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Thomas Reinecke
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Lake Charles, La.
High School: St. Louis Catholic HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 09/30/1990
Thomas Reinecke Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/06/2013

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-3 ½; OUT: 17-9)

All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
An All-SEC pole vaulter for the Tigers during his four-year collegiate career from 2010-13 … Earned all-conference honors in his SEC Championships debut by claiming the silver medal in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships during the 2010 season … Earned a career-best finish of fourth place in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships during his senior season in 2013 … Scored a total of 22 points for the Tigers with his effort at the SEC Championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons … A four-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault while competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in each season from 2010-13 … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in his collegiate career as a senior while ending his career at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Wrapped up his career tied for the No. 5 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with his lifetime PR of 17 feet, 9 inches set at the Texas Relays in his senior season in 2013.

2013
Ended his collegiate career with a berth in the national semifinals in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time in his four seasons in Baton Rouge … Earned a 20th-place finish in the pole vault at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 17-2 ¾ on his first attempt … Advanced to the national semifinals after tying for fifth place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Also cleared 17-2 ¾ at the NCAA prelims en route to the national semifinals … Scored five points for the Tigers with a career-best fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Columbia, Mo. … Cleared the bar at 17-3 at the SEC Outdoor meet … Defended his title in the B section of the pole vault at the Texas Relays while clearing a lifetime PR of 17-9 … Vaulted into a tie for the No. 5 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the men’s pole vault with his career-best clearance of 17-9 … Cleared 17-0 ¾ for a fourth-place finish at both the Penn Relays and UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational … Finished in second place at the LSU Relays (16-11) and Battle on the Bayou (16-9 ¼) … Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Alumni Gold (16-3 ¼) during the outdoor season … Won the pole vault title at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season with an indoor personal best of 17-3 ½ … Finished in 12th place in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 16-7 ½ … Cleared 17-3 to tie for fifth place in the invitational event at the Tyson Invitational … Placed third in the event at the Razorback Invitational with a clearance of 17-1 … Also earned third-place finishes indoors at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (16-6 ¾) and Texas A&M Triangular (16-6) during the indoor season.

2012
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.

2011
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).

2010
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.

PERSONAL
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.

 

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