USTFCCCA Rankings – May 17, 2021

Baton Rouge, La.  –  The LSU track and field program remains as the No. 1 team in the country on both the women’s and men’s side in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Rating that was released Monday morning (May 17).

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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USTFCCCA Rankings – May 17, 2021

Baton Rouge, La.  –  The LSU track and field program remains as the No. 1 team in the country on both the women’s and men’s side in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Rating that was released Monday morning (May 17).

LSU added or improved nine marks in the NCAA Top 10 list this weekend at the SEC meet. Terrance Laird (100 meters), Tonea Marshall (100m hurdles), JuVaughn Harrison (high jump), and the women’s 4×100 meter relay all registered NCAA leads in their respective events.

Laird clocked a wind-aided time of 9.80 seconds (+3.2 meters per second) to shoot to the top of the list in the NCAA in the event; he also owns the NCAA lead in the 200 meters (19.81). Marshall improved her already NCAA best when she clocked a wind legal time of 12.52 seconds in the preliminary round of the 100 meter hurdles to become the sixth fastest collegian of all time in the event.

JuVaughn Harrison went up and over a world leading height of 7′ 8.75″ (2.36 meters) to improve upon his previous NCAA lead of 7′ 6.50″ (2.30 meters). The foursome of Marshall, Favour Ofili, Symone Mason, and Thelma Davies circled the track in a world and NCAA leading time of 42.52 seconds in the 4×100 meter relay as well.

A quartet of hurdlers – Eric Edwards Jr., Brittley Humphrey, Milan Young, Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell – clocked season bests to move up in the rankings as well. Edwards Jr. clocked a time of 13.27 in the 110 meter hurdles to move up to No. 4 in the NCAA, and the long hurdling duo of Humphrey (56.14/No. 4) and Young (56.54/No.5) moved up into the top five of the NCAA standings. Burrell ran a career best of 48.92 in the long hurdles on the men’s side to rank No. 2 in the NCAA.

The final NCAA top 10 mark of the weekend came from freshman Emma Robbins in the hammer throw. Robbins, who became the first woman in program history to win an SEC title in the hammer, won with a career best throw of 220′ 4″ (67.17 meters) to move into the No. 9 spot on the national list.

LSU’s next competition will be the NCAA East Preliminaries May 26-29 in Jacksonville, Florida.

All of LSU’s national marks can be viewed below.

LSU Nationally Ranked Athletes
JuVaughn Harrison – No. 1 – Long Jump (27′ 8.25″/8.44m)
Terrance Laird – No. 1 – 200 Meters (19.81)
Noah Williams – No. 1 – 400 Meters (44.30)
Favour Ofili – No. 1 – 200 Meters (22.30w)
Lisa Gunnarsson – No. 2 – Pole Vault (14′ 9″/4.50m)
Men’s 4x100m Relay – No. 2 – 38.58
Damion Thomas – No. 2 – 110m Hurdles (13.22)
Symone Mason – No. 2 – 100 Meters (11.02)
Men’s 4x400m Relay – No. 2 – 3:01.00
Abigail O’Donoghue – No. 3 – High Jump (6′ 2.25″/1.89m)
Rayvon Grey – No. 5 – Long Jump (26′ 7.75″/8.12mw)
Jake Norris – No. 6 – Hammer Throw (237′ 3″/72.31m)
Jurnee Woodward – No. 7 – 400m Hurdles (56.64)
Women 4x400m Relay – No. 8 – 3:29.01
Aliyah Whisby – No. 8 – Long Jump (21′ 10″/6.65m)
Alia Armstrong – No. 9 – 100m Hurdles (12.85)
Jon Nerdal – No. 9 – Hammer Throw (232′ 8″/70.92m)

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)
May 10 – Women (#1), Men (#1)
May 17 – Women (#1), Men (#1)