Position
Jumps
Height
5'11
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Iberia, La.
Major
Sports Administration
High School
New Iberia Senior HS

Events: Long Jump (IN: 26-6 ¼; OUT: 26-0), Triple Jump (IN: 53-5 ¾; OUT: 54-5 ½)

5-time All-American
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Proved to be one of the premier jumpers in the history of the LSU Track & Field program with his performance in four seasons with the Tigers from 2008-11 … Is one of just six athletes in program history to win at least five All-America honors in the jumps during his career, joining the likes of Walter Davis (8), Marcus Thomas (7), John Moffitt (6), Russ Buller (5) and Reggie Jones (5) … Finished his career ranked No. 4 in the indoor long jump with a lifetime PR of 26-6 ¼ and No. 5 in the outdoor triple jump with a lifetime PR of 54-5 ½ on LSU’s performance lists.

2011
Earned a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season to highlight a stellar senior campaign as one of the nation’s premier jumpers … Picked up seventh-place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in College Station, Texas … Posted marks of 25-6 ¼ in the long jump and 52-11 ½ in the triple jump en route to a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season … Set a lifetime personal record of 26-6 ¼ to win the invitational men’s long jump at the Tyson Invitational during the regular season … PR ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the long jump following the end of the 2011 season … Opened his senior season by winning the long jump title at the Purple Tiger Invitational with his NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 26-3 ¾ … Earned a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (25-4 ½) … Posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 53-3 ½ in the triple jump en route to a sixth-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet … Carried that momentum into the outdoor season as he also set wind-legal PRs of 26-0 in the long jump and 54-5 ½ in the triple jump during the 2011 campaign … Competed in both events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Jumped a wind-legal 25-8 to take 13th place in the long jump and a wind-legal 52-10 ¾ to take 10th place in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Advanced to the national semifinals after taking 12th place in the long jump (24-7) and fourth place in the triple jump (51-9 ¾) during the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Set his outdoor PR in the long jump at 26-0 for a sixth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Nearly earned All-SEC honors in the triple jump after jumping a wind-aided 55-4 ¼ for a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet … Won the triple jump title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a windy effort of 55-11 ¼ … Also took second place in the triple jump at the Texas Relays with a strong wind-aided effort of 54-1 ¼ … Followed the collegiate season by competing in both horizontal jumps at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Earned a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the USA meet with a top wind-aided mark of 55-2 ¾ … Also set his wind-legal PR on his sixth and final jump at the USA Outdoor meet with a mark of 54-5 ½ to wrap up his series … His lifetime PR of 54-5 ½ ranked No. 5 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the triple jump at the end of the season … Earned an eighth-place finish in the long jump  during the USA Outdoor Championships after jumping a wind-aided 26-0 ¼.

2010
Emerged as one of the NCAA’s elite horizontal jumpers in his third season in the program … Picked up three All-America certificates with his performance in 2010 … Scored a total of 15 points in NCAA competition on the year … Was LSU’s top point scorer with 13 points at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Helped the Tigers earn a fourth-place finish with 45 points in the final team standings … Was an All-American during the indoor season in both the long jump and triple jump … Finished as the NCAA Indoor runner-up in the triple jump with a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Set a then lifetime PR of 53-5 ¾ in the triple jump final at the NCAA Indoor meet … Also earned All-SEC honors in the event indoors with a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (53-3 ½) … Earned All-America honors in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in the event … Jumped 25-9 ¼ at the indoor national meet … Just missed receiving all-conference recognition in the long jump with a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet … Won long jump titles at the Purple Tiger Invitational and New Balance Collegiate Invitational with matching lifetime personal bests of 26-3 … Added an All-America selection in the triple jump with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Posted a then wind-legal outdoor personal best of 52-10 ¾ at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Also competed in the long jump at the outdoor national meet, where he finished in 10th place with a jump of 24-9 ¾ in the preliminary round … Scored a combined nine points with a third-place finish in the triple jump (51-11 ¼) and a sixth-place finish in the long jump (25-8 ¾) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … His mark of 25-8 ¾ in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet set a new wind-legal outdoor personal best … Helped lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the team standings at the SEC Outdoor meet … Advanced to the national meet with a sixth-place finish in the long jump (25-0 ½) and a ninth-place finish in the triple jump (51-5 ½) in qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Wrapped up the season ranked No. 6 in the long jump and No. 10 in the triple jump on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Also finished the season ranked No. 10 in the triple jump on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list.

2009
Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Finished in eighth place in the triple jump at the regional meet with a wind-aided mark of 51-7 ¾ inches … Earned an ninth-place finish in the long jump at the regional meet with a wind-aided mark of 24-11 … Scored five points for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships, posting a seasonal-best wind-legal jump of 51-0 ¼ … Also soared more than 50 feet at the Texas Relays (50-6) and LSU Alumni Gold (50-11) during the outdoor season … Recorded a new wind-legal outdoor personal best in the long jump with a mark of 24-9 ¾ in a second-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Finished in 23rd place in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18-1 ¾) … Recorded a new indoor personal best in the long jump with a mark of 24-10 to finish runner-up at the Purple Tiger Classic … Placed third in the triple jump at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge with a mark of 49-8 ¼ … Was his only triple jump competition during the indoor season … Saw limited action during the indoor season due to a knee injury.

2008
Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, in his first season with the program … Finished in 18th place at the national meet with a top mark of 50-10 ¾ inches … Earned an automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA meet with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Recorded a new overall personal best at the regional meet with a wind-legal jump of 52-3 ¼ … Was the top mark recorded by an LSU triple jumper during the 2008 season … Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (49-11) … Broke the 50-foot barrier for the first time at the Tiger Invitational, where he finished runner-up with a mark of 50-2 … Also competed in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet, finishing in 12th place with a jump of 23-1 ¼ … Set a new outdoor personal best in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold (23-8 ¾) … Competed in both events during the indoor season … Was the fifth-place finisher in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor personal best of 50-5 ½ … Won triple jump titles at the LSU Twilight Invitational (49-11) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (49-11 ¼) … Placed 17th in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet … Set an indoor personal best of 24-1 ¾ at the Bayou Bengal Invitational … Competed in a total of 17 meets during his freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the nation’s top recruit in the triple jump for the Class of 2007 … Finished his high school career at New Iberia High School as a five-time All-American … Won an indoor national title in the event by taking top honors at the 2007 National Scholastic Indoor Championships with a jump of 49 feet, ¼ inches at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York … Capped his illustrious high school career by winning indoor and outdoor state titles in the triple jump … Recorded the third-best jump in the nation with a mark of 49-8 in the finals of the triple jump at the 2007 Division I Indoor State Championships … Also won an indoor state championship in the long jump during his senior season … Won three-straight outdoor state titles in the triple jump from 2005-07.

PERSONAL
Full name is Zedric Ramone Thomas … Born on April 21, 1988 … Parents are Jimmy and Daphne Thomas … Has one brother, Zhamal, and one sister, Amber … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

 

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