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Josh Dominguez
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Ponchatoula, La.
High School: Ponchatoula HS
Major: Sports Studies
Born: 11/22/1987
Josh Dominguez Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/30/2011

Event: PV (IN: 17-3; OUT: 17-8 ½)

All-American

CAREER CAPSULE
Continued a rich tradition of elite Tiger pole vaulters during his collegiate career from 2007-11 ... Was the NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the pole vault during his senior season outdoors in 2010 ... Cleared a career-best height of 17 feet, 8 ½ inches at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Finished his career in a tie for No. 6 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the pole vault ... Also cleared his indoor best of 17-3 during his senior season indoors in 2011 ... Was tied for the No. 9 spot on LSU's all-time indoor list in the pole vault at the end of his career ... Earned career-best finishes at the SEC Championships with a third place outdoors in 2010 and a tie for fourth place indoors in 2011.

2011
Returned to compete indoors in his final year of eligibility with the Tigers ... Kicked off the 2011 indoor campaign by setting a new indoor personal record in the pole vault with a clearance at 17-3 to take the event title at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Finished the season in a tie for the No. 9 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Also captured pole vault titles at the Razorback Invitational (17-0 ¾) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-8 ¾) during the indoor campaign ... Cleared 16-11 ½ to tie for fourth place in the pole vault at the 2011 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Finished runner-up at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 17-0 ¼ ... Honored for his performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010
Took his performance to another level during his senior season outdoors as one of the elite pole vaulters in the NCAA ... Earned his first All-America honor for the Tigers at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Finished as the NCAA runner-up during the outdoor season as he matched his lifetime personal best with a clearance of 17-8 ½ inches at the national meet ... Snapped a 10-year drought by becoming the first LSU Tiger to earn All-America honors in the pole vault since Russ Buller in 2000 ... His second-place finish scored eight points for the Tigers in the final team standings at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Cleared the height of 17-8 ½ for the first time during the 2010 season in winning the pole vault title at the Penn Relays ... Scored six points for the Tigers with a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (16-8 ¾), marking his best finish in SEC competition during his collegiate career ... Cleared 17 feet for the first time during the season in winning the pole vault title at the LSU Tiger Relays with a mark of 17-7 ¼ ... Also won the event crown at the Miami Elite Invitational (17-6 ½) and Louisiana Classics (16-11) during the outdoor campaign ... Cleared 17-5 for a sixth-place finish at the Texas Relays ... Elected to redshirt during the indoor season.

2009
Competed in the pole vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the third time in his career ... Placed 22nd in the event at the regional meet with a clearance of 16-1 ¼ inches ... Cleared an outdoor seasonal best of 17-0 ¾ to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Penn Relays and qualify for the regional meet ... Tied for seventh place at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 16-6- ¾ ... Also recorded an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 16-6 ¾ at the Sun Angel Classic ... Set a new indoor personal best of 17-0 ¾ in back-to-back meets at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Tyson Invitational ... Placed eighth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and tied for third at the Tyson meet ... Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Competed in a total of 14 meets during his junior season.

2008
Represented LSU at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in his career ... Finished in a tie for 16th place in the pole vault at the national meet held in Des Moines, Iowa, after clearing the bar at 16-8 ¾ inches ... Earned an automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Cleared a personal-best height of 17-5 at the regional meet to move into a tie for the No. 7 spot on the school's all-time outdoor performance list in the event ... Scored three points for LSU with a sixth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (16-2 ¾) ... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ at the Tiger Invitational during the regular season ... Won three pole vault titles during the indoor season ... Was the first-place finisher at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (16-8 ¾), LSU Twilight Invitational (16-4 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-6 ¾) ... Tied for ninth place at the SEC Indoor meet with a mark of 15-11 ... Saw action in a total of 17 meets for the Tigers during the 2008 season.

2007
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman season for the Tigers as he was the team's top pole vaulter in 2007 ... Made his first career appearance in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Became the first LSU athlete since Daniel Trosclair in 2004 to clear 17 feet in the pole vault, posting a personal best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 17-0 ¾ at the LSU Tiger Relays in his outdoor debut ... Helped the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by earning a fourth-place finish in his specialty with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ ... Earned runner-up finishes at the LSU Tiger Relays (17-0 ¾), Sun Angel Classic (16-6 ¾) and LSU Alumni Gold (16-10 ¾) during the outdoor season ... Placed third at the prestigious Penn Relays ... Posted a total of four NCAA regional qualifying marks during the outdoor campaign ... During the indoor season, recorded a new indoor personal best of 16-6 ¾ to take second place at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Tied for fifth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-2 ¾ ... Finished third at the Purple Tiger Classic (16-0 ¾) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (15-11) ... Also competed in the event at the Lobo Invitational, New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Tyson Invitational during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Tim Mattei at Ponchatoula High School ... One of the most prolific pole vaulters in the state's history ... Came to LSU with a PR of 16-6 in the event ... Captured the 2006 Class 5A Outdoor State Championship with a vault of 16-0 to set the new state record in the event ... Won the Class 5A Indoor State Championships in 2005 and 2006 ... Was the pole vault champion in the high school boys division at the 2006 Penn Relays with an effort of 15-9 ... Took third place in the outdoor state championships in 2004 ... Placed second at the 2006 Challenge of Champions in Mobile, Ala., with a vault of 16-0 ... Captured three regional championships (2004-06) and four district championships (2003-06) while competing for Ponchatoula High School ... Was named Ponchatoula's Track Team MVP in 2006.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joshua Beau Dominguez ... Born on Nov. 22, 1987 ... Son of Rose and Charles Dominguez ... Has one sibling, Alexis ... Also played basketball at Ponchatoula High School for head coach Frank Schneider ... Served as Senior Class President in 2006 ... Recipient of both the Army ROTC Athletic/Scholar Award and the Brittany Landaiche Memorial Scholarship ... Was a member of the National Honor Roll and named to the Who's Who Among America's High School Students ... Majoring in sports studies.

 

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