Terrance Laird Runs World Lead in 200 Meters

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Terrance Laird Runs World Lead in 200 Meters

Fayetteville, Arkansas –  LSU track and field senior Terrance Laird ran a world leading time of 20.41 in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday to win the event title with a personal best time.

 Tyson Invitational | Results

The two fastest times of Laird’s indoor career in the 200 meters – today’s 20.41 and a 20.43 – have come at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The aforementioned mark is an world lead, leads the NCAA, and ranks as the second fastest in LSU history behind Xavier Carter’s school record of 20.30.


In the field action, Sean Dixon-Bodie registered a second place showing in the triple jump with a near personal best of of 53′ 6.25″ (16.31 meters). In the women’s high jump, Abigail O’Donoghue and Nyagoa Bayak finished second and third, respectively. O’Donoghue cleared 6′ 0.75″ (1.85 meters) for silver and Bayak matched her collegiate best with a clearance of 5′ 11.50″ (1.82 meters) for bronze. Kyndal McKnight registered a PR of 42′ 6″ (12.95 meters) to place seventh in the women’s triple jump.

Favour Ofili was the top women’s finisher in the 200 meters. Ofili, a native of Nigeria, was running her first ever indoor 200 meter race and PR’d with a time of 23.36 to place fifth; teammate Symone Mason was just behind her with a time of 23.40 for sixth. Shanya Luna collected a personal best of 4:57.07 in the women’s mile.

The women’s 4×400 meter relay of Amber Anning, Symone Mason, Favour Ofili, and Milan Young closed out the day with a season best of 3:35.29 to finish fourth with the eighth-fastest time in the NCAA this season.

Music City Challenge | Results

For the second straight day Davis Bove and Eric Coston registered personal bests; on Saturday it was in the 3,000 meters. Bove clocked a time of 8:00.34 and was closely followed by Coston (8:02.15) en route to a two-three finish in the event. Those are the fourth and fifth fastest times in LSU history.

Lorena Rangel took third place in the women’s 800 meters with a indoor personal best of 2:08.40, and Alicia Stamey clocked the sixth fastest time in LSU history over 3,000 meters with a personal best of 9:48.41.

Amber Hart took fourth in the women’s shot put with a toss of 49′ 1.50″ (14.97 meters).