National Junior Record holder Daeshon Gordon dies

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National Junior Record holder Daeshon Gordon dies

Monday, October 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Junior Record holder Daeshon Gordon passed away suddenly yesterday morning. She was 22-years old.

The Florida-born 100m hurdler was completing studies for her undergraduate degree at Northwestern State University (NSU) after finishing a remarkable collegiate track and field career this spring.

NSU's director of athletics Greg Burke said: “Our hearts go out to Daeshon's family, and to our track and field family, at this extremely difficult time. “There are no words to express the feelings that so many have when a young life ends abruptly and much before its time.”

Gordon smashed the Jamaican junior record at the 2015 Beijing World Championships Trials, with a personal best of 12.97 seconds to take fourth place in the final of the women's 100-metre hurdles.

She represented Jamaica at the 2014 World Junior Championships and is a two-time All-America hurdler at Louisiana State University.

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