Damion

Thomas

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Hurdles
Height: 6'2"
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Sunrise, Fla.
High School: Northeast HS
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

Events: 60 Hurdles (7.75), 100 (10.89), 110 Hurdles (13.44), 200 (IND: 21.89, OUT: 21.78)

2018 U20 World Champion (110m Hurdles)
2x All-American
2x All-SEC
2018 SEC Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year
2018 All-SEC Freshman Team
U20 World Record Holder – 110m Hurdles – 12.99 (39 inch hurdles)
2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist (60 Hurdles)
2017 Texas Relays Champion (110m Hurdles)
2016 Gatorade Florida Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year
2016 Jamaican Junior Champion (110m Hurdles)
2016 Carifta Games U-18 Champion (110m Hurdles)
3x Florida State Champion (110m Hurdles)

Top 10 LSU Marks
No. 2 – 110m Hurdles – 13.44
No. 6 – 60m Hurdles – 7.75

2018 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Earned First Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 110 meter hurdles with a third-place finish in a time of 13.45 ... clocked the second-fastest time in school history during the prelims of the NCAA Championships with a personal best of 13.44 ... set the U20 world record at the junior height (39 inches) at the 2018 Jamaican Championships in Kingston with a time of 12.99 ... top freshman finisher in the 110 meter hurdles at the SEC Championships with a time of 13.64 to take third overall ... won four 110 meter hurdle titles throughout his freshman season at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational (13.79), Texas Relays (13.43w), Battle on the Bayou (13.65) and the Miami Hurricane Invitational (13.78) ... took silver at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 13.58 ... finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles at the LSU Invitational (13.90) ... placed ninth in the 200 meter dash at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with a readout of 21.78 ... clocked a time of 10.66w at the Louisiana Classics to place ninth in the 100 meter dash.

2018 INDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Earned First Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles (8.25) ... top freshman finisher in the 60 meter hurdles at the SEC Championships with a time of 7.82 to take third overall ... ran the sixth-fastest 60 meter hurdle time in program history at the Razorback Invitational to claim gold ... registered first-place finishes in the 60 meter hurdles at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.84), Larry Wieczorek Invitational (7.80), Tyson Invitational (7.76) and LSU Twilight (7.90) ... claimed a second-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles at the Corky Classic with a readout of 8.00 ... took sixth in the 200 meter dash at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational with a time of 22.36.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top sprint hurdle recruits in the United States in the Class of 2017 … The No. 3-ranked hurdler in the U.S. high school ranks during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2017 ... Earned All-America honors as the silver medalist in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Clocked the third-fastest time in the country for the 2017 season with a personal best of 7.64 seconds in the final at New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Won his third-straight Florida Class 3A state championship in the 110 hurdles as a senior at Northeast High School ... Senior season also highlighted by a victory in the sprint hurdles at the 2017 Texas Relays with a seasonal-best time of 13.43 (+1.1) to rank third nationally ... Honored as the Gatorade Florida Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year for his performance as a junior at Northeast High School in 2016 … Captured the Florida High School Athletic Association Region 4-3A title in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.42 (-0.2) in the high school hurdles … 2016 seasonal best ranked No. 2 nationally among hurdlers in the Class of 2017 and No. 4 nationally among athletes of all high school classifications … Went on to defend his state championship in the 110 hurdles with a winning run of 13.84 (-1.1) at the 2016 FHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Also crowned the FHSAA District 15-3A Champion in the sprint hurdles as a junior in 2016 … Represented Jamaica on the international stage at the Carifta Games in St. George's, Grenada, and IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, during the 2016 season … Crowned the Carifta Games Under-18 Champion with a blistering wind-aided time of 13.32 (+3.7) in the hurdle final … Did not finish his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Junior Championships after cruising through the qualifying round with a run of 13.48 (-0.8) … Earned his spot on Team Jamaica for the IAAF World Junior Championships after being crowned the Jamaican Junior Champion with a winning time of 13.50 (-3.2) in the national final … Also captured hurdle titles at the Golden South Invitational (13.85), Broward County Athletic Association Championships (14.06), BCAA North Qualifier (14.35) and Louie Bing Classic (14.43) during his junior season in 2016 … Crowned a Florida State Champion for the first time as a sophomore in 2015 while running 13.73 (+1.4) in the final at the FHSAA Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Swept District 13-4A (13.97) and Region 4-4A (13.87) titles en route to the state title in 2015 … Won prestigious hurdle titles at the Pepsi Florida Relays (13.64), BCAA Championships (13.74) and Golden South Classic (13.80) during the 2015 season … Scored the Class 4A state silver medal in the 110 hurdles as a freshman in 2014 after running 14.29 in the state final … Won District 13-4A (14.60) and Region 4-4A (14.05) titles for the first time during the 2014 season … Won the sprint hurdles in his age group at the 2014 AAU Club Championships with a winning time of 14.27.

PERSONAL
Full name is Damion Dushaun Thomas, Jr. … Born on June 29, 1999 … Parents are Damion, Sr., and Duchane Thomas … Has one brother and one sister … Both parents ran track at Florida A&M … An outstanding student during his prep career at Atlantic Technical College & High School while maintaining a 4.2 weighted grade-point average … Plans to major in biomedical engineering at LSU.

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