Events: 60 Hurdles (8.08), 110 Hurdles
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 seconds in a ninth-place finish in the qualifying round of the 60 hurdles at the SEC Indoor meet … 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, N.M. … 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 chemistry.