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KERRON CLEMENT
  • Sprints/Hurdles
  • Ind: Sophomore, Out: Sophomore
  • Laporte, Texas (Laporte HS)
  • BD: 10/31/85 (Port of Spain, Trinidad)

CAREER VICTORIES: 37
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m hurdles: 7.28, 2005 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
60m hurdles: 7.80, 2004 SEC Indoor Championships, Lexington, Ky.
200m: 20.40, 2005 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
400m: 44.57, 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
110m hurdles: 13.48, HS
400m hurdles: 47.56, 2005 NCAA Championships, Sacramento, Calif.
200m: 20.82, 2004 Sun Angel Classic, Tempe, Ariz.
400m: 46.83, 2004 Sun Angel Classic, Tempe, Ariz.

HONORS: (Four-time NCAA champion, 10-time All-American, two-time NCAA East Regional champion, seven-time SEC champion) 2005 NCAA Outdoor champion - 400m hurdles; 2005 NCAA Indoor champion - 400m, 4x400m relay; 2005 NCAA East Regional champion - 400m hurdles, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2005 SEC Outdoor champion - 400m hurdles, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2005 SEC Indoor champion - 400m, 4x400m relay; 2005 SEC Indoor Commissioner's Trophy winner; 2005 USTCA Indoor Athlete of the Year; 2005 Sports Illustrated On Campus Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year; 2005 SEC Indoor Runner of the Year; 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion - 400m hurdles; 2004 Outdoor NCAA All-American - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay; 2004 NCAA East Region champion - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay; 2004 SEC Outdoor champion - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - 400m, 4x400m relay; 2004 SEC Freshman Indoor Runner of the Year.

