Events: Shot Put (IN: 51-9 ¼; OUT: 53-1 ½), Discus (168-1)
Made his debut in the discus at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in his first season with the Tigers in 2014 … Threw a seasonal best and personal best of 168 feet, 1 inches in a 14th-place finish in the discus at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Ended his 2014 season by throwing back-to-back personal bests in the discus as he also threw 167-1 for fifth place in the event at the LSU Invitational in his regular-season finale … Opened the outdoor season with back-to-back eighth-place finishes in the discus at the Jim Mize Invitational (150-2) and Battle on the Bayou (161-3) … Placed fifth in the event at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a throw of 158-2 … Also threw the discus at the LSU Alumni Gold (146-11) and Penn Relays (148-11) … Made five appearances in the shot put during the outdoor season … Threw a lifetime personal best of 53-1 ½ in a fifth-place finish in the shot put at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Followed by throwing 52-10 ¾ for ninth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also threw the shot outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou (49-2 ½), LSU Invitational (47-8) and Penn Relays (46-7 ¼) … Competed in the shot put in six meets during the indoor season … Threw an indoor seasonal best of 51-8 ½ in a 15th-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Threw 51-1 ½ in a ninth-place finish at the Aggie Invitational … Eclipsed the 50-foot mark at the LSU Twilight (50-10 ¾) and New Mexico Team Invitational (50-5 ½) … Also threw the shot indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (48-7 ½) and Texas A&M Triangular (49-1).
PRIOR TO LSU
Attended Northeastern University in Boston during his freshman season in 2013 … Qualified for the IC4A Indoor Championships and New England Championships in the shot put during the 2013 indoor season… Threw an indoor personal best of 51-9 ¼ in the shot put for second place at the Boston University Fast Meet … Took fifth place in the shot put at both the Dartmouth Relays and Jay Carisella Invitational during his freshman season indoors … Did not compete for Northeastern during the 2013 outdoor season … Was a four-year letterwinner in football and track and field during his prep career at Westerly High School in Westerly, Rhode Island … Was a three-time Rhode Island state champion in the discus during his prep career … Also won a state title in the shot put … Earned All-New England honors in both events … Threw Westerly High School records of 187-10 in the discus and 57-10 in the shot put during his prep career … Named the team’s MVP during his senior season in 2012.
Full name is Jeremy Tyler Octeau … Born on June 14, 1994 … Father, Jay, was a two-time All-American ice hockey player at Boston University and played professionally for the New Jersey Devils … Has an older brother, Chris, and a younger sister, Jillian … Majoring in sport administration.