Events: Discus (150-11), Hammer (188-9), Javelin (227-6)
Emerged as one of the leading freshman throwers in the Southeastern Conference with his performance in 2012 ... Scored nine points for the Tigers in his debut at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Captured a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw with a series-best mark of 186 feet, 3 inches ... Threw a personal record of 227 feet, 6 inches on his first throw to claim fifth place in the javelin competition at the SEC Outdoor meet with the No. 9-ranked performance in school history ... Also threw the discus at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... An NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin with his performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Advanced to the national semifinal with a 12th-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after throwing 218-7 in the meet held in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Wrapped up his freshman season by finishing in 21st place at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a mark of 212-10 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa ... Opened the outdoor season by setting back-to-back javelin PRs of 212-11 for fourth place at the Louisiana Classics and 215-1 for second place in the "B" section at the Texas Relays ... Also set a PR of 216-0 for eighth place in the event at the Penn Relays before finishing with a seasonal-best of 227-6 ... Added a personal best of 150-11 in the discus at the Penn Relays while finishing in 25th place in the college section ... Won the javelin title at the Arizona State Tri-Meet ... Set a personal best of 188-9 in the hammer throw for third place in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Threw 181-1 for sixth place in the hammer throw at the LSU Relays ... Competed in the shot put and 35-pound weight throw during the indoor season ... Finished in 12th place in the shot put (47-1 ¾) and 14th place in the weight throw (51-5) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Set a personal best of 54-4 ¾ for 10th place in the weight throw at the Razorback Invitational ... Wrapped up the indoor season by throwing a lifetime PR of 49-7 ¾ for fifth place in the shot put at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in the hammer and javelin throws at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind. ... Nearly earned a spot on the medal podium as he threw 211-10 for fourth place in the javelin at the USA Junior Championships.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the elite throws prospects in the United States for the Class of 2011 ... A versatile athlete with the ability to compete in the discus, javelin and hammer throws at the collegiate level ... Enjoyed a tremendous individual performance while setting three personal bests at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque during the 2011 season ... Captured the meet's hammer throw title with a winning throw of 198-6 ... Also finished as the meet runner-up in both the discus (186-10) and javelin (201-4) with personal bests ... Returned to Albuquerque in July for the 2011 Region 10 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, where he shattered the meet record in the hammer throw by 21 feet with a winning mark of 193-4 ... Took home the silver medal in the young men's hammer throw at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held in Wichita, Kan., where he threw a series-best of 179-10 ... Also placed fourth in the young men's discus at the USATF Junior Olympics with a throw of 179-11 ... Wrapped up a brilliant prep career as a two-time Arizona Interscholastic Association Division 1 state champion in the discus in 2010 and 2011 ... Named the 2011 Tucson Citizen Boys Arizona Athlete of the Year ... Signed with the Tigers with former PRs of 186-7 in the high school discus and 200-4 in the javelin set during the 2010 outdoor season ... Threw 186-7 in the discus at the 2010 Casa Grande Al Van Hazel Invitational ... Finished runner-up in the javelin (200-4) at the 2010 Great Southwest Classic ... Crowned the intermediate boys discus champion at the 2009 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. ... A two-time Arizona state runner-up in the shot put in 2009 and 2010 ... Was also the Arizona state runner-up in the discus as a sophomore in 2009 ... A three-time USATF Regional and National Championships qualifier in the discus and javelin ... Remains Arizona's all-time class record holder in the boys discus as both a freshman (148-4) and sophomore (172-6) set during the 2008 and 2009 seasons ... Named the 2009 Male Athlete of the Year by the Sierra Vista Herald newspaper ... Also served as the starting quarterback for the football team at Buena High School during his prep career.
Full name is Jeremy Tuttle ... Born on April 13, 1993 ... Parents are Steve Howard and Cindy Pring ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.