A total of 15 Crimson Tide student-athletes will compete in the national championships this week, including a dozen men and a trio of women
Accolades First Team All-America, outdoor triple jump (2013) SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor triple jump (2013)
Sophomore 2014 Indoor Season Placed ninth in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 50-8 3/4 ... set a personal record of 51-3 in the triple jump at the Indiana Relays, finishing second in the event... recorded a mark of 49-7 3/4 at the Rod McCravy Memorial to finish fifth ... jumped a 49-2 1/2 in the triple jump to place third at the Auburn Invitational.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships, posting a season-best effort of 52-2 1/2 (15.91 meters) ... finished 12th in the triple jump at the NCAA East Regional, with a jump of 15.35m that qualified him for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the triple jump (50-4 1/2) ... placed ninth in the triple jump (50-2 3/4) at the Drake Relays ... finished third in the LSU Alumni Gold triple jump with a mark of 49-6 1/4 ... runner-up with a 50-11 in the triple jump at the Spec Towns Invitational ... also jumped to an 11th-place finish in the long jump (21-9) at the Spec Towns... competed in the high jump (49-6 1/4) and long jump (23-2) at the Crimson Tide Invitational, finishing third in both events ... recorded a high jump mark of 48-10 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational to finish fourth ... runner-up in the triple jump at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays with a leap of 49-10 1/2.
2013 Indoor Season Finished 14th in the triple jump with a mark of 49-3 at the SEC Championships ... competed in the triple jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial, with a top mark of 48-7 1/2 ... jumped a 48-5 1/4 in the triple jump at the Auburn Invitational, finishing fifth ... in his first collegiate meet, posted a triple jump of 49-5 3/4 to place third at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
Prep and Personal Named Reading High School track and field most valuable performer in 2010 and 2011 ... helped lead Reading to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championship in 2011 and the New Balance national championship in 2011... member of the United States teamthat competed at the 2011 Youth World Championships, where he posted a 48-6 mark in the triple jump ... coached by Lovell Butler at Reading ... began competing in track and field at age 14 ... oldest of four children ... son of Michelle Gordon ... born June 17, 1994, in Reading, Pa.