Dondre Echols
Dondre  Echols

Oxon Hill, Md.

High School:

Hurdles, Sprints

Year (I/O):

• 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014: Indoors - one of the Gamecocks' three 60 meter hurdle specialists...captured two top three finishes, including a win at the Hilton Garden Invitational (7.87)...ran his top time of the season at the Cherry and Silver Invitational, using a 7.86 to finish third...secured an eighth-place finish at SEC Indoor Championships (8.01)...Outdoors - concentrated on the 110mH, posting five top five finishes...went under the 14 second barrier for the first time of the season, at SEC Outdoors clocking a collegiate-best 13.82 to advance to the finals where he finished sixth (14.00)...qualified for NCAA East Preliminary round in the high hurdles, just missing his first individual bid, posting times of 13.87 in the preliminary round and 13.94 to finish 18th...entered the 400mH three times, finishing third at Weems Baskin with his best time of the season at 52.82...also ran on the 4x100 meter relay that won the collegiate division at Penn Relays (40.16) and finished sixth at SEC Outdoor Championships (39.60)...continued his season at USATF Senior Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., running a 14.00 into a headwind to finish 18th.

2013: 2013 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier (110mH, 4x100m)...Indoors, won two of the three South Carolina home indoor meets, posting a best 55mh time of 7.38...Posted a pair of top-eight finishes at the Auburn Invitational and Hokie Invitational...clocked in with the ninth-fastest 60mH time in school history at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational, finishing fourth with a time of 7.85...took 10th place at the Tyson Invitational and finished in 13th at his first SEC Indoor Championships...Outdoors, concentrated on the high hurdles...posted top-five finishes in his first three outdoor meet at the Hurricane Invitational, Weems Baskin Invitational and the Raleigh the SEC Outdoor Championships, punched his ticket to the finals with a then-season-best 14.00, the fifth-fastest time of the the finals, took sixth to score with a time of 14.52 (-2.1)...qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary round and moved through the first round with a 14.00 (+1.2) and was just outside of the top-12 with his collegiate-best time of 13.90 (+0.7) to finish in 15th...also a relay member, running the second-fastest 4x100m time of the year at the NCAA East Preliminary round, finishing in 16th place.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at US Junior Nationals to qualify as a US World Junior National Team participant at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships for the 110mH in Barcelona, Spain, where he finished sixth with a time of 13.71 after recording a mark of 13.56 at the US Junior Championships to earn a bid...Top marks of 13.56 in the 110m hurdles, 36.2 in the 300m hurdles, 10.60 in 100m, 48.3 in the 400m, 6.40 in the 55m and 7.71 in the 60m hurdles...holds four state records: the 110mH, the 300mH, the 4x100 and the 55mH...12 state titles over the course of his career: three in the 110mH, two in the 300mH, three in the 4x100m relay, two in the 4x200m relay, one 55mH and one in the 55m...2011-12 Gatorade Athlete of the Year...Washington Post All-Met 2011-12 for winter and spring...Washington Post All-Met Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year...Ranked #1 in the US in the 55mH...2011 club 4x400m ran a 3:11.

PERSONAL: Also an All-State football player at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Md...owns the Maryland high school state record with four interceptions in one game...intends to major in political science...also considered Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Ole Miss and Texas Tech...came to South Carolina for the coaching staff and to compete in the SEC.

Indoor Personal Records
55m Hurdles
7.38 (1/12/13 USC Indoor #1)
60m Hurdles
7.72 (1/30/15 Armory Invitational)
22.37 (1/18/14 Virginia Tech Invite)
34.44 (1/16/15 Virginia Tech Invite)
Outdoor Personal Records
110m Hurdles
13.82 (+0.9) (5/17/14 SEC Outdoors)
400m Hurdles
52.82 (3/29/14 Weems Baskin Invite)