USTFCCCA Rankings – May 3, 2021

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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USTFCCCA Rankings – May 3, 2021

Baton Rouge, La.  –  The regular season is a wrap for the LSU track and field program and both the women’s and men’s teams are ranked No. 1 in the nation by the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released Monday morning.

The Tigers registered four NCAA top 10 marks on Saturday as they closed out the 2021 outdoor regular season by hosting the LSU Invitational at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

JuVaughn Harrison set the LSU school record with a clearance of 7′ 6.50″ (2.30 meters) to take over the NCAA lead in the event. He now owns the top long jump and high jump in the nation this outdoor season. Matter of fact, his season best outdoor long jump of 27′ 8.25″ (8.44 meters) is a world lead for 2021 and his career best clearance in the high jump ranks No. 2 in the world this season.

Abigail O’Donoghue matched the LSU school record in the high jump with a personal best clearance of 6′ 2.25″ (1.89 meters) to move into No. 3 on the NCAA list this outdoor season. It was a personal best for the Denham Springs native by a quarter of an inch; the mark is the ninth best jump in the world this season.

The other two NCAA top 10 performances came from Aliyah Whisby (long jump) and Tyler Terry (400 meters). Whisby soared out to a season best mark of 21′ 10″ (6.65 meters) in her event to move up to No. 8 in the NCAA this season. She registered a fourth place finish at the NCAA indoor championships in that event earlier this year. Terry clocked a personal best of 45.18 in the one-lap race to nudge his way into the NCAA top 10 at the No. 10 spot.

LSU has a total of 29 NCAA top 10 marks currently and the additional 25 can be viewed below.

LSU will now prepare for the SEC Outdoor Championships which take place from May 13-15.

LSU Nationally Ranked Athletes
Tonea Marshall – No. 1 – 100m Hurdles (12.53)
JuVaughn Harrison – No. 1 – Long Jump (27′ 8.25″/8.44m)
Terrance Laird – No. 1 – 200 Meters (19.81)
Damion Thomas – No. 1 – 110m Hurdles (13.22)
Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell – No 1 – 400m Hurdles (49.12)
Noah Williams – No. 1 – 400 Meters (44.30)
Favour Ofili – No. 1 – 200 Meters (22.30)
Lisa Gunnarsson – No. 2 – Pole Vault (14′ 9″/4.50m)
Women 4x100m Relay – No. 2 – 42.70
Men’s 4x100m Relay – No. 2 – 38.58
Symone Mason – No. 2 – 100 Meters (11.02)
Men’s 4x400m Relay – No. 2 – 3:01.00
Terrance Laird – No. 4 – 100 Meters (10.06)
Rayvon Grey – No. 4 – Long Jump (26′ 7.75″/8.12mw)
Favour Ofili – No. 5 – 400 Meters (51.49)
Jake Norris – No. 5 – Hammer Throw (237′ 3″/72.31m)
Jurnee Woodward – No. 5 – 400m Hurdles (56.64)
Eric Edwards Jr. – No. 6 – 110m Hurdles (13.46)
Milan Young – No. 6 – 400m Hurdles (56.94)
Alia Armstrong – No. 7 – 100m Hurdles (12.85)
Women 4x400m Relay – No. 7 – 3:29.01
Sean Dixon-Bodie – No. 7 – Triple Jump (53′ 7.75″/16.35m)
Jon Nerdal – No. 8 – Hammer Throw (232′ 8″/70.92m)
Noah Williams – No. 8 – 200 Meters (20.28w)
Thelma Davies – No. 8 – 200 Meters (22.89)

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)
May 3 – Women (#1), Men (#1)