Events: High Jump (IN: 5-9 1/2; OUT: 5-9)
2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist (High Jump)
6-time Louisiana State Champion
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top high jump prospects at the high school level in the United States in the Class of 2017 … Earned All-America honors as the 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist in the high jump while jumping 5 feet, 8 3/4 inches at The Armory in New York ... Cleared an indoor personal best of 5-9 1/2 to win her second career indoor state championship as a senior in 2017 ... Ended the 2017 indoor season as the No. 7-ranked high school high jumper nationally and No. 4-ranked member of the Class of 2017 ... Followed her final indoor season at Denham Springs High School by winning her fourth-straight Class 5A state title in the high jump at the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships ... Jumped 5-5 3/4 to clinch her fourth-straight outdoor state title ... Closed out her junior season in 2016 tied for the No. 16 spot nationally among all high school classes and tied for No. 8 among members of the Class of 2017 with her outdoor personal-best jump of 5-9 … Set a Class 5A state record with her clearance of 5-9 at the 2016 LHSAA Outdoor State Track & Field Championships to win her third state title in the event at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also captured Class 5A state titles as a freshman in 2014 with a jump of 5-4 and as a sophomore in 2015 with a jump of 5-6 … Also a three-time Region 2-5A and District 4-5A high jump champion outdoors while competing for Denham Springs High School … Finished runner-up in the girls' high jump competition at the 2016 Texas Relays with a clearance of 5-5 ½ … Crowned an indoor state champion for the first time as a sophomore with a mark of 5-5 at the state meet held at LSU's Carl Maddox Field House … Was the indoor state bronze medalist in 2016 with an identical jump of 5-5 … Also competed in events ranging from the 400 meters, long jump, triple jump and javelin as a high school standout at Denham Springs High School.
Full name is Abigail Reese O'Donoghue … Born on May 21, 1999 … Parents are John and Kelli O'Donoghue … Father played baseball at LSU under the legendary Skip Bertman from 1987-90 and later the Baltimore Orioles as a professional … Mother, the former Kelli Flynn, was a member of the LSU Track & Field team from 1991-94 and competed in the high jump and hepthatlon … Has an older brother, Tyler O'Donoghue, that plays college football at Northwestern State University … Paternal grandfather, John E. O'Donoghue, also played nine seasons in Major League Baseball after playing collegiately at the University of Missouri … An honors student at Denham Springs High School with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average during her prep career … Also a member of the National Honor Society … Plans to major in broadcast journalism at LSU.