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Campus Life Why LSU? This is LSU Track & Field All-Time Results Dominance on the Track The Winning Streak History of the 4x100-Meter Relay The X-Man Games of the XXIX Olympiad LSU Olympic Medalists Wall of Champions LSU Athletics Hall of Fame Track Stars on the Gridiron 2011 LSU Track & Field Banquet History of the LSU Track & Field Banquet LSU Track & Field Office LSU Track & Field Officials Association Community Outreach Academic Success Champions Day at the White House Strength & Conditioning Bernie Moore Track Stadium Academic Center Athletic Training Prominent Alumni LSU Administration Director of Athletics

2012 Men’s Season Preview 2012 Women’s Season Preview 2012 Men’s Track & Field Roster 2012 Women’s Track & Field Roster 2012 NCAA Qualifying Standards 2012 NCAA Championships Format

Coaches 58 61 62 63 64 65 66

Dennis Shaver, Head Coach Mark Elliott, Assistant Head Coach Debbie Parris-Thymes, Assistant Coach Todd Lane, Assistant Coach Derek Yush, Assistant Coach Bennie Brazell, Assistant Coach Support Staff

Athletes 67 73 85 91

Tiger All-Americans Tigers Lady Tiger All-Americans Lady Tigers

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Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded: 1860 Enrollment: 28,771 Nickname: Tigers or Fighting Tigers Colors: Purple (PMS 268) and Gold (PMS 123) Mascot: Mike VI (Live Bengal Tiger) Facilities (Capacity): Indoor – Carl Maddox Field House (3,000) Outdoor – Bernie Moore Track Stadium (5,680) Conference: Southeastern Chancellor: Dr. Michael V. Martin President: Dr. John V. Lombardi Faculty Representative: Dydia DeLyser

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Athletics Department Vice Chancellor/Athletics Director: Joe Alleva Associate Vice Chancellor/Sr. Associate AD: Herb Vincent Sr. Associate AD: Verge Ausberry Sr. Associate AD/Business: Mark Ewing Sr. Associate AD/Student Services & SWA: Miriam Segar Associate AD/Compliance: Bo Bahnsen Associate AD/Operations: Eddie Nunez Assistant AD/Facility Services: Ronnie Haliburton Assistant AD/Ticket Manager: Brian Broussard

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2011 Season Review 2011 Men’s Indoor Performance List 2011 Women’s Indoor Performance List 2011 Men’s Outdoor Performance List 2011 Women’s Outdoor Performance List 2011 Cross Country Rosters 2011 Cross Country Results 2011 Accolades

LSU Olympians World-Class Tigers NCAA Champions SEC Champions SEC Commissioner’s Trophy Men’s All-Americans Women’s All-Americans Career All-America Honors LSU at the Texas Relays LSU at the Penn Relays

Head Coach: Dennis Shaver (UT-Arlington, 1979) 17th season at LSU 8th season as Head Coach Assistant Head Coach: Mark Elliott (LSU, 1991) 19th season at LSU 7th season as Assistant Head Coach Assistant Coaches: Bennie Brazell (LSU, 2011), 1st season Todd Lane (Luther College, 1995), 5th season Debbie Parris-Thymes (LSU, 1995), 7th season Derek Yush (Connecticut, 1997), 5th season Amal Esmail, Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Ken Hunt, Adrian Mann Zachary Mire, Tyler Racca, Managers: Jacques Stafford, Sarah Waguespack Keith Thompson (Associate AT) Athletic Trainers: Yuri Jean-Baptiste (Grad. Asst. AT) Casey Maxwell (Grad. Asst. AT) Devon Bowie (Student AT) Raymond Champagne (Student AT) Megan Hussey (Student AT) Jacie Lemon (Student AT)

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SEC Quick Facts Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 1st/5th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): 1st/DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 2nd/2nd 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): 3rd/T34th

Alabama Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Enrollment: 32,023 Nickname: Crimson Tide Colors: Crimson and White Athletics Director: Mal Moore Track Information Head Coach: Dan Waters (1st season) Facility: Sam Bailey Track Stadium Track Phone: (205) 348-2467 Sports Information Track Contact: Ty Patton SID Phone: (205) 348-5401 SID Fax: (205) 348-8841 SID E-mail: tpatton@ia.ua.edu Website: www.rolltide.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 4th/9th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T22nd/T50th 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 10th/11th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T25th/DNS

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Arkansas Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Enrollment: 21,406 Nickname: Razorbacks Colors: Cardinal and White Athletics Director: Jeff Long Track Information Men’s Head Coach: Chris Bucknam (4th season) Women’s Head Coach: Lance Harter (22nd season) Indoor Facility: Randal Tyson Track Center Outdoor Facility: John McDonnell Field Track Phone: (479) 575-6384 Sports Information Track Contact: Zach Lawson SID Phone: (479) 575-7089 SID Fax: (479) 575-7481 SID E-mail: zlawson@uark.edu Website: www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 2nd/2nd 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T22nd/4th 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 1st/3rd 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T10th/T14th

AUBURN Location: Auburn, Ala. Enrollment: 24,602 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Burnt Orange and Navy Blue Athletics Director: Jay Jacobs Track Information Head Coach: Ralph Spry (14th season) Facility: Hutsell-Rosen Track Track Phone: (334) 844-9799 Sports Information Track Contact: Taylor Bryan SID Phone: (334) 844-9900 SID Fax: (334) 844-9807 SID E-mail: jtb0028@auburn.edu Website: www.auburntigers.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 6th/4th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T20th/T57th 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 5th/6th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): DNS/T14th

Florida Location: Gainesville, Fla. Enrollment: 49,679 Nickname: Gators Colors: Orange and Blue Athletics Director: Jeremy Foley Track Information Head Coach: Mike Holloway (10th season) Indoor Facility: Stephen C. O’Connell Center Outdoor Facility: James G. Pressly Stadium Track Phone: (352) 375-4683 Sports Information Track Contact: Amanda Brooks SID Phone: (352) 375-4683 ext. 6120 SID Fax: (352) 375-4809 SID E-mail: amandabr@gators.ufl.edu Website: www.gatorzone.com

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Location: Athens, Ga. Enrollment: 34,677 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Red and Black Athletics Director: Greg McGarity Track Information Head Coach: Wayne Norton (13th season) Facility: Spec Towns Track Track Phone: (706) 542-7915 Sports Information Track Contact: Leland Barrow SID Phone: (706) 542-6544 SID Fax: (706) 542-9339 SID E-mail: leland@sports.uga.edu Website: www.georgiadogs.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 5th/6th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T26th/DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 3rd/4th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T54th/T40th

Kentucky Location: Lexington, Ky. Enrollment: 28,000 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue and White Athletics Director: Mitch Barnhart Track Information Head Coach: Don Weber (27th season) Indoor Facility: Nutter Field House Outdoor Facility: Shively Outdoor Track Track Phone: (859) 257-3002 Sports Information Track Contact: Metz Camfield SID Phone: (859) 257-8437 SID Fax: (859) 323-4310 SID E-mail: metz.camfield@uky.edu Website: www.ukathletics.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 9th/8th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T57th/DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 7th/8th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T41st/T60th

Mississippi State Location: Starkville, Miss. Enrollment: 19,644 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Maroon and White Athletics Director: Scott Stricklin Track Information Head Coach: Al Schmidt (24th season) Facility: Spencer Stadium Track Phone: (662) 325-2892 Sports Information Track Contact: Jason Edwards SID Phone: (662) 325-3595 SID Fax: (662) 325-3654 SID E-mail: jedwards@athletics.msstate.edu Website: www.mstateathletics.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): DNC/12th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T57th/DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 9th/10th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T20th/DNS

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SID Fax: (662) 915-7006 SID E-mail: joeyj@olemiss.edu Website: www.olemisssports.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 10th/10th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T11th/DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 6th/9th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): 19th/DNS

South Carolina Location: Columbia, S.C. Enrollment: 29,957 Nickname: Gamecocks Colors: Garnet and Black Athletics Director: Eric Hyman Track Information Head Coach: Curtis Frye (16th season) Facility: Weems Baskin Track Track Phone: (803) 777-7829 Sports Information Track Contact: Miquel Jacobs SID Phone: (803) 777-1516 SID Fax: (803) 777-2967 SID E-mail: MiquelJacobs@aol.com Website: www.gamecocksonline.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 8th/7th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T57th/T23rd 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 11th/7th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): DNS/T40th

Tennessee Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment: 27,107 Nickname: Volunteers/Lady Volunteers Colors: Orange and White Athletics Director: Joan Cronan Track Information Head Coach: J.J. Clark (10th season) Facility: Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium Track Phone: (865) 974-4275 Sports Information Track Contact: Eric Trainer SID Phone: (865) 974-1212 SID Fax: (865) 974-8875 SID E-mail: etrainer@utk.edu Website: www.utsports.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish (M/W): 7th/3rd 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish (M/W): T39th/T7th 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish (M/W): 8th/5th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish (M/W): T64th/T11th

Vanderbilt Location: Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment: 6,738 Nickname: Commodores Colors: Black and Gold Director of Sports Operations: Lori Alexander Track Information Head Coach: D’Andre Hill (5th season) Facility: Vanderbilt Track Track Phone: (615) 343-2897 Sports Information Track Contact: Ashley Crosby SID Phone: (615) 322-4121 SID Fax: (615) 343-7064 SID E-mail: ashley.e.crosby@vanderbilt.edu Website: www.vucommodores.com Team Information 2011 SEC Indoor Finish: 11th 2011 NCAA Indoor Finish: DNS 2011 SEC Outdoor Finish: 12th 2011 NCAA Outdoor Finish: DNS

Location: Oxford, Miss. Enrollment: 19,536 Nickname: Rebels Colors: Cardinal Red and Navy Blue Athletics Director: Pete Boone Track Information Head Coach: Joe Walker (30th season) Facility: Ole Miss Track & Field Complex Track Phone: (662) 915-7506 Sports Information Track Contact: Joey Jones SID Phone: (662) 915-7526

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Meet Information 2012 Indoor Meets

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Crimson Tide Indoor Opener

Louisiana Classics

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Jan. 14 • Birmingham, Ala.

Fair Park Arena Ty Patton tpatton@ia.ua.edu, (205) 348-5401 www.rolltide.com

March 17 • Lafayette, La.

Ragin’ Cajuns Track Complex Russell Luna rluna@louisiana.edu, (337) 482-6332 www.ragincajuns.com

LSU vs. Texas A&M Dual Meet

LSU Tiger Relays

Jan. 21 • College Station, Texas

March 23-24 • Baton Rouge, La.

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Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium Shawn Price sprice@athletics.tamu.edu, (979) 845-9534 www.aggieathletics.com

Razorback Invitational Jan. 27-28 • Fayetteville, Ark. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

Randal Tyson Track Center Zach Lawson zlawson@uark.edu, (479) 595-2358 www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com

New Balance Collegiate Invitational Feb. 3-4 • New York, N.Y. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

The Armory Track & Field Center Mike Rauh media@armorytrack.com, (718) 885-2079 www.armorytrack.com

Randal Tyson Track Center Zach Lawson zlawson@uark.edu, (479) 595-2358 www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Carl Maddox Field House Will Stafford wstaff2@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7947 www.LSUsports.net

SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 24-26 • Lexington, Ky.

Nutter Field House Metz Camfield metz.camfield@uky.edu, (859) 257-8437 www.ukathletics.com

LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier March 2 • Baton Rouge, La.

Carl Maddox Field House Will Stafford wstaff2@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7947 www.LSUsports.net

NCAA Indoor Championships March 9-10 • Nampa, Idaho Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

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Battle on the Bayou April 7 • Baton Rouge, La. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

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Jackson Indoor Track Michelle Smith michellesmith8@boisestate.edu, (208) 426-3438 www.broncosports.com

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Bernie Moore Track Stadium Will Stafford wstaff2@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7947 www.LSUsports.net

Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium Jeremy Hawkes jdhawkes@asu.edu, (480) 965-6592 www.thesundevils.com

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Bernie Moore Track Stadium Will Stafford wstaff2@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7947 www.LSUsports.net

Penn Relays

April 26-28 • Philadelphia, Pa. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

Franklin Field Chas Dorman dorman@upenn.edu, (215) 573-4125 www.thepennrelays.com

SEC Outdoor Championships May 10-13 • Baton Rouge, La. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

Bernie Moore Track Stadium Will Stafford wstaff2@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7947 www.LSUsports.net

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds May 24-26 • Jacksonville, Fla. Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

Hodges Stadium Jason Krech jason.krech@unf.edu, (904) 620-4025 www.unfospreys.com

NCAA Outdoor Championships June 8-11 • Des Moines, Iowa Facility: Media Contact: Web site:

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Mike A. Myers Stadium Ashley Walker Ashley.Walker@athletics.utexas.edu, (512) 471-8236 www.texassports.com

April 21 • Baton Rouge, La.

Feb. 17 • Baton Rouge, La.

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March 28-31 • Austin, Texas

LSU Alumni Gold

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Texas Relays

April 13-14 • Tempe, Ariz.

Feb. 10-11 • Fayetteville, Ark.

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Campus Life LSU’s Memorial Tower (top main photo) was one of the first structures completed on the present campus and sits east of the quadrangle (above, left). It represents the University as a memorial to those who gave their lives during World War I. Although it currently houses the LSU Anglo-American Art Museum, plans are in process to return Memorial Tower to a military museum as originally intended. The University lakes (above, right) on the LSU campus give various recreational options.

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Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded: January 2, 1860 Enrollment: 28,771 President: Dr. John V. Lombardi Major Fields for Bachelor’s Degrees: 72 Major Fields for Master’s Degrees: 72 Major Fields for Doctoral Degrees: 54

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has, throughout its 145year history, served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation and the world. LSU is creating a revolution, one of pervasive change and advancement. For the past five years, the focus of the LSU community has been an increased commitment to excellence. Our progress has been dramatic and shows no sign of stopping. Having witnessed many of yesterday’s possibilities become today’s tangible realities, the LSU community set forth to capitalize on its success. The goal was to improve our standing as a nationally competitive flagship university. Following intense discussions among the LSU Board of Supervisors, campus administrators, faculty and student leaders, the objectives required to reach this status crystallized, providing the impetus for LSU’s National Flagship Agenda.

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Walter Davis

2-time World Champion 6-time NCAA Champion 9-time NCAA All-American

“When anyone thinks of collegiate track and field, they think of LSU. The tradition here in this sport is unbelievable, and that’s one of the main reasons I chose to come to LSU. I knew that I would have the opportunity to win a national championship during my career. I was fortunate enough to do that my senior year. Our team was really close, and it was even like that with athletes of different sports. We were like one big family on campus. It’s a great honor for me to say that I’m from LSU.” “Being a professional athlete, it’s easy for people in my profession to assume that’s what they will be doing for the rest of their life. The reality is that I will have a second dream job. As I continue to train and hurdle at LSU with Coach Shaver, he has continued to help me work on my resume and prepare for the day after my track career is over. He truly is a great mentor and coach, but to this day he is also a great friend. I will always be grateful to him and LSU for the many opportunities I’ve been given in my life.”

Lolo Jones

2008 Olympian 2-time World Indoor Champion American Record Holder (60 Hurdles)

“I chose LSU because of its outstanding history in sprinting, great coaches and top-notch facilities. With Coach Shaver’s coaching expertise and patience with me to develop, I have been able to achieve greatness at the collegiate level and internationally. He’s like a father to us and stresses the importance of not only excelling on the track, but also in the classroom towards obtaining our degree. I’m definitely a true Tiger at heart, on and off the track.”

Richard Thompson

2-time Olympic Silver Medalist 4-time NCAA Champion 8-time NCAA All-American

“My experience at LSU will forever be etched in my mind. Those have been the best years of my life. The coaching staff was instrumental in my development as an athlete by providing me with the proper environment for growth and maturity. Coach Shaver cared about my teammates and I, not just as athletes, but he also cared about our well being and made sure we stayed on track to graduate. I’m very fortunate to have had the chance to attend LSU, and I’m proud to call myself an LSU graduate.”

Peta-Gaye Dowdie 2000 Olympian 3-time NCAA Champion 19-time NCAA All-American

Did You Know? • In the 2009 and 2010 editions of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities.” • LSU is the only public university in Louisiana designated as having very high research activity (RU/VH) by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the highest ranking awarded to doctorate-granting institutions. • LSU was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, by the Corporation for National and Community Service. • LSU earned the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement and Outreach classification in 2008, one of 68 public institutions nationally with this elective

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classification based on community engagement. • LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation having land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. • LSU currently ranks among the top 30 public universities in total research awards. The University’s total federal funding; from

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agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security; has increased 86 percent or more than $90 million over the last five years. • Newsweek magazine named LSU the “Most Diverse” school in the nation in the Sept. 3, 2003, issue. The enrollment consists of 24 percent minority students.

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2008 Women’s NCAA Outdoor National Champions Since 1897, LSU Track & Field has built an illustrious history filled with some of the most memorable performers and achievements in the school’s colorful athletic heritage. From its quiet birth at the Tulane Spring Games to its seat atop collegiate track prominence, there are two factors that have remained consistent in the 113year history of the program -- success through hard work and an unmatched will to win. H. Warren Taylor, Jr., LSU Track & Field historian, wrote it best when he said, “Tom Sherburne and Devall drew the distinction of being the first men of the Old War Skule to carry the purple and gold on the cinder path. That they failed to win in their events does not distract from their envious place in Tiger track history; for they were the forerunners of a host of sterling

athletes that have established a record of consistent winning unsurpassed in the southland.” The rest is history.

National Championships

After winning five Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference championships between 1913-1922 and capturing three consecutive SIC titles, LSU Track & Field burst onto the national scene with an improbable upset of heavilyfavored Southern California to win the 1933 national championship at Soldier Field in Chicago. The LSU track team was led by the speed of Glenn “Slats” Hardin and the strength of Jack Torrance. Hardin set new world records in the 440-yard dash (47.1) and 220 low hurdles (22.9), while Torrance did the same in the shot put (52-10).

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Despite their record-breaking performances, the national title did not rest in the Tigers’ hands until the final event when Matt Gordy cleared 14 feet in the pole vault for the first time in his career to secure LSU’s first ever national championship in any sport. With the men already firmly established among the nation’s elite, the Lady Tigers captured their first national championship in 1987 in the program’s sixth season of existence. Led by NCAA individual champions Schowonda Williams, Sylvia Brydson and Sheila Echols, the LSU women swept both the indoor and outdoor national titles that season. They went on to repeat their outdoor success in 1988. The LSU Track & Field program then reached a pinnacle in 1989 and 1990 as the teams brought a combined

five national championships to Baton Rouge. The Tigers and Lady Tigers each won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor titles, while the women added an indoor title during the 1989 season. LSU’s success during the two-year span marked the first time in NCAA history that the same school won both the men’s and women’s crowns at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Lady Tigers pulled off another sweep in 1991, again claiming NCAA team titles at both the indoor and outdoor national meets. One of the most memorable moments in LSU track lore came at the 1992 national championships in Austin, Texas. Trailing Florida entering the final day of competition, the Lady Tigers used a team effort to rally and defeat the Lady Gators, 87-81, for an unprecedented sixth consecutive national crown. The Lady Tigers showed their dominance once again by winning two more national titles in 1993. They captured their fourth indoor national championship in seven years by winning the last event of the meet - the 4x400meter relay - in a then school-record time of 3 minutes, 33.63 seconds. LSU dominated the competition to win its seventh-consecutive NCAA Outdoor championship. The Lady Tigers did so in record-breaking fashion, scoring a school record 93 points to outscore their nearest competitor by a remarkable 49 points. They made history again in 1996 by winning their 10th-straight outdoor national championship. Never before had a women’s team won at least 10-straight titles in any NCAA sport. Led by seniors D’Andre Hill, Kim Carson and Zundra Feagin, the Lady Tigers stormed into historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., and took their place in history. While an outsider might see an 11th-straight NCAA Outdoor title in 1997 as just another day at the office, it was far from it. A heavy underdog, the LSU women exploded for 43 points on the meet’s final day to capture the outdoor crown once again in Bloomington, Ind. The competition came down to a single

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event between LSU and Texas - the 200-meter final. LSU qualified Astia Walker and Peta-Gaye Dowdie, while Texas countered with two runners as well. The Lady Tigers knew they had to outscore Texas by a single point to win the title. Walker finished second and Dowdie placed fifth, while Nanceen Perry and Angie Vaughan of Texas placed third and fourth, respectively. When the points were tallied, LSU outscored Texas, 12-11, in the most crucial race of the meet to give the Lady Tigers the one-point advantage they needed to clinch the overall title by the score of 63-62. The Lady Tigers also claimed a fifth-straight NCAA Indoor crown in 1997 for their eighth in an 11-year span. Remarkably, the LSU women took home 19 of a possible 22 NCAA team championships between the 1987-97 seasons, creating a dynasty unmatched by any other in the history of women’s athletics. Despite a three-year hiatus, the Lady Tigers regained the title they last held in 1997 by winning their 12th title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2000. The Lady Tigers scored 46 points on the final day of competition to edge USC, 58-54. LSU picked up yet another national title in 2001, but this time, it was the men’s team stealing the spotlight. Needing a miracle in the final event of the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Tigers’ prayers were answered when the foursome of Robert Parham, Lueroy Colquhoun, Pedro Tunon and Alleyne Francique won the 4x400-meter relay and TCU failed to score, giving the Tigers a 34-33 edge over the Horned Frogs in one of the most exciting finishes in NCAA history. Walter Davis scored 18 of LSU’s 34 points in the meet, winning the triple jump and finishing second in the long jump. Both teams added championships to their already impressive resumes in 2002 with the women winning the team title at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., and the men capturing the crown at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in front of a home crowd at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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The Lady Tigers would go on to sweep NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles in 2003 while being led by individual champions Muna Lee and Lolo Jones, as well as a 4x100-meter relay team that set the low-altitude collegiate record of 42.55 at the NCAA Outdoor meet that stood for six seasons. LSU made history once again in 2004 as it became the first school in NCAA history to claim both the men’s and women’s titles at the indoor national championships. Spearheaded by Lee’s national title in the 60-meter dash and runner-up performances by Jones in the 60-meter hurdles and Neisha Bernard-Thomas in the 800 meters, the Lady Tigers squeaked out a 52-51 win over UCLA. It was LSU’s jumps corps that proved to be the difference in the Tigers’ victory as the team was led by the likes of John Moffitt, LeJuan Simon and Willie Bradley to its first indoor crown since 2001. Moffitt won the long jump title and was then part of the Tigers’ unprecedented 1-2-3 sweep in the triple jump. Simon won the individual title with Moffitt finishing second and Bradley coming in third. Since the Lady Tigers won their first national championship in 1987, no fouryear senior class has ever left Baton Rouge without winning at least one team title at the NCAA Championships. It’s a remarkable streak that spans 23 seasons and a legacy that is with the squad each time it steps onto the track. But in 2008, it appeared the streak might come to an end at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. After joining the program as freshmen in 2005, members of the Class of 2008 had finished runnerup at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships three times, but without a title to show for their efforts. That would all change in dramatic fashion at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University. LSU and defending NCAA Outdoor champion Arizona State entered the final event of the track meet - the 4x400-meter relay - tied with 59 points apiece and a foursome on the track. The team that crossed the finish line

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Kelly Willie was a 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4x400 relay. first would walk away as national champions of the 2008 outdoor season. On this day, it was LSU winning the team title behind the efforts of senior Brooklynn Morris, senior Kelly Baptiste, sophomore LaTavia Thomas and senior Deonna Lawrence, who finished the relay in second-place ahead of the fifth-place finish by the Sun Devils. And for eight Lady Tiger seniors who made the trip to Des Moines, it was their first time to lift the national championship trophy in celebration of their accomplishment. Baptiste was the star for the Lady Tigers, scoring 19 of LSU’s 67 points for the meet with an NCAA title in the 100-meter dash, along with All-America performances in the 200 meters, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.

Olympics and World Championships

The LSU Track & Field program is recognized worldwide for its contribution to the sport, and the purple and gold was certainly on display in the summer of 2008 as 12 current and former athletes representing seven countries from around the world gathered in Beijing, China, to compete in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. In fact, LSU had more repesentatives than any other collegiate track and field program in the country. In one of the most exciting races in the 112-year history of the modern

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Olympic Games, senior Richard Thompson won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash for his native Trinidad and Tobago with a personal-best time of 9.89 seconds. Thompson finished behind only the world-record run of 9.69 by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. He then anchored Trinidad to a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay for his second medal in his Olympics debut. But Thompson was not the only LSU athlete to represent his country proudly as sprinter Muna Lee and hurdler Lolo Jones also shined for the United States in Beijing. Lee was the fourth-place finisher in the 200 meters after finishing fifth in the 100 meters, while Jones placed seventh in the 100meter hurdles in her first appearance at the Olympic Games. LSU’s participation in major international competition can be traced back to 1928 in Amsterdam when Sid Bowman became the first Tiger to compete at the Olympic Games, finishing sixth in the triple jump. Bowman and LSU legend Glenn “Slats” Hardin later placed at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles as Hardin became LSU’s first medal winner by taking silver in the 400 hurdles. At the 1936 Berlin Games, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany watched as LSU’s Hardin, Jack Torrance and Billy Brown competed for the United States. Hardin made history in the 400 hurdles, becoming the first and only LSU track

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Bernie Moore, 1930-47 athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal. LSU’s next Olympic Games participant came in 1964 as Billy Hardin ran the 400 hurdles for the United States in Tokyo, Japan. It would then be 24 years before LSU had another athlete perform in this international arena once again. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, Sheila Echols of the United States became the first Lady Tiger to win a gold medal as she earned distinction as a member of the United States’ gold-medal winning 4x100meter relay team. She competed in Seoul alongside LSU greats Schowonda Williams (United States), Robin van Helden (Holland), Mikael Olander (Sweden), Laverne Eve (Bahamas) and Angela Phipps (Canada). The LSU contingent at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics was led by 21-time All-American Esther Jones of the United States, who won a gold medal as a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay. It marked the second-straight Olympics that a Lady Tiger led the United States to gold in the event as she followed in the footsteps of Echols in 1988. LSU Track & Field was wellrepresented once again at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta as a former athlete won Olympic gold for the thirdstraight games. Glenroy Gilbert ran the second leg on Canada’s 4x100-meter relay that shocked the United States to win gold. The only American collegiate woman to compete in a track event in Atlanta, D’Andre Hill advanced to the semifinals of the 100-meter dash. While representing Jamaica, Debbie Parris just missed the medal stand by placing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, while David Kiptoo finished sixth in the men’s 800 meters while running for Kenya. During the 1999 indoor season, former Tiger All-American Rohsaan Griffin made a splash in the 200-meter dash by smashing the American indoor record in the event with a time of 20.32. His blistering mark won him the American title that year and qualified him into the finals at World Indoor Championships. Just a year later, LSU once again had its share of representatives at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney,

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Al Moreau, 1949-63 Australia. Eight athletes with LSU ties made the trek halfway across the world to compete for their respective countries. Claston Bernard and Walter Davis made the trip down under representing Jamaica and the United States, respectively, while 2000 NCAA champions Dowdie and Keisha Spencer each represented Jamaica. LSU’s success on the world stage continued in the summer of 2003 as five former athletes all placed at the World Championships in Paris. Both Brew and Ronetta Smith medaled as Brew won gold as part of the United States’ 4x400-meter relay team and Smith secured bronze as a member of Jamaica’s 4x400 relay. Also securing top-10 finishes were Walter Davis in the long jump (seventh), Laverne Eve in the javelin (eighth) and Claston Bernard in the decathlon (ninth). At the 2004 World Indoor Championships, former Tigers Alleyne Francique and Lueroy Colquhoun won gold for their native countries of Grenada and Jamaica, respectively. Francique won the individual crown in the 400 meters, while Colquhoun helped Jamaica to a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. The 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, was a showcase for LSU talent as 15 athletes with ties to the program made the trip overseas and brought home a total of six Olympic medals. Brew, Kelly Willie and John Moffitt each medaled for the United States. Brew won bronze in the 400 meters before joining forces with Willie to win gold in the 4x400-meter relay. Moffitt was part of a 1-2 American finish in the long jump, finishing second in his first major international competition. On the women’s side, Nadia Davy and Ronetta Smith helped lead their native Jamaica to a bronze medal in the 4x400 relay. The 2005 World Championships were once again peppered with current and former LSU athletes as 13 Tigers and Lady Tigers made the trip to Helsinki, Finland. Four former standouts turned in stellar performances while bringing home medals from the championship meet. Davis won individual gold for the United States, taking home the men’s triple jump title. Lee and Brew also helped the United States to gold-medal winning performances in the women’s

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Pat Henry, 1988-2004 4x100 relay and the men’s 4x400 relay, respectively. In addition, Smith helped Jamaica to a silver medal in the women’s 4x400-meter relay. Davis added another individual gold medal in the triple jump to his resume at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships when he posted a personal best and meet-winning leap of 58-2 for the United States. Francique added the second world championship of his stellar career at the indoor meet as he won gold in the 400 meters while competing for Grenada. Davis took his place on the medal stand once again as he won a bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan. The Baton Rouge native was one of 10 current and former LSU athletes to compete in the prestigious event and the only one to bring home a medal. Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones then added her name to LSU’s list of athletes to be crowned World Champion with her win in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain. In 2010, Jones made history yet again by becoming the first athlete in meet history to defend her World Indoor gold medal in the 60-meter hurdles. And she did so in stunning fashion by smashing Gail Devers’ 7-year-old American record in the event with a winning time of 7.72. Devers set the previous record of 7.74 back in 2003. LSU athletes then added a pair of bronze medals at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, as Trinidadian Kelly Baptiste (100 meters) and Jamaican Riker Hylton (4x400) placed for their countries.

