T&F Wins 10 Titles on Day Two of Louisiana Classics
Lafayette, La. – The LSU track and field team won 10 titles on day two of the Louisiana Classics to close out their season-opening outdoor meet at the Ragin’ Cajuns Track Complex on Saturday afternoon.
Hollie Parker won two titles on the day with victories in the 800 and 1,500 meter run. She started her day in the 1,500 meter race, where she clocked a time of 2:13.23 to claim the top spot. She returned to the track a little more than two hours later and scooped up the 800 meter run title with a readout of 2:13.23. Hannah Bourque earned silver in the 1,500 meter run with a personal-best time of 4:38.71
The women’s 4×100 meter relay opened up the season with a time of 43.84 for gold. Ariyonna Augustine ran the lead leg, Kortnei Johnson ran the second leg, Rachel Misher handled the third leg, and Sha’Carri Richardson anchored the relay. The men’s 4×100 meter relay of Akanni Hislop, Kary Vincent Jr., Dylan Peebles and Jaron Flournoy ran a time of 39.54 to win the event title.
In the men’s 400 meter dash, the trio of Tyler Terry, Christian Boyd and Dorian Camel went 1-2-3 in the event. Terry won it with a time of 47.27, Camel took runner-up honors with a readout of 47.59, and Boyd helped sweep the podium with a time of 47.83 for third. Kiya Oviosun, a freshman from Greensboro, N.C., won the women’s 400 meter dash with a readout of 53.87.
LSU took the top spot in the women’s and men’s 100 meter dash with wins coming from Augustine and Hislop. Augustine won the women’s sprint with a wind-aided readout of 11.62 seconds, and Hislop’s wind-aided winning time was 10.45. Tonea Marshall earned a second-place finish in the women’s 100 meters with a readout of 11.81w. Arthur Price won the 110 meter hurdle title with a season-opening readout of 14.25 seconds.
Kyndal McKnight won LSU’s only field event title on Saturday with a personal-best mark of 41′ 6” (12.65 meters) in the triple jump to take the top spot.
Kaitlyn Walker took second in the women’s high jump with a clearance of 5′ 7.75” (1.72 meters). Da’Quan Bellard leaped out to a mark of 24′ 1” (7.34m) in the long jump to take third in his 2019 season opener.
The LSU track and field team will take a week off before they head to the Texas Relays (March 28-30) in Austin, Texas.