Event: Pole Vault (IN: 16-10 ¾; OUT: 17-5 ½)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault as a freshman in 2012 ... Finished in 19th place in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 16 feet, 10 ¾ inches at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa ... Cleared a lifetime personal record of 17-5 ½ to tie for eighth place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and advance to the national semifinal ... Cracked the Top 10 of LSU's all-time outdoor performance list as the No. 9-ranked performer in school history with his seasonal-best effort of 17-5 ½ ... Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Went up and over the bar at 17-4 ½ at the SEC Outdoor meet held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Eclipsed the 17-foot mark for the first time during his freshman season at 17-0 ¼ for fourth place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Finished in third place in the college pole vault at the Penn Relays (16-2 ¾) and tied for fourth place in the "B" pole vault at the Texas Relays (16-6 ¾) ... Also took third place at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (16-3 ¼) and fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold (16-8 ¼) during the outdoor season ... Nearly scored for the Tigers with his performance at the SEC Indoor Championships while clearing 16-6 for ninth place ... Set an indoor PR of 16-10 ¾ while tying for third place at the Razorback Invitational ... Cleared 16-0 ¾ for ninth place at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener in his collegiate debut ... Placed third in the pole vault at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-8) ... Finished in fourth place at the Tyson Invitational (16-6) ... Represented Sweden at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, following the collegiate season ... Earned a 10th-place finish at the IAAF World Junior Championships as he cleared 17-0 ¾ in his season finale ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation's top-ranked pole vaulters at the prep level for the Class of 2011 ... Currently tied as the nation's No. 2-ranked high school performer with a seasonal-best and personal-best clearance of 17-2 .. Set his lifetime personal record on April 9, 2011, in a second-place finish at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas ... Marked the first time in his career at Lafayette High School to clear the 17-foot mark in the pole vault ... Also set meet records at the Lafayette Oil City Relays (16-10) and Mobile Challenge of Champions (16-7) during the 2011 outdoor season ... Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 4 in the country among high school boys with a seasonal best and indoor personal-best clearance of 16-8 ... Set his indoor PR in a runner-up finish at the National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 28, 2011 ... Was one of the nation's top 15 performers among all classifications during the 2010 season with a seasonal-best clearance of 16-6 ... Sailed over the 16-6 mark in winning the boys pole vault crown at the 2010 Great Southwest Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque ... Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep pole vaulters for the Class of 2011 for the 2010 season ... One of the most prolific high school pole vaulters in Louisiana history while winning a total of six individual state championships competing for Lafayette High School ... Has won three-straight Division I indoor state titles from 2009-11 and three-straight Class 5A outdoor state titles from 2008-10 ... Cleared 16-1 to win each of his last two indoor state championships as a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 ... Also cleared 16-1 to capture his third-straight Class 5A outdoor state crown at the 2010 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Also competed in the high school boys division at the 2010 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, where he earned a fifth-place finish with a clearance at 16-0 ... Was honored for his performance as a junior in 2010 while being named Louisiana Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year ... As a high school sophomore, competed for Sweden at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Sudtirol, Italy, where he cleared a height of 15-5 in the qualifying round.
Full name is Andreas Marcellin Duplantis ... Born on May 2, 1993 ... Parents are Greg and Helena Duplantis ... Has three younger siblings: Antoine, Armand and Johanna ... Father, Greg, was also a pole vaulter during his collegiate career at LSU, posting a career best of 18-5 ¼ during his senior season in 1986 ... Father went on to a professional career, during which he posted a personal best of 19-0 ¼ during the 1993 outdoor season ... Mother ran track and played volleyball during her collegiate career at LSU ... An honor student at Lafayette High School with a 3.56 grade point average ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.