Track + Field - Archives 2017

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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 ¼ 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.

Brisco Opens Weekend with Impressive Double
Track + Field 02/10/2017

BATON ROUGE – It was quite the 90 minutes for Lady Tiger junior Mikiah Brisco during Friday's opener at the Tyson Invitational as she smashed her personal best with a winning 7.98 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and nearly took down one of the nation's best to win the 60-meter dash at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Track & Field Ready for Another Split Weekend
Track + Field 02/09/2017

BATON ROUGE – With the start of the championship season right around the corner, the LSU Track & Field teams will split up for a pair of two-day meets again this weekend as they travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Tyson Invitational and Ames, Iowa, for the Iowa State Classic with both events running Friday and Saturday.

T&F Trio Cracks NCAA Top 10 in New Mexico
Track + Field 02/04/2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior LaMar Bruton sparked Saturday's finale at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic into life with his best indoor 400 meters as an LSU Tiger, while sophomore Kortnei Johnson and senior Jada Martin closed out the event at the Albuquerque Convention Center with a pair of NCAA Top 10s in the 60-meter dash.

T&F Climbs NCAA Event Rankings in Friday Meets
Track + Field 02/03/2017

BATON ROUGE – Just six days after opening her junior season with one of the NCAA's fastest times in the 60-meter dash at the Razorback Invitational, LSU's Mikiah Brisco emerged as one of the nation's top hurdlers at the Bayou Bengal Invitational on Friday as she clocked 8.14 seconds to finish as the top collegian in the final.

Track & Field Splits Up for Weekend Meets
Track + Field 02/02/2017

BATON ROUGE – With a month of the 2017 indoor season now in the books, the LSU Track & Field teams will continue to push for NCAA Championship qualification this weekend as they compete at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque while also playing host to the Bayou Bengal Invitational in Baton Rouge this weekend.

Play Cherry, Brisco Set Pace in Razorback Finale
Track + Field 01/28/2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Saturday's finale at the Razorback Invitational was déjà vu for LSU senior Michael Cherry as he not only ran his opening 400 meters at the Randal Tyson Track Center for the second-straight year, but did so with an NCAA-leading performance as he defended his title with a collegiate best of 45.91 seconds.

Martin Headlines T&F Day 1 in Arkansas
Track + Field 01/27/2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Friday's opener at the Razorback Invitational featured the fastest 200-meter competition on the women's side to-date in 2017 as LSU's senior All-American Jada Martin finished a split-second shy of her indoor personal best in the event with a heat-winning 23.05 seconds at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Track & Field in Loaded Field at Arkansas
Track + Field 01/26/2017

BATON ROUGE – The Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will be the focus of the collegiate track and field calendar this weekend as LSU joins many of the nation's top teams at the annual Razorback Invitational running Friday and Saturday in what is sure to be the most competitive meet to-date this season.

NCAA Leader Jackson Wins SEC Weekly Award
Track + Field 01/24/2017

BATON ROUGE – After throwing an NCAA-leading personal best of 77 feet, 3 ¾ inches to win the Auburn Invitational weight throw title on Saturday afternoon, LSU senior Johnnie Jackson was recognized Tuesday as the Southeastern Conference Men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in his season opener.

Jackson Throws NCAA Leader in Birmingham
Track + Field 01/21/2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Johnnie Jackson had not stepped into the weight throw circle yet in his senior season before Saturday's Auburn Indoor Invitational, but he emerged as the new NCAA leader with a personal-best throw of 77 feet, 3 ¾ inches to take the title and finish within striking distance of LSU's school record in the event.

Track & Field Heads to Auburn Invitational
Track + Field 01/20/2017

BATON ROUGE – The Birmingham Crossplex will play host to one of the most highly-competitive meets in collegiate track and field this weekend as the LSU Track & Field teams line up alongside the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes at the Auburn Indoor Invitational running Saturday afternoon.

CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month
Classroom & Community 01/20/2017

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 January.

Track & Field Alumni Banquet Set for April 21
Track + Field 01/20/2017

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Track & Field program will host its seventh Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel later this spring as alumni are asked to "Save The Date" for the night of Friday, April 21, as all former track and field athletes are invited to attend the annual event.