A world season-best, a 1-2-3 finish and solid collegiate debuts highlighted the track & field team's performance at the Corky Classic today at Texas Tech.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU track & field teams are set for their first road trip of the indoor season when they compete in the inaugural Corky Classic on Saturday, Jan. 13, hosted by Texas Tech. The one-day meet will take place in Lubbock, Texas at the Red Raiders' newly-opened Sports Performance Center.
NEW ORLEANS – The USTFCCCA announced its 2018 preseason indoor poll today. The LSU women make a seventh-place showing. It is the second year in a row that the Lady Tigers open the season No. 7.
NEW ORLEANS – LSU sprinter Mikiah Brisco has been named to The Bowerman 2018 Women's Preseason Watch List. The 2017 100-meter national champion, is one of 10 athletes on the list.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Track & Field teams turned up the heat inside the Carl Maddox Field House as Aleia Hobbs and Jaron Flournoy swept 60-meter titles and Tonea Marshall and Damion Thomas each won the 60-meter hurdles with some of the NCAA's top times Friday afternoon at the Purple Tiger Invitational.
BATON ROUGE – With the Tigers and Lady Tigers now back on campus and resuming their training following the Christmas and New Year break, the LSU Track & Field teams are ready to kick off a new season Friday afternoon when they play host to the Purple Tiger Invitational at the Carl Maddox Field House.
BATON ROUGE – The freshman class preparing to compete as Tigers for the first time during the upcoming track and field season is sure to make an immediate impact on LSU's fortunes in 2018 as the class ranks No. 4 nationally in the Track & Field News Class of 2017 Recruiting Rankings in its December issue.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Track & Field program continued its annual Thanksgiving tradition on Tuesday afternoon as it wrapped up the fall training season by playing host to its annual team pentathlon inside the Carl Maddox Field House with the end of the fall semester just weeks away and Christmas break around the corner.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Track & Field standouts Mikiah Brisco and Dajour Braxton have been invited by the Southeastern Conference to Atlanta next week to take part in the second-annual SEC Career Tour beginning Tuesday in the build up to the SEC Football Championship Game next weekend.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Track & Field head coach Dennis Shaver and his staff are off to a flying start in the 2018 recruiting cycle with the signing of seven elite recruits to National Letters of Intent while strengthening the teams in the sprints, relays, distance and pole vault events during the November signing period.
BATON ROUGE – The success of LSU student-athletes in the classroom reached a new milestone Wednesday as the University scored an all-time high of 90 percent in the most recent Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA.
NCAA champion and two-time Olympian Debbie Parris-Thymes will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.
NCAA champion pole vaulter Russ Buller will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ¼ inches.