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Kyron Blaise
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
Hometown: Toco, Trinidad & Tobago
High School: Toco Composite School
Other College: South Plains College
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 10/03/1989
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Kyron Blaise Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/13/2012

Events: Long Jump (IN: 25-6 ¼; OUT: 25-11 ½), Triple Jump (IN: 53-8 ¼; OUT: 54-1 ¼)

3-time All-American
2-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A leader of the LSU jumpers during his two seasons in Baton Rouge in 2011 and 2012 ... Earned three All-America and two All-SEC honors during his collegiate career as one of the nation's top horizontal jumpers ... Won the NCAA Outdoor bronze medal in the triple jump in his final appearance with the Tigers at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Was the team's leading scorer with nine points at the NCAA Outdoor meet in 2012 as he led the Tigers to a second-place finish in the final team standings ... Claimed a pair of SEC silver medals in the triple jump during the indoor and outdoor seasons as a senior in 2012 ... Wrapped up his collegiate career ranked at No. 8 outdoors (54-1 ¼) and No. 10 indoors (53-8 ¼) on LSU's all-time performance list in the triple jump.

2012
Won three All-America and two All-SEC honors in the jumps as one of the nation's leading performers during his senior season in 2012 ... Scored a team-leading nine points for the Tigers in a runner-up team finish for the national championship as he took third place in the triple jump and sixth place in the long jump at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship ... Was the NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist in the triple jump after posting a seasonal-best wind-aided mark of 54 feet, 1 ¾ inches in his series at the national meet ... Added three points with an impressive sixth-place finish in the long jump after jumping a series-best 25-6 ¾ at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Led the Tigers to a second-place finish with 48 points in the final team standings ... Earned his first career All-America honor during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Jumped an indoor seasonal-best of 25-5 ¼ to score two points at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Also finished in 10th place in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with his series-best of 51-7 ¾ ... Scored a total of 25 points at the SEC Championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Captured a pair of All-SEC honors with second-place finishes in the triple jump at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Won the SEC Indoor silver medal with an indoor seasonal-best of 53-0 at the conference meet ... Jumped an outdoor PR of 54-1 ¼ in a silver-medal winning performance in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Also jumped an outdoor PR of 25-11 ½ in the long jump to win the SEC Outdoor bronze medal in the event final at the conference meet ... Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet after jumping 24-3 ¾ in the final ... Became the first LSU Tiger to win the triple jump title at the Texas Relays since John Moffitt in 2003 with his victory in 2012 ... Jumped a wind-aided 53-6 ½ to take the title at the Texas Relays ... Won a pair of triple jump titles during the indoor season at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (50-10) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (51-1 ½) ... Claimed a pair of long jump titles during the outdoor season at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (24-6 ¼w) and Sagicor National Open Championships (25-0 ½) ... Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the LSU Relays with a season-opening effort of 53-5w to kick off the outdoor season ... Twice recognized by the league as the SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week on March 27 and April 3.

2011
One of the nation's leading horizontal jumpers as an NCAA Championships qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump in 2011 ... Nearly earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Jumped a series-best 52-10 at the national meet ... Added a 12th-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a top mark of 24-7 in the competition ... Moved into the No. 10 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the triple jump with a lifetime personal best of 53-8 ¼ set in a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won the triple jump title at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 53-2 ¼ ... Became an NCAA qualifier for the first time at the Razorback Invitational while taking second place with a top mark of 53-4 ½ ... Also set an indoor personal best in the long jump with a jump of 25-6 ¼ to win the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Opened the 2011 season with a previous indoor PR of 24-11 ¾ in a third-place finish in the long jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the triple jump during the outdoor season ... Finished in 15th place in the event at the NCAA Outdoor meet in Des Moines, Iowa, at 51-1 ... Advanced to the national semifinals with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Jumped a seasonal-best wind-legal mark of 51-2 ¾ at the NCAA East Prelims ... Kicked off the outdoor season by taking third place in the triple jump at the Texas Relays with a seasonal best wind-aided mark of 53-3 ½ ... Also competed in both jumps at the 117th Penn Relays, taking sixth place in the triple jump (50-4 ½) and 13th place in the long jump (23-7 ½) ... Finished in 10th place in the long jump (24-6 ¼) and 11th place in the triple jump (50-1 ¼) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Followed the collegiate season by representing Trinidad & Tobago in both jumps at the Central American & Caribbean Championships in Puerto Rico.

PRIOR TO LSU
Established himself as the nation's top jumper in the JUCO ranks during his career at South Plains College ... Earned a total of five All-America honors at South Plains College while competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association ... Helped lead South Plains College to a sweep of indoor and outdoor national championships during his freshman season in 2009 ... Scored 14 points to lead South Plains to the team title at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Was crowned the NJCAA Outdoor champion in the triple jump after posting a mark of 51-7 ¾ at the national meet ... Also placed fifth nationally in the long jump during the outdoor season after jumping 24-6 ½ at the national meet ... Earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in both the long jump (24-7 ¾) and triple jump (51-2 ¼) at the NJCAA Indoor meet in 2009 ... Scored a total of 12 points at the indoor national meet ... Finished the 2009 outdoor season with a top wind-aided mark of 53-1 ¾ at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on May 2, 2009 ... Opened the 2010 indoor season by recording a mark of 52-5 ½ in winning the triple jump title at the Texas Tech Invitational on Jan. 23 ... Returned to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Classic on Feb. 6 and won the triple jump title with a new overall personal best of 53-5 ... Earned a pair of NJCAA Outdoor All-America honors in 2010 with a runner-up finish in the triple jump and a third-place finish in the long jump at the national meet ... Owns a wind-legal personal best of 25-11 in the long jump after capturing the event title at the Hampton Games in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on May 18, 2009 ... Is the national junior record holder in the triple jump in his native country of Trinidad & Tobago after winning the event crown with a jump of 52-1 ¼ at the Hampton Games during the 2008 season ... Competed internationally for Trinidad & Tobago during the 2008 outdoor season ... Represented his country in the triple jump at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland ... Won a pair of gold medals in the Under-20 division at the 2008 Carifta Games, recording winning marks of 25-1 ¼ in the long jump and 51-8 ½ in the triple jump ... A silver medalist in the triple jump in the U-20 division at the 2007 Carifta Games ... Captured the bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships with a jump of 51-10 ½.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kyron Kwasie Blaise ... Born on Oct. 3, 1989 ... Parents are Theodore Edwards and Alicia Blaise Killar ... Has three brothers, Shakeel, Trey and Elija, and two sisters, Teneka and Ciara ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

 

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