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Erica Bougard

Erica Bougard

Event: Heptathlon
PR: Heptathlon - 6,288 (2015); Pentathlon - 4,586 (2014)
Born: 07/26/1993
Current Residence: Starkville, Miss.
Hometown: Byhalia, Miss.
High School: Byhalia HS
College: Mississippi State
Coach: Steve Dudley
Sponsor: NIKE
USATF Championships
Three-time USATF Outdoors heptathlon bronze medalist - 2013 (5,990); 2014 (6,118); 2015 (6,288)
2012 USA Junior heptathlon champion (5,547)

Collegiate Championships
2013 NCAA Indoor pentathlon champion (4,399)

About Erica
Bougard made her first international team by qualifying for the 2012 World Junior Championships where she finished 13th in the heptathlon. Bougard made a quick transition to the senior level one year later when she recorded a personal best finish of 5,990 points to grab bronze at the 2013 USA Outdoor championships and punch her ticket to Moscow. Bougard not only competes as a multi-event athlete for the MSU Bulldogs, but has also scored points at the SEC championships in the triple jump, 4x100 and 4x400.
3rd at USA Outdoors (6,118)
2013: 24th at World Outdoors (5829); 3rd at USA Outdoors (5,990); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (5,976); 2nd at SEC Outdoors (5,786), 2nd in long jump (6.39m/20-11.75), 7th in triple jump (12.62m/41-5); 1st at Texas Relays (5,649); 1st at NCAA Indoors (4,399), 7th in long jump (6.04m/19-9.75); 1st at SEC Indoors triple jump (12.73m/41-9.25), 2nd in 4x400m (3:39.28), 13th in pentathlon (3,582); 1st at Air Force multis (4,190)
2012: 13th at World Juniors (5,410); 1st at USA Juniors (5,547); DNF at NCAA Outdoors; 4th at SEC Outdoors heptathlon (5,537); 14th in long jump (5.92m/19-5.25); 7th in triple jump (12.50m/41-0.25), 2nd in 4x100m (45.53), 7th in 4x400m (3:38.83); 5th at Texas Relays (5,382); 10th at NCAA Indoors (3,985); 2nd at SEC Indoors heptathlon (4,109), 2nd in triple jump (12.29m/40-4); 3rd in 4x400m (3:39.31)
2011: 1st at Mississippi HS State Meet long jump (6.07m/19-11)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests 
Indoor bests - 800m, 2:12.63, 60mH, 8.31, High Jump, 1.79m/5-87, Long Jump, 6.38m/20-93, Triple Jump, 12.24m/40-16, Shot Put, 12.51m/41-04, Pentathlon, 4586, 4x400m, 3:41.83, Distance Medley, 11:15.34; Outdoor bests - 200m, 24.17, 23.33w, 800m, 2:09.64, 100mH, 13.28, High Jump, 1.78m/5-84, Long Jump, 6.21/20-37, Shot Put, 11.32m/37-04, Javelin, 33.05m/108-43, Heptathlon, 6118
2013: Indoor bests - High Jump, 1.80/5-10¾ (No. 28 in the USA); Long Jump, 21-1¼ (No. 10 in the USA); Pentathlon, 4399 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 17 in the World); Outdoor Bests - Long Jump, 6.43/21-1¼ (No. 18 in the USA); Heptathlon, 5990 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 33 in the World. No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)  
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