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Andrea Linton
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Montego Bay, Jamaica
High School: St. Jago HS
Born: 09/10/1983
Andrea Linton Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/22/2009

Major: Journalism
Events: Long Jump (IN: 20-10; OUT: 20-10 ), Triple Jump (IN: 44-6 ; OUT: 44-1 )

4-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER
One of the most decorated jumpers in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program ... A two-time SEC champion in the triple jump with victories at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2007 and SEC Indoor Championships in 2008 ... Was a three-time All-American in the triple jump ... Also earned one All-America honor in the long jump during her collegiate career ... Wrapped up her LSU career ranked No. 4 on the school’s all-time indoor and outdoor performance lists in the triple jump ... Posted an indoor best of 44-6 and an outdoor best of 44-1 in the triple jump ... Also ranked No. 9 all-time indoors with a top mark of 20-10 in the long jump ... An outstanding student who was a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Returned to the team for her final season of indoor eligibility ... Was named an All-American for the fourth time in her collegiate career following a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas ... Posted a seasonal-best mark of 43 feet, 5 inches at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Qualified for the national meet with a top provisional qualifying mark of 42-10 set in a runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Earned All-SEC honors with her performance at the indoor conference meet ... Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet, earning a fifth-place finish with a jump of 19-8 ... Recorded a seasonal-best NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20-3 at the LSU Twilight ... Competed in a total of eight meets during the 2009 indoor season ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her collegiate career.

2008
A standout jumper for the Lady Tigers once again in 2008 ... Earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Was the first time in her career to receive All-America recognition in the long jump ... Was also an NCAA Championships participant in the triple jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Just missed earning her third career All-America honor in the triple jump during the indoor season as she finished ninth in the event at the national meet with a jump of 43 feet, 7 inches ... Finished 21st in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after battling injuries for much of the outdoor season ... Won her second career SEC title in the triple jump with a first-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Her winning leap of 44-6 at the conference meet was a new overall personal best and the fourth-best jump in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program ... Also finished third in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet with an indoor personal best of 20-10 to move into the No. 9 spot on the school’s all-time indoor performance list ... Scored a total of 16 points at the SEC Indoor Championships to help lead LSU to their first team title at the meet since 1999 ... Finished fourth in the triple jump (41-8 ) and eighth in the long jump (19-2 ) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Her six points helped the Lady Tigers to a sweep of the SEC indoor and outdoor titles in 2008 with a victory at the outdoor conference meet for the second-straight season ... Punched her ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a second-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Recorded a wind-aided mark of 44-5 at the regional meet ... Competed in a total of 10 meets for the Lady Tigers in 2008 ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career.

2007
Earned her second career All-America honor in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she finished fifth in the competition with a mark of 43-10 ... Qualified for the final with the seventh-best preliminary jump at 43-3 ... Received an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Helped the Lady Tigers capture their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 by winning her first career SEC title in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Recorded a new personal best and the No. 4 jump in school history at 44-1 ... Won triple jump titles at both the LSU Tiger Classic (42-1 ) and Sun Angel Classic (42-5 ) during the outdoor season ... Also competed in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing the event in 21st place ... Finished fifth in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Posted an outdoor seasonal-best mark of 20-8 in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Also competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships during the indoor season ... Just missed earning All-America honors as she finished ninth with a jump of 42-6 ... Secured her spot at the indoor national meet with a first-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier where she recorded a new indoor personal best of 43-4 ... Placed third in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won the triple jump title in the season opener at the Purple Tiger Classic (40-11 ) ... Took second at the Lobo Invitational (41-3 ) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (40-3 ) ... Tied for 10th place in the long jump at the indoor conference meet ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 19-11 in the long jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with her second selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2006
One of the Lady Tigers’ top jumpers throughout the 2006 season ... Earned her first career All-America honor in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-aided leap of 44-4 to finish the meet in fifth place ... Qualified for the finals at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best leap of 42-10 ... Punched her ticket to Sacramento by finishing sixth in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (41-10) ... Also competed in the long jump at the NCAA Championships, finishing the meet in 26th place ... Earned a runner-up finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a personal-best leap of 20-10 ... Finished sixth in the triple jump (41-10 ) and 10th in the long jump (19-6 ) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Took first place in the triple jump at both the Tiger Classic (42-11 w) and LSU Alumni Gold (42-8) during the outdoor season ... During the indoor season, finished sixth in the triple jump (41-5) and eighth in the long jump (19-8 ) at the SEC Championships ... Took first place in each event at the LSU Invitational with distances of 20-3 in the long jump and 42-6 in the triple jump ... Earned her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2005
Improved on her personal best in the triple jump by nearly a foot, jumping 41-10 to finish third at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Qualified to the NCAA Championship in the event ... Finished 25th with a leap of 40-7 ... Jumped 42-3 at the LSU Alumni Gold, but the wind reading was determined to be over the NCAA allowable limits ... Recorded a leap 41-7 to place sixth at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Also competed in the long jump during the outdoor season ... Top wind-legal jump was a 19-0 effort at the SEC Championships ... Recorded a distance of 19-4 at the Bulldog Invitational, but the wind reading was over the NCAA allowable limits ... Did not compete during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Attended St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, Jamaica ... Came to LSU with PRs of 19-2 in the long jump and 40-11 in the triple jump.

PERSONAL
Full name is Andrea Cassandrea Linton ... Born on Sept. 10, 1984 ... Daughter of Clive and Jasmin Linton ... Has two brothers, Lionel and Omar, and one sister, Shallia ... Majored in journalism.

 

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