Adrian Durant
Adrian Durant

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Teaneck, N.J.

High School:
Teaneck

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
10/18/1984

Major:
Computer Science


2004 Olympian (US Virgin Islands)
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll


Top Times 55m: 6.32; 100m: 10.37; 200m: 20.89; 400m: 48.61

OUTLOOK: More focused after a strong finish in outdoor season with an Olympic appearance... one of the most talented sprinters in the country and is expected to be a great contributor for the Gamecocks at the SEC and NCAA championships.

2004: Indoor at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville ran 6.32 in the heat of the 55m dash to finish sixth with a time of 6.35, and finished fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.67 ... At the meet of Champions in New York finished in eighth place in the 60m dash and second in his heat of the 200m with a time of 21.61 ... At the SEC Indoor Championships finished in seventh place in the 60m dash with a time of 6.80 and placed 11th in the 200m with a time of 21.34 ... At the NCAA Last Chance meet in Gainesville placed second with a time of 6.23 in the 55m dash ... Outdoors at Florida Relays ran 10.68 in heats of the 100m ... At Georgia Tech ran 10.58 in the 100m to place third ... Placed first in the 100m at the SC State Championships with time of 10.57 ... At the Sea Ray Relays finished second in the 100m with time of 10.43 ... At the Orange and Purple Classic ran 10.47 in heats to finish seventh with time of 10.56 ... At the SEC Championships ran 10.70 in the 100m and 21.72 in the 200m.

2003: Indoors, finished seventh in the 200m at the SEC Four-Way Meet ... Was second in 400m heat and fifth in 299m heat at Meet of Champions ... Won 200m and 400m heats at SEC Indoor Championships ... Outdoors, placed 17th in the 100m dash at the Florida Relays ... Finished fifth in the 100m dash at the SEC Quad Meet ... Ran a 21.08 in the 200m dash at the SEC Quad Meet, a personal and season best as well as a regional qualifying mark, finishing third ... Placed eighth in the 100m dash and 20th in the 200m dash at the Sea Ray Relays ... Ran a season and personal best in the 100m dash at the Orange & Purple Classic with a time of 10.37, a regional qualifying mark ... Finished fourth in his heat of the 100m dash and third in his heat of the 200m dash at the SEC Championships ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished first at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:04.66 ... Finished eighth in the finals of the 100m dash at the NCAA East Regional, as well as seventh in the 200m dash ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay team that finished fifth at the NCAA Regional ... Also at the NCAA Regional, finished third in his preliminary heat of the 100m dash and third in his heat of the 200m dash with a season best time of 20.89, a new career best for him ... Qualified for World Championships and ran for native U.S. Virgin Islands at the competition in Paris ... Ran a time of 21.11 in the 200m, but did not advance.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Teaneck High School ... Coached by Michelle McMillan ... Lettered in track for all four years (1999-02) ... Team was state sectional champion in 2002 ... Named first-team All-North New Jersey in the 400m dash in 2002 ... State group champion in 55m and 400m dashes in 2002 Indoors ... State section champ in 200m and 400m dashes in 2002.

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PERSONAL:

Date of birth/Location: October 18, 1984/Christansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Parent: Celestine Durant

Major: Computer Science

In my free time I enjoy: Playing flag football

Favorite professional athlete: Michael Johnson

Career goal: To become an entrepreneur and own my own business

Why I chose USC: Because of the great athletic program and the warm weather

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