Northeast All-American and two-time state champion hurdler Daeshon Gordon has made an oral commitment to LSU after weighing offers from other perennial NCAA track powers Miami, Tennessee, Clemson and UCF, among others.
“LSU is a stable program that has produced,” Gordon said. “I’m guaranteed to get better there. I’ve always thought about running on the next level. When I learned track was a business and that it was going to change my life in the future, I took it more seriously.”
Gordon already had established herself as one of the most coveted prep hurdlers in the United States even before her stock spiked at the Jamaica National Junior Championships and Trials this past Summer.
Gordon set personal bests to win the 400-meter hurdles (58.92), in only her third time running the event, and finish fourth in the 100 hurdles (13.70) to qualify for the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ukraine.
Gordon’s new 400-meter hurdles time ranked third in the world. Unfortunately, a mistake in providing documentation confirming Gordon’s Jamaican nationality (her parents are Jamaican nationals) left Gordon unable to compete in the Youth Championships.
Gordon emerged as an elite hurdler in her sophomore season when she helped Boyd Anderson break through from perennial runner-up status to Class 4A state champion.
Last May she defended her Class 4A 300 hurdles state title (42.16) and finished second in the 100 hurdles (13.99) before her transfer to Northeast this past summer, which should catapult the Hurricanes to state title contender.
Gordon followed up her successful state title defense by winning the 100 meters hurdles (13.77) and her 400 hurdles debut (1:00.92) at the Golden South Classic, placing first.
Gordon went undefeated in the 300 hurdles until the Great Southwest Classic in New Mexico, where she ran a personal-best 42.15, but finished second. She also ran 13.87 in the 100 hurdles to finish fourth.
American Heritage continued its undefeated season on Monday with a 10-0 victory over Boynton Beach.
Martha Thomas led the way for the Patriots with three goals. Zandy Soree and Jessica Blair each scored two goals.
Melissa Curram, Meli Monteagudo and Bella BeAlmago each added a goal apiece.
With the win, the Patriots improve to 21-0-1.
• American Heritage 10, Boynton Beach 0: Martha Thomas 3 goals. Melissa Curram goal. Meli Monteagudo goal. Zandy Soree 2 goals. Jessica Blair 2 goals. Bella BeAlmago goal. AH 21-0-1.
•St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Piper 0:
Maggie Falter 2 goals. Ariana Fontenot 2 goals. Paige andrews goal. Kaitlin Tighe goal. Dulce Macarthy goal. Kristina Sension goal. Brittany Macaluso shutout. STA 11-0-2.
•North Broward Prep 3, Dade Christian 3: DC:
Lenora Moore goal. Abby Clanton goal. Sophia Galvez goal. DC 11-3-2.
• American Heritage 1, Boyton Beach 0: Joshua Franco goal. AH 12-0-3.
Sagemont defeated Somerset Central 77-15 on Tuesday.
Dashaun Jackson led the way for the Lions with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Jessica Black scored 17 points in the rout.
Sagemont (8-2) will take on Coral Springs Charter on Thursday at 5 p.m.
• Sagemont 77, Somerset Central 15: SAG (8-2): Provenzano 2, Black 17, Rucker 6, Smith 7, Marshall 9, Jackson 18, Correa 2, Cole 6, Almodovar 10. SC (2-9): Riggins 3, Wimbush 3, Barnes 2, Hanniford 3, Avril 1, Spencer 3. Rebounds: Jackson 16, Cole 9, Smith 8, Almodovar 8. Assists: Correa 6, Smith 4, Provenzano 4, Cole 4. Steals: Jackson 3, Rucker 2, Cole 2, Smith 1, Black 1, Provenzano 1, Marshall 1. Three-pointers: Black 3, Smith 1, Marshall 1, Riggins 1, Wimbush 1, Hanniford 1, Spencer 1.
•Zion Lutheran 77, Princeton Christian 21: ZL (10-2):
Lett 18, B. Battle 21, T. Battle 7, K. Battle 29, Wright 2.PC:
Lee 4, Cobb’s 9, Parker 2, Cher 6. Rebounds: K. Battle 7. Assists: B. Battle 8. Steals: K. Battle 5. Three-pointers: B. Battle 3, K. Battle 5, Cobb’s 1, Cher 2.
•Florida Air Academy 41, Cardinal Gibbons 34: CG (6-6):
Williams 23, Tumminello 2, Jones 1, Gregos 1, Loeffler 2, G. Molinari 2, D. Molinari 3.FAA (9-3):
Vasquez 13, Antantoe 10, Daiz 7, Gorden 6, Rosich 5. Rebounds: D. Molinari 8, Jones 4. Assists: Williams 3. Steals: Clifford 2, G. Molinari 2.
•Coral Springs Charter 41, Calvary Christian 38: CC:
Gray 9, Spring 11, Kreisel 6, Nevils 2, Pitts 2, Nazario 3, Sieradzan 1, Patullo 4. Rebounds: Gray 3. Assists: Gray 4.
• Marathon 58, Hollywood Christian 50: HC: Holmes 12, Jackson 19, Gertner 17, Momperus 2. Rebounds: Jackson 15. Steals: Jackson 4. Assists: Holmes 3.
Flanagan vs. Hialeah (HIA), 4:00
Sagemont vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 7:00
West Broward vs. Coral Glades ( ), 7:30
Douglas vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 7:30
Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 7:30
Hollywood Hills vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7:30
Monarch vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:30
Chaminade-Madonna vs. Mourning (Mourning), 8:00
Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 7:00
Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 7:00
Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 7:00
Coral Glades vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 6:00
West Broward vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 7:00
South Broward vs. Dillard (Dillard), 7:00
Northeast vs. Nova (Home), 7:00
Plantation vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach), 7:00
North Broward Prep vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas), 7:00
Western vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:00
Coconut Creek vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 5:00
Taravella vs. Douglas (Home), 5:30
Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 5:30
Nova vs. Everglades (Everglades), 5:30
Northeast vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 5:30
Pinecrest Prep vs. Somerset Academy (SOM), 5:00
Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale), 5:00
Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 5:00
Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills (Hollywood Hills), 5:00
Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Glades (Coral Glades), 3:00
Taravella vs. Coral Springs (Coral Springs), 5:00
Cypress Bay vs. West Broward (West Broward), 5:00
Piper vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 5:00
American Heritage vs. Douglas (DELRAY), 5:00