TAMU Track & Field BIO
 Deon Lendore

2014 (JUNIOR): Selected as one of three finalists for The Bowerman Award ... Won the NCAA Outdoor 400m title in 45.02 to complete a sweep of national championships after winning the NCAA Indoor crown with a 45.21 … Undefeated in his junior campaign at 400m over 14 races, which included eight finals – four indoor and four outdoor … Named USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Year, SEC Outdoor Runner of the Year, and South Central Region Athlete of the Year … Scored 14 ½ points for Texas A&M during NCAA Outdoor Championships as Aggies placed third in team scoring … In addition to winning the 400m at NCAA Outdoor, he anchored 4x400 to victory with a 44.10 split as A&M ran 2:59.60, just missing the collegiate record of 2:59.59 set by LSU in 2005 … Also anchored the Aggie 4x100 to runner-up finish with a time of 38.84 … Swept conference titles in the 400 and 4x400, indoor and outdoor, for the third consecutive year … Only the second SEC sprinter over the past 20 years to sweep 400 and 4x400 titles, indoor and outdoor, in two consecutive years … Currently is 12 for 12 in conference races over 400m and in 4x400 relay, indoors and outdoors, which includes Big 12 (2012) and SEC Championships (2013, 2014) … Won the SEC Outdoor 400m title in 44.36 to break a 45-year-old A&M school record of 44.67 set by Curtis Mills in winning the 1969 NCAA meet … Lendore’s time ranks seventh on the all-time collegiate list, with the ninth best performance, and is second best on the Trinidad & Tobago all-time list, trailing only the national record of 44.21 set by Ian Morris in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games … Anchored Aggie 4x100 and 4x400 relays to meet record victories in SEC Championship as A&M amassed 155 points to dethrone three-time defending champion Arkansas (116.5) … The 4x100 won in 38.50 to better the 38.53 set by Florida in 2011, the 4x400 clocked 3:01.19, with Lendore splitting 44.2, to top the 3:02.23 set by Florida in 2005 … Lendore anchored the Aggie 4x100 to a school record of 38.30 as A&M finished second to Florida (38.29) in the Texas Relays … An injury on the anchor leg of the 4x400 during the Texas Relays kept Lendore out of action for a couple of weeks … On his return to the track he won the 400m in a then personal best of 44.90 in the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State … Another victory followed a week later at the LSU Alumni Gold with a winning time of 45.47 … Anchored the Aggie 4x200 to a school record of 1:20.29 amid a runner-up finish at the Penn Relays

INDOORS – Claimed his first NCAA title in the 400 with a 45.21 in Albuquerque as he raced in the third section of the final with Florida’s Arman Hall (45.52) and Oregon’s Mike Berry (45.64). It was the second fastest winning time in the history of the NCAA Indoor Championships, second only to a world record of 44.57 set by Florida’s Kerron Clement in 2005 … LSU’s Vernon Norwood, running in section two, put up a time of 45.46 for the final section to chase and ended up finishing in second place overall … Defended his SEC Indoor title on A&M’s home track in the 400 with a world-leading time of 45.03, bettering his national record for Trinidad & Tobago with the equal sixth fastest time on the all-time world list and equal fourth fastest mark on the collegiate all-time list … Lowered his own school record from 45.15 and broke the facility record of 45.33 set by A&M’s Demetrius Pinder at the NCAA Championship in 2011 … He is the first SEC sprinter to defend his 400m title indoors since Florida Jimmy Hackley in 1997 and 1998 while Georgia’s Torrin Lawrence won a pair of titles in 2010 and 2012 … During the 2014 indoor season Lendore posted then world-leading times of 45.74 and 45.47 in his two winning ventures in the 400 while setting a career best of 20.68 for a victory in the 200 … In the SEC prelims Lendore matched his 45.47 before lowering the world-leading mark to 45.03 in the final … He also produced a split of 44.57, fourth fastest ever indoors, on an effort of 3:05.06 that placed A&M third in the 4x400 at the Razorback Invitational behind a 3:04.46 by Florida and a 3:05.02 for runner-up Arkansas … Added a 44.63 anchor split, seventh fastest ever indoors, at the SEC Championships as Texas A&M defended their title and broke the collegiate record with a time of 3:03.20, breaking the previous mark of 3:03.50 set by Arkansas in the 2013 NCAA Indoor meet.

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.

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