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Pole Vault
Height: 5'11"
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
High School: Lafayette HS
Major: Undecided
Experience: High School

Bio

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 19-1; OUT: 19-4 ¼)

 

World Junior Record Holder

Swedish National Record Holder

American National Record Holder

No. 2 All-Time Outdoor World List

No. 4 All-Time Overall World List

2017-18 Corbett Award Winner

2018 European Champion

2018 U20 World Champion

2018 Louisiana Boys Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year

2017 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year

2017 IAAF World Championships Finalist

2017 European Junior Champion

2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Champion

2016 IAAF World Junior Bronze Medalist

2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals Champion

2015 IAAF World Youth Champion

7-time Louisiana State Champion

 

PRIOR TO LSU

The No. 1 track and field recruit in the high school ranks in the United States in the Class of 2018 … won the 2018 European title with a career-best clearance of 6.05 meters (19-10.25) while representing Sweden … the 6.05 meter mark was a Swedish and American record, the second best jump in outdoor world history, and the fourth-best jump of all-time … the 6.05 meter jump was the best in the world in 2018 … won a U20 world title while representing Sweden at the IAAF World Junior Championships with a clearance of championship meet record of 5.82 meters (19-1.00) … won his first-career Diamond League meet on June 10, 2018, in Stockholm with a clearance of 5.86 meters (19-2.75) … won the 2018 LHSAA state title with a clearance of 5.93 meters (19-5.50) which set the then-world junior record … set a world junior indoor record with a clearance of 5.88 meters (19-3.5) at the Clermont-Ferrand All Star Perche on Feb. 25, 2018 … took seventh at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in March … honored as the 2017 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year following a decorated junior season at Lafayette (La.) High School … the most prolific pole vaulter in the junior ranks in the history of the sport … set the then-World Junior Record in the pole vault at the 2017 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays where he cleared a personal-best height of 19 feet, 4 ¼ inches … represented Sweden at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in London, England … a finalist in his World Championships debut while finishing ninth in the competition with clearances of 18-8 ¼ in qualifying and 18-0 ½ in the final … became the youngest pole vault finalist in the history of the IAAF World Championships with his performance … crowned the European Junior Champion in the pole vault with a winning mark of 18-6 ½ in the meet held in Grosseto, Italy … also established the World Junior Record indoors while clearing 19 feet for the first time in his career at New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York where he went over the bar at 19-1 to take home the national title … set U.S. high school records during both the indoor (19-1) and outdoor (19-4 ¼) seasons as a junior in 2017 … came close to the 19-foot mark the week before New Balance Indoor Nationals with a winning jump of 18-10 ¼ at the famed Millrose Games also held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York … jumped at least 18-0 ½ in 14 meets in 2017 … burst onto the international stage following his freshman season in 2015 when he was crowned the IAAF World Youth Champion while clearing 17-4 ½ at the championship held in Cali, Colombia … followed in 2016 by winning the bronze medal for Sweden at the IAAF World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland, where he jumped 17-10 ½ … won the pole vault at New Balance Indoor Nationals (17-1) and Texas Relays (17-8 ¼) for the first time during the 2016 season … a six-time Louisiana state champion in the pole vault during his prep career at Lafayette High School … cleared 18 feet for the first time at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division I State Championships in 2016 with a jump of 18-0 … won his third-straight LHSAA Division I Indoor title as a junior in 2017 with a meet record 18-8 ¼ … set the Carl Maddox Field House record of 18-9 ¼ earlier in the 2017 indoor season to qualify for the state meet … captured his third-straight Class 5A outdoor title as a junior in 2017 with a winning mark of 18-2 ½ at the LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium … nearly added a Class 5A state title in the long jump to his resume while jumping a windy 23-5 ¾ (+2.7) to finish runner-up as the silver medalist at the state meet in 2017.

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