Marshall, Laird, and Phillips Win SEC Awards

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Marshall, Laird, and Phillips Win SEC Awards

Baton Rouge, La.  –  Tonea Marshall (Women’s Runner of the Week), Terrance Laird (Men’s Runner of the Week), and Leah Phillips (Women’s Freshman of the Week) were honored with SEC weekly awards on Tuesday afternoon.

Marshall earned the honor after opening her season in the 100 meter hurdles with a win at the Texas Relays. Marshall clocked a time of 12.75 to win the event and it marked her second straight title at the Texas Relays in the 100 meter hurdles. The time of 12.75 is a NCAA lead and ranks No. 2 in the world this season. She also served as the lead leg on LSU’s winning 4×100 meter relay squad that collected gold with an NCAA leading time of 42.87.

Phillips garners the first SEC honor of her career after she clocked the 10th fastest time in the NCAA this year, a 58.19, in the 400 meter hurdles; it makes her the third fastest freshman in the nation. She also registered a PR of 13.49 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles.

Laird, who was also named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, ran times of 19.81 in the 200 meters and anchored LSU’s 4×100 meter relay to silver with a time of 38.70. His time of 19.81 makes him the third fastest performer in collegiate history.

LSU is back in action this weekend as they host the Battle on the Bayou on Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Admission is free.