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All in the family: Pole-vault phenom Mondo Duplantis signs with LSU track and field team

Considering his family’s athletic background, there was little doubt pole-vaulting phenom Armand “Mondo” Duplantis would attend LSU.

The world junior record holder made it official Wednesday, joining the Tigers’ track and field program on the first day student-athletes could sign a national letter of intent with the college of their choice.

Duplantis, who’ll celebrate his 18th birthday Friday, signed with coach Dennis Shaver’s men’s program and will be eligible to compete for LSU in 2019 after completing his prep career at Lafayette High School this spring.

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