NCAA journey begins for LSU Outdoor Track & Field standouts

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NCAA Journey Begins for T&F

Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU track and field team is set for its second postseason meet of the outdoor season with the NCAA East Preliminaries taking place this week in Jacksonville, Fla., at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium Thursday through Saturday. LSU will have 39 athletes making the trip to the Sunshine State with hopes of advancing to the NCAA Championships that will take place in June.

Meet Schedule | Competition Guide | Live Stream ($) | Live Results

FloTrack (subscription required) will stream the three-day meet in its entirety. Entries, seeds, and heat sheets can be found at NCAA.com. In order to advance to the NCAA Championships from the preliminary meet, an athlete must finish inside the top 12 of their respective event. The LSU men have 20 individuals qualified for a total of 23 individual events, and the women have 17 athletes qualified for a total of 22 individual events. Both the men and women are also qualified to compete in both the 4×1 and 4×4 relays.

Jaron Flournoy (100m & 200m), JuVaughn Harrison (high jump & long jump), Akanni Hislop (100m & 200m), Sha’Carri Richardson (100m & 200m), Brittley Humphrey (100m hurdles & 400m hurdles), Milan Young (100m hurdles & 400m hurdles), Ariyonna Augustine (100m & 200m) and Mercy Abire (long jump & triple jump) are all set to compete in two individual events. Flournoy, Hislop, Richardson, Humphrey, Augustine, and Young are all candidates for the relays too. Jake Norris will get the meet started for the Tigers with the hammer throw at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday morning. A full competition guide can be viewed above.

More on the Prelims

The country is split up into two regions – the East and the West – and if an athlete is ranked in the top 48 of their respective event in their region, they earn the right to compete at the regional meet; each discipline has a total of 96 competitors attempting to advance to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Twelve out of the 48 from the East and 12 out of the 48 from the West will advance to the final site where the national champion in each event will be decided. In the relays, 24 squads from each region will be fighting for the top 12 regional spots as well with hopes of advancing to the national meet. A total of 24 athletes in each discipline will qualify for the NCAA Championships in June.

LSU will enter the NCAA East Preliminaries ranked No. 2 in the men’s rankings and No. 6 on the women’s side in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Ass. The NCAA Championships are scheduled to take place June 5-8 in Austin, Texas. A full list of qualifiers from each region can be found at NCAA.com. and LSU’s full list of competitors with their regional rankings are listed below.

The Bowerman

LSU is one of three schools in the NCAA to be represented on The Bowerman Watch List on both the women’s and men’s side. Mondo Duplanits has supplanted himself as a mainstay on the national list that highlights the top-10 track and field athletes in America. Duplantis is one of only three athletes to have been on all seven watch lists this season. Sha’Carri Richardson made her first-career appearance on the watch list last week after her SEC triple in the 100, 200 and 4×100 meter relay. Duplantis and Richardson are the only two freshmen on the list out of the 20 watch list honorees (10 men & 10 women) right now.

Name – Event – Time/Mark – East Regional Ranking

LSU Men (20 individuals, 25 events)

Kary Vincent Jr. – 100 Meters – 10.07 – No. 7

Jaron Flournoy – 100 Meters – 10.12 – No. 13

Akanni Hislop – 100 Meters – 10.19 – No. 18

Jaron Flournoy – 200 Meters – 20.13 – No. 2

Correion Mosby – 200 Meters – 20.63 – No. 17

Akanni Hislop – 200 Meters – 20.65 – No. 19

Tyler Terry – 400 Meters – 45.84 – No. 9

Dorian Camel – 400 Meters – 46.40 – No. 26

Raymond Kibet – 400 Meters – 46.67 – No. 42

Damion Thomas – 110m Hurdles – 13.57 – No. 5

Arthur Price – 110m Hurdles – 13.61 – No. 6

Christian Boyd – 400m Hurdles – 50.49 – No. 7

4x100m Relay – 38.41 – No. 1

4x400m Relay – 3:02.09 – No. 1

JuVaughn Harrison – High Jump – 2.24m – No. 2

Mondo Duplantis – Pole Vault – 6.00m – No. 1

Cameron Reed – Pole Vault – 5.01m – No. 48

JuVaughn Harrison – Long Jump – 8.17m – No. 1

Rayvon Grey – Long Jump – 8.05m – No. 3

Kenan Jones – Long Jump – 7.61m – No. 24

Christian Miller – Triple Jump – 16.16m – No. 8

Da’Quan Bellard – Triple Jump – 15.98m – No. 12

Jake Norris – Hammer Throw – 70.44m – No. 10

Eli Gaughan – Javelin Throw – 65.16m – No. 31

Andre Girouard – Javelin Throw – 65.12m – No. 32

Name – Event – Time/Mark – East Regional Ranking

LSU Women (17 Individuals, 24 Events)

Sha’Carri Richardson – 100 Meters – 11.00 – No. 2

Ariyonna Augustine – 100 Meters – 11.39 – No. 24

Cassondra Hall – 100 Meters – 11.53 – No. 38

Kortnei Johnson – 100 Meters – 11.59 – No. 48

Sha’Carri Richardson – 200 Meters – 22.57 – No. 3

Ariyonna Augustine – 200 Meters – 23.40 – No. 24

Rachel Misher – 400 Meters – 53.63 – No. 39

Kiya Oviosun – 400 Meters – 53.87 – No. 47

Ersula Farrow – 800 Meters – 2:04.95 – No. 9

Katy-Ann McDonald – 800 Meters – 2:06.47 – No. 26

Julia Palin – 10,000 Meters – 34:38.41 – No. 46

Tonea Marshall – 100m Hurdles – 12.74 – No. 3

Brittley Humphrey – 100m Hurdles – 13.08 – No. 10

Milan Young – 100m Hurdles – 13.12 – No. 11

Jurnee Woodward – 400m Hurdles – 56.77 – No. 1

Brittley Humphrey – 400m Hurdles – 56.88 – No. 2

Milan Young – 400m Hurdles – 57.62 – No. 8

4x100m Relay – 42.93 – No. 1

4x400m Relay – 3:34.68 – No. 9

Abby O’Donoghue – High Jump – 1.81m – No. 9

Kaitlyn Walker – High Jump – 1.76m – No. 36

Mercy Abire – Long Jump – 6.37m – No. 12

Mercy Abire – Triple Jump – 12.81m – No. 23

Kyndal McKnight – Triple Jump – 12.65m – No. 37

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