Derron Flood
Derron Flood

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Deep Creek

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
R-Jr./R-Jr.


Helped lead 4x400m relay team to NCAA Championships after sitting out the previous two seasons ... Can contribute in the relay and the 400

2007: Outdoors, finished fifth in the 400m at the Jim Click Shootout to open the season ... recorded a fourth place finish while competing in the 400m at the Spec Towns National Invite with a time of 47.30 ... qualified for the NCAA East Region meet in the 400m after finishing eigth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a 46.53 showing. The time was the second fastest mark by a Gamecock on the year ... member of 4x400m relay team that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships in 3:05.03.

2006: Did not run.

2005: Did not run.

2004: Indoors, at the Carolina Big 12 meet, ran a time of 49.67 in the 400m to finish eighth ... place eighth in the 400 at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 48.21 ... finished fourth in the 400m at the SEC Invitational ... finished fifth at the Gator Invitational in the 400m with a time of 48.65 ... at the Meet of Champions in New York, placed fourth in his heat at 48.61 ... at the SEC Championships in Kentucky, he ran a time of 47.46 to finish 15th in the heats.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Va. ... posted the nation's fastest indoor 500m time with a mark of 1:04.51 ... anchored the 4x200 relay team that established a national indoor record ... part of the 4x100m relay champion squad at the Penn Relays ... team was five-time state champions ... ran personal-best time of 47.47 in the 400m as a junior ... best 300m time was 34.12 and 200m time of 21.41 came during his senior year ... ran a 10.78 100m time as a freshman ... also lettered in football.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 2, 1985, in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... parents are Ricky and Debbie Flood ... chose South Carolina because of the great training facilities and teammates ... notes that his father has been the biggest influence on his life ... favorite athlete is Michael Johnson ... pursuing a degree in sociology.