Dennis Shaver, 2004-Present national championship, as well as a win at the inaugural SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Tigers reigned over the young Southeastern Conference by capturing 12 championships in the next 18 seasons under Moore. Former Tiger great Al Moreau then took over the program in 1949, and LSU Track & Field never broke stride. Under Moreau, LSU captured six SEC Outdoor titles and two SEC Indoor crowns. LSU Track & Field then reached its zenith under the direction of head coach Pat Henry, and what he accomplished in 17 seasons was nothing short of remarkable. The most successful coach in school history in any sport, Henry became only the second coach in NCAA history to win 20 NCAA titles as the Lady Tigers came away victorious at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Durham, N.C. Henry then added seven additional NCAA team titles to his resume before his departure in 2004. In his 17 years in Baton Rouge, Henry guided the Lady Tigers to 12 outdoor and 10 indoor titles, while leading the Tigers to three outdoor crowns and two indoor titles. Dennis Shaver has added his name alongside the likes of Moore, Henry and Sam Seemes as coaches to lead LSU to a national championship as head coach. Shaver guided the Lady Tigers to their 25th national championship and the 31st team title in the history of LSU Track & Field with a win at the NCAA Outdoor meet in 2008. The Lady Tigers have also won six SEC team championships under Shaver, including four outdoor and two indoor championships since 2005.

The Coaches

LSU Track & Field has been blessed with exceptional coaching talent, but during its first 18 years, LSU did not have a coach whose tenure lasted more than three seasons. The program’s first full-time coach was Tad Gormley, who arrived on the Baton Rouge campus in 1916. During his 12-year stint, LSU won three SIAA titles. After Gormley’s departure, the legendary Bernie Moore took over the program in 1930. Moore molded the the Tigers into a national power, and in 1933, guided the team to its first

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All-Time Results Men’s Team Finishes (NCAA and SEC 1933-2009) SEC NCAA Year Indoor Indoor

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Coaches of LSU’s Men’s NCAA Indoor Championship Teams 2001 Pat Henry 2004 Pat Henry Coaches of LSU’s Men’s NCAA Outdoor Championship Teams 1933 Bernie Moore 1989 Pat Henry 1990 Pat Henry 2002 Pat Henry Coaches of LSU’s Women’s NCAA Indoor Championship Teams 1987 Sam Seemes 1989 Pat Henry 1991 Pat Henry 1993 Pat Henry 1994 Pat Henry 1995 Pat Henry 1996 Pat Henry 1997 Pat Henry 2002 Pat Henry 2003 Pat Henry 2004 Pat Henry Coaches of LSU’s Women’s NCAA Outdoor Championship Teams 1987 Sam Seemes 1988 Pat Henry 1989 Pat Henry 1990 Pat Henry 1991 Pat Henry 1992 Pat Henry 1993 Pat Henry 1994 Pat Henry 1995 Pat Henry 1996 Pat Henry 1997 Pat Henry 2000 Pat Henry 2003 Pat Henry 2008 Dennis Shaver Coaches of LSU’s Men’s SEC Indoor Championship Teams 1957 Al Moreau 1963 Al Moreau 1989 Pat Henry 1990 Pat Henry Coaches of LSU’s Women’s SEC Indoor Championship Teams 1985 Billy Maxwell 1987 Sam Seemes 1988 Pat Henry 1989 Pat Henry 1991 Pat Henry 1993 Pat Henry 1995 Pat Henry 1996 Pat Henry 1998 Pat Henry 1999 Pat Henry 2008 Dennis Shaver 2011 Dennis Shaver Coaches of LSU’s Men’s SEC Outdoor Championships Teams 1933 Bernie Moore 1934 Bernie Moore 1935 Bernie Moore 1936 Bernie Moore 1938 Bernie Moore 1939 Bernie Moore 1940 Bernie Moore 1941 Bernie Moore 1942 Bernie Moore 1943 Bernie Moore 1946 Bernie Moore 1947 Bernie Moore 1948 Jules Roux 1951 Al Moreau 1957 Al Moreau 1958 Al Moreau 1959 Al Moreau 1960 Al Moreau 1963 Al Moreau 1988 Pat Henry 1989 Pat Henry 1990 Pat Henry Coaches of LSU’s Women’s SEC Outdoor Championship Teams 1985 Billy Maxwell 1987 Sam Seemes 1988 Pat Henry 1989 Pat Henry 1990 Pat Henry 1991 Pat Henry 1993 Pat Henry 1996 Pat Henry 2007 Dennis Shaver 2008 Dennis Shaver 2010 Dennis Shaver 2011 Dennis Shaver

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Collegiate Record Holders At the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Reggie Dardar, Kelly Willie, Bennie Brazell and Xavier Carter set a new collegiate record of 2 minutes, 59.59 seconds to win its third outdoor national title in the event.

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With 31 national championships in the record books, LSU has created the most balanced track and field program in the nation. The Lady Tigers have set a standard in women’s sports that may never be matched. Between 1987 and 1997, the Lady Tigers won an unprecedented 11 consecutive outdoor national championships, a streak that stands as the benchmark of excellence in women’s collegiate athletics to this day.

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NCAA Champions The Lady Tigers returned to their rightful place atop the awards stand after winning the national title at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The LSU women have set a standard of excellence for all programs to follow by winning a total of 25 NCAA team championships in their storied history.

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Nation’s Best

Their streak is impressive even when considering men’s sports. The lone streak that betters the LSU women is the 12-straight indoor championships won by the Arkansas men’s track and field team from 1984-95. However, when considering the dominance of the Lady Tiger track program in just the parameters of women’s track and field, there is no other team in the history of the sport that can compare. Since the inception of the women’s NCAA Track & Field Championships in 1982, the Lady Tigers have won 14 (1987-97, 2000, 2003, 2008) of the 30 outdoor championships contested, and have finished second at three additional contests (1985, 2004, 2007). The Lady Tigers scored an average of 74.7 points a year during their run of 11-straight

titles and dominated the field in 1993 and 1994, doubling the team points scored by the respective second-place finishers in both seasons. Not to be overshadowed by the accomplishments of the Lady Tigers, LSU’s total track and field program has made NCAA history several times as well. In 1989, both the men’s and women’s programs won NCAA Outdoor titles, marking the first time in history that one school claimed both the men’s and women’s outdoor national championships during the same season. It went on to repeat the feat in 1990, again rewriting NCAA track and field history. In 2004, LSU once again became the first school to ever sweep both the men’s and women’s national crowns at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

In addition to the program’s team success, former LSU great Xavier Carter made history at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships by becoming the first collegiate athlete since Ohio State’s Jesse Owens in 1936 to win four individual titles at a single NCAA meet. Carter won titles in the 100 meters, 400 meters, 4x100meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. As the 2012 season approaches, the Tigers and Lady Tigers are poised to challenge for national titles once again during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Head coach Dennis Shaver will lead two of the nation’s more talented squads as they look to carry the torch for this storied LSU program.

Relay Legacy (Above) Hazelann Regis, Neisha Bernard-Thomas, Nadia Davy and Monique Hall pose after winning the national title in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships. (Above, Right) The Lady Tigers wrapped up the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a bang by successfully defending their national title in the 4x400-meter relay. Nickiesha Wilson, Cynetheia Rooks, LaTavia Thomas and Deonna Lawrence crossed the finish line with a seasonal best time of 3 minutes, 28.07 seconds.

Inside Track The Tigers celebrate their 2004 NCAA Indoor Championship.

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The Winning Streak

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T he Lady Tigers’ string of 11 consecutive NCAA Outdoor titles from 1987-97 is an astounding accomplishment unmatched at the Division I level in any women’s collegiate sport. From its beginning in Baton Rouge in 1987 to its conclusion in 1997 at Indiana University, the streak was filled with some of the most incredible performances and amazing athletes in Lady Tiger track history. It was a streak with everything: down to the wire finishes, blowouts, gut-wrenching drama, all the moments in which legends are made. While the names and faces responsible for the 11 titles changed, the level of consistency and drive to ascend to the pinnacle of the sport remained throughout the streak’s entirety. The following is a look back at the Lady Tigers’ remarkable streak.

Year-by-Year History of the Lady Tigers’ Winning Streak Year 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

LSU Points 62 61.5 86.5 53.5 78.5 87.5 93 86 69 81 63

Runner-Up (Points) Alabama (53) UCLA (58) UCLA (47) UCLA (46) Texas (67) Florida (81) Wisconsin (44.5) Texas (43) UCLA (58) Texas (52) Texas (62)

Site Baton Rouge, La. Eugene, Ore. Provo, Utah Durham, N.C. Eugene, Ore. Austin, Texas New Orleans, La. Boise, Idaho Knoxville, Tenn. Eugene, Ore. Bloomington, Ind.

National Champions By Year 1987 Sheila Echols Laverne Eve

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1988 Schowonda Williams

400 Hurdles

1989 Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Dawn Sowell Tananjalyn Stanley

4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay 100 Hurdles, 4x100 Relay

1990 Dawn Bowles Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Tananjalyn Stanley

4x100 Relay 100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay

1991 Dawn Bowles Sharon Jaklofsky

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1992 Dawn Bowles Dahlia Duhaney Cinnamon Sheffield Cheryl Taplin

100 Hurdles 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay

1993 Indira Hamilton Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Daphne Saunders Cheryl Taplin Heather Van Norman Youlanda Warren

4x400 Relay Discus 400 Hurdles, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay Long Jump 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay

1994 Zundra Feagin Gai Kapernick D’Andre Hill Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Cheryl Taplin

4x100 Relay High Jump 4x100 Relay Discus 400 Hurdles, 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay

1995 Kwajalein Butler Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Marita Hunt Charlene Maulseed Sheila Powell LaTarsha Stroman Youlanda Warren

4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 100 Meters, 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay

1996 Kwajalein Butler Kim Carson Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Suzette Lee Astia Walker

4x100 Relay 100 Hurdles 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay 100 Meters, 4x100 Relay Triple Jump 4x100 Relay

1997 Kwajalein Butler Peta-Gaye Dowdie Suzette Lee LaTarsha Stroman Sa’Donna Thornton Astia Walker

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History of the 4x100-Meter Relay

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For more than 20 years, LSU’s men’s and women’s relay teams have been a hallmark of its track and field program at the NCAA Championships. LSU is the only school to ever win both the men’s and women’s 4x100-meter relays in the same year as it has done so four times, winning consecutive championships between 1992-94 and again in 2003. From the Penn Relays and the Texas Relays to the NCAA Championships, LSU’s relay teams are one of the biggest attractions in NCAA track and field. The following is a look at LSU’s year-by-year finishes in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Championships.

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Morris, Echols, King, Phipps Schowonda Williams Echols, Age, Morris, Wofford Stanley, Age, Wofford, Jones Stanley, Sowell, Sheffield, Jones Jones, Sheffield, Stanley, Bowles Taplin, Duhaney, Bowles, Jones Duhaney, Bowles, Sheffield, Taplin Parris, Van Norman, Warren, Taplin Parris, Feagin, Hill, Taplin Hunt, Butler, Feagin, Hill Walker, Butler, Feagin, Hill Walker, Butler, Thornton, Dowdie Thornton, Butler, Combs, Dowdie Bates, Marshall, Combs, Dowdie Bates, Bass, Combs, Dowdie Thornton, Durst, Combs, Lee Rockett, Jones, Durst, Lee Durst, Hall, Jones, Lee Jones, Hall, Durst, Lee Owens, Lawrence, Ohanaja, Baptiste Fletcher, Morris, Broaddus, Baptiste Ohanaja, Henry, Morris, Fletcher Wilson, Henry, Morris, Baptiste Cabral, Henry, Davis, Wilson Henry, Duncan, Pinckney, Wilson Wilson, Hackett, Alexander, Duncan

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1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

4th DNF DNC 1st 1st 1st 2nd DQ 3rd 2nd DNC 3rd DNF 1st 1st DNF 4th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Napier, Watkins, Starks, Rose Bernard, Starks, King, Brown

38.97 Dropped Stick

Jones, Williams, King, Sanders Jones, Gilbert, King, Muyaba Kennison, Muyaba, Thymes, Williams Grant, Cummings, Kennison, Griffin Cummings, Cummins, Logan, Griffin Buller, Alridge, Grant, Cummings Grant, Alridge, Logan, Perry

38.70 38.70 38.91 38.64 (SR) Zone Violation 39.01 38.24 (SR)

Buller, Brew, Patterson, Barrett Henderson, Parham, Coley, Barrett Davis, Parham, Coley, Brazell Willie, Parham, Coley, Brazell Willie, Stevenson, Parham, Brazell Thompson, Carter, Willie, Brazell Thompson, Carter, Stevenson, Willie Hicks, Thompson, Stevenson, Holliday Hayes, Thompson, Mvumvure, Holliday Nugent, Coppage, Hayes, Holliday Nugent, Coppage, Hayes, Mvumvure Nugent, H. Williams, Talley, Mvumvure

39.07 Dropped Stick 38.48 38.65 Missed Handoff 38.86 38.44 38.85 38.42 38.67 39.27 39.20

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43.82 False Start 43.54 43.83 42.50 43.99 42.96 43.03 43.39 43.26 43.10 43.03 43.17 43.03 Did Not Finish 43.16 43.35 43.28 42.55 42.61 43.67 42.94 43.14 42.85 Missed Handoff 43.72 42.64

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The Tigers school-record-breaking time of 38.24 at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championships went down as the third-fastest 4x100-meter relay time in NCAA history. The Lady Tigers have left their mark in the NCAA record books as well, dominating the NCAA’s all-time 4x100-meter relay list over the years. In fact, the Lady Tigers have run six of the 10 fastest times in NCAA history, which is more than any other program in the history of collegiate track and field.

Top 10 Women’s Collegiate 4x100-Meter Relay Times 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

42.36 42.50 42.55 42.56 42.59 42.59 42.61 42.64 42.69 42.76 42.76

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2009 1989 2003 2010 2008 2008 2004 2011 2008 1996 1998

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SHADES of jesse owens LSU’s Carter Makes History at NCAA Championships

Jesse Owens Prior to Carter’s performance, Jesse Owens of Ohio State was the only collegiate athlete to win four individual national titles at a single NCAA meet as he earned four gold medals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1935 and 1936.

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June 10, 2006, is a date that is sure live forever in the proud and storied history of the LSU Track & Field program. On a warm afternoon at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex on the campus of Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif., LSU great Xavier Carter stepped into history while matching a feat only accomplished by one other man in the history of collegiate track and field – the legendary Jesse Owens. Not since Owens competed for Ohio State in 1935 and 1936 had a collegiate athlete won four NCAA gold medals at a single national championship meet. That’s until Carter snapped the 70-year drought and added his name alongside one of the true icons of the sport by capturing NCAA championships in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. In fact, Carter became the first athlete in meet history to double with NCAA wins in the 100 meters and 400 meters in the same season. And Carter did so in record-setting fashion while becoming the fastest man in LSU Track & Field history in one of the most exciting NCAA Championships of all-time. It is a performance that will likely never be equaled by another athlete as long as the NCAA Championships are contested and one that should always be celebrated as one of the greatest individual feats in college sports.

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4x100-Meter Relay Carter struck gold for the first time at the national meet in on June 9, 2006, by running the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that wrapped up an undefeated season with a comfortable win in the finals while running what was then the sixth-fastest time in NCAA history at 38.44. LSU featured a star-studded lineup as Carter teamed with the likes of future Olympic silver medalist Richard Thompson on the first leg, Marvin Stevenson on the third leg and Olympic gold medalist and seven-time NCAA champion Kelly Willie on the anchor leg to defeat Tennessee (38.86) by more than four tenths of a second. UTEP finished well back in third place with a time of 38.99. Pictured (from left to right) is the team of Carter, Thompson, Willie and Stevenson following its win at the 2006 Penn Relays.

400-Meter Dash Perhaps Carter’s most impressive feat of the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships came in the 400-meter final when he had only 40 minutes to rest following his win in the 100 meters. After allowing the field to go out fast while holding his ground through the first 300 meters, Carter turned on the jets around the last turn to cross the finish line with another personal-best time of 44.53 that remains as the second-fastest run in the history of the LSU Track & Field program. While crossing his arms in the form of an “X” as he ran through the finish line, Carter took the title ahead of Ricardo Chambers of Florida State (44.71) and future Olympic 400-meter bronze medalist David Neville of Indiana (44.94). In a grueling performance that may never be duplicated, Carter remains the only sprinter in meet history to successfully complete the 100/400 double at the NCAA Championships.

4x400-Meter Relay With three NCAA gold medals already in the bag, Carter returned to the track for the third time on the meet’s final day to run the anchor leg of LSU’s fearsome 4x400-meter relay team. Just one season after it smashed the collegiate record with an NCAA title winning time of 2:59.59 at the national meet, the squad defended its crown and put an exclamation point onto the end of an undefeated 2006 season with a win in Sacramento. Carter joined Reggie Dardar on the first leg, Willie on the second leg and Melville Rogers on the third leg to run 3:01.58 and finish more than a half second ahead of TCU (3:02.12) for the title. Baylor finished more than one second behind in third place at 3:02.93. LSU’s victory in the mile relay led to a second-place finish in the final team standings with 51 points for the meet.

100-Meter Dash In one of the deepest fields ever assembled for the 100-meter final at the NCAA Championships, Carter outlasted them all to win his second event title of the meet. With defending champion and future Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix playing the role of favorite, Carter was seen as an All-America contender, but someone who would have to pull out an upset to take the title. That’s exactly what Carter did to dethrone Dix (10.18) as the NCAA champion as he took home the gold with a then school-record time of 10.09 run into a strong headwind. The national final also featured the likes of future collegiate record holder Travis Padgett of Clemson (10.24), future Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles of Texas (10.27) and Churandy Martina of Texas-El Paso (10.29).

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The LSU Track & Field program certainly made its presence felt at the 2008 Olympic Games as 12 Tigers and Lady Tigers past and present made the trip to Beijing, China, to compete against the world’s best athletes in the sport’s most prestigious competition. In fact, LSU had more track and field athletes qualify for the Beijing Games than any other collegiate program with seven countries represented in all, including the United States, Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia and Trinidad & Tobago.

Richard Thompson following the medal ceremony for the 100-meter dash.

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XXIX Olympiad Senior Richard Thompson of Trinidad & Tobago carried the torch for the LSU program by winning a pair of silver medals in his Olympics debut. With the spotlight shining brightly on American Tyson Gay and Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell entering the first round of 100-meter qualifying, the only question was where they would place on the medal podium after racing in the final. Thompson was an afterthought, despite lining up with the fifth-fastest time in the world of all the 100-meter sprinters in Beijing. After cruising through three rounds of qualifying while matching his personal best with a time of 9.93 seconds in the semifinals, Thompson returned to the track two hours later and took his mark in lane five with Bolt to his left and American Walter Dix to his right. The stage was

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set for a dramatic conclusion to perhaps the most anticipated 100-meter final in the history of the Olympic Games, and Thompson did not disappoint. Thompson was the first in the eightman field to fire out of the blocks with a 0.133 reaction time and raced to the finish line with a new personal best of 9.89 to win the silver medal for both his country and LSU in his debut. He is LSU’s first-ever medalist in the 100-meter dash and is the school’s second individual Olympic medalist in the sprint events all-time after former Tiger standout Derrick Brew won a bronze medal in the 400-meter dash in Athens, Greece, in 2004. But Thompson didn’t stop there as he went on to anchor his country’s 4x100-meter relay team to a silver medal to put an exclamation point on a truly unforgettable season.

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Kelly Baptiste (left) and Muna Lee (right)

Did You Know? LSU was represented by more track and field athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games than any other collegiate program as 12 Tigers and Lady Tigers made the trip to Beijing. hurdle and finished in seventh place. Despite her misfortune in Beijing, Jones showed the grace and class that has endeared her to fans of American track and field throughout her career. An editorial printed in the Aug. 20, 2008, edition of the Los Angeles Times said it best that “A champion is the class of the field. No one in these Olympics has shown any more class than Lolo Jones.” While Thompson and Jones were the most recognizable LSU stars to compete in Beijing, they were not alone as former Lady Tiger Muna Lee represented the United States well after earning a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters. For Lee, it was her second career appearance in the Olympic Games after competing in Athens in 2004. One Tiger also received the honor of carrying his nation’s flag during the opening ceremonies as former LSU star Alleyne Francique led the

The 2008 season also saw the emergence of former Lady Tiger star Lolo Jones as the world’s premier sprint hurdler with her dominating victory in the 100 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones carried the title of gold-medal favorite into the finals of her first career Olympic Games after setting a worldleading and personal-best time of 12.43 in the semifinals in Beijing. And Jones could already see the gold medal being placed around her neck after racing out to a commanding lead over the rest of the field through eight hurdles in the final. But dreams of Olympic gold were dashed in a split second as she failed to clear the ninth hurdle of the race with the same ease that she has shown throughout her career. With a comfortable two-meter lead on the rest of the field, Jones raised her right leg to clear the hurdle but sent it crashing to the track in an instant. She struggled to keep her balance over the last

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Grenada contingent around the track and onto the infield of the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium on opening night. Francique competed in the 400 meters at the Olympics for the second time in his career. Like Francique, former Lady Tiger halfmiler Marian Burnett of Guyana made her second appearance, while Laverne Eve of the Bahamas threw the javelin for a school-record fourth time at the Olympic Games. Also making their Olympics debut in Beijing were Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago), Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada), Sherry Fletcher (Grenada), Isa Phillips (Jamaica), Siraj Williams (Liberia) and Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica).

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Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) 22nd-100 Meters, 4x100 Relay Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) 21st-800 Meters Marian Burnett (Guyana) 27th-800 Meters Laverne Eve (Bahamas) 20th-Javelin Sherry Fletcher (Grenada) 41st-100 Meters Alleyne Francique (Grenada) 25th-400 Meters Lolo Jones (United States) 7th-100 Hurdles Muna Lee (United States) 4th-200 Meters, 5th-100 Meters Isa Phillips (Jamaica) 9th-400 Hurdles Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) 2nd-100 Meters, 2nd-4x100 Relay Siraj Williams (Liberia) 52nd-400 Meters Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica) 9th-400 Hurdles

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LSU OLYMPIC MEDALISTS Glenn “Slats” Hardin

Esther Jones

Glenn “Slats” Hardin holds the distinction as being the only LSU Track & Field athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Olympic Games. The most dominant 400-meter hurdler in the first half of the 20th century, Hardin won a silver medal in Los Angeles in 1932 and a gold medal in Berlin in 1936. He wrapped up a brilliant career at LSU in 1935 as a four-time NCAA champion, six-time SEC champion and six-time AllAmerican.

Arguably the most dominant sprinter to ever wear the Lady Tiger uniform, Esther Jones became the third Olympic gold medalist in the history of the track and field program with her win in the 4x100-meter relay for the United States in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992. She earned a school record 21 AllAmerica honors for the Lady Tigers from 1988-91 and swept NCAA titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters during her junior season in 1990.

Sheila Echols

Glenroy Gilbert

Sheila Echols became the first Lady Tiger to win an Olympic medal as she struck gold as a member of the United States’ 4x100-meter relay team at the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Despite her Olympic glory in the sprint relay, Echols actually made a name for herself at LSU as the nation’s premier long jumper as she won an NCAA title in the event in 1987. Echols was a two-time NCAA champion and seven-time AllAmerican during her LSU career.

The LSU Track & Field program was represented by nine athletes at the centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, and none shined brighter than Glenroy Gilbert as he guided Canada’s 4x100-meter relay to an improbable gold medal over the favored foursome from the United States. During his brief twoyear career with the Tigers, Gilbert earned three All-America honors and ran on LSU’s NCAA champion relay team during the 1993 season.

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Lueroy Colquhoun • Jamaica

Walter Davis • United States

Nadia Davy • Jamaica

Peta-Gaye Dowdie • Jamaica

Dahlia Duhaney • Jamaica

• 2003 World Indoor Silver Medalist (4x400 relay) • 2004 World Indoor Champion (4x400 relay)

• 2005 World Outdoor Champion (triple jump) • 2006 World Indoor Champion (triple jump) • Two-time Olympian

• 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist (4x400 relay) • 2 004 Olympian

• 1999 World Outdoor Bronze Medalist (4x100 relay) • 2000 Olympian

• 1991 World Outdoor Champion (4x100 relay) • 1992 Olympian

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The following eight individuals are members of the LSU Track & Field program who have won gold and silver medals in the 113-year history of the modern Olympic Games. LSU athletes have won a total of 13 medals all-time at the Olympic Games, including nine for the Tigers and four for the Lady Tigers. LSU is well-represented each year as at least one athlete has competed in 10 different Olympic Games all-time.

Derrick Brew

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The Tigers have produced many of the world’s premier quartermilers over the years, and Derrick Brew certainly ranks among the all-time greats at LSU following his effort at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Brew became the first LSU sprinter to medal in an individual event as he won bronze in the 400-meter dash, while he also struck gold as a member of the United States’ 4x400-meter relay at the site of the inaugural Olympic Games in 1896.

Derrick Brew was not the only Tiger to win a gold medal as a member of the United States’ 4x400-meter relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as fellow LSU star Kelly Willie also took his place on top of the medal podium as a gold medalist in the event. Willie became the youngest gold medalist in the history of the LSU program with his performance as a sophomore in 2004. Willie won seven NCAA titles and 19 AllAmerica honors with the Tigers from 2003-06.

John Moffitt

Richard Thompson

After being crowned NCAA champion in the long jump during his senior season in 2004, John Moffitt made a splash in his Olympics debut with Team USA as he soared to a silver medal in the event in Athens, Greece. Moffitt, who earned six All-America honors during a two-year career with the Tigers in 2003-04, quickly earned a reputation as one of the world’s preeminent talents with his performance. Moffitt swept NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles as a senior in 2004.

In one of the most exciting Olympic Games of the modern era, former LSU star Richard Thompson won a pair of silver medals in the 100meter dash and 4x100-meter relay for his native Trinidad & Tobago at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Thompson finished runnerup to world-record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 100-meter final with a collegiate record of 9.89 seconds during a senior season in which he was also crowned NCAA champion in the event.

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• 2008 World Indoor Champion (60 hurdles) • 2010 World Indoor Champion (60 hurdles) • 2008 Olympian

• 2005 World Outdoor Champion (4x100 relay) • 2 008 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion (100 meters) • Two-time Olympian

• 2001 World Outdoor Champion (4x400 relay) • Two-time Olympian

• 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist (4x400 relay) • 2 005 World Outdoor Silver Medalist (4x400 relay)

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Wall OF CHAMPIONS In 2005, LSU Track & Field established its Wall of Champions in the Tiger track and field offices. A total of 32 Tigers and Lady Tigers have earned their spot on this honorary wall. Induction occurs when student-athletes excel at the highest level. All members have won SEC and NCAA titles and have competed for their native countries at the Olympic Games. A complete list of LSU athletes achieving these three exceptional accomplishments are listed on the following page. 20

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LSU Athletics hall of fame Qualification In order for an athlete to join the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, he or she must have earned a baccalaureate, professional or graduate degree from LSU or by some other regionally accredited institution of higher learning; have earned one or more letters in a varsity sport at LSU; have gained national distinction through superlative performance as an athlete and have established a personal reputation for

character and citizenship which reflects favorably on the University. Former LSU athletes are eligible only after three or more years have elapsed since the conferring of his or her degree. In order for a coach or administrator to join the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, the individual must have made significant contributions to LSU Athletics in a capacity other than as an athlete, have

gained national distinction through exceptional accomplishments in his or her field of expertise and established a personal reputation of character for citizenship which reflects favorably on the University. Former LSU coaches and administrators are eligible for nomination only after five years or more have elapsed since retiring from the profession for which the individual is nominated.

1933 NCAA Champions Pictured is the five-man team (from left to right) of Nathan “Buddy” Blair, Glenn “Slats” Hardin, Jack Torrance, Al Moreau and Matt Gordy, which captured LSU’s first of 31 NCAA track championships way back in 1933 with a 58-54 victory over the heavily-favored Trojans of Southern California. As LSU’s first national championship team in any sport, these men were inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1937, cementing their place among the legends of the sport.

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A three-year letterwinner at LSU from 1930-32, Sidney Bowman owns the distinction of being the first in a proud and storied tradition of LSU Olympians as he competed as part of the U.S. Olympic Team in Amsterdam in 1928 and Los Angeles in 1932. In fact, Bowman made his Olympics debut in 1928 following his high school graduation in Hammond, La., before even setting foot on LSU’s campus for his freshman season. Bowman was also inducted as part of the 1937 class.

With his induction in 1970, Billy Hardin joined his father, Glenn “Slats” Hardin, as a member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame following a distinguished collegiate career. Billy Hardin, who represented the United States at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, matched his father’s achievement by winning the NCAA championship in the 400-meter hurdles during his senior season in 1964. A three-time All-American and seven-time SEC champion, the younger Hardin is perhaps the greatest LSU Track & Field athlete of his era.

