Daron Bland
Daron Bland
Year: Fr./Fr.
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Central Catholic HS
Events: Sprints/Jumps
 Indoor Career Bests
Event Outdoor Career Bests 
 7.09 at Bronco Invitational (1/20/18) 60/100 10.94 at Causeway Classic (4/27/18) 
 6-01.50 at New Mexico Classic (2/3/18) HJ 6-06.25 at Big Sky Championships (5/11/18) 
23-01.25 at Big Sky Championships (2/23/18) LJ 23-01.75 at UCR Spring Classic (3/24/18) 

2018 Season:
Qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the 100, high jump and long jump as a true freshman…scored for the team in two events by placing fifth in the long jump and eighth in the high jump…jumped a wind-aided 23-09.00 at the Big Sky Championships for his best mark of the year…top legal distance was 23-01.75 at the UC Riverside Spring Classic…cleared 6-06.25 in the high jump at the conference meet for his career best…fastest 100 was 10.94 at the Causeway Classic…indoors, he placed ninth at the Big Sky Championships in the long jump…had a career best of 23-01.25 at the meet…other season bests included 7.09 in the 60 at the Bronco Invitational and 6-01.50 at the New Mexico Classic.

High School:
A 2017 graduate of Central Catholic HS in Modesto, Calif…played football and ran track for the Raiders…was the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion in the long jump as a senior…had a PR of 23-07.00 at that meet which was 15 inches beyond his previous season best…finished sixth at the master's meet in the 110-hurdles and was seventh in the high jump…finished second at the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III meet in the high jump with a PR of 6-04.00…also played football where he was named second team all-state medium school by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior…was the Valley Oak League Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal: Plays football at Sacramento State…plans to major in nursing…parents are Dwight Bland and Adrienne Topkins…brother, Keane, ran track at Fresno State and LSU.