Records Highlight Track & Field at Corky Classic
LUBBOCK, Texas – A world season-best for The Bowerman candidate, a 1-2-3 finish in the men’s 200-meter run and solid collegiate debuts highlighted the LSU track & field team’s performance at the inaugural Corky Classic today in the newly-opened Sports Performance Center on the campus of Texas Tech.
The Bowerman candidate Mikiah Brisco hit the 60-meter dash finish line in a blistering 7.15. Her time ranks tied for second on the LSU all-time list and, at press time, is the top time in the world this season. Aleia Hobbs set a season-best 7.21 in the race to finish second in the 60-meter, while Shayna Yon recorded a personal-best at 7.47 for sixth place.
Jaron Flournoy, Jahnoy Thompson and Correion Mosby took all three medals in the men’s 200-meter dash with each runner setting a personal-best time in the race. Flourney cut his best time to 20.95 for the win, followed by Thompson at 21.02 and Mosby in third at 21.19.
Freshman JuVaughn Blake made his collegiate debut in the high jump, finishing third overall and as the second-best collegian. His height of 7’ 1” (2.16 meters) ranks seventh in the LSU all-time rankings.
Young was one of three Lady Tigers to finish in the top four of the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Tonea Marshall won the event in a time of 8.21. Brittley Humphrey placed third with a season-best 8.25, followed by Young in fourth place at 8.28.
Denoon was the top finisher for the Lady Tigers in the 200-meter dash with a personal record of 23.56 for third place. Rachel Misher and Kortnei Johnson placed fifth and sixth, respectively in the event.
Walker earned a personal high mark of 5’ 5.75” in the high jump, bettering her previous height by half an inch. Abby O’Donoghue finished second in the event with a height of 5’ 5.75”.
Freshman Jake Norris started the day with the Tigers’ first top-two finish. Norris placed second in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 60’ 3” in his collegiate debut.
Also picking up top-three finishes for the men’s squad, Damion Thomas finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at 7.98 and Dajour Braxton was the top collegiate finisher, second overall, in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:32.82. Cameron Cooper also placed second in the 1,000-meter run at 2:27.14, followed by Jack Wilkes in third at 2:27.33.
LSU heads north to Iowa City, Iowa for the Larry Wieczorek Invitational next weekend. The two-day meet begins on Friday, Jan. 19. The Tigers and Lady Tigers will wrap up the month of January with a trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the Randal Tyson Track Center as they will compete in the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 26-27.
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