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Hobbs Receives Amateur Award from Sugar Bowl
Track + Field 07/17/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's SEC Champion and All-American sprinter Aleia Hobbs was recognized by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee in conjunction with the Allstate Sugar Bowl once again on Monday with the title of Outstanding Female Amateur of New Orleans for the 2016-17 athletic season.

Track & Field Dominates LSWA Awards for 2017
Track + Field 07/17/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU seniors Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Rebekah Wales, junior Mikiah Brisco and freshman Ruby Stauber joined head coach Dennis Shaver as major award winners for 2017 as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced its postseason track and field awards over the weekend.

Track & Field Adds Mark Rinker to Coaching Staff
Track + Field 07/11/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU Track & Field head coach Dennis Shaver announced Tuesday the addition of assistant coach Mark Rinker to his staff as the former Northeastern University assistant is charged with leading LSU's middle distance and distance runners and cross country teams into the upcoming 2017-18 athletic season.

Mitchell-Blake Crowned British Champion in 200 Meters
Track + Field 07/02/2017

BIRMINGHAM, England With London set to be the host city of the 2017 IAAF World Championships later this summer, LSU senior Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will line up on home soil as the British Champion in the 200-meter dash thanks to his record-setting victory in Sunday's finale at the British Athletics Championships.

Track & Field Adds World Qualifiers in Caribbean
Track + Field 06/26/2017

BATON ROUGE While five LSU athletes secured their spot on Team USA at the USA Track & Field Championships in Sacramento this weekend, three other program alums booked their tickets to London for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics with qualifying performances in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

Duncan, Lipsey Win USATF Silver Medals in Finale
Track + Field 06/25/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Former LSU teammates Kimberlyn Duncan and Charlene Lipsey became teammates once again Sunday at the 2017 USA Track & Field Championships as both earned a spot on Team USA heading to the IAAF World Championships as silver medalists on the final day of competition at Hornet Stadium.

Former Tiger Brown Qualifies for Team USA
Track + Field 06/24/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Former LSU All-American Rodney Brown will make his return to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics later this summer after earning his spot on Team USA with a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the men's discus final held Saturday afternoon at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium.

Hobbs Seventh in First USATF 100-Meter Final
Track + Field 06/23/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. LSU's junior All-American Aleia Hobbs capped an outstanding 2017 season on Friday night by lining up in her first career 100-meter final at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships where she earned a seventh-place finish on the second day of action at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium.

Wales, Jackson Medal on Day 1 at USATF Outdoors
Track + Field 06/22/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Senior All-Americans Johnnie Jackson and Rebekah Wales climbed the medal podium in Thursday's opener at the 2017 USA Track & Field Championships as Jackson scored the silver medal in the men's hammer throw and Wales won the bronze medal in the women's javelin at Hornet Stadium.

Track & Field Athletes Set for USATF Championships
Track + Field 06/21/2017

BATON ROUGE The Road to London for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics rolls through Sacramento, California, this weekend as a total of 16 LSU athletes past and present will line up against the best athletes in the United States at the USA Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday at Hornet Stadium.

Men's Track & Field Signs Two More Recruits
Track + Field 06/21/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field program has added two more signees to its Class of 2017 on the men's side as sprinter Jahnoy Thompson of White Hill District, Jamaica, and jumps prospect JuVaughn Blake of Huntsville, Alabama, are the latest recruits to sign their National Letters of Intent ahead of the fall semester.

Track & Field Accepting Tryout Applications
Track + Field 06/21/2017

BATON ROUGE With preparations for the 2018 season already underway, members of the LSU Track & Field coaching staff are now accepting applications through Wednesday, July 26, from all aspiring college cross country and track and field stars wishing to take part in fall tryouts for the men's and women's teams.

