Events: Weight Throw (69-3 1/4), Discus (150-2), Hammer Throw (187-1)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season ... Was the 15th-place finisher in the weight throw at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships while throwing a series-best of 65 feet, 0 1/2 inches at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium ... An SEC finalist in the event with a mark of 65-10 1/2 for ninth place at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won the weight throw title at the LSU Twilight meet with a personal-best mark of 69-3 1/4 to secure her spot in the NCAA field ... Moved into the No. 2 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw with her PR of 69-3 1/4, trailing only Denise Hinton's school-record mark of 73-11 from the 2014 season ... Also won the weight throw at the Purple Tiger Invitational (58-6 3/4) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (66-5 1/4) in meets held at the Carl Maddox Field House ... Placed third at the Auburn Invitational (62-1 /34) and fourth at the Iowa State Classic (64-8 3/4) ... Also threw the weight at the Commodore Invitational (62-10 3/4) and Razorback Invitational (61-10 1/2) during the indoor season ... Stepped into the hammer cage at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Columbia, South Carolina ... Threw her personal best of 187-1 in the event in a sixth-place finish at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Moved to No. 8 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw with her PR of 187-1 ... Threw 178-8 for third place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Added marks of 165-8 for eighth at the Bobcat Invitational and 180-6 for 34th at the Beach Invitational ... Ended the 2017 season with a personal best of 150-2 in the discus at the Battle on the Bayou where she finished in fifth place ... Also threw the discus at the Beach Invitational (132-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (124-6) ... Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU following her freshman season at Tulane in 2016 ... Set Tulane's school record with a personal best of 62-1 to grab and eighth-place individual finish in the weight throw at the 2016 American Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Also threw 61-11 in a sixth-place finish in the weight throw at the Indiana University Relays during the 2016 indoor season ... Ended her rookie season at the collegiate level as one of the all-time Top 10 throwers in the history of Tulane women's track and field in each of the shot put, discus and hammer throws ... Posted her best mark of 45-8 in the shot put at the Alabama Relays ... Threw a 2016 seasonal best of 140-4 to win the discus title at the Tulane Twilight Invitational ... Set a seasonal best of 147-5 in the hammer throw at the Baylor Invitational to highlight the 2016 outdoor season ... Was the New Balance Indoor Nationals Bronze Medalist in the weight throw as a high school senior in 2015 while throwing 55-9 3/4 at The Armory in New York ... A three-time Missouri Class 3A state champion thrower during her prep career at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis ... Twice a state champion in the shot put as a freshman in 2012 with a throw of 40-4 3/4 and as a junior in 2014 with a school-record throw of 44-9 1/4 ... Also crowned the Missouri Class 3A state champion in the discus during her senior season in 2015 with a school-record throw of 144-8 ... Won two state silver medals in the discus in 2015 and shot put in 2016 ... Helped lead her team at John Burroughs School to the team state championship in 2015 ... Set a personal best of 153-3 in the hammer throw during her high school career ... Also played basketball and volleyball as a high school standout at the John Burroughs School.
Full name is Jordan Alexandra McClendon ... Born on Sept. 16, 1996 ... Mother is Felicia McClendon ... Plans to major in psychology at LSU.