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Rodney Brown
Position: Throws
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Chappell Hill, Texas
High School: Navasota HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 05/21/1993
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Rodney Brown Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/30/2014

Events: Shot Put (IN: 58-9 ¼; OUT: 57-10 ½), Weight Throw (61-5 ½), Discus (210-10)

All-American
SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

2014
Capped a historic junior season by earning a 10th-place finish nationally in the men’s discus throw at the NCAA Division I  Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Threw a series-best of 191 feet, 10 inches in qualifying to just miss earning a spot in the national final of the event … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals as the top performer at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida, throwing the top  mark in the field at 207-10 at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium … An All-SEC performer in the discus for the second-straight season as he threw a series-best of 200-4 for a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in defense of his SEC crown at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Smashed LSU’s 25-year-old school record in the men’s discus with his seasonal-best throw of 210-10 in winning the event title at the 120th Penn Relays … Broke the previous school record of 209-1 set by former NCAA Champion John Nichols during the 1989 season … Also broke the 18-year-old Penn Relays meet record of 210-0 set by Wake Forest’s Andy Bloom during the 1996 season … Was honored as the Penn Relays’ College Men’s Athlete of the Meet for Individual Events following his record-setting victory at the Penn Relays … Ended the 2014 collegiate season as the NCAA’s No. 4-ranked performer in the discus with his school record of 210-10 … Also won discus titles during the outdoor season at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (203-0), LSU Alumni Gold (191-10) and LSU Invitational (207-10) … First set his personal best during the 2014 outdoor season with a throw of 206-5 in a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays … Was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Texas Relays … Finished runner-up in the event at the Jim Mize Invitational (191-0) and Battle on the Bayou (200-5) … Threw the shot put just twice during the outdoor season, earning third-place finishes at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (55-6 ¼) and LSU Invitational (52-6) … Competed primarily in the shot put during the indoor season … Earned a 16th-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a put of 52-0 ¾ … Threw a lifetime personal best of 58-9 ¼ in a runner-up finish in the event at the Texas A&M Triangular … Also finished runner-up in the event at the Auburn Indoor Invitational with a season-opening mark of 57-4 ¼ … Finished in fifth place at the Aggie Invitational (57-2 ¾), sixth place at the New Mexico Team Invitational (56-3) and 11th place at the Tyson Invitational (54-8 ¼) while throwing the shot … Threw a seasonal best of 59-10 ½ for fourth place in the weight throw at the Auburn Indoor Invitational in LSU’s season opener … Followed the collegiate season by earning a ninth-place finish in the discus at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, California … Threw 192-6 in the second round en route to a ninth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships.

2013
Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season while earning All-America honors in the discus for the first time in his collegiate career … Opened his series at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a throw of 199-4 to win the first flight of the discus … Earned a fourth-place finish in his first NCAA final in the discus with his opening throw of 199-4 at the national meet held in Eugene, Oregon … Snapped a 15-year drought as LSU’s first All-American in the discus since Alex Forst in 1998 … Also became just the fifth All-American in the discus in program history, also joining the likes of Jack Torrance (1933), John Nichols (1988-90, 1992) and Simon Williams (1990, 1992) … Advanced to his first national final after taking second place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a qualifying mark of 192-5 … Crowned the SEC Champion in the discus throw with his winning mark of 203-1 at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Columbia, Missouri … Became the 13th LSU Tiger to be crowned the SEC discus champion in the program’s history … Scored a total of 12 points for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he also threw a series-best of 57-8 ½ for a seventh-place finish in the shot put final … Won the shot put title in the college division at the 119th Penn Relays while throwing a lifetime PR of 57-10 ½ in the competition … Unleashed a personal best of 206-3 in the discus in a second-place finish at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, moving into the No. 2 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Finished the season within three feet of John Nichols’ school record of 209-1 set during the 1989 season … Won discus titles at the Louisiana Classics (197-1), Battle on the Bayou (196-3) and LSU Relays (186-2) during the outdoor season … Also earned runner-up finishes with marks of 199-6 at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational and 191-2 at the Penn Relays … Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the shot put final at the SEC Indoor Championships after throwing a series-best of 56-5 ¼ … Threw 57-2 ¾ to finish in 16th place in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships … Eclipsed the 60-foot mark in the weight throw for the first time in his career with a PR of 61-5 ½ in a second-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular … Moved into the No. 9 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw with his personal best of 61-5 ½ … Also won the shot put crown at the Texas A&M Triangular meet with a series-best mark of 54-9 ¼ … Threw an indoor PR of 57-5 in the shot put in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Opened the indoor season with a fourth-place finish in the weight throw (59-11 ¼) and sixth-place finish in the shot put (55-0 ¾) at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener … Also eclipsed 59 feet in the weight throw for third place at the LSU Twilight (59-9 ½) and fifth place at the Razorback Invitational (59-2) … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the discus throw at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Threw a series-best of 195-1 to take seventh place in his first USA Championships.

