Bellamy and Burrell Qualify for the Finals on Day One of the Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas – The LSU track and field program wrapped up day one of the 95th Texas Relays on Thursday. The Tigers advanced two student-athletes to the finals on Friday.
The weekend started off with a first-place finish in the women’s 400-meter hurdle prelims by Shani’a Bellamy. She recorded a time of 57.15 seconds in the third heat, giving her an auto-qualifying time for the finals tomorrow at 5:35 p.m. CT. This was her first 400mH race of the season, entering the year with a personal-best time of 56.65 which she recorded with Coastal Carolina last year. Her time is ranked fifth in the nation heading into the weekend.
Sean Burrell’s first 400mH time of the season came out at 50.26 seconds, winning his heat and auto qualifying for the final tomorrow at 5:40 p.m. His time ranks sixth in the nation, slowing up at the end to save some gas for tomorrow’s events.
Clocking a new personal-best time of 4:25.93 in the women’s 1500-meter B section was Callie Hardy with a win. She entered the weekend with an outdoor PR of 4:26.18 from last weekend’s Battle on the Bayou.
Freshman Ella Chesnut clocked a personal-best time of 10:34.02 in the 3000-meter Steeplechase. This time earned her fourth place and it ranks fifth in LSU history.
LSU is prepped for day two of competition at the Texas Relays. Events start at 9:30 a.m.
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