Hardy Wins Second Hammer Throw Title of Season
Baton Rouge, La. – Freshman Monique Hardy registered a personal best hammer throw of 214′ 11.50″ on her second attempt of the day to win the event to kick things off at the 2021 LSU Alumni Gold on Friday.
Hardy’s PR improves the LSU record by a smidge. She already held the No. 3 spot with a previous personal best of 214 feat that she bettered by almost nearly a foot today. Emma Robbins placed second in the event with a toss of 214′ 6.75″ (65.40 meters).
In the men’s hammer throw, Jake Norris and Jon Nerdal took the top two collegiate spots in the event with throws of 231′ 4.75″ (70.53 meters) and 230′ 9.75″ (70.35 meters), respectively. The only athlete to better those two was LSU alumni Johnnie Jackson who won the event with a throw of 237′ 1.75″ (72.28 meters). Freshman Luke Witte finished in eighth with a toss of 186′ 11.75″ (56.99 meters).
Day two of the LSU Alumni Gold meet picks back up Saturday. The 4×100 meter relay begin at 1:30 p.m. CT and lots of action surrounds them. A full competition guide for LSU can be viewed here and a preview for Saturday is available here.