Events: 800M (2:00.60), 1,500M (4:01.78), Mile (4:23.15), 3,000M (OUT: 9:22.69)
Lined up in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in his collegiate career … Clocked 4 minutes, 33.90 seconds for 26th place in 1,500-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran a personal best of 4:01.78 to win the “B” section of the men’s 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Finished in seventh place in the 1,500-meter final at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 4:04.72 … Also ran the 1,500 meters at the Tulane Team Challenge (4:21.03), LSU Invitational (4:21.90), Jim Mize Invitational (4:22.76) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4:26.79) during the outdoor season … Clocked a PR of 9:22.69 in a 16th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Placed eighth in the 3k at the Tulane Team Challenge with a run of 9:31.40 … Did not compete during the indoor season.
Ran personal bests in the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors during the 2013 season … Clocked a PR of 4:23.15 for third place in the mile in his indoor finale at the LSU Invitational … Also ran 4:25.51 for sixth place in the event at the LSU Twilight … Competed in the 1,500 meters in four meets during the outdoor season … Posted a best of 4:02.05 in his final 1,500-meter race of the season for fourth place in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Took 10th place in the event at the LSU Relays with a run of 4:02.27 … Also placed 12th at the Battle on the Bayou (4:11.02) and 13th at the Louisiana Classics (4:12.96) in the 1,500 meters … Ran the second leg for the Tigers in the 4x1,500-meter relay at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays as he teamed with Philip Primeaux, Barrett Miller and William Wiesler to run 16:17.45 for seventh place … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom.
Competed in four home meets during the 2012 outdoor season … Set a pair of personal records with his performance at the Battle on the Bayou … Took 23rd place in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a run of 4:04.92 … Finished in 31st place in the 800 meters with a top time of 2:00.60 … Opened the season by running the 800 meters (2:01.45) and 1,500 meters (4:20.75) at the Louisiana Classics … Also competed in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Relays (4:07.10) and LSU Alumni Gold (4:12.05) during the outdoor season … Did not compete for the Tigers during the indoor season … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll based on his outstanding performance in the classroom.
PRIOR TO LSU
A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School under head coach Drew Bentley … Served as captain of his cross country and track and field teams as a senior in 2011 … Was a member of three Alabama 6A regional championship teams … Twice named the Mobile Optimist Club Class 6A Cross Country Runner of the Year … Selected for the Mobile Press-Register Super Seven in cross country on three occasions … Recorded top times of 1:59.74 in the 800 meters, 4:25.99 in the 1,600 meters, 9:46 in the 3,200 meters and 16:33.88 in the 5,000 meters during his prep career.
Full name is Philip Laine Dempsey … Born on July 13, 1992 … Parents are Ken and Jean Dempsey … Has two older brothers, Connor and Peter … Graduated with honors as the salutatorian from McGill-Toolen High School … Was a National Merit Scholarship finalist … Also an AP Scholar with Distinction … A member of the Principal’s List for eight semesters … Recipient of the Bill McAfee Distinguished Service Award … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.