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Kavahra Holmes Bio - TF
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/25/2012

Events: 400M (46.07)

2012 Louisiana Gatorade Boy's Track & Field Athlete of the Year
2011 Louisiana Gatorade Boy's Track & Field Athlete of the Year
2011 AAU Junior Olympics Champion (400 Meters)

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed a football scholarship at LSU as part of a heralded Class of 2012 ... Honored as the 2011 and 2012 Louisiana Gatorade Boy's Track & Field Athlete of the Year ... Emerged as one of the nation's elite 400-meter runners during his junior season at Breaux Bridge High School in 2011 ... Won the gold medal in the young men's 400-meter dash at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships after running a lifetime personal record of 46.07 seconds in the event final at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans ... Wrapped up the 2011 outdoor season as the No. 2-ranked prep 400-meter runner in the United States after setting his PR of 46.07 during the AAU Junior Olympics National Championships ... Was the catalyst in Breaux Bridge High School winning the team title at the 2011 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium ... Crowned the Louisiana Class 4A state champion in the 400-meter dash during his junior season after setting a meet record of 46.31 in the finals at the LHSAA Class 4A Outdoor Championships in 2011 ... Also anchored Breaux Bridge to the 4x400-meter relay state championship in 2011 ... Shattered his own Class 4A state meet record in defending his 400-meter title after running a seasonal-best time of 46.18 in the state final as a senior in 2012 ... Emerged from the state meet as the No. 2-ranked 400-meter sprinter at the prep level in the United States in 2012 ... Also anchored Breaux Bridge to wins in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays in defense of its team title at the 2012 LHSAA Outdoor State Track & Field Championships ... Honored as the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Meet for Class 4A in while competing for Breaux Bridge High School at the state meet ... Captured three-straight Region 2-4A titles in the 400 meters in 2010, 2011 (47.17) and 2012 (46.78) to qualify for the state championships ... Won back-to-back 400-meter titles at the Mobile Challenge of Champions in 2011 and 2012 ... Got off to a fast start to his senior season in 2012 with a gold-medal winning performance in the at the Mobile Challenge of Champions after running 47.75 in the final ... Won back-to-back 400-meter gold medals with his performance at the AAU Club Nationals in 2010 and 2011 ... Clocked an intermediate division record of 47.76 to take the title at the 2010 AAU Club Nationals as a sophomore ... Followed by winning the young men's gold medal as a junior at the 2011 AAU Club Nationals with a time of 47.25 in the event final ... A wide receiver recruit for the Tigers rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Participated in the 2011 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Caught 23 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns during his senior year in the fall of 2011 ... Made nine catches for 145 yards and one touchdown during his junior season in 2010.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kavahra Jazaughn Holmes ... Born on Feb. 25, 1994 ... Parents are Leni and Jennifer Holmes ... Uncle, Warren Holmes, also attended LSU ... Plans to major in engineering.

 

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