PR: 48.15 (2007)
Born: March 22, 1984 in Detroit, Mi.
Current Residence: North Hollywood, Calif.
High School: Mumford HS (Detroit, Mi)
College: South Carolina 06
Coach: John Smith
Agent: Emanuel Hudson
Career Highlights: 2003 USA Junior 110m & 400m hurdles champion; Three-time 2003 Junior Pan Am Games gold medalist (110mH, 400mH, 4 x 400m); 2003 SEC Outdoor Freshman of the Year; 2003 SEC Outdoor 400m Hurdles Champion; 2002 World Junior 4 x 400m champion; 2002 World Junior Championships 400m hurdles silver medalist
Ferguson enjoyed his finest season in 2007, which featured a best-ever fourth place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships, and the first Track & Field News world ranking (#7) of his career. His win at the 2007 adidas Track Classic in Carson, Calif., lowered his personal best time in the 400m hurdles to 48.15 seconds. In 2005, Ferguson had a strong season as an elite athlete following a stellar career in the junior ranks. His 2005 campaign was highlighted by a personal best (48.51) at the adidas track Classic and a sixth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships. In 2003, Ferguson set a Pan American Junior Championships record in winning the men’s 110m at the Barbados National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael in a time of 13.60 seconds. Ferguson continued his winning streak after striking gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.07 seconds. The Detroit, Mich., native ran the third leg on the 4x400m relay team that set a Pan American Junior Championships record of 3:02.88. At the 2003 USA Junior Championships, Ferguson won the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles in a single day. The South Carolina freshman first won the high hurdles in a time of 13.60. Exactly three hours later, Ferguson won the 400m hurdles in an even more impressive performance. The Southeastern Conference champion dominated the field before jogging across the finish line in 50.70 seconds – more than a full second ahead of second-place Adrian Walker of Illinois (51.73). Ferguson is the high school state record holder in the indoor 60m hurdles (7.75), 110m hurdles (13.61), the 300m hurdles (35.90) and with the 4x400m relay (3:13.70). Ferguson was ranked fourth nationally all-time in the college hurdles as a high schooler (13.83). He and his girl friend Allyson Felix team up with 400m Olympic bronze medalist David Neville and his wife Arial in a bowling league in Santa Clarita, Calif., on a team called ‘The Four By Four.”
29th at Olympic Trials quarter-finals (53.13)
2007:4th at USA Outdoors (48.65)…1st at adidas Track Classic (48.15PR)…2nd in Reebok Grand Prix (48.99)…2nd at Athens GP (48.16)…ranked #7 in world, #5 U.S. by T&FN…best of 48.15.
2006: 7th at AT&T USA Outdoors (50.76)…7th at adidas Classic (50.26)…8th at Reebok Grand Prix (50.20)…4th at London Grand Prix (48.90)…1st at Santo Domingo (48.80)…#5 in U.S. at 400m hurdles…best of 48.15.
2005: 6th at USA Outdoor Championships (49.48)1st at Mt SAC (49.07)1st at Forte-de-France (48.69)2nd at adidas Track Classic (48.51PR)3rd at Thales (49.68)4th at Paris (48.84)7th at Roma (48.80)ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 48.51.
2004: did not compete
2003: Junior Pan Am 110mH, 400mH, and 4 x 400m champion (13.60, 50.07, 3:02.88)USA Outdoor Junior 110mH and 400mH Champion (13.60, 50.70)SEC 400mH and 4 x 400m Champion (48.79, 3:04.66)2nd in 110mH at SEC Championships (13.53)8th in 60mH at NCAA Indoor Championships (7.75)3rd in 4 x 400m at NCAA Championships (3:05.10)1st at 55mH and 400m at SEC Indoor Championships (7.30, 47.76)1st in 400mH and 2nd in 110mH at Penn Relays (49.63, 13.86)ranked #6 in the U.S. in 400mHbests of 13.53 in 100mH and 48.78 in 400mH.
2002: World Junior 4 x 400m champion (3:03.71)2nd in 400mH at World Junior Championships (49.38)5th in 100mH at World Junior Championships (13.91)USA Junior Olympic 110mH champion and 400mH runner-up ( 13.82,49.83)best of 13.89w in 110mH and 49.38 in 400mH.