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DeSean Turner

DeSean Turner

Event: 3,000m Steeplechase
Height: 5-10
Weight: 140
PR: 3,000m SC – 8:25.56 (2013
Born: 09/16/1988
Current Residence: Bloomington, IN
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) H.S. ‘07
College: Indiana '12
Coach: Stephen Haas
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Club: Team Indiana Elite
USA Championships
3rd at 2013 USA Outdoors (8:35.56)

Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA East Region champion – 2010 (8:47.22); 2011 (8:42.09)
Two-time Big 10 Outdoor champion – 2010 (8:43.72); 2011 (8:42.09)

About
After a standout career at the University of Indiana that included a pair of Big 10 Outdoor titles and NCAA East Region titles, De’Sean Turner recorded a big personal best in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase to place third at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships and grab a spot on Team USA for the World Outdoor Championships. Turner also had a standout career at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis – when Turner graduated he held every school record in cross country and 12 track and field records. Turner trains in Bloomington, Ind., as part of as Team Indiana Elite.
Results
2013:
3rd at USA Outdoors (8:25.56); 5th at Payton Jordan Invitational (8:29.99); 1st at Indianapolis American Milers Club (8:28.88)
2012: 1st at Starkville SEC vs. Big Ten (8:52.58); 4th at Big 10 Outdoors (8:36.39); 7th at NCAA Outdoors (8:46.04); 10th in heats at U.S. Olympic Team Trials (8:47.15)
2011: Big 10 Outdoor champion (8:42.09); NCAA East Region champion (8:39.40); 6th at NCAA Outdoors (8:39.12); 10th at USA Outdoors (8:39.12); 9th at Big 10 Outdoors 1,500m (3:53.02); 4th at Stanford Invitational 5,000m (14:08.16)
2010: 9th at Big 10 Indoors mile (4:13.06); Big 10 Outdoor champion (8:43.72); NCAA East Region champion (8:47.22); 12th at NCAA Outdoors (9:03.61); 10th in heats at USA Outdoors (9:08.22)
2009: 11th at Big 10 Outdoors 5,000m (14:41.73); Drake Relays champion (9:01.49); Big 10 Outdoor runner-up (8:56.77); 7th at NCAA Mideast Regional (8:55.75)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 1500m, 3:59.17 (No. 19 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 1500m, 3:39.06 (No. 30 in the USA); 3,000m SC, 8:25.56 (No. 4 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests – 3,000m SC, 8:36.39
2011: Outdoor bests – 3,000m SC, 8:39.12
2010: Outdoor bests – 3,000m SC, 8:43.44
2009: Outdoor bests – 3,000m SC, 8:55.75
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