Terry Clocks NCAA Lead in the 200 Meters
Asst. Communications Director
Baton Rouge, La. – Tyler Terry threw down a wind-aided 20.50 (+3.9) in the 200 meter dash to highlight the Battle on the Bayou for the LSU track and field squad on Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
The time of 20.50 for Terry earned him the top collegiate spot, and the only athlete to beat him was former LSU sprinter and current professional, Vernon Norwood. Norwood clocked a winning time of 20.46 to win the race. Terry was one of three LSU athletes that earned the top collegiate spot and finished behind a professional. Da'Quan Bellard used a personal best leap of 24’ 9.75” to claim the top collegiate spot in the long jump, and Arthur Price ran a wind-aided 13.64 (+4.0) in the 110 meter hurdles to take the collegiate honors and finish second overall. Price and Bellard were both beaten by former Tigers Joshua Thompson (110m hurdles) and Damar Forbes (long jump).
Battle on the Bayou | Men's 200m Dash— LSUTrackField (@LSUTrackField) April 6, 2019
🥈 | @1itsawrap | 20.50 (+3.9)
Terry just dropped an NCAA lead of 20.50 in the 200 meters and was the top collegiate finisher!
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Brittley Humphrey clocked a winning time of 13.11 in the 100 meter hurdles; her time of 13.11 is the fourth-fastest in the NCAA. The duo of Christian Boyd (51.55) and Milan Young (59.77) made it an LSU sweep in the 400 meter hurdles. Rachel Misher won the 200 meter dash with a wind-aided readout of 23.56 (+3.3) and she was followed by Ariyonna Augustine (23.60), who took second. Abby O’Donoghue was the first event winner of the day with a title in the high jump; she cleared a season best of 5’ 10.75” for the gold medal. In the women’s long jump, Mercy Abire registered a wind-aided mark of 20’ 10.75” for her gold medal to rank sixth in the NCAA. The final individual champion of the day for LSU was Cori Mitchell in the 3,000 meter run; the sophomore from New Orleans clocked a winning time of 10:54.72.
In the relays, the LSU men swept titles in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. The foursome of Damion Thomas, Akanni Hislop, Correion Mosby, and Jaron Flournoy ran themselves to a winning time of 39.31, and the men’s 4x400 meter relay of Dorian Camel, Raymond Kibet, Hislop and Terry closed out the meet with a time of 3:05.78. The total number of collegiate titles won by LSU on Saturday was 12.
LSU had seven other podium finishes on the day. Ersula Farrow (4:24:57/1,500m run), Jake Norris (225’ 10”/hammer throw), Kyndal McKnight (41’ 1.75”w/triple jump) and Tonea Marshall (11.37w/100 meters) all collected runner-up showings. In the men’s 400 meter dash, Raymond Kibet placed third overall, second collegiately with a time of 46.69. The women’s 4x100 meter relay – Tonea Marshall, Ariyonna Augustine, Rachel Misher, Milan Young – placed third with a readout of 44.44, and Kaitlyn Walker picked up bronze in the high jump with a clearance of 5’ 9.25”.