John Glenn High School … Emerged as one of the elite sprint talents in the state of Michigan during his junior season in 2014 when he was crowned the Division I state bronze medalist in the 200 meters with a time of 21.90 (-0.2) in the state final … First swept regional 100-meter and 200-meter titles during his junior season in 2014 … Clocked seasonal-best times of 10.68 (+0.8) in the 100 meters and 21.53 (+1.3) in the 200 meters in the qualifying rounds at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jaron Chavez Flournoy … Born on Nov. 24, 1996 … Parents are Malon and Charnell Flournoy … Has five younger siblings named James, Jada, Jordyn, Janell and Janae … Mother ran track in college … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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