Events: 55H (7.30), 110H (13.86), 300H (38.98)
2012 Texas Relays Division I Champion (110 Hurdles)
2011 AAU Junior Olympics Silver Medalist (110 Hurdles)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most prolific prep hurdlers nationwide for the Class of 2012 ... Wrapped up his prep career at Calvary Baptist Academy with personal records of 7.30 in the 55-meter hurdles and 13.86 in the 110-meter hurdles ... Was a three-time Louisiana state champion in the sprint hurdles during a record-breaking high school career ... Enjoyed a record-setting performance in claiming his first career Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division II indoor state title as a senior in 2012 ... Clocked a PR and meet record of 7.30 seconds in winning the 55-meter hurdles gold medal at the 2012 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Carl Maddox Field House ... Broke the previous meet record of 7.32 set by LSU Tiger national champion hurdler Barrett Nugent during the state meet in 2008 ... Qualified for the Division II state final after clocking a previous PR of 7.41 in the preliminary round at the state meet ... Signed with LSU as the No. 7-ranked prep hurdler nationally in the 55-meter hurdles among all classifications ... Defended his Class 2A state championship in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.86 in the final at the 2012 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Broke the previous 23-year-old Class 2A meet record of 13.87 set by Grady Labbe of Teurlings Catholic High School in 1989 ... Cracked the Top 10 of the national rankings as his PR of 13.86 tied for the No. 8 ranking among prep hurdlers for the 2012 outdoor season ... Ran the second leg for Calvary Baptist on the 4x200-meter relay team that claimed the Class 2A state title in 2012 ... Also took home the Class 2A bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles after running a PR of 38.98 in the state final ... Captured the high school boy's Division I title in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 Texas Relays with a wind-aided time of 13.98 in the final ... Emerged as one of the nation's top young talents in the sprint hurdles with his performance at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships following his junior season ... Clocked a wind-legal time of 14.28 in the 110-meter hurdles to capture the AAU Junior Olympics silver medal in the event held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans ... Won the 110 hurdles at the 2011 AAU Area 8 National Qualifier with a time of 14.17 en route to a spot in the field at the AAU Junior Olympics ... Won his first LHSAA Class 2A state title in the 110 hurdles after running a wind-legal time of 14.38 at the 2011 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium ... Ran a wind-legal time of 14.22 to win the bronze medal at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Claimed fourth place in the high school boy's 110-meter hurdles at the 2011 Texas Relays ... Won a pair of Louisiana state silver medals with runner-up finishes in both the 110-meter hurdles at the 2010 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Championship as a sophomore and the 55-meter hurdles at the 2011 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Championship as a junior.
Full name is Joshua Michael Lamers ... Born on Feb. 4, 1994 ... Parents are Jeff Lamers and Tressie Hegney ... Has a younger brother named Daniel ... Has maintained a sparkling 3.4 cumulative grade-point average during his tenure at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport ... Plans to major in pre-medicine at LSU.