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Play Sprint Medley Records Fall at SEC Relays
Track + Field 04/28/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams wasted no time in making their mark on the record books in the very first relay finals at the inaugural SEC Relays on Friday afternoon as they shattered school records in both the men's and women's sprint medley relays to kick things off at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Track & Field to Host Inaugural SEC Relays
Track + Field 04/27/2017

BATON ROUGE The Bernie Moore Track Stadium will be the site of the most exciting relays meet on the collegiate calendar this weekend as the LSU Track & Field program plays host to a field of nine Southeastern Conference programs at the inaugural SEC Relays being held on Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge.

Hobbs Named SEC Runner of the Week
Track + Field 04/25/2017

BATON ROUGE An LSU athlete was announced the SEC Women's Runner of the Week for the fourth week in a row Tuesday after junior Aleia Hobbs picked up the honor for the third time this month following her SEC-leading 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold meet at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday.

Play Cherry, Mitchell-Blake Headline Alumni Gold
Track + Field 04/22/2017

BATON ROUGE Michael Cherry won the men's 400-meter dash with a personal best of 44.77 seconds in his season-opening race before Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed the men's 200 meters with a time of 20.15 in his season opener to highlight Saturday's LSU Alumni Gold held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Track & Field Hosts Annual Team Banquet
Track + Field 04/21/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field program held its seventh-annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet on Friday night at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel in which 19 student-athletes received awards for their performance in competition, in the classroom and in the community during the 2015-16 athletic season.

Track & Field to Host Annual Alumni Gold
Track + Field 04/21/2017

BATON ROUGE Fans attending Saturday's LSU Alumni Gold meet at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday afternoon ahead of the National L-Club Spring Football Game later that night are in for a treat as the very best of the LSU Track & Field program past and present will be on display in the annual competition.

Track & Field Athletes Earn SEC Weekly Honors
Track + Field 04/18/2017

BATON ROUGE The members of LSU's record-setting 4x100-meter relay team have been named the SEC Women's Runners of the Week and freshman runner Ruby Stauber has picked up a third selection as the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week this season with their performance at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.

Hobbs Named T&F HERO of the Week
Track + Field 04/17/2017

BATON ROUGE While preparing to compete Friday afternoon at the Mt. SAC Relays, LSU junior Aleia Hobbs was voted the HERO Sports NCAA Division I Women's Track & Field HERO of the Week for her then-World-leading performance at the Battle on the Bayou held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium just six days before.

School Relay Record Falls at Mt. SAC Relays
Track + Field 04/15/2017

TORRANCE, Calif. The dust barely settled on the Murdock Stadium track from the Tigers' NCAA-leading victory in the men's 4x100-meter relay when the Lady Tigers blew away their 28-year-old school record with the second-fastest women's sprint relay in collegiate history to close out the 59th Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday afternoon.

Friar Wins Triple Jump at Mt. SAC Relays
Track + Field 04/14/2017

TORRANCE, Calif. Senior All-American Nataliyah Friar captured the women's triple jump title at the 59th Mt. SAC Relays with a seasonal-best performance, while senior Rebekah Wales won the women's javelin and senior Johnnie Jackson won the men's hammer throw at the nearby Beach Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Jackson Throws Hammer PR at Mt. SAC Relays
Track + Field 04/13/2017

TORRANCE, Calif. NCAA Indoor Champion Johnnie Jackson added his name to the NCAA-title chase outdoors during Thursday's action at the 59th Mt. SAC Relays as he raised his personal best by more than eight feet with a series-best throw of 231 feet, 2 inches to take third place in the men's invitational hammer throw.

Track & Field Heads West for Spring Break
Track + Field 04/12/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams have spent their Spring Break week on the West Coast while preparing for appearances at the Mt. SAC Relays beginning Thursday at El Camino College's Murdock Stadium in Torrance, California, and the Beach Invitational beginning Friday at Jack Rose Track in nearby Long Beach.

