ESPNU to Televise SEC Meet on Wednesday
BATON ROUGE – LSU Track & Field fans can relive a thrilling victory by the No. 1-ranked Lady Tigers and a second-place finish by the No. 4-ranked Tigers on their home track at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Championships as ESPNU will air a two-hour highlight special on Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. CDT.
The LSU Track & Field program played host to the event May 10-13 at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium, as it marked the ninth time in program history for the meet to return to Baton Rouge.
The Lady Tigers piled up 161.5 points in four days of competition at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium for the weekend to win their third-straight SEC Outdoor team title and their fifth crown in six seasons.
It marked their league-leading 13th victory at the SEC Outdoor Championships all-time and their 25th SEC team title in program history as they also lead the way with 12 wins at the SEC Indoor Championships.
Fans can tune in to ESPNU’s broadcast to see Lady Tiger standout Kimberlyn Duncan in action in one of the memorable performances in the history of the SEC Outdoor Championships. Duncan shattered the SEC meet record in the 100-meter dash with the third-fastest time in NCAA history at 10.96 seconds with her win in the finale. She also ran one of the nation’s fastest 200-meter times under all conditions all-time with her wind-aided run of 22.12 to win her 17th-straight 200-meter title against collegiate competition.
Two other Lady Tigers claimed SEC Outdoor titles with their efforts as junior Charlene Lipsey ran a 2012 seasonal best and personal best of 2 minutes, 2.60 seconds to take the 800-meter crown and sophomore Jasmin Stowers defended her SEC title in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.96.
In addition, the Lady Tigers swept SEC relay titles with wins in the 4×100-meter relay (43.27) and 4×400-meter relay (3:29.25) en route to claiming the SEC Outdoor team title on May 13.
The Tigers scored 118 points to capture their fourth second-place finish in six seasons at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, led by the history-making performance by senior Barrett Nugent.
Nugent made history as he became the first LSU Tiger all-time to win three-straight league titles in the 110-meter hurdles with his victory. He defended the SEC Outdoor crown he won as a sophomore in 2010 and as a junior in 2011 while running a wind-aided time of 13.40 in the final to stop the clock nearly three tenths of a second ahead of his nearest competitor on his home track.
While he became the first LSU hurdler to win three SEC titles in the 110 hurdles, Nugent became the first SEC athlete to win three-straight since South Carolina’s Terrence Trammell from 1998-2000.