Position
Jumps
Height
5'9
Class
Redshirt
Hometown
Montego Bay, Jamaica
High School
St. Jago HS

Major: Journalism
Events: Long Jump (IN: 20-10; OUT: 20-10 ½), Triple Jump (IN: 44-6 ¼; OUT: 44-1 ¼)

4-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER
One of the most decorated jumpers in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program … A two-time SEC champion in the triple jump with victories at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2007 and SEC Indoor Championships in 2008 … Was a three-time All-American in the triple jump … Also earned one All-America honor in the long jump during her collegiate career … Wrapped up her LSU career ranked No. 4 on the school’s all-time indoor and outdoor performance lists in the triple jump … Posted an indoor best of 44-6 ¼ and an outdoor best of 44-1 ¼ in the triple jump … Also ranked No. 9 all-time indoors with a top mark of 20-10 in the long jump … An outstanding student who was a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Returned to the team for her final season of indoor eligibility … Was named an All-American for the fourth time in her collegiate career following a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas … Posted a seasonal-best mark of 43 feet, 5 ¼ inches at the NCAA Indoor meet … Qualified for the national meet with a top provisional qualifying mark of 42-10 ¼ set in a runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned All-SEC honors with her performance at the indoor conference meet … Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet, earning a fifth-place finish with a jump of 19-8 ¼ … Recorded a seasonal-best NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20-3 ½ at the LSU Twilight … Competed in a total of eight meets during the 2009 indoor season … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her collegiate career.

2008
A standout jumper for the Lady Tigers once again in 2008 … Earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Was the first time in her career to receive All-America recognition in the long jump … Was also an NCAA Championships participant in the triple jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Just missed earning her third career All-America honor in the triple jump during the indoor season as she finished ninth in the event at the national meet with a jump of 43 feet, 7 inches … Finished 21st in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after battling injuries for much of the outdoor season … Won her second career SEC title in the triple jump with a first-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Her winning leap of 44-6 ¼ at the conference meet was a new overall personal best and the fourth-best jump in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program … Also finished third in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet with an indoor personal best of 20-10 to move into the No. 9 spot on the school’s all-time indoor performance list … Scored a total of 16 points at the SEC Indoor Championships to help lead LSU to their first team title at the meet since 1999 … Finished fourth in the triple jump (41-8 ½) and eighth in the long jump (19-2 ½) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Her six points helped the Lady Tigers to a sweep of the SEC indoor and outdoor titles in 2008 with a victory at the outdoor conference meet for the second-straight season … Punched her ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a second-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Recorded a wind-aided mark of 44-5 ¼ at the regional meet … Competed in a total of 10 meets for the Lady Tigers in 2008 … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career.

2007
Earned her second career All-America honor in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she finished fifth in the competition with a mark of 43-10 ½ … Qualified for the final with the seventh-best preliminary jump at 43-3 ½ … Received an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Helped the Lady Tigers capture their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 by winning her first career SEC title in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Recorded a new personal best and the No. 4 jump in school history at 44-1 ¼ … Won triple jump titles at both the LSU Tiger Classic (42-1 ¼) and Sun Angel Classic (42-5 ¼) during the outdoor season … Also competed in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing the event in 21st place … Finished fifth in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional … Posted an outdoor seasonal-best mark of 20-8 ½ in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships during the indoor season … Just missed earning All-America honors as she finished ninth with a jump of 42-6 ¼ … Secured her spot at the indoor national meet with a first-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier where she recorded a new indoor personal best of 43-4 ¼ … Placed third in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the triple jump title in the season opener at the Purple Tiger Classic (40-11 ¾) … Took second at the Lobo Invitational (41-3 ¾) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (40-3 ¼) … Tied for 10th place in the long jump at the indoor conference meet … Posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 19-11 in the long jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with her second selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2006
One of the Lady Tigers’ top jumpers throughout the 2006 season … Earned her first career All-America honor in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-aided leap of 44-4 ¾ to finish the meet in fifth place … Qualified for the finals at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best leap of 42-10 ¾ … Punched her ticket to Sacramento by finishing sixth in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (41-10) … Also competed in the long jump at the NCAA Championships, finishing the meet in 26th place … Earned a runner-up finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a personal-best leap of 20-10 ½ … Finished sixth in the triple jump (41-10 ½) and 10th in the long jump (19-6 ¼) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Took first place in the triple jump at both the Tiger Classic (42-11 ½w) and LSU Alumni Gold (42-8) during the outdoor season … During the indoor season, finished sixth in the triple jump (41-5) and eighth in the long jump (19-8 ¼) at the SEC Championships … Took first place in each event at the LSU Invitational with distances of 20-3 in the long jump and 42-6 ¼ in the triple jump … Earned her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2005
Improved on her personal best in the triple jump by nearly a foot, jumping 41-10 ¾ to finish third at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Qualified to the NCAA Championship in the event … Finished 25th with a leap of 40-7 … Jumped 42-3 ¼ at the LSU Alumni Gold, but the wind reading was determined to be over the NCAA allowable limits … Recorded a leap 41-7 ¼ to place sixth at the NCAA Mideast Regional … Also competed in the long jump during the outdoor season … Top wind-legal jump was a 19-0 ½ effort at the SEC Championships … Recorded a distance of 19-4 ¼ at the Bulldog Invitational, but the wind reading was over the NCAA allowable limits … Did not compete during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Attended St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, Jamaica … Came to LSU with PRs of 19-2 ½ in the long jump and 40-11 ¾ in the triple jump.

PERSONAL
Full name is Andrea Cassandrea Linton … Born on Sept. 10, 1984 … Daughter of Clive and Jasmin Linton … Has two brothers, Lionel and Omar, and one sister, Shallia … Majored in journalism.

 

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