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Gary Ford
Gary Ford

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dolton, Ill.

High School:
Thornridge

Last College:
Illinois

Height:
6-2

Event:
Hurdles/Jumps

Prior to Auburn: Spent two seasons at University of Illinois ... 2012 Outdoor ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 110m hurdles, setting a career-best time of 14.08 in the prelims ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships in the 110m hurdles ... Set a career-best long jump mark of 22-10 1/2 (6.97m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge ... Also competed in the 400m hurdles and was part of the 4x400m relay.

2012 Indoor: Participated in the long jump and 60m hurdles ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships in the long jump and placed 20th with a personal best jump of 22-07 1/4 (6.89m) ... Took fourth in both the Mark Colligan Memorial and Orange and Blue Open in the 60m hurdles with times of 8.28 and 8.19, respectively ... Ran his season best in the 60m hurdles at the Orange and Blue Open ... Competed in six meets.

High School: State champion of the 110m hurdles and second in the state in the 300m hurdles as a senior ... Finished fourth in the state in high jump as a sophomore ... Earned All-State football honors, breaking every wide receiver record at his school ... Named All-Conference three times in football and All-Area once.

Personal: Born November 6, 1992 ... Son of Glenn and Aliece Ford ... Has two siblings, Glenn (23) and Victoria (16) ... Majoring in strength and conditioning.

Ford's Personal Bests
Outdoor
110m H: 14:08 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
400m H: 56.42 - John McDonnell Invitational (4/21/12)
Long Jump: 22-10 1/2 (6.97m) - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23/12)

Indoor
Long Jump: 22-7 ¼ (6.89m) - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
60m H: 8.19 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)