Event: High Jump (IN: 5-5 1/4; OUT: 5-7 3/4)
Lettered during the outdoor season after competing in the high jump at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in her career ... Cleared a lifetime personal best of 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the event in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Raised PR from her clearance of 5-7 in a tie for seventh place at the Beach Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season with back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the high jump at the Louisiana Classics (5-5 3/4) and Battle on the Bayou (5-6) ... Cleared 5-5 for 10th place at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Won the high jump in her indoor finale at the LSU Twilight meet with an indoor PR of 5-5 1/4 ... Tied for third place in her indoor opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational, jumping 5-4 1/4 ... Followed by clearing 5-3 for fourth place at the Auburn Invitational.
Competed in the high jump in eight meets during her freshman season with the Lady Tigers in 2016 ... Cleared an indoor personal best of 5 feet, 3 inches for third place in her indoor season finale at the LSU Twilight ... Also took third place in the event at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (5-2 1/4) and LSU High Performance Meet (5-2 1/2) during the indoor season ... Cleared 5-0 1/4 to tie for 18th place at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic ... Made her collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Jumped her outdoor seasonal best of 5-3 while tying for 12th place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Placed eighth at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 5-2 1/2 ... Also competed in the high jump at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time state champion high jumper during her prep career at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge … Won back-to-back Class 2A state titles in 2014 and 2015 while helping lead Episcopal High School to the team state championship both seasons … Also crowned the district and regional high jump champion as a junior in 2014 and senior in 2015 … Set the district record with a personal-best clearance of 5-6 to highlight her senior season … Scored the Class 2A state silver medal in the high jump as a freshman in 2012.
Full name is Kaitlyn Mallory Walker … Born on June 30, 1997 … Parents are Kevin and Kim Walker … Has a brother, Kevin, Jr. … Uncle, Thomas Walker, Jr., played college football at Southern … An honor student during her prep career at Episcopal High School … Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society and was a Peer Leader while in high school … Recipient of the Citizenship Award at Episcopal High School … Majoring in marketing.