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    Branden Tanthavong
    Branden Tanthavong
    RS Sophomore

    Granite City, Ill.

    High School:
    Granite City

    Triple Jump


    I/O Eligibility:


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    Illini take home 10 of 16 first place finishes


    2013 Track and Field
    Did Not Compete

    Indoor:Earned a first place finish in the 200m race at the Illini Classic with a mark of 21.48... Recorded his career-best triple jump distance at the IU Relays with a mark of 49-7 1/4 (15.12m) for a third place finish.

    2012 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships, setting a season-best mark of 48-3 1/4 (14.71m) ... Notched a career-best long jump mark of 21-2 (6.45m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge ... Placed second in the triple jump at the EIU Big Blue Classic (14.71m) and third at the Tom Botts Invitational (14.62m) ... Competed at the USA Junior World Championship in the triple jump.

    Indoor: Competed in the long jump and high jump ... Placed first in the triple jump in the Illini Open and Illini Classic with jumps of 45-8 (13.94m) and 48-5 1/2 (14.77m), respectively ... Jumped 47-07 1/4 (14.51m) at the Mark Colligan Open in the triple jump to take second ... Placed third in the long jump at the Illini Open with a jump of 20-1 (6.14m) ... Participated in five meets.

    High School
    Earned All-State honors as a junior and senior... Took first place in triple jump at the Midwest All-Star meet... Jumped 50 feet in triple jump as a senior, taking second place in the state... Earned First Team All-Conference honors as a junior... Named to the Third Team All-Conference a a sophomore... Earned four varsity letters in track and field and one in cross country.

    Parents are Banlay and Marti Tanthavong... Has two younger siblings, Nathan and Jessica... Major is undecided.

    Tanthavong's Personal Bests
    Long Jump: 21-2 (6.45m) - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23/12)
    Triple Jump: 48-3 1/4 (14.71m) - Big Ten Championships (5/13/12)

    Long jump: 21-2 ½ ( 6.46m) - Illini Open (1/11/14)
    Triple Jump: 49-7 1/4 (15.12m) - IU Relays (1/26/13)

    Updated March 2014

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