Men Ranked No. 2, Women No. 6 in USTFCCCA Rankings
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU track and field team is ranked No. 2 on the men’s side and No. 6 on the women’s side in the third installment of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings that were released Monday morning.
It’s the highest ranking of the season for both the men and women as they each moved up one spot from the previous week’s rankings. The men boosted up to No. 2 thanks in large part to the performances of Noah Williams and Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell in the 400 meters on Saturday at the Charlie Thomas Invitational. Williams crossed first with a time of 45.47 to rank No. 2 in the NCAA, and Burrell was right on his hip with a time of 45.57 to rate fifth nationally. Eric Edwards Jr. ran a season best of 7.78 in the 60 meter hurdles to rank fifth nationally. LSU has seven other top-10 national marks that were registered prior to the Charlie Thomas Invitational.
The women had three top-10 performances on Saturday as well. Freshman Monique Hardy continued her impressive debut season with her fourth straight personal best in the weight throw. She registered a mark of 71′ 11.50″ (21.93 meters) to win on Saturday and rank fourth nationally. Milan Young registered a personal best in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.14, which ranks No. 8 nationally, and Nyagoa Bayak cleared a season best of 5′ 10.75″ (1.80 meters) to enter the top 10 at the No. 9 spot. The LSU women have three other NCAA top 10 marks.