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Gary Ford
Gary Ford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dolton, Ill.

High School:
Thornridge

Last College:
Illinois

Height:
6-2

Event:
Hurdles/Jumps

2014 Outdoor:
Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 110mH ... Runner-up in the 110mH with a time of 13.98 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Recorded an eighth place finish in the 110mH at the Texas Relays at 13.98 ... Finished fourth at the Border Clash in the 110mH at 14.17.

2014 Indoor:
Competed at five meets in the 60mH and 200m ... Ran season-best 22.60 in the 200m at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Advanced to the semifinals of the 60mH at the Tyson Invitational.

2013 Outdoor:
Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 110mH, finishing 24th with a time of 14.30 ... Won the 110mH title at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet at 14.27 ... Placed third at the Lee Calhoun Memorial with a season-best time of 13.70 ... Recorded a top-5 finish in the 400mH at 55.35 at the Lee Calhoun Memorial.

2013 Indoor:
Competed at three events in the 60mH and long jump ... Ran a season-best 8.32 in the 60mH at the Meyo Invite ... Finished fourth at the Illini Classic in the long jump with a distance of 20-10.5/6.36m ... Placed seventh in the long jump at the IU Relays with a jump of 20-2.25/6.15m.

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 Records
Event Mark Meet
60mH Indoor 7.98 2014 Husker Invitational
110mH Outdoor 13.98 Twice; last at 2014 Tiger Track Classic
200m Indoor 22.60 2014 Vanderbilt Invitational
400mH Outdoor 56.42 2012 John McDonnell Invitational
Long Jump Indoor 22-7.25/6.89m 2012 Big Ten Championships
Long Jump Outdoor 22-10.5/6.97m 2012 SEC/Big Ten Challenge