The most accomplished LSU Track & Field athlete of the 1950s, Harry Carpenter racked up an incredible eight SEC event titles during a brief two-year collegiate career from 1956-57, while also leading the Tigers to an SEC team championship during the 1957 season. Most notably, Carpenter captured back-to-back league titles in both the 220-yard dash and 220-yard hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships as one of the SEC’s most dominant sprinters and hurdlers of the decade. He was honored with induction into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.

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The following 22 individuals are members of the LSU Track & Field program who have earned induction into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Only the football program has a higher representation than track and field within the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, which inducted its first class way back in 1937.

Billy Brown - Inducted in 1941 - Lettered in 1938-41 - 1936 U.S. Olympian - 1941 NCAA Long Jump Champion

Oris “Arky” Erwin - Inducted in 1947 - Lettered in 1941-42 - 4-time SEC Champion - 1942 NCAA All-American

Robert Lowther - Inducted in 1978 - Lettered in 1946-48 - 2-time NCAA All-American - 4-time SEC Champion

Delmon McNabb Bernie Moore

D’Andre Hill

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Class of 2006 Lady Tiger great D’Andre Hill owns the distinction of being the only LSU sprinter on either the men’s or women’s teams to win back-to-back NCAA 100-meter titles with her victories at the NCAA Championships in 1995 and 1996. The 2006 LSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee won six NCAA titles, six SEC titles and 15 All-America honors during an LSU career spanning five seasons from 1992-96. Hill is currently the head coach of the women’s track and field team at Vanderbilt.

Bernie Moore’s accomplishments as LSU’s head track and field coach speak for themselves. In 18 seasons from 1930-47, the Tigers captured 12 Southeastern Conference championships during a stretch of 15 years following the league’s creation in 1933, as well as the school’s first of 31 NCAA team titles during the 1933 season. Moore, who also compiled an 83-39-6 overall record with two SEC crowns in 13 seasons as LSU’s head football coach, went on to serve as the SEC commissioner for 18 years from 1948-66. He earned induction in the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

- Inducted in 1978 - Lettered in 1965-67 - 1967 NCAA Javelin Champion - 2-time SEC Champion

Joseph T. Butler, Sr. - Inducted in 1982

Eric Reid - Inducted in 2005 - Lettered in 1984-87 - 1987 NCAA 110 Hurdles Champion - 3-time NCAA All-American

Bob Smith - Inducted in 2005 - Lettered in 1972-75 - 1974 NCAA All-American - 8-time SEC Champion

Lurline Struppeck - Inducted in 1991

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Class of 2006 Cheryl Taplin joined D’Andre Hill as an inductee into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame during the summer of 2006 in honor of her career as one of the NCAA’s leading sprinters during the 1990s. Taplin, who won three-straight NCAA crowns as a member of LSU’s prolific 4x100-meter relay team in 1992, 1993 and 1994, competed for the Lady Tiger program for four seasons while leading the team to seven NCAA team titles from 1991-94. She racked up 16 All-America honors during that time, which ranks fourth on LSU’s all-time list for career All-America accolades.

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No athlete in the combined history of the LSU Track & Field program has been named an All-American more times than the great Esther Jones. With 21 All-America selections during her prolific collegiate career from 1988-91, Jones helped lead the Lady Tigers to six NCAA championships with two indoor and four outdoor crowns during that span. The 1990 NCAA 100-meter and 200-meter champion brought home a gold medal from the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, where she ran on the title-winning 4x100-meter relay team for the United States.

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- Inducted in 1998 - Lettered in 1985-88 - 1988 NCAA 400 Hurdles Champion - 1988 U.S. Olympian

Suzette Lee - Inducted in 2011 - Lettered in 1996-97 - 3-time NCAA Triple Jump Champion - NCAA Indoor Record Holder - 1996 Olympian

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World’s Fastest Football Player

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After recording a personal-best time of 10.00 seconds in the NCAA final en route to winning the NCAA 100-meter title in 2009, the case can be made that Trindon Holliday is the fastest football player in the history of the sport at any level. There have been a total of 81 men in history who have run a faster time in the 100-meter dash than Holliday’s personal-best wind-legal time of 10.00. It is known who they are, where they are from and when their times were recorded ... and none played the game of football at the time of their achievement. There have been 13 collegiate athletes who have recorded a faster time in the 100 meters than Holliday, but none played college football during their collegiate careers. The bottom line is that no high school, college or professional football player has ever run faster than Holliday during their football career. With this in mind, it is only fitting that Holliday be referred to as the fastest football player in the history of the sport.

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This information was gathered from www.iaaf.org, www.alltimeathletics.com and www.trackandfieldnews.com, as well as media guides from various colleges and universities across the country.

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Holliday cetainly proved to be one of the nation’s most electrifying two-sport athletes with his performance on the football field and the track during his collegiate career at LSU. A seven-time All-American on the track, Holliday cemented his position among the elite sprinters in collegiate track and field in 2009 as he was crowned NCAA champion in the 100-meter dash after crossing the finish line in 10.00 seconds in the event final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He also finished second and third in the 100-meter final at the NCAA Championships during his career. Not only that, but Holliday anchored the Tigers’ 4x100-meter relay to an NCAA championship at the outdoor national meet in 2008 with the sixth-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.42. The Zachary native has also competed in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials and USA Outdoor Championships during his career.

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Holliday’s success is not limited to the track as he was one of the nation’s elite return specialists on the football field while returning four kicks for touchdowns during his brilliant LSU career from 2006-09. Among his highlights is a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 41-3 win over North Texas on Sept. 13, 2008, before finishing the game with 163 punt return yards, which is the second most in a single game in the history of the Southeastern Conference. He also returned two kicks for touchdowns against Arkansas, including a 92-yard kickoff return in 2006 and an 87-yard punt return in 2009. In all, Holliday racked up 3,297 all-purpose yards and scored eight touchdowns in four seasons as a member of the LSU football team. He was selected by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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LSU boasts one of the proudest traditions in all of collegiate athletics with many of its studentathletes enjoying great success competing in both track and field and on the gridiron. In fact, 13 football standouts have earned All-America honors on the track during their careers at LSU. Bennie Brazell

Chris Cummings

Brazell finished his career as the first athlete in the school’s storied history to compete on national championship teams in two different sports. He led the men’s track team to an outdoor national title in 2002 and an indoor national title in 2004, while also playing wide receiver on LSU’s national championship football team in 2003.

A four-time letterwinner as a starting cornerback for then head coach Gerry DiNardo, Cummings also enjoyed a stellar career on the oval with five career All-America honors and a trio of SEC titles from 1995-98. He doubled as the 100-meter and 200-meter champion at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 1997.

Shawn Burks

Ricky Jean-Francois

An All-American performer in the javelin during his four-year career in Baton Rouge, Burks was a dominating middle linebacker for the Tigers under former head coach Bill Arnsarger as he earned a pair of All-SEC selections in 1984 and 1985.

An All-SEC shot putter who competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2008, Jean-Francois proved to be one of the more dominant defensive linemen in all of college football during his career at LSU from 2006-08. He helped lead the Tigers to a national championship with a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans on Jan. 7, 2008, while being named the game’s Defensive MVP with six tackles, one sack and a blocked field goal.

Billy Cannon

Eddie Kennison

One of the true legends of college football in the South, Billy Cannon cemented his place in LSU lore as the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner after leading the Tigers to a national championship in 1958. Cannon’s most memorable performance came in 1959 against Ole Miss when No. 1 LSU trailed No. 3 Ole Miss 3-0 in the fourth quarter. He fielded a punt, broke seven tackles and returned it 89 yards for the 7-3 victory. A two-sport star during his career at LSU, Cannon also won an SEC title in the 100-meter dash as a member of the track and field team in 1958.

A former first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in the 1996 NFL Draft, Kennison was a six-time All-American and four-time SEC champion on the track as a member of LSU’s prolific 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams. In fact, he anchored the 4x100 squad to a national title at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1994.

Xavier Carter

Jack Torrance

Carter, who came to LSU in 2004 as arguably the No. 1-ranked wide receiver recruit in the country, enjoyed the most prolific two-year career in the history of the men’s track and field program with a school-record tying seven individual national titles and a total of 10 AllAmerica honors.

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A former world-record holder in the shot put, Torrance was an All-SEC offensive lineman with the Tigers from 1931-33. He earned three All-America honors in the shot put at LSU before representing his country at the infamous 1936 Olympic Games held in Nazicontrolled Berlin, Germany.

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LSU Track & Field alumni representing six decades of the program were on hand Easter weekend in 2011 for the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet.

2011 TRACK & FIELD

TEAM AWARDS & ALUMNI RECOGNITION BANQUET The LSU Track & Field program held its second-annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet on April 23, 2011, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, in which 14 studentathletes received awards for their performance in competition, in the classroom and in the community. The LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet has been established to not only recognize the current members of the program for their performance in the past year, but also honor the alumni who have laid the foundation of success still enjoyed by the program today. Approximately 450 athletes, coaches, administrators, family and alumni were in attendance in celebration of the history and tradition of the premier combined program in all of collegiate track and field. Included were eight Olympians, 17 NCAA champions and 36 All-Americans representing the rich history and diversity of the LSU Track & Field program. Not only that, but four current members of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame were in attendance at the banquet, including Harry Carpenter (1954-57), Billy Hardin (1962-64), Delmon McNabb (1965-66) and Eric Reid (1984-87). There are currently 22 alums of the program in the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Walter Henning addressed the crowd after receiving the Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award for the second-straight year at the team’s banquet.

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Awards were presented to current members of the team for their outstanding performance during the 2010 outdoor, 2010 cross country and 2011 indoor seasons.

Award Winners at LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Note: awards listed in order received

Newcomer of the Year

Community Service Award

Eye of the Tiger Award

Cross Country Runner of the Year

Most Outstanding Field Athlete Award

L Club Captain Award

Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award

Most Outstanding Female Performer Award

Criteria: NCAA and/or SEC scorer, Individual who made great impact on team performance, Demonstrated performance improvement throughout the year particularly the championship meets. Male – Horatio Williams Female – Jasmin Stowers Criteria: Reported to fall camp in excellent fitness from summer training program, Was consistently a top performing runner during the regular season and championship meets, Participated in the SEC and Regional Cross Country Championship meets. Male – Richard Chautin Female – Laura Carleton

Academic/Athletic Accomplishment Award

Criteria: Combined both high academic and high athletic performance, Utilized the many athletic and academic resources provided by the LSU Athletic Department, NCAA and/or SEC competitor. Male (The Kenner Day Award) – Barrett Nugent Female – Melissa Ogbourne

Most Improved Athlete Award

Criteria: Individual elevated their daily training efforts, Competition performance showed consistent improvement, Demonstrated dedication to athletic improvement. Male – Michael Lauro Female – Kimberlyn Duncan

Criteria: Individual is active in community service activities, Logged most community service hours through the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, Demonstrated dedication to athletic improvement. Male – Brandon Gordon Female – Lauren Saucier Criteria: NCAA and/or SEC scorer, Exhibited event group leadership qualities, Demonstrated excellent work habits and motivation to improve. Male – Walter Henning Female – Brittani Carter Criteria: NCAA and/or SEC scorer, Exhibited event group leadership qualities, Demonstrated excellent work habits and motivation to improve. Male – Barrett Nugent Female – Kimberlyn Duncan

Academic Achievement Award

Criteria: Achieved the highest GPA during the previous two semesters, Completed a minimum of 24 degree credit hours, Participated in a minimum of six competitions during the year. Male – Kyle Rose Female – Laura Carleton

Criteria: Demonstrated a fierce competitive attitude, Displayed an attitude which positively affects teammates, Possessed a relentless desire to improve their performance. Male – Walter Henning Female – LaTavia Thomas Criteria: Senior who was an NCAA participant, Demonstrated team leadership characteristics, Strived for excellence athletically, academically and in community service. Male – Walter Henning Female – LaTavia Thomas Criteria: NCAA scorer, Performed consistently throughout the season(s), Displayed a positive attitude and team leadership behavior. Kimberlyn Duncan

The Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award

Criteria: NCAA scorer, Performed consistently throughout the season(s), Displayed a positive attitude and team leadership behavior. Walter Henning

NCAA champion hurdler Barrett Nugent received two awards during the banquet, including the Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Academic/ Athletic Accomplishment awards.

All-Americans Walter Henning and Brittani Carter were honored as the Most Outstanding Field Athletes during the banquet.

Former Lady Tiger national champion LaTavia Thomas returned to Baton Rouge to receive two team awards for 2011, including the Eye of the Tiger Award and the L Club Captain Award.

Walter Henning and Kimberlyn Duncan appeared on stage together with LSU Track & Field great Billy Hardin (far left) and head coach Dennis Shaver (far right) after receiving the team’s Most Outstanding Performer awards.

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More than 100 LSU Track & Field alumni representing six decades of excellence were on hand for the inaugural LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet held April 16, 2010.

LSU track & field banquet

The weekend of the LSU Alumni Gold has evolved into a true celebration of the rich history and tradition of the NCAA’s most storied track and field program as the Tigers and Lady Tigers welcome the alumni back to Baton Rouge as part of the LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet. Now in its third season, the 2012 team banquet is scheduled for the evening of April 20 and will be held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The program enjoyed a historic evening on the night of April 16, 2010, when it hosted the inaugural LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet with a crowd of more than 500 athletes, coaches, family and alumni in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge. In attendance at the inaugural banquet were more than 100 LSU Track & Field alums representing six decades of the most recognized combined program in all of collegiate track and field. The event was established to recognize the current members of the LSU Track & Field program for their outstanding performance in competition, in the classroom and in the community, as well as honor the alumni who have laid the foundation of success enjoyed by the program today. The second-annual team banquet was held on Easter

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weekend a year ago as the event again saw a strong alumni representation on a glorious Good Friday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. ESPN’s Emmy award winning track and field commentator Larry Rawson was on hand to serve as the Master of Ceremonies of the event honoring a program that has cemented its place as the best in collegiate track and field with 31 NCAA championships and 49 SEC championships in its storied history.

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All-Time Awards at the LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Note: awards listed in order presented during banquet

Men’s All-Time Award Winners Newcomer of the Year Award 2010 – Caleb Williams 2011 – Horatio Williams Cross Country Runner of the Year Award 2010 – Cullen Doody 2011 – Richard Chautin The Kenner Day Award 2010 – Barrett Nugent 2011 – Barrett Nugent

Eye of the Tiger Award 2010 – Richard Jones 2011 – Walter Henning

Most Outstanding Field Athlete Award 2010 – Brittani Carter 2011 – Brittani Carter

L Club Captain Award 2010 – Jeremy Hicks 2011 – Walter Henning

Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award 2010 – LaTavia Thomas 2011 – Kimberlyn Duncan

The Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award 2010 – Walter Henning 2011 – Walter Henning

Academic Achievement Award 2010 – Anna Lyons 2011 – Laura Carleton

Women’s All-Time Award Winners

Eye of the Tiger Award 2010 – LaTavia Thomas 2011 – LaTavia Thomas

Most Improved Athlete Award 2010 – Zedric Thomas 2011 – Michael Lauro

Newcomer of the Year Award 2010 – Takeia Pinckney 2011 – Jasmin Stowers

The Kirt Bennett Award 2010 – Kyle Rose 2011 – Brandon Gordon

Cross Country Runner of the Year Award 2010 – Jenna Henssler 2011 – Laura Carleton

Most Outstanding Field Athlete Award 2010 – Walter Henning 2011 – Walter Henning

Academic/Athletic Accomplishment Award 2010 – Samantha Henry 2011 – Melissa Ogbourne

Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award 2010 – Trindon Holliday 2011 – Barrett Nugent

Most Improved Athlete Award 2010 – Brittany Hall 2011 – Kimberlyn Duncan

Academic Achievement Award 2010 – Rabun Fox 2011 – Kyle Rose

Community Service Award 2010 – Lauren Saucier 2011 – Lauren Saucier

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Office Lobby

Track & Field

The newly designed lobby in the LSU Track & Field office has been refurbished with custom furniture to provide a comfortable environment in which visitors can lounge while awaiting appointments with members of the LSU coaching staff. The room is complete with a newly installed high definition TV along the far wall, as well as unique graphic designs illustrating the program’s championship tradition.

OffICE

When visiting members of the LSU coaching staff on the third floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building, guests are sure to be impressed by a new-look office complex following a series of renovations completed during the summer of 2010. With a new receptionist desk in place to greet those visiting the third floor, guests are sure to be amazed by a lavished foyer, hallway and conference room that have been redesigned to serve as a showcase of the championship tradition established by LSU as one of the leading combined athletics programs in the NCAA. One cannot help but be amazed by the illustrative history that has been created to serve as a living testament to a program that has captured 31 NCAA and 49 SEC championships in its more than 100 years of existence. The LSU Track & Field offices have also been designed in such a way as to immortalize the many athletes and achievements that have helped the program flourish into what it is today. 30

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Championship Tradition When entering the lobby of the LSU Track & Field office, a visitor’s attention will immediately turn toward the dozens of championship trophies encased in protective glass that have been brought home by the Tigers and Lady Tigers from the NCAA Championships over the decades. Guests have the chance to experience LSU’s championship tradition first hand in viewing the trophies awarded to the team while winning its 31 national championships all-time.

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The Penn Relays Not only does the waiting room house many of the national championship trophies won by the Tigers and Lady Tigers over the years, but the south wall also features a graphic illustration of LSU’s participation in the Penn Relays over the past century. It documents each of LSU’s 62 individual and 63 relay winners all-time at the Penn Relays along with their winning performances.

The Timeline Before walking into the offices of any one of the six coaches currently on staff at LSU, a visitor is sure to be impressed with the timeline that has been designed in the hallway to serve as an illustrative narrative of the proud and storied history of the LSU Track & Field program. From the birth of the program in 1897, to the early exploits of Glenn “Slats” Hardin and the 1933 national championship team, to the improbable streak of 11-straight NCAA Outdoor titles won by the Lady Tigers from 1987-97, to the recent success of such greats as Xavier Carter, Richard Thompson and Trindon Holliday, the most notable accomplishments from each era of the program are documented to serve as a small tribute to the countless athletes and teams that have helped build LSU Track & Field into what it is today.

Wall of Champions And finally, as guests venture into the conference room within the LSU Track & Field office, they notice a redesigned Wall of Champions along the far wall that recognizes the best of the best to ever wear the LSU uniform. In order for an athlete to be included on LSU’s Wall of Champions, he or she must have won at least one SEC title and one NCAA title during their collegiate career, while also representing their country in competition at the Olympic Games. A total of 32 athletes have earned a spot on LSU’s Wall of Champions to date. Included are action photos of each inductee, along with their event participation from the SEC and NCAA Championships and Olympic Games.

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Track and Field

Officials association

The mission of the LSU Track & Field Officials’ Association is to provide track and field officiating expertise for all meets sanctioned by the LSU Track & Field Office. It seeks to provide all manner of support to the LSU Track & Field teams, coaches and staff to achieve and maintain excellence in the sport, and provide financial support to the LSU Track & Field program, provided all expenditures meet LSU and NCAA guidelines. In addition, the LSU Track & Field Officials’ Association seeks to promote the sport of track and field within the state of Louisiana and to encourage participation therein by the youth in the state.

2012 Officers

2012 Board of Directors

Francis Becnel President

Marijane Archibald Francis Becnel Helen Coklin John Desselles Russell Faust E.L. Gueho John Hayes Shirley Hicks Jeff Hoffman Donald Mills Delores Murray Irving “Boo” Schexnayder Paul Stelly Ray Taylor Dwight Woosley

Dwight Woosley Vice President Marijane Archibald Secretary Paul Stelly Treasurer

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1981 Goober Morse

1986 Gene Hermesch

1993-95 Jimmy Gilbert

2001-02 John Hayes

2009 E.L. Gueho

1982-83 Malcolm Bollinger

1987-89 Dean Landry

1996-97 L.J. Raymond

2003-04 Dwight Woosley

2010-11 Dwight Woosley

1984 Jimmy Gilbert

1990 Francis Furrate

1998 Dora Gilbert

2005-06 E.L. Gueho

2012 Francis Becnel

1985 Brad Myers

1991-93 Lew Carter

1999-2000 L.J. Raymond

2007-08 Dwight Woosley

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An official will be considered an “active” official during any track season in which that official works three or more days at track meets hosted by LSU, including all high school and college meets normally hosted by LSU, as well as irregular meets such as the SEC and NCAA Championships. Anyone working two days or less will be considered “inactive” for a given year. Service awards are presented based on “active” years as a member of the LSU Track & Field Officials’ Association and include 5-year and 10-year pins, 15-year and 20-year plaques and a 30-year watch. Hall of Fame eligibility is granted following 10 years of service as an “active” official.

25 Year Service Awards 1994 Paul Adams Malcolm Bollinger

1998 Mike Boyer Vernon Dugas

1995 Pete Boudreaux Simon Chaisson Jimmy Gilbert

1999 Warren Byrd Allen Conque Carol Conque

1996 Walter Banks J.C. Matthews

2001 John Desselles

1997 L.J. Matthews

2002 E.L. Gueho Bob Lewis

2003 Brad Myers

2008 Harold Newman

2004 Stewart Blue William “Chip” Sterling

2009 Ray Taylor Frank Wolfsheimer

2006 John Hayes William “Bill” Morris

2010 Lew Carter Lynn Roberts

2007 Byron Goodwin

2011 Tony Leger

LSU Track & Field Officials’ Association Hall of Fame Paul Adams Walter Banks* Francis Becnel Malcolm Bollinger* Pat Boudreaux Pete Boudreaux Mike Boyer Carol Broussard Jean Broussard Johnnie Broussard “Big Fuzz” Brown* Kirk Brown “Little Fuzz” Brown Warren Byrd Lew Carter Simon Chiasson Allen Conque Kenner Day*

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John Desselles Vernon Dugas Donald Dunbar Mary Dunbar Bruce Edwards Benny Falcon Linda Falcon Carl T. Ford Jr. J.B. Francioni* Francis Furrate Dora Gilbert* Jimmy Gilbert Byron Goodwin “Bat” Gourrier* E.L. Gueho Sherry Gueho John A. Hayes, Jr. Karen Hayes

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Tom Hickcox Jeffrey Hoffman Morty Hurston* T. Willie Hutchins* George Jones Leo LeBlanc* Tony Leger Bob Lewis Sam Losavio Mike Lyons J.C. Matthews* Terry McClure Ralph McDade* Donald Mills William “Bill” Morris “Goober” Morse* “Legs” Murphy* Brad Myers

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“Our team takes great pride in giving back to our community. We’ve been given a great opportunity at LSU, and it’s important for us to show our appreciation by giving back to a community that we all call home.” - Walter Henning

Delmont Elementary School Before competing in the LSU Alumni Gold meet on April 23, 2011, members of the LSU Track & Field teams took time out of their weekly training slate to visit student at Delmont Elementary School on Douglas Avenue in North Baton Rouge. They visited different classrooms to read and mentor students through the fifth grade while talking about the benefits of education.

Community OUTREACH

LSU student-athletes participate in a variety of community service projects including reading in schools, nursing home visits, hospital pediatric ward visits and speaking engagements.

Juvenile Diabetes Walk In the fall of 2011, members of the LSU Track & Field team took to the streets to help fight diabetes with their participation in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk on Nicholson Drive near the LSU campus. The team was in charge of handing out water to participating walkers at the water break areas while playing games and other activities with the kids.

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Helping the Homeless The Tigers and Lady Tigers volunteer their time throughout the year to help feed the homeless at an area St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelter near the LSU campus. Not only do team members help prepare the food, but they also assist the shelter in serving meals to those in need. Junior Damar Forbes (pictured above) is one of many Tigers who enjoy his time at the shelter.

Give Kids a Smile LSU Track & Field athletes Brieanna Kennedy and Lauren Saucier were among those volunteering their time on Feb. 13, 2011, as part of “Give Kids a Smile Day” at local Associates in Pediatric Dentistry as part of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Geaux Givers initiative. They helped give free teeth cleanings and dental work to children in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools who might not have the opportunity to visit the dentist.

LSU Track & Field, Habitat for Humanity are a Winning Team The LSU Track & Field program has teamed with the Baton Rouge chapter of Habitat for Humanity on multiple building projects in North Baton Rouge and the nearby community of St. Gabriel in recent years. It is a partnership that has helped transform the lives of many families within the Baton Rouge community and is sure to continue as the teams prepare for the start of the 2012 season. On July 19, 2010, members of the track and field team joined the gymnastics, soccer and swimming and diving programs in a building project on Chinn Street in North Baton Rouge, working for seven hours on such tasks as caulking, priming, painting and other interior and exterior work to prepare a site for more extensive building. Twenty-seven members of the jumps group then traveled to St. Gabriel on the morning of Oct. 11, 2010, to assist Habitat for Humanity in turning a bare slab into a fully-framed home for one local resident. Members of the middle distance and distance groups then returned to North Baton Rouge to assist in the building of a home for the Pooler family, including much needed caulking and painting of interior and exterior walls of the home.

LSU Athletes Talk Habitat for Humanity “Not only do these projects offer a way for the LSU student-athletes to give back (to the community), but they also help to enhance the relationship between the Baton Rouge community and LSU.” - Kyle Rose, LSU Pole Vaulter 2008-11

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“Habitat for Humanity is really doing great things in the community here in Baton Rouge, and I think it is great to be a part of the volunteer labor force that makes building these houses possible. We are all honored to have the chance to work with Habitat.” - Lauren Saucier, LSU Pole Vaulter 2008-11

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“This year, we have really embraced community service as a team. These building projects are definitely my favorite. Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that we are proud to work with.” - Tim Landry, LSU Distance Runner 2009-11

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University Medal

Academic SUCCESS

Three members of the LSU Track & Field program have received the University Medal as part of commencement ceremonies since 2008, recognizing students with the highest grade-point average in their graduating class. Lady Tiger distance standout Laura Carleton (pictured) is the latest to receive the University Medal after graduating with her degree in management with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA. Carleton is a junior in athletic eligibility as she is set to compete as one of the elite distance runners in the SEC during the 2012 season.

Critical to the development of a student-athlete is an adequate academic facility and capable staff to further the athlete’s progress. The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes. The staff acts as a liaison between the studentathlete and the academic communities and insures that studentathletes comply with academic rules established by the University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA. The staff also coordinates academic programs designed to assist student-athletes in acquiring a quality education. “There is no better environment for a student-athlete to compete at the highest level of our sport while receiving a world-class education than we have here at LSU. We provide our young men and women with the support they need to work toward their degree and the tools to then go out and flourish in the career path they choose.” - LSU head coach Dennis Shaver go online:

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Anna Lyons enjoyed an outstanding four-year career with the Lady Tigers as one of the elite javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference. On Aug. 7, 2009, Lyons was honored as a University Medal recipient during commencement exercises after maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA and graduating from LSU with a degree in kinesiology.

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2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll The LSU Track & Field team led all campus sports in 2011 by having 31 of its student-athletes named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for their outstanding work in the classroom. In seven seasons under Dennis Shaver, LSU Track & Field has had 216 selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. To earn SEC Academic Honor Roll honors, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or above for either the preceding academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for their collegiate career.

Men Joseph Caraway Richard Chautin Mark DeBlanc Luke Dessauer Josh Dominguez Cullen Doody Michael Florek Brandon Gordon Michael Lauro

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Marcus McGehee Aaron Moore Daniel Obioha Kyle Rose Ross Roubion Ryan Roubion Alan Sticker James Thurn Anthony Whitaker

Brianne Bergeron Laura Carleton Katie Carroll Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Abbey Karin Brieanna Kennedy Rachel Laurent

Danielle Martin Leigh-Ann Naccari Melissa Ogbourne Lindsay Roe Lauren Saucier

2011 LSU Track & Field Graduates Like Lyons, former Lady Tiger middle distance runner Lindsay Day was also a recipient of the University Medal during commencement exercises in December of 2008 when she graduated with her degree in kinesiology. Day, who was also named the LSU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, graduated with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.

Lauren Saucier Jacob Simmons Alan Sticker Samia Stokes Jonathan Thomas Jeffrey Wiggins Adam Wilcox Kenyanna Wilson Lauren Ybarzabal

Brittany Hall Reggie Haslom Armanti Hayes Tenaya Jones Liann Kellman Tim Landry Gabriel Mvumvure Ryan Penn Bris’ Robinson Kyle Rose

Kelly Baptiste Bennie Brazell Laura Carleton Brittani Carter Josh Cusimano Mark DeBlanc Josh Dominguez Ken Ehrhardt Michael Florek Rachel Fountain

Academic Center & Student Affairs Staff

Dr. Kenneth O. Miles Executive Director

Jade Bryan

Assist. Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Civic Engagement

Richard Capone

Assistant Director for Internal Operations

Derek Cowherd

Director of Academic Affairs

Stephanie Crawford Matthew Dahlke Tutorial Coordinator

Academic Advisor

Academic Support

Kydani Dover

Learning Specialist

Walt Holliday Assistant Director

The goal for each student-athlete is to reach and receive the highest-quality education and degree. The responsibility of the academic center is to oversee the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes. • Tutoring  • Career Counseling and Development • Comply with academic rules established by LSU, the SEC and NCAA

Becca Hubbard

Associate Director for Health & Wellness

Ericka Lavender

Mike Mallet

Assistant Director

Director of Student Affairs/CHAMPS Program

Sarah Moran

Assistant to the Exectutive Director

Dr. Audrey Phillips Sr. Assoc. Director for Student Learning

Jason Shaw

Academic Advisor

Jennifer Timmer

Associate Director for Student Learning

Carole Walker Associate Director

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Rabun Fox was named an ESPN The Magazine Third-Team Academic AllAmerican and an ESPN The Magazine FirstTeam Academic All-District selection in 2009 after maintaining 3.73 cumulative GPA during his career. Fox graduated from LSU with a degree in kinesiology.

