Track & Field Hosts LSU Twilight Before SEC Championships

by Judy Willson
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Track & Field Hosts LSU Twilight Before SEC Championships

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU track & field teams will host the LSU Twilight, Friday, Feb. 16 at the Carl Maddox Field House. The No. 6 Lady Tigers and Tigers are one week out from the 2018 SEC Championships and several athletes are working to better their marks for seeding at the conference meet.

Competition begins at 1:30 p.m. with the men’s weight throw. The first LSU competitors will take the infield at 2:15 p.m. with Madison Danna, Dominique Hailey and Savannah Sledd in the women’s weight throw.

Live updates of the Tigers and Lady Tigers results will be available by following @LSUTrackField on Twitter throughout the meets. Fans can also follow @LSUTrackField on Instagram and by liking the team’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/lsutrackfield.

Follow Live Results

Live results will be available at http://results.deltatiming.com/lsu. A one-stop shop of links to live results is also available at LSUsports.net through the front page schedule and on the Track & Field schedule page.

Key Notes

Kortnei Johnson will be the top women’s sprinter scheduled to compete in the 60 meters. Johnson is the third-fastest woman in the NCAA this season, behind teammates Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs, with a time of 7.18 seconds. She will be joined in the event by Zakiya Denoon, Cassondra Hall, Rachel Misher and Shayna Yon.

Brittany Kelly, Brittley Humphrey, Jurnee Woodward and Milan Young will run the 60 meter hurdles. Kelly is also scheduled to run the women’s 200 meters. Courtney Tapocik is set to run the women’s 400 meters.

On the men’s side, Akanni Hislop, Renard Howell, Chris Lewis, Correion Mosby and Xavier Mulugata are scheduled to compete in the 60 meters, while Christian Boyd, Arthur Price and Damion Thomas are set for the 60 meter hurdles. Hislop and Mulugata are also running the 200 meters.

Freshman Abby O’Donoghue has one more chance to pass up her mom, the former Kelli Flynn, on the LSU all-time list for the women’s high jump. O’Donoghue’s best mark of the season is 5′ 11.25”, just a 0.25” away from Flynn’s 1991 best of 5′ 11.50”. Kaitlyn Walker and Briana Kelly will also compete in the event.

Rookie high jumper JuVaughn Blake will switch gears and compete in the men’s long jump this week alongside Jace Attuso.

In other field events, Amy Stelly, Chadd Burns and Jonathan Nelsen will compete in the pole vault, while Da’Quan Bellard, Christian Miller, Kyndal McKnight and Bria Druilhet are scheduled for the triple jump events.

Distance runners will compete throughout the meet with the women’s 3,000 meters squad of Amber Desselle, Monica Guillot, Rebecca Little, Cori Mitchell, Hollie Parker and Ashley Welborn wrapping up LSU’s portion of the meet. Hannah Bourque, Heather Cizek, Alicia Stamey and  Amelie Whitehurst will run the mile, while Matthew Rhorer will run the men’s 800 meters.

Up Next

LSU heads to College Station, Texas for the 2018 SEC Championships on Feb. 24-25.