Events: 1,500M (4:04.87), Mile (4:26.54), 3,000M (IN: 8:46.66; OUT: 8:48.15), 5,000M (IN: 15:10.85; OUT: 15:12.52)
Lettered for the first time in his collegiate career after running the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Clocked an outdoor personal best of 15 minutes, 12.52 seconds in a 32nd-place finish in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Did not finish the 10k at the conference meet … Ran a pair of outdoor personal bests at the Battle on the Bayou, clocking 4:04.87 for eighth place in the 1,500 meters and 8:48.15 for 12th place in the 3,000 meters … Followed with a pair of third-place finishes in the 1,500 meters (4:09.56) and 3,000 meters (8:48.81) at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Opened the outdoor season by running 8:55.66 for fourth place in the 3,000 meters at Louisiana Tech’s Jim Mize Invitational … Also ran the 1,500 meters (4:13.76) and 3,000 meters (9:06.15) at the Tulane Team Challenge … Competed in three meets during the 2014 indoor season … Ran lifetime personal bests of 8:46.66 for 14th place in the 3k and 15:10.85 for fourth place in the 5k while running in the college division at the Tyson Invitational … Ran a personal best of 4:26.54 converted to a banked track in a third-place finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight.
Competed in six meets for the Tigers during the 2013 season … Won the 3,000 meters in his first indoor race of the season with a winning time of 8:58.58 … Placed sixth in the mile at the LSU Invitational during the indoor season with a time of 4:39.25 … Opened the outdoor season by running the 800 meters (2:11.66) and 1,500 meters (4:20.35) at the Louisiana Classics … Finished in seventh place in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Relays with a time of 15:49.73 … Also claimed a seventh-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a lifetime PR of 8:52.15 … Ended his 2013 season by running a personal record of 15:37.96 for sixth place at the LSU Alumni Gold held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom.
Did not compete for the Tigers in his true freshman season in 2012.
PRIOR TO LSU
Set personal bests of 9:54 in the 3,200 meters and 16:25 in the 5,000 meters during his prep career at Cherokee High School … Was a three-time all-county performer in cross country … Finished in fifth place at his regional meet in 2009 … Earned a personal-best finish of 31st place in the Georgia state cross country championships during his junior season of high school … Was the third-place finisher at his county meet as a sophomore and junior.
Full name is Travis Robert Pope … Born on April 18, 1993 … Parents are Robert and Beth Pope … Has three sisters, Amy, Emily and April … A member of the National Honor Society during his prep career at Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga. … Majoring in secondary education.