LSU Track & Field’s CoSIDA Academic All-District Selections 2006 Megan Akre

Samantha Henry

Melissa Ogbourne

Aaron Moore

2007 Ryan Fontenot

Anna Lyons

Katelyn Rodrigue

Melissa Ogbourne

2010 Rachel Laurent

Alan Sticker

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2011 Laura Carleton

2009 Rabun Fox

Jenna Henssler

Rachel Laurent

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Anna Lyons

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Champions Day

White House

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President Bush congratulates LaTavia Thomas and Kelly Baptiste on the stage following his address to the team.

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President George W. Bush welcomed the national champion LSU women’s track and field team to the White House for Champions Day on Nov. 12, 2008, in honor of its victory at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The trip marked the first time since 2002 that LSU Track & Field made the distinguished trip to the nation’s capital after winning its 25th NCAA title in the program’s storied history. The teams have now combined for a total of 31 team titles at the NCAA Championships as the Tigers have won six of their own. “It’s a tremendous honor for our team to have been invited to the White House, and this is a time that I’m sure our athletes will always remember,” said LSU head coach Dennis Shaver. “I’m proud of both of our teams for what they were able to accomplish. To be honored by the President with his hospitality is a great reward for their hard work.” Among the Lady Tigers who made the trip to the White House were those who represented LSU at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which included 15 student-athletes in all. Those being honored by President Bush during the festivities were Kelly Baptiste, Angel Boyd, Juanita Broaddus, Nedra Gross, Brittany Hall, Samantha Henry, Deonna Lawrence, Andrea Linton, Brooklynn Morris, Jessica Ohanaja,

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Katelyn Rodrigue, LaTavia Thomas, Kayann Thompson, Kenyanna Wilson and Nickiesha Wilson. During the ceremony, Baptiste and Thomas presented President Bush with a wooden box that had the LSU logo and the phrase “NCAA Track & Field National Champions 2008” laser inscribed on the front, as well as “George W. Bush” and “President of the United States of America” on the inside of the top. The box contained a leather jacket specific to the LSU Track & Field team. President Bush was also presented with a purple and gold national championship baton signed by each member of the team who made the trip to the White House. Not only was the Lady Tigers’ victory at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships the 25th team title in program history, but it was also the first national championship for eight seniors who were wearing the LSU uniform for the last time. LSU ended a five-year drought with its first title since winning the team championship at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships. The 25 national championships won by the LSU women’s track and field team is more than any other women’s program in the history of collegiate athletics.

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StRength & Conditioning Opened in January of 2003, the LSU Track & Field weight room is a 2,000-square-foot facility designed for the team’s Olympic style lifting program. Just 10 short feet from Bernie Moore Track Stadium, the air conditioned facility combines function and convenience for the national champion Tigers and Lady Tigers.

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“We are excited about the opportunity to compete at the newly renovated Bernie Moore Track Stadium. With the installation of a Mondo FTX surface, the same surface used during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and complete renovation of the jumps and throws areas, our athletes now have one of the premier venues in the NCAA in which to compete.” - Dennis Shaver, Head Coach

Bernie Moore Track Stadium

Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Built - 1969 • Renovated - 2010 • Capacity - 5,680 Largest Crowd - 3,947 on June 1, 2002 (NCAA Championships)

Home OF THE CHAMPIONS The heart of any track and field program lies in its facility. LSU is fortunate enough to own one of the finest track facilities in America and the world in the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

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Photos taken in December 2010 of the offseason renovation to Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The stadium was named in 1971 after legendary head coach Bernie Moore, who guided the LSU Track & Field program for 18 years (1930-47) and led the Tigers to their first NCAA Championship in 1933, as well as 12 SEC crowns during his tenure. The Bernie Moore Track Stadium underwent an extensive $5 million renovation in 2010-11, which includes a complete resurfacing of the track, restructuring of the infield and redesign of the throws field to give the LSU teams one of the finest facilities in the country in which to compete. The track has been resurfaced with Mondo FTX, which is the same surface used in the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, China. In addition to the 400-meter oval, the infield also features a sprints and hurdles straightaway, each with nine lanes with 48 inches in width. The field event areas include two dual directional horizontal jump runways, four dual directional pole vault runways, two shot put areas with a total of six throws circles and one multi-purpose high jump area capable of having three high jump competitions at once. In addition, located at the South end of

the stadium are two javelin runways and two hammer and discus cages worthy of hosting competition for the nation’s premier throwers. In 1969, prior to its naming after Moore, the stadium was laid with a tartan surface making it one of a select few all-weather tracks in the United States and a perfect host site for many of the track world’s elite events. A sampling of these prestigious competitions include the NCAA Championships in 1973 and 1981, the 1982 TAC National Decathlon Championships, the 1982 Decathlon Dual Meet with West Germany, the 1984 SEC Championships and the 1984 TAC National Junior Olympics. Further renovations were completed at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in 1987, as $1.3 million was spent to lay the nine-lane, 400meter oval track with Rekotran in time for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In addition, the nine-lane infield straightaway -- the first of its kind in the world -- was installed. The facility’s improvements and new benefits were seen immediately as 12 NCAA meet records and three collegiate records were set at the national meet that year. With the reputation as one of the finest

track facilities in the country firmly intact, the Bernie Moore Track Stadium went on to serve as host for several more prestigious track and field events, including the 1993 National Senior Olympics and the 1993 USATF National Junior Olympics. In order to keep up with the advancements of the sport, the Bernie Moore Track Stadium once again underwent massive renovations in 1999. That year, a brand new nine-lane 400meter oval track was laid by Martin Surfacing, the makers of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic track. In addition, the stadium’s signature nine-lane infield sprint straightaway was also resurfaced. And with its latest round of renovations completed in early 2011, the Bernie Moore Track Stadium has continued in its tradition of excellence as a perfect site for competition. Most recently, LSU played host to the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 2004 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, while it is also scheduled to host the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2012.

Carl Maddox Field House Built in 1975, the Carl Maddox Field House features a 200-meter unbanked track, elevated jump runways, a variety of throwing areas and multiple high jump and vaulting areas. With a seating capacity of 3,000, the Carl Maddox Field House is an ideal place to catch LSU’s national champion track and field team in action during the indoor season.

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Bo Campbell Auditorium

COX COMMUNICATIONS

The 1,000-seat auditorium is used through the year as a classroom and lecture hall. Each seat in the auditorium has space for a laptop and a modem hookup, providing each student unlimited learning opportunities. The auditorium also contains a movie theatre size screen to aid professors with lectures and classroom activities.

Academic Center

FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES Amenities

Study Area

454,000 square feet of working space

Included in the 54,000 square feet of the Academic Center are individual study areas as well as 14 private computer rooms for student-athletes to work one-on-one with tutors or by themselves.

4300 computer workstations 414 private computer rooms in a state-of-the-art computer lab 4Additional study rooms and classrooms for private or group study 4Electronic scheduling of tutoring sessions 4A 1,000-seat auditorium for classes and lectures

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Computer Stations

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is at the forefront of today’s educational technology. Since the spring of 2009, the academic center has upgraded to more than 170 computers stations, including both PC and Mac.

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The Library

The library provides a perfect setting for individual study, or with a tutor as a group.

LSU is one of the few schools where student-athletes go through media training to enhance their communication skills. Dr. Tommy Karam and Dr. Shirley White are two experts in the field who give training sessions to student-athletes here on campus. The Academic Center features a mock press conference setting to get student-athletes acclimated to giving interviews in front of both print and electronic media. Karam and White record the mock interviews on camera and then provide feedback, allowing student-athletes to become more comfortable and confident when doing actual interviews.

Academic Center

A $15 million renovation to the Gym Armory in 2002 not only made it among the nation’s premier academic centers, but put it at the forefront. Improvements to the existing center give LSU studentathletes the best opportunity for success by providing access to the latest technology, as well as an array of expanded services.

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Athletic

TRAINING

Hydrotherapy Treatment

An integral part of rehabbing and developing LSU studentathletes is the operations center’s hot/cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill in a fully equipped Hydrotherapy room. The Broussard training center boasts the largest hydrotherapy pool in both collegiate and professional sports.

LSU boasts the largest and most complete athletic training facilities in all of collegiate athletics with both the Football Operations Center and the Broussard Center for Athletic Training in Tiger Stadium. Both are furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The Operations Center training room features a full view of the practice fields, two hot/ cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill. The Broussard Center includes an on-site x-ray room, an in-house pharmacy, as well as the largest hydrotherapy pool in both collegiate and professional sports and is one of the few collegiate training centers with a full-service pharmacy and a full-service vision center.

Broussard Athletic

Training Center The two-story, 22,000-square-foot facility contains 20 treatment tables with the newest forms of modalities available, 14 taping stations, a 1,600-square-foot rehabilitation area which contains the latest rehabilitation equipment including the Cybex Norm, Woodway treadmills and Body Master select rise equipment. LSU’s multi-million dollar athletic training facility is named in honor of Dr. Martin J. Broussard (left), the legendary trainer whose career spanned over 40 years at LSU.

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Road To Recovery

LSU is one of the top schools in the nation in getting its student-athletes back on the track in a timely manner following an injury. The training staff takes a progressive approach to injury identification and thinks “out of the box.” LSU consults with allied health professionals and uses state-of-the-art surgical procedures that give an athlete a quicker recovery time while looking out for his or her future.

Real-Time X-Rays

Rehabilitation

LSU’s Broussard Center for Athletic Training boasts some of the most technologically advanced equipment to aid the recuperation and rehabilitation of LSU’s student-athletes.

A new state-of-the-art fluoroscope was added in the summer of 2008 that will provide LSU trainers the opportunity to take x-rays on site in the Operations Center. The machine can provide real-time images of the internal structures of a patient. “The training staff at LSU does an outstanding job of getting the athletes ready to compete at the highest level of collegiate track and field. I was able to compete at the NCAA Championships each year I was here, and I owe it all to the work of our training staff in keeping me in top shape throughout my career. The relationship I shared with our trainers was an important part of my success at LSU.”

Lolo Jones 2-time World Indoor Champion 3-time NCAA Champion 11-time NCAA All-American 2001-04

Vision Center

Dr. Don Peavy conducts eye exams for LSU’s student-athletes in a convenient location in the Broussard Center for Athletic Training.

Pharmacy

Dental Center

A fully functional dental center, staffed by Dr. John Vance, is located inside the Broussard Center for Athletic Training.

The LSU Athletic Training Pharmacy is the only one of its kind in college athletics. The LSU Athletic Training Pharmacy provides the Tigers with first-class service in a convenient location.

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Shaquille O’Neal

A four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant centers in league history. O’Neal, one of the most quotable athletes on the planet, joined the long list of prominent LSU alumni when he earned his degree in general studies in December 2000. O’Neal announced his retirement from the NBA in June 2011 after a brilliant Hall of Fame career of 19 seasons.

Seimone Augustus

Seimone Augustus received her degree in 2005 after just three years at LSU and while earning NCAA Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year honors twice. She was the first pick of the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx and teamed with fellow LSU alum Sylvia Fowles to claim an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 2008.

Prominent

LSU Alumni

Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. Named the first Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, Aguirre, Jr., was the U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 2005-09.

James Carville

The president of Honduras from 1997-2001, Flores helped the nation recover after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in 1998. Flores is married to the former Mary Carol Flake, also an alumnae of LSU.

Jim Flores

Carville received both a bachelor’s degree and law degree from LSU and gained fame in the 1990s as the chief campaign strategist for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Carville also penned a best-selling memoir titled “All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President.”

Flores graduated with two bachelor’s of science degrees; one in corporate finance in 1981 and the second in petroleum land management in 1982. Flores is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Plains Exploration & Production Company.

Lod Cook

Sylvia Fowles

Cook graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1955 and then earned his Master’s degree in petro engineering in 1955. Cook served as CEO of ARCO for nine years.

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Sylvia Fowles was a two-time State Farm AllAmerican at LSU before going onto a career in the WNBA with the Chicago Sky. Fowles and Seimone Augustus became the first LSU basketball players to claim Olympic gold when they did so in 2008 for the United States.

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Dr. Larry O. Arthur - AIDS researcher.

Walter Hitesman - Former president, Reader’s

Digest.

John Ed Bradley - Sports Illustrated writer and novelist, former LSU football player.

Hubert Humphrey - U.S. vice president (1965-69).

John Breaux - U.S. Senator (1987-2005) and U.S. Congressman (1972-86) from Louisiana.

W. Vernon Jones - Senior Scientist for Suborbital Research, NASA headquarters.

Wil Calhoun - Executive Producer of television

Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball - In 2009, was sworn in as first female to serve as chief justice of Louisiana’s highest court.

sitcom “Friends.”

Cassandra Chandler - One of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s highest ranking African-American women as special agent in charge of the Norfolk Fielf office.

“Lightning Joe” Lawton Collins - Chief of Staff

LSU’s enrollment is more than 28,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students.

Delos “Kip” Knight - Vice president of marketing and brand management for eBay international.

Russell Long - U.S. Senator from Louisiana

for President Harry Truman.

(1948-87).

Bill Conti - Oscar-winning composer who has written theme music for several well-known movies, including “Rocky” and its sequels.

Ray Marshall - Secretary of Labor under President

Eric Arturo Delvalle - President of Panama

Stirling Properties, a national real estate services firm.

Mike Papajohn

Jake Lee Netterville - Chairman of the board of

The starting centerfielder on LSU’s inaugural College World Series team in 1986, Mike Papajohn today is a prominent actor in Hollywood. Papajohn was the only actor to star in four $150 million movies in the same calendar year doing so in 2009. The LSU alumnus has appeared in blockbuster films: “Spiderman,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “For the Love of the Game.”

(1985-1988).

Dr. Alexander William “Alex” Dunlap -

Current chief veterinarian for NASA who is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

A. Wright Elliott - Retired executive vice president, Chase Manhattan Bank.

Jimmy Carter.

James E. Maurin - Founding partner and CEO of

Postlethwaite and Netterville, the largest Louisianabased public accounting firm.

Edwin Newman - Longtime NBC News journalist

and author.

Carolyn Bennett Patterson - Former senior

Graves Erskine - U.S. Marine Corps General in WWII.

editor, National Geographic.

David Suarez - Architect and preservationist who

Maxime A. Faget - Designed Mercury and Gemini

J. Howard Rambin - Former CEO and Chairman of

the Board, Texaco.

restored the Washington Monument, the National Archives Building and Louisiana’s Old State Capitol.

Mary Carol Flake Flores - Former first lady of

Rex Reed - Drama critic, syndicated columnist.

Murphy “Mike” Foster, Jr. - Former governor of

Maj. Gen. Thomas Rhame - Led 1st Infantry Division against Iraq during Persian Gulf War.

Olympia Vernon – Award-winning author and recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for her debut novel, Eden.

spacecrafts.

Honduras.

Louisiana (1996-2004).

Thomas O. Ryder - Chairman of the Board, The

Kevin Griffin - Lead singer of the platinum-selling rock band “Better Than Ezra.”

Reader’s Digest Association.

Paul Groves - Award-winning tenor with the Metropolitian Opera.

European Community Affairs, which includes Sony Music, Sony Pictures and Sony Playstation.

Reinosuke Hara - Former president and CEO of

Dolores Spikes - Former President of the Southern

Seiko Instruments.

Rufus William (Bill) Harp - Television set decorator for series including “L.A. Law” and “Moonlighting.”

Frances Seghers - Senior VP of Sony Entertainment

University System and the University of MarylandEastern Shore.

Ray Strother - Author, political consultant.

Pat Hewlett - CIO of Exxon Mobil.

Rebeccca Wells - Author of the novel and film “Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”

Joanne Woodward - Academy Award-winning actress and wife of Paul Newman.

Dr. James Andrews A world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, Andrews is a 1963 graduate of LSU and a 1967 graduate of LSU Medical School. While at LSU, Andrews won the SEC indoor and outdoor titles in the pole vault.

Eddie J. Jones

David Steiner

The former president of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins franchise, the 37-year veteran of the NFL is currently a Trustee of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retirement and Disability Plan.

A 1982 LSU graduate, Steiner has served as the CEO of Waste Management since 2004. The Houston-based company is finding new ways to create energy and they are ranked among the top 200 companies in America by Fortune Magazine.

Mary L. Landrieu

Suzanne Perron

Landrieu became the first woman from Louisiana elected to a full term in the United States Senate in 1997.

A 1991 LSU graduate, Suzanne Perron is a rising star in the design world having worked with top designers Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera. Perron has designed dresses for Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay and Holly Hunter, among others.

Harry J. Longwell

Marty Sixkiller Senior Technical Director for PDI/ DreamWorks’ movies “Antz,” “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” “Madagascar” and “Over the Hedge.”

Longwell graduated from LSU in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and retired in 2004 as the Executive Vice President and Director of ExxonMobil.

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Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics

Joe Alleva LSU Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Joe Alleva continues to bring unprecedented national recognition to LSU as Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. Under Alleva’s leadership, LSU enjoys one of the country’s premier athletics programs with success on and off the field of competition. Now in his fourth season at LSU, Alleva is dedicated to athletic and academic excellence, and is committed to providing the opportunities and the resources necessary for student-athletes to excel in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Alleva joined the LSU family on April 4, 2008, after a highly successful tenure as director of athletics at Duke University for 10 years. Alleva’s role at LSU was further expanded in August of 2009 when vice chancellor was added to his title by the LSU Board of Supervisors. It is the first time in school history that the director of athletics has also held a vice chancellor position. Alleva was recently appointed to a five-year term on the prestigious NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee, reinforcing his position as one of the most respected athletic administrators in the country. Upon his arrival at LSU, Alleva unveiled a strategic master plan for the LSU athletics program -- “LSU: Thru and True” -- to ensure the advancement and future of LSU Athletics as an exemplary program. The central mission of the plan is to create an environment for student-athletes to reach their ultimate potential, prepare them to be champions in life and to set out goals and values for the entire athletics program. Alleva’s vision for LSU athletics facilities includes plans to enhance the appearance of Tiger Stadium and transform the North Stadium Drive corridor into a showplace for the university. Under his direction, LSU’s world-renowned track and field program received a state-of the-art running surface last year when a new track was installed in Bernie Moore Stadium. Extensive renovations to the Tiger soccer facility was also completed this fall, and future plans include a new gymnastics practice facility, a tennis complex, and renovations to the Maravich Center and Carl Maddox Field House. Alleva directed a major renovation to the University Club golf course that was completed in September 2010, allowing the LSU men’s and women’s golf teams to compete on one of the most challenging courses in the country. The renovated course helped prepare Tiger golfers John Peterson and Austin Ernst to win 2011 NCAA men’s and women’s individual championships, respectively, marking the first time both titles were claimed by players from the same school. The Lady Tiger golfers were third in the final team standings, marking the highest finish in LSU history. LSU Athletics completed another highly successful year in 2010-11, highlighted by a Fighting Tiger football squad that posted an 11-2 mark – including a Cotton Bowl victory – and finished the season ranked No. 8 in the nation. The 2010-11 athletic year also featured Top 5 national finishes both indoors and outdoors by the men’s and women’s track and field teams.

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In 2008-09, all 20 LSU sports competed in NCAA postseason play for the first time in school history and the Tiger baseball team won the national championship. This past year, LSU ranked second among Southeastern Conference teams in the Learfield Director’s Cup All-Sports standings and finished in the Top 20 for the sixth year in a row. Alleva ensures that the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is a first-class facility that provides student-athletes the resources necessary for success in the classroom and personal development. The facility was recently enhanced by the addition of a media training center that gives student-athletes valuable assistance in improving their communications skills. And with a strong emphasis on community service and outreach programs, the implementation under Alleva’s direction of the “Geaux Givers” program fosters a relationship between the local community and LSU student-athletes, who regularly participate in philanthropic events. In addition, Alleva has bolstered the department’s L-Club program to reach out and connect with former student-athletes. Alleva oversees a staff of outstanding coaches and he made two critical additions to LSU’s coaching staff in the off-season. He lured the dynamic Nikki Caldwell to LSU to coach the Lady Tiger basketball team and then hired Beth Torina to direct the Tiger softball program, bringing a new wealth of knowledge and passion to the LSU women’s sports program. Alleva is an innovator with bold ideas that benefit not only LSU but all of Greater Baton Rouge. He has been instrumental in the planning of the Bayou Country Superfest,

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a two-day country music concert and festival held in Tiger Stadium each spring. The event attracts nearly 100,000 visitors to the LSU campus and makes a tremendous economic impact upon the local community. Alleva has served on numerous national committees throughout his career including the Football Bowl Certification Committee, the NCAA Division I Championships/ Competition Cabinet and several Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference committees. He became director of athletics at Duke in 1998 and his impressive tenure there propelled the university into the ranks of America’s top all-around collegiate programs. Among his outstanding list of accomplishments includes the greatest 10-year period in Duke Athletics, winning more ACC and NCAA championships than in any other decade in school history. Alleva, whose hometown is Suffern, N.Y., majored in Finance at Lehigh University and received his bachelor’s degree in 1975. While at Lehigh, Alleva was the quarterback of the football team and team captain in 1974. Alleva also played on the Lehigh baseball team. He served as a graduate assistant football coach and earned an MBA in 1976. While at Duke, Alleva played a key role in Durham’s community sports scene. He started Little League Baseball in Durham over 20 years ago, and also began the American Legion baseball program. He is a member of the North Carolina American Legion Hall of Fame, Suffern High School Hall of Fame and the Rockland County Hall of Fame. Alleva and his wife, Annie, have three children, J.D., Jeff, and Jenny.

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Dr. John V. Lombardi President, Louisiana State University System

Dr. John V. Lombardi is the fifth individual to serve as the President of the Louisiana State University System. As its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lombardi oversees 11 institutions, including five academic campuses, as well as 10 public hospitals located throughout the state. He is also a Professor of History at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Dr. Lombardi was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and attended Pomona College where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Columbia University. He joined the faculty in the Department of History at Indiana University, where he later served as Dean of International Programs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1987, he became Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University. From 1990-1999, Dr. Lombardi was President of the University of Florida. Prior to his appointment as President of the LSU System, he served as Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Latin American historian, with a special interest in Venezuela. Dr. Lombardi is also one of the country’s foremost authorities in higher education, serving as Co-Editor of The Top American Research Universities. He is the author of numerous professional publications, and along with his wife, Cathryn, co-authored a teaching atlas on Latin American History. He has taught courses in history, intercollegiate sports, and university management.

Dr. John Lombardi with Mike the Tiger at the 2009 LSU Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony.

Dr. Michael V. Martin Chancellor, LSU

Dr. Michael V. Martin assumed the chancellorship of Louisiana State University and A&M College on August 1, 2008. Prior to his appointment as LSU’s eighth chancellor, Dr. Martin established a distinguished career in higher education, serving most recently as president of New Mexico State University. Before arriving at NMSU in 2004, Dr. Martin served for six years as vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, leading the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He was elevated to senior vice president of the University of Florida shortly before being selected as NMSU’s president. Previously, he was vice president for agricultural policy and the dean of the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He began his academic career at Oregon State University as a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. An academic leader dedicated to the land-grant mission, Dr. Martin is recognized as a strong voice for higher education. In 2007, he received the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Award, named after the author of the bill creating land-grant universities, which honors outstanding service on behalf of the land-grant mission. Only six individuals have been designated to receive this award since it was first given in 1980. For his leadership in improving the quality of life for New Mexico citizens and future generations, he was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Leadership Award by Leadership New Mexico. Other recent awards include his recognition as a powerbroker by The New Mexico Business Weekly in 2006, being named Outstanding Alumnus of Minnesota State University Mankato in 2006, and receiving the NMSU Social Justice Award in 2005. Dr. Martin is involved in a wide array of professional and community organizations and activities. An active scholar, Dr. Martin has authored numerous book chapters and articles for academic journals, trade publications, and the popular press and recently published pieces for The Chronicle of Higher Education and University Business. Some of his philosophy is summed up in the following quote: “It is the tradition of land-grant universities to be non-traditional,” written as part of a 2001 article titled “The Land-Grant University in the 21st Century,” published in the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. He traced the history of the land-grant movement from the mid-1800s and concluded that “the fundamental land-grant principles of accessibility, practical as well as classical education, research and discovery in the public interest, and connectedness to all the people remain powerful and profound.” A native of Crosby, Minn., Dr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics and a master’s degree in economics at Mankato State College (Minnesota State University) in Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977. Dr. Martin and his wife, Jan, have two children, both adopted from South Korea. Amanda, a

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Dr. Michael V. Martin speaks with LSU Baseball head coach Paul Mainieri prior to a game last spring. graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a graphic artist in Saint Paul, Minn. Sam, who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s from Sarah Lawrence College, is a genetics counselor at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.

