Event: Javelin (208-1)
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in kinesiology … A javelin thrower who finished his career with a personal record of 208 feet, 1 inches set at the LSU Relays in 2012 … A three-year letterwinner with appearances at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … Earned a career-best ninth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Championships in his final season with the Tigers in 2013.
Qualified to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Ended his season by finishing in 46th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a series-best of 183-8 in the qualifying round … Opened the 2013 outdoor season by throwing a seasonal best of 206-2 for fourth place at the Louisiana Classics meet held in Lafayette … Nearly scored for the Tigers at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships while earning a career-best ninth-place finish with a top mark of 201-9 during the competition … Threw a distance of 202-2 for sixth place in the college javelin at the 119th Penn Relays … Eclipsed the 200-foot mark for a fourth-place finish at the LSU Relays (200-9) and eighth-place finish in the B section at the Texas Relays (200-6) … Also took fourth place at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a throw of 188-4 and sixth place at the Battle on the Bayou with a throw of 182-8 … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin for the first time in his collegiate career … Finished in 42nd place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a top throw of 185-3 in the event held in Jacksonville, Fla. … Kicked off the postseason by taking 11th place in his specialty at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 198-2 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Raised his personal record in the javelin by seven feet with a seasonal-best throw of 208-1 to tie for fourth place at the LSU Relays … Also threw 204-8 for third place in the javelin at the Arizona State Tri-Meet … Finished in ninth place in the college javelin at the Penn Relays with a mark of 196-9 … Threw the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (189-4), Battle on the Bayou (193-2) and LSU Alumni Gold (174-4) during the outdoor season … Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career.
Threw the javelin in four meets during the outdoor season for the Tigers in 2011 … Set a new personal record with his series-best mark of 201-1 en route to a 12th-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Marked his first career SEC Championships appearance for the Tigers … Opened the season by tying for sixth place at the LSU Tiger Relays with a throw of 197-9 … Followed with a seventh-place finish at the LSU Invitational with a toss of 185-11 … Threw 187-6 at the Texas Relays to take eighth place in the B section … Earned his first career varsity letter as a redshirt freshman in 2011.
PRIOR TO LSU
A standout javelin thrower at Notre Dame High School … Joined the program with a personal best of 195-5 … Was a state runner-up in the javelin during his senior season in 2009 … Coached in track and field by James McCleary … Was also a four-year letterwinner on the football team at Notre Dame High School … Played tight end … Helped lead his team to a state runner-up finish and a district championship in 2008 … Was a first-team all-state, all-district and all-parish selection in 2008 … Also earned second-team academic all-state honors in football.
Full name is Phillip Michael LeBlanc … Born on Feb. 27, 1991 … Parents are Brandon LeBlanc and Caroline Thomas … Has two younger siblings, Morgan and Landon … Was a member of Beta Club at Notre Dame High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.