Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-9 ¼; OUT: 17-7)
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, N.C. … One of the nation’s Top 20 pole vaulters during the indoor season after clearing a lifetime personal best of 17 feet, 9 ¼ inches at the SEC Indoor Track & Field 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.
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault as a freshman in 2012 … Finished in 19th place in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field 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, Nev., 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.
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 kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.