No. 1 T&F Wraps Up Regular Season

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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No. 1 T&F Wraps Up Regular Season

Baton Rouge, La.  –  The nationally ranked No. 1 – both women and men – LSU track and field program will wrap up its 2021 regular season on Saturday as it hosts the LSU Invitational at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Admission will be free at the meet on Saturday for fans in attendance.

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LSU will be honoring the careers of 17 student-athletes on Saturday as round out their careers in Baton Rouge. The list – in alphabetical order – includes Mercy Abire Matanmi, Noel BakerBrittley Humphrey, Tonea Marshall, Cori Mitchell, Jurnee Woodward, TJ Bleichner, George Femmer, Andre Girouard, Rayvon Grey, Akanni Hislop, Raymond Kibet, Christian Miller, Dylan Peebles, Arthur Price III, Tyler Terry, and Jacob Thornton.

Action gets started on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. with Amber Hart in the discus throw. Action on the track starts at 12 p.m. with Alicia Stamey and Sara Funderburk in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. A full competition guide for LSU athletes can be viewed at the link above.

Past NCAA champions JuVaughn Harrison (high jump), Rayvon Grey (long jump), and Lisa Gunnarsson (pole vault) will all be in action. Aliyah Whisby, a transfer who scored for LSU at the 2021 NCAA indoor championships, will look to get a quality mark in the long jump as she has not registered one yet this outdoor season. The hurdles group will look to throw down some good times as well as three hurdlers that are ranked inside the top 10 of the NCAA lists will be competing. NCAA leader Damion Thomas will race in the 110 meter hurdles alongside teammates Eric Edwards Jr. (NCAA No. 5) and Arthur Price III. The women’s representatives in the short hurdles will be Alia Armstrong (NCAA No. 6), Milan Young, Brittley Humphrey and Leah Phillips. Other NCAA top 10 athletes in competition will be Jake Norris (hammer throw/No. 4), Jon Nerdal (hammer throw/No. 6), and Abigail O’Donoghue (high jump/No. 2).

LSU Top 10 Marks

Thirty additions or improvements have been made to the LSU outdoor record book this spring in what has been a historic season. School records have been set by Damion Thomas in the 110 meter hurdles with a career best time of 13.22 and Lisa Gunnarsson is the school record holder in the pole vault with a outdoor clearance of 14′ 9″ (4.50 meters). All the other 28 LSU top marks registered this season can be viewed below.

JuVaughn Harrison – Long Jump – 27′ 8.25″ (8.44 meters) – No. 2
Abigail O’Donoghue – High Jump – 6′ 2″ (1.88 meters) – No. 2
Tzuriel Pedigo – Javelin – 239′ 10″ (73.10 meters) – No. 2
Terrance Laird – 200 Meter Dash – 19.81 – No. 2
Noah Williams – 400 Meter Dash – 44.30 – No. 2
Alicia Stamey – 3K Steeplechase – 10:37.15 – No. 2
Emma Robbins – Hammer Throw – 216′ 6″ (66.00 meters) – No. 2
Monique Hardy – Hammer Throw – 214′ 11″ (65.52 meters) – No. 3
Sara Funderburk – 3k Steeplechase – 10:40.79 – No. 3
Eric Edwards Jr. – 110 Meter Hurdles – 13.46 – No. 3
Ashley LaJocies – 3k Steeplechase – 11:05.78 – No. 4
Sean Burrell – 400 Meter Hurdles – 49.12 – No. 4
Terrance Laird – 100 Meter Dash – 10.06 – No. 4
Jon Nerdal – Hammer Throw – 232′ 8″ (70.92 meters) – No. 4
Lorena Rangel Batres – 1,500 Meters – 4:19.98 – No. 4
Rayvon Grey – Long Jump – 26′ 7.75″ (8.12 meters) – No. 6
4×400 Relay (Camel, Williams, Terry, Burrell) – 3:01.00 – No. 6
Favour Ofili – 400 Meters – 51.49 – No. 6
Shelby Spoor – 3,000 Meters – 9:47.53 – No. 6
Amber Hart – Shot Put – 51′ 5.75″ (15.69 meters) – No. 6
Amber Hart – Discus – 172′ 8″ (52.62 meters) – No. 7
Symone Mason – 100 Meter Dash – 11.02 – No. 7
Alia Armstrong – 100 Meter Hurdles – 12.85 – No. 8
Shelby Spoor – 5,000 Meters – 17:19.99 – No. 9
Nyagoa Bayak – High Jump – 5′ 10.75″ (1.80 meters) – No. 9
Sean Dixon-Bodie – Triple Jump – 53′ 7.75″ (16.35 meters) – No. 10
Mercy Abire Matanmi – Long Jump – 21′ 0.75″ (6.42 meters) – No. 10
4×100 Relay (Marshall, Ofili, Mason, Davies) – 42.70 – No. 10

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