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Andreas Duplantis
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: Lafayette HS
Major: Textile, Apparel & Merchandising
Born: 05/02/1993
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Andreas Duplantis Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/02/2015

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-9 ¼; OUT: 17-7)

CAREER CAPSULE
A four-year letterwinner with the Tigers from 2012-15 … Ended his collegiate career as one of the Top 10 pole vaulters in school history for both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Cleared an indoor personal best of 17 feet, 9 ¼ inches to rank No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the pole vault … Cleared an outdoor personal best of 17-7 to rank No. 10 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … A four-time NCAA Championship qualifier in the event while competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in each season from 2012-15 … An NCAA semifinalist in the pole vault during his freshman season in 2012 … Scored for the Tigers at the SEC Championships six times during his collegiate career between the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned career-best finishes of third place at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2013 and fifth place at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2015 … Scored a total of 16 points for the Tigers at the SEC Championships from 2012-15 … An outstanding student as a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following his rookie season in 2012.

2015
Ended his collegiate career as an NCAA Championship qualifier in the pole vault for the fourth year in a row … Missed advancing to the NCAA semifinals by a single place while clearing 16-10 ¾ to finish in a tie for 13th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Cleared the bar at 17-1 ½ for fifth place at the conference meet … Posted an outdoor seasonal best of 17-3 to finish in fourth place in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold … Won two pole vault titles outdoors at the Louisiana Classics (16-7 ½) and Jim Click Shootout (16-8 ¾) … Earned a pair of 10th-place finishes in the B section at the Texas Relays and championship section at the Penn Relays with matching clearances of 16-6 ¾ … Finished second at the Battle on the Bayou (16-3 ¼) and fourth at the LSU Invitational (16-3 ¼) to cap his outdoor season … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships … Cleared 16-5 ½ for eighth place at the SEC Indoor meet held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Cleared an indoor seasonal best of 17-4 ½ to win the pole vault title at the LSU Twilight meet … Also cleared 17 feet in a runner-up finish at the LSU Indoor Invitational (17-1) in the team’s season opener and a ninth-place finish at the New Mexico Classic (17-3) … Placed fifth at the Tyson Invitational (16-8 ¾) and tied for seventh place at the Rod McCravy Memorial (16-1 ¾) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season.

2014
Qualified for the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the third-straight season … Ended his season by tying for 24th place in qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a clearance of 16-11 ½ … Tied for eighth place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 16-4 and finished in ninth place at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a jump of 16-4 ¾ in the pole vault … Opened the outdoor season by vaulting an outdoor seasonal best of 17-0 ¾ to tie for sixth place at the Texas Relays … Placed fourth at the LSU Invitational with a clearance of 16-8 … Earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou (16-10) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (16-0 ¾) … Also finished in sixth place at the Penn Relays with a mark of 16-6 and in seventh place at the LSU Alumni Gold with a jump of 16-3 ¾ … Cleared an indoor seasonal best of 17-1 ¾ to win the pole vault title at the LSU Twilight … Cleared 16-6 ¾ for third place in LSU’s indoor opener at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Also competed in the pole vault indoors at the Tyson Invitational (16-5 ¼), New Mexico Team Invitational (16-6 ¾), Aggie Invitational (16-8) and Texas A&M Triangular … Honored for his academic performance once again with his second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013
Soared to new heights as one of the nation’s premier pole vaulters once again during his sophomore season in 2013 … Ended the season ranked No. 4 indoors (17-9 ¼) and No. 10 outdoors (17-7) on LSU’s all-time performance list in the men’s pole vault while setting new personal records in the event … Competed in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Missed advancing to the national semifinals by just one spot with a 13th-place finish in the preliminary rounds held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina … One of the nation’s Top 20 pole vaulters during the indoor season after clearing a lifetime personal best of 17-9 ¼ at the SEC Indoor Championships … Scored the SEC Indoor bronze medal with the No. 16-ranked performance nationally during the 2013 indoor season … First set his indoor PR at the Razorback Invitational while clearing 17-5 for a runner-up finish … Also eclipsed the 17-foot mark indoors in a tie for fifth place at the Tyson Invitational (17-3) and a tie for eighth place at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (17-0 ¾) … Twice matched his outdoor personal best with clearances of 17-7 for second place at the LSU Alumni Gold and 10th place at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Was the NCAA’s No. 22-ranked pole vaulter during the outdoor season with his seasonal best of 17-7 … Finished runner-up for the Tigers at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ … Scored 1.5 points for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships by tying for seventh place with his clearance of 16-9 ¼ … Also tied for seventh place in the men’s pole vault at the 119th Penn Relays with a mark of 16-0 ¾ … Saw his season come to an end with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after clearing 17-0 ¾ during the meet … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom.

