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LSU Track & Field Signs Talented Jamaican Hurdler Jahiem Stern

by Braydin Sik
LSU Track & Field Signs Talented Jamaican Hurdler Jahiem Stern

BATON ROUGE, La. – Hampton University transfer, Jahiem Stern, signed a national-letter-of-intent with the LSU men’s track and field program, Head Coach Dennis Shaver announced.

The sprinter/hurdler reigns from Kingston, Jamaica, and attended Hampton during the 2022-23 season. The sophomore will be joining the All-American freshman, Matthew Sophia, in the 110-meter hurdle group as they both enter their second year.

“Don’t compare your life to others,” said Stern. “There is no comparison between the moon and the sun, they shine when it’s their time. I chose LSU because of its renowned academic programs, the vibrant culture on campus, and the rich tradition of collegiate sports. I am excited to be a member of the LSU family.”

He excelled in the hurdles his first outdoor season, clocking a personal-best time of 13.40 seconds (+3.0 m/s) that ranks fifth in the nation. Stern holds a wind-legal best time of 13.46, which he clocked the same weekend as his all-conditions best.

Indoors, Stern holds PR times of 7.09 in the 60 meter and 7.74 in the 60-meter hurdles.

Stern joins fellow Jamaica College attendee, freshman Jaiden Reid, who signed with the Tigers track and field program in June. Altogether that makes for four total Jamaicans on the track team, as they will both run for the Tigers with Brianna Lyston and Garriel White.

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