Position
Throws
Height
6'1
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Lafayette, La.
Major
Finance
High School
St. Thomas More HS

Events: Javelin (216-4)

CAREER CAPSULE
A leader of the LSU throws group during his collegiate career from 2007-11 … Earned four letters outdoors while competing for the Tigers in the javelin … Scored a total of eight points for the Tigers in four appearances at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Earned his best career SEC finish with a fourth place during his senior season in 2011 … Wrapped up his career with a personal record of 216 feet, 4 inches in the javelin … Was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Also honored four times as a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Directors Cup.

2011
Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin in his final season with the Tigers in 2011 … Threw 196-8 to finish in 31st place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Recorded a seasonal-best mark of 215-2 in a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored five points for the Tigers in his best career finish at the SEC Outdoor meet … Took fifth place in the college javelin at the Penn Relays with a series-best mark of 204-3 … Opened the outdoor season by throwing 198-8 for his runner-up finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Placed sixth in the javelin at the LSU Alumni Gold (189-10) … Honored again as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Directors Cup based on his outstanding performance in the classroom.

2010
Earned a varsity letter while competing during the outdoor season in 2010 … Threw the javelin in eight meets during his junior season … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the javelin competition at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Recorded a throw of 206 feet, 6 inches at the conference meet … Matched that performance with a top throw of 206-6 en route to a 22nd-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Recorded his outdoor seasonal best in the opener at the Louisiana Classics, where he earned a third-place finish with a mark of 210-4 … Won the javelin title at the Miami Elite Invitational with a throw of 206-2 … Also threw the javelin at the LSU Tiger Relays (202-0), Texas Relays (193-11), LSU Alumni Gold (207-0) and Penn Relays (199-2) … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll another time following the 2010 season.

2009
Competed in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the second-straight season … Earned a 12th-place finish in the event at the regional meet with a mark of 206-11 … Scored one point for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an eighth-place finish in the javelin … Recorded a mark of 207-11 at the conference meet … Took third-place in the event at the LSU Tiger Relays with a new personal-best throw of 216-4 … Made his second career appearance at the Texas Relays (203-9) and the Penn Relays (208-3) … Finished seventh in the university division at the Texas Relays and fifth overall at the Penn Relays … Also threw the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (196-3), Sun Angel Classic (196-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (206-3) … Did not compete during the indoor season … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Directors Cup in 2009.

2008
Improved his personal best in the javelin by more than 26 feet during the 2008 season … Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant for the first time in his career … Just missed earning an automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA Championships with a seasonal best and personal-best throw of 216 feet, 1 inch to finish in sixth place … Qualified for the regional meet with a throw of 212-5 at the Tiger Invitational on April 12 … Participated in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Auburn, Ala., where he fouled on his three attempts … Also threw the javelin at the Willie Williams Classic (198-3), LSU Tiger Relays (200-10), Texas Relays (192-2) and Penn Relays (202-4) … Did not compete during the indoor season … A recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Directors Cup as a redshirt freshman in 2008.

2007
Received a redshirt during the 2007 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Earned three letters in track and field at St. Thomas More High School under the direction of head coach Sam Heinnen … Won a state title in the javelin during the 2005 outdoor campaign with a heave of 180-10 … Came to LSU with a personal best in the event of 189-10 … Also competed in football and baseball during his high school career … Graduated with a stellar 3.86 grade-point average.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mark Robert DeBlanc … Born on Aug. 7, 1987 … Son of Cyrus and Diane DeBlanc … Has four older siblings: Dawn, Beth, Chris and Eric … Majoring in finance.

 

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