2015-16: Participated in four competitions during the indoor season and five during the outdoor campaign, specializing in the high jump…in indoor competition, finished third at the VT Challenge (2/20) after clearing 6-9.75 (2.08), the fifth-best clearance in Duke history…posted a top-15 performance at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/26), claiming 15th with a mark of 6-6.25 (1.99)…during the outdoor season, finished third at the Battle of the Blues (4/2), clearing 6-8.00 (2.03)…claimed 10th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a mark of 6-8.75 (2.05)…finished 22nd at the Penn Relays (4/29) with a clearance of 6-5.00 (1.96).
Prior to Duke: Lettered four years in track & field under the direction of coaches Charlie Carroll and Tony McCoy…owns the Searcy school record in the high jump at 6-10.00 (2.08)…cleared 6-8.00 (2.03) to win the Arkansas Meet of Champions...captured gold in the high jump at the Arkansas 6A State Meet…competed in long jump during the indoor campaign, placing sixth at the Arkansas 5A-7A Indoor State Meet with a leap of 21-1.00 (6.43)…also a standout in football, basketball and soccer, highlighted by helping Searcy win a state title in men’s soccer…was selected to the to the 2015 Arkansas All-Star Football team…graduated with Honors…member of the National Honor Society and Boys’ State…earned the HOBY Leadership Award and a spot on the All-Academic team.
Personal: Son of Ross and Betsy Ridout…born Jan. 11, 1996 in Searcy, Ark….has three brothers, Zeke, Rees and Rooke.
High Jump- 6-9.75 (2.08) (5) (2/20/2016)
High Jump- 6-10 (2.08) (High School)
Long Jump- 21-1.00 (6.43) (High School)