Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - Texas

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Karson Gordon

Height: 6-FOOT-1
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 51ft, 4.25in

Nike Outdoor Nationals - Triple Jump

1st - 51-5.75

Texas Clyde Littlefield Relays - Triple Jump

1st - 50-10

TTFCA Meet of Champions - Triple Jump
“Karson Gordon handled the limelight well this spring, emerging as the nation’s top triple jumper. In his biggest meets of the year, Karson consistently hit the 50-foot mark, recorded the best jump of 2023 by a U.S. prep at the Texas Relays and claimed the TTFCA championship in the event before capping his junior campaign by winning gold at Nike Outdoor Nationals.”
Rich Gonzalez
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior won the national championship in the triple jump this past season with a leap of 51 feet, 4.25 inches at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Gordon’s personal-best mark of 51-5.75 at the Texas Clyde Littlefield Relays in March ranked No. 1 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. He also won the state title in the triple jump at the TTFCA Meet of Champions, soaring 50-10.

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Academic Achievement

Gordon has maintained a weighted 3.75 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Gordon has volunteered locally on behalf of Navigate Life Texas, a program that provides sports opportunities for those with intellectual or physical challenges. He has also donated his time by distributing food, blankets and clothes after Hurricane Harvey.