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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.

Track & Field Signs Cameron Cooper for 2018
Track + Field 05/22/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field program has added one of the fastest 800-meter runners in the history of high school track and field in the United States to its 2017 recruiting class as head coach Dennis Shaver announced Monday the signing of Cameron Cooper of Detroit, Michigan, to a National Letter of Intent.

Track & Field Qualifies 44 to NCAA Prelims
Track + Field 05/18/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field program learned Thursday that 44 entries between the men's and women's teams have earned qualification into the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the University of Kentucky will play host to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds from May 25-27 in Lexington.

Hobbs Named Amateur Athlete of the Month
Track + Field 05/17/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Aleia Hobbs, the World's second-fastest 100-meter sprinter this season and recently crowned SEC Champion, was announced Tuesday as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for April in a recent vote by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Selection Committee.

Play Track & Field Wins Four SEC Titles on Final Day
Track + Field 05/13/2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. The LSU Track & Field teams came away from the 2017 SEC Outdoor Championships with four gold medals as senior Rebekah Wales won the javelin, junior Aleia Hobbs captured the 100-meter dash and the Tigers and Lady Tigers both swept 4x100-meter relay titles during Saturday's finale at Cregger Track.

Play Mitchell-Blake Sets Up SEC Triple Crown Defense
Track + Field 05/12/2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. Senior Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will have the chance to defend each of his three Southeastern Conference titles during Saturday's finale at the 2017 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships after cruising into the men's 100-meter final with a personal best of 10.07 seconds at Cregger Track on Friday.

Track & Field Graduates 14 in Spring Semester
Track + Field 05/12/2017

BATON ROUGE Two NCAA Champions, six All-Americans and one NFL rookie wide receiver are among 14 LSU Track & Field athletes past and present receiving their college degrees during Friday's commencement exercises as the Pete Maravich Assembly Center hosts graduation ceremonies throughout the day.

Jackson Scores Hammer Silver at SEC Outdoors
Track + Field 05/11/2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. The LSU Tigers are on the scoreboard at the 2017 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships thanks to a silver-medal-winning second-place finish in the men's hammer throw by senior Johnnie Jackson in the first event final of Thursday's opener at Sheila & Morris Cregger Track.

Track & Field Teams Set for SEC Outdoors
Track + Field 05/10/2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. Following Wednesday's training day at Weems Baskin Track, the LSU Track & Field teams are ready to open their championship season this weekend as they join their Southeastern Conference rivals at the 2017 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday at the University of South Carolina.

Track & Field Signs Two in Spring Period
Track + Field 05/04/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU Track & Field has strengthened its men's squad in the throws and distance events with European Youth Silver Medalist and British Junior Champion Jake Norris and New Balance Nationals Bronze Medalist and nine-time Louisiana state champion Eric Coston signing National Letters of Intent in April.