Track & Field Qualifies 23 Athletes For NCAA Indoor Championships

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Track & Field Qualifies 23 Athletes For NCAA Indoor Championships

Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU track and field program has qualified 23 athletes to advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships that will take place March 11-13 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

The No. 2 ranked LSU men’s squad will have 12 point scoring opportunities, and the sixth-ranked women’s team will enter the national meet with nine scoring opportunities. The men have 10 individuals qualified for a total of 11 events, and the women have eight individuals set to compete in events. Both teams also have a 4×400 meter relay entered at the meet.

LSU’s 12 scoring opportunities on the men’s side are the second most at the meet, and the women’s nine scoring chances rank as the sixth most. LSU’s only athlete scheduled to compete in two individual events is two-time national champion JuVaughn Harrison; he is qualified for both the long jump and high jump. A full list of LSU’s athletes with their rankings are listed below.

Terrance Laird (Sr.) – 200 Meter Dash – 20.28 – No. 1
JuVaughn Harrison (Sr.) – High Jump – 7′ 5.75″ (2.28 meters) – No. 1
JuVaughn Harrison (Sr.) – Long Jump – 27′ 4″ (8.33 meters) – No. 1
Lisa Gunnarsson (Sr.) – Pole Vault – 14′ 10″ (4.52 meters) – No. 1
Damion Thomas (Sr.) – 60 Meter Hurdles – 7.60 – No. 2
Abigail O’Donoghue (Sr.) – High Jump – 6′ 2.25″ (1.89 meters) – No. 2
Favour Ofili (Fr.) – 200 Meter Dash – 22.75 – No. 4
Noah Williams (So.) – 400 Meter Dash – 45.26 – No. 5
Eric Edwards Jr. (Jr.) – 60 Meter Hurdles – 7.67 – No. 5
Sean Dixon-Bodie (Fr.) – Triple Jump – 53′ 11.75″ (16.45 meters) – No. 5
Milan Young (Sr.) – 60 Meter Hurdles – 8.03 – No. 6
Aliyah Whisby (Sr.) – Long Jump – 21′ 8.25″ (6.61 meters) – No. 6
Symone Mason, Favour Ofili, Milan Young, Amber Anning – 4×400 Meter Relay – 3:31.82 – No. 7
Nyagoa Bayak (So.) – High Jump – 5′ 11.5″ (1.82 meters) – No. 8
Monique Hardy (Fr.) – Weight Throw – 71′ 11.5″ (21.93 meters) – No. 9
Noah Williams, Charles Lewis, Dorian Camel, Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell – 4×400 Meter Relay – 3:06.64 – No. 9
Amber Anning (So.) – 400 Meter Dash – 52.27 – No. 9
Jon Nerdal (Sr.) – Weight Throw – 72′ 11.75″ (22.24 meters) – No. 9
Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell (Fr.) – 400 Meter Dash – 45.47 – No. 10
Davis Bove (So.) – Mile Run – 3:57.49 – No. 13
Jake Norris (Sr.) – Weight Throw – 71′ 11″ (21.92 meters) – No. 13

In order to score at the NCAA meet, an athlete must finish in the top eight of their respective event. Jurnee Woodward (women’s 4×4) and Leah Phillips (women’s 4×4) will be making the trip as relay alternates on the women’s side.