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Lafayette Native Duplantis Breaks Indoor Collegiate Record for SEC Indoors

Posted at 1:50 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 14:50:03-05

Press Release

The LSU track and field team captured three titles on day one of the SEC Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center (Fayetteville, Ark.). Mondo Duplantis (pole vault), Rayvon Grey (long jump) and JuVaughn Harrison (high jump) were the three victors in their respective events.

Duplantis set the collegiate record with a personal best clearance of 19 feet, five inches on his way to the gold medal. In addition to the collegiate record, it is a Swedish record, LSU school record, SEC championship meet record, and world lead for 2019.

Grey leaped out to a mark of 7.86 meters (25’ 9.50”) on his second attempt and that mark held up to win the title. It was LSU’s first SEC indoor long jump title since 2003. Harrison cleared a personal best of 7 feet, five and three quarters inches for his title. He becomes the first indoor LSU high jumper to win a conference title since 1992.

The men’s team is in second place with 36 points and the women’s squad is in 10th place with 9 points. The two-day meet will conclude on Saturday.

It was the first conference title for each of the three athletes. A full recap will be posted at soon.