Play Brisco Crowned NCAA 100-Meter Champion in Finale
Track + Field 06/10/2017

EUGENE, Ore. Junior Mikiah Brisco snapped a nine-year drought as LSU's first NCAA Champion in the 100-meter dash since 2008 as her victory Saturday propelled the Lady Tigers to tie for seventh place at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a total of 32 points scored at Hayward Field.

Play Cherry, Mitchell-Blake Medal in NCAA Men's Finale
Track + Field 06/09/2017

EUGENE, Ore. Seniors Michael Cherry and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake each climbed the medal podium in Friday's men's finale at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as they extended LSU's streak of top-10 finishes to 20-straight seasons while tying for seventh place in the final team standings.

Play Wales Repeats as Javelin All-American
Track + Field 06/08/2017

EUGENE, Ore. Senior Rebekah Wales stepped onto the javelin runway for the final time as a Lady Tiger on Thursday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships and cemented her legacy with a third career All-America honor as she threw 180 feet, 2 inches for fifth place in the final at Hayward Field.

Play Jackson Ends Career as Hammer All-American
Track + Field 06/07/2017

EUGENE, Ore. Johnnie Jackson put the finishing touches on an outstanding senior season Thursday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as he threw a four-foot personal best of 235 feet, 4 inches on his third attempt to take home an All-American sixth-place finish in the men's hammer throw.

Track & Field Set for NCAA Outdoors in Oregon
Track + Field 06/06/2017

EUGENE, Ore. Following two days of training at Hayward Field, 25 LSU athletes comprising 27 total entries are ready to line up and compete in the semifinal and final rounds at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Wednesday and running through Saturday at the University of Oregon.

Track & Field's Hobbs Wins Region Award
Track + Field 06/05/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Aleia Hobbs strengthened her resume as a Bowerman Award candidate on the women's side for the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon when she was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the South Central Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year.

Track & Field Athletes Named to Service Team
Track + Field 06/02/2017

BATON ROUGE The Southeastern Conference honored two All-American athletes of the LSU Track & Field program Thursday for their outstanding leadership in the community as seniors LaMar Bruton and Nataliyah Friar were both named to the SEC Community Service Team for track and field for the 2017 season.

Hobbs, Stauber Win SEC Postseason Awards
Track + Field 05/31/2017

BATON ROUGE Two members of the No. 3-ranked LSU women's track and field team have been recognized among the top athletes in the Southeastern Conference for the 2017 season as junior sprinter Aleia Hobbs and freshman middle distance runner Ruby Stauber received SEC postseason awards Wednesday.

Play Track & Field Finalizes NCAA Roster for Eugene
Track + Field 05/27/2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. LSU's roster of semifinalists heading to the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships is now set as the Tigers and Lady Tigers added 12 more qualifiers to their squads making the trip to Eugene, Oregon, during Saturday's finale at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds at the UK Track & Field Complex.

Play Track & Field Adds 12 Semifinalists on Day 2
Track + Field 05/26/2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. Led by three heat-winning performances in Friday's quarterfinals on the track, the LSU Track & Field teams added 12 semifinalists to their squad making the trip to Eugene, Oregon, in two weeks to highlight another successful day of qualifying at the 2017 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington.

Track & Field Qualifies Three at NCAA Prelims
Track + Field 05/25/2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. The LSU Track & Field teams are on the board with three semifinalists on their way to Eugene, Oregon, for the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as seniors Nataliyah Friar, Rebekah Wales and Johnnie Jackson each qualified Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds.

Track & Field Set for NCAA East Prelims
Track + Field 05/24/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams are ready to kick off their run to the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend when they travel to Lexington, Kentucky, for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds scheduled to begin Thursday at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex.

Track & Field Recruits Dominate State Meets
Track + Field 05/23/2017

BATON ROUGE Members of LSU Track & Field's heralded 2017 recruiting classes have certainly made their mark at state championship meets in Florida, Texas and Louisiana in recent weeks with seven future Tigers and Lady Tigers combining for 10 state titles to cap their senior seasons at their respective high schools.