Junior Nia Barnes (women's hammer throw), redshirt freshman Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), sophomore Josh McCullan (men's long jump) and freshman Quanesha Burks (women's long jump) punched their tickets to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with their performances Thursday
Accolades First Team All-America, outdoor long jump (2013) First Team All-America, indoor long jump (2013) Second Team All-America, indoor long jump (2014) Second Team All-America, indoor long jump (2012) Second Team All-America, indoor long jump (2011) Second Team All-SEC, indoor long jump (2014)
Senior 2014 Indoor Season Earned second-team All-America honors after placing 13th in the long jump with a mark of 24-7 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ...placed third in the long jump at the SEC Championships with a mark of 24 feet, 8.5 inches ... jumped a season-high 25-7 1/2 to earn a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational ... placed fourth in the long jump at the Indiana Relays with a mark of 24-1 1/2 ... also competed in the triple jump at the Indiana Relays, placing eighth with a mark of 46-1 1/2 ... placed second in long jump with a mark of 24-9 1/4 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... finished runner-up in long jump at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 24-2 1/4.
Junior 2013 Outdoor Season Earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, after leaping a personal best of 25-8 1/4 (7.83 meters) ... tied for sixth in the long jump at the NCAA East Regional with a mark of 24-9 3/4, earning a berth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... placed ninth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a jump of 24-6 1/4 ... recorded a then-personal outdoor best at the Drake Relays with a long jump of 25-1 1/4 ... placed third with a long jump of 24-7 at the LSU Alumni Gold ... won the long jump with a mark of 23-9 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
2013 Indoor Season Finished eighth in the NCAA Indoor Championships long jump with a top mark of 25-5 1/4 to earn All-America honors ... recorded a personal-best long jump with a 25-8 3/4 at the SEC Championships, finishing fourth ... also finished 13th in the triple jump at the SEC meet ... set a 25-0 winning long jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial ... recorded a personal-best triple jump of 50-4 1/2 at the Auburn Invitational, finishing second ... long jump runner-up at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a 24-9 1/4.
Sophomore 2012 Indoor Season Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump and finished 14th at 23-1 1/4 to repeat as a second team All-American ... took third place at the SEC long jump with a 25-1 3/4 mark ... cleared 23-8 in the long jump for a 12th-place finish at the New Balance Invitational ... won the long jump at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 25-3 1/2 ... placed third with a 24-3 at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
Freshman 2011 Outdoor Season Finished seventh in the 110-meter hurdles with a 14.54 finish at the SEC Championships ... placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 24-8 ¼ at the Drake Relays ... runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles at the Mississippi Open, with his 14.04 ranking eighth-fastest in school history ... placed eighth in the Texas Relays long jump with a mark of 25-0 3/4, also finishing 19th in the 110-meter hurdles preliminary round (14.30).
2011 Indoor Season Second team All-America performer in the long jump, after turning in a 24-5 3/4 at the NCAA Championships, to finish 13th ... posted a personal best with a 25-6 1/4 long jump at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational ... won the long jump with a 24-11 3/4 at the Flotrack Husky Classic ... had a strong showing at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational by posting a third-place 24-8 1/2 in the long jump ... took top honors in the long jump with a 24-9 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, also placing third in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best 8.10 ... turned in a 24-7 3/4 long jump at the Kentucky Invitational , ranking 10th in the nation at that point in the season.
Prep and Personal Finished 13th in the 110-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 14.08 ... also placed 13th in the long jump (23-11) at that World Juniors meet (personal-best jump of 25-4 1/2 in the prelims) ... placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at the CARIFTA games with a personal-best time of 13.82 ... won the CARIFTA long jump with a leap of 25-0.