Event: High Jump (6-6), Triple Jump (43-11 ¼)
Competed in the high jump in five meets as a junior in 2011 ... Finished in sixth place in the event at the LSU Invitational during the outdoor season with a top mark of 6 feet, 2 ¾ inches in 2011 ... Also competed in the high jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season and LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season.
Competed in four meets during his sophomore season in 2010 ... Finished in ninth place in the high jump at the LSU Twilight with an indoor seasonal best of 6-3 ¼ ... Also competed in the high jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season ... Competed in the high jump at the LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season.
A high jumper and triple jumper for the Tigers during his true freshman season ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best clearance of 6-3 ¼ in the high jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Cleared 6-2 ¼ at the LSU Twilight ... Recorded a new lifetime personal best of 43-11 ¼ in the triple jump in a ninth-place finish at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season ... Cleared an outdoor seasonal best of 6-4 ¾ in a third place finish at the Pelican Relays ... Also cleared 6-2 ¾ at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Finished eighth in the triple jump at the Louisiana Classics with an outdoor seasonal best of 43-10 ½.
PRIOR TO LSU
Won district titles in the high jump and triple jump during his prep career ... Finished his senior season with a personal best of 6-6 in the high jump ... Also played baseball, basketball and football at Broadmoor High School ... Helped lead his baseball team to the District 7-4A title as a senior in 2008.
Full name is Phillip Micah Thomas ... Born on March 1, 1990 ... Parents are Juan Thomas and Earlett Buckley ... Has three siblings: Juan, Jonathan and Alana ... Was a four-year member of the Academic Honor Roll at Broadmoor High School ... Was also a member of the National Honor Society ... Majoring in construction management.