Events: High Jump (IN: 5-9 ¾; OUT: 5-8 ¾), Long Jump (IN: 19-6 ¾; OUT: 19-4 ¾), Triple Jump (IN: 42-9 ¾; OUT: 40-2 ¾)
Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump for the first time in her collegiate career ... Emerged as one of the nation's top triple jumpers with her performance during the indoor season ... Shattered her lifetime personal record with a seasonal-best mark of 42 feet, 9 ¾ inches in winning the triple jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Made her debut at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a 13th-place finish in the triple jump after jumping 40-7 at the national meet ... Wrapped up the 2012 indoor season as the No. 9-ranked triple jumper in the NCAA with her PR of 42-9 ¾ ... Captured the bronze medal in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with a third-place finish after posting a series-best mark of 42-2 ¼ ... Jumped 42-2 ¾ in a runner-up finish at the Tyson Invitational ... Won the triple jump at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a mark of 40-11 ¾ before taking second place at the Razorback Invitational with a best of 41-10 ¾ ... Cleared 5-8 ¾ for 14th place in the high jump and posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 18-11 ¾ for 16th place in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet ... Cleared a lifetime PR of 5-9 ¾ for third place in the high jump at the Razorback Invitational ... Set an outdoor personal best in the high jump with a seasonal-best clearance of 5-8 ¾ in winning the event title at the LSU Relays ... Competed in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds while setting an outdoor PR of 19-4 ¾ to finish in 28th place ... Scored three points for the Lady Tigers by taking sixth place in the long jump with a career-best wind-aided mark of 20-5 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Helped the Lady Tigers claim their fifth SEC Outdoor crown in six seasons with her effort ... Also took 10th place in the high jump with a clearance of 5-7 ¾ and 10th place in the triple jump with a mark of 40-2 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Won the high jump title at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (5-5).
Emerged as one of the premier jumpers in the Southeastern Conference as a freshman in 2011 ... Was an SEC scorer for the Lady Tigers in both the long jump and triple jump ... Scored five points in her debut at the SEC Indoor Championships while earning a fifth-place finish in the long jump and eighth-place finish in the triple jump ... Set a lifetime personal record of 19-6 ¾ while scoring four points in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet ... Jumped 40-11 ½ in the triple jump at the conference meet ... Also competed in the high jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, earning a ninth-place finish in the competition with a clearance at 5-6 ... Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the high jump and triple jump as the top freshman performer in the conference at the SEC Indoor meet ... Set a lifetime PR of 41-0 ½ in the triple jump in an eighth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational indoors ... Also eclipsed the 40-foot mark in the triple jump indoors at the Purple Tiger Invitational (40-5) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (40-1 ¼) ... Set an indoor PR of 5-8 in the high jump in a ninth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational ... Also earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors during the 2011 outdoor season with her sixth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Recorded a series-best wind-aided mark of 41-1 ¾ en route to a sixth-place finish at the conference meet ... Also finished in 11th place in the high jump (5-7) and 22nd place in the long jump (18-1 ¾) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her career ... Was a 25th-place finisher in the event in the national quarterfinals after jumping an outdoor personal record of 40-2 ¾ in the event held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Posted a seasonal-best wind-aided mark of 42-4 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Kicked off the outdoor season by taking second place in both the high jump (5-7 ¾) and triple jump (40-4w) at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Contributed a total of eight points with a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles during the 2011 season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the top jumps prospect in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 ... Joined the Lady Tigers with personal bests of 5-8 in the high jump and 39-7 ¼ in the triple jump while competing for East Ascension High School ... Set her personal best of 5-8 in the high jump at the St. Amant Invitational during the 2009 outdoor season ... Also set her PR of 39-7 ¼ in the triple jump during the 2009 outdoor season while winning the regional title at the Region 2-5A Championships ... Was a six-time state champion in the high jump and triple jump ... Captured five state titles in the high jump during her high school career ... Won back-to-back-to-back Class 5A outdoor state titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Also won back-to-back Division I indoor state titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Set the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I Indoor State Championships meet record with a clearance of 5-7 to take home the state crown in 2010 ... Captured her first career LHSAA Class 5A outdoor state title in the triple jump as a junior in 2009 with a mark of 38-11 ¾ at the state meet ... Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the LHSAA Division I Indoor Championships in three-straight years from 2008-10 ... Also placed second in the long jump and triple jump at the Class 5A outdoor state meet as a senior in 2010 ... Finished her high school career as an eight-time district champion and eight-time regional champion combined between the high jump and triple jump from 2007-10.
Full name is Lynnika Francine Pitts ... Born on May 19, 1992 ... Parents are James and Linda Pitts ... Has two brothers, Jamie and Jermain ... Boasted an impressive 3.6 cumulative grade-point average at East Ascension High School ... Was named to the honor roll in each of her last four years while maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better ... Was elected her high school's Homecoming Queen in 2009 ... Was a member of the cheerleading squad at East Ascension High School her last four years ... Lettered in gymnastics in 2007 ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.