Track + Field - Archives 2018

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Cherry Scores Relay Silver in World Finale
Track + Field 08/13/2017

LONDON Senior Michael Cherry became the second LSU Tiger in as many days to climb the medal podium at the London Stadium when he won silver as a member of the United States' 4x400-meter relay team that helped close the curtain on the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics on Sunday night.

World Champion! Mitchell-Blake Strikes Relay Gold
Track + Field 08/12/2017

LONDON LSU graduate Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake put the home fans on their feet at the London Stadium on Saturday night when he beat Team USA anchor Christian Coleman to the finish line to hand Great Britain the World title in the men's 4x100-meter relay with a national-record time of 37.47 seconds.

Duncan Places Sixth in World Final for Team USA
Track + Field 08/11/2017

LONDON Lining up in her first career final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics on Friday night, former NCAA Champion sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan crossed the finish line in sixth place in the women's 200-meter dash when she sprinted to a time of 22.59 seconds out of Lane 9 on the London Stadium track.

Mitchell-Blake Places Fourth in World 200 Final
Track + Field 08/10/2017

LONDON LSU graduate Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain came up just one place shy of the medal podium in Thursday's finale at the IAAF World Championships as he got the home crowd on its feet with a surge down the homestretch before finishing fourth in the final of the men's 200-meter dash.

Mitchell-Blake Qualifies for First World Final
Track + Field 08/09/2017

LONDON Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake's 2017 season will continue into the men's 200-meter final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics on Thursday after turning in a qualifying performance in Wednesday's semifinal round as he clocked the fifth-fastest time of the day at 20.19 seconds in the first heat.

Tate Returns to World Hurdle Final in London
Track + Field 08/08/2017

LONDON Former LSU national champion Cassandra Tate arrived at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics this week as the reigning bronze medalist in the women's 400-meter hurdles, and she took a step closer to the podium once again while returning to the final during Tuesday's action at the London Stadium.

Tamara Ards Completes Track & Field Coaching Staff
Track + Field 08/07/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU Track & Field's coaching staff is now complete ahead of the 2017 fall semester as head coach Dennis Shaver announced Monday afternoon the hiring of 13-year NCAA Division I coaching veteran Tamara Ards as an assistant coach with a focus on working with LSU's sprinters, hurdlers and relays teams.

Tate, Mitchell-Blake Qualify for World Semifinals
Track + Field 08/07/2017

LONDON LSU Track & Field alums Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Cassandra Tate took their mark at the London Stadium for the first time at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and advanced to semifinals in the men's 200-meter dash and women's 400-meter hurdles, respectively, during Monday's events.

Baptiste Places Eighth in World Final
Track + Field 08/06/2017

LONDON, England Trinidad & Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste lined up in the women's 100-meter final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for the third time in her professional career Sunday and turned in an eighth-place finish while clocking 11.09 seconds in the final event of the night at the London Stadium.

Baptiste Advances to World Semifinal in London
Track + Field 08/06/2017

LONDON, England Former Lady Tiger great Kelly-Ann Baptiste opened Saturday's competition at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics with a qualifying performance in the preliminary round of the women's 100-meter dash as she advanced 16th overall to the semifinals to run Sunday at the London Stadium.

Forbes Qualifies for World Long Jump Final
Track + Field 08/04/2017

LONDON, England LSU's former NCAA Champion long jumper Damar Forbes will compete in the event final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for the second time in his professional career after qualifying 10th overall in Friday's opener at the London Stadium with a series-best of 26 feet, 0 inches.