Track & Field Athletes to Attend SEC Career Tour

by Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
Track & Field Athletes to Attend SEC Career Tour

BATON ROUGE – LSU Track & Field standouts Mikiah Brisco and Dajour Braxton have been invited by the Southeastern Conference to Atlanta next week to take part in the second-annual SEC Career Tour beginning Tuesday in the build up to the SEC Football Championship Game next weekend.

Brisco and Braxton are among 28 current and former SEC student-athletes representing each of the league’s 14 institutions taking part in the tour that makes its return Nov. 28-30.

The group is scheduled to visit the headquarters and meet with executives and talent acquisition staff at several corporations in the Atlanta area including CNN/Turner Broadcasting System, Mercedes-Benz Corporate, the Atlanta Braves organization and Delta Airlines.

Also included on the agenda is a dinner with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, presentations from former SEC student-athletes Josh Foliart and Beatriz Travalon, an outing at Top Golf and a visit with children at the Boys & Girls Club of America. The goal of the career tour is to provide exposure for SEC student-athletes who are seeking career opportunities in various fields.

A business administration senior, Brisco is the reigning NCAA Champion in the women’s 100-meter dash when she earned the title of the nation’s top sprinter with a gold-medal-winning performance at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last June. She is a two-time NCAA Champion and eight-time All-American as she enters her final season with the Lady Tigers in 2018.

Braxton is the leader of LSU’s distance group as a former SEC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year in 2015 and two-time NCAA All-South Central Region performer in cross country in each of the last two years.