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Twelve T&F Athletes Earn First Team All-America Honors

by Aaron Hyder
Twelve T&F Athletes Earn First Team All-America Honors

Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU track and field program had 12 athletes earn USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors following the conclusion of the 2019 outdoor season.

In order to earn first team honors, an athlete must place in the top eight of their event. The LSU women’s squad was just one of five schools in America to have double-digit first-team honorees; the women had 10 athletes earn the recognition. The men had six athletes earn first-team distinction.

The 10 women that scored points for LSU helped the women’s squad to a third-place finish overall with 43 points. Sha’Carri Richardson earned three first-team All-America honors and scored 20 points to lead the way for LSU. She won the national title in the 100 meters, finished runner-up in the 200 meters and anchored the 4×100 meter relay to silver. She was joined on the 4×100 meter relay by Tonea Marshall, Kortnei Johnson and Rachel Misher. Marshall also picked up an additional All-America honor in the 100 meter hurdles with a third-place finish. Brittley Humphrey (third place) and Jurnee Woodward (sixth place) scored points in the 400 meter hurdles, and Ersula Farrow closed out her collegiate career with a seventh-place showing in the 800 meter run.

The men who earned first team honors were JuVaughn Harrison, Mondo Duplantis, Kary Vincent Jr., Akanni Hislop, Correion Mosby and Dorian Camel. Harrison scored 20 points for the Tigers with national titles in the high jump and long jump; he became the first man in NCAA history to complete the long and high jump double for national titles. Duplantis took second in the pole vault to score eight points. The 28 points by Harrison and Duplantis aided LSU to a seventh-place team finish. The men’s 4×100 meter relay – Vincent Jr., Hislop, Mosby, Camel – was unable to get the stick around the track but still earned first team honors for making the finals.

Second Team All-Americans & Honorable Mention All-Americans

Brittley Humphrey – 100m Hurdles – 2nd Team

Brittley Humphrey – 4x400m Relay – 2nd Team

Rachel Misher – 4x400m Relay – 2nd Team

Kiya Oviosun – 4x400m Relay – 2nd Team

Jurnee Woodward – 4x400m Relay – 2nd Team

Milan Young – 400m Hurdles – 2nd Team

Milan Young – 100m Hurdles – Honorable Mention

Jaron Flournoy – 100m Dash – Honorable Mention

Rayvon Grey – Long Jump – Honorable Mention

Akanni Hislop – 200m Dash – 2nd Team

Kenan Jones – Long Jump – Honorable Mention

Christian Miller – Triple Jump – 2nd Team

Arthur Price – 100m Hurdles – Honorable Mention