Fondren Earns 2nd in High Jump at SEC Championships
Career Bests High jump - 7-2 1/4
Accolades Second TeamAll-SEC for High Jump, 2013 Outdoor Season USAJunior Track & Field Champion, 2013 (high jump) SEC All-Freshman Team, 2013 Outdoor (high jump) SEC All-Freshman Team, 2013 Indoor (high jump)
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Competed at the Pan American Junior Championships (Medellin, Colombia) in August and finished third in the high jump with a mark of 6-11 ¾ (2.13 meters) ... won the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in high jump in June with a mark of 7-1 ¾ (2.18 meters) ... finished 13th at the NCAA Championships with a leap of 7-0 1/2 (2.15 meters) ... posted a mark of 7-0 1/4 in the high jump at the NCAA East Preliminary to tie for eighth place and qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished 2nd, earning All-SEC honors, at the SEC Outdoor Championships clearing a mark of 7-2 1/4, a new PR ... recorded a 6-11 1/2 in the high jump at the Drake Relays which was good enough for 3rd ... placed 2nd at the LSU Alumni Gold in the high jump with a mark of 6-11 1/2 ... recorded a high jump of 6-8 3/4 at the Spec Towns Invitational and finished 5th ... finished 2nd in the high jump with a mark of 7-0 1/4 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... recorded a mark of 6-10 3/4 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational good enough for 3rd.
2013 Indoor Season Set aseasonal bestin the high jump at the SEC Championships with a mark of 6-11 ¾ whilefinishing third ... picked up a fourth place finish at the Mark Colligan Memorial in the high jump with a mark of 6-8 ¾ ... added another top ten finish at the Indiana Relays with a jump of 6-9, finishing fourth ... won the high jump at the Auburn Invitational with a 6-10 ¼. finished tied for second at the Crimson Tide Opener with a jump of 6-7 ½.
Prep and Personal A three-time state high jump champion in Mississippi (2010, 2011 and 2012)... the 2012 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Mississippi ... a two-time all-American ... as a freshman in 2009 he was second at the state meet in the high jump ... the 2011 high school national champion in the high jump ... was national runner-up in 2010 ... placed third at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lile, France ... led his team to state titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... was the most valuable player on Oxford's basketball team in 2011 and 2012 ... an all-state selection in basketball in 2011 ... very active in high school in which he participated in the drum line, was the Prom King and was voted "Mr. OHS" by the student body ... coached in track and field by Scott Kendricks at Oxford High School ... began competing in track at age 14 ... son of Johnny and Gwendylin Fondren ... one of four children ... born February 2, 1994, in Oxford, Miss.