Zedric

Thomas

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Height: 5'11"
Class: Freshman
City/State: New Iberia, La.
High School: New Iberia Senior HS
Major: Sports Administration
Experience: High School

Bio

Events: Long Jump (IN: 26-6 ¼; OUT: 26-0), Triple Jump (IN: 53-5 ¾; OUT: 54-5 ½)

5-time All-American
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Proved to be one of the premier jumpers in the history of the LSU Track & Field program with his performance in four seasons with the Tigers from 2008-11 ... Is one of just six athletes in program history to win at least five All-America honors in the jumps during his career, joining the likes of Walter Davis (8), Marcus Thomas (7), John Moffitt (6), Russ Buller (5) and Reggie Jones (5) ... Finished his career ranked No. 4 in the indoor long jump with a lifetime PR of 26-6 ¼ and No. 5 in the outdoor triple jump with a lifetime PR of 54-5 ½ on LSU's performance lists.

2011
Earned a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season to highlight a stellar senior campaign as one of the nation's premier jumpers ... Picked up seventh-place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in College Station, Texas ... Posted marks of 25-6 ¼ in the long jump and 52-11 ½ in the triple jump en route to a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season ... Set a lifetime personal record of 26-6 ¼ to win the invitational men's long jump at the Tyson Invitational during the regular season ... PR ranked No. 4 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the long jump following the end of the 2011 season ... Opened his senior season by winning the long jump title at the Purple Tiger Invitational with his NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 26-3 ¾ ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (25-4 ½) ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 53-3 ½ in the triple jump en route to a sixth-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet ... Carried that momentum into the outdoor season as he also set wind-legal PRs of 26-0 in the long jump and 54-5 ½ in the triple jump during the 2011 campaign ... Competed in both events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Jumped a wind-legal 25-8 to take 13th place in the long jump and a wind-legal 52-10 ¾ to take 10th place in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Advanced to the national semifinals after taking 12th place in the long jump (24-7) and fourth place in the triple jump (51-9 ¾) during the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Set his outdoor PR in the long jump at 26-0 for a sixth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Nearly earned All-SEC honors in the triple jump after jumping a wind-aided 55-4 ¼ for a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Won the triple jump title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a windy effort of 55-11 ¼ ... Also took second place in the triple jump at the Texas Relays with a strong wind-aided effort of 54-1 ¼ ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in both horizontal jumps at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Earned a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the USA meet with a top wind-aided mark of 55-2 ¾ ... Also set his wind-legal PR on his sixth and final jump at the USA Outdoor meet with a mark of 54-5 ½ to wrap up his series ... His lifetime PR of 54-5 ½ ranked No. 5 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the triple jump at the end of the season ... Earned an eighth-place finish in the long jump  during the USA Outdoor Championships after jumping a wind-aided 26-0 ¼.

2010
Emerged as one of the NCAA's elite horizontal jumpers in his third season in the program ... Picked up three All-America certificates with his performance in 2010 ... Scored a total of 15 points in NCAA competition on the year ... Was LSU's top point scorer with 13 points at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Helped the Tigers earn a fourth-place finish with 45 points in the final team standings ... Was an All-American during the indoor season in both the long jump and triple jump ... Finished as the NCAA Indoor runner-up in the triple jump with a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Set a then lifetime PR of 53-5 ¾ in the triple jump final at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Also earned All-SEC honors in the event indoors with a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (53-3 ½) ... Earned All-America honors in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in the event ... Jumped 25-9 ¼ at the indoor national meet ... Just missed receiving all-conference recognition in the long jump with a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet ... Won long jump titles at the Purple Tiger Invitational and New Balance Collegiate Invitational with matching lifetime personal bests of 26-3 ... Added an All-America selection in the triple jump with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Posted a then wind-legal outdoor personal best of 52-10 ¾ at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Also competed in the long jump at the outdoor national meet, where he finished in 10th place with a jump of 24-9 ¾ in the preliminary round ... Scored a combined nine points with a third-place finish in the triple jump (51-11 ¼) and a sixth-place finish in the long jump (25-8 ¾) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... His mark of 25-8 ¾ in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet set a new wind-legal outdoor personal best ... Helped lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the team standings at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Advanced to the national meet with a sixth-place finish in the long jump (25-0 ½) and a ninth-place finish in the triple jump (51-5 ½) in qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. ... Wrapped up the season ranked No. 6 in the long jump and No. 10 in the triple jump on LSU's all-time indoor performance list ... Also finished the season ranked No. 10 in the triple jump on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list.

2009
Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Finished in eighth place in the triple jump at the regional meet with a wind-aided mark of 51-7 ¾ inches ... Earned an ninth-place finish in the long jump at the regional meet with a wind-aided mark of 24-11 ... Scored five points for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships, posting a seasonal-best wind-legal jump of 51-0 ¼ ... Also soared more than 50 feet at the Texas Relays (50-6) and LSU Alumni Gold (50-11) during the outdoor season ... Recorded a new wind-legal outdoor personal best in the long jump with a mark of 24-9 ¾ in a second-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Finished in 23rd place in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18-1 ¾) ... Recorded a new indoor personal best in the long jump with a mark of 24-10 to finish runner-up at the Purple Tiger Classic ... Placed third in the triple jump at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge with a mark of 49-8 ¼ ... Was his only triple jump competition during the indoor season ... Saw limited action during the indoor season due to a knee injury.

2008
Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, in his first season with the program ... Finished in 18th place at the national meet with a top mark of 50-10 ¾ inches ... Earned an automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA meet with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Recorded a new overall personal best at the regional meet with a wind-legal jump of 52-3 ¼ ... Was the top mark recorded by an LSU triple jumper during the 2008 season ... Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (49-11) ... Broke the 50-foot barrier for the first time at the Tiger Invitational, where he finished runner-up with a mark of 50-2 ... Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet, finishing in 12th place with a jump of 23-1 ¼ ... Set a new outdoor personal best in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold (23-8 ¾) ... Competed in both events during the indoor season ... Was the fifth-place finisher in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor personal best of 50-5 ½ ... Won triple jump titles at the LSU Twilight Invitational (49-11) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (49-11 ¼) ... Placed 17th in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet ... Set an indoor personal best of 24-1 ¾ at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Competed in a total of 17 meets during his freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the nation's top recruit in the triple jump for the Class of 2007 ... Finished his high school career at New Iberia High School as a five-time All-American ... Won an indoor national title in the event by taking top honors at the 2007 National Scholastic Indoor Championships with a jump of 49 feet, ¼ inches at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York ... Capped his illustrious high school career by winning indoor and outdoor state titles in the triple jump ... Recorded the third-best jump in the nation with a mark of 49-8 in the finals of the triple jump at the 2007 Division I Indoor State Championships ... Also won an indoor state championship in the long jump during his senior season ... Won three-straight outdoor state titles in the triple jump from 2005-07.

PERSONAL
Full name is Zedric Ramone Thomas ... Born on April 21, 1988 ... Parents are Jimmy and Daphne Thomas ... Has one brother, Zhamal, and one sister, Amber ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

 

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