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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: 06/29/2015

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

All-American
All-SEC

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.

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. … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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