Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-0; OUT: 16-8)
An NCAA qualifier in the pole vault for the first time in his career while competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Cleared the bar at 16 feet, 4 3/4 inches for 30th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Prepped for his first NCAA appearance by placing 10th in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a jump of 16-7 1/4 ... Jumped an outdoor personal best of 16-8 in a third-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou ... Cleared 16-7 1/4 three times during the outdoor season as he also tied for sixth place in the C section at the Texas Relays before also tying for sixth place at the Texas Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season with a runner-up finish at Miami's Hurricane Twilight where he posted a mark of 16-0 3/4 ... Also vaulted outdoors at the LSU Alumni Gold (16-4) and LSU Invitational (NH) ... Scored for the Tigers at the SEC Championships for the first time in his career while clearing 16-10 3/4 for seventh place at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won the pole vault title at the LSU High Performance Meet with his lifetime best of 17-0 ... Nearly hit the 17-foot mark at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic where he finished 13th overall with a jump of 16-11 1/2 ... Won the pole vault at the Power Five Conference Clash with a clearance of 16-8 3/4 ... Finished runner-up at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a mark of 16-10 ... Also vaulted indoors at the Purple Tiger Invitational (15-11 3/4), Razorback Invitational (16-7 1/4) and LSU Twilight (NH) ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as an All-Louisiana performer in the pole vault with his performance during the 2016 season.
Nearly scored for the Tigers at the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championships where he tied for ninth place in the men’s pole vault competition … Cleared the bar at 16-1 ¾ to tie for ninth place at the conference meet … Cleared an outdoor seasonal best of 16-3 ¼ in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Opened his outdoor season by clearing 16-1 ¾ for second place at the Louisiana Classics meet in Lafayette … Also competed in the pole vault outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou and LSU Alumni Gold … Wrapped up his indoor season by clearing a seasonal-best height of 16-4 for second place at the LSU Twilight meet … Also cleared 16 feet at the Razorback Invitational where he jumped 16-0 ¾ to tie for sixth place overall … Cleared 15-7 ¼ for fifth place in his indoor season opener at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Followed by clearing 15-7 for sixth place at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Followed by clearing 15-7 ¾ for 14th place at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial meet … Also vaulted at the LSU High Performance Meet during the indoor season.
Competed in the pole vault at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons during his true freshman season in 2014 … Cleared a lifetime personal record of 16-6 ¾ in a ninth-place finish at the New Mexico Team Invitational during the indoor season … Earned an indoor seasonal-best finish of third place at the LSU Twilight with a clearance of 15-8 ¼ … Also competed in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational (15-11 ¼), Aggie Invitational (15-10), Auburn Indoor Invitational (15-7) and Texas A&M Triangular (15-5 ¾) during the indoor season … Cleared 16 feet three times during the outdoor season … Set an outdoor personal best with a mark of 16-3 ¼ to tie for fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Cleared 16-0 ¾ to finish in third place at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and to tie for 12th place in the B section at the Texas Relays … Also competed outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou (15-8 ¼), Penn Relays (15-7) and LSU Invitational (15-6 ¼) to wrap up a debut season at LSU.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of Louisiana’s elite pole vaulters in the Class of 2013 … Crowned the Louisiana Class 5A state champion for the first time in his prep career at St. Paul’s High School with a winning clearance of 15-6 at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Won the Region 2-5A crown in 2013 with a matching clearance of 15-6 at the regional meet … Cleared an indoor PR of 15-6 in a third-place finish at the LSU High School Qualifier during his senior season in 2013 … Opened the 2013 indoor season with an appearance at the prestigious National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno, Nevada … Cleared a season-opening height of 15-4 to tie for ninth place in the high school first division at the 2013 National Pole Vault Summit … Followed the high school season by competing at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina … Cleared a lifetime personal record of 16-0 at a meet hosted by the Mardi Gras Track Club during the summer of 2012 … Competed with Team New Orleans at the 2012 North American Pole Vault Association Championship, placing third in the event with a clearance of 15-6 while helping New Orleans win the team title … Captured the Class 5A silver medal with a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the 2012 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships … Won a bronze medal at the 2012 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Championships to wrap up his junior season indoors at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House … Crowned the Region 2-5A pole vault champion at the regional meet in 2012 en route to a berth at the state meet during the outdoor season … Set a 2012 seasonal-best of 15-5 in a seventh-place finish at the Texas Relays … Won pole vault titles at the Mandeville Skipper Relays (15-0), Christian Brothers Relays (15-1) and Covington Allie Smith Classic (15-2) as a junior in 2012 … Wrapped up his junior season in 2012 with a fifth-place finish in his age group at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Proved himself as an emerging talent with his silver-medal-winning runner-up finishes at the District 7-5A and Region 2-5A meets as a sophomore in 2011.
Full name is Cameron Dain Robichaux … Born on May 9, 1995 … Parents are Craig and Leanne Robichaux … Has two older brothers, Jared and Spencer … An honor student at St. Paul’s High School while maintaining a 3.97 grade-point average in his prep career … A member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta … Majoring in psychology.