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Jaylen Bacon
Player Profile:

 

 Career Accolades
 Outdoor
  • 2015 Sun Belt Conference Most Outstanding Freshman
  • Four-time All-Sun Belt Conference
  • Two-time Sun Belt Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week
  • Ranks second all-time at A-State in 100-meter (10.10) and 200-meter (20.71) dash.
  • Seven first place finishes; 100-meter (3), 200-meter (2), 4x100m relay (1) and 4x400m relay (1).
 Indoor
  • 2015 Sun Belt Conference Most Outstanding Freshman
  • Four-time All-Sun Belt Conference
  • Two-time Sun Belt Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week
  • Holds program record in 60-meter dash (6.70)
  • Six first place finishes: 55/60-meter (3) and 200-meter (3)
 Career Bests
 Outdoor
  • 100m - 10.10
  • 200m - 20.71
  • 400m - 47.97
 Indoor
  • 55m - 6.28
  • 60m - 6.70
  • 200m - 21.37
  • 400m - 49.21
 2014-15 (Freshman)
 Outdoor
  • Finished year ranked tied for 14th nationally in 100-meter dash (10.10) and ninth in the NCAA West Region.
  • Ranked 41st nationally in 200-meter dash (20.71), 21st in the NCAA West Region. 
  • Advanced to NCAA West Region Preliminaries in 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100m relay.
  • Due to hamstring injury, finished 24th in 100-meter dash with time of 10.75 seconds.
  • Was also scheduled to race in 200-meter dash but did not start due to injury. 
  • Finished second at Sun Belt Conference Championships in 100m (10.10) and 200m (20.71)
  • Ran second leg for the 4x100m relay that finished second at Sun Belt Conference Championships in time of 39.98 seconds. 
  • In that 4x100m relay, A-State broke school record that had stood since 1982.
  • His 100-meter dash best time of 10.10 seconds ranks as the second-fastest in program history.
  • Won 100-meter dash at Red Wolves Open with time of 10.26 seconds. 
  • Earn SBC Male Track Athlete of the Week honors on April 15 after winning 100-meter (10.17) and 200-meter dash (20.73) at the Tennessee Sea Relays. 
  • Ran the 400-meter dash at Auburn Tiger Invitational and finished fifth in time of 47.97 seconds. 
  • Claimed first place honors in 100-meter (10.35) and 200-meter dash (21.02) at UNF Spring Break Invitational to earn SBC Male Track Athlete of the Week accolades. 
 Indoor
  • Member of 2015 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship team.
  • Claimed top honors in 200-meter dash (21.37) at Sun Belt Conference Championships. 
  • Finished second in 60-meter dash (6.75) at SBC Championships. 
  • Ran second leg in 4x400m relay at SBC Championships that finished second, clinching the indoor title for A-State.
  • Red Wolves posted a time of 3:15.94 in 4x400m relay, the fastest time by A-State since 2005.
  • Ran the seventh-fastest time (6.84) in 60-meter dash among challenging field at Husker Invitational. 
  • Finished first in 55m-dash (6.29) at A-State Invitational and came in second in the 200-meter dash (21.59).
  • Claimed top finish in the 55-meter dash at ASU Scarlet & Black Invitational (6.28). 
  • Finished third in his lone run of the 400-meter dash (49.21) at the ASU Scarlet & Black Invitational.
  • Set program record in 60-meter dash (6.75) to finish second at the University of Kentucky Invitational.
  • Champion of the 200-meter dash at UK Invitational with time of 21.48 seconds to earn first of two Sun Belt Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week honors.
  • Won 55-meter dash (6.30) and 200-meter dash (21.52) at ASU Kickoff Klassic to pick up SBC accolades after his first meet. 
 Personal
  • Son of Shelton and Bernadette Bacon of Eastover, S.C.
  • Born in Columbia, S.C.
  • Has two younger sisters.
  • Nickname is Baconator.
  • Enjoys drawing and reading.

 

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