Events: Long Jump (23-3), Triple Jump (IN: 49-7 ½; OUT: 49-5)
2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist (Triple Jump)
PRIOR TO LSU
Has 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 feet, 7 ½ inches in the triple jump in his victory at The Varsity Classic held Feb. 4 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 on March 10 … 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, N.C. … 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, Md. … Jumped the 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 … Plans to major in kinesiology at LSU.