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Marcus McGehee
Position: Jumps
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Ethel, La.
High School: Silliman Institute
Major: Mass Communications
Born: 07/30/1989
Marcus McGehee Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/14/2012

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-7 ½; OUT: 17-7 ¾)

2-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the pole vault during his five seasons with the Tigers in 2008-12 ... Finished his career ranked No. 5 indoors (17-7 ½) and No. 8 outdoors (17-7 ¾) on LSU's all-time performance list ... Earned a pair of All-SEC honors in the pole vault with his performance during the 2011 season ... Finished in second place in the event at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2011 ... Scored a total of 22.5 points at the SEC Championships during his collegiate career ... Was a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his collegiate career with the Tigers ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in mass communication while focusing on public relations.

2012
Returned to the squad for his final season of indoor eligibility in 2012 ... Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Ky. ... Cleared 17 feet, 0 inches in his final SEC Championships appearance for the Tigers ... Enjoyed a seasonal-best performance at the Tyson Invitational while taking third place with a  clearance at 17-1 in the Olympic Development pole vault ... Also vaulted over the 17-foot mark with a clearance at 17-0 ¾ for seventh place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and 17-0 for second place at the LSU Twilight ... Opened the season by winning the pole vault title at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a clearance at 16-6 ¾ ... Also vaulted at the Razorback Invitational (16-10 ¾), LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-6 ½) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-4) in his final season with the Tigers ... Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career.

2011
Emerged as one of the premier pole vaulters in the Southeastern Conference while earning a pair of All-SEC honors during the 2011 campaign ... Set an indoor personal record at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance at 17-7 ½ to earn his first career all-conference selection with a second-place finish overall ... Posted the No. 5-ranked performance indoors by an LSU Tiger in program history with his effort at the SEC Indoor meet ... Earned the right to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his collegiate career ... Finished in 15th place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, with a clearance at 16-10 ¾ ... Recorded three indoor PRs during the 2011 season ... Opened the season with a mark of 17-3 for a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Won the pole vault title at the LSU Twilight with a clearance at 17-5 ... Set a new lifetime PR outdoors with a clearance at 17-7 ¾ to win the pole vault at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Moved into the No. 8 spot on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list with his personal-best performance ... Earned his second All-SEC honor of the season with a clearance at 17-4 ½ en route to a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Missed earning a spot in the national semifinals after tying for 16th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., with a mark of 16-6 ¾ ... Won the pole vault crown in the outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics (17-4 ½) ... Earned a fourth-place finish at the prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays after clearing 17-6 ½ ... Finished in eighth place overall at the 117th Penn Relays with a mark of 16-0 ¾ ... Earned his second pick to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season.

2010
Took his performance to another level as he shattered indoor and outdoor personal bests during the 2010 season ... Was an NCAA provisional qualifier during the indoor season ... Cleared 17 feet for the first time with a clearance of 17-0 ¾ at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Opened the indoor season by winning the pole vault at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a mark of 16-6 ¾ ... Finished runner-up at the New Mexico Invitational (16-6 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-11) ... Tied for eighth place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-4 ¾ ... Cleared 17 feet in four-straight meets during the outdoor campaign ... Won the event title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a previous personal best of 17-1 ½ ... Cleared the bar at 17-1 to finish third in the B section at the Texas Relays ... Also vaulted over 17 feet at the Miami Elite Invitational (17-0 ¾) and Penn Relays (17-0 ¾) ... Finished runner-up at the Miami  Elite Invitational and in sixth place at the Penn Relays ... Finished runner-up at the LSU Tiger Relays (16-7 ½) and Louisiana Classics (16-5 ¼) ... Represented the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Competed in a total of 15 meets on the season ... Honored for his performance in the classroom with his first pick to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the first time in his collegiate career ... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a then personal-best mark of 16-6 ¾ at the Texas Relays ... Finished in 14th place at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 16-0 ¾ ... Cleared 16-0 ¾ at three other outdoor meets, including the Louisiana Classics, LSU Tiger Relays and Sun Angel Classic ... Recorded a new overall personal best of 16-8 ¾ at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season ... Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 16-4 ¾ ... Kicked off the 2009 indoor season by winning the event title at the Purple Tiger Classic with a mark of 16-4 ¾.

2008
Competed in four outdoor meets during his freshman season at LSU ... Recorded a new personal best in the pole vault with a clearance of 15 feet, 7 ¾ inches at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Took third place in the event at the Cole/Lancon Twilight Classic after clearing the bar at 15-7 ... Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays (14-7 ¼) and Tiger Invitational (14-7 ¼) during the outdoor season ... Received a redshirt during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed in the Mississippi Private School Association at Silliman Institute ... Was a district, south state and state champion in the pole vault during his junior and senior seasons at Silliman ... Set new district and state records in his specialty in 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Marcus McGehee ... Born on July 30, 1989 ... Parents are Marlin McGehee and Robin Needham ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in mass communication with a concentration in public relations.

 

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