Fondren Earns 2nd in High Jump at SEC Championships
Accolades Second Team All-SEC, outdoor high jump (2013) USA Junior Track & Field Champion, high jump (2013) SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor high jump (2013) SEC All-Freshman Team, indoor high jump (2013)
Sophomore 2014 Indoor Season 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 ... wonthe 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.
2013 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 ... one of four children ... born Feb. 2, 1994, in Oxford, Miss.