USTFCCCA Rankings – April 26, 2021

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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USTFCCCA Rankings – April 26, 2021

Baton Rouge, La.  –  Another week and the LSU track and field teams remain ranked as the No. 1 squads in the nation. The women are ranked No. 1 for the fifth week in a row and the men are ranked No. 1 for the fourth time in the last five weeks.

The Tigers absolutely showed out on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold meet at Bernie Moore Track Stadium by registering three world leads and five NCAA leads.

The LSU women had five performances that moved them up in the NCAA rankings over the weekend. Tonea Marshall bettered her NCAA lead in the 100 meter hurdles to a time of 12.53 with a helping wind. The women’s 4×100 meter relay team, which consists of Marshall, Favour Ofili, Symone Mason, and Thelma Davies, clocked a world leading time of 42.70 in the event to lead the NCAA as well. Ofili (400 meters) and Mason (100 meters) also entered the NCAA top 10 in their respective individual events. Mason ran a time of 11.02 in the 100 meters to rank No. 2 in the NCAA, and Ofili ranks No. 3 in the 400 meters this season with a time of 51.49. The women’s 4×400 meter relay also registered a season best of 3:29.01 to move up to No. 7 in the national rankings; that relay consisted of Mason, Amber Anning, Milan Young, and Ofili.

The men added a whopping seven total marks to the NCAA top 10 list including three NCAA leads. Noah Williams (400 meters), Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell (400m hurdles), and JuVaughn Harrison (long jump) were the three individuals that accomplished NCAA leads. Williams circled the track once in a time of 44.30 for his NCAA lead, while Harrison leaped out to an outdoor leading mark of 27′ 8.25″ (8.44 meters) in the long jump; both of those marks by Williams and Harrison are 2021 world leads. Burrell circled the track once while working his way over 10 hurdles in a blazing time of 49.12 for the NCAA lead and second fastest time in the world this year.

Eric Edwards Jr. (13.46/No. 5/110 meter hurdles), Sean Dixon-Bodie (triple jump/No. 7/53′ 7.75″/16.35 meters), and Tzuriel Pedigo (javelin throw/No. 10/239′ 10″/73.10 meters) were the other three individuals to boost themselves up into the national top 10 list. The men’s 4×100 meter relay of Dylan Peebles, Noah Williams, Dorian Camel, and Terrance Laird ran a season best of 38.58 to improve upon their already second best time in the NCAA this season.

LSU has a total of 30 NCAA top 10 marks currently and the additional 22 can be viewed below.

The Tigers will host the LSU Invitational this Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. A meet schedule can be viewed at lsusports.net.

LSU Nationally Ranked Athletes
Terrance Laird – No. 1 – 200 Meters (19.81)
Damion Thomas – No. 1 – 110m Hurdles (13.22)
Favour Ofili – No. 1 – 200 Meters (22.30)
Lisa Gunnarsson – No. 2 – Pole Vault (14′ 9″/4.50m)
Abigail O’Donoghue – No. 2 – High Jump (6′ 2″/1.88m)
Men’s 4x400m Relay – No. 2 – 3:01.00
Terrance Laird – No. 3 – 100 Meters (10.06)
Rayvon Grey – No. 4 – Long Jump (26′ 7.75″/8.12mw)
Jake Norris – No. 4 – Hammer Throw (237′ 3″/72.31m)
Noah Williams – No. 5 – 200 Meters (20.28w)
Jurnee Woodward – No. 5 – 400m Hurdles (56.64)
JuVaughn Harrison – No. 6 – High Jump (7′ 3.75″/2.23m)
Alia Armstrong – No. 6 – 100m Hurdles (12.85)
Jon Nerdal – No. 6 – Hammer Throw (232′ 8″/70.92m)
Milan Young – No. 6 – 400m Hurdles (56.94)
Thelma Davies – No. 7 – 200 Meters (22.89)
Thelma Davies – No. 9 – 100 Meters (11.21)
Brittley Humphrey – No. 10 – 400m Hurdles (57.54)

Outdoor Season Rankings
March 29 – Women (#1), Men (#1)
April 5 – Women (#1), Men (#2)
April 12 – Women (#1), Men (#1)
April 19 – Women (#1), Men (#1)
April 26 – Women (#1), Men (#1)