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Marshall Named SEC T&F Freshman of the Week
Track + Field 03/21/2017

BATON ROUGE After opening her outdoor season Saturday afternoon with a win in the 100-meter hurdles while running one of the top times in the nation at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, LSU's Tonea Marshall was honored for her performance by the Southeastern Conference as the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week.

Track & Field Alumni Banquet RSVPs Due April 1
Track + Field 03/21/2017

BATON ROUGE April 1 is the deadline for alumni to RSVP for the upcoming LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet being held on the night of Friday, April 21, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on Bluebonnet Blvd.

Track & Field Cracks Top 5 in First Rankings
Track + Field 03/21/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams anticipate the start of the outdoor season each year, and 2017 is no exception as both teams find themselves ranked among the Top 5 nationally with the Lady Tigers at No. 4 and the Tigers at No. 5 in the preseason rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Stadium Records Fall in Louisiana Classics Finale
Track + Field 03/18/2017

LAFAYETTE, La. Two Ragin' Cajuns Track Complex stadium records fell to the Lady Tigers on Saturday at the Louisiana Classics as they blasted a season-opening 43.12 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay before senior Travia Jones took down the facility mark in the women's 400-meter dash with a lifetime personal best of 52.31.

Braxton Cracks 10k Top 10 on Day 1 in Lafayette
Track + Field 03/17/2017

LAFAYETTE, La. Sophomore Dajour Braxton closed out the opening day of the Louisiana Classics meet by running one of the fastest 10,000-meter races in school history as he crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 30 minutes, 15.26 seconds in his first ever 10k race at Louisiana-Lafayette's Ragin' Cajuns Track Complex.

Track & Field Heads Outdoors in Lafayette
Track + Field 03/16/2017

BATON ROUGE After wrapping up the 2017 indoor season at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, last weekend, the LSU Track & Field teams move right into the outdoor season this weekend with a short trip to Lafayette to compete at the Louisiana Classics on Friday and Saturday.

NCAA Champion! Jackson Wins Weight Throw
Track + Field 03/11/2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Senior Johnnie Jackson seized the early lead in the men's weight throw with marks of 74 feet, 3 inches and 75-0 on his first two throws and never looked back as he was crowned the NCAA Champion in the event in Saturday's finale at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Track & Field Qualifies Seven at NCAA Indoors
Track + Field 03/10/2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas The LSU Track & Field teams kicked off the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships by qualifying seven athletes in Friday's preliminary races on the track as the No. 4 Lady Tigers advanced four and the No. 12 Tigers qualified three at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month
Classroom & Community 03/09/2017

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 March.

Track & Field Set to Compete at NCAA Indoors
Track + Field 03/09/2017

BATON ROUGE Twenty LSU Track & Field athletes have made the trip to College Station, Texas, to close out their 2017 indoor season at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships that return to Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium for the first time since 2011 as the two-day meet will run Friday and Saturday.

Track & Field in Final USTFCCCA Rankings
Track + Field 03/07/2017

BATON ROUGE With a combined 19 entries heading to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, the Lady Tigers find themselves in the trophy mix as the No. 4-ranked women's team and the Tigers slot in as the No. 12-ranked men's team in the national rankings ahead of the championship.

Lipsey's Record Run Wins USATF Indoor Title
Track + Field 03/06/2017

BATON ROUGE Former LSU All-American runner Charlene Lipsey continued her outstanding 2017 season in Sunday's finale at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships as she won the women's 1,000 meters with a championship-record time of 2 minutes, 37.97 seconds at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center.

Track & Field Qualifies 18 to NCAA Indoors
Track + Field 02/28/2017

BATON ROUGE With the curtain set to close on the 2017 indoor season next week at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, LSU Track & Field will send a combined 18 entries to the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas, to compete against the nation's best in the meet running March 10-11.

Lady Tigers Win Three Titles in SEC Indoor Finale
Track + Field 02/25/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Senior Jada Martin and junior Aleia Hobbs swept SEC sprint titles in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes and the Lady Tigers captured the women's 4x400-meter relay crown to highlight 14 All-SEC performances in Saturday's finale at the 2017 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Vanderbilt.

Jackson Leads Scorers on SEC Indoor Day 1
Track + Field 02/24/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Senior Johnnie Jackson enjoyed his first All-SEC performance with a silver-medal-winning second place finish in the weight throw, and LSU's athletes combined for 21 qualifying performances on the track to highlight Friday's opener at the 2017 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

Track & Field Ready for SEC Indoors
Track + Field 02/23/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The LSU Track & Field teams have made their return trip to Nashville this weekend as they line up as the No. 4-ranked Lady Tigers and No. 8-ranked Tigers are ready to kick off the championship season at the 2017 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships running Friday and Saturday at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

Dunbar Named SEC Freshman of the Week
Track + Field 02/21/2017

BATON ROUGE For the third time this season, a member of LSU's No. 3-ranked women's recruiting class has earned SEC Women's Freshman of the Week honors as Nickolette Dunbar was recognized by the league office Tuesday afternoon after winning the shot put title at the LSU Twilight with a seasonal-best throw.

Women's Track & Field Climbs in Rankings
Track + Field 02/21/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's women's track and field team cashed in on an impressive weekend at the LSU Twilight in Baton Rouge and Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Indiana, by climbing to No. 4 in this week's Top 25 power rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

DMR School Records Fall at Notre Dame
Track + Field 02/18/2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. LSU's distance medley relays made the trip to the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday looking to position themselves for NCAA Championship qualification by cracking the Top 12 of the national rankings, and they did just that while shattering both indoor school records at Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center.

Play Throwers Highlight Friday's LSU Twilight
Track + Field 02/17/2017

BATON ROUGE Sophomore Jordan McClendon took her first throw in the weight throw competition at the LSU Twilight just outside of qualifying position for the NCAA Championships, but emerged on the cusp of a Top 10 national ranking with a personal best of 69 feet, 3 inches to win Friday's event at the Carl Maddox Field House.

Track & Field Hosts Annual LSU Twilight
Track + Field 02/16/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU Track & Field athletes have one final opportunity to prepare for the start of the championship season next week when they play host to their annual LSU Twilight at the Carl Maddox Field House on Friday afternoon with selected athletes also competing at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday.

Stauber Earns Second SEC Freshman Award
Track + Field 02/14/2017

BATON ROUGE Freshman Ruby Stauber has quickly established herself as one of the top 800-meter runners in the NCAA in her debut season at LSU, and she was honored once again Tuesday as the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week for the second time this season for her personal-best performance at the Iowa State Classic.

Track & Field Cracks Top 5 of Latest Rankings
Track + Field 02/13/2017

BATON ROUGE With a host of athletes improving their NCAA qualifying positions at the Tyson Invitational and Iowa State Classic this past weekend, LSU's men's and women's track and field teams have both earned No. 5 national rankings in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association power rankings released Monday.

Track & Field Alums Shine at Millrose Games
Track + Field 02/13/2017

NEW YORK Two former LSU Track & Field athletes were among the stars of Saturday's finale at the 110th Millrose Games as Vernon Norwood won the men's 500 meters and Charlene Lipsey was one of two runners to run under the American indoor record in a runner-up finish in the women's 800 meters at The Armory.

Track & Field Closes Strong at Weekend Meets
Track + Field 02/11/2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Seniors Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Jada Martin took full advantage of their opportunity to compete in Saturday's finale at the Tyson Invitational as both turned in the NCAA's No. 3-ranked time in the 200-meter dash this season while winning their respective invitational heats at the Randal Tyson Track Center.