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Track & Field Travels to Iowa City for Two-Day Meet

Jared Laque
Jared Laque
Communications Student Assistant

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The LSU track & field teams look to build upon numerous strong performances last weekend as they get set to compete in the second-annual Larry Wieczorek Invitational that runs Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20. All events will take place at the Iowa Recreation Building.

Friday’s morning session begins at 11 a.m. CT and concludes at 7:55 p.m. with the men’s 200-meters. Saturday’s action will commence at 1:00 p.m., and the 4x400-meter relays will wrap up the action starting with the women at 6:40 p.m. Fans can follow live results from the meet at https://www.flotrack.org/.

Fans can receive live updates of the Tigers and Lady Tigers competing throughout the weekend by following @LSUTrackField on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lsutrackfield as well as Instagram at http://instagram.com/lsutrackfield, and also by liking the team’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/lsutrackfield.

The Tigers and Lady Tigers will be joined by Florida State, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Virginia, Arizona and Minnesota’s women’s team.

Building Momentum

Last weekend’s performances were highlighted by senior Mikiah Brisco who was awarded the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week with an altitude-adjusted time of 7.17 seconds in the 60-meter dash.

Brisco won the event, and was followed by fellow Lady Tiger Aleia Hobbs whose second-place time of 7.23 seconds marked a personal-best for the senior. Junior Shayna Yon notched a personal-best of her own in the 60-meter dash as she finished sixth, recording a time of 7.49 seconds. The Lady Tigers hold the top-three 60-meter times in the nation with Brisco and Hobbs at No. 1 and No. 2 after their impressive outings in Lubbock last weekend. Kortnei Johnson is third with her 7.29 from the Purple Tiger Invitational on Jan. 5, 2018.

On the men’s side, juniors Jaron Flournoy, Jahnoy Thompson and Correion Mosby took all three medals in the men’s 200-meter dash last week in Lubbock. The three upperclassmen finished with altitude-adjusted times of 21.02, 21.09 and 21.26 respectively. These three times are all in the top-eleven nationally for the event.

In the field events, freshman JuVaughn Blake recorded a high jump of 7’ 1’’ in his collegiate debut. This mark ranks seventh in LSU’s all-time rankings. Junior Kaitlyn Walker recorded a personal-best in the high jump with a mark of 5’ 5.75’’, and freshman Jake Norris placed second in the men’s weight throw with a toss measuring 60’ 3’’ in his first collegiate meet.

Up Next

LSU’s teams will follow their trip to Iowa City with an appearance at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas running from January 26-27. The meet will take place at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

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