Event: Javelin (208-1)
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 feet, 3 inches 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.