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Daeshon Gordon
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Northeast HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 08/20/1996
Daeshon Gordon Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/30/2014

Events: 100H (13.61/13.46w), 300H (41.45), 400H (58.70)

2014 Jamaican Junior Champion (100 Hurdles)
2014 Jamaican Junior Silver Medalist (400 Hurdles)
2014 Florida Class 4A State Champion (100 Hurdles)
2014 Florida Class 4A State Champion (300 Hurdles)
2013 Jamaican Junior Champion (400 Hurdles)
2013 Florida Class 4A State Champion (300 Hurdles)
2012 Florida Class 4A State Champion (100 Hurdles)

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the premier dual hurdlers nationally and the top-ranked hurdler in the state of Florida at the prep level in the Class of 2014 … Joined the Lady Tigers with impressive personal bests of 13.61 in the 100 hurdles, 41.45 in the 300 hurdles and 58.70 in the 400 hurdles … Set personal bests in each event during her senior season at Northeast High School in 2014 … Raced to a personal best of 58.70 seconds in a silver-medal-winning second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2014 Jamaican Junior Championships … Emerged from the Jamaican Junior Championships as the No. 1-ranked 400-meter hurdler at the prep level in the United States for the Class of 2014 … Also the No. 2-ranked performer nationally at the high school level regardless of class with her personal record of 58.70 … Broke her previous PR of 58.92 she set in winning the Jamaican Junior title in the event as a high school junior in 2013 … Was also the No. 1-ranked 400-meter hurdler nationally among members of the Class of 2014 during the 2013 outdoor season with her seasonal best of 58.92 … Also crowned the 2014 Jamaican Junior Champion in the 100-meter hurdles after clocking a winning time of 14.06 into a staggering headwind of -6.1 meters per second … Competed for Jamaica at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Was a semifinalist in the 100 hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships in her final prep season … Set her PR in the 300 hurdles in her 2014 season debut with back-to-back runs of 41.85 in the prelims and 41.45 in the final to take the event title at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational in Miami … Was the No. 9-ranked prep performer in the 300 hurdles in the United States among all classifications and the No. 5-ranked performer among her graduating class in 2014 … Followed the high school season by clocking a wind-legal PR of 13.61 (+0.4) in winning the 100 hurdles at the Golden South Classic held in Orlando, Florida … PR of 13.61 earned her a No. 9 national ranking among all classes and a No. 5 national ranking among the Class of 2014 for the 2014 outdoor season … Clocked a previous wind-legal PR of 13.77 in winning the 100-meter hurdles at the 2014 Broward County Athletics Association Track & Field Championships early in her senior season … Defended both of her BCAA titles in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles as a senior in 2014 while leading Northeast High School to a runner-up team finish for their best county finish in school history … Clocked a career-best wind-aided time of 13.46 (+2.5) in winning the 2014 Region 4-4A crown to qualify for the state meet … Swept Florida Class 4A state titles in the 100 hurdles (13.88) and 300 hurdles (42.15) to cap her senior season outdoors in 2014 … Honored as the Sun Sentinel’s Florida Class 4A-3A Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year with her performance as a senior in 2014 … Earned a fourth-place finish in the U-18 final of the 100-meter hurdles at the 2013 Jamaican National Championships while running 13.70 (+1.0) over the youth hurdles at 76.2 centimeters to finish up her junior season in 2013 … Ended the 2013 outdoor season ranked No. 12 nationally and No. 6 among the Class of 2014 in the 100 hurdles (13.77) and ranked No. 14 nationally and No. 6 among the Class of 2014 in the 300 hurdles (42.15) at the high school level … Was crowned the Florida Class 4A state champion in the 300-meter hurdles during her junior season at Boyd Anderson High School in 2013 while running 42.16 in the state final … Also helped lead Boyd Anderson High School to the Class 4A state title in the 4x100-meter relay and captured the Florida Class 4A state silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles with a runner-up time of 13.99 in the state final in 2013 … Dropped her seasonal best in the 300 hurdles to 42.15 while finishing second at the 2013 Great Southwest Classic held in Albuquerque, New Mexico … Clocked her 2013 seasonal best of 13.77 (+1.4) in winning the 100 hurdles at the 2013 Golden South Classic in Orlando … Completed the hurdle sweep at the 2013 Golden South Classic with a win in the 400-meter hurdles in running 1:00.92 in her first ever appearance in the event … Swept event titles in the 100 hurdles (13.89) and 300 hurdles (42.84) at the BCAA Track & Field Championships during her junior season at Boyd Anderson High School … Helped lead Boyd Anderson High School to the Class 4A team state championship during the 2012 outdoor season … Was crowned the Class 4A state champion in the 100-meter hurdles with her winning time of 14.37 (-1.7) in the state final at the 2012 FHSAA Class 4A State Outdoor Championships to highlight her sophomore season … Took home the Class 4A bronze medal in the 300 hurdles while running 43.85 in her first state championship during the 2012 season … Swept District 11-4A and Region 3-4A titles in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in back-to-back seasons at Boyd Anderson High School in 2012 and 2013 … Transferred to Northeast High School for her senior season.

PERSONAL
Born on Aug. 20, 1996 … Parents are Deron and Miranda Gordon … Has a twin brother, Deron Jr. … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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