Events: Long Jump (IN: 24-1 3/4; OUT: 24-3), Triple Jump (48-5w)
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 COSIDA All-Academic Third Team All-American
2018 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Competed seven times during the outdoor campaign solely in the long jump ... launched a career-best leap of 7.39 meters (24-3.00) at the Miami Hurricane Invitational to place third ... garnered silver in the long jump at the Bobcat Invitational with a leap of 7.38 meters (24-2.50) ... finished fourth at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational in the long jump with mark of 7.16 meters(23-6.00) ... leaped out to an all conditions career-best mark of 7.41 meters (24-3.75) at the LSU Alumni Gold meet to place sixth.
Competed in the long jump in 11 meets during his true freshman season with the Tigers ... Earned his first collegiate victory at the LSU Twilight meet during the indoor season with a winning jump of 23 feet, 10 3/4 inches ... Jumped an indoor personal best of 24-1 3/4 in an eighth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational in January ... Finished fourth indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational with a mark of 23-2 3/4 ... Placed sixth at both the Purple Tiger Invitational (23-0 3/4) and bayou Bengal Invitational (23-1 1/4) ... Added finishes of seventh place at the Commodore Invitational (23-4 3/4) and 13th place at the Tyson Invitational (23-6 3/4) during the indoor season ... Suffered a hamstirng injury on the team's practice day in Nashville, Tennessee, ahead of the SEC Indoor Championships and was forced to scratch from his conference debut ... Limited in his performance during the outdoor season ... Opened the outdoor season with a wind-legal seasonal best of 22-10 3/4 (+0.7) for seveth place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Jumped a wind-aided 22-7 1/4 (+2.5) for 13th place at the SEC Relays ... Also competed in the long jump at the Beach Invitational (18-5) and LSU Alumni Gold (21-9) during the outdoor season ... Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top jumpers in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2016 ... Swept Class 5A state titles in the long and triple jumps at the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium ... Earned a sweep of state championships with wind-aided jumps of 24-6 3/4 (+2.4) and 48-5 (+2.9) in his series ... Won District 5-5A titles in both jumps as a senior in 2016 ... Also crowned the Region 2-5A Champion in the long jump with a wind-legal mark of 23-11 ... Jumped his wind-legal personal best of 24-8 3/4 at the Josten's Invitational during his senior season to set the school record at Catholic High School ... Finished seventh overall in the long jump final at the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a series-best jump of 23-2 1/2 (+2.1) ... Also competed in the triple jump at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in his final season of high school track and field ... Crowned a Louisiana Class 5A State Champion in the long jump for the first time as a junior in 2015 with a winning jump of 23-9 3/4 at the LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships ... Helped Catholic High School win seven state championships as a team during his prep career, including three indoor and four outdoor ... Coached at Catholic High School by Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Pete Boudreaux.
Full name is Jason Blaine Attuso, Jr. ... Born on June 13, 1998 ... Parents are Jason, Sr., and Jennifer Attuso ... Father ran track at Southeastern Louisiana University ... An honor roll student during his prep career at Catholic High School ... Majoring in kinesiology.