NATIONAL CHAMPION! Hobbs Wins 60 Meters Crown!
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – LSU senior Aleia Hobbs set a collegiate record to win the women’s 60 meter dash at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Her time of 7.07 seconds also set a facility record at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas and is the sixth-fastest time in the world this season.
The LSU women placed 1-2-7-8 in the 60 meters to provide the bulk of the scoring as the Lady Tigers finished sixth in the team standings with 29 points. Mikiah Brisco was the national runner-up in the race with a time of 7.11 seconds. Kortnei Johnson placed seventh in 7.26 seconds, followed by Cassondra Hall in 7.32 seconds.
Johnson earned her second First Team All-America honor in the women’s 200 meter race with a fifth-place time of 22.90.
Jaron Flournoy earned fourth place in the men’s 200 meter race, tying his personal-best that he set yesterday of 20.55 seconds.
JuVaughn Blake finished his first trip to the NCAA Championships with a height of 6’ 10.75” (2.10m) to place 14th. He earned Second Team All-America honors in both of his events.
In the last events of the evening, the LSU men’s 4x400 relay team of Correion Mosby, Jaron Flournoy, Renard Howell and Jahnoy Thompson placed sixth with a time of 3:05.31. The women’s squad of Rachel Misher, Cassondra Hall, Zakiya Denoon and Kymber Payne finished seventh in 3:31.89.
A re-air of the championship races will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11 on ESPN2.
The LSU outdoor track & field season will get underway next week with the squad travelling down I-10 to Lafayette for the Louisiana Classics on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17.