T&F Passes Out 2018 Awards at Alumni Banquet
Baton Rouge, La. – Current and former members of the LSU track and field team gathered at the Renaissance Hotel on Friday evening to celebrate Alumni Weekend. The whole goal of Alumni Weekend is to focus on the success of current student-athletes while also revisiting the tremendous successes of alumni from all periods of competition.
The biggest guest alumni in the building on Friday night was Revey Scott. Back in 1979, Scott, along with Efrem Coley, Greg Hill, and Pearson Jordan, became the first relay in school history to win a national title. The foursome teamed up in the 4×400 meter relay and clocked a winning time of 3:04.67.
Damion Thomas and Aleia Hobbs were named the Most Outstanding Performer(s) of the Year for their successful 2018 campaigns. Hobbs won national titles in the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 4×100 meter relay to go out in fashion. Hobbs anchored the 4×100 meter relay to gold and a collegiate record of 42.05 at the SEC Championships. She won her first-career outdoor national title in the 100 meters with a time of 11.01 into a headwind. The time of 11.01 was the fastest time in collegiate history run into the headwind. She won her first ever indoor national title with a collegiate record of 7.07 seconds in the 60 meters in College Station, Texas.
Thomas was the recipient of the Glenn ‘Slats’ Hardin Most Outstanding Performer award. A freshman in 2018, Thomas took bronze in the 110 meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships, and he won a U20 world title while representing Jamaica in July of 2018. Thomas is the U20 world record holder with a career best of 12.99 seconds. Thomas was also awarded with the Newcomer of the Year award. A full list of winners from the 2018 season can be found below.
Newcomer of the Year
Cross Country Runner of the Year
Kenner Day Academic & Athletic Accomplishment Award
Academic & Athletic Accomplishment Award
Most Improved Athlete
Kirt Bennett Community Service Award
Community Service Award
Most Outstanding Field Athlete
Most Outstanding Track Athlete
Academic Achievement Award
Eye of the Tiger Award
LeJuan Simon Perseverance Award
L Club Captain Award
Most Outstanding Performer
Glenn ‘Slats’ Hardin Most Outstanding Performer Award