Position
Jumps
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Jesuit HS

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 16-6; OUT: 16-8)

CAREER CAPSULE
A three-year letterwinner in the pole vault during his collegiate career from 2008-11 … Earned a career-best finish of 11th place in the pole vault at the SEC Championships during the 2011 indoor season … Finished his career with personal bests of 16 feet, 6 inches indoors and 16-8 outdoors … An honor student who earned four selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his collegiate career … A recipient of the Community Service Award in 2010 and Academic Achievement Award in 2011 at the LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet.

2011
Shattered personal records in the pole vault during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a senior in 2011 … Set an impressive lifetime PR of 16-8 in a ninth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season … Earned the right to compete for the Tigers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in his career … Tied for 16th place in the pole vault at the NCAA East Prelims with a clearance at 16-6 ¾ … No heighted in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Opened the outdoor season by setting a then personal best of 16-7 ½ while tying for second place at the Louisiana Classics … Cleared 16-6 ¾ to tie for ninth place in the B section at the Texas Relays … Finished runner-up at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a clearance at 16-2 ¼ … Also went over the bar at 16-2 ½ while tying for sixth place at the LSU Invitational … Earned an 11th-place finish with a clearance at 16-5 ½ at the SEC Indoor Championships … Cleared an indoor PR of 16-6 in a runner-up finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier in his final indoor appearance for the Tigers … Went up and over the bar at 16-5 ½ in LSU’s indoor season opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational while taking fourth place … Also took fourth place at the LSU Twilight (16-2 ½) … Tied for 11th place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (16-4 ¾) … Also placed third at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-4) and tied for fifth place at the Razorback Invitational (16-0 ¾) … Earned a fourth career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season … Presented with the Men’s Academic Achievement Award at the 2011 LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet held as part of the LSU Alumni Gold weekend in April.

2010
Competed in six meets for the Tigers during the 2010 season … Tied for sixth place in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays after setting an outdoor seasonal best of 16-1 ¾ … Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Alumni Gold (15-9 ¾) and Louisiana Classics (15-5 ½) during the outdoor season, earning a sixth-place finish in both meets … Set an indoor seasonal best of 15-9 ¾ in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Also cleared 15-7 at the Purple Tiger Invitational and 15-5 ½ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Proved to be a leader in the community as he was named to the SEC Community Service Team for track and field … Also honored as the male recipient of the LSU Community Service Award at the inaugural LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet on April 16 … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career.

2009
Set a new overall personal best during the 2009 indoor season with a top mark of 16-2 en route to a fifth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Earned a 12th-place finish at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 15-7 … Opened the season by earning a fourth-place finish with a clearance of 15-11 at the Purple Tiger Classic … Also competed in the pole vault at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge (15-7), New Balance Collegiate Invitational (15-9), Tyson Invitational (15-1 ½) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (15-7 ¾) … Competed in three meets during the outdoor season … Cleared 15-7 at the Louisiana Classics and LSU Tiger Relays … Did not record a height at the Texas Relays … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

2008
Set new indoor and outdoor personal bests in the pole vault in his first season with the Tigers … Cleared the bar at 15-9 at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season … Posted a mark of 16-1 ¾ at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor campaign to place fifth place in the event … Finished in second place at the LSU Twilight Invitational (15-5) and third place at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (15-7) during the indoor season … Broke the 16-foot barrier for the first time in his career at the Tiger Invitational … Finished the meet in third place with a clearance of 16-0 ¾ … Placed fourth at the LSU Tiger Relays (15-7) and fifth at the Willie Williams Classic (15-9) … Did not record a height in the pole vault in his first career appearance at both the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor Championships … Competed in a total of 14 meets during his freshman season in 2008 … Named a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2008.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as the top pole vault recruit in the state for the Class of 2007 … Wrapped up his high school career at Jesuit High School by winning indoor and outdoor state titles in the event … Set a state indoor record with a clearance of 15-6 at the indoor state championship meet … Was also crowned district and regional champion in 2007 en route to being named New Orleans Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the Jesuit High School Athlete of the Year … Ended his career as a three-time district and regional champion … Competed in the pole vault at the 2007 Nike Indoor National Championships … Won a bronze medal in the event at the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics … Comes to LSU with a personal best of 15-8 in his specialty.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kyle Matthew Rose … Born on April 17, 1989 … Son of Mark and Kelly Rose … Has a younger sister named Laura … Both his mother and father graduated from LSU … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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