LSU Gold
Covington, La.
High School
St. Scholastica Academy

Event: High Jump (IN: 5-6 ½; OUT: 5-7)

Competed in the high jump in four meets during her true freshman season in 2014 … Cleared an indoor personal record of 5 feet, 6 ½ inches to tie for second place in the high jump at the LSU Twilight in her only indoor appearance … Twice cleared an outdoor seasonal best of 5-3 ¼ in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Invitational and a ninth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou … Also competed in the high jump at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season.

Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field during her prep career at St. Scholastica Academy … Coached in high school by Kristi Beccera … Swept Division I indoor and Class 5A outdoor state championships in the high jump in the state of Louisiana during her senior season in 2013 … Cleared 5-6 to win the outdoor state title and 5-5 to win the indoor state title during her senior season … Raised her lifetime personal record to 5-7 in winning her third career regional championship in the high jump … Was also a three-time district champion in the event during her prep career … Set an indoor PR of 5-5 ¼ in a fourth-place finish in the emerging elite division of the girl’s high jump at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York … Was the indoor and outdoor state silver medalist in the high jump as a junior in 2012 … Was the indoor and outdoor state bronze medalist in the event as a sophomore in 2011 … Earned back-to-back third-place finishes in the high jump at the Mobile Challenge of Champions during the 2012 and 2013 seasons … Also a four-year letterwinner during her prep career on the volleyball court … Coached in volleyball by Pete Bertucci.

Full name is Mary Grace Gitz … Born on July 22, 1995 … Parents are Ron and Jennifer Gitz … Father is an LSU alumnus … Has an older sister, Audrey, and a young brother, Harrison … Sister currently attends LSU … An honor student during her prep career at St. Scholastica Academy … Member of the National Honor Society, Junior National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta in high school … Currently undecided on a major.


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