2005 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (22): (o) NCAA Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles (47.56); NCAA East Regional Championships 400m hurdles (48.47), 4x100m relay (39.15), 4x400m relay (3:04.95), SEC Championships 400m hurdles (48.29), 4x100m relay (39.10), 4x400m relay (3:02.23); Penn Relays 4x200m relay (1:20.94), 4x400m relay (3:03.34); Miami Gatorade Classic 400m hurdles (51.13); Texas Relays 4x400m relay (3:02.47); Yellow Jacket Invitational 4x100m relay (39.22); Florida Relays 4x200m relay (1:22.08); (i) NCAA Indoor Championships 400m (44.57), 4x400m relay (3:03.51); SEC Indoor Championships 400m (45.29), 4x400m relay (3:04.75); Iowa State Classic 4x400m relay (3:03.95); Gator Invitational 4x400m relay (3:09.66); Wes Kittley 6-Way 200m (20.93), 4x400m relay (3:06.81); Florida Intercollegiate 200m (21.16) Bests of 44.57 (400m), 47.56 (400m hurdles) Competed in 13 meets (six indoors, seven outdoors) Picked up three All-America honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships Set NCAA meet record in winning 400m hurdles in 47.56 Also set Florida record with time Also ran anchor leg of second place 4x100m relay (38.54) and fourth place 4x400m relay (3:01.36) Earned three more wins at NCAA East Regional Championships Broke own meet record in winning 400m hurdles (48.47) and ran anchor legs on victorious 4x100m relay (39.15) and 4x400m relay (3:04.95) Picked up three titles at SEC Outdoor Championships and scored 18 points Broke meet record with time of 48.29 in 400m hurdles Also ran anchor leg on 4x400m relay that broke meet record (3:02.23) and on winning 4x100m relay (39.10) Finished sixth in 110m hurdles (14.08) Picked up pair of victories at Penn Relays Anchored school record 4x200m (1:20.94) and ran on winning 4x400m (3:03.34) Also ran leadoff leg of third place shuttle hurdle relay (55.43) Captured first in 400m hurdles debut by clocking 51.13 at Miami Gatorade Classic Ran on 4x400m relay that posted then-world's top time of season at Texas Relays (3:02.47) Also ran on 4x100m relay that accomplished the same feat in prelims the previous day with time of 39.10 Ran on 4x100m relay that posted ninth-best time in school history (39.22) at Yellow Jacket Invitational Ran anchor leg of winning 4x200m relay at Florida Relays (1:22.08) Shattered Michael Johnson's world indoor record in 400m by clocking 44.57 to win NCAA Indoor title Also ran anchor leg on 4x400m relay that broke collegiate record in 3:03.51 to win second title at NCAA meet Also finished sixth in 200m in 20.63 Won Commissioner's Trophy at 2005 SEC Indoor Championships as high-point scorer of meet with 22.5 points Competed in four races on final day of SECs, winning 400m, running anchor leg on winning 4x400m relay, finishing third in 200m and taking fifth in 60m hurdles Time in 400m (45.29) broke school and SEC meet record Ran 20.40 in 200m to take third and 7.86 in 60m hurdles to finish fifth Ran anchor leg of school-record holding 4x400m relay team at Iowa State Classic (3:03.95) Posted time of 46.13 in 400m at Gator Invitational Also clocked provisional in prelims of 55m hurdles (7.30) and ran anchor leg of winning 4x400m relay (3:09.66) Won 200m with provisional time of 20.93 at Wes Kittley 6-Way Also ran anchor leg of winning 4x400m relay team (3:06.81) Ran three provisional times in first meet of the season at Florida Intercollegiate Ran personal best 7.28 in prelims of 55m hurdles before later finishing second in 7.32 Also won the 200m in provisional time of 21.16.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (15): (i) Florida Intercollegiate 200m (21.34); SEC Invitational 4x400m relay (3:09.42); Fast Times Qualifier DMR (9:37.11); (o) Florida Relays 400m (49.69); Florida Relays 4x400m relay (3:03.18); Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (54.76); Penn Relays shuttle hurdle relay (55.48); Penn Relays 4x400m relay (3:01.10); FSU Dual Meet 400m (50.05); FSU Dual Meet 4x400m relay (3:09.24); SEC Outdoor Championship 400m hurdles (48.77); SEC Outdoor Championship 4x400m relay (3:03.09); NCAA East Region 400m hurdles (49.01); NCAA East Region 4x400m relay (3:03.25); NCAA Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles (49.05) Bests of 7.29 (55m hurdles), 7.80 (60m hurdles), 45.90 (400m), 13.78 (110m hurdles) and 48.77 (400m hurdles)...Competed in 15 meets (seven indoor, eight outdoor) ... Won the NCAA title in the 400m hurdles (49.05), earned All-America honors in the 400m hurdles and as a member of the sixth-place 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Won the 400m hurdles (49.01) and was the anchor leg of the winning 4x400m relay team at the NCAA East Regional Championships ... Won the SEC title in the 400m hurdles in a personal-best time of 48.77 and was the anchor leg of the winning 4x400m relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Notched wins in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay at the FSU Dual Meet ... Member of the winning shuttle hurdles relay and record-setting 4x400m relay team at Penn Relays ... Won the 400m dash and was a member of both the winning shuttle hurdle and 4x400m relay teams at Florida Relays ... Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a fifth-place finish in the 400m dash in a world junior record time of 45.90 and as a member of the fourth-place 4x400m relay team ... Second leg of the winning DMR team that automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships by running 9:37.11 at the Fast Times Qualifier ... Finished second in the 400m (46.32), fifth in the 200m (21.17) and seventh in the 60m hurdles (7.92) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished second in the 400m in 46.11, ran the anchor leg of the third-place 4x400m relay team (3:09.36) and also finished 10th in the 60m hurdles (7.96) at the Tyson Invitational ... Won the 400m in 47.10, anchored the winning 4x400m relay team (3:07.87) and finished fourth in the 55m hurdles (7.35) at the Gator Invitational ... Anchor leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:09.42) and finished third in both the 55m hurdles (7.30) and the 200m (21.33) at the SEC Invitational ... Won the 200m in 21.34 and finished fourth in the 55m hurdles in 7.35 at the Florida Intercollegiate ... 2004 SEC Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 2003 Gatorade National High School Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... 2002 Nike Athlete of the Year...USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week ... Houston Chronicle Boys Athlete of the week ... Appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" ... 2002 Verizon Most Outstanding Athlete of the Week Set several national junior Olympic records for 400IH (49.77) ... Won the 400m hurdles at the 2002 and 2003 USATF Junior Olympics and at the 2003 adidas Outdoor Championships ... Won the 110m hurdles at the 2002 adidas Outdoor Championships...Won the 110H and 400H at the 2002 USATF Youth Athletic Championships.

PREP BESTS: 60IH: 7.84; 110IH: 13.48; 300IH: 35.42; 400IH: 49.77

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