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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.

Hobbs Named to Bowerman Award Watch List
Track + Field 05/03/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Aleia Hobbs continues to rake in the awards following her performance at the SEC Relays last weekend as she was named Wednesday among the 10 athletes to the latest Bowerman Award Women's Watch List as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Track & Field Climbs Rankings This Week
Track + Field 05/03/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams have firmly positioned themselves among the nation's top teams in the wake of the SEC Relays as the Lady Tigers moved up a spot to No. 3 and the Tigers held onto their position at No. 6 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association power rankings.

Hobbs Named National Athlete of the Week
Track + Field 05/02/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's junior sprinter Aleia Hobbs continued to rake in the awards Tuesday as she was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week for a second time this season and the SEC Women's Runner of the Week for the fourth week in a row.

Play Hobbs Highlights Historic SEC Relays Finale
Track + Field 04/29/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU junior Aleia Hobbs anchored the Lady Tigers to a collegiate-record-tying 42.12 seconds to win the 4x100-meter relay before doubling with the second-fastest wind-legal time in NCAA history at 10.85 to headline a historic finale Saturday at the inaugural SEC Relays at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Play Sprint Medley Records Fall at SEC Relays
Track + Field 04/28/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field teams wasted no time in making their mark on the record books in the very first relay finals at the inaugural SEC Relays on Friday afternoon as they shattered school records in both the men's and women's sprint medley relays to kick things off at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Track & Field to Host Inaugural SEC Relays
Track + Field 04/27/2017

BATON ROUGE The Bernie Moore Track Stadium will be the site of the most exciting relays meet on the collegiate calendar this weekend as the LSU Track & Field program plays host to a field of nine Southeastern Conference programs at the inaugural SEC Relays being held on Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge.

Hobbs Named SEC Runner of the Week
Track + Field 04/25/2017

BATON ROUGE An LSU athlete was announced the SEC Women's Runner of the Week for the fourth week in a row Tuesday after junior Aleia Hobbs picked up the honor for the third time this month following her SEC-leading 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold meet at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday.

Play Cherry, Mitchell-Blake Headline Alumni Gold
Track + Field 04/22/2017

BATON ROUGE Michael Cherry won the men's 400-meter dash with a personal best of 44.77 seconds in his season-opening race before Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed the men's 200 meters with a time of 20.15 in his season opener to highlight Saturday's LSU Alumni Gold held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Track & Field Hosts Annual Team Banquet
Track + Field 04/21/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Track & Field program held its seventh-annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet on Friday night at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel in which 19 student-athletes received awards for their performance in competition, in the classroom and in the community during the 2015-16 athletic season.

Track & Field to Host Annual Alumni Gold
Track + Field 04/21/2017

BATON ROUGE Fans attending Saturday's LSU Alumni Gold meet at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday afternoon ahead of the National L-Club Spring Football Game later that night are in for a treat as the very best of the LSU Track & Field program past and present will be on display in the annual competition.

Track & Field Athletes Earn SEC Weekly Honors
Track + Field 04/18/2017

BATON ROUGE The members of LSU's record-setting 4x100-meter relay team have been named the SEC Women's Runners of the Week and freshman runner Ruby Stauber has picked up a third selection as the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week this season with their performance at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.

Hobbs Named T&F HERO of the Week
Track + Field 04/17/2017

BATON ROUGE While preparing to compete Friday afternoon at the Mt. SAC Relays, LSU junior Aleia Hobbs was voted the HERO Sports NCAA Division I Women's Track & Field HERO of the Week for her then-World-leading performance at the Battle on the Bayou held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium just six days before.

School Relay Record Falls at Mt. SAC Relays
Track + Field 04/15/2017

TORRANCE, Calif. The dust barely settled on the Murdock Stadium track from the Tigers' NCAA-leading victory in the men's 4x100-meter relay when the Lady Tigers blew away their 28-year-old school record with the second-fastest women's sprint relay in collegiate history to close out the 59th Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday afternoon.