2014 LSU Track & Field Invitational
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Darrell Bush
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Woodbury, N.J.
High School: Woodbury HS
Major: Sport Medicine
Born: 05/13/1993
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Darrell Bush Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/21/2013

Events: 200M (IN: 21.43; OUT: 21.56), 400M (IN: 47.16; OUT: 46.15)

2-time All-American

2013
One of the top 400-meter runners to join the NCAA Division I ranks for the 2013 season … Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash during his rookie season while competing for the Tigers at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Finished in 20th place in his debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after running 47.15 seconds in the semifinal round … Advanced to the national semifinal in the 400 meters for the first time in his career after running 46.54 for 12th place in the first round and 46.62 for eighth place in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Earned a pair of All-America honors in 2013 as a member of LSU’s vaunted 4x400-meter relay team … Ran a 45.76-second split on the second leg of the team that earned a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 4.62 seconds in the national final … Anchored the Tigers to a seasonal best of 3:04.08 in the semifinals by running a seasonal-best split of 45.26 on the anchor leg … Split 45.85 on the anchor for the team that ran 3:06.29 for fourth place in the 4x400 relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Also anchored the Tigers to a fifth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:05.96 … Ran his second-fastest relay split of the season with a 45.57 second leg on the team that took fourth place at the Texas Relays with a time of 3:05.27 … Set a lifetime personal best of 46.15 in winning the 400-meter title at the Battle on the Bayou held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also broke 46 seconds in a runner-up finish at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (46.37) and fourth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold (46.71) … Ran 47.51 for 10th place in the preliminary round at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Made three appearances as the third leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay during the outdoor season … Ran the third leg for the team that won the sprint relay at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 39.61 … Also ran the third leg for the team that took fourth place at the Texas Relays (39.56) and third place at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie-Joyner Kersee Invitational (39.72) … Earned his first career All-America honor during the indoor season while anchoring the Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay final at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Split 46.33 on the anchor leg for the Tiger foursome en route to an All-American fifth-place finish … Anchored LSU’s mile relay team to a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a  time of 3:07.89 … Also anchored the team to an indoor seasonal best of 3:07.41 in a runner-up finish at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational … Ran an indoor PR of 47.16 in an 11th-place finish in the qualifying round of the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set an indoor PR in four-straight races during the 2013 season with times of 47.37 in the qualifying round and 47.26 in the final for a fifth-place finish at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, 47.21 for fourth place at the Tyson Invitational and 47.16 for 11th place in qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran a lifetime personal best of 21.43 in the 200 meters to claim a 12th-place finish in the event at the Tyson Invitational.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with the Tigers as one of the nation’s leading prep 400-meter prospects for the Class of 2012 … Posted a lifetime personal best of 46.95 that was set during his junior season at Woodbury High School in a silver-medal winning second-place finish in the 400-meter dash final at the 2011 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Outdoor Meet of Champions … Finished the 2011 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 12-ranked prep 400-meter runner among all classifications … Was also the No. 6-ranked quartermiler nationally among members of the Class of 2012 … Added a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash final at the 2011 NJSIAA Outdoor Meet of Champions after running a wind-legal personal record of 21.56 in the state final … Named the 2011 Gloucester County Times Boys Track Athlete of the Year for his performance at the Meet of Champions … Wrapped up the 2012 indoor season for Woodbury High School by winning his first career NJSIAA Indoor Meet of Champions state title in the 400-meter dash with an indoor PR of 49.11 … Ranked among the Top 25 prep quartermilers in the country for the 2012 indoor season … Captured back-to-back 400-meter dash titles at the NJSIAA Group 1 Indoor Championships as a junior in 2011 and as a senior in 2012 … Clocked 49.13 in the Group 1 final to take the crown in 2012 … Earned the NJSIAA Group 1 indoor title in the 55-meter dash during the 2011 season with a seasonal-best time of 6.59 … Followed by winning the NJSIAA Group 1 silver medal in the 55 meters in 2012 while matching his PR with a time of 6.53 in the final … Swept sprint titles in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash at both the NJSIAA Group 1 Championships and NJSIAA Group 1 South Section Championships outdoors in 2011 … Clocked times of 47.41 at the NJSIAA Group 1 South Section meet and 47.46 at the NJSIAA Group 1 meet as a junior … His time of 47.46 is a Group 1 meet record … Competed in the 400-meter dash at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where he earned an 11th-place finish with a time of 47.87 in the preliminary round.

PERSONAL
Full name is Darrell Kymani Bush … Born on May 13, 1993 … Parents are Darryl and Kimberly Harvey … Has three younger siblings, Shatirah, Dara and Kendall … A member of the STOP Club at Woodbury High School … Honored as AP Psychology and AP Zoology during his prep career … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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