2012
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault as a freshman in 2012 … Finished in 19th place in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Cleared a lifetime personal record of 17-5 ½ to tie for eighth place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and advance to the national semifinal … Cracked the Top 10 of LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list as the No. 9-ranked performer in school history with his seasonal-best effort of 17-5 ½ … Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Went up and over the bar at 17-4 ½ at the SEC Outdoor meet held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Eclipsed the 17-foot mark for the first time during his freshman season at 17-0 ¼ for fourth place at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished in third place in the college pole vault at the Penn Relays (16-2 ¾) and tied for fourth place in the “B” pole vault at the Texas Relays (16-6 ¾) … Also took third place at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (16-3 ¼) and fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold (16-8 ¼) during the outdoor season … Nearly scored for the Tigers with his performance at the SEC Indoor Championships while clearing 16-6 for ninth place … Set an indoor PR of 16-10 ¾ while tying for third place at the Razorback Invitational … Cleared 16-0 ¾ for ninth place at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener in his collegiate debut … Placed third in the pole vault at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-8) … Finished in fourth place at the Tyson Invitational (16-6) … Represented Sweden at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, following the collegiate season … Earned a 10th-place finish at the IAAF World Junior Championships as he cleared 17-0 ¾ in his season finale … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s top-ranked pole vaulters at the prep level for the Class of 2011 … Tied as the nation’s No. 2-ranked high school performer with a seasonal-best and personal-best clearance of 17-2 in 2011 .. Set his high school personal record on April 9, 2011, in a second-place finish at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas … Marked the first time in his career at Lafayette High School to clear the 17-foot mark in the pole vault … Also set meet records at the Lafayette Oil City Relays (16-10) and Mobile Challenge of Champions (16-7) during the 2011 outdoor season … Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 4 in the country among high school boys with a seasonal best and indoor personal-best clearance of 16-8 … Set his indoor PR in a runner-up finish at the National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno, Nevada, on Jan. 28, 2011 … Was one of the nation’s top 15 performers among all classifications during the 2010 season with a seasonal-best clearance of 16-6 … Sailed over the 16-6 mark in winning the boys pole vault crown at the 2010 Great Southwest Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque … Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep pole vaulters for the Class of 2011 for the 2010 season … One of the most prolific high school pole vaulters in Louisiana history while winning a total of six individual state championships competing for Lafayette High School … Has won three-straight Division I indoor state titles from 2009-11 and three-straight Class 5A outdoor state titles from 2008-10 … Cleared 16-1 to win each of his last two indoor state championships as a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 … Also cleared 16-1 to capture his third-straight Class 5A outdoor state crown at the 2010 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also competed in the high school boys division at the 2010 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, where he earned a fifth-place finish with a clearance at 16-0 … Was honored for his performance as a junior in 2010 while being named Louisiana Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year … As a high school sophomore, competed for Sweden at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Sudtirol, Italy, where he cleared a height of 15-5 in the qualifying round.

PERSONAL
Full name is Andreas Marcellin Duplantis … Born on May 2, 1993 … Parents are Greg and Helena Duplantis … Has three younger siblings: Antoine, Armand and Johanna … Father, Greg, was also a pole vaulter during his collegiate career at LSU, posting a career best of 18-5 ¼ during his senior season in 1986 … Father went on to a professional career, during which he posted a personal best of 19-0 ¼ during the 1993 outdoor season … Mother ran track and played volleyball during her collegiate career at LSU … An honor student at Lafayette High School with a 3.56 grade point average … Majoring in textile, apparel and merchandising.

 

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