LSU Gold
Prairieville, La.
High School
Catholic HS

Events: Discus (156-6)

Threw the discus in five meets during the outdoor season … Recorded a personal best of 156 feet, 6 inches in a 12th-place finish at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Opened the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish at Miami’s Hurricane Twilight where he threw 154-5 … Placed 11th at the LSU Alumni Gold (148-4), 15th at the Texas Invitational (154-5) and 16th at the LSU Invitational (155-11) … Did not compete during the indoor season … Honored for his academic performance following the season with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Did not compete for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2015 … Received a redshirt to preserve his freshman year of eligibility.

A standout performer in the shot put and discus during his prep career at Catholic High School … A three-year letterwinner at Catholic High School under the direction of coaches Pete Boudreaux and Don Hood … Set the school record in the discus with a prep personal-best throw of 178 feet, 10 inches during his high school career … Back-to-back Louisiana Class 5A state champion in the discus as a junior in 2013 and as a senior in 2014 … Threw a winning 177-9 to defend his discus crown at the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Crowned the Class 5A state champion for the first time in his career in 2013 with a winning mark of 157-4 … Was the Class 5A state bronze medalist in the event as a sophomore in 2012 … Ended his prep career as the Class 5A state silver medalist in the shot put with a throw of 53-2 ¾ at the state meet in 2014 … Helped lead Catholic High School to three Class 5A state championships in his four-year prep career in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Full name is Ross Matthew Quinlan … Born on July 11, 1996 … Parents are Joseph and Wendy Quinlan … Has two brothers, Kyle and Sean, and one sister, Kayla … Father and mother both attended LSU … Majoring in general business.


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