Redshirt junior breaks own school record, leads nation and world this season
Gotch leads men with top national long jump mark
Gotch now ranked third in the world in the long jump
Gotch leads collegiate ranks
Meet broadcast live on SECN+ and WatchESPN
Photos from Saturday's action at the C-USA Outdoor Championships
2014 Outdoor NCAA Prelims Qualifier (4x100m Relay, Long Jump)
2014 Outdoor NCAA Championship Qualifier (4x100m Relay, Long Jump)
2014 Outdoor Second Team All-America (4x100m Relay)
2014 Outdoor Honorable Mention All-America (Long Jump)
2014: Opened his Tech career at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/22) where he won the long jump with a mark of 25-4.75 (7.74m) ... Won the long jump at the UTEP Invitational (4/12) with a jump of 26-0.25 (7.93m), a mark that tied the national lead in 2014 and was the second-best long jump mark in school history ... Jumped 25-8.25 (7.83m) at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) to place third ... Ran 10.43 in the 100m dash to finish eighth at the Bobcat Classic (4/26) ... Finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 25-0 (7.62m) and ran 1072 to finish eighth in the 100m dash after running 10.47 in the prelims at the Conference USA Championships (5/16-18) ... At the NCAA East Prelims (5/29-31), finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 25-4.5 (7.73m) to advance to the NCAA Championships while also advancing in the 4x100m relay as he ran the opening leg that finished ninth with a time of 39.60 ... Named second team All-America as he ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 12th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 39.54 and received honorable mention honors as he placed 22nd in the long jump with a mark of 22-11 (6.98m).
2012-13 (South Plains CC): Competed two years at South Plains Community College ... Set a school record in the long jump at 26-10 ... Coached by Blaine Wiley.
High School: Graduated from Carencro High School in 2011 ... Lettered in basketball and track ... Was a 5A state champion and first team all-state honoree in track and field (long jump) ... Coached by Christopher Kovatch and Stephen Barret.
Personal: Jarvis Malcolm Gotch ... Son of Melissa Gotch ... Born on March 25, 1992 in Lafayette, La. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Arkansas, Mississippi State, LSU, Northwestern State and Ole Miss.