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Four T&F/XC Tigers Earn Degrees

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
Four T&F/XC Tigers Earn Degrees

Baton Rouge, La. – Four members from the LSU track & field and cross country program graduated with their degrees on Friday at different ceremonies throughout campus.

Kyle Montgomery (accounting) and Jahnoy Thompson (management) graduated from the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Ersula Farrow (interdisciplinary studies) earned her degree from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Zakiya Denoon (sports administration) graduated from the College of Human Sciences and Education.

Montgomery competed at five meets during the fall of 2019 for the LSU cross country squad and registered a PRs of 15:59.2 in the 5k at the LSU Invitational and 19:52.4 in the 6k at the McNeese Opener. Montgomery competed for the LSU cross country squads in 2018 and 2019.

Farrow closed out her career as an All-American with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 800 meter run; she also earned All-SEC honors indoors for her runner-up showing in the 800 meters. Denoon was a two-time All-American during her two years in the Purple and Gold and was a member of the 2018 SEC winning 4×400 meter relay squad at the conference meet.

Thompson competed for LSU in 2018 and 2019 as a junior and senior after transferring in from NAIA school Southern University of New Orleans. He racked up two All-America honors and was named to the 2018 All-SEC Team. His PR of 20.21 in the 200 meters that he ran at the 2018 Jamaican Championships ranks as the eighth-fastest time in program history; the time of 20.21 won him the Jamaican senior title that summer.