Position
Jumps
Height
5'8
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Ponchatoula, La.
Major
Sports Studies
High School
Ponchatoula HS

Event: PV (IN: 17-3; OUT: 17-8 ½)

All-American

CAREER CAPSULE
Continued a rich tradition of elite Tiger pole vaulters during his collegiate career from 2007-11 … Was the NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the pole vault during his senior season outdoors in 2010 … Cleared a career-best height of 17 feet, 8 ½ inches at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Finished his career in a tie for No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the pole vault … Also cleared his indoor best of 17-3 during his senior season indoors in 2011 … Was tied for the No. 9 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor list in the pole vault at the end of his career … Earned career-best finishes at the SEC Championships with a third place outdoors in 2010 and a tie for fourth place indoors in 2011.

2011
Returned to compete indoors in his final year of eligibility with the Tigers … Kicked off the 2011 indoor campaign by setting a new indoor personal record in the pole vault with a clearance at 17-3 to take the event title at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Finished the season in a tie for the No. 9 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Also captured pole vault titles at the Razorback Invitational (17-0 ¾) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-8 ¾) during the indoor campaign … Cleared 16-11 ½ to tie for fourth place in the pole vault at the 2011 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Finished runner-up at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 17-0 ¼ … Honored for his performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010
Took his performance to another level during his senior season outdoors as one of the elite pole vaulters in the NCAA … Earned his first All-America honor for the Tigers at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Finished as the NCAA runner-up during the outdoor season as he matched his lifetime personal best with a clearance of 17-8 ½ inches at the national meet … Snapped a 10-year drought by becoming the first LSU Tiger to earn All-America honors in the pole vault since Russ Buller in 2000 … His second-place finish scored eight points for the Tigers in the final team standings at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Cleared the height of 17-8 ½ for the first time during the 2010 season in winning the pole vault title at the Penn Relays … Scored six points for the Tigers with a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (16-8 ¾), marking his best finish in SEC competition during his collegiate career … Cleared 17 feet for the first time during the season in winning the pole vault title at the LSU Tiger Relays with a mark of 17-7 ¼ … Also won the event crown at the Miami Elite Invitational (17-6 ½) and Louisiana Classics (16-11) during the outdoor campaign … Cleared 17-5 for a sixth-place finish at the Texas Relays … Elected to redshirt during the indoor season.

2009
Competed in the pole vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the third time in his career … Placed 22nd in the event at the regional meet with a clearance of 16-1 ¼ inches … Cleared an outdoor seasonal best of 17-0 ¾ to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Penn Relays and qualify for the regional meet … Tied for seventh place at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 16-6- ¾ … Also recorded an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 16-6 ¾ at the Sun Angel Classic … Set a new indoor personal best of 17-0 ¾ in back-to-back meets at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Tyson Invitational … Placed eighth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and tied for third at the Tyson meet … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Competed in a total of 14 meets during his junior season.

2008
Represented LSU at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in his career … Finished in a tie for 16th place in the pole vault at the national meet held in Des Moines, Iowa, after clearing the bar at 16-8 ¾ inches … Earned an automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Cleared a personal-best height of 17-5 at the regional meet to move into a tie for the No. 7 spot on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Scored three points for LSU with a sixth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (16-2 ¾) … Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ at the Tiger Invitational during the regular season … Won three pole vault titles during the indoor season … Was the first-place finisher at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (16-8 ¾), LSU Twilight Invitational (16-4 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-6 ¾) … Tied for ninth place at the SEC Indoor meet with a mark of 15-11 … Saw action in a total of 17 meets for the Tigers during the 2008 season.

2007
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman season for the Tigers as he was the team’s top pole vaulter in 2007 … Made his first career appearance in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Became the first LSU athlete since Daniel Trosclair in 2004 to clear 17 feet in the pole vault, posting a personal best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 17-0 ¾ at the LSU Tiger Relays in his outdoor debut … Helped the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by earning a fourth-place finish in his specialty with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ … Earned runner-up finishes at the LSU Tiger Relays (17-0 ¾), Sun Angel Classic (16-6 ¾) and LSU Alumni Gold (16-10 ¾) during the outdoor season … Placed third at the prestigious Penn Relays … Posted a total of four NCAA regional qualifying marks during the outdoor campaign … During the indoor season, recorded a new indoor personal best of 16-6 ¾ to take second place at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Tied for fifth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-2 ¾ … Finished third at the Purple Tiger Classic (16-0 ¾) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (15-11) … Also competed in the event at the Lobo Invitational, New Balance Collegiate Invitational and Tyson Invitational during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Tim Mattei at Ponchatoula High School … One of the most prolific pole vaulters in the state’s history … Came to LSU with a PR of 16-6 in the event … Captured the 2006 Class 5A Outdoor State Championship with a vault of 16-0 to set the new state record in the event … Won the Class 5A Indoor State Championships in 2005 and 2006 … Was the pole vault champion in the high school boys division at the 2006 Penn Relays with an effort of 15-9 … Took third place in the outdoor state championships in 2004 … Placed second at the 2006 Challenge of Champions in Mobile, Ala., with a vault of 16-0 … Captured three regional championships (2004-06) and four district championships (2003-06) while competing for Ponchatoula High School … Was named Ponchatoula’s Track Team MVP in 2006.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joshua Beau Dominguez … Born on Nov. 22, 1987 … Son of Rose and Charles Dominguez … Has one sibling, Alexis … Also played basketball at Ponchatoula High School for head coach Frank Schneider … Served as Senior Class President in 2006 … Recipient of both the Army ROTC Athletic/Scholar Award and the Brittany Landaiche Memorial Scholarship … Was a member of the National Honor Roll and named to the Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students … Majoring in sports studies.

 

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