Terrance Laird Awarded Commissioner’s Trophy

Baton Rouge, La. – LSU sprinter Terrance Laird won the Commissioner’s Trophy on Saturday after the conclusion of the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The trophy is given to the individual who scores the most points at the conference meet.

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Terrance Laird Awarded Commissioner’s Trophy

Baton Rouge, La. – LSU sprinter Terrance Laird won the Commissioner’s Trophy on Saturday after the conclusion of the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The trophy is given to the individual who scores the most points at the conference meet.

Laird racked up 22.5 points for LSU as he won individual titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters, and also anchored the LSU 4×100 meter relay to gold. Laird got his day started with another one of his walk downs on the 4×100 meter relay. LSU was in third place when Laird got the stick after the final exchange, but that changed quickly. He closed on the two competitors in front of him and helped LSU win the event with a time of 38.87.


Laird had a little under an hour and a half before he had to run the 100 meters. He recuperated and came out to clock a time of 9.80 seconds in the 100 meters with a helping wind of 3.2 meters per second. That goes down as the fifth fastest wind aided mark in collegiate history and he became LSU’s first SEC champ in the event since Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake won it in 2016.


Exactly one hour later Laird was back on the track in the 200 meters. He got out good and was level with Kentucky’s Lance Lang through the first 100 meters of the race before he fired up the afterburners and ran away from the field with a winning time of 19.82 seconds. The readout of 19.82 was the fifth fastest time ever run in collegiate history; Laird owns the fourth (19.81/Texas Relays) and fifth (19.82) fastest times in collegiate history in the event. The time of 19.82 also broke Justin Gatlin’s SEC meet record of 19.86 that was ran in 2002.