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Will he stay, or will he go (pro)? LSU pole vault star Mondo Duplantis says he doesn’t know yet

AUSTIN, Texas — After completing his first and perhaps only collegiate season, LSU pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis said there’s no timetable for deciding whether he’ll return to school for his sophomore season or turn pro.

Duplantis, the 19-year-old phenom who is ranked the world’s top vaulter, told reporters after suffering the first loss of his college career in the NCAA championships Wednesday night that he’ll sit down and talk with his family about his future.

When asked when that might be, Duplantis said, “Couple weeks, couple months. … It’s hard to put a timeline on it.

“I’m looking ahead, but really, I don’t know what the future holds,” he added. “We’ll have to see.”

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