Hobbs Named National Athlete of the Week
Track + Field 04/11/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Aleia Hobbs received her share of recognition Tuesday for her World-leading performance at the Battle on the Bayou this past weekend as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week and SEC Women's Runner of the Week.

Play Sprinters Shine at Battle on the Bayou
Track + Field 04/08/2017

BATON ROUGE After anchoring the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay to a Bernie Moore Stadium record of 42.66 seconds in the first event on the track, junior Aleia Hobbs captured the women's 100-meter title with an NCAA-leading personal best of 11.07 to highlight Saturday's action at the seventh-annual Battle on the Bayou.

Payne Named T&F HERO of the Week
Track + Field 04/07/2017

BATON ROUGE After nearly a week of fan voting, LSU's Kymber Payne was selected Friday as the HERO Sports NCAA Division I Women's Track & Field HERO of the Week after kicking off her outdoor season with an NCAA-leading personal best to win the women's 400-meter hurdles at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Play Track & Field to Host Battle on the Bayou
Track + Field 04/07/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams will certainly make the Bernie Moore Track Stadium their home during the month of April as they are ready to host the USC Trojans, Penn State Nittany Lions and Purdue Boilermakers in their first of three meets this month at the seventh-annual Battle on the Bayou on Saturday.

Payne Named SEC Women's Runner of the Week
Track + Field 04/04/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Kymber Payne was honored by the Southeastern Conference office Tuesday afternoon as the SEC Women's Runner of the Week after opening her outdoor season with an NCAA-leading personal best of 56.12 seconds to win the women's 400-meter hurdles at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month
Classroom & Community 04/04/2017

BATON ROUGE, La. The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes honored six student-athletes for their academic achievements and community service for the month of April.

Track & Field Recruits Shine at Texas Relays
Track + Field 04/03/2017

BATON ROUGE Members of LSU Track & Field's 2017 recruiting class were among the top performers in the high school ranks at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this past weekend with hurdle recruits Damion Thomas, Jurnee Woodward and Milan Young and triple jumper Kyndal McKnight all in action in Austin.

Four Wins Highlight Texas Relays Finale
Track + Field 04/01/2017

AUSTIN, Texas The LSU Track & Field teams closed out the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with four wins Saturday as the Tigers swept 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays, the Lady Tigers took home the 4x800-meter relay and sophomore Kortnei Johnson dominated the women's 100-meter dash on the final day of the meet.

Wales, Payne Post NCAA Leaders at Texas Relays
Track + Field 03/31/2017

AUSTIN, Texas Junior Kymber Payne struck gold in the women's 400-meter hurdles and senior Rebekah Wales scored the silver in the women's javelin with a pair of NCAA-leading personal bests to set the tone for LSU's teams during Friday's action at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Jackson's Hammer PR Highlights Day 2 at Texas
Track + Field 03/30/2017

AUSTIN, Texas In his first appearance since being crowned the NCAA Indoor Champion in the weight throw on March 11, LSU senior Johnnie Jackson returned to the ring Thursday at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and threw a season-opening personal best of 222 feet, 9 inches for sixth place in the competition.

Kelly Opens Heptathlon at Texas Relays
Track + Field 03/29/2017

AUSTIN, Texas Sophomore Brittany Kelly posted a strong Day 1 score of 3,337 points in her heptathlon debut for LSU as she turned in personal bests in the high jump and shot put, a seasonal best in the 100-meter hurdles and a solid season opener in the 200 meters in Wednesday's opener at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Track & Field Returns to Texas Relays
Track + Field 03/28/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams look to kick their 2017 outdoor season into high gear this week as they make their annual trip to Austin, Texas, for the 90th running of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays beginning Wednesday and running through Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.

Track & Field Duo Nominated for HERO of the Week
Track + Field 03/23/2017

BATON ROUGE Fan voting is underway for this week's HERO Sports NCAA Division I Track & Field HERO of the Week awards as sophomore Dajour Braxton and senior Travia Jones are nominated for the men's and women's awards, respectively, following their outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics last weekend.