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2012 Men’s Season Preview

Balanced Attack

Barrett Nugent

Tigers mix balance and firepower in championship formula As the Tigers look to join the national championship race again in 2012, eight All-Americans return to the squad this spring to provide the team with the depth and talent it will need to compete against the nation’s best programs at the NCAA Championships. In fact, the Tigers feature one of the more balanced rosters in the country with at least one All-American returning in four event areas, including the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws. With defending NCAA champion Barrett Nugent teaming with 2011 NCAA Outdoor runnerup Damar Forbes and fellow All-Americans Ade Alleyne-Forte, Riker Hylton, Michael Lauro, Robert Simmons, Keyth Talley and Caleb Williams, this year’s squad features a host of returning firepower and an infusion talent with one of the nation’s top recruiting classes that is sure to lead LSU to pinnacle of college track and field again in 2012. Sprints/Relays The foundation of the LSU Track & Field program has been built on its success in the sprints and relays as the Tigers feature one of the more talented squads each year in their quest for a national championship. That is certainly evident again this season as the Tigers feature five All-Americans providing the scoring punch needed to compete for championships again in 2012. Senior standout Riker Hylton emerged as one of the world’s top young 400-meter runners with his performance a year ago as he followed the collegiate season by capturing the Jamaican title in the event while setting a lifetime personal record of 45.30 seconds in the 400-meter final at the 2011 Jamaican National Senior Championships held in Kingston. That improbable race to the finish earned Hylton a trip to Daegu, South Korea, to compete at the IAAF

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World Championships in Athletics for the first time in his career, where he helped lead Jamaica to a bronze medal with his performance in the 4x400-meter relay. Hylton, who was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter dash both indoors and outdoors in 2011, is the NCAA’s No. 4-ranked returning quartermiler for his senior season as he is a strong All-America candidate in the event this spring. Joining Hylton to form one of the NCAA’s deepest stables of 400-meter runners this year are seniors Ade AlleyneForte and Robert Simmons and junior Caleb Williams. Williams has proven himself as one of the nation’s top quartermilers during his collegiate career as he recorded PRs of 46.08 to rank No. 5 indoors and 45.61 to rank No. 9 outdoors on LSU’s all-time performance list in the 400-meter dash. After earning a 10th-place finish nationally at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a freshman in 2010, Williams nearly reached All-America status indoors again as a sophomore in 2011 with his 12th-place finish at the NCAA meet. He also competed outdoors at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the secondstraight season. Simmons is a former NCAA Indoor All-American in his own right who captured the SEC Indoor crown and took fourth place nationally in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor meet as a freshman in 2009. He has recorded PRs of 46.22 indoors and 45.84 outdoors during his career at LSU to rank among the nation’s leading performers in the 400meter dash. That depth has earned LSU the label as a national championship contender in the 4x400-meter relay this season as Simmons (46.46), Alleyne-Forte (45.21), Williams (44.53) and Hylton (44.88)

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teamed to run the second-fastest time in program history in the national final a year ago at 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds to finish runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. It is a run that ranks second in school history only to the collegiate record of 2:59.59 set by the Tigers in 2005. LSU finished as the national runner up to Texas A&M, which must find replacements for three of its four legs that won the NCAA Outdoor title with a time of 3:00.62. Senior Keyth Talley is sure to lead LSU’s group of short sprinters following his junior year in 2011 in which he advanced to the national semifinal in the 200-meter dash and ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that earned All-America honors with fourth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He was also part of the foursome that clocked a 2011 seasonal-best time of 38.77 en route to a Penn Relays championship. Talley owns personal bests of 6.68 in the 60 meters, 10.35 in the 100 meters, and 20.78 in the 200 meters in the wake of his All-American junior campaign with the Tigers a year ago. The pool for LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team will be deep again this year as it returns such standouts as junior national champion hurdler Barrett Nugent, who has run the leadoff leg for the Tigers at the NCAA Championships in each of the last three seasons. And the Tigers are ready for the emergence of redshirt sophomore Rynell Parson as an All-America threat in the 100 meters as he clocked a 2011 seasonal best of 10.28 after sitting out with an injury as a true freshman back in 2010. Parson owns a 100-meter PR of 10.23 that he set as a high school sophomore in 2007. The Tigers are also excited to welcome the nation’s No. 1-ranked dual

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sprinter at the prep level for the Class of 2011 as Homewood, Ala., product Aaron Ernest is set to make his collegiate debut in 2012. Ernest signed with wind-legal PRs of 10.33 in the 100-meter dash and 20.72 in the 200-meter dash as one of the nation’s leading prep prospects in each event. Hurdles After finishing as the NCAA runner up in his two previous appearances at the NCAA Championships, Nugent struck gold for the first time in his collegiate career with an upset victory in the national final of the 110-meter hurdles held at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Nugent finished runner-up to national champion Andrew Riley of Illinois in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships and the 60-meter hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships before lining up as a favorite to challenge for his first NCAA title as an LSU Tiger during the 2011 outdoor season. And Nugent again played an underdog role after drawing Lane 8 as the No. 7 seed following the semifinal round. But it was Nugent who crossed the finish line as the 2011 NCAA Outdoor champion with his wind-aided run of 13.28 as he edged Riley (13.33w) at the tape to take the title. His victory snapped a 24-year drought as he became LSU’s first national champion in the 110 hurdles since a gold-medal winning performance by former Tiger Eric Reid during the 1987 season. While preparing to wrap up a brilliant collegiate career as a senior in 2012, Nugent has already solidified his position as the most decorated sprint hurdler in the history of the LSU Track & Field

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Riker Hylton program as a seven-time NCAA AllAmerican and school-record holder in the 60 hurdles (7.60) and 110 hurdles (13.35). Not only did Nugent capture his first career NCAA title in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior a year ago, but he also defended the SEC Outdoor crown he first won in 2010 as he showed once again to be the class of the Southeastern Conference. Nugent has captured three league titles over the past two seasons in addition to his performance at the NCAA Championships. The Tigers will again look to Nugent to score big points in championship action this year as they are sure to contend for SEC and NCAA championships. He is sure to contend for national titles of his own in the sprint hurdles once again during the 2012 campaign. Middle Distance/Distance The Tigers have built a strong tradition in the middle distance events under the direction of assistant head coach Mark Elliott, and they will compete in 2012 with a youthful squad of 800meter runners led by sophomore Keith Griffith and freshman Quincy Downing. A native of Burlington, N.J., Griffith actually split his time between the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run during his freshman campaign a year ago while competing in each event at the SEC Championships in 2011. Griffith made his debut for the Tigers competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds while lining up in the 400 meters. He set personal bests of 47.89 indoors and 47.32 outdoors during his rookie season with the Tigers. Griffith signed with the Tigers as one of the elite middle distance recruits in the Northeast with a personal record of 1:52.94 in the 800 meters during his prep career. Downing is an elite middle distance prospect in his own right following his prep career at Glenville High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he established personal records of 47.77 in the 400 meters and 1:51.99 in the 800 meters. Downing set his 800-meter PR in winning the event title at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Track & Field Trials to qualify for the IAAF World Youth Championships. Downing has earned experience competing at the highest levels of youth track and field following

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starts at such events as the USA Junior Championships and New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Jumps After qualifying for the national final in the long jump at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Tiger standout Damar Forbes leaped into the record book on his fourth attempt of the competition as he shattered his own personal best and joined the 27-foot club by soaring 27 feet, 0 inches into the pit with one of the more impressive performances by an LSU Tiger during the four-day meet in Des Moines, Iowa, a year ago. That performance earned Forbes his first career All-America accolade as the sophomore finished as the NCAA runnerup and within six inches of taking home his first career NCAA title. He became the first Tiger since John Moffitt in 2004 to eclipse the 27-foot mark in the long jump with the No. 3-ranked mark on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event. But Forbes did not stop there as he made his debut at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics while finishing in 20th place overall in the event held in Daegu, South Korea, competing for Jamaica. Forbes, who nearly earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor meet, ended his sophomore season as the No. 18-ranked long jumper worldwide for the 2011 campaign. Forbes, who hails from Decatur, Ga., will compete this spring as a national championship contender in the long jump while leading the Tiger jumpers in 2012. Joining Forbes as part of a talented jumps group is All-American hopeful Kyron Blaise of Toco, Trinidad & Tobago. In his first season competing with the Tigers in 2011, Blaise was an NCAA Championship qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump as one of the top performers in the country during his junior season. Blaise nearly earned his first career All-America honor in his NCAA debut as he finished in ninth place in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a junior in 2011. He added a 12th-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor meet before competing for LSU

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Damar Forbes in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to wrap up the collegiate season. He posted a lifetime PR of 53-8 ¼ in the triple jump during his first season with the program a season ago. The Tigers also feature a pair of All-SEC pole vaulters this season as they welcome back the likes of senior Marcus McGehee and junior Thomas Reinecke to the squad in 2012. McGehee returns for his final season of indoor eligibility after capturing AllSEC honors a year ago with a runnerup finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor meets for his first and second career all-conference performances. While also making his NCAA debut with the Tigers, McGehee cleared PRs of 17-7 ½ indoors and 17-7 ¾ outdoors to highlight the event in 2011 for the Tigers. Reinecke, the 2010 SEC Indoor runner-up, owns a lifetime PR of 17-0. The Tigers feature two other 17-foot pole vaulters in junior Joseph Caraway (17-0 ¾) and freshman Andreas Duplantis (17-2), as well as one of the nation’s premier high jump prospects in the Class of 2011 in Cecilia, La., native William LeBlanc (6-11). Throws The 2011 season saw the end of an era as Walter Henning wrapped up his collegiate career as arguably the greatest thrower in the storied history of the LSU Track & Field program. After sweeping NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor titles in the weight throw and hammer throw as a junior in 2010, Henning defended his crown with a repeat national title in the weight throw in his senior season before capturing a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships a year ago. In three seasons with the Tigers from 2009-11, Henning won three NCAA titles and took home six All-America honors from the NCAA Championships as the unquestioned leader of the LSU men’s track and field team. He also posted an unbeaten record against SEC competition with a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in each of his three seasons in Baton Rouge. Henning also wrapped up his collegiate career as the school-record holder with top marks of 78-1 in the weight throw and 239-5 in the hammer throw as an LSU Tiger.

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Despite Henning’s departure, the Tigers are poised contend in the throws once again at the NCAA Championships as they are led by the likes of senior AllAmerican Michael Lauro as a standout in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors. Lauro proved himself as one of the nation’s leading hammer throwers as a junior a season ago while earning an AllAmerican sixth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, setting a personal record of 221-3 in his series at the national meet. But he didn’t stop there as he raised his hammer PR to 223-0 in a win at Hammerama 2011 in his home state of Rhode Island during the summer. In addition, Lauro nearly earned All-SEC honors in the hammer throw with his fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships. Lauro also made an NCAA Championships appearance during the indoor season with his performance in the weight throw as he nearly scored for the Tigers with an 11th-place finish in the event in his second-straight NCAA Indoor appearance in the event. He did establish a PR of 70-7 in the weight throw en route to an All-SEC second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships, while earning automatic qualification into the national meet. The Tigers are also led in the throws by All-SEC javelin standout Aaron Moore of nearby Mandeville, La. Moore, who established a personal best of 228-6 in the javelin as a junior in 2011 as one of the nation’s leading performers, is a threetime NCAA Championships qualifier with his event and a former SEC runner-up during his sophomore season in 2010. Other SEC scorers returning to the squad this season include senior Ryan Roubion in the javelin and junior Daniel Obioha in the discus. Roubion has set a PR of 210-10 with SEC finishes of fifth place in 2009 and eighth place in 2011. Obioha recorded a PR of 167-9 for seventh place in the discus at the SEC Championships a season ago. The Tigers also welcome a pair of standout recruits from the Class of 2011 to solidify the depth of the throws group as freshmen Rodney Brown of Chappell Hill, Texas, and Jeremy Tuttle of Sierra Vista, Ariz., will make their collegiate debuts this season.

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Kimberlyn Duncan

lady tigers ready for championship run in 2012 After earning a pair of third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships while capturing a season sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles during the 2011 season, the Lady Tigers are primed for another championship run as they return 10 All-Americans that will provide the foundation for one of the nation’s most talented teams this spring. Like the men’s team, the Lady Tigers feature a balanced squad with All-Americans returning in four different event areas, including the sprints, hurdles, jumps and middle distance events. When that experience combines with the No. 6-ranked recruiting class in the country by Track & Field News, it is easy to see why the Lady Tigers will surely join the national championship race again in 2012. Sprints/Relays The Lady Tigers have built the success of their program on developing the nation’s premier sprinters at the collegiate level year in and year out, and there is no doubt that their national championship aspirations in 2012 rest upon the foundation of the NCAA’s most talented sprint squad that returns six AllAmericans scoring 28.5 points during the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa. Junior Kimberlyn Duncan is the leader of the group as arguably the top athlete returning to the collegiate ranks for the 2012 season. Duncan emerged as one of the world’s top sprinters as a sophomore while sweeping NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor championships in the 200-meter dash while setting personal records of 22.78 indoors and 22.24 outdoors a year ago. A native of Katy, Texas, Duncan was the scoring champion of the NCAA Outdoor meet a year ago while totaling 20.5 points for the Lady Tigers. Not only did she sprint to the finish

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line with a personal record of 22.24 to take the 200-meter title, but she also recorded a wind-legal PR of 11.09 to finish as the NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash before anchoring the Lady Tigers to a national title in the 4x100-meter relay. That is when she teamed with Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Rebecca Alexander in the final to run the eighthfastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 en route to the NCAA crown. That performance earned Duncan the distinction as a finalist for The Bowerman, which is collegiate track and field’s equivalent to football’s Heisman Trophy. And the Lady Tigers are as strong as ever as the preseason favorites to defend their crown in the 4x100-meter relay. Both Alexander and Hackett return from LSU’s winning relay foursome from a season ago, while sophomore All-American Takeia Pinckney looks to return to form in the wake of a 2011 season in which she was sidelined with a hamstring injury. Rising sophomore star Toshika Sylvester will also add depth the LSU’s sprint relay pool this spring. Hackett earned four All-America honors in her first season with the Lady Tigers last year while setting PRs of 7.22 in the 60 meters, 11.17 in the 100 meters and 22.84 in the indoor 200 meters as a junior in 2011. The reigning SEC 100meter champion added five All-SEC honors for her performance in winning the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the top individual point scorer at the SEC Outdoor Championships and being named the SEC Outdoor Runner of the Year. Alexander was an NCAA Championship qualifier in the 200-meter dash both indoors and outdoors in her first season with the Lady Tigers a season ago while setting an impressive lifetime PR of 22.96 during the indoor season. She also competed in the 400-meter dash while running her PRs of 53.03 indoors and 53.17

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outdoors in the event. Pinckney is hoping to recapture the All-America form she displayed as a true freshman in 2010 when she was the fourth-place finisher in the 100-meter final at the NCAA meet. She boasts personal bests of 7.24 in the 60 meters, 11.26 in the 100 meters and 23.32 in the 200 meters. In addition, the Lady Tigers are sure to contend for All-America honors in the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay this season as they feature a deep stable of quartermilers. The Lady Tigers return all four legs from their mile relay team that earned AllAmerica honors with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships a year ago as Alexander (53.24), senior Cassandra Tate (51.50), junior Latoya McDermott (53.35) and senior Jonique Day (52.29) teamed to run 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds in the national final. Day, McDermott and Siedda Herbert were also NCAA Championships qualifiers in the open 400 meters outdoors last season. A pair of highly-touted freshmen will also look to crack the lineup in the mile relay as St. Louis natives Montenae Roye-Speight (53.62) and Kendra White (53.72) joined the LSU program among the nation’s premier 400-meter recruits in the Class of 2011. Hurdles While the Lady Tigers are sure to score most of their points in the sprints and relays as they compete for SEC and NCAA championships again this spring, they will also pack a punch in the hurdle events as perhaps the only team in the country to feature national title contenders in both the sprint hurdles and intermediate hurdles during the 2012 season. Tate has solidified her position among the elite 400-meter hurdlers in the NCAA with her performance over the past two seasons, dropping her personal record to

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55.99 in the semifinals en route to her first career NCAA finals appearance in the event a year ago. A senior from Hammond, La., Tate spent much of her freshman and sophomore seasons with the Lady Tigers as a long sprinter while splitting her time outdoors between the 200 meters and 400 meters before being introduced to the 400-meter hurdles by head coach Dennis Shaver as a sophomore in 2010. She responded by earning the SEC Outdoor crown in the event in her debut at the conference meet before advancing as far as the national semifinals during the postseason. Tate took her performance to another level as a junior in 2011 as she again earned herself an All-SEC selection with a runnerup finish in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Championships before advancing to the final at the NCAA Championships for the first time as a Lady Tiger. The 2011 season also saw the emergence of one of the nation’s premier sprint hurdlers as true freshman Jasmin Stowers captured All-America honors while sweeping SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles to highlight a historic rookie campaign with the Lady Tigers. Stowers certainly showed the potential that earned her the reputation as the No. 1-ranked prep hurdles recruit in the country for the Class of 2010 out of the gate with an All-America effort in her NCAA Championships debut during the 2011 indoor season. After racing to a personal best of 8.12 in the 60-meter hurdles with her victory at the SEC Championships, Stowers picked up an All-America selection with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Stowers carried that momentum into the outdoor season as she became the first freshman in program history to be crowned the SEC Outdoor champion in the 100-meter hurdles, setting an impressive

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Laura Carleton wind-legal personal record of 12.88 in the conference final. Former junior college national champion Shanekia Hall solidifies the squad’s depth in the sprint hurdles after transferring to LSU from Essex County College as part of the Class of 2011. Hall captured back-to-back NJCAA Indoor titles in the 60 hurdles in 2010 and 2011 and the NJCAA Outdoor crown in the 100 hurdles in 2011. She set PRs of 8.37 in the 60 hurdles and 13.80 in the 100 hurdles at ECC. Middle Distance/Distance The Lady Tigers have produced some of the nation’s leading performers in the middle distance events in recent years, and they are sure to contend for postseason recognition once again in 2012 as Hempstead, N.Y., native Charlene Lipsey returns for her junior season to lead the team as one of the NCAA’s emerging stars in the 800-meter run. Lipsey, who signed with the Lady Tigers as the No. 1-ranked 800-meter recruit in the country for the Class of 2009, earned her first career All-America honor as a sophomore in 2011 with her fourth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. With an impressive run in her first career national final, Lipsey set a lifetime personal record of 2:03.73 to take fourth place in the strongest field she has faced as a Lady Tiger. Lipsey is now a seasoned veteran with three NCAA Championships appearances in a pair of fruitful seasons in Baton Rouge as she is a strong All-America contender again this spring. While Lipsey will lead the Lady Tigers in the middle distance events, fellow junior Laura Carleton returns to lead the squad in the longer distances following a 2011 campaign in which she competed in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in her first career NCAA Championships appearance. Carleton is certainly one of the top returning performers in the SEC after earning a pair of sixth-place finishes at the SEC Championships while running the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors. That’s where she established new personal bests with top times of 4:51.94 in the mile and 4:23.21 in the 1,500 meters in helping the Lady Tigers sweep SEC team titles a season ago.

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The Lady Tigers are also excited to add prep standout Samantha Levin to the program for the 2012 season as she signed with LSU as one of the premier 800-meter recruits in the country for the Class of 2011. A product of Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Levin ended her prep career ranked No. 2 nationally in her graduating class with a PR of 2:06.74. Jumps/Multis While the Lady Tigers have built a strong tradition in the jumps featuring some of the NCAA’s premier performers to compete at the collegiate level, perhaps no single unit on the team has been most affected by graduation and attrition following the 2011 season. Brittani Carter wrapped up a brilliant career as the most decorated high jumper in the history of the Lady Tiger program while earning five All-America honors and capturing back-to-back SEC Indoor titles in the event. Melissa Ogbourne also exhausted her eligibility after winning a pair of All-America honors in the triple jump during her four-year tenure in Baton Rouge. The Lady Tigers will also compete this season without the services of long jump standout Jen Clayton, who elected to transfer following her freshman campaign after winning the SEC Indoor title and earning an All-SEC second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet in 2011. But returning to lead the group as a senior in 2012 is pole vault star Rachel Laurent, a three-time All-American and five-time All-SEC performer in her own right as one of the NCAA’s leading performers during her collegiate career. She displayed her All-America form a season ago while taking seventh place nationally in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and earning AllSEC honors with runner-up finishes at the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor meet. Laurent shattered her own outdoor school record in the pole vault as a junior in 2011 with a seasonal-best clearance of 14 feet, 3 ¼ inches in a third-place finish overall at the Texas Relays. She also owns an indoor school record of 14-3 ½ set as a sophomore in 2010. Sophomore Lynnika Pitts returns as the most versatile member of the LSU jumps crew as she set personal records of 5-8 in the high jump, 19-6 ¾ in the long jump

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Rachel Laurent and 41-0 ½ in the triple jump during her rookie campaign with the Lady Tigers a year ago. She earned SEC All-Freshman honors as the top freshman performer in the high jump and triple jump at the SEC Championships while scoring eight points in conference action in her first collegiate season. Joining Pitts in the horizontal jumps is junior Brittany Porter, who enters the 2012 season as the team’s leader in the long jump with a PR of 20-7 ¼. Porter is a twotime NCAA qualifier after competing at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in each of the last two seasons. The Lady Tigers are also poised to make an impact in the multi-events at the SEC and the NCAA levels with the signing of the nation’s No. 1-ranked prep heptathlete in Alex Gochenour of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Labeled by Track & Field News as one of seven “Prize Recruits” signed for the Class of 2011, Gochenour rose to national prominence in 2010 with a gold-medal winning performance in the heptathlon at the USA Junior Championships while setting her personal-best score of 5,300 points. She then made her debut for the United States at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Strengthening the Lady Tigers in the jumps and multi-events are Southeastern University Louisiana transfer Lacey Sanchez in the pole vault and freshman multi-events prospect Kaitlyn Moreau in both the pentathlon and heptathlon. Sanchez is a former Southland Conference pole vault champion in her time at SLU with a lifetime PR of 13-1 ½. Throws The Lady Tigers feature a deep throws group this spring that blends youth and experience in a recipe that is sure to impact the their postseason fortunes while entering the season among the favorites to contend for SEC and NCAA titles in 2012. Samia Stokes and Brieanna Kennedy are a pair of seniors with All-SEC and AllAmerica aspirations leading a talented group of underclassmen that includes sophomores Karen Henning and Annie Simoneaux and prized recruit Tori Bliss as one of the nation’s heralded freshman. Perhaps no Lady Tiger improved her performance in the throws over the course of the 2011 season quite like Kennedy, who

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made her first career appearance in the national semifinal of the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Kennedy actually enjoyed arguably her best meet in three years as a Lady Tiger at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds while establishing personal records in both the discus (159-0) and hammer (191-3) during the event. Kennedy stepped up her performance during the championship season while claiming her best career finish in conference action with a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships. Her five points helped the Lady Tigers complete the 2011 season sweep of SEC team titles with their fourth SEC Outdoor crown in five seasons. Stokes, the 2010 SEC Outdoor discus champion, also scored five points for the team with a fourth-place finish in her specialty at the SEC Outdoor meet a season ago. Stokes owns personal bests of 176-3 in the hammer and 177-11 in the discus throws, and is a former NCAA semifinalist in the discus event during her collegiate career. Henning and Simoneaux also return to the squad as sophomores in 2012 in the wake of strong freshman campaigns as scorers for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships. In 2011, Simoneaux finished as the SEC Outdoor bronze medalist in the javelin with a PR of 151-3 at the conference meet. Henning added a fifth-place finish in the hammer at the conference meet before raising her PR to 184-5 in a silver-medal winning effort at the USA Junior Championships. The Lady Tigers are also excited to welcome arguably the nation’s top throws recruit this season as Bliss is set to make her collegiate debt during the 2012 campaign. Bliss signed with the Lady Tigers as the No. 1-ranked shot putter at the prep level in 2011 after posting a lifetime PR of 50-9 1/2 in the event in her final outdoor season at Portage High School in Portage, Ind. Bliss, who actually eclipsed the 50-foot mark in the shot put five times for her senior season, was named the 2011 Indiana Gatorade Girl’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year while also defending her New Balance Outdoor Nationals gold medal a year ago.

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Ade Alleyne-Forte Shermund Allsop Kyron Blaise Rodney Brown Joseph Caraway Richard Chautin Roger Cooke Philip Dempsey Cullen Doody Quincy Downing Andreas Duplantis Courtney Edwards Aaron Ernest Richard Fisher Damar Forbes Brandon Gordon Earnest Green Keith Griffith Ben Guarisco Riker Hylton Jaora Johnson Geno Jones Michael Lauro William LeBlanc Phillip LeBlanc Vincent LeDuff Marcus McGehee Aaron Moore Bryan Mutell Daniel Nally Barrett Nugent Daniel Obioha Rynell Parson Philip Primeaux Thomas Reinicke Bradley Robeson Ryan Roubion Trevor Sansone Robert Simmons Keyth Talley James Thurn Jeremy Tuttle Chris Watson Anthony Whitaker William Wiesler Caleb Williams

Sprints Sprints Jumps Throws Pole Vault Distance Distance Distance Distance Middle Distance Pole Vault Hurdles Sprints Middle Distance Jumps Jumps Jumps Middle Distance Sprints Sprints Pole Vault Sprints Throws Jumps Throws Sprints Pole Vault Throws Distance Distance Hurdles Throws Sprints Distance Pole Vault Distance Throws Sprints Sprints Sprints Hurdles Throws Pole Vault Sprints Distance Sprints

5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-7 6-1 5-8 5-9 6-0 5-7 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-6 5-8 5-9 6-5 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-7 6-1 6-1 5-8 5-8 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-8 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-9

Sr./Sr. So./So. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. Sr./Sr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. Jr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Sr./Sr. So./So. Jr./So. Sr./Sr. Jr./So. So./So. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./So. Sr./Gr. Jr./Sr. So./Fr. So./So. Sr./Sr. So./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Sr./Sr. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr. So./So. Jr./Jr. So./So. Jr./Jr.

3L/3L SQ/SQ 1L/1L HS/HS 2L/2L 3L/3L SQ/SQ HS/HS SQ/SQ HS/HS HS/HS SQ/SQ HS/HS SQ/SQ 2L/2L SQ/SQ 1L/1L 1L/1L SQ/SQ 1L/1L SQ/SQ 1L/1L 3L/3L HS/HS SQ/1L SQ/SQ 3L/3L SQ/3L SQ/RS TR/TR 3L/3L 1L/1L 2L/1L HS/HS 2L/2L RS/RS SQ/3L HS/HS 3L/3L 1L/1L SQ/1L HS/HS SQ/SQ SQ/SQ SQ/SQ 2L/2L

San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago (St. Stephens HS) Plaisance Garden, Trinidad & Tobago (Queen’s Royal College) Toco, Trinidad & Tobago (Toco Composite School/South Plains) Chappell Hill, Texas (Navasota HS) Lacassine, La. (Lacassine HS) Arnaudville, La. (Beau Chene HS) Glen Allen, Va. (Hermitage HS) Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen Catholic HS) Arabi, La. (Jesuit HS) Dayton, Ohio (Glenville HS) Lafayette, La. (Lafayette HS) Fort Knox, Ky. (Fort Knox HS) New Orleans, La. (Homewood HS) West Berlin, N.J. (Holy Cross HS) Decatur, Ga. (Martin Luther King Jr. HS) Plaquemine, La. (Plaquemine HS) Chicago, Ill. (St. Rita HS/Illinois) Burlington, N.J. (Florence Township Memorial HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS) Linstead, Jamaica (St. Jago HS/Essex CC) Gray, La. (Vandebilt Catholic HS) Freeport, Bahamas (Bishop Michael Eldon HS) Providence, R.I. (Classical HS/Rhode Island) Cecilia, La. (Cecilia HS) Rayne, La. (Notre Dame HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS) Ethel, La. (Silliman Institute) Mandeville, La. (Fontainebleau HS) Mandeville, La. (Mandeville HS) New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS/Birmingham-Southern) Maurice, La. (North Vermillion HS) New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS) San Antonio, Texas (John Paul Stevens HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS) Lake Charles, La. (St. Louis Catholic HS) Pompano Beach, Fla. (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS/Santa Fe) Destrehan, La. (Brother Martin HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Central HS) Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Hightower HS) Round Rock, Texas (Manor HS/North Texas) Cicero, N.Y. (Paul V. Moore HS/Buffalo) Sierra Vista, Ariz. (Buena HS) Houma, La. (Vandebilt Catholic HS) Houston, Texas (Houston Christian HS) Cooper City, Fla. (Archbishop McCarthy HS) Houma, La. (H.L. Bourgeois HS)

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Andria Aguilar Laura Aleman Rebecca Alexander Brianne Bergeron Tori Bliss Laura Carleton Katie Carroll Jonique Day Christine Derbins Kimberlyn Duncan Danielle Garcia-Arnold Alex Gochenour Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Semoy Hackett Shanekia Hall Karen Henning Siedda Herbert Denise Hinton Brieanna Kennedy Rachel Laurent Samantha Levin Charlene Lipsey Danielle Martin Latoya McDermott Michelle Mobley Kaitlyn Moreau Leigh-Ann Naccari Takeia Pinckney Lynnika Pitts Brittany Porter Lindsay Roe Laura Rose Montenae Roye-Speight Lacey Sanchez Annie Simoneaux Samia Stokes Jasmin Stowers Toshika Sylvester Cassandra Tate Kendra White

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Metairie, La. (Mount Carmel Academy) Harahan, La. (Dominican HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Belaire HS/Southwest Mississippi CC) Houma, La. (H.L. Bourgeois HS) Portage, Ind. (Portage HS) Lake Charles, La. (St. Louis HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Trinity Episcopal HS/Miami) St. Mary, Jamaica (St. Jago HS/Essex CC) Covington, La. (Mandeville HS) Katy, Texas (Cypress Springs HS) Spring, Texas (Klein Oak HS) Missouri Valley, Iowa (Logan Magnolia Senior HS) Reedsburg, Wis. (Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls) Reedsburg, Wis. (Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls) Scarborough, Trinidad & Tobago (Bishop’s HS/Lincoln University) Kingston, Jamaica (St. Hugh HS/Essex CC) Kings Park, N.Y. (St. Anthony’s HS) Port Allen, La. (Port Allen HS) Peachtree City, Ga. (McIntosh HS) Newark, Del. (Caravel Academy) Houma, La. (Vandebilt Catholic HS) St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins HS) Hempstead, N.Y. (Hempstead HS) Chalmette, La. (Chalmette HS) Kingston, Jamaica (St. Andrew HS) Ponchatoula, La. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) Lafayette, La. (Carencro HS) Kenner, La. (Mt. Carmel Academy) Atlanta, Ga. (Columbia HS) Prairieville, La. (East Ascension HS) Decatur, Ga. (Towers HS) Houston, Texas (Lamar HS) New Orleans, La. (Mount Carmel Academy) St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins HS) Baton Rouge, La. (St. Michael HS/Southeastern Louisiana) Rayne, La. (Rayne HS) Tempe, Ariz. (Corona Del Sol HS/Mesa CC) Pendleton, S.C. (Pendleton HS) Braithwaite, La. (Phoenix HS) Hammond, La. (Loranger HS) St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North HS)

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2012 Men’s NCAA Indoor Qualifying Standards AUTOMATIC Event FAT MT

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7:55.00 7:52.30

7:54.7 7:52.0

13:48.40 13:48.1 13:44.60 13:44.3 3:10.50 3:10.2 3:08.90 3:08.6 3:06.50 3:06.2 3:11.70 3:10.10 3:07.70

3:11.4 3:09.8 3:07.4

9:34.00 9:33.7 9:31.00 9:30.7 9:35.50 9:32.50

9:35.2 9:32.2

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7-4 1/4 (2.24) 18-0 1/2 (5.50) 26-3 (8.00) 53-5 3/4 (16.30) 63-6 (19.35) 70-6 1/2 (21.50) 5,750 points

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2012 Women’s NCAA Indoor Qualifying Standards 55 Meters 60 Meters 55-Meter Hurdles 60-Meter Hurdles 200 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 400 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 800 Meters# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3,000 Meters# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 5,000 Meters# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 1,600-Meter Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay-Meters# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay-Yards# (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)*

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53.3 53.0 52.3

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2:05.2 2:04.2

4:38.90 4:37.00

4:38.6 4:36.7

9:13.00 9:10.00

9:12.7 9:09.7

16:02.00 16:01.7 15:57.00 15:56.7 3:38.00 3:36.80 3:34.00

3:37.7 3:36.5 3:33.7

3:39.20 3:38.00 3:35.20

3:38.9 3:37.7 3:34.9

11:09.40 11:03.50

11:07.1 11:03.2

11:10.90 11:07.00

11:10.6 11:06.7

@ Qualifying times attained at altitude of 6,000 feet and above, add .04 seconds. Times attained at altitude of 3,000-5,999 feet, add .02 seconds.

