Baton Rouge, La. – Fresh off the collegiate record and his first SEC title, LSU freshman pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis made his third appearance on The Bowerman Watch List on Thursday afternoon.
Duplantis remains as one of three pole vaulters on the list of the 10 best male athletes in collegiate track and field right now. Duplantis cleared an indoor personal best of 19’ 5” (5.92 meters) on Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center to break Shawn Barber’s (Akron) collegiate record that was set in 2015. The clearance of 19’ 5” gave Duplantis three of the top seven vaults in indoor collegiate history; he has also cleared heights of 19’ 3” (Feb. 1) and 19’ 1.50” (Jan. 25) while donning the LSU jersey.