Indiana state champion in the 800m in 2005 ... Took second in the 400m at the state meet in both 2006 and 2007 ... Member of state championship 4x400m relay in 2007 ... Relay took second at state in 2006 ... Also competed in the 4x800m relay at the state meet ... Lettered in track and field and football.
Born Jan. 7, 1988 ... Nickname is "Gene-O" ... Son of Eugene Darden and Tonie Ellis ... Has two younger brothers, Antonio and DeVonte ... Hobbies include writing, listening to music and video games ... Says his brother, Antonio, most influenced his athletic career by teaching him to dream big and never give in ... Undecided on major.
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