Crimson Tide Invitational Up Next For Track & Field
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU track and field team hits the road for the final time during the 2021 outdoor track and field regular season with a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Crimson Tide Invitational. The meet starts for LSU on Friday and will conclude on Saturday.
UPDATE (6 p.m. CT Friday)
The Friday portion of the meet schedule has been adjusted due to the threat of inclement weather in the Tuscaloosa area. Only the women’s and men’s 1,500 meter races will be contested on Friday night beginning at 9 p.m. CT. You can view the most up to date schedule of events here.
The action on Friday and Saturday will be streamed on SEC Network+ with a start time of 12 p.m. CT on Friday and 11 a.m. CT on Saturday. LSU will have 20 athletes compete on Friday before the large majority of the team is in action on Saturday. A competition guide of LSU’s athletes can be viewed at the link above. Stream links for Friday and Saturday are linked below.
LSU is scheduled to compete against Georgia Tech, Indiana State, Kennesaw State, UL-Lafayette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, Tulane, Central Arkansas, and the host, Alabama.
Four-time national champion JuVaughn Harrison is scheduled to make his outdoor season debut in the high jump on Saturday with an estimated start time of 3:20 p.m. CT. Harrison’s outdoor personal best in the high jump is a 7′ 5.25″ (2.27 meters) clearance from 2019. In March he cleared an all-time personal best of 7′ 6.50″ (2.30 meters) at the NCAA Indoor Championships to win a national title.
Tonea Marshall, the NCAA leader in the 100 meter hurdles is set to race in her premier event on Saturday at 1:20 p.m. CT alongside four of her teammates. Her season opening time of 12.75 won her gold at the Texas Relays and ranks No. 2 in the world this season. Teammate Alia Armstrong clocked a personal best time of 12.85 at the Texas Relays as well and that ranks second in the NCAA; she’ll be competing in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday as well.
The women’s 4×100 meter relay, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA currently, will run at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday to get the running events started. NCAA leader in the 200 meters, Terrance Laird, will run his first 100 meter race of the season on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. CT.
The LSU women remain ranked No. 1 in the country and the LSU men are ranked second and have 25 NCAA top 10 marks three weeks into the outdoor season.