BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – LSU pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association Division I National Athlete of the Week.
Duplantis became the second-best collegiate pole vaulter outdoors with a world-leading clearance of 19’ 5.75” (5.94 meters) on Saturday at the LSU Invitational. The clearance of 19’ 5.75” broke his own Bernie Moore Track Stadium facility record and made him the NCAA leader in the pole vault for the 2019 season. The mark moved Duplantis from No. 3 on the LSU outdoor list to the No. 1 spot. Duplantis also surpassed his dad, Greg (18’ 5.25”/1986), for the best mark in school history.