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6-0 3/4 (1.85) 14-3 1/4 (4.35) 21-2 (6.45) 43-7 3/4 (13.30) 56-5 1/4 (17.20) 68-10 3/4 (21.00) 4,150 points

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Drake Stadium • Drake University Des Moines, Iowa • June 6-9, 2012 Photo courtesy of Drake Media Relations

NCAA Announces Championships Format In August 2011, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Committee announced that Jacksonville, Fla., and Austin, Texas, will serve as the host sites for the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Preliminary Rounds on May 24-26. The University of North Florida will play host to the East preliminary rounds at Hodges Stadium, while the University of Texas will play host to the West preliminary rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium. LSU will make the trip to Jacksonville, Fla., as it has been selected to compete as part of the East field in the third year of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds.

The committee’s adoption of the preliminary rounds eliminates the NCAA Regional format that had been in place each year from 2003-09. Instead of requiring athletes to meet a certain qualifying standard to compete in one of four regional meets across the country, the top 48 performers in each event will be invited to participate at one of the two sites playing host to the first and second rounds of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, for a total of 96 competitors in each event nationwide. Drake Stadium at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, will play host to the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships from June 6-9.

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Hodges Stadium • University of North Florida (East Site) Jacksonville, Fla. • May 24-26, 2012 Photo courtesy of North Florida Media Relations

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Dennis Shaver Head Coach • Eighth Season • 17th Season at LSU • Texas-Arlington, 1979

LSU Track & Field ushered in a new era on July 22, 2004, with the announcement of Dennis Shaver as the program’s 18th head coach. Shaver, who spent nine seasons as an assistant on the LSU staff, oversees the direction of both the men’s and women’s programs, while concentrating his work with the Tiger and Lady Tiger sprinters and hurdlers. When Dennis Shaver ascended to the rank of head coach of the LSU Track & Field program in July 2004, he was given the reigns of a national power recognized worldwide for its dominance at the collegiate level while racking up a total of 30 NCAA team championships in its history. Expectations were high, but Shaver had experienced LSU’s success firsthand as he helped coach the Tigers and Lady Tigers to a combined 12 national championships while serving as an assistant coach for nine seasons from 1996-2004. It came as no surprise when he was asked to continue LSU’s championship tradition when the position opened in the wake of the 2004 season. Shaver knew the challenge that lay in front of him when he accepted the job. At his opening press conference, Shaver promised fans, coaches, officials and his student-athletes that “we are going to do everything we can to keep this kind of championship program going here at LSU.” He has certainly delivered on that promise as the program has showed no signs of slowing down under his guidance. The Lady Tigers enter the 2012 season as the defending SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor champions after completing the season sweep with their fifth and sixth SEC team titles under Shaver last season. It marked the second time in Shaver’s tenure as head coach that the Lady Tigers have swept SEC titles in a season as they matched their effort from the 2008 campaign. They have now been crowned an SEC Outdoor champion in four of the last five years after also

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taking titles in 2007 and 2010. On the strength of his team’s performance, Shaver was picked as the SEC Women’s Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2011 as he has now captured six SEC Coach of the Year awards as the leader of the premier combined program in all of collegiate track and field. The Tigers and Lady Tigers were impressive once again in NCAA competition while combining for four NCAA event titles and 45 All-America honors during the 2011 campaign. LSU also brought home four NCAA team trophies a year ago as the Lady Tigers swept third-place finishes and the Tigers earned fourth-place finishes at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships. The squads have now combined for 18 topfive finishes in national competition in Shaver’s seven seasons. The 2011 campaign saw the emergence of Kimberlyn Duncan as one of the world’s premier 200-meter sprinters with her sweep of NCAA titles, as she became the first Lady Tiger since collegiate-record holder Dawn Sowell in 1989 to complete the indoor and outdoor sweep in the 200-meter dash. Duncan clocked a wind-legal personal record of 22.24 seconds in the 200-meter final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, to set the low-altitude collegiate record in the event with the No. 3-ranked windlegal performance in the history of NCAA track and field. While also anchoring the Lady Tigers to their 13th NCAA title all-time in the 4x100-meter relay and

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finishing as the NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash, Duncan finished as the scoring champion for the NCAA Outdoor meet with a meet-leading 20.5 individual points during the event. Duncan, a 2011 Bowerman Award finalist, joined Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Rebecca Alexander in running the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 while capturing LSU’s 13th national championship all-time in the sprint relay. Barrett Nugent captured a third NCAA event crown for the program on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor meet with his victory in the 110-meter hurdles as he became the first Tiger since Eric Reid in 1987 to be crowned national champion in the event. Nugent, who finished as the NCAA runner-up in the 110 hurdles outdoors in 2010 and 60 hurdles indoors in 2011, won his first career NCAA championship in a windy effort of 13.28 in the national final held at Drake Stadium. LSU had been on the cusp of adding to its national championship collection in Shaver’s first four seasons as head coach as the teams combined for seven second-place team finishes at the NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor Championships, including four runner-up finishes for the Tigers and three runnerup finishes for the Lady Tigers during that span. But with his top team making the trip to Des Moines for the 2008 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Shaver knew LSU was a championship contender on both sides. The meet unfolded just the way he had anticipated with the women’s

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race for the team title going down to the very last event of the weekend. The Lady Tigers were tied with defending champion Arizona State at 59 points with both teams advancing a team into the final of the 4x400 relay. The stage was set for a dramatic conclusion with the team crossing the finish line first taking the title. The Lady Tigers carried the stick around the track in 3 minutes, 28.33 seconds to score eight points with a second-place finish in the race, while the Sun Devils were unable to keep pace with a fifth-place finish. The final score for the meet after 21 events read LSU 67, Arizona State 63. Not only did the Lady Tigers capture their first national championship under Shaver, but the team won the 31st NCAA title in the history of the LSU Track & Field program nearly 75 years to the day that the Tigers won their first national championship way back on June 17, 1933. It proved to be a fitting end to a season that also saw the Lady Tigers dominate the Southeastern Conference by sweeping SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor championships for the first time under Shaver’s direction. For his team’s performance, Shaver was named the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while also sweeping SEC Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Considered one of the leading sprints and hurdles coaches in the sport, LSU’s athletes flourished under Shaver’s guidance once again as the Tigers and

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“We are fortunate to have one of the finest coaches in the country leading our track and field program at LSU. LSU’s track teams have a record of great accomplishment under Dennis Shaver’s leadership the last seven years. He has not only helped establish LSU as a leader in competition, but also in the community and classroom as well. It is a testament to the kind of student-athletes we want representing this University.”

– Joe alleva, LSU Director of athletics Lady Tigers made their presence felt throughout the 2008 season. Shaver coached the likes of Lady Tiger greats Kelly Baptiste and Nickiesha Wilson to NCAA event titles during their final season in the purple and gold, while he also coached Tiger sprint star Richard Thompson to one of the most prolific seasons in collegiate history. Baptiste was the catalyst in LSU’s national championship run as she accounted for a team high 19 points at the NCAA Championships while becoming the fifth Lady Tiger in program history to be crowned NCAA champion in the 100-meter dash. Wilson was equally as impressive at the NCAA Outdoor meet as she added 18 points with a national championship in the 400-meter hurdles and a runner-up finish in the final of the 100-meter hurdles. In four years with Shaver’s coaching, Baptiste amassed a resume to rival the best sprinters to ever wear the LSU uniform. She is the only Lady Tiger to sweep NCAA titles in the 60 meters and 100 meters in the same season, while she also ranks eighth in team history with an impressive 14 career All-America honors. She is also the school-record holder with a top 60-meter time of 7.13. But no athlete dominated collegiate track and field in 2008 quite like Thompson. Arguably the greatest sprinter to ever wear the LSU uniform, Thompson also became the first Tiger to sweep NCAA titles in the 60 meters and 100 meters in the same season, while he also ran the second leg on LSU’s national champion 4x100-meter relay team. In addition, Thompson won AllAmerica honors in the 200 meters with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships en route to being named

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the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. He became the first sprinter coached by Shaver to crack the 10-second barrier in the 100-meter dash with his victory at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Auburn, Ala. Thompson’s 9.93 in the conference final set an SEC record and was the second-fastest time ever recorded at the collegiate level. Thompson, who came to LSU from the country of Trinidad & Tobago with a personal record of 10.65 in the 100 meters, wrapped up his career in Baton Rouge as a four-time NCAA champion, five-time SEC champion and eight-time All-American under Shaver’s guidance. While Shaver helped Thompson become one of the more dominant sprinters in collegiate history during his career at LSU, he coached his pupil to worldwide stardom at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In his Olympics debut, Thompson shocked the world by winning a silver medal in the finals of the 100-meter dash while setting a new collegiate record with a time of 9.89. He finished second only to Jamaican world-record holder and gold medalist Usain Bolt. After anchoring Trinidad’s 4x100-meter relay to a silver medal, Thompson’s unforgettable season was complete. While continuing to train in Baton Rouge following his collegiate career, Thompson dropped his 100-meter personal best with a Trinidad & Tobago national record of 9.85 that he set in winning the title at the 2011 Sagicor National Open Championships in Portof-Spain while earning a spot on his country’s World Championships team for the second time in his career. While Thompson grabbed the

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headlines, he was not the only athlete coached by Shaver to line up at the Olympic Games in 2008. Former Lady Tiger hurdler and two-time World Indoor champion Lolo Jones made her Olympics debut with a seventh-place finish after winning the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials, while Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) and Sherry Fletcher (Grenada) ran the 100 meters and Wilson (Jamaica) and Isa Phillips (Jamaica) competed in the 400-meter hurdles. Jones, who continues to train with Shaver in Baton Rouge, has become one of the recognizable faces in track and field as the world’s leading sprint hurdler. In becoming the first hurdler in meet history to win back-to-back World Indoor gold medals in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Jones became the new American record holder after setting a personal best with a winning time of 7.72. Shaver has also coached Jones to a PR of 12.43 in the 100-meter hurdles she set in the semifinal round at the 2008 Olympic Games. LSU carried its momentum into the 2009 season as Shaver again proved why he is one of the more respected coaches in the business while coaching Tiger two-sport star Trindon Holliday to his first career NCAA championship in the 100-meter dash. After finishing as the national runner-up in 2007 and earning a thirdplace finish in 2008, Holliday enjoyed a season to remember as he became the third different Tiger in four years to be crowned the NCAA 100-meter champion. He sprinted to the finish line with a PR of 10.00 to continue LSU’s domination in the event. His victory in the NCAA 100-meter final followed a 2009 indoor

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season in which he earned his secondstraight national runner-up finish in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships. But no athlete has dominated the sport with Shaver’s coaching quite like LSU great Xavier Carter as the Tiger sophomore captured four NCAA event titles at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter became the first collegiate athlete since Ohio State’s Jesse Owens in 1935 and 1936 to win four NCAA titles at a single national meet, claiming championships in the 100 meters, 400 meters, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400meter relay. In his brief two-year career at LSU, Carter won an impressive seven individual national championships and 10 All-America honors as the only collegiate athlete in history to double with national titles in the 100 meters and 400 meters in the same year at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Sprint sensation Kelly Willie also capped a stellar career in 2006 by leading the Tigers to three relay national titles while earning a total of five All-America honors. With Shaver’s coaching, Willie finished his four-year career in Baton Rouge as the most decorated athlete in the history of LSU men’s track and field, tying Carter with a school record seven NCAA individual championships and a LSU record 19 career All-America honors. LSU’s men’s and women’s relay teams proved to be an unbeatable force throughout the 2006 season, sweeping 4x400 titles at the NCAA Championships during the indoor and outdoor seasons and the men claiming a national championship in the 4x100 at the NCAA Outdoor meet. In all, 12 of Shaver’s athletes won individual national titles in

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eight different events for the 2006 season. In Shaver’s first season as head coach in 2005, Carter and Willie provided the foundation for one of the elite mile relay teams in NCAA history that put an exclamation point onto the end of the collegiate season by setting the existing collegiate record en route to a national championship. LSU’s foursome of Reggie Dardar (46.4), Willie (44.4), Bennie Brazell (44.8) and Carter (44.0) clocked 2:59.59 in shattering the 17-yearold record of 2:59.91 set by UCLA in 1988. That national crown catapulted the Tigers to a thirdplace finish in the final team standings, an effort that was assisted by the national runnerup efforts by Carter in the 200-meter dash and Brazell in the 400-meter hurdles. While he enters his eighth season as head coach, Shaver has enjoyed 16 tremendously successful seasons at LSU after joining the program as an assistant coach in August 1995. During his time in Baton Rouge, Shaver has coached 33 NCAA champion athletes who have won a total of 45 NCAA event championships during his tenure, while guiding his athletes to a total of 368 All-America honors. The Tigers and Lady Tigers have also been leaders in the classroom as they have captured 216 selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in seven seasons under Shaver. Shaver joined the LSU staff after serving four seasons as an assistant coach at Auburn where he designed training programs for the team’s field and multi-event athletes. Prior to his tenure at Auburn, Shaver served as head coach for both the men’s and women’s track and field programs at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. His teams captured all 12 of the conference’s indoor and outdoor titles in his six seasons at Barton. He also led the Barton women to eight national championships, including three indoor, three outdoor and two cross country titles. In 1990-91, the women’s team at Barton County College captured the first “National Triple Crown” in junior college history, winning the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track titles that season. Shaver is regarded as one of the premier sprints and hurdles coaches in the sport of track and field, and he has earned national recognition for his many accomplishments throughout his coaching career. Not only was he named the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA in 2008, but he has also been named a sixtime SEC Women’s Coach of the Year with two indoor honors and four outdoor honors in the last five seasons. In 2003, he was recognized

Coach Shaver and his wife, Connie, at the White House for Champions Day in November 2008 by his peers as the first USTCA Assistant Coach of the Year for Women’s Sprints and Hurdles. In addition, Shaver has received eight National Coach of the Year awards, six Kansas Collegiate Coach of the Year honors and 15 Regional Coach of the Year awards in his coaching career. Shaver is certified as a Level I, II and Master Coach by USA Track & Field and is an instructor for the USATF Coaches Education curriculum of the sprint and hurdle events. A native of Salina, Kan., Shaver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1979. In 1981, he added a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. Shaver and his wife, Connie, have two children. Dale is a sales consultant for Mike’s Audio in Baton Rouge, and Lindsay, a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Southeastern Louisiana School of Nursing, is currently working as a pediatric home health care nurse while completing her master’s degree at the University of South Alabama in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. She and her husband, Alex Ramirez, now reside in Austin, Texas.

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Hutchinson (Kan.) CC

1982-85 • Head Track & Field Coach 1981-85 • Assistant Football Coach 1981-82 • Assistant Track & Field Coach

Records and Achievements at LSU

• 18 Olympians • 4 Olympic Medalists • 33 NCAA Champion athletes winning 45 NCAA titles • 17 NCAA Champion Relay Teams • Athletes have earned 368 All-America honors in 29 years of coaching • 48 SEC Champion athletes winning 106 SEC titles • 27 SEC Champion Relay Teams • 216 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections in seven seasons as LSU’s head coach • 2008 NCAA Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year • 6-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year • 3-time USTFCCCA Women’s South Central Region Coach of the Year • 2007 USTFCCCA Women’s Mideast Region Coach of the Year • 2003 USTCA Assistant Coach of the Year • Coached Kimberlyn Duncan to the low-altitude collegiate record of 22.24 in the 200meter dash to win take the title at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. • Coached Richard Thompson to a collegiate record of 9.89 in the 100-meter final to win a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. • Coached Xavier Carter to four individual NCAA titles at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships, joining the legendary Jesse Owens of Ohio State in 1935 and 1936 as the only athletes in history to accomplish the feat. • Coached LSU to five collegiate relay records all-time, including the women’s 4x100 (42.55), women’s 4x200 (1:29.78), men’s 4x400 (2:59.59) and women’s shuttle hurdle relay (52.77). He also coached the women’s 4x400 to a NCAA Championships meet record of 3:25.26.

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• 8 NJCAA National Championships • Coached Barton County CC to first NJCAA “Triple Crown” in history, winning the cross country, indoor and outdoor national titles during the 1990-91 season • 12 Jayhawk Community College Conference Championships • 7 National Coach of the Year Awards • 12 Regional Coach of the Year Awards • 6 Kansas Collegiate Coach of the Year Awards

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Assistant Head Coach • 19th Season • LSU, 1991

A fixture at LSU for nearly two decades, first as an athlete and now as a coach, Mark Elliott begins his 19th season with the program and his seventh as an assistant head coach working with LSU’s middle distance and distance runners, as well as its cross country teams in the fall. While coaching one of the nation’s elite groups of middle distance runners, Elliott has also proven himself as one of the premier recruiters in all of collegiate track and field while helping the Tigers and Lady Tigers assemble a world-class roster each season in their pursuit of a national championship. Charlene Lipsey has carried the torch for the Lady Tigers in the middle distance events as she earned All-America recognition for the first time in her career with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. That’s where Lipsey actually set a pair of personal bests with back-to-back times of 2:03.96 and 2:03.73 en route to her fourth place during a breakout sophomore season as one of the nation’s premier half milers. A native of Hempstead, N.Y., who signed with the Lady Tigers as the country’s No. 1-ranked 800-meter recruit in the Class of 2009, Lipsey is sure to lead LSU’s middle distance squad again in 2012 as she is poised to continue in the championship tradition Elliott has established in the middle distance events. The 2010 season saw the end of a brilliant career for one Lady Tiger great as Philadelphia, Pa., native LaTavia Thomas hung up her spikes as a 12-time NCAA All-American. With Elliott’s guidance, Thomas wrapped up her career as the No. 2-ranked 800-meter runner in program history with personal bests of 2:01.40 outdoors and 2:03.77 indoors as the leader of the Lady Tiger middle distance group. The 2008 NCAA Indoor champion proved to be one of the nation’s best once again during her senior season while earning All-America honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. After taking third place in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Thomas matched that effort with a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to finish her collegiate career as a six-time All-America performer in the 800-meter run. She was also a sixtime All-American as part of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during her career as a Lady Tiger. Thomas became the fourth Lady Tiger all-time to win a national championship in the half mile with her win at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2008. She is the third athlete that Elliott has coached to an NCAA title in the 800 meters, as she joins the likes of LSU greats Marian Burnett (2002) and Neisha Bernard-Thomas (2004) as national champions in the event. Thomas was not the only LSU 800-meter runner to take the nation by storm under Elliott in 2010 as fellow senior Richard Jones picked up his second career All-America honor in the half mile with an impressive fourth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Indoor meet. He finished the year ranked among the leading performers in the NCAA by shattering personal bests with top times of 1:46.42 outdoors and 1:47.78 indoors. In fact, Jones became the LSU indoor school record holder as his winning time of 1:47.78 at the SEC Indoor Championships set the standard. Jones, who earned his first career All-America honor in 2009 with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet, also became the third different LSU Tiger in four years to sweep SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in the 800 meters in 2010, joining Jamaal James (2007) and Elkana Kosgei (2008). In addition, two other LSU seniors went out as All-Americans in 2010 as James placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and former Lady Tiger standout Kayann Thompson placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The 2008 season was a historic year for Elliott’s crew as he coached three of his athletes to All-America honors. In addition to Thomas’ NCAA crown indoors and NCAA runner-up finish outdoors, Kosgei earned a pair of All-America honors with a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet. Reuben Twijukye received All-America recognition of his own with a fifth-place finish nationally during the indoor season. Elliott also coached LSU’s distance medley relay team to its first ever All-America honor as the squad of Michael Hendry, Armanti Hayes, James and John Kosgei placed sixth overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships after setting a school record of 9:35.31 earlier in the season. Not only that, but John Kosgei proved to be LSU’s top distance runner in more than a decade after becoming the fourth LSU Tiger all-time to win the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the top individual point scorer at the 2008 SEC Indoor Championships with a pair of title wins in the mile and 3,000 meters. LSU’s middle distance group has also dominated the Southeastern Conference in recent years while accounting for 10 SEC titles and 19 All-SEC honors since 2007. Thomas set the pace by winning her four conference titles by sweeping SEC Indoor and Outdoor crowns in 2007 and 2008. The Tigers and Lady Tigers actually made history at the 2007 SEC Outdoor Championships by finishing 1-2 in the finals of both the men’s and women’s 800 meters. While James and Thomas took top honors in the event, Twijukye and Tanya Osbourne finished runner-up, which is believed to be the only time in the history of the meet that one school took the top two spots in each race in the same season. During his tenure at LSU, Elliott has been responsible for the development of many standout distance runners at both the collegiate and international levels, including David Kiptoo, Joseph Tengalei and Passmore Furusa. Tengalei was ranked fifth in the world in the 800 meters during the 1995 season, while Kiptoo finished sixth in the men’s 800-meter final at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Furusa received five All-America honors during his collegiate career at LSU. Elliott has also coached former Lady Tiger halfmilers Marian Burnett (Guyana) and Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) to berths into the Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships in recent years. After advancing to the 800-meter semifinal at the 2004 Olympic Games in

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Athletic Experience

• 4-time NCAA All-American • 2-time SEC Champion • 14-time Junior College All-American at Blinn JC • A member of four consecutive outdoor national championship teams (two at LSU in the NCAAs and two at Blinn JC in the NJCAAs)

Records and Achievements at LSU

• 5 Olympians • 3 NCAA Champions • 9 SEC Champion athletes winning 17 SEC titles • Has coached his athletes to 11 current LSU school records • Served as Guyana’s head coach at the 2004 Olympic Games • Served as an assistant coach for Grenada at the 2005 IAAF World Championships

Athens, Burnett competed at the IAAF World Championships in 2005 and 2007 before making her second career Olympics appearance in 2008. Bernard-Thomas, a World Championships participant in 2005, advanced to the semifinal in her Olympics debut in 2008. Elliott actually served as the head coach for Guyana at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, before returning to the squad as the head coach at the 2007 IAAF World Championships. He was also an assistant coach for the country of Grenada at the World Championships in 2005. Both Burnett and Bernard-Thomas enjoyed tremendous collegiate careers under Elliott. Bernard-Thomas, who wrapped up her career as the school-record holder in the half mile with a collegiate best of 2:01.32, won the NCAA Outdoor title in 2004 before finishing runner-up at the indoor national meet in 2005. She was also the winner at the Central American & Caribbean Championships in 2003. Elliott also guided Burnett to an NCAA Indoor title in 2002 as she took first place with an impressive time of 2:05.16 at the national indoor meet. A 1991 graduate of LSU, Elliott was a four-time NCAA All-American while competing for the Tigers and was a member of four-straight outdoor national championship teams (two at LSU and two at Blinn Junior College). Individually, Elliott earned runner-up honors in the 3,000 meters at the 1989 NCAA Indoor Championships and was a top-five finisher on three different occasions in a variety of other distance events, including the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races. At the conference level, Elliott won the SEC 10,000-meter title in 1989, as well as the SEC Indoor crown in the 5,000 meters in 1990. Prior to his career at LSU, Elliott was a 14-time junior college All-American at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas. A native of Spanish Town, Jamaica, Elliott earned his Bachelor of Science degree from LSU in 1991 and his associate of arts degree from Blinn Junior College in 1988. Elliott later added a master’s degree in kinesiology to his resume in 2000. Born on October 21, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica, Elliott and his wife, Kareth, have two children, Breanna and Ashley.

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Parris-Thymes Assistant Coach • Seventh Season • LSU, 1995

Former Lady Tiger standout Debbie Parris-Thymes enters her seventh season working as an assistant to head coach Dennis Shaver as she seeks to mold the women’s sprinters and hurdlers into one of the elite groups in the nation once again in 2012. Parris-Thymes has brought a wealth of competitive experience and knowledge to the Lady Tiger program as she wrapped up an illustrious 11-year professional career at the IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2005. She turned that knowledge into immediate success as an LSU assistant as she has helped coach 13 Lady Tigers to individual NCAA championships and 21 Lady Tigers to All-America honors over the past six seasons. In all, 21 Lady Tiger sprinters and hurdlers have accounted for 113 All-America selections since ParrisThymes joined Shaver’s staff in 2005. That includes 17 All-America selections a year ago as LSU earned a pair of third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. The Lady Tigers also swept SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team championships in 2011 as they have now won a total of six conference titles since Parris-Thymes has joined the staff. The 2011 campaign saw the emergence of Kimberlyn Duncan as one of the world’s premier 200meter sprinters with her sweep of NCAA titles, as she became the first Lady Tiger since collegiate-record holder Dawn Sowell in 1989 to complete the indoor and outdoor sweep in the 200-meter dash. Duncan clocked a wind-legal personal record of 22.24 seconds in the 200-meter final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, to set the low-altitude collegiate record in the event with the No. 3-ranked wind-legal performance in the history of NCAA track and field. While also anchoring the Lady Tigers to their 13th NCAA title all-time in the 4x100-meter relay and finishing as the NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash, Duncan finished as the scoring champion for the NCAA Outdoor meet with a meet-leading 20.5 individual points during the event. Duncan, a 2011 Bowerman Award finalist, joined Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Rebecca Alexander in running the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 while capturing LSU’s 13th national championship all-time in the sprint relay. Parris-Thymes’ athletes were the catalyst in the Lady Tigers winning their 25th national championship in 2008 with a victory at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines. LSU’s sprinters and hurdlers accounted for 59 of 67 points in the team standings as the Lady Tigers won their first NCAA Outdoor crown since 2003. In 2008, Parris-Thymes also helped guide the LSU women to their first sweep of SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles since 1996. Kelly Baptiste became the first Lady Tiger in program history to sweep NCAA titles in the 60-meter dash and 100-meter dash in the same season, following in the footsteps of LSU greats Dawn Sowell (1989), Esther Jones (1990), D’Andre Hill (1994, 1995) and Sherry Fletcher (2007) as an NCAA 100-meter champion. Baptiste also earned outdoor All-America honors in the 200 meters, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay to finish as the Lady Tigers’ top point scorer at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Using her expertise as a 400-meter hurdler, Parris-Thymes also coached former Lady Tiger star

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Nickiesha Wilson to an NCAA title in the event during the 2008 postseason. By winning the event title, Wilson added her name alongside the likes of Schowonda Williams and Parris-Thymes as the only Lady Tigers to be crowned NCAA champion in the 400 hurdles in the history of the program. The Lady Tigers carried that momentum into the summer as Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago), Fletcher (Grenada) and Wilson (Jamaica) each represented their respective countries in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. They were part of the largest representation of any collegiate track and field program in the United States as 12 current and former LSU athletes participated in the Olympics. In 2007, Parris-Thymes helped guide the Lady Tigers to a pair of NCAA runner-up finishes during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while the team added yet another SEC Outdoor title to its resume. Fletcher was among the athletes to win a national title with the help of Parris-Thymes that season with her improbable victory in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Championships, her first event title in an LSU uniform. The Lady Tigers also won an NCAA championship in the 4x400-meter relay during the 2007 outdoor season to put an exclamation point onto the end of a tremendous season. Her athletes went on to achieve great success in international competition during the summer of 2007, led by Wilson’s fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Wilson shattered the school record in the event en route to her finals appearance when she clocked 53.97 in the semifinal round to eclipse the previous record of 54.82 set by Williams in 1987. Having competed extensively at the highest level of international track and field for more than a decade, the former “Tiger of the Year” turned in numerous outstanding performances while under Shaver’s guidance. Her professional career included appearances in two Olympic Games, six World Championships, two Commonwealth Games and two Goodwill Games among many other elite international competitions. A specialist in the 400-meter hurdles, Parris-Thymes’ resume boasts three Jamaican national titles, one Central American & Caribbean Championships title, two Commonwealth Games silver medals, a pair of Goodwill Games silver medals, three World Championships finals appearances and two top-10 finishes in the event at the Olympic Games. Her success was nurtured at the collegiate level while spending two highly successful seasons as a member of the Lady Tigers’ national championship squad. An eight-time All-American, Parris-Thymes won a total of five NCAA titles, five SEC titles and was awarded the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy in 1994 for her efforts. She currently ranks No. 3 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 400 hurdles as she posted a top time of 55.17 during her collegiate career. A native of Trelawny, Jamaica, Parris-Thymes graduated with a bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1995 after earning an associate of arts degree from San Jacinto College in 1992. She is married to Derrick Thymes, a former member of the football and track teams at LSU, and they have a daughter named Jana Marie Thymes.

