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Deon Pinder
Position: Jumps
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tracy, Calif.
High School: Merrill F. West

• 2013 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Triple Jump)

Indoor Collegiate Bests:
Triple Jump: 47-6.50 (14.94m)
Long Jump: 22-9.26 (6.94m)

2013
(Indoor)
Made his big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships Debut with a fifth-place finish in triple jump with a 47-4.50 (14.44m) jump en route to the first All-Big 12 honors of his career...Improved his mark in the triple jump when he totaled a distance of 47-6.50 (14.94m) at the Sooner Invitational to take fourth...Placed fifth in the triple jump at the Varsity Apartments Invitational (46-8.00 14.22m) ...Extended his distance in the long jump competition to 22-9.26 (6.94m) at the Razorback Invitational to take 13th...Began his career at OU by placing fourth in the men's long jump with a 21-10.25 (6.66m) effort at the J.D. Martin Invitational.

High School
Merrill F West High School Male Athlete of the Year...2012 Sections Champion...2012 triple jump Masters Champion...Made repeat trips to the Sac-Joaquin Sections Masters meet...Holds the Merril West record with a 48 foot 4 inch jump at the 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet that earned him a silver medal in the event...Competed at the Junior Olympics as a member of Beast Athletic Performance, led by high school coach, T.J. Williams...California State Competitor in both 2011 and 2012 in the triple jump...Claimed both the high jump title and triple jump crown - with a personal best 48 foot 7 inch performance- and added a second-place performance in the long jump (personal best, 21 foot 5 inch) at the 2012 Tri County Athletic League Finals.

Personal
Son of Tracy and Renee Pinder...Has one sister, Tiffany (23).

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