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2013-2014 Men's Track Roster


Cordairo Golden

Class: SR
Position: Jumps
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180 pounds
Previous School: Sheffield HS
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

2013-14
Indoor:
Five first-place finishes with four in the triple jump and one in the long jump … Placed first in the long jump (7.04m, first) and triple jump (14.89m, first) at the Edward S. Temple Classic Jan. 4 … Longest distance achieved in the triple jump came at the Music City Challenge Dec. 3 (15.74m, first) … Added another first place finish in the triple jump at the Christmas Invite (15.17m, first) … Leaped to a first place finish at the TSU Invite Feb. 1 in the triple jump (15.08m) … Season-best distance in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invite (7.30m, 2nd)

2012-13
Indoor:
Was named Male Field Performer of the Year at the Sun Belt Championships … Tied his personal best in the high jump at the SBC Championships, where he tied for 10th with a height of 1.95 meters … Won the triple jump title at the SBC Championships with a distance of 15.36 meters and was runner-up in the long jump (23-8.25 feet) … Won all six of his nine triple jump competitions in the indoor season (VT Last Chance Meet, Valentine Invitational, Ed Temple Invitational, MT Invitational, Christmas Invitational and SBC Championships) … Was named SBC Field Athlete of the Week on January 30, 2013 and January 9, 2013.< br>

Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fourth place jump of 15.59 meters at the NCAA East Regional … Set personal bests in the high jump (2.01 meters), the long jump (7.36 meters) and the triple jump (15.77 meters) this season … Won four titles in the triple jumps … Was runner-up at the SBC Championships in the long jump (24-1.75 feet) and triple jump (50-11.50 feet) ... Set a personal-best at the 2013 NCAA Championships in the triple jump leaping 15.95-meters (52-4) on his third attempt earning him fourth nationally … Named a first team All-American for his efforts

2011-12
Indoor:
Captured the long jump and triple jump titles at the Sun Belt Championships with respective personal-best leaps of 52-1.75 (15.89) and 24-5.75 (7.46m) ... Named Sun Belt Most Outstanding Male Field Performer ... Amassed a trio of Sun Belt Male Field Performer of the Week honors ... Won the long jump title at the Valentine Invitational, leaping 24-2.25 (7.37m) ... Claimed the title of the long jump with a jump of 23-6.25 (7.17m) at the MTSU Invitational ... Took victory in the triple jump competition at the MT Christmas Invitational while posting a jump of 48-8.25 (14.84m) ... Recorded a personal-best leap of 6-4.75 (1.95) while placing second in the high jump at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Ran a personal-best 200-meter time of 23.35 seconds at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Accumulated a total of 20 top-10 finishes in the high jump, triple jump and long jump events.

Outdoor: Captured a runner-up finish in the triple jump event at the Sun Belt Championships with a leap of 50-6.25 (15.40m) ... Notched a personal-best triple jump measurement of 50-10.00 (15.49), finishing 13th at the NCAA Regional ... Placed fifth in the high jump at the conference championships, successfully clearing the bar at a personal-best 6-5.00 (1.96m) ... Set a new personal-best measurement in the long jump at the Penn Relays, leaping 24-1.50 (7.35m) ... Took first in both the long jump and triple jump events at the Rhodes Open Meet and Black and Gold Meet ... Recorded an outdoor personal-best time of 22.63 seconds in the 200 meters at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Completed the season with a total of 16 top-10 finishes in the high jump, triple jump and long jump events.

2010-11
Indoor:
Took seventh in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, recording a final mark of 47-9.25 (14.56m) ... Leapt season-best in both the long and triple jumps at the MT Christmas Invitational with respective distances of 23-0.25 (7.01m) and 48-8.25 (14.84m) ... Recorded his top high jump height of the season, leaping 6-6 (1.98m) in a fifth-place effort at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Also took second in the triple jump with a mark of 47-8 (14.53m).

Outdoor: Fifth-place finisher in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships with a final mark of 49-2.5 (15.0m) ... Also came in 14th in the long jump with a final leap of 21-11.75 (6.70m) ... Leapt a season-best mark of 23-8.5 (7.22m) at the Tiger Track Classic in an eighth-place effort ... Finished fifth in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a mark of 23-5.5 (7.15m) ... Took 13th in the triple jump and 14th in the long jump at the War Eagle Invitational with respective marks of 46-0.75 (14.04m) and 22-5.25 (6.84m).

High School: Participated in track & field and basketball while in high school ... Won the 2010 triple jump crown at the city, district, regional and state levels ... Team MVP and Best Jumper ... Voted Most Likely to Succeed.

Personal: Cordario Laquez Golden ... Born September 3, 1992 ... Son of Brenda and Andre ... Majoring in criminal justice.