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Year: Junior
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: Metairie Park Country Day


2011-2012 (Junior): DeSpenza ran a personal-best time of 7.00 for 60m at the Maine, Vermont, RPI meet, the 9th fastest time in Dartmouth history. Ran season-best times of 11.09 for 100m and 22.04 for 200m.

Before Dartmouth: DeSpenza was a three-year letterwinner in track and field.  His 4x200m relay team placed 9th in the LHSAA Track and Field Championships his junior year, and he placed 7th in the LHSAA Championships in the 100m dash his senior year.  DeSpenza received All-District Honors his junior year.

DeSpenza also letterd in football and soccer won the Tri-Athlete Award both junior and senior year.  He was also the president of the Upper School Student Senate, received the Golden Eagle Acedemic Award and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and was a senior member of the Assets Task Force.

At Dartmouth Tyrone plans on studying biology and music and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

Personal: Tyrone DeSpenza is the son of Tyrone DeSpenza and Severina Nicholl-DeSpenza and has 2 sisters.

2011-12 Top Performances

60m 7.00 Maine, Vermont, RPI 1/14/2012
100m 11.09 Shamrock 3/17/12
200m 22.04 Baskin Inv. 3/24/12
Long Jump 6.28/20-7.25 Maine, Vermont, RPI 1/14/2012

2010-11 Top Perfomances
60m 7.08 Dartmouth Relays - 2-5-11
100m 11.13 Shamrock - 3-18-11
200m 22.28 Shamrock - 3-19-11
400m 51.52 UVM/MId - 4-17-11
Long Jump 6.64/21-9.5 UVM/Mid - 4-17-11

2009-10 Top Perfomances
Indoor Outdoor
60m 7.19 Classic 100m 11.44 Yale
200m 22.79 Maine Dual      

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Interview: Men's 2018 Oudoor Track and Field Championship Preview
Interview: Men's 2018 Indoor Track and Field Championship Preview, Feb. 22,
Interviews: Men's Outdoor Heps Preview, May 4, 2017