Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-0 ¾; OUT: 17-4 ½)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault for the second-straight season ... Tied for 20th place in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a clearance of 16 feet, 11 ½ inches in the event held in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Won the "B" section of the men's pole vault at the Texas Relays with a new personal record of 17-4 ½ ... Matched his PR of 17-4 ½ in a fifth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Scored four points to help the Tigers earn a second-place finish in the final team standings at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Penn Relays after going over the bar at 17-0 ¾ ... Also finished in second place at the LSU Relays (17-3), Battle on the Bayou (17-0 ¼) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (16-9 ¼) during the outdoor season ... Took third place at the LSU Alumni Gold at 17-1 ... Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Cleared 16-6 at the SEC Indoor meet ... Set an indoor PR of 17-0 ¾ in an eighth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Won the pole vault title at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-8) ... Cleared 16-10 ¾ for second place at the Razorback Invitational ... Earned a pair of third-place finishes at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (16-6 ¾) and LSU Twilight (16-6) ... Also pole vaulted at the Tyson Invitational (16-1 ¼) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-6 ½) during the indoor season.
Set new indoor and outdoor personal records in the pole vault with his performance in 2011 ... Wrapped up the indoor season with a new lifetime PR of 17-0 to win the pole vault title at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Finished in 14th place at the SEC Indoor Championships (15-11 ¾) ... Opened the 2011 season with a third-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a clearance at 16-10 ¾ ... Cleared 16-10 ¾ with an eighth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Took fourth place at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-4), sixth place at the Tyson Invitational (16-6 ¾) and eighth place at the Razorback Invitational (16-0 ¾) during the indoor season ... Was an NCAA Championships qualifier during the outdoor season with an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season ... Tied for 16th place in the event at the NCAA East Prelims with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ ... Also cleared 16-6 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor Championships while scoring two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish ... Won pole vault titles at the LSU Invitational and Hurricane Alumni Invitational with matching outdoor PRs of 16-8 ¼ ... Opened the outdoor season with a fourth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays (16-7 ½) ... Tied for fourth place in the B section of the pole vault at the Texas Relays (16-6 ¾).
One of the top pole vaulters in the Southeastern Conference during his true freshman season ... An all-conference performer in 2010 ... Earned All-SEC honors during the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Contributed eight points toward LSU's third-place finish in the final team standings ... Set a new indoor and outdoor personal best at the indoor conference meet with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ ... Finished in fourth place at the New Mexico Invitational with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ ... Also cleared 16-5 ¼ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier and 16-3 ½ at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season ... Competed in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., and the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds during the outdoor season ... Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet with a clearance of 15-11 ... Helped the Tigers finish in second place in the final team standings at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Set a new outdoor personal best of 16-6 ¾ in winning the B section of the pole vault at the Penn Relays ... Also cleared heights of 16-5 ¼ at the Texas Relays and 16-1 ¾ at the LSU Tiger Relays during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
A standout pole vaulter at St. Louis Catholic High School who came to LSU with a personal record of 16-2 in the event ... His personal best was also a school record at his alma mater ... Set his personal best of 16-2 in winning the Class 3A outdoor state championship in the event as a senior in 2009 ... Cleared a height of 15-6 to win the young men's pole vault title at the 2009 AAU Junior Olympics ... Was the outdoor state runner-up in 2008 ... Captured the indoor state crown in the pole vault in 2008 ... A two-time all-state selection in 2008 and 2009 ... Won back-to-back pole vault titles at the Mobile Challenge of Champions in 2008 and 2009.
Full name is Thomas Charles Reinecke ... Born on Sept. 30, 1990 ... Parents are Bill and Pat Reinecke ... Has three older siblings: Jeniffer, Will and Paul ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.