Fall Commencement Ceremony Set for Saturday at McCamish Pavilion
Yellow Jackets compete in Birmingham for second straight weekend
Indoor: Competed in the 4x400 relay, 400m and 200m … Finished 19th in the 400m at the Music City Challenge with a time of 51.34. Outdoor: Excelled in the 400m hurdles throughout the outdoor season … Finished seventh in the event at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 53.90 … Recorded a personal-best time of 52.99 in the prelims at ACCs … Finished third in the event at the Georgia Invitational with a time of 54.03 … Finished seventh in the event at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 54.05 … Finished ninth in the event at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 54.86.
Indoor: Helped the DMR team to a second-place finish and a time of 10:10.65 at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational … Ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed fourth at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a time of 3:18.72. Outdoor: Placed second in the 400-meter hurdles (55.54) at the Georgia Spec Towns Invite … Improved that time to a personal-best 54.50 at the Duke Twilight … Helped the 4x400-meter relay team place second (3:19.36) at the Yellow Jacket Invite.
Indoor: Helped the 4x400-meter relay team place third in a time of 3:27.21 at the Orange and Purple Classic ... Placed sixth in the 400 meters in a time of 52.82 at the same meet ... Ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay and helped the team place seventh (3:20.77) at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 56.43 ... Helped the 4x100-meter relay team place eighth in a time of 41.87 at the ACC Championships ... Set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.92 at the same meet.
Indoor: Ran his best 200 meters in 23.29 at the Rod McCravy Invite ... set a personal-best in the 400 meters (50.42) at the ACC Championships ... Logged a PR in the 500 meters (1:07.27) at the Orange & Purple Winter Classic. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Earned four letters in track at Episcopal Baton Rouge ... Named All-State in 2011 and All-Metro three times (2010-2012) ... Placed second in the LHSAA Class 2A meet in the 300m hurdles (38.17) ... Team was state runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Placed third in the 2012 LHSAA indoor state championship in the 400 meters (51.45) ... Took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles at the same event with a time of 8.12 ... Also a four-year letterwinner in football ... Selected as an all-district defensive back in 2011 ... Named to the honor roll all four years of high school.
Full name is Julian Alberto Darden ... Born Oct. 7, 1993 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Son of Allen and Maria Darden ... Has two siblings, Alex and Mookie ... Enjoys kayaking, fishing and playing paintball ... Majoring in biomedical engineering.