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Tigers Split to Arkansas and Iowa Meets

by Aaron Hyder
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Tigers Split to Arkansas and Iowa Meets

Baton Rouge, La. – For the second week in a row, the LSU track and field team will have student-athletes competing at two different meets. The largest batch of athletes are headed back to Fayetteville for the Tyson Invitational, while a few select distance runners are headed to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.

Tyson Invitational (Feb. 8-9) | Meet Schedule | Live Results | Heat Sheets

The Tigers will make the trek to Fayetteville for the second time in three weeks this weekend as the Tyson Invitational will take place on Friday and Saturday. The two-day meet will be live streamed on WatchESPN beginning at 3 p.m. CT on Friday and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday.

LSU has athletes entered in the long jump, 60 meter hurdles, 60 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and the mile on Friday. A smaller group will compete on Saturday with athletes set to compete in the high and triple jump, and 200 meter dash. LSU will close out the meet with the men’s and women’s 4×400 meter relay at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.

USC, Florida, Florida State, Arkansas and a plethora of other ranked teams will be in attendance at this loaded meet.

Iowa State Classic (Feb. 8-9) | Meet Schedule | FloTrack Live Stream ($) | Live Results | Heat Sheets Day 1 | Day 2

Ersula Farrow, Katy-Ann McDonald, Hollie Parker, Julia Palin and Eric Coston are the group of five distance runners headed to Iowa. Farrow and McDonald will line up in the 800 meter run, Parker and Coston will run the mile, and Palin will run her first-career collegiate 5,000 meter race indoors. All of these races will be aired live on FloTrack – a subscription is required to watch the races. Palin will  run on Friday, and the other four will run Saturday.

Top 10 Marks in LSU History | 2019 Performance List

Two school records and eight additional top-10 marks in school history have been registered in 2019. Mondo Duplantis (5.87m/19′ 3”) and Lisa Gunnarsson (4.51m/14′ 9.50”) are both the school record holders in the pole vault. Duplantis set his mark last weekend at the Bayou Bengal, and Gunnarsson’s mark came at the Razorback Invitational in late January. Arthur Price is the latest to add his name to the list with the 10th-best 60 meter hurdle time in program history last weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic. He clocked a time of 7.88 in the finals to claim gold and enter himself into the top 10. Full list is below:

Mondo Duplantis – No. 1 – Pole Vault – 5.87m (19′ 3”)

JuVaughn Harrison – No. 2 – High Jump – 2.27m (7′ 5.25”)

Damion Thomas – No. 3 – 60m Hurdles – 7.66*

Rayvon Grey – No. 6 – Long Jump – 8.06m (26′ 5.50”)

Arthur Price – No. 10 – 60m Hurdles – 7.88*


Lisa Gunnarsson – No. 1 – Pole Vault – 4.51m (14′ 9.50”)

Amy Stelly – No. 4 – Pole Vault – 3.81m (12′ 6”)

Julia Palin – No. 7 – 3,000 Meter Run – 9:54.04

Sha’Carri Richardson – No. 9 – 60m Dash – 7.20

Ersula Farrow – No. 10 – 800 Meter Run – 2:05.45

*Ran at altitude


NCAA Qualifiers

LSU currently has 11 individual athletes that own top-16 times in the NCAA season. The No. 16 is so important because each athlete that ranks in the top 16 of his/her event earns a bid to the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships. JuVaughn Harrison owns nationally qualifying marks in the long jump (NCAA No. 9) and high jump (NCAA No. 2), and on the women’s side, Kortnei Johnson currently has two top-16 times in the 60 meter dash (7.21/No. 5) and 200 meter dash (23.22/No. 9). The men’s 4×400 meter relay of Correion Mosby, Jaron Flournoy, Christian Boyd and Tyler Terry clocked the seventh-fastest time in the nation, a 3:06.34, at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 26.


Other National Marks

Mondo Duplantis – NCAA No. 1 – Pole Vault – 5.83m (19′ 1.50”)

Rayvon Grey – NCAA No. 1 – Long Jump – 8.06m (26′ 5.50”)

Lisa Gunnarsson – NCAA No. 2 – Pole Vault – 4.51m (14′ 9.50”)

Sha’Carri Richardson – NCAA No. 3 – 60m Dash – 7.20

Damion Thomas – NCAA No. 6 – 60m Hurdles – 7.68

Jaron Flournoy – NCAA No. 7 – 200m Dash – 20.70

Ersula Farrow – NCAA No. 7 – 800m Run – 2:05.45

Tonea Marshall – NCAA No. 10 – 60m Hurdles – 8.14

Abby O’Donoghue – NCAA No. 10 – High Jump – 1.80m (5′ 10.75”)

Rankings | USTFCCCA Women’s Rankings | USTFCCCA Men’s Rankings | FloTrack Rankings

The men’s team checks in at No. 4 in the FloTrack rankings and No. 5 in the USTFCCCA rankings, while the women are slotted at No. 7 in the FloTrack rankings and No. 12 in the USTFCCCA category.

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