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Yann Randrianasolo

  • position Long Jump
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Toulouse, France
  • High school Lycee Bellepierre
  • position Long Jump
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Toulouse, France
  • High school Lycee Bellepierre

Yann Randrianasolo Bio

2019 Outdoor First-Time All-American (Long Jump)
2019 Indoor NCAA Championships qualifier (Long Jump)
2018 Indoor Second-Team All-American (Long Jump)
2018 Outdoor Second-Team All-American (Long Jump)

2019 Outdoor Bronze Medalist (Long Jump)
2018 Indoor Bronze Medalist (Long Ju
SEC Field Athlete of the Week (2/19/19)

Indoors: Posted one of the finest indoor campaigns in South Carolina history, including a victory in all six of the regular-season meets he entered… notched victories at the Orange & Purple Elite, the Gamecock Inaugural, the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge, the Carolina Challenge, the Tiger Paw Invitational and the USC Indoor Open… his USC Open performance was spectacular, as he jumped 7.94m (26-0 3/4), the fourth-best mark in school history… that jump clinched the senior’s trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships and also earned him SEC Field Athlete of the Week laurels… finished fourth at the SEC Championships, with a mark of 7.72m (25-4)… finished the indoor season at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham.
Outdoors: Competed in eight meets in his final season with South Carolina, once again winning every regular-season long jump competition he entered… took victories at the Spec Towns Invitational, the Gamecock Invitational and the Penn Relays… jumped 8.07m (26-5 3/4) at the Gamecock Invitational, which briefly held the top spot on the 2019 world and NCAA leaderboards… his long jump championship-flight victory at Penn Relays was his third in a row, a feat that had not been accomplished at the prestigious meet in 60 years… finished third at the SEC Championships, with a mark of 7.97m (26-1 3/4) and second at the NCAA East Regional with a jump of 7.81m (25-7 1/2)… ended his collegiate career with a bronze medal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where he finished third with a new personal best of 8.12m (26-7 3/4)… that was the second-best mark (and the top wind-legal mark) in Carolina history… his men’s long jump scoring effort at NCAAs was the first by a Gamecock since 2006… also competed in the triple jump, where he won the Black & Gold Challenge with a PR of 15.61m (51-2 3/4), the seventh-best effort in Carolina history… finished 15th at the SEC Championships in the triple jump and qualified for the NCAA East Regional, where he elected not to compete… served on Carolina’s 4x100m relay at three meets, including a victory at the USC Outdoor Open.

Indoors: Qualified for his first career NCAA Championships in the long jump, earning All-America laurels… took part in eight meets overall, with victories at the Navy Winter Invitational, the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational and the UCS Invitational… jumped 7.89m (25-10 3/4) at the SEC Championships to finish second and earn his first career conference medal… that mark clinched his spot at the NCAA Championships and also ranks fifth in Carolina indoor history… jumped 7.21m (23-8) to finish 14th at the NCAA Championships and earn second-team All-America honors… also participated in the 60m dash.
Outdoors: Continued his ascendance and finished with one of the finest long jump seasons in Gamecock history, including another All-America honor… won the long jump at five regular-season meets: the Weems Baskin Invitational, Spec Towns Invitational, Tennessee Relays, USC Open and Penn Relays… set a new PR at Tennessee, jumping 7.99m (26-2 3/4), the second-best outdoor mark in Carolina history… finished sixth at the SEC championships with a top effort of 7.88m (25-10 3/4)… went from out of the top-12 to third with his final jump at the NCAA East Regional with a leap of 7.82m (25-8)… competed in Eugene for the first time, finishing 13th… also took part in the 100m, the 4x100m relay and the triple jump… finished 11th in the SEC in the triple jump… competed internationally throughout the summer, with great success… set a new long jump PR, 8.01m, at the Albi National Meeting… finished fifth at the French Championships… represented France at the Athletics World Cup in London and the European Championships in Berlin, where he placed 27th.

Indoors: Had a memorable first season for Carolina, primarily in the long jump… earned regular-season podium finishes at the Armory Invitational, the Tiger Paw Invitational and the Tiger Tuneup… qualified for finals at the SEC Championships and finished ninth, just outside of scoring position… his effort of 24-10 at SECs ranked fifth in Carolina history at the end of the season… also ran the 60m at two meets.
Outdoors: Hit another level in the long jump during the outdoor season, with event victories at the Gamecock Invitational, the USC Open and the Penn Relays… his mark of 25-5 1/2 at Penn Relays was his season-best and the fifth-best mark in Carolina history at the end of the season… scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, where he placed seventh at 25-4… qualified for the NCAA East Regional and finished 16th, notching a jump of 24-2 1/2.

Attended Lycee Bellepierre in Reunion Island, France… represents the France national team in international competition… won the France U23 Championship in 2013 and 2015 in the long jump… finished second three more times at the France U23 Championship and added a third-place finish at the France Seniors Championship.

Son of Johnny Randrianasolo and Nadia Petit… has two siblings: Celia and Mathias… majored in global studies at South Carolina… Chose Carolina because of the reputation of the track & field program and to be a part of the Gamecocks family.

Indoor Personal Records
6.82 (1/18/19 Gamecock Inaugural)
Long Jump
7.94m | 26-0 3/4 (2/16/19 USC Indoor Open)
Outdoor Personal Records
10.68 (+3.0) (3/24/18 Weems Baskin Invitational)
Long Jump
8.12m | 26-7 3/4 (6/5/19 NCAA Championships)
Triple Jump
15.61m | 51-2 3/4 (3/16/19 Black & Gold Challenge)