Aaron LaGarde
blank Aaron LaGarde
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gray, La.

High School:
Redan-Ga.

Last College:
Anderson University

Height:
6-0

Event:
Jumps

2012: Outdoor - Completed his Bulldog career after recording a triple jump mark of 49 feet, 3 ½ inches at the NCAA East Prelims...Finished fifth at his final SEC Championships with a mark of 51-3...Reached 50 feet again in the triple jump to take fifth at the Drake Relays...Made his season debut in the long jump and took third (23-11.50) while also taking second in the triple jump (50-2.50) at the Spec Towns Invite...Opened his final season as a Bulldog by winning the Georgia Relays with a fifth jump of 51-7.75.

2011: Outdoor - Wrapped up his junior season by finishing 17th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships...Advanced to his first NCAA Championships by taking ninth (51-3.75) in the triple jump at the NCAA East Prelims...Finished seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 51-10 at the SEC Championships...Earned the win in the triple jump and runner-up honors in the long jump (22-9.25) at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Had the top collegiate finish (third overall) after his opening jump measured 50-6.75...Hit a personal-best distance of 52-7.50 to take third in the triple jump at the Spec Towns Invite.

2011: Indoor - Scored a point at the SEC Indoor Championships after finishing eighth in the triple jump (50 feet, 5 ½ inches)...Took third in the triple jump with a season-best effort of 51-1.75 at the Virginia Tech Elite meet...Cruised to a victory in the triple jump with a mark of 51-0.25 and also took second in the long jump at the Clemson Challenge.

2010: Outdoor - Finished 24th in the triple jump and 30th in the long jump at the NCAA East Prelims...took sixth in the triple jump with a top effort of 50 feet, 9 ½ inches on his final attempt at the SEC Championships...also finished fifth in the long jump (24-9.25) at the conference meet...named the SEC Male Field Athlete of the Week after winning the long jump (24-9.25) and triple jump (51-0.75) at the Georgia Invitational...reached 50 feet for the third straight meet to win the triple jump at the Bulldog Limited...won the triple jump (50-1.75) and took third in the long jump (22-9.75) at the Spec Towns Invitational...finished third in the triple jump with a personal-best effort of 50-10.75 at the Florida Relays...traveled a career-long distance of 25-5.25 to win the long jump at the Yellow Jacket Invite...won the triple jump (49-7.75) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Was the top collegiate finisher (second overall) in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier with a personal-best mark of 52 feet, 3 ¼ inches...finished ninth in the long jump and 11th in the triple jump at the SEC Championships...registered a career-best mark of 51-2.25 to take fourth in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Elite...finished third in the triple jump after reaching a mark of 50-4 at the Kentucky Invitational.

Anderson University: NCAA Division II All-American after traveling 50 feet, 4 inches.

High School: Runner-up in the long jump at the AAU National Indoor Championships...GHSA AAAAA region champion in the triple jump as a senior...Also qualified for the state meet in the triple jump (fourth place), 300-meter hurdles, 4x100 relay (seventh place)...Finished eighth in the triple jump at the AAU Junior Olympics...Named team captain as a senior...Region champion in the long jump as a junior and also qualified for state...Member of FBLA and P.I.L.O.T. programs and on the honor roll as a senior...Member of 1,400 Club for his SAT score.

Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1989...Son of Cherita LaGarde and Ulysses LaGarde...One of four siblings...Majoring in Public Relations.

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