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Darrell Bush
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Woodbury, N.J.
High School: Woodbury HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 05/13/1993
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Darrell Bush Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/02/2015

Events: 200M (IN: 21.27; OUT: 21.01w/21.30), 400M (IN: 46.28; OUT: 45.49)

NCAA Champion
4-time All-American
2-time All-SEC

2015
An SEC finalist in the 400-meter dash and All-SEC performer in the 4x400-meter relay during his junior season with the Tigers in 2015 … Ran the second leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that bagged the bronze medal at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Helped the team clock 3 minutes, 5.05 seconds for third place in the relay final at the SEC Indoor Championships … Nearly earned a spot in the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor meet after running 46.71 seconds for ninth place in the qualifying round … Raced to an indoor seasonal best of 46.59 for sixth place in the invitational 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Also placed sixth at the New Mexico Classic with an altitude-adjusted time of 47.15 … Finished in ninth place at the Razorback Invitational (47.11) and 10th place at the Rod McCravy Memorial (47.56) … Led off the Tigers to a seasonal-best time of 3:04.28 in a runner-up finish in the 4x400-meter relay at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial … Seasonal-best time of 3:04.28 was the third-fastest indoors in school history … Also led off the Tigers’ relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center … The Tigers were disqualified in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Indoor meet … Also ran on winning 4x400-meter relay teams at the LSU Indoor Invitational (3:10.67) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (3:07.65) during the indoor season … Ran two 200-meter races during the indoor season with times of 21.83 for 13th place at the Auburn Indoor Invitational and 21.46 for ninth place at the New Mexico Classic … An NCAA Championship qualifier in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season … Finished in 25th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 47.03 at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked 46.81 in the preliminary round and 46.80 in the final at the SEC Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Won his first 400-meter race of the outdoor season at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout by running a personal-best time of 45.49 … Became the No. 9-ranked 400-meter runner outdoors in school history with his PR of 45.49 … Also ran the second leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that took the tape in 3:06.18 at the Jim Click Shootout while being named the Men’s Athlete of the Meet for his performance … Followed with a fifth-place finish at the LSU Invitational by running 46.20 in the team’s regular-season finale … Ran a wind-legal personal best of 21.30 (+1.5) in the 200-meter dash for seventh place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Anchored the LSU Tigers to the Championship of America title in the men’s 4x400-meter relay at the 121st Penn Relays with a 45.33-second split on the anchor leg … Anchored the Tigers to a winning time of 3:02.61 at the Penn Relays … Also led off the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the Championship of America final in the sprint medley relay at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:21.95 … Lined up as the second leg of LSU’s winning 4x400-meter relay teams at the Battle on the Bayou (3:07.60) and LSU Alumni Gold (3:02.79) during the outdoor season … Led off LSU’s winning 4x200-meter relay team at the Texas Relays by clocking 1:22.60 in victory.

2014
Crowned an NCAA Champion for the first time in his collegiate career as the leadoff leg of LSU’s national champion 4x400-meter relay team during the 2014 indoor season … Led off the squad with a 46.57-second split as the Tigers captured their first NCAA Indoor title in the 4x400-meter relay since the 2006 season … Teamed with Quincy Downing, Cyril Grayson and Vernon Norwood for a NCAA-title-clinching time of 3:04.54 in the final at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico … LSU’s 3:04.54 to win the 2014 NCAA Indoor crown was the fourth-fastest indoor relay in school history … Also qualified to run the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his collegiate career … Earned a 12th-place finish nationally with a run of 46.75 in the qualifying round of the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, clocking back-to-back indoor personal bests of 46.29 in the qualifying round and 46.28 in the conference final … Earned All-SEC honors for the first time in his career while leading off the Tigers with a 47.05-second split in the 4x400-meter relay as they bagged the SEC Indoor bronze medal with a time of 3:04.04 for the second-fastest indoor relay in school history … Also led off LSU’s mile relay team that won the event title at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (3:09.17), New Mexico Team Invitational (3:08.29) and Tyson Invitational (3:04.60) … LSU’s winning time of 3:04.60 at the Tyson Invitational was the fifth-fastest indoor relay in school history … Earned back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the 400 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular (47.28) and New Mexico Team Invitational (47.20) during the indoor season … Placed fifth in the event at the Aggie Invitational with a time of 47.13 … Clocked 47.25 for ninth place at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran an indoor personal best of 21.27 in a 14th-place finish in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Followed the indoor season by capturing All-America honors in the 4x400 relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second-straight season … Ran the second leg on LSU’s team that earned a third-place finish nationally in the relay with a seasonal-best time of 3:01.60 in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Split 46.10 on the second leg that was second place overall in the national semifinal en route to a berth in the national final … Split 45.83 on the second leg of the foursome that clocked the fastest qualifying time of 3:02.64 in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Was also an NCAA qualifier in the 400 meters outdoors while lining up in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ran 46.93 for 25th place overall in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Ran on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that earned runner-up finishes in four meets during the outdoor season, including the Texas Relays (3:02.81), Battle on the Bayou (3:09.77), Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3:09.74) and LSU Alumni Gold (3:03.24) … Limited in his performance in the open 400 meters during the outdoor season while battling a hamstring injury … Ran only three 400-meter races outdoors in 2014 … Won the 400-meter title at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou with a seasonal-best time of 46.40 … Also earned a fourth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 46.99 … Ran a career-best wind-aided time of 21.01 (+4.4) in his only 200-meter race of the outdoor season in an eighth-place finish at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

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 Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Finished in 20th place in his debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after running 47.15 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, North Carolina … 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 3:04.62 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 time of 45.57 on the 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 47 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 Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas … 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 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

 

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