Justin Fondren
Justin  Fondren

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oxford, Miss.

High School:
Oxford

Event:
Jumps



06/17/2015

6 Track and Field Students Earn First-Team Outdoor All-America Honors

NCAA long jump champion Quanesha Burks led 18 Tide athletes who earned either first-team, second-team or honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/12/2015

Gayle, Green, 4x100 Relay All Earn 1st Team All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Competing in the final of the men's 400 meters in his NCAA meet debut, Steven Gayle finished a surprising fifth with a time of 46.32

06/10/2015

Tide's Men's 4x100 Relay Advances to Final; Gayle Qualifies in 400 on Day 1 of NCAAs

Running together for the first time in competition, the men's 4x100-meter relay of Tony Brown, Steven Gayle, Ahmed Ali and Tadashi Pinder advanced to Friday's final with a 39.23

06/09/2015

Track and Field NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

The Alabama track and field team traveled 18 athletes (10 men, 8 women), including three relay teams, to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

06/03/2015

26 Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relays, Rank In SEC's Top 10 in 26 Events

Quanesha Burks and Remona Burchell top the SEC rankings with conference-leading performances.

05/13/2013

Fondren Earns 2nd in High Jump at SEC Championships

Fondren Earns 2nd in High Jump at SEC Championships

Accolades

  • Second Team All-America, outdoor high jump (2015)
  • Second Team All-SEC, outdoor high jump (2015)
  • Second Team All-America, indoor high jump (2015)
  • First Team All-America, outdoor high jump (2014)

  • Second Team All-SEC, outdoor high jump (2013)
  • USA Junior Track a Field Champion, high jump (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor high jump (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team, indoor high jump (2013)

Junior (2015)
Outdoor Season
Cleared 6-11 1/2 (2.12m) at the NCAA Championships to place 14th…recorded the top mark at the NCAA East Prelims, jumping 6-11 3/4 (2.13m)…finished second in the high jump at the SEC Championships with a height of 6-10 1/4 (2.09m)…cleared 6-11 1/4 (2.09m) to win the high jump at the LSU Invitational … won the men’s high jump at the John Jacobs Invitational, jumping 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) … cleared 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) in the high jump to finish second in the Border Clash … finished third in the Pepsi Florida Relays high jump with a season-best clearance of 7-1 (2.16m) … cleared 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) to finish second in his outdoor high jump debut at the Crimson Tide Invitational.

Indoor Season
Cleared 7-0.25 (2.15m) in the high jump at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to finish 12th … finished second in the high jump with a clearance of 7-2 1/4 (2.19m) at the SEC Championships …cleared a personal-best 7-3 (2.21m) to finish sixth in the invite section of the high jump at the Tyson Invitational … tied his personal best of 7-1 3/4 (2.18m) to finish third at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational … jumped 7-1 to finish second at the New Mexico Team Invitational … cleared 7-0 1/2 to place second in the high jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational…jumped 6-10.75 to place fourth at the Auburn Invitational.

Sophomore (2014)
Outdoor Season
Placed fifth in the high jump at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 7-2 1/2 to earn first team All-America honors ... finished tied for first in the high jump with after clearing 7-1 f at the NCAA East Preliminary to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships... was the top collegiate finisher in the high jump with a mark of 7-2 f at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... finished runner-up in the high jump at the Mt. SAC Relays with a clearance of 7-0 1/4 ... won the high jump for the fourth consecutive week by clearing 7-0 1/4 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... set a new personal record in the high jump when he cleared 7-3 to win the event at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... jumped 7-1 to win the high jump at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... cleared 7-1 1/2 to win the high jump at the Alabama Relays.

Indoor Season
Tied for third at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 6 feet, 9 inches ...tied for sixth at the Tyson Invitational with a high jump of 6-11 ... won the high jump at the Indiana Relays with a personal best mark of 7-1 3/4 ... won the high jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a mark of 7-0 1/2 ... posted a mark of 6-10 1/4 in the high jump to finish third at th Auburn Invitational.

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 3/4 (2.13 meters) ... won the high jump at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in June with a mark of 7-1 3/4 (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 at the NCAA East Regional to tie for eighth and qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... earned All-SEC honors as high jump runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships clearing a personal-best mark of 7-2 1/4 ... recorded a 6-11 1/2 in the high jump at the Drake Relays, placing third ... high jump runner-up at the LSU Alumni Gold with a mark of 6-11 1/2 ... recorded a 6-8 3/4 at the Spec Towns Invitational to finish fifth ... high jump runner-up with a mark of 7-0 1/4 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... recorded a 6-10 3/4 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, good enough for third.

Indoor Season
Set a seasonal best in the high jump at the SEC Championships with a mark of 6-11 3/4, finishing third ... picked up a fourth-place high jump finish at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a mark of 6-8 3/4 ... added another top-10 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 1/4 ... tied for second at the Crimson Tide Opener with a jump of 6-7 1/2.

Prep and Personal
Three-time state high jump champion in Mississippi (2010, 2011 and 2012), while jumping for Oxford High School ... named 2012 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Mississippi ... two-time all-American ... state high jump runner-up as a freshman in 2009 ... 2011 high school national champion in the high jump, after being national runner-up in 2010 ... placed third at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lile, France ... led Oxford High School to state titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... named MVP of Oxford's basketball team in 2011 and 2012 ... 2011 all-state selection in basketball ... very active in high school, participating in the drum line while being voted Prom King and selected "Mr. OHS" by the student body ... coached in track and field by Scott Kendricks at OHS ... began competing in track at age 14 ... son of Johnny and Gwendylin Fondren ... born Feb. 2, 1994, in Oxford, Miss.

     
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