Events: Long Jump (23-3), Triple Jump (IN: 50-2 ½; OUT: 50-10w/50-8 ¼)
An NCAA qualifier in the triple jump for the second-straight season with an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida … Jumped a wind-legal personal best at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 50 feet, 8 ¼ inches (+0.9) to finish in 16th place in the triple jump field at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium … Nearly scored for the Tigers with a 12th-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex where he jumped a wind-aided 50-6 ¼ (+3.0) … Eclipsed the 50-foot mark five times during the outdoor season … Won three triple jump titles outdoors at the Louisiana Classics (48-8 ¾), Battle on the Bayou (48-0) and Jim Click Shootout (50-4 ½) … Also jumped a wind-aided career-best of 50-10 (+2.3) for a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Posted a wind-legal mark of 50-5 ¼ (-0.6) in a third-place finish at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale outdoors … Competed in just three meets during an indoor season limited by injuries … Jumped an indoor seasonal best of 50-0 ½ for second place in the triple jump at the LSU Twilight meet … Opened the season by jumping 48-6 ¼ for third place at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Also competed in the triple jump at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial during his indoor season.
Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in his career as a freshman in 2014 … Also competed in the event at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Jumped a lifetime personal best of 50-2 ½ at the SEC Indoor meet, marking the first time in his career to eclipse the 50-foot mark in the event … Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing in 14th place with a jump of 21-9 … Earned a pair of second-place finishes in the triple jump at the Aggie Invitational (49-0 ¾) and LSU Twilight (49-11) during the indoor season … Also competed in the triple jump at the New Mexico Team Invitational (48-7 ½) and Tyson Invitational (48-5 ½) during the indoor season … Finished in 12th place in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a series-best mark of 48-10 ¼ … Jumped an outdoor personal best of 49-9 ¼ (+0.1) in a third-place finish at the LSU Invitational in his regular-season finale … Also finished in third place at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a mark of 48-4 ¾ (+2.6) … Placed fourth in the event at the Battle on the Bayou (47-6 ¼) and LSU Alumni Gold (47-7w) … Finished eighth in the college division at the Penn Relays with a jump of 48-10 ¼ (+1.6) … Jumped a wind-legal 23-1 ¼ (+1.6) with his only appearance in the long jump as he finished in 15th place at the SEC Outdoor Championships.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the nation’s leading triple jump prospects during a breakout senior season indoors at South Brunswick High School in 2013 … Jumped a lifetime personal record of 49-7 ½ in the triple jump in his victory at The Varsity Classic held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York City … Set the New Jersey indoor state high school record with his PR of 49-7 ½, breaking the previous 24-year-old indoor state record of 49-6 ½ set in 1989 by Craig Halyard of Ridgewood High School … Wrapped up the 2013 indoor season as the nation’s No. 2-ranked triple jumper at the prep level by jumping a PR of 49-7 ½ … Claimed the triple jump silver medal with a mark of 49-7 ¼ to earn All-America honors at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals also held at The Armory in New York in March 2013 … Recorded a personal-best mark of 23-3 in the long jump during the 2013 indoor season in a meet held at Princeton University … Jumped 22-7 ½ in the long jump for a third-place finish at the Eastern States Championships that was also held at The Armory in New York on Feb. 25 in the 2013 indoor season … Also won the triple jump at the 2013 Eastern States Championships with a top jump of 47-10 ½ in his series … Honored as the Home News Tribune Boys Indoor Track Athlete of the Year following the 2013 indoor season … Overcame an injury-plagued senior season outdoors in 2013 to win the triple jump gold medal at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Section 4 Championships with a new outdoor PR of 49-5 … Outdoor PR of 49-5 was the No. 8-ranked performance nationally among members of the Class of 2013 during his senior season … Followed the high school season in 2013 by competing in the triple jump at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina … Emerged as one of the top triple jumpers in the Class of 2013 following his junior season at South Brunswick High School as he competed in the event at the 2012 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships in Baltimore, Maryland … Jumped his 2012 wind-legal seasonal best of 47-3 (+0.2) en route to a fourth-place finish in the young men’s triple jump in his first appearance at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships … Also earned a 10th-place finish in the young men’s triple jump at the 2012 AAU National Junior Olympic Championships in the final competition of his junior season … Junior season was highlighted by a win in the triple jump at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Central Jersey Group IV Championships before a runner-up finish at the NJSIAA Group IV Championships … Earned the right to compete in the triple jump at the 2012 NJSIAA Meet of Championships with his silver-medal-winning finish at the NJSIAA Group IV Championships … Ended his junior season with South Brunswick High School with a 12th-place finish at the 2012 NJSIAA Meet of Champions … Has also anchored South Brunswick High School to school records in both the 4x400-meter relay and 220-meter shuttle hurdle relays during his career.
Full name is Jonathan Andrew Pitt II … Born on Jan. 7, 1995 … Parents are Jonathan and Patricia Pitt … Has two older sisters, Jennifer and Juliette Pitt … Majoring in pre-human science and education.