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Athletic Experience

• 2-time Olympian • 6 World Championships appearances • 2-time Goodwill Games Silver Medalist • 2-time Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist • 3 Jamaican National Titles • 1 Central American & Caribbean Title • 5-time NCAA Champion • 8-time NCAA All-American • 5 SEC Titles • 1994 Recipient of the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy • 2-year letterwinner at LSU

Records and Achievements at LSU

• 3 Olympians • 13 NCAA Champion athletes winning 11 NCAA titles • 5 NCAA Champion Relay Teams • 21 All-American athletes earning 113 All-America honors • 18 SEC Champion athletes winning 25 SEC titles • 25 All-SEC athletes earning 78 All-SEC honors

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Todd Lane

Assistant Coach • Fifth Season • Luther College, 1995

The LSU jumps program boasts one of the proudest traditions in the history of collegiate track and field in the United States, and assistant coach Todd Lane looks to continue that tradition as he enters his fifth season as a member of LSU’s coaching staff in 2012. The Tigers and Lady Tigers have flourished in four seasons under Lane’s direction as he has coached eight athletes to 23 All-America honors in four different jumping events since joining the LSU coaching staff prior to the 2008 season. His athletes have also won five SEC championships and 24 All-SEC honors over the last four seasons. That was certainly evident during the 2011 season as the LSU jumpers accounted for 23.5 points at the NCAA Championships while earning a total of seven All-America honors in each of the four jumping events, including the high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Perhaps no LSU jumper enjoyed a performance at the NCAA Championships like Damar Forbes as the Tiger sophomore joined the 27-foot club in a national runner-up finish in the long jump at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. On his fourth jump in the event, Forbes posted a mark of 27 feet, 0 inches to solidify his NCAA runner-up finish and his reputation as a national championship contender heading into the 2012 season. Forbes also earned his first career All-SEC finish with a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships. A native of Decatur, Ga., Forbes also made his international debut over the summer while representing Jamaica in the long jump at the 2011 IAAF World Championships held in Daegu, South Korea. That’s where Forbes wrapped up his season with a 20th-place finish overall. The 2011 season also witnessed the end of two storied LSU careers as Brittani Carter and Zedric Thomas hung up their spikes among the all-time greats to wear the purple and gold. Carter is the most decorated high jumper in the history of the Lady Tiger program after capturing two SEC titles and five All-America honors in four seasons at LSU. As a senior in 2011 a year ago, Carter defended her SEC Indoor high jump crown before earning a pair of All-America honors in national competition with a bronze-medal winning third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships and seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for her performance in leading the Lady Tiger jumpers. A native of Missouri City, Texas, Carter is the only Lady Tiger high jumper to take home at least three All-America honors in a career, while also posting the No. 2-ranked performance for a Lady Tiger all-time with her career-best clearance at 6-1 ¼ in 2011. Like Carter, Thomas wrapped up his collegiate career in 2011 as a five-time All-America selection in four seasons with the Tigers, while shattering personal bests in both the long jump and triple jump a year ago. Thomas, who earned seventh-place finishes in both horizontal jumps at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships, posted top wind-legal efforts of 26-6 ¼ in the long jump and 54-5 ½ in the triple jump in his final collegiate season under Lane’s guidance. Thomas is one of just six athletes in the history of LSU men’s track and field to capture at least five All-America honors in the jumps during his collegiate career. Rachel Laurent continued her career as one of the NCAA’s elite pole vaulters by crushing her own outdoor school record in the event with her seasonal-best clearance

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of 14-3 ¼ at the Texas Relays before taking seventh place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to capture a third career All-America honor. Laurent also earned her fourth and fifth All-SEC honors in the event as she finished runner-up in the pole vault at both the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor meets. Lady Tiger senior Melissa Ogbourne was also among 11 NCAA qualifiers in the jumps in 2011 as she picked up her second All-America honor as a Lady Tiger with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships. LSU’s success in 2011 came on the heels of a 2010 campaign in which LSU’s jumpers scored a total of 37 points at the NCAA Championships while earning a total of nine All-America honors between the four jumping events. Thomas was LSU’s top point scorer at the 2010 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., as he accounted for a total of 13 of the team’s 45 points to lead the Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the final standings. Thomas set a previous personal record of 53-5 ¾ en route to an NCAA Indoor runner-up finish in the triple jump, while also taking fourth place in the long jump at the indoor national meet. Like Thomas, Josh Dominguez just missed winning an NCAA title with a national runner-up finish in the pole vault to lead the Tiger jumpers at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2010. Dominguez matched his lifetime personal record with a clearance at 17-8 ½ to become LSU’s first male All-American pole vaulter since NCAA champion Russ Buller in 2000. Laurent, who set a lifetime PR of 14-3 ½ in the pole vault in an All-SEC runner-up finish at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships, received her second All-America selection with her third place at the NCAA Indoor meet during her sophomore season. Laurent made history in 2009 with her freshman campaign as she became the first Lady Tiger pole vaulter in program history named an SEC champion and AllAmerican during the indoor season. Lane joined the LSU coaching staff after spending one season at the University of Miami, where he was voted the top women’s jumps and combined events assistant in the East Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in 2007. The Hurricanes enjoyed great success under Lane’s tutelage as he coached his athletes to a total of three All-America honors, eight All-Atlantic Coast Conference, four ACC titles and one current school record. In addition, Hurricane standouts Brenda Faluade and Amy Seward swept postseason awards in 2007 while being named the ACC Indoor Field Performer of the Year and ACC Outdoor Field Performer of the Year, respectively. Prior to joining the staff at Miami, Lane served as an assistant coach at Ball State University of the MidAmerican Conference. In 2006, he helped guide BSU to a runner-up finish at the MAC Indoor Championships and a third-place showing at the MAC Outdoor Championships before being named interim head coach following the season. Lane is not without head coaching experience as he was the head track and field coach at Georgia Southern University for five years where he oversaw the program from its inception in 1999. He was named the SoCon Outdoor Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004 after leading Georgia Southern to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the SoCon

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Outdoor Championships. A native of Iowa City, Iowa, the 39-year-old Lane graduated from Luther College (Iowa) in May 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has also received two master’s degrees from Georgia Southern University, including one in sport management in May 1997 and a second in exercise science in December 2005. Lane and his wife, Turena Johnson Lane, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Taylor Grace Lane, on May 6, 2011.

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LSU 2007-Present • Assistant Coach Miami (fla.) 2006-07 • Assistant Coach Ball State 2004-06 • Assistant Coach Georgia Southern 1999-2004 • Head Women’s Track & Field Coach 1997-2004 • Head Cross Country Coach 1995-96 • Graduate Assistant Cross Country Coach St. Cloud State 1996-97 • Head Cross Country Coach; Assistant Track & Field Coach

Records and Achievements at LSU • 1 U.S. Indoor Champion • 4 NCAA Runners-Up • 8 All-American athletes earning 23 All-America honors • 4 SEC Champion athletes winning 5 SEC titles • 11 All-SEC athletes earning 24 All-SEC honors

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Derek Yush

Assistant Coach • Fifth Season • Connecticut, 1997

The LSU throws group has flourished in four seasons under assistant coach Derek Yush, and the 2011 campaign witnessed the end of an era as Tiger great Walter Henning wrapped up an outstanding collegiate career as arguably the premier thrower in program history. Henning put an exclamation point onto the end of an undefeated 2011 indoor season with a national championship in the 35-pound weight throw while defending his title at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in College Station, Texas. Henning posted a series-best mark of 72 feet, 8 ½ inches to take the title by nearly three feet. After claiming his third career national title during the 2011 indoor season, Henning extended his winning streak against collegiate competition to 18-straight events in his outdoor season opener at the LSU Invitational with a victory in the hammer throw. Despite seeing his winning streak come to an end in his next appearance at the Texas Relays, Henning proved to be the NCAA’s most dominant thrower as an upperclassman with an unbeaten mark during the 2010 indoor, 2010 outdoor and 2011 indoor campaigns. The Kings Park, N.Y., native then took home a bronze medal in the hammer throw during his last event as an LSU Tiger at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. In arguably the most prolific career by a thrower in the program’s history, Henning won a total of three NCAA championships in his three seasons in Baton Rouge. That dominance was also felt by his rivals in the Southeastern Conference with his sweep of SEC championships in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors in consecutive seasons from 2009-11. Junior Michael Lauro joined Henning in leading LSU’s effort in the throws in 2011 as his sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships highlighted both an All-SEC and All-American season with the Tigers last spring. Lauro set a pair of personal records in championship action with his collegiate seasonal bests of 70-7 in a runner-up finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships and 221-7 in his sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Lauro then improved his PR in the hammer over the summer to 223-0 at Hammerama 2011 held in his home state of Rhode Island. On the strength of a breakout junior campaign, Lauro catapulted himself into No. 2 on the school’s all-time performance list in both the weight throw and hammer throw. He now trails only Henning in LSU’s all-time rankings in each event. Junior Brieanna Kennedy also made her first career NCAA Championships appearance in 2011 as she advanced to the national semifinal of the women’s hammer throw after setting her PR of 191-3 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds. Kennedy was among 13 of Yush’s athletes to set personal bests during the 2011 campaign in five different throwing events. The throws group played a vital role in LSU’s performance at the SEC Championships as Yush’s athletes scored a total of 64 points in conference action. The Lady Tigers captured SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor championships on the campaign, while the Tigers finished in third place indoors and fourth place outdoors with their performance at the SEC Championships. Henning, a seven-time All-American and two-time Bowerman Award candidate during his collegiate career, became the first LSU Tiger in program history to capture NCAA titles in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors with his championship sweep in 2010. After taking the weight throw crown at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, Henning completed the sweep with a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to wrap up his junior season. While Henning trailed Virginia Tech’s Alexander Ziegler with a top mark of 235-6 through five rounds, he took the crown on his sixth and final throw of the competition after posting a mark of 238-10 on his last attempt to wrap up the title more than one foot ahead of Ziegler’s 237-7 effort.

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Henning shattered his own school records during his junior season in posting his personal records of 78-1 in the weight throw and 239-5 in the hammer throw during the campaign. With an effort of 78-1 in winning the weight throw at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships, he established a new meet record while shattering the previous mark of 76-5 by Auburn’s Cory Martin in 2007. That performance helped earn Henning honors as the SEC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the 2010 season. He was also awarded the South Central Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year award by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association during each of his last two seasons in Baton Rouge in 2010 and 2011. Not only did Henning add the title of national champion to his resume under Yush’s guidance, but he was also crowned World Junior Champion in the summer of 2008 with his goldmedal winning performance in the 6-kg. hammer throw at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, after transferring to LSU from the University of North Carolina. His throw of 252-4 at the IAAF World Junior Championships was an American junior record in the event. After joining the program from Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, Samia Stokes emerged as a leader of the Lady Tigers throws group in her first season with the squad in 2010 as she was coached by Yush to the SEC discus crown at the SEC Outdoor Championships. Stokes became the first Lady Tiger in 16 years to be crowned the SEC Outdoor champion in the discus throw with her winning mark of 168-5 at the conference meet. Former Lady Tiger national champion Danyel Mitchell was the last Lady Tiger to capture the SEC discus crown with back-to-back wins at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 1993 and 1994. Stokes established a PR of 177-11 at the 2010 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to qualify for the national semifinals. Also earning All-SEC honors in 2010 with a career-best performance at the SEC Outdoor meet was Tiger standout Aaron Moore, who finished as the conference runner-up in the javelin in setting a personal best of 226-8 during the competition. Moore followed in 2011 by raising his PR to 228-6 with his effort at the Penn Relays. Yush was honored for the performance of his athletes during the 2010 campaign by being named the USTFCCCA Men’s South Central Region Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year. While Yush has now guided his athletes to 10 All-America honors in his stint as LSU’s throws coach, former Tiger javelin thrower Preston Chatham was the first to reach that status with his first career All-America honor during the 2008 outdoor season. Chatham earned a fourth place in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while posting a PR of 234-7. Yush has also coached one of the world’s premier female hammer throwers in Kristal Kostiew following her collegiate career at the University of Vermont. Kostiew, who owns a personal best of 227-2, represented the United States at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Osaka, Japan, after winning a silver medal at the 2007 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She also claimed a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yush came to LSU in 2007 after spending the previous eight seasons at the University of Rhode Island, where he coached the men’s throws, jumps and multi-events while also acting as an assistant with the cross country team. Rhode Island enjoyed tremendous success under Yush’s guidance as he helped lead the squad to 11 Atlantic-10 Conference titles from 2001-07, including five indoor and six outdoor crowns during his tenure. The Rams also excelled individually on a national level as Yush coached 24 NCAA Regional qualifiers in six events, while also guiding his athletes to 51 Atlantic-10 championships and 15 New England individual titles in eight events during his tenure at the school. In addition to his experience at Rhode Island, Yush

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LSU 2007-Present • Assistant Coach Rhode Island 1999-2007 • Assistant Coach Eastern Connecticut State 1998-99 • Head Coach 1997-98 • Assistant Coach

Records and Achievements at LSU • 1 NCAA Champion winning 3 NCAA Championships • 3 All-American athletes earning 10 All-America honors • 19 NCAA Championships qualifiers • 2 SEC Champion athletes winning 7 SEC Championships • 6 All-SEC athletes earning 11 All-SEC honors brings head coaching experience to the position as he served as the head men’s and women’s coach at Eastern Connecticut State University from 1998-99. He actually got his start in the coaching profession at ECSU as he was named the assistant sprints, jumps and throws coach in 1997. During his time at East Connecticut State, Yush helped develop several All-Eastern College Athletic Conference and All-New England performers, as well as one All-American long jumper. The Enfield, Conn., native also served two seasons as an administrative assistant at the University of Connecticut where he served as a team captain and helped lead the Huskies to Big East and New England as a senior. He was a consistent scorer at the Big East Championships and was an Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America performer. Yush has earned a USA Track & Field Level II Coaching Certificate as he is fully certified to coach sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, throws and multi-events. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist after joining the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1997. He earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Connecticut in May 1997.

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Bennie Brazell

Assistant Coach • First Season • LSU, 2011

The LSU Track & Field program is proud to welcome back one of its all-time greats as an assistant coach as former Tiger two-sport standout Bennie Brazell has joined the staff as LSU’s top men’s sprints and hurdles assistant with the squad poised to contend for a national championship in 2012. A member of the program from 2002-05, Brazell helped the Tigers claim five NCAA relay titles while earning 14 All-America honors as one of the NCAA’s leading 400-meter hurdlers during his four seasons in Baton Rouge. By earning 14 All-America accolades for his career, Brazell is the No. 2-ranked Tiger all-time, behind only the 19 All-America honors won by Kelly Willie from 2003-06. Brazell actually owns the unique distinction of being the university’s first student-athlete to claim national championships with two different sports teams during his LSU career. In four seasons as a member of national championship football and track programs at LSU, Brazell became one of the school’s most recognizable two-sport stars during his career that featured national titles in track and field outdoors in 2002 and indoors in 2004 and on the football field in 2003. Brazell even represented the United States on an international stage during his junior season at LSU as he advanced to the Olympic final in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In his Olympics debut for the United States, he finished in eighth place in the final at the centennial games. “We’re excited to announce that Bennie Brazell has joined our staff as he will make an immediate impact on our sprints and hurdles group that is sure to provide a foundation for our team in 2012,” said LSU head coach Dennis Shaver. “Bennie will provide our team with tremendous knowledge and experience in the wake of an outstanding competitive career highlighted by an Olympic final as one of the world’s elite 400-meter hurdlers. “We also expect that Bennie will provide our program with great ability as a recruiter in building the kind of relationships that are so important to attract the very best athletes we can to LSU. That’s especially true in recruiting the best athletes in the country who excel in both football and track who will be able to relate to Bennie’s experience as an LSU alumnus.” A product of Westbury High School in Houston, Brazell made an immediate impact on the LSU Track & Field program as the nation’s No. 1 high school prospect in the 400meter hurdles. During his freshman season, Brazell scored eight points as the NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles while breaking the school record in the event with a time of 48.80 seconds. He also anchored LSU

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to a national title in the 4x100-meter relay that ran the fourth-fastest time in NCAA history at 38.32, while also running the third leg on the Tigers’ bronze-medal winning 4x400-meter relay team. Brazell’s 14 points helped led LSU to a national championship in its own backyard with the 2002 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Brazell helped guide LSU to a second NCAA team title at the onset of his junior season in 2004 with their victory at the NCAA Indoor Championships. With the Lady Tigers also winning the team championship, LSU made history as the first program to sweep both the men’s and women’s team titles at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. Brazell certainly went out with a bang as a senior in 2005 at the NCAA Championships as he enjoyed performances in both the 400 hurdles and 4x400 relay that eclipsed previous collegiate records. In the most exciting NCAA final in the 400-meter hurdles in NCAA Championships history, Brazell and Florida’s Kerron Clement each shattered the collegiate record as Clement struck gold in 47.56 and Brazell took home the silver in 47.67, a time that remains the LSU school record in the event. While Brazell came up just short of owning the collegiate record in the 400-meter hurdles with his second place to Clement in the national final, he would not be denied in the final of the 4x400-meter relay. That’s where he ran a 44.8-second split on the third leg to set the collegiate record at 2:59.59 with Reggie Dardar (46.4), Kelly Willie (44.4) and Xavier Carter (44.0) while winning the NCAA crown. The Houston native also enjoyed a successful career on the football field while appearing in 43 contests in his four seasons as a wide receiver and special team standout. Brazell appeared in 11 games for the Tigers during their national championship season in 2003, including the 2004 Sugar Bowl. Brazell wrapped up his football career at LSU with 17 catches for 341 yards and three touchdowns, before being selected in Round 7 of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 231st overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals. “It’s a great honor for me to come back to my alma mater as a coach and continue to make an impact on a program that I love. I just thank Coach Shaver for giving me this great opportunity,” Brazell said. “I want to not only help the guys continue to develop on the track as great athletes, but I want to help them off the track as well in developing the kind of skills they need to succeed off the track. “Being a student-athlete at LSU myself, that has really helped prepare me for this opportunity. I know I’ll be able to relate to what our athletes go through each and every day.”

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• 2004 Olympian • 5-time NCAA Champion • 14-time NCAA All-American • Collegiate Record Holder (4x400 Relay) • LSU School Record Holder (400 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay) • 231st overall pick (7th Round) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals

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… Also finished 11th in the open quarter at the SEC Indoor meet while running an indoor best of 47.65 … Recorded a time of 21.79 in his only 200-meter race of the 2009 outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics … Competed in a total of 15 meets during his freshman season at LSU.

Ade Alleyne-Forte

Jr./Sr. – 5-10 – San Fernando, Trinidad St. Stephens HS Major: Interdisciplinary Studies Event: 400M (IN: 47.65; OUT: 46.27)

PRIOR TO LSU Signed with LSU as one of the premier young 400-meter runners in the world for the Class of 2008 … Represented his country at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan, as part of Trinidad’s 4x400-meter relay pool … Won two medals at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after anchoring Trinidad’s 4x400-meter relay to a gold medal and winning the bronze medal in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 46.27 seconds … His personal best was the 12th-fastest time in the world in 2007 by an athlete under the age of 20 … Also competed in the 400 meters and ran on his country’s silver-medal winning sprint medley relay at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Morocco.

3-time All-American All-SEC 2011 Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay that wrapped up the 2011 season as the national runner-up with a second-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Teamed with Robert Simmons, Caleb Williams and Riker Hylton to run the second-fastest time in program history at 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds to claim the NCAA silver in the 2011 season finale … Seasonal-best time of 3:01.07 ranks behind only LSU’s collegiate record of 2:59.59 from 2005 on the school’s all-time performance list in the 4x400-meter relay … Helped LSU’s mile relay team earn a spot in the national final after running 3:04.38 in the semifinal round … Also ran the second leg on the foursome that qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:03.95 in a second-place finish overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Also ran on relay teams that finished in second place at the Penn Relays (3:02.33) and third place at the Texas Relays (3:02.23) in 2011 … Clocked a 2011 seasonal-best time of 46.53 seconds in the open 400-meter dash in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Went on to score two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (46.91) … Clocked 46.89 in the qualifying round to advance to the SEC Outdoor final … Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing in 28th place overall in the first round of qualifying … Sat out the 2011 indoor season due to injury.

PERSONAL Full name is Ade Franci Alleyne-Forte … Born on Oct. 11, 1988 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Damar Forbes

Jr./Jr. – 6-1 – Decatur, Ga. Martin Luther King, Jr. HS Major: Sport Administration Events: Long Jump (IN: 26-3; OUT: 27-0), Triple Jump (IN: 51-11 ¾; OUT: 52-0) All-American All-SEC

2010 A staple on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay throughout the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the team that finished in 11th place with a time of 3:07.97 in the semifinal round at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Qualified for the national semifinals by running the third leg on the relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Helped the Tigers run a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a seasonal-best relay split of 45.72 seconds on the third leg … Ran the second leg on the foursome that earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:04.92) … Also competed in the open 400 meters during the outdoor campaign … Finished in 30th place in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after clocking 47.04 … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 46.97 in the open 400-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Won the 400-meter title with a time of 47.39 in LSU’s outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Finished runner-up at the Miami Elite Invitational (47.25) … Competed in only two meets during the indoor season … Ran on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay that clocked 3:13.74 to win the event title at the New Mexico Invitational … Recorded a time of 48.42 in the 400-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Suffered an injury while running the 200-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and was out for the remainder of the indoor season.

2011 Solidified his reputation as one of the elite long jumpers in the NCAA after wrapping up the collegiate season as the national runner-up at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Earned his first career All-America honor and joined the 27-foot club by shattering his lifetime personal record with a jump of 27-0 on his fourth attempt of the long jump final en route to an NCAA runner-up finish … Was second only to three-time NCAA long jump champion Ngonidzashe Makusha of Florida State (27-6 ¾) in the national final … Moved into the No. 3 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the long jump, trailing only former NCAA champions John Moffitt (27-9 ½) and Llewellyn Starks (27-0 ½) in the school rankings … Also ranked No. 18 worldwide for the 2011 outdoor season after setting his PR of 27-0 at the NCAA Championships … Advanced to the NCAA semifinal in Des Moines following a second-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. (25-8 ¼) … Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the long jump after jumping 26-1 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor meet … Earned a 16th-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 48-8 ¾ … Won the long jump title at the LSU Invitational (25-4 ¾) … Earned a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold with a wind-aided mark of 26-1 ½ … Competed in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his career … Nearly took home All-America honors during the indoor season with a ninth-place finish at the national meet in College Station, Texas … Jumped a series-best 25-4 en route to a ninth-place finish in the final at the NCAA Indoor meet … Earned his first career all-conference honor during the 2011 indoor season with an All-SEC runner-up finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Matched his indoor PR with a series-best effort of 26-3 to take second place indoors at the SEC Championships … Added a seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor meet while jumping 51-7 ¾ … Scored a total of 10 points for the Tigers with his performance at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set his PR of 26-3 for the first time in a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational in LSU’s 2011 indoor season opener … Won the long jump at the LSU vs. Texas A&M Dual Meet with a mark of 25-10 ¼ … Placed third at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (25-0 ¾) and fifth at the Tyson Invitational (25-6 ¼) during the indoor season … Posted an indoor seasonal best in the triple jump at 51-10 in a fifth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational … Followed the collegiate season by representing Jamaica in the long jump at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea … Met the “A” qualifying standard with his seasonal-best jump of 27-0 at the NCAA meet … Managed an 18th-place finish in qualification at the World Championships after jumping a series-best 25-11 ½ … Also jumped 25-7 ½ to claim the silver medal for Jamaica in the long jump at the 2011 Central American & Caribbean Championships held in Puerto Rico.

2009 Was a 400-meter specialist who earned a pair of All-America honors during his freshman season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Ran as part of the foursome that earned a sixth-place finish at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2009 … Ran the second leg on the team that took sixth at the NCAA Indoor meet with a time of 3:08.47 in the national final … Anchored the Tigers to All-America honors with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet while running a seasonal best of 3:03.81 … Also earned his first career All-SEC honor during the outdoor season while running the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay that took second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:04.75 … Placed fifth in the mile relay at the SEC Indoor Championships … Was an NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the 400 meters while clocking a seasonal-best time of 47.05 seconds to take 11th place at the SEC Outdoor Championships

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2010 Proved to be one of the nation’s top young talents in the long jump and triple jump with his performance in 2010 … Ranked among the NCAA’s top freshmen performers in each event … Wrapped up the outdoor campaign as the nation’s No. 3-ranked freshman in both the long jump and triple jump … Shattered indoor and outdoor personal bests in both horizontal jumps during his freshman season … Made his debut in the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 14th place in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor meet with a top mark of 24-7 ¼ in the preliminary round … Finished in 20th place in the triple jump at the national meet with a top mark of 49-3 ½ in the competition … Qualified for the national meet with a third-place finish in the long jump (25-8) and a seventh-place finish in the triple jump (51-7 ¾w) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Scored six points for the Tigers with his performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Earned a fourth-place finish and five points in the long jump with a previous windlegal lifetime personal best of 26-0 ¼ on his sixth and final attempt of the competition … Added one point in the triple jump with an eighth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet after posting a top mark of

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Damar Forbes 50-2 ¾ in the event … Jumped a wind-legal PR of 52-0 in his outdoor debut in the triple jump to finish runner-up at the LSU Tiger Relays … Won the college section of the long jump at the Penn Relays with an impressive mark of 25-10 ¾ on his last jump of the competition … Also jumped 25-2 in the event in a runner-up finish at the LSU Tiger Relays in his outdoor season opener … Scored five points between the two events at the SEC Indoor Championships … Recorded an indoor PR and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 51-11 ¾ to take fifth place in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor meet … Finished in eighth place in the long jump with a provisional qualifying mark of 24-9 at the indoor meet … Posted a top NCAA provisional qualifying mark with an indoor PR of 25-1 ¼ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier. PRIOR TO LSU One of the top jumps prospects in the United States for the Class of 2009 … Came to LSU with a personal best of 24-8 ¼ in the long jump … Also competed in the triple jump with a personal best of 48-1 ¼ … Won the long jump title at the 2008 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Omaha, Neb., with his personal-best mark of 24-8 ¼ … Mark ranked No. 7 overall by a high school boy in the United States in 2008 and No. 2 by a member of the Class of 2009 … Was the Georgia Class 5A state champion in the long jump as a junior in 2008 after jumping 23-10 ½ at the state championship meet … Was the nation’s No. 2-ranked long jumper in the 2009 indoor season after setting a mark of 24-6 ½ to win the event title at the LSU High School Classic … He also set his overall personal best of 48-1 ¼ to win the triple jump title at the LSU High School Classic … Coached at the club level by Eric T. Merriweather of the Sprint Athletics Track Club. PERSONAL Full name is Damar Hopeton Forbes … Born on Sept. 11, 1990, in St. Ann, Jamaica … Son of Joan and Hopeton Forbes … Has an older brother, Damion Ricketts, who is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. … Has two brothers, Valentine and Dujon, and one sister, Deaundra … Lived in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to Pittsburgh, Pa., at the age of 7 … Was a member of the Technology Student Association at his high school for two years … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

Riker Hylton

Sr./Sr. – 5-11 – Linstead, Jamaica St. Jago HS/Essex CC Major: General Studies Events: 200M (IN: 21.08; OUT: 20.98), 400M (IN: 46.30; OUT: 45.30)

taking fourth place overall in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 45.85 in the NCAA quarterfinals … The fourth-place finisher in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking 46.35 in the conference final … Won the 400-meter dash at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 45.93 … Kicked off the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish at the LSU Invitational after running 46.32 … Also an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 indoor season … Finished in 14th place overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships after clocking 46.83 in the qualifying round … Earned his first career All-America honor as the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Led off with a 46.36-second split on the team that took eighth place at the NCAA Indoor meet with a time of 3:08.01 … Nearly took home All-SEC honors during the indoor season while running the second leg on LSU’s mile relay that placed third at the SEC Indoor meet … Helped LSU record an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:05.61 in the conference final … Set an indoor personal record of 46.30 in an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 10 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 400 meters … Emerged as one of the world’s top young 400-meter runners with his performance following the collegiate season … Crowned the Jamaican champion in the event after setting a lifetime PR of 45.30 in the 400-meter final at the Jamaican Senior National Championships in Kingston … Actually clocked back-to-back PRs with times of 45.58 in the semifinal and 45.30 in the final … His PR of 45.30 ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list for the 400-meter dash … Represented Jamaica at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea … Ran the third leg on Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team that captured a World Championships bronze medal after running 3:00.10 … Added a 24th-place finish in the 400-meter dash in his first World Championships appearance. PRIOR TO LSU One of the top 400-meter runners in the JUCO ranks during his two-year career at Essex Community College … Earned All-America honors during the 2009 season after placing third in the final of the 400-meter dash at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Crossed the finish line in the national finals with a previous PR of 45.92 … Also competed in the 200-meter final at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships, placing sixth nationally with a time of 21.31 in the final … Recorded a wind-legal PR of 20.98 in the national semifinal of the 200-meter dash to earn a spot in the final … Carried that momentum into the 2010 indoor season … Set previous indoor bests of 21.30 in the 200 meters and 46.70 in the 400 meters … Wrapped up the 2010 indoor season by winning the 400-meter title at the NJCAA Indoor Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the indoor national meet … A product of sprint power St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica … Enjoyed an outstanding senior season at St. Jago High School in 2008 … Represented Jamaica at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Athletics Championships in Toluca, Mexico … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that won a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the NACAC Championships with a time of 3:05.61 in the final … Just missed winning a medal in the 400-meter dash at the 2008 NACAC U-23 Athletics Championships after finishing fourth with a time of 46.30 in the event final … Recorded back-to-back times of 46.20 in the semifinal round and 46.46 in the final to place seventh in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican National Championships in 2008 … While competing as a senior for St. Jago High School, won a silver medal in the 400-meter dash at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, running a time of 47.33 in the final … Won three gold medals in the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships as a junior in 2007 in the 400 meters (46.28), 4x100-meter relay (39.80) and 4x400-meter relay (3:09.51) … Won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay (3:07.10) and a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles (51.58) at the 2007 Carifta Games … Helped Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team win a bronze medal at the 2007 Pam Am Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, running the third leg on the squad that clocked a time of 3:06.17 … Placed fifth in the finals of the 400-meter dash at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships with a time of 47.04 in the final heat. PERSONAL Full name is Riker Lee Hylton … Born on Dec. 13, 1988 … Parents are Patrick and Carmen Hylton … Has a pair of siblings, Remona and Tanisher … Majoring in general studies.

