Sept. 23, 2009
Arlington, Texas - UT Arlington head men's and women's track coach John Sauerhage has announced he has hired former three time All-American Jordan Durham as the program's new sprints coach.
Durham is no stranger to the UTA track program as she spent the 2008-09 season as a graduate assistant with the program. She assisted in the development of All-American sprinters Cordero Gray and Jasmine Walls last year.
"Jordan brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to our program," Sauerhage said. "She knows our program and athletes after spending last season with us and really helped in the growth of many of our athletes. Her past accomplishments speak for themselves about what she has and will definitely bring to our program in the future."
She was a three-time All-American at Arizona State where she was a member of the Sun Devils 2008 indoor national championship team.
She participated in the relays and sprints for the Sun Devils and was a member of the team's 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships. During the Pac 10 season, she was third in the conference's 400m final and ran the third leg on the school's 4x400m relay team.
During the 2007 season she earned All-America honors in the 4x400m relay as the team ran 3:35.96 and place eighth at the NCAA Championships. That same squad won the Pac-10 title (3:33.14) and was second in the West Region.
She began her career at ASU in 2006 after spending her freshman season at TCU.
A 2004 graduate of Kennedale High School in Kennedale, Texas, she was selected as the team's MVP all four years of competition. She helped lead the track team to a state title as a senior. She also was also a two-time all-district volleyball selection and captained both teams as a senior.
She majored in psychology and sociology at Arizona State. She was born on August 28, 1986 in San Angelo, Texas.
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