Position
Middle Distance
Height
6'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Major
Mass Communication
High School
Baton Rouge Magnet HS

Events: 400M (IN: 50.43), 800M (IN: 1:53.57; OUT: 1:52.29)

2017
Set an indoor personal best of 1 minute, 53.57 seconds in the 800 meters while finishing 14th at the Razorback Invitational held at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center … Opened the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (1:56.57) … Clocked 1:54.48 for ninth place at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Also ran 1:56.48 indoors at the Commodore Invitational … Ran an indoor PR of 50.43 in his only 400-meter race of the season at the Bayou Bengal Invitational for an 11th-place finish … Ran the 400-meter leg of distance medley relay teams that finished second overall at the Purple Tiger Invitational (10:31.23) and Commodore Invitational (9:54.42) … Lined up in two 800-meter races during the outdoor season … Nearly matched his lifetime PR with a time of 1:52.43 for 10th place at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Ran an outdoor opening 1:53.80 for seventh place at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Ran on two of LSU’s relay teams at the inaugural SEC Relays … Ran the second leg on the 4×800-meter relay that finish third at the SEC Relays with a time of 7:50.61 … Also ran the second leg of LSU’s fourth-place DMR with a time of 10:14.69 … Recognized for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2016
Opened the indoor season by leading off the Tigers in both the 4×800-meter and distance medley relays at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Clocked 1 minute, 55.57 seconds for fourth place in his only 800-meter race of the indoor season … Followed outdoors by running a seasonal best of 1:52.73 in the 800 meters for third place in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also ran the 800 meters at the Battle on the Bayou (1:54.41) and LSU Invitational (1:53.66) during the outdoor season.

2015
Competed in four indoor meets in his debut season with the Tigers … Opened his collegiate career by running the 800 meters at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Set an indoor personal best of 51.56 in a third-place finish in the 400 meters at the LSU Twilight … Also ran the 400 meters indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (52.77) and LSU High Performance Meet (52.16) … Received a redshirt while competing unattached during the outdoor season … Ended the season by running a lifetime best of 1:52.29 in a 14th-place finish in the 800 meters at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale.

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout middle distance runner during his prep career at Baton Rouge Magnet High School … Clocked a PR of 1:55.9 while in high school … Member of the bronze-medal-winning 4×800-meter relay team at the Louisiana state meet during his junior season in 2013.

PERSONAL
Full name is Marcus Eric Tiner … Born on March 19, 1995 … Parents are Loston and Renee Tiner … Has three younger siblings, Loston, Jr., Evaoni and Bethany … An honor roll student during his prep career at Baton Rouge Magnet High School … Also a member of Beta Club and the Louisiana Youth Orchestra in high school … Majoring in mass communication with a concentration in public relations.

 

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