Orange and Blue send six to Husky; rest of team to Spire
Orange and Blue will compete against toughest competition yet
Senior breaks 22-year old mile record
Orange and Blue sends full squad to Bloomington
Illini take home 10 of 16 first place finishes
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.
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: 21-1 1/2 (6.44m) - Illini Classic (1/21/12)
Triple Jump: 48-5 1/2 (14.77m) - Illini Classic (1/21/12)
Updated July 2012