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Deon Lendore
Position: Sprints
Year: Junior
Hometown: Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
High School: Queen's Royal College
Experience: 2 Letters

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Opened the outdoor campaign with a then personal best 45.00 victory at LSU Alumni Gold ... A 45.02 winning mark followed at the SEC Championships and then Lendore posted a 44.94 PR to place second at the NCAA Championships .... Summer competition included a title at the Trinidad & Tobago Championships in 45.29 as well as advancing to the semifinals (45.47) of the World Championships in Moscow, Russia ... Anchored Aggie 4x400 relay to victories at USC, Oregon, Arkansas, Penn Relays and SEC Championships ... Became first sprinter since 1998 (Florida's Jimmie Hackley) to sweep SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles in 400 along with running on winning 4x400 relays in both conference meets.

INDOORS - Added to the USTFCCCA Bowerman watch list after winning the SEC Indoor 400m in 45.23, following a world-leading 45.15 in the prelims ... Anchored Texas A&M 4x400 to a SEC meet record, A&M school record and world-leading 3:04.18 with a 44.50 split, the second-fastest split ever recorded indoors among collegians and professionals ... His 45.15 ranks fifth all-time on the collegiate list and 10th all-time on the world list ... Named SEC Indoor Runner of the Year ... Selected South Central region Track Athlete of the Year ... Twice named national athlete of the week by USTFCCCA as well as SEC athlete of the week ... Opened the indoor season with then world-leading time of 45.91 to win the Texas A&M Triangular, breaking the Trinidad & Tobago national indoor record of 45.92 set by Alvin Daniel in 1992 ... Won the Armory Collegiate Invitatinal in New York City with a time of 46.69 ... Has been on A&M's 4x400 for all seven wins this indoor season ... Anchored a 3:06.82 win at Reveille Invitational ... Ran second leg of a 3:06.25 win at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational ... Anchored A&M won a 3:07.21 victory at Triangular meet ... Ran second leg of 3:06.21 win at A&M Mondo Challenge ... Anchored A&M's win at Armory Collegiate Invitational, moved Aggies from third to first (3:09.62) ... Used the same strategy in claiming the SEC title, moving from third to first on the final lap for the win.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Anchored the Trinidad & Tobago 4x400 relay to an Olympic bronze medal as they set a national record of 2:59.40 ... Swept Big 12 400m titles, winning the indoor with a PR of 46.33 and outdoor in a career best of 45.13 ... Finished eighth in NCAA Outdoor final with a 45.63 after clocking 45.19 in the semifinal ... Placed third at Trinidad National Championships with a 45.74 ... Ran in the prelims of the 400 at the Olympic Games (45.81) ... Debut race over 400m indoors was a 47.77 in the prelims of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Placed fourth at Texas A&M Invitational with a 47.21 ... Ran 46.76 in prelims of Big 12 Indoor and then won the final with an indoor career best of 46.33 ... Part of A&M 4x400 relay that set a Big 12 Indoor meet record with a winning time of 3:05.87 ... Ran third leg at six meets indoors, winning LSU dual (3:07.52), placing third at A&M Mondo (3:10.15), winning the New Balance Collegiate (3:07.96), and winning the Texas A&M Invitational (3:07.36).

Opened the outdoor season with a then PR of 46.20 for second place at the USC Trojan Invitational ... Lowered his career best to 45.45 to win the Miami Hurricane Invitational ... Also claimed the LSU Alumni Gold title with a 46.22 ... Anchored the Aggie relay outdoors in 10 of the 11 races he raced ... A&M placed fifth at NCAA Outdoor with a 3:01.68 ... Won the Big 12 title with a 3:03.04 ... Ran 3:05.14 to open the outdoor season at Arizona State ... Finished second at USC with a 3:03.16 ... Did not finish the Texas Relays as Joey Roberts was injured early on his first leg carry ... Runner-up at Oregon Pepsi Invitational (3:08.98), won Miami Invitational (3:06.44), finished second at LSU Alumni (3:09.02) and placed third at Penn Relays (3:05.01).

After competing at the Olympics in London he underwent surgery for a sports hernia in September and returned to training in October.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago ... 2011 Pan Am Juniors silver medalist in 400 meters, running a career best 46.50 in Miramar, Florida ... Also ran third leg for Trinidad & Tobago in prelims of 4 x 400 at IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea ... Member of 4 x 400 as Trinidad & Tobago placed second at 2011 CAC Games in Puerto Rico with a time of 3:01.65 ... Won Trinidad & Tobago junior title in 2011 with a 47.33 ... Ran on junior 4 x 400 for Trinidad & Tobago that won 2011 Carifta Games in Jamaica ... In 2010, competed at IAAF World Junior Championships in Canada, advancing to semifinals of the 400 ... Placed second in 400 (46.59) at Carifta Games in junior division and finished third (47.16) at CAC Games in junior division ... Also member of 4 x 400 that won CAC title and finished third at Carifta Games.

PERSONAL: Deon Christopher Lendore is the son of Cipirani Lendore and Chrispina Edmund ... Born October 28, 1992 in Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago ... Has two siblings, Leah and Jovaughn ... Majoring in Business Management ... Started competing at age 16 ... Also enjoys soccer and video games ... Chose Texas A&M since he realized they have a wonderful track program and is very good in developing athletes.

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