Position
Jumps
Height
5'8
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Lake Charles, La.
High School
South Cameron HS

Major: Undecided
Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump

2009
Competed in the multi-events during her freshman season at LSU … Finished eighth in the pentathlon at the LSU Combined Events during the indoor season … Scored 2,791 points in her first career pentathlon competition … Posted an indoor seasonal best of 17-3 ¼ in the long jump and 37-1 ¾ in the triple jump at the LSU Twilight … Competed in both events at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also competed in both jumping events during the outdoor season … Jumped 16-6 in the long jump and 33-0 ½ in the triple jump at the Louisiana Classics … Also ran the 100-meter hurdles at the Louisiana Classics, crossing the finish line in 15.66 … Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

PRIOR TO LSU
Wrapped up her prep career with Class 1A state titles in the long jump and triple jump during her senior season … Was also the state runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump in 2008 … Was the Most Outstanding Performer for Class 1A at the state meet … Also won high jump and triple jump state titles in 2007 and the 100-meter hurdle title in 2005 … Also played basketball during her high school career.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rachel Shantelle Fountain … Born on Jan. 30, 1990 … Daughter of Roy and Shirley Ellison … Has two siblings, Renesha and Karisha … Was the valedictorian of her senior class at South Cameron High School … Undecided on a major.

 

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