Print  
Daeshon Gordon
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Northeast HS
Major: Pre-Human Science & Education
Born: 08/20/1996
Daeshon Gordon Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/29/2015

Events: 60H (8.20), 100H (12.97), 400H (57.24)

All-American
All-SEC
2015 Pan Am Junior Bronze Medalist (100 Hurdles)

2015
Emerged as one of the nation’s top young talents in the hurdles with an All-American outdoor campaign in 2015 … An NCAA finalist in the 100-meter hurdles during her debut season with the Lady Tigers … Earned All-America honors by running a wind-legal time of 13.26 seconds (+1.7) for an eighth-place finish in the sprint hurdle final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Raced to a wind-aided career-best time of 13.04 (+2.7) to grab the eighth and final spot into the national final from the semifinal round at the NCAA Championships … Nearly advanced to the national final in the 400-meter hurdles in her debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships when she clocked a personal-best time of 57.24 for 10th place overall in the semifinal round in Eugene … Ended the 2015 season as the No. 8-ranked Lady Tiger in program history in the 400 hurdles with her personal-best time of 57.24 … Also ran the leadoff leg for the Lady Tigers in the 4x400-meter relay that finished in ninth place in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a  time of 3 minutes, 34.78 seconds … Just missed advancing to the eight-team NCAA final in the 4x400 relay by one place in the semifinal round … Helped the Lady Tigers advance to the national semifinals in the mile relay by running the leadoff leg on the team that posted a seasonal-best time of 3:30.74 for sixth place in the field at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida … Raced to a wind-legal personal best of 13.10 (+0.6) for sixth place in the quarterfinal round of the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Also posted a previous PR of 57.52 for 11th place in the national quarterfinal of the 400 hurdles to advance to the NCAA semifinals in both hurdle events … Scored 4.5 points for the Lady Tigers in an All-SEC debut at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Led off the Lady Tigers to a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking 3:33.92 for an All-SEC finish … Added three points with a sixth-place finish in the final of the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships where she ran back-to-back wind-legal times of 13.21 (+1.5) in the semifinal and 13.24 (+1.8) in the final … Lined up in the SEC final of the 400-meter hurdles, clocking 59.16 for a ninth-place finish overall after advancing with a run of 58.03 in the semifinal round … Medalist in the 100 hurdles with a second-place finish at the Jim Click Shootout (13.26) and third-place finish at the Penn Relays (13.26) … Placed fourth in a strong final at the Texas Relays with a season-opening wind-aided time of 13.09 (+3.7) in her first collegiate final in the 100-meter hurdles … Was named the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week for the second time on the season following her performance at the Texas Relays … Earned three-straight bronze medals in the 400-meter hurdles with third-place finishes at the Battle on the Bayou (59.77), LSU Alumni Gold (58.60) and LSU Invitational (58.14) … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 60-meter hurdles during her debut season indoors … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with a personal-best run of 8.20 in a fifth-place finish in the final of the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked 8.23 in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor meet to qualify for her first career SEC final … Also ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that clocked an indoor seasonal best of 3:39.09 for fifth place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won her first collegiate title in the 60-meter hurdles at the Razorback Invitational after clocking 8.30 in the final … Named the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week for the first time on the season following her victory at the Razorback Invitational … Finished runner-up in the 60 hurdles in her collegiate debut at the LSU Indoor Invitational (8.50) … Followed with a third-place finish at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (8.50) … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes at the New Mexico Classic (8.34) and LSU Twilight (8.48) … Finished in ninth place overall at the Tyson Invitational with a strong run of 8.30 … Added a 12th-place finish at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial with a time of 8.55 … Twice ran the 200-meter dash indoors posting a seasonal-best time of 25.00 at the New Mexico Classic … Followed the collegiate season by smashing the Jamaican junior record in the 100-meter hurdles as she dropped her personal best to 12.97 for a fourth-place finish in the final at the Jamaican National Senior Championships to earn her spot on Jamaica’s team for the Pan American Junior Championships … Broke the 6-year-old Jamaican junior record of 13.06 set by Shermaine Williams in 2009 … Went on to win the Pan Am Junior Championships bronze medal in the sprint hurdles in the meet held in Edmonton, Ontario, Canada.

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 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. … Majoring in pre-human science and education.