LSU Gold

Jordan McClendon Season 2024

Black Jack, Mo.
Previous School
High School
John Burroughs School

Events: Weight Throw (69-3 1/4), Discus (150-2), Hammer Throw (187-1)

An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Was the 15th-place finisher in the weight throw at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships while throwing a series-best of 65 feet, 0 1/2 inches at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium … An SEC finalist in the event with a mark of 65-10 1/2 for ninth place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the weight throw title at the LSU Twilight meet with a personal-best mark of 69-3 1/4 to secure her spot in the NCAA field … Moved into the No. 2 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw with her PR of 69-3 1/4, trailing only Denise Hinton’s school-record mark of 73-11 from the 2014 season … Also won the weight throw at the Purple Tiger Invitational (58-6 3/4) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (66-5 1/4) in meets held at the Carl Maddox Field House … Placed third at the Auburn Invitational (62-1 /34) and fourth at the Iowa State Classic (64-8 3/4) … Also threw the weight at the Commodore Invitational (62-10 3/4) and Razorback Invitational (61-10 1/2) during the indoor season … Stepped into the hammer cage at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Columbia, South Carolina … Threw her personal best of 187-1 in the event in a sixth-place finish at the inaugural SEC Relays … Moved to No. 8 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw with her PR of 187-1 … Threw 178-8 for third place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Added marks of 165-8 for eighth at the Bobcat Invitational and 180-6 for 34th at the Beach Invitational … Ended the 2017 season with a personal best of 150-2 in the discus at the Battle on the Bayou where she finished in fifth place … Also threw the discus at the Beach Invitational (132-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (124-6) … Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

Transferred to LSU following her freshman season at Tulane in 2016 … Set Tulane’s school record with a personal best of 62-1 to grab and eighth-place individual finish in the weight throw at the 2016 American Indoor Track & Field Championships … Also threw 61-11 in a sixth-place finish in the weight throw at the Indiana University Relays during the 2016 indoor season … Ended her rookie season at the collegiate level as one of the all-time Top 10 throwers in the history of Tulane women’s track and field in each of the shot put, discus and hammer throws … Posted her best mark of 45-8 in the shot put at the Alabama Relays … Threw a 2016 seasonal best of 140-4 to win the discus title at the Tulane Twilight Invitational … Set a seasonal best of 147-5 in the hammer throw at the Baylor Invitational to highlight the 2016 outdoor season … Was the New Balance Indoor Nationals Bronze Medalist in the weight throw as a high school senior in 2015 while throwing 55-9 3/4 at The Armory in New York … A three-time Missouri Class 3A state champion thrower during her prep career at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis … Twice a state champion in the shot put as a freshman in 2012 with a throw of 40-4 3/4 and as a junior in 2014 with a school-record throw of 44-9 1/4 … Also crowned the Missouri Class 3A state champion in the discus during her senior season in 2015 with a school-record throw of 144-8 … Won two state silver medals in the discus in 2015 and shot put in 2016 … Helped lead her team at John Burroughs School to the team state championship in 2015 … Set a personal best of 153-3 in the hammer throw during her high school career … Also played basketball and volleyball as a high school standout at the John Burroughs School.

Full name is Jordan Alexandra McClendon … Born on Sept. 16, 1996 … Mother is Felicia McClendon … Plans to major in psychology at LSU.

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