Events: 60 Hurdles (7.91), 110 Hurdles (13.85w/13.95)
An SEC finalist and NCAA quarterfinalist in the 110-meter hurdles outdoors for the first time in his collegiate career … Matched his wind-legal personal best with a run of 13.95 seconds (+0.2) in a 19th-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Advanced to the national quarterfinal after running 14.03 (+0.2) in the first round of qualifying … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the final of the 110-meter hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Set his personal best of 13.95 (+1.8) for the first time in the qualifying round before running 14.00 (+0.4) in the final for a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Raced to a career-best wind-aided time of 13.85 (+4.0) in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational in his regular-season finale … Also placed fifth at the Texas Relays (14.20) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (14.22w) before earning sixth place at the LSU Alumni Gold (14.13w) during the outdoor season … Ran the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season … Opened the indoor season by clocking a personal best of 7.91 in the preliminary round at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Finished in eighth place at the Auburn Indoor Invitational after running 7.95 in the final … Finished in 11th place overall in qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.03 … Finished runner-up at the LSU Twilight (7.94) … Earned a third-place finish at the Aggie Invitational (8.00) … Claimed back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the Texas A&M Triangular (7.98) and New Mexico Team Invitational (7.94) … Also lined up in the 60 hurdles at the Tyson Invitational, clocking 8.00 for ninth place in the semifinal round.
Lettered for the Tigers during the indoor season with an appearance in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2013 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Clocked a personal best of 8.08 in a ninth-place finish in the qualifying round of the 60 hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships … Nearly earned a spot in the eight-man final in his SEC debut … Opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener while running 8.32 in the final … Placed 27th in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.14 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational … Competed in just one meet outdoors while running the 100-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most prolific prep hurdlers nationwide for the Class of 2012 … Wrapped up his prep career at Calvary Baptist Academy with personal records of 7.30 in the 55-meter hurdles and 13.86 in the 110-meter hurdles … Was a three-time Louisiana state champion in the sprint hurdles during a record-breaking high school career … Enjoyed a record-setting performance in claiming his first career Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division II indoor state title as a senior in 2012 … Clocked a PR and meet record of 7.30 seconds in winning the 55-meter hurdles gold medal at the 2012 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House … Broke the previous meet record of 7.32 set by LSU’s national champion hurdler Barrett Nugent during the state meet in 2008 … Qualified for the Division II state final after clocking a previous PR of 7.41 in the preliminary round at the state meet … Signed with LSU as the No. 7-ranked prep hurdler nationally in the 55-meter hurdles among all classifications … Defended his Class 2A state championship in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.86 in the final at the 2012 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Broke the previous 23-year-old Class 2A meet record of 13.87 set by Grady Labbe of Teurlings Catholic High School in 1989 … Cracked the Top 10 of the national rankings as his PR of 13.86 tied for the No. 8 ranking among prep hurdlers for the 2012 outdoor season … Ran the second leg for Calvary Baptist Academy on the 4x200-meter relay team that claimed the Class 2A state title in 2012 … Also took home the Class 2A bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles after running a PR of 38.98 in the state final … Captured the high school boy’s Division I title in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 Texas Relays with a wind-aided time of 13.98 in the final … Emerged as one of the nation’s top young talents in the sprint hurdles with his performance at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships following his junior season … Clocked a wind-legal time of 14.28 in the 110-meter hurdles to capture the AAU Junior Olympics silver medal in the event held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Won the 110 hurdles at the 2011 AAU Area 8 National Qualifier with a time of 14.17 en route to a spot in the field at the AAU Junior Olympics … Won his first LHSAA Class 2A state title in the 110 hurdles after running a wind-legal time of 14.38 at the 2011 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium … Ran a wind-legal time of 14.22 to win the bronze medal at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico … Claimed fourth place in the high school boy’s 110-meter hurdles at the 2011 Texas Relays … Won a pair of Louisiana state silver medals with runner-up finishes in both the 110-meter hurdles at the 2010 LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Championship as a sophomore and the 55-meter hurdles at the 2011 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Championship as a junior.
Full name is Joshua Michael Lamers … Born on Feb. 4, 1994 … Parents are Jeff Lamers and Tressie Hegney … Has a younger brother named Daniel … Has maintained a sparkling 3.4 cumulative grade-point average during his tenure at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport … Majoring in psychology.