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Channing Ferguson

  • position Jumps
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Rock Hill, S.C.
  • High school Northwestern HS
  • Previous School USC Upstate
  • position Jumps
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Rock Hill, S.C.
  • High school Northwestern HS
  • Previous School USC Upstate

Channing Ferguson Bio

Career Honors and Recognition
3x Outdoor Second Team All-American (2024 (2x), 2023)
2024 Indoor Second Team All-SEC
2x First Team All-Big South

Season and Career Results
2024
Indoor
Appeared in seven meets in his first indoor season with the Gamecocks, finishing top-3 in six of his seven appearances … Competed in six high jump events and one long jump competition … Finished in a rare six-way tie for third at the SEC Indoor Championship in the high jump, clearing 2.11m and earning Second Team All-SEC honors … Made his Gamecock debut at the Clemson Opener in December when he won the high jump with a height of 2.10m … Also won the high jump at the SC Invite when he cleared an indoor personal best height of 2.16m (7-1) for the fourth best high jump in program history … Finished runner-up in his lone long jump competition, jumping 7.31m (23-11.75).

Outdoor
Competed in nine meets in his first outdoor season with the Gamecocks, competing in both the high jump and the long jump, in addition to a pair of 4x100m relays … Earned a pair of Second Team All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the long jump and the high jump … Finished 13th in his NCAA Championship long jump debut, jumping 7.56m (24-9.75) … Cleared 2.12m (6-11.5) in the high jump to finish tied for 11th at the Outdoor Championship, marking his second consecutive season as Second Team All-American at the big meet … Earned his way to the national championship after finishing fourth in the high jump at the regional meet with a personal best height of 2.17m (7-1.5) and finishing eighth in the long jump after jumping 7.59m (24-11) … High clearance of 2.17m ranks sixth all-time in Gamecock outdoor history … Scored in the SEC Outdoor Championship in the high jump, finishing eighth overall after clearing 2.09m (6-10.25) … During the regular season, he won a pair of high jump competitions at the Weems Baskin Invitational (2.11m) and at the Gamecock Invitational (2.11m) … Also won a pair of long jump events during the regular season, including in his Gamecock outdoor debut at the Shamrock Invitational with a new wind-aided PR of 7.77m (25-6), ranking sixth all-time in Carolina history … Also won the long jump at the Weems Baskin Invitational, jumping 7.63m (25-0.5).

Previous School(s)
USC Upstate
2023
Indoor
Competed in five meets during the indoor campaign, taking part in the high jump, long jump and two triple jump events … Really excelled in the high jump, finishing with four runner-up finishes and taking the crown at the COROS Collegiate Challenge on Jan. 22 when he cleared 2.03m … Cleared a personal best 2.15m at both the Samford Bulldog Open and in the Big South Championship … Finished with three runner-up finishes in the long jump and one victory, winning the 2023 Big South Indoor Championship when he jumped a season-best distance of 7.35m … Also cleared 7.10m at the Samford Bulldog Open and 7.11m at the Gamecock Opener … Successfully jumped a personal best 13.97m in the triple jump at the Samford Bulldog Open, finishing sixth overall.

Outdoor
Appeared in nine total meets during the outdoor season, competing in the high jump and the long jump … Earned Second Team All-American honors in the high jump at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championship when he cleared 2.11m to finish 14th … Earned his way to the NCAA Championship when he finished third at the NCAA East Regional, clearing 2.14m … Took home the Big South Championship title in the long jump, jumping 7.45m, while also finishing runner-up at the conference meet in the high jump at 2.09m … Set a personal best in the high jump at the Cregger Outdoor Track facility at Carolina, winning the USC Open High Jump with a height of 2.16m … Also claimed the Adidas Winthrop University Invitational high jump one month prior to his victory in Columbia when he cleared 2.05m … Competed in five total meets in the long jump, winning the Diesels Last Chance Meet (7.24m), the aforementioned Big South Championship, and the Charlotte 49er Classic (7.40m) … Jumped a season-best distance of 7.48m at the Charlotte Invitational to finish runner-up.

2022
Indoor
Competed in six events, taking part in the high jump and the long jump … Won two high jump events during the indoor campaign at the Carolina Challenge (2.04m) and the Visit Winston-Salem College Kick-Off (2.09m) … Jumped a season-best height at the Darius Dixon when he cleared 2.11m to finish fifth … Won the long jump while in Winston-Salem, jumping a collegiate best 7.52m … Finished runner-up in both the high jump (2.06m) and the long jump (7.43m) at the Big South Championship.

Outdoor
Appeared in eight meets during his first full outdoor season with the Spartans, competing in the high jump, long jump, two 110-meter hurdle races and one 4x100m relay … Had a pair of wins in the high jump during the outdoor season, jumping a season-best height 2.12m at the Adidas Winthrop University Invitational and clearing 2.10m at the Charlotte 49er Classic … Also jumped 7.61m in the long jump at Winthrop, claiming the crown with a collegiate best distance in the long jump … Finished runner-up at the Big South Outdoor Championship in both the high jump (2.07m) and the long jump (7.55m) … Had a successful meet at the Newberry College Hub-City Invitational, finishing first in the 110mH with a collegiate PR of 15.62, while also finishing second in his only collegiate 4x100m relay with a time of 41.96.

2021
Indoor
Competed in one meet as a true freshman during the indoor season, jumping in the high jump and the long jump at the Visit Winston-Salem College Kick-Off … Finished fourth in both events, jumping 2.01m in the high jump and 6.81m in the long jump.

Outdoor
Did not compete.

Personal Records

Indoor

HJ 2.16m/7-1 (2/3/24)
LJ 7.52m/24-8.25 (12/3/22)
TJ 13.97m/45-10 (2/11/23)

Outdoor

110mH 15.62 (4/8/22)
HJ 2.17m/7-1.5 (5/24/24)
LJ 7.61m/24-11.75 | 7.77m/25-6w (3/25/22 | 3/15/24)