Armstrong, Gunnarsson Named SEC Athletes of the Week

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Armstrong, Gunnarsson Named SEC Athletes of the Week

Baton Rouge, La. – LSU track and field athletes Alia Armstrong and Lisa Gunnarsson were named SEC Athletes of the Week on Tuesday afternoon, the conference office announced.

Armstrong adds this honor to her National Athlete of the Week award she was given earlier this morning by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Armstrong ran the fastest all-conditions collegiate time in history in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday at the Texas Relays with a 100 meter hurdle time of 12.33 seconds with a helping wind of 2.5 meters per second.

Gunnarsson had herself a day on Saturday too as she cleared a lifetime best of 15’ 3” (4.65 meters) in the pole vault at the Texas Relays. The clearance moved her up to No. 4 on the all-time collegiate list outdoors in the event, and it made her the third highest Swede pole vaulter in outdoor history. It was also the highest clearance by a collegiate in Texas Relays history, and it has her ranked No. 4 in the world for 2022.

LSU track and field opens up the month of April with the Battle on the Bayou at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday (April 2).

LSU SEC Athletes of the Week – Outdoors
Alia Armstrong – Track Athlete (March 29)
Lisa Gunnarsson – Field Athlete (March 29)

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