2-time All-American 2011 World Championships Bronze Medalist (4x400 Relay) 2011 Wrapped up the 2011 collegiate season by anchoring the Tigers to an NCAA runner-up finish in the 4x400-meter relay with the second-fastest time in school history … Teamed with Robert Simmons (46.46), Ade Alleyne-Forte (45.21) and Caleb Williams (44.53) to take second place in the national final with a time of 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds … Clocked an impressive 44.88-second split on the anchor leg in the final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Ranks behind only LSU’s collegiate-record time of 2:59.59 set at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the school’s all-time performance list in the mile relay … Also recorded a career-low relay split of 44.68 seconds on the anchor leg at the 117th Penn Relays … Ran the fastest relay split by an LSU Tiger all-time at the Penn Relays while again teaming with Simmons, Alleyne-Forte and Williams for a runner-up finish at 3:02.33 for LSU’s third-fastest time in meet history … Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash in his debut season with the Tigers … Finished in 14th place overall in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after clocking 45.83 in the national semifinal … Qualified for the semifinal round after

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2009 Was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the hammer throw during his freshman season at LSU … Just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Recorded a throw of 200-9 at the regional meet … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the hammer at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted a mark of 203-5 at the SEC Outdoor meet … Finished the 2009 outdoor season with a prior personal best of 205-0 in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Recorded a total of six NCAA Regional qualifying marks on the year … Also threw the hammer at the LSU Tiger Relays (200-9), Texas Relays (203-2), Sun Angel Classic (201-2) and Penn Relays (198-3) … Competed in the weight throw during the indoor season … Won the weight throw title at the LSU Twilight with a previous personal best of 66-5 ¾, which ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Performance was also an NCAA provisional qualifying mark … Scored five points for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Recorded an NCAA provisional mark of 64-3 ¼ at the conference meet … Also posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 64-4 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Honored for his performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Michael Lauro

Sr./Sr. – 5-9 – Providence, R.I. Classical HS/Rhode Island Major: Marketing Events: Weight Throw (70-7), Hammer Throw (223-0) 3-time All-American All-SEC 2011 Emerged as one of the elite throwers in the NCAA while earning his third career All-America honor during the 2011 outdoor season … Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa … Posted a top mark of 221 feet, 3 inches in his series at the NCAA Outdoor meet to help the Tigers earn a fourth-place finish in the final team standings … Followed the collegiate season by setting a personal record of 223-0 in his victory at Hammerama 2011 held in Providence, R.I., during the summer … Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships while throwing 217-11 … Posted a series-best mark of 217-9 to take fourth place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., earning a spot in the hammer field at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Won back-to-back hammer throw titles at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (216-2) and LSU Alumni Gold (218-10) during the outdoor season … Also placed second at the Penn Relays (206-10) and third at the Texas Relays (210-6) … Earned his first career All-SEC honor during the 2011 indoor season with a second-place finish in the 35-pound weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set a PR of 70-7 at the SEC Indoor meet to take over the No. 2 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … That performance also earned automatic qualification to the NCAA Indoor Championships held in College Station, Texas … Finished in 11th place at the NCAA Indoor meet with a series-best mark of 66-4 ¼ … Won the weight throw event title at the Razorback Invitational (69-6 ¾) … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career … Honored with the Most Improved Athlete Award through the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet in 2011.

PRIOR TO LSU Spent his true freshman season at Rhode Island before transferring to LSU in the fall of 2008 … Competed unattached in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors during the 2008 season … Coached at Rhode Island by Tom Petranoff, who is a former world-record holder in the javelin … Finished the 2008 season with bests of 190 feet in the hammer throw and 60 feet in the weight throw … Threw both implements during his prep career at Classical High School in Providence … Threw 65 feet in the weight throw and 210 feet in the hammer throw during his senior season … Was a division and class champion in the hammer throw … Helped lead his high school team to freshman state, division and class titles. PERSONAL Full name is Michael Hays Lauro … Born on July 1, 1989 … Son of Michael and Teresa Lauro … Has a younger sister named Catherine … Was a member of the honor roll for four years in high school … Was an Academic All-State and All-America selection in high school … Majoring in marketing.

Barrett Nugent

2010 An NCAA Championships participant during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned a pair of All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association while competing in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., and hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Earned All-America honors while finishing among the top eight Americans in national competition … Finished in 11th place overall in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor meet, recording a series-best mark of 67-3 ¼ at the national meet … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships after posting a seasonal-best and then personal-best NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 68-3 ¼ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier in the team’s regular season finale … Finished the indoor season as the No. 15-ranked performer in the NCAA with his top mark of 68-3 ¼ … Just missed earning All-SEC honors during the indoor season by scoring six points for the Tigers with a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (67-2 ¾) … Also threw 67 feet at the LSU Twilight (67-9) and New Mexico Invitational (67-1 ¾) … Earned a 12th-place finish in the hammer throw in his first career appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Threw 209-5 on his second attempt at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Advanced to the national meet by throwing 211-6 with a sixth-place finish in qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Also just missed earning All-SEC honors outdoors with a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships (213-1) … Finished in third place at both the Texas Relays (213-4) and Penn Relays (208-9) … Set a seasonal best in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold with a seasonal-best mark of 217-8 … Mark ranked No. 3 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw at the end of the 2010 outdoor season … Finished the outdoor season tied as the No. 13-ranked performer in the NCAA with his top mark of 217-8 … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career.

Sr./Sr. – 6-1 – Maurice, La. North Vermillion HS Major: Disaster Science Management Events: 60H (7.60), 110H (13.35)

NCAA Champion 7-time All-American NCAA Mideast Regional Champion 3-time SEC Champion 3-time All-SEC

2011 Snapped a 25-year drought as LSU’s first NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles with his victory at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … After earning a spot in the final round with a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 13.48 seconds in the national semifinals, clocked a wind-aided 13.28 to take home his first career national championship … Took down the defending NCAA champion Andrew Riley of Illinois (13.33w) in the final after finishing as the national runner-up to Riley during his sophomore season in 2010 … Became the first LSU Tiger to win the NCAA title in the 110-meter hurdles since Eric Reid at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge in 1987 … Advanced to the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing in sixth place overall in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked a wind-legal time of 13.75 in the NCAA quarterfinals … Defended his SEC Outdoor crown in the sprint hurdles with a wind-aided 13.61 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Athens, Ga. … Put his name in the NCAA record books with his win at the Texas Relays after running a wind-aided 13.19 in the final … Became the No. 2-ranked sprint hurdler in collegiate history with the No. 4-ranked hurdles performance under all conditions in matching the windy 13.19 by USC’s Robert Reading in 1989 … Only trails times of 12.91w, 13.00 and 13.16 by the great Renaldo Nehemiah of Maryland in 1979 … Was honored as the SEC Male Runner of the Week following his performance at the Texas Relays … Added four other 110-meter hurdles titles to his resume in 2011 with wins at the LSU Alumni Gold (13.35w), LSU Invitational (13.58), LSU Tiger Relays (13.61w) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (13.61) … Also earned All-America honors during the outdoor season while running the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that took fourth place with a time of 39.20 in the final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Wrapped up another successful indoor campaign as the NCAA runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Raced to a seasonal-best time of 7.61 in the national final to finish runner-up to Riley (7.58) … Qualified to run at the NCAA Indoor meet with a best of 7.73 during the regular season in a runner-up finish at the Tyson Invitational … Won the 60-meter hurdles at the LSU vs. Texas A&M Dual Meet in College Station with a time of 7.75 … Crossed the finish line for fourth place at the SEC Indoor Championships after running 7.95 in the conference final … Honored with the Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award and Academic/ Athletic Accomplishment Award during the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet in 2011.

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2010 Proved to be a national title contender in the sprint hurdles during his sophomore season in 2010 … Picked up three All-America certificates on the season … Also swept Southeastern Conference titles in the 60-meter hurdles indoors and 110-meter hurdles outdoors … Capped the season as the national runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles with his school-record setting performance at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Broke Eric Reid’s 23-year-old school record in the event with a personal-best time of 13.49 in the national final … Time was the No. 3-ranked performance by a collegian during the outdoor season … Set back-to-back personal bests at the NCAA Championships with a time of 13.52 in the national semifinal before a school-record time of 13.49 in the final round … Lowered his school record over the summer at the USA Outdoor Championships, finishing in fifth place in the final with a wind-legal personal record of 13.35 … Also picked up All-America honors for the second-straight season as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team … Combined with Will Coppage, Armanti Hayes and Gabriel Mvumvure to run 39.27 for a third-place finish in the national final … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that qualified for the NCAA Championships with a win in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Clocked 39.00 to win its heat and finish second overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals in the 110-meter hurdles with the fourth-fastest time of the quarterfinal round at 13.67 … Became the first LSU Tiger to be crowned SEC champion in the 110-meter hurdles since Bernard Williams in 1985 with his win at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked a winning time of 13.56 in the conference final … Also became the first Tiger in meet history to win the Penn Relays title with a winning time of 13.58 … Earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Recorded a time of 7.65 in the national final … Finished the indoor season as the school-record holder in the 60-meter hurdles with a seasonal-best time of 7.60 in the national semifinal … Broke Ryan Fontenot’s school record for the first time at the SEC Indoor meet as he took home the conference title with a winning time of 7.65 … Became the first Tiger to be crowned SEC Indoor champion in the sprint hurdles since Sherman Morris won the 55-meter hurdles in 1991 … Also took the 60 hurdles at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.74) and New Mexico Invitational (7.80). 2009 Emerged as one of the nation’s top sprint hurdlers in his first season with the Tigers … Was an NCAA finalist in the 110-meter hurdles in his first career appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Nearly took home All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Outdoor meet held in Fayetteville, Ark. … Clocked a time of 14.01 while running into a strong headwind of 2.0 meters per second in the national final … Qualified for the NCAA final after finishing fifth in both the first round and semifinal rounds at the national meet … Was crowned the event champion in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Took home the regional crown with a previous wind-legal PR of 13.66 in the regional final … His seasonal best and personal-best time ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 110 hurdles at the end of the 2009 season … Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the sprint hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships (13.88) … Earned his first career All-America honor as a member of the Tigers’ 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up in 2009 … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that clocked a seasonal-best time of 38.67 en route to a second-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Also ran on the 4x100-meter relay that qualified for the national final with a time of 38.72 in the semifinal round … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season … Recorded a seasonal best of 7.93 at the Tyson Invitational … Indoor season was cut short due to an injury suffered in the preliminary round at the Tyson Invitational … Named a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

PRIOR TO LSU One of the elite hurdle prospects in the United States for the Class of 2008 … Personal-best time of 13.70 in the 110-meter hurdles ranked No. 7 in the nation in 2007 … Was the second-fastest time recorded by a member of the Class of 2008 … Was a three-time Class 3A state champion in the 100-meter dash (10.46), 110 hurdles (13.72) and 300 hurdles (37.40) while competing at the 2007 LHSAA State Outdoor Championships … Actually broke his own state record in the 300 hurdles with his time of 37.40 at the state meet en route to being named the meet’s Most Outstanding Performer for Class 3A … Followed that effort by successfully defending his title in the 110 hurdles at the state meet in 2008 … Also played football and basketball during his high school career. PERSONAL Full name is Barrett Adam Nugent … Born on Jan. 29, 1990 … Son of Keith and Denise Nugent … Has two sisters, Simone and Olivia … Sister Simone attends LSU Law School … Majoring in disaster science management.

Robert Simmons

Sr./Sr. – 5-9 – Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Hightower HS Major: General Studies Event: 400M (IN: 46.22; OUT: 45.84) 5-time All-American SEC Champion 3-time All-SEC 2011 Picked up two All-America honors during his junior season in 2011 as a member of LSU’s mile relay team … Led off LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up while running the second-fastest time in school history at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Ran a 46.46-second split on the leadoff leg as he teamed with Ade Alleyne-Forte (45.21), Caleb Williams (44.53) and Riker Hylton (44.88) to take second place in the national final with a time of 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds … That relay effort ranks behind only LSU’s collegiate-record time of 2:59.59 set at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the school’s all-time performance list in the 4x400-meter relay … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that earned its spot in the national semifinals with a runner-up finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (3:03.95) … Advanced to the finals in Des Moines after leading off the team that clocked 3:04.38 in the national semifinals … Also led off LSU’s 4x400 relay that finished in second place at the Penn Relays (3:02.33) and third place at the Texas Relays (3:02.23) in 2011 … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 outdoor season … Finished in 18th place in the quarterfinals after clocking 47.11 seconds at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Placed 11th in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (47.14) … Clocked his outdoor seasonalbest time of 46.86 in a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned All-America honors during the indoor season after running a 46.39-second split on the third leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay that took eighth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … The team ran a time of 3:08.01 in the national final at the NCAA Indoor meet … Nearly earned all-conference honors indoors as the third leg on the mile relay team that took third place at the SEC Indoor Championships the No. 9-ranked effort in school history at 3:05.61 … Qualified for the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor meet while running a 2011 indoor seasonal best of 46.54 to take ninth place overall in the conference final. 2010 Earned his third career All-America and All-SEC honors during the indoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team ... Ran the second leg on the relay team that finished in third place with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:05.65 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Also ran the second leg on the Tigers’ mile relay that earned an All-SEC runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (3:06.11) ... Added two more points for the Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships with a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash ... Set an indoor seasonal-best time of 46.76 in the conference final ... Reached the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the 400 meters during the indoor season ... Also clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.12 during the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor meet ... Competed in the 400 meters outdoors at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. ... Finished in 16th place overall in the NCAA prelims with a time of 46.32 in the national quarterfinal ... Recorded an outdoor seasonal best of 46.19 in the first round of qualifying in Greensboro ... Finished in 13th place in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (47.40) ... Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that advanced to the national semifinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Helped the team to a fourth-place finish in the NCAA quarterfinals with a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 ... Ran the 400-meter leg of LSU’s 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team that set a new school record with a win at the Texas Relays, clocking a time of 3:16.01 ... Combined with Caleb Williams (200 meters), Gabriel Mvumvure (200 meters) and Richard Jones (800 meters) to set a new school record in the event.

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Sr./Sr. – 6-0 – Round Rock, Texas Manor HS/North Texas Major: Sport Administration Events: 60M (6.68), 100M (10.35), 200M (IN: 20.98; OUT: 20.78) All-American

Robert Simmons 2009 Proved to be one of the top 400-meter runners in the country during his true freshman season ... Earned his first career individual All-America honor with a fourth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas ... Crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 46.28 in the national final ... Qualified for the final with the fastest preliminary time of 46.63 at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Also earned All-America honors during the indoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team ... Anchored the team to a sixth-place finish at the national meet with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:08.47 ... Was crowned SEC champion in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season with an indoor personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.22 in the conference final ... Broke the 47-second barrier indoors for the first time at the Tyson Invitational where he finished in third place with a time of 46.55 ... Finished the 2009 indoor season ranked No. 7 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 400 meters ... Was also an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400 meters during the outdoor season ... Set a new overall personal best of 45.84 in the national semifinal to qualify for the NCAA final in his first career appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Did not finish the race in the NCAA final after pulling up on the backstretch with a leg injury ... Qualified automatically for the national meet with a fifth-place finish in the open quarter at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, clocking a time of 46.01 in the regional final ... Also earned a fifth-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Clocked 46.08 in the final at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Earned all-conference honors while running the leadoff leg on the Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team that took second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Led off the foursome that ran 3:04.75 at the SEC meet ... Also led off the relay that finished in fifth place at the regional meet with a time of 3:06.79.

2011 An impact newcomer for the Tigers with his performance as a junior in 2011 … Earned All-America honors during the 2011 outdoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team … Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 39.20 seconds to take fourth place in the national final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Was also an NCAA semifinalist in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season … Finished in a tie for 20th place in the 200-meter semifinal after clocking a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 21.06 in his heat … Advanced to the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after taking sixth place in the quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked 21.16 in the national quarterfinal into a strong headwind of 2.3 meters per second … Also competed in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Finished in 36th place in the first round of qualifying with a time of 10.70 … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that finished in fifth place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 39.01 to advance to the national semifinal … Nearly earned a spot in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he finished in ninth place with a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 10.41 in the qualifying round … Earned a 14th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet with a wind-aided 21.08 in the preliminary round … Certainly made an impact on LSU’s sprint relay teams during the 2011 outdoor season … Led off LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that captured its ninth Championship of America title all-time at the 117th Penn Relays … Teamed with Horatio Williams, Tristan Walker and Gabriel Mvumvure to run the second-fastest time in Penn Relays history at 38.77 en route to LSU’s first 4x100-meter relay title since 2008 … A member of LSU’s 4x200-meter relay squad that set a school record en route to its ninth Texas Relays title in program history … Teamed with Williams, Walker and Mvumvure again for a winning time of 1 minute, 20.45 seconds in setting a new school record at the Texas Relays … Took down the 16-year-old school record of 1:20.85 in the 4x200-meter relay that was previously set by a team of Eddie Kennison, Milton Mallard, Byron Logan and Rohsaan Griffin in 1995 … Wrapped up by the 2011 indoor season by setting a new personal record in the 60-meter dash after clocking a seasonal best of 6.68 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … PR ranks in a tie for the No. 5 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 60-meter dash … Finished in 12th place in the 60 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 6.80 in the preliminary round … Added a 19th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet with a qualifying time of 21.77 … Set an indoor season best of 21.50 for the 200 meters in a 13th-place finish at the Razorback Invitational. PRIOR TO LSU A standout sprinter during his two-year stint at the University of North Texas before transferring to LSU for his junior season … An NCAA semifinalist in the 60-meter dash at the 2010 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … Earned a 13th-place finish nationally in the 60-meter dash during his sophomore season, clocking a time of 6.71 in the national semifinal

PRIOR TO LSU Signed with LSU as one of the premier 400-meter recruits in the world for the Class of 2008 ... Burst onto the international scene at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Ran a personal best and the fourth-fastest time in the nation by a high school boy with a time of 46.40 in the semifinal round ... His time also ranked No. 1 in the United States by a member of the Class of 2008 ... It was also ranked No. 20 in the world by an athlete under the age of 20 ... Went on to finish fourth in the 400 meters at the Pan Am Juniors with a time of 46.46 in the final ... Did not come home from the Pan Am Juniors empty-handed as he ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that won silver in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:06.15 ... Also competed in numerous national competitions, including the 2007 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships, where he won silver in the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 21.11 and bronze in the 400 meters with a time of 47.28 ... Won two gold medals at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals as a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relays for Team Texas ... Was named to the 2007 Boys All-USA Track and Field Team by USA Today for his performance ... Followed the success of his junior season by winning a silver medal in the 400 meters at the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championships, clocking an indoor personal best of 47.80 at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York ... Was no stranger to team success after leading Fort Bend Hightower to the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state championship in 2007. PERSONAL Full name is Robert Rapheal Simmons ... Born on July 18, 1989 ... Parents are John and Jacquiline Mamon ... Has one sister, Racheal, and two brothers, Rodrick and Rondell ... Majoring in general studies.

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… A two-time Sun Belt Conference Indoor champion during his sophomore season in 2010 … Won indoor conference titles in the 55-meter dash (6.20) and 200-meter dash (20.98) at the 2010 SBC Indoor Championships … Enjoyed a record-setting performance at the 2010 SBC Indoor Championships as his winning times are faster than any athlete in the history of the Sun Belt Conference and are school records at North Texas … Set a former personal best of 6.69 in the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational during the 2010 indoor season … Was a national quarterfinalist in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season at the 2010 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds held in Austin, Texas … Burst onto the college scene as a freshman in 2009 as he was named the SBC Indoor and SBC Outdoor Freshman of the Year … Ran the third leg on North Texas’ 4x100-meter relay team that finished in 11th place at the 2009 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, running a seasonal-best time of 39.59 … Set his personal best of 10.35 in the 100 meters at the North Texas Twilight during his freshman season in 2009 … Was a six-time All-SBC performer during his career at North Texas … Was also a four-time SBC Performer of the Week … Followed his freshman season by winning two medals for the United States at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships held at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad … Struck gold as a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team after winning silver in the 200 meters … Set his personal-best time of 20.78 in the 200-meter dash in the semifinal round at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships … Also ran a previous personal best of 20.86 to win the 200-meter title at the 2009 USATF Junior Nationals. PERSONAL Full name is Keyth Damon Talley … Born on March 13, 1990 … Parents are Keith and Mia Talley … Has three siblings, Keirsten, Jayson and Kaelony … Has one daughter, Laila … Father was a two-time NCAA champion hurdler at the University of Alabama during his collegiate career from 1986-87 … Father also won a total of seven SEC event titles with the Crimson Tide … Has an uncle, Daryl Drake, who is a wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears of the NFL … Has a cousin, A.J. Williams, who plays cornerback for the Buffalo Bills … In addition to running track, played football for three years as a cornerback and wide receiver during his prep career at Manor High School … Graduated among the top 10 percent of his senior class at Manor High School … Majoring in sports administration at with a concentration in sport commerce.

Caleb Williams

Jr./Jr. – 5-9 – Houma, La. H.L. Bourgeois HS Major: Sport Administration Event: 400M (IN: 46.08; OUT: 45.61) 3-time All-American All-SEC 2011 Took his performance to another level as a sophomore in 2011 as one of the premier 400-meter runners in the Southeastern Conference … Competed in the open quarter at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships for the second-straight season … Nearly earned his first All-America honor in the event with a 12th-place finish nationally after clocking 46.79 in the preliminary round in College Station, Texas … Took home his second career All-America honor as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team while running anchor on LSU’s foursome that finished in eighth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 8.01 seconds … Advanced to the national quarterfinals in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season, finishing in 17th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., after running 47.10 … Rebounded with his effort in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Clocked a career-best 44.53-second split while running the third leg on LSU’s relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up during the outdoor season … Teamed with Robert Simmons, Ade Alleyne-Forte and Riker Hylton to run the secondfastest relay time in program history with a 3:01.07 clocking to finish behind only Texas A&M (3:00.62) for the national title … Ranks behind only LSU’s collegiate-record time of 2:59.59 set at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the school’s all-time performance list in the mile relay … Earned sixth-place finishes in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Recorded an indoor personal best of 46.08 seconds in the conference final to score three points for the Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships … Nearly anchored the team to All-SEC honors in the mile relay during the indoor season as the Tigers placed third at the SEC Indoor Championships with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:05.61 in the final … Followed with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 46.84 in the final heat … Opened the outdoor season by running a lifetime PR of 45.61 in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Wrapped up the 2011 season ranked No. 5 indoors and No. 9 outdoors on LSU’s all-time performance list in the 400 meters … Anchored LSU’s 4x400 relay to a third-place finish at the Texas Relays with the No. 9-ranked time in program history at 3:02.23 … Also ran the third leg on the relay that finished runner-up at the Penn Relays (3:02.33) … Ran 46.65 in his indoor opener at the Tyson Invitational to take fifth place.

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2010 A standout 400-meter runner for the Tigers during his freshman campaign … Anchored the Tigers to an All-American third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., clocking an indoor seasonal best of 3:05.65 in the national final … Also earned all-conference honors indoors as a member of LSU’s mile relay team … Anchored the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor meet with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:06.11 … Competed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his career … Just missed earning individual All-America honors as he clocked a time of 46.82 seconds for a 10th-place finish in the preliminary round at the national meet ... Qualified for the NCAA meet with an indoor personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.53 set in the event final at the SEC Indoor meet … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the conference final … Indoor PR ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season … Also ran 46.87 in the prelim round at the SEC Indoor Championships … Became an NCAA provisional qualifier for the first time at the Tyson Invitational (47.12) … Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Ran the first leg on the foursome that finished in 13th place in the national semifinal (3:07.97) … Ran a 46.09-second split on the team that qualified for the NCAA semifinal with a fourth-place finish overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., running a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 to win its quarterfinal heat … Also ran the leadoff leg on the team that scored five points with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:04.92) … Set a new lifetime personal record of 46.50 in the open 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, where he finished in 20th place in the NCAA quarterfinal with a time of 46.86 … Also clocked 46.68 in the first round of qualifying. PRIOR TO LSU The premier 400-meter runner in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2009 … Came to LSU with personal bests of 20.95w in the 200 meters and 47.02 in the 400 meters … Wrapped up his high school career at H.L. Bourgeois by winning back-to-back state championships in the 400 meters in 2008 and 2009 … Was the Class 4A state champion in the 400 meters during his senior season in 2009, winning with a time of 47.49 in the state final … Also captured the Class 5A state title in the event as a junior in 2008 with a winning time of 48.10 at the state meet … Recorded a time of 21.32 in the 200 meters in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions on April 4, 2009 … Also clocked 47.20 in the 400 meters in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions on the same day. PERSONAL Full name is Caleb Butch Williams … Born on Dec. 14, 1990 … Mother is Debra Williams … Has two brothers, Charles and Cobe … A recipient of the American Legion Award at H.L. Bourgeois High School … Was named a U.S. Marine Most Distinguished Athlete … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

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So./So. – 5-11 – Plaisance Garden, Trinidad & Tobago Queen’s Royal College Major: Undecided Events: 100M (10.39), 200M (20.89)

2011 Competed in five meets during his true freshman season in 2011 … Swept 100-meter and 200-meter titles at the Cole-Lancon Invitational during the outdoor season … Clocked wind-legal times of 10.58 in the 100 meters and 21.66 in the 200 meters in two wins at the Cole-Lancon Invitational … Set a wind-legal seasonal best of 10.41 in the 100-meter dash to take 27th place in his outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Posted a wind-legal 10.59 to take ninth place in the B section of the 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold … Followed with a wind-aided 21.30 for fifth place in B section of the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Made his collegiate debut indoors at the Razorback Invitational … Finished in 25th place in the 200-meter dash (21.98) and 30th place in the 60-meter dash (7.03) at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season … Also competed in the 60 meters at the Tyson Invitational during the indoor season. PRIOR TO LSU Joined the LSU program following his prep career at Queen’s Royal College in the country of Trinidad & Tobago … Represented his nation at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada … Anchored the Trinidad & Tobago 4x100-meter relay team to a bronzemedal winning third-place finish at the World Junior Championships with a time of 39.72 in the final … Was a World Junior Championships semifinalist in the 100-meter dash … Also ran the anchor leg for Trinidad & Tobago on the 4x100-meter relay team that set a meet record of 39.77 en route to the gold medal at the 2010 Central American & Caribbean Championships held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic … Helped the Trinidad & Tobago team win a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2010 Carifta Games with a time of 40.41 in the final … Ran a 2010 seasonal-best time of 10.50 to place sixth in the 100-meter dash final at the Carifta Games … Set personal bests of 10.39 in the 100-meter dash and 20.89 in the 200-meter dash in sweeping Under-20 gold medals at the 2009 Sagicor National Open Championships held in the capital city of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. PERSONAL Full name is Shermund Lamon Malcolm Allsop … Born on March 21, 1991 … Currently undecided on a major.

Kyron Blaise

Sr./Sr. – 5-11 – Toco, Trinidad & Tobago Toco HS/South Plains College Major: Sport Administration Events: Long Jump (IN: 25-6 ¼; OUT: 25-11), Triple Jump (IN: 53-8 ¼; OUT: 53-1 ¾)

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2011 One of the nation’s leading horizontal jumpers as an NCAA Championships qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump in 2011 … Nearly earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … Jumped a series-best 52 feet, 10 inches at the national meet … Added a 12th-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a top mark of 24-7 in the competition … Moved into the No. 10 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the triple jump with a lifetime personal best of 53-8 ¼ set in a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the triple jump title at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 53-2 ¼ … Became an NCAA qualifier for the first time at the Razorback Invitational while taking second place with a top mark of 53-4 ½ … Also set an indoor personal best in the long jump with a jump of 25-6 ¼ to win the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Opened the 2011 season with a mark of 24-11 ¾ in a third-place finish in the long jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the triple jump during the outdoor season … Finished in 15th place in the event at the NCAA Outdoor meet in Des Moines, Iowa, at 51-1 … Advanced to the national semifinals with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Jumped a seasonal-best wind-legal mark of 51-2 ¾ at the NCAA East Prelims … Kicked off the outdoor season by taking third place in the triple jump at the Texas Relays with a seasonal best wind-aided mark of 53-3 ½ … Also competed in both jumps at the 117th Penn Relays, taking sixth place in the triple jump (50-4 ½) and 13th place in the long jump (23-7 ½) … Finished in 10th place in the long jump (24-6 ¼) and 11th place in the triple jump (50-1 ¼) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Followed the collegiate season by representing Trinidad & Tobago in both jumps at the Central American & Caribbean Championships in Puerto Rico. PRIOR TO LSU Established himself as the nation’s top jumper in the JUCO ranks during his career at South Plains College … Earned a total of five All-America honors at South Plains College while competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association … Helped lead South Plains College to a sweep of indoor and outdoor national championships during his freshman season in 2009 … Scored 14 points to lead South Plains to the team title at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Was crowned the NJCAA Outdoor champion in the triple jump after posting a mark of 51-7 ¾ at the national meet … Also placed fifth nationally in the long jump during the outdoor season after jumping 24-6 ½ at the national meet … Earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in both the long jump (24-7 ¾) and triple jump (51-2 ¼) at the NJCAA Indoor meet in 2009 … Scored a total of 12 points at the indoor national meet … Finished the 2009 outdoor season with a top wind-aided mark of 53-1 ¾ at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on May 2, 2009 … Opened the 2010 indoor season by recording a mark of 52