LSU Track + Field BIO
Da'Quan Bellard
Player Profile:
Da'Quan Bellard 2042670
Position: Jumps
Height: 6'2"
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Opelousas, La.
High School: Opelousas HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 01/17/1995

Events: Long Jump (IN: 23-9; OUT: 25-0w/24-5 3/4), Triple Jump (IN: 50-7 1/4; OUT: 51-1 1/2w/50-7 1/4)

2017
An NCAA Championship qualifier in the triple jump for the second-straight season while competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky ... Finished in 33rd place at the NCAA East Prelims with a wind-legal mark of 49 feet, 1 inch (+1.5) ... Scored for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in his career as he jumped 49-6 1/4 (+0.0) for eighth place overall at the conference meet ... Also placed 14th in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet with a wind-aided mark of 24-3 3/4 (+2.1) ... Opened his outdoor season with a season-opening mark in the triple jump of 50-7 1/4 (+0.8) at the Texas Relays to set a new wind-legal PR in the event ... Also cleared the 50-foot mark while finishing 11th at the Mt. SAC Relays (50-1 1/4w) and third at the LSU Alumni Gold (50-4 1/2w) ... Placed sixth in the long jump at the SEC Relays with a career-best wind-aided mark of 25-0 (+4.1) ... Also jumped 24-0 3/4 (+0.1) to finish runner-up at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Closed out his indoor season with an indoor personal best of 50-7 1/4 at the LSU Twilight meet for a second-place finish ... Also placed second at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (49-1 1/2) ... Competed in the triple jump at the Commodore Invitational (48-8), Razorback Invitational (48-9) and Tyson Invitational (49-5 1/2) ... Jumped an indoor seasonal best of 23-7 1/4 in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational where he placed 12th in the field.

2016
An NCAA qualifier in the triple jump for the first time in his collegiate career while competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Jumped a wind-aided 49-6 1/2 (+3.3) for 34th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Placed ninth in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a career-best wind-aided jump of 51-1 1/2 (+2.3) ... Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing 14th with a mark of 23-4 1/2 (+2.3) ... Opened the outdoor season by jumping a wind-legal personal best of 24-5 3/4 (+0.5) to win the long jump title at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Soared a wind-aided 23-4 1/2 (+2.3) for sixth place at the LSU Invitational ... Stepped onto the runway in both the long and triple jumps at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Jumped an indoor PR of 50-2 1/2 for 11th place in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Added an 11th-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 23-7 1/2 ... Won the long jump title at the Bayou Bengal Invitational during the indoor season with a mark of 23-8 3/4 ... Followed with an indoor personal best of 23-9 for fourth place at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama ... Competed in both jumps at the Bayou Bengal Invitational, Razorback Invitational and New Mexico Collegiate Classic during the indoor season ... Also appeared in the long jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational, LSU High Performance Meet and LSU Twilight.

2015
Made his collegiate debut for the Tigers at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial Track & Field Meet after joining the squad in January … Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a season-opening jump of 45-7 … Also placed 27th in the long jump at Kentucky with a mark of 20-4 ½ … Won the triple jump title at the LSU High Performance Meet with a mark of 46-8 … Also jumped 46-0 for 10th place at the Razorback Invitational … Posted a seasonal-best mark of 47-4 ¼ in a third-place finish in the triple jump at the LSU Twilight meet … Jumped a seasonal best of 22-6 ½ in the long jump at the New Mexico Classic, finishing in 14th place in the event … Posted a mark of 21-11 for 13th place at the Razorback Invitational … Competed in just one meet outdoors in 2015 with an appearance in the triple jump at the Louisiana Classics.

PRIOR TO LSU
The top jumps prospect in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2014 … Helped lead Opelousas High School to the Class 4A state championship while being honored as the state’s Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet at the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Doubled as the Class 4A state champion in both the long jump and triple jump at the state meet during his senior season … Jumped a wind-legal personal best of 49-6 (+0.7) to defend his Class 4A state crown in the triple jump … Cracked the Top 10 of the national rankings as the No. 10-ranked triple jumper at the high school level in the United States with his best of 49-6 … Completed the state title sweep by jumping a wind-aided 23-8 ½ (+3.3) to win his second career state championship in the long jump … Qualified for the state meet in 2014 by sweeping the long jump (23-4 ½) and triple jump (47-10) at the Region 2-4A Championships … Jumped a career-best 24-3 (NWI) with a victory in the long jump at the Westlake Tiger Relays during the 2014 outdoor season … First crowned the Class 4A state champion in the triple jump with a winning mark of 45-11 ½w (+3.1) to cap his junior season in 2013 … Also scored the Class 4A silver medal in the long jump (23-6 ½w) as a junior at Opelousas High School … Jumped a wind-aided 23-4 ½ (+3.3) to win his first career state title in the long jump as a sophomore in 2012 … Took home the state silver medal in the triple jump (46-7) during his sophomore season … Ended his prep career as a four-time Class 4A state champion in the jumps while competing for Opelousas High School.

PERSONAL
Born on Jan. 17, 1995 … Parents are Lee Bellard and Kathrine Jones … Has three younger siblings, Javonta, Chassity and Marquez … Majoring in sport administration.

 

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