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Jermaine Collier

  • position Sprints, Hurdles
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Trenton, N.J.
  • High school Trenton Central-West
  • position Sprints, Hurdles
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Trenton, N.J.
  • High school Trenton Central-West

Jermaine Collier Bio

2013 SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist – 400mH
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
2015 Second-Team All-American – 60mH
2015 Second-Team All-American – Outdoor 4x400m Relay
2015 SEC Indoor Bronze Medalist – 60mH


Indoor: had a breakout season as a top hurdler for the indoors, earning Team MVP honors… earned bronze at the SEC Indoor Championship for the 60mH … ran a 7.76 in the 60mH to finish third at the Tyson Invite, a new personal best and the tenth-fastest time in program history… his best time ranked ninth in the nation for the 60mH… finished 14th at the NCAA Championships… also served as a key member of the 4×4 relay team.
Outdoors: Regional qualifier… ran in the 110 and 400 hurdle events… finished second overall in the 110 and fifth in the 400mH at the Bill Carson Invite… helped lead Carolina to the shuttle hurdle relay title at the Penn Relays, with the third fastest time in program history (55.53)… scored for the team with a seven-place finish in the 110mH at the SEC Championships, running a 13.73… finished 19th in the 110 at the East Regionals, but qualified for nationals as part of the 4×4 relay team.

Indoor: Ran the best 60-meter hurdle time by a Gamecock in 2014 at 7.80 and finished in the top four of at four events, including SEC Championships…time of 7.80 is the No. 9 time in South Carolina history…won the Virginia Tech Challenge (7.84)…advanced to the 60mH final at SEC Indoor Championships, finishing fourth with a time of 7.82… ran on the Gamecocks’ 4×400 that finished sixth at SEC Indoors (3:09.13).
Outdoor: Significantly improved in the 110mH over the course of the season, dropping his PR to a 13.99 to win the Bill Carson Invitational and then a 13.65 at the SEC Outdoor Championships from his first race of the season at the Shamrock Invite (14.42)…his 13.65 is the No. 6 time in school history…also won the 400mH at the Bill Carson to complete the hurdle sweep at the event, posting a 51.87…ran his best 400mH time at Florida Relays, clocking a 50.96, the No. 10 time in school history…qualified for both the 110mH and the 400mH finals at SEC Outdoor Championships for the second-straight season, finishing fifth (13.95) and ninth (53.25)…narrowly missed his first bid to NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 16th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (13.90)…continued his season at USATF Senior Outdoor Championships, finishing 17th with a time of 13.88.

Indoors: Primarily competed in the hurdle events for the Gamecocks in his freshman season…Ran a season-best of 7.50 in the 55mH at the USC Indoor Invitational for a second place finish…in the 60-meter hurdles, ran his best time at the prestigious Amory Collegiate Invitational in New York at 8.04 to finish 18th in the prelims…narrowly missed the 60mH finals at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing 10th in the prelims with an 8.13.
Outdoors: NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier in three events (110mH, 400mH, 4x400m)… finished third at the Spec Towns Relays in the 110mH at 14.21 (+1.7)…posted a pair of top-10 finishes in the 400-meter hurdles at the Spec Town Relays (4th, 52.56) and Penn Relays (7th, 52.52)…Made a major impact at the SEC Championships…blazed to a collegiate best 14.06 (+2.1) in the 110-meter hurdles to finish sixth in the preliminary round at the SEC Outdoor Championships…in the finals, ran a 14.39 (-2.1) to finish fifth…finished second in the 400-meter hurdle prelims with a personal-best of 51.91 and ran a 52.04 to claim bronze in the finals…was one of only to athletes to make the finals in both hurdle events…at the NCAA East Preliminary, posted a 14.18 (+1.3) in the 110mH prelims to finish 32nd and a 52.46 in the 400mH prelims to finish 31st…also a integral 4x400m relay member, a part of the two fastest times of the season…ran anchor on the third-place Penn Relays 4×4 (3:08.37)…was second leg on the 4×4 at the NCAA East Prelims (3:09.49).

Top marks of 52.2 in the 400m hurdles and 13.6 in the 110m hurdles…Mercer County (NJ) 400m hurdles freshman record holder while competing at Trenton Central High School West in Trenton, N.J…..2011 high school 400mH Penn Relay winner…two-time 400mH state champion and 2012 110mH state champion…indoor national champion 4x200m relay..competed at US Junior Nationals in the 400mH.

Son of Markeata Clemes and Jermaine Collier, Sr… one sibling, Mijah… also considered LSU and George Mason… decided on South Carolina for the family atmosphere, academics and Division I athletics.

Indoor Personal Records

55m Hurdles
7.45 (1/22/14 Gamecock Indoor #2)

60m Hurdles
7.76 (2/13/15 Tyson Invitational)

22.15 (1/19/13 Auburn Invite)

48.88 (1/24/14 Cherry & Silver Invite)

1:04.61 (1/17/14 Virginia Tech Invite)

Outdoor Personal Records

110m Hurdles
13.65 (+1.8) (5/17/14 SEC Outdoors)

400m Hurdles
50.96 (4/4/14 Florida Relays)