Farrow Goes Low in 800 Meter Run
LSU Sports Interactive
Fayetteville, Ark. – The LSU track and field team closed out the Razorback Invitational on Saturday with some solid performances at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track Center.
Farrow, McDonald Go 1-2 in 800 Meters
Ersula Farrow and Katy-Ann McDonald teamed up to take the top two spots in the elite portion of the 800 meter run on Saturday afternoon. Farrow left no doubt in the race going wire to wire with a season-best time of 2:05.45, almost two seconds ahead of McDonald (2:07.41). It’s the fastest 800 meter time that Farrow has run since she transferred into LSU for her junior season in 2018. The time of 2:05.45 is the fifth fastest in the NCAA and it ranks No. 10 on the LSU indoor list. McDonald’s mark of 2:07.41 is the ninth best in the NCAA; it was her 800 meter debut in the Purple and Gold.
Lady Tigers Take Three of Top Five Spots in 60 Meter Dash
The best sprint performance of the day came from the trio of Sha'Carri Richardson, Kortnei Johnson and Ariyonna Augustine. Richardson was the quickest of the three in the finals with a career-best time of 7.20 to finish in second place. Johnson followed right behind with a 7.22 for bronze and Augustine used a career best of 7.38 for fifth. All three sprinters lowered their time in the finals from the prelims. The time for Richardson in the ninth fastest in LSU history and the third-quickest readout in the NCAA.
Quote From Coach
“The people that opened up this weekend in their events, they performed really well. I thought our performances were really, really good. We have to get just a little bit better each week. The 4x400 meter relay for the men stood out to me and the sprint group is performing really well. Obviously, Mondo (Duplantis) and Lisa (Gunnarsson) did their thing last night – all of our vaulters (Amy Stelly, Cameron Reed) PR’d this weekend. We are piecing it together and we are a better team leaving this meet. We look forward to next week and building on what we did here.” – Head Coach Dennis Shaver
60 Meter Hurdles
LSU had a pair of bronze finishes in the women’s and men’s 60 meter hurdles. Tonea Marshall clocked the eighth-fastest readout in the nation with a season best of 8.14 to claim her bronze medal. On the men’s side, Damion Thomas registered a 7.74 in the finals for his third-place finish. Arthur Price (7.92/PR) and Milan Young (8.35) clocked eighth-place showings in the finals.
The men’s 4x400 meter relay squad of Correion Mosby, Jaron Flournoy, Christian Boyd and Tyler Terry combined to clock a 3:06.34 to garner silver in the meet finale. The time of 3:06.34 ranks as the fourth fastest in the NCAA as of right now.
- LSU had a pair of third-place finishes in the mile. Hollie Parker (season best of 4:53.01) and Adam Wise (personal best of 4:15.36) both earned third-place finishes in their races
- Alicia Stamey (10:18.17/3,000m run), Jurnee Woodward (55.05/400m dash), Eric Coston (8:30.14/3,000m run), Dorian Camel (48.17/400m dash) and Zack Burnett (1:57.74/800m run) all recorded personal bests
LSU will have a split squad next weekend as the sprinters and hurdlers will head to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Collegiate Classic (Feb. 1-2) and the rest of the LSU track and field team will compete in its first home meet of 2019 with the Bayou Bengal Invitational (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1).