2012
A welcomed addition to the LSU throws group as one of the elite freshmen in the NCAA throughout the 2012 season … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the discus as one of the nation’s premier performers in the event … Was the No. 13-ranked discus thrower nationally at the start of the NCAA Championships with a personal record of 190-8 set in a runner-up finish at the Louisiana Classics in his outdoor debut … Was the No. 5-ranked mark on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Honored as the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week following his season-opening performance at the Louisiana Classics … Also eclipsed the 190-foot mark in the discus with a throw of 190-3 for a fifth-place finish at the Texas Relays … Fouled out of the event in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Earned runner-up finishes in the discus in consecutive appearances at the Battle on the Bayou (177-4), Arizona State Tri-Meet (183-4) and LSU Alumni Gold (181-8) during the outdoor season … Finished in third place overall in his debut at the Penn Relays (184-1) … Scored a total of five points for the Tigers with his performance in the shot put and discus at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Earned a sixth-place finish in the discus with a mark of 173-9 at the SEC Outdoor meet … Added two points with a seventh-place finish in the shot put after throwing an outdoor personal record of 54-7 ½ … Also scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships with a previous indoor PR of 55-1 ½ … Wrapped up the indoor season by setting a lifetime PR of 56-3 in the shot put in a third-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Won the shot put title during the Texas A&M Dual Meet (51-1 ½) during the indoor season … Took ninth place at the Tyson Invitational (53-3) … Followed the collegiate season with a  record-setting performance in the discus at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Bloomington, Indiana … Set a USA Junior Championships meet record in winning the gold medal in the 6-kg. discus with a mark of 206-9 … Shattered the previous USA Junior Championships record of 204-3 set by Mason Finley in 2009 … Represented the United States at the IAAF World Junior Championships held in Barcelona, Spain … Finished in 18th place at the World Junior Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the premier discus prospects in the country for the Class of 2011 … Was the nation’s No. 2-ranked discus thrower for his classification during the 2010 outdoor season … Set an impressive personal best of 198-7 in winning the discus title at the 2010 Willis Wildkat Relays during his junior season at Navasota High School … That mark was also the No. 9-ranked performance in the country among prep discus throwers in all classifications during the 2010 outdoor season …  A two-time University Interscholastic League Class 3A state champion in the discus in 2010 and 2011 … Captured back-to-back state titles with winning throws of 174-8 in 2010 and 187-2 in 2011 at the UIL Texas Class 3A State Track & Field Championships … Also a back-to-back Texas Region 3-3A champion in both the shot put and discus during his junior and senior seasons … Won regional titles in his junior season with throws of 53-1 ¼ in the shot put and 171-5 in the discus … Defended both regional titles as a senior with throws of 58-3 ½ in the shot put and 172-3 in the discus … Won a silver medal in the young men’s division of the discus throw at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, California … Threw 185-5 on his sixth and final throw of the competition to move from third place to second place at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships … Also competed in the shot put at the Junior Olympics during the 2010 season … Was the 2010 USATF Region 12 Junior Olympic Championships gold medalist in the shot put (48-9) and silver medalist in the discus (170-10) in qualifying for the national meet … Threw an impressive 191-7 to win the discus title at the Brenham Regional Qualifiers during his junior campaign … In addition to competing in track and field at Navasota High School, has also starred on the football field and in the weight room during his prep career … Played defensive end on the football team that advanced to the state quarterfinals in the fall of 2010 … An accomplished weight lifter who earned consecutive fourth-place finishes in the 220-pound weight class at the Texas state powerlifting meet in 2010 and 2011 … Lifted a total of 1,530 pounds at the Division 2 state meet in 2010, which is a sum of 570 pounds in the squat, 380 pounds in the bench press and 580 pounds in the dead lift … Improved while lifting 1,580 pounds during his senior season in 2011.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rodney Andrey Brown … Born on May 21, 1993 … Parents are Rodell and Jacqueline Brown … Comes from a large family with three brothers and three sisters … Majoring in sport administration.

 

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