Harrison and Robbins Win SEC Titles

College Station, Texas  –  JuVaughn Harrison won the high jump title with the one of the most impressive performances in collegiate history, and freshman Emma Robbins made history as she claimed the women’s hammer throw title to highlight day two of action at the SEC Outdoor Championships at E.B. Cushing Stadium.

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Harrison and Robbins Win SEC Titles

College Station, Texas  –  JuVaughn Harrison won the high jump title with the one of the most impressive performances in collegiate history, and freshman Emma Robbins made history as she claimed the women’s hammer throw title to highlight day two of action at the SEC Outdoor Championships at E.B. Cushing Stadium.

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It was business per usual for world class jumper JuVaughn Harrison on Friday as he scored 18 total points for LSU on the day. His day started with an immaculate performance in the high jump as he cleared a personal best of 7′ 8.75″ (2.36 meters) in an epic performance. To put the clearance in perspective, he jumped over the tallest player in NBA history, Gheorghe Muresan, who stood at 7′ 7″ and was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1993.

The man did not miss a single bar all day as he cleared seven attempts before retiring. The clearance of 7′ 8.75″ makes him the second best collegiate performer of all time, ups his previous school record, gets him an Olympic standard, and moves him into the 2021 world lead. It was his sixth career SEC title as he has won five previously (2019 indoor high jump, 2019 outdoor high jump, 2020 indoor high jump, 2021 indoor high jump, 2021 indoor long jump). The mark was also an SEC meet record and facility record at E.B. Cushing Stadium, and it was the seventh best clearance ever by an American outdoors.


He moved over to the long jump pit after a brief break and took second place with a mark of 27′ 0.50″ (8.24 meters) for eight points. He was actually in the lead the whole event until round six when Tennessee’s Carey McLeod went 27′ 4.50″ (8.34 meters) to take over the lead. Harrison, who passed in rounds four and five, fouled on his last attempt for the sweep.

Robbins, a freshman from Anaheim, California, became LSU’s first female winner in program history in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with her career best toss of 220′ 4″ (67.17 meters) to get the day started for LSU. The mark of 220′ 4″ also moved her from No. 2 on the LSU all-time list to the top spot as she passed Denise Hinton (218′) for the school record that Hinton had owned since 2014. She entered the meet with the third best mark in the SEC this season and now sits atop that list. The mark also moved her up to No. 9 on the NCAA list this season.


The only other scorers for LSU on day two were Aliyah Whisby and Serena Bolden in the long jump, and Lisa Gunnarsson in the pole vault. Whisby took fifth with a wind-aided jump of 21′ 3.25″ (6.48mw), and Bolden scored with a performance of 20′ 3.75″ (6.19 meters). It was the first time Bolden has scored at an SEC meet in her career. Gunnarsson tied for second with a clearance of 14′ 8.75″ (4.49 meters) to register seven points for the Tigers.

The rest of the day consisted of more and more qualifying for LSU setting themselves up for a busy Saturday, including one performance that ranked inside the collegiate all-time top 10 list. Tonea Marshall ran a career best of 12.52 seconds in her 100 meter hurdle preliminary race to become the sixth fastest collegian of all time an better her previous school record by five hundredths of a second. She’ll be joined in the finals of the short hurdles on Saturday by teammates Milan Young and Alia Armstrong.


The men’s 110 meter hurdling group got three guys through as well with Damion Thomas, Eric Edwards Jr. and Arthur Price III all advancing. In the 100 meter dash, Symone Mason will represent the women, and Terrance Laird will represent the men. Noah Williams and Tyler Terry both won their preliminary heats to move on to the finals in the 400 meter dash.

Lorena Rangel (4:19.76) and Davis Bove (3:45.30) both clocked personal bests in their 1,500 meter run heats to move on all well. You can view a whole list of LSU finalists for Saturday below.

LSU has a total of 40 scoring chances on Saturday between the men and the women. The LSU men are in fourth with 38 points, and the women are currently in sixth with 26 points.

E.B. Cushing Stadium Records by LSU
Emma Robbins – Hammer Throw – 220′ 4″ (67.17m)
JuVaughn Harrison – High Jump – 7′ 8.75″ (2.36m)
Terrance Laird – 100 Meters – 10.17
Tonea Marshall – 100m Hurdles – 12.52

Saturday Finalists
Sean Dixon-Bodie – Triple Jump – 2:30 p.m. CT
Christian Miller – Triple Jump – 2:30 p.m. CT
Amber Hart – Discus –5:00 p.m. CT
Kenny Odinet III – Pole Vault –5:00 p.m. CT
Men’s 4×100 Meter Relay –5:05 p.m. CT
Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay –5:15 p.m. CT
Kyndal McKnight – Triple Jump –5:15 p.m. CT
Serena Bolden – Triple Jump –5:15 p.m. CT
Davis Bove – 1,500 Meter Run –5:25 p.m. CT
Lorena Rangel – 1,500 Meter Run –5:35 p.m. CT
Abigail O’Donoghue – High Jump –5:45 p.m.
Nyagoa Bayak – High Jump – 5:45 p.m.
Damion Thomas – 110 Meter Hurdles –5:45 p.m. CT
Arthur Price III – 110 Meter Hurdles –5:45 p.m. CT
Eric Edwards Jr. – 110 Meter Hurdles – ] 5:45 p.m. CT
Tonea Marshall – 100 Meter Hurdles –5:55 p.m. CT
Milan Young – 100 Meter Hurdles –5:55 p.m. CT
Alia Armstrong – 100 Meter Hurdles –5:55 p.m. CT
Noah Williams – 400 Meter Dash –6:05 p.m. CT 
Tyler Terry – 400 Meter Dash –6:05 p.m. CT
Terrance Laird – 100 Meter Dash –6:25 p.m. CT
Symone Mason – 100 Meter Dash –6:35 p.m. CT
Katy-Ann McDonald – 800 Meter Run –6:55 p.m. CT
Lorena Rangel-Batres – 800 Meter Run –6:55 p.m. CT
Sean Burrell – 400 Meter Hurdles – 7:05 p.m. CT
Brittley Humphrey – 400 Meter Hurdles – 7:15 p.m. CT
Jurnee Woodward – 400 Meter Hurdles – 7:15 p.m. CT
Milan Young – 400 Meter Hurdles – 7:15 p.m. CT
Leah Phillips – 400 Meter Hurdles – 7:15 p.m. CT
Terrance Laird – 200 Meter Dash –7:25 p.m. CT
Favour Ofili – 200 Meter Dash –7:35 p.m. CT
Symone Mason – 200 Meter Dash –7:35 p.m. CT
Thelma Davies – 200 Meter Dash –7:35 p.m. CT
Davis Bove – 5,000 Meter Run –7:45 p.m. CT
Will Dart – 5,000 Meter Run –7:45 p.m. CT
Eric Coston – 5,000 Meter Run –7:45 p.m. CT
Shelby Spoor – 5,000 Meter Run –8:05 p.m. CT
Alicia Stamey – 5,000 Meter Run –8:05 p.m. CT
Men’s 4×400 Meter Relay –8:30 p.m. CT
Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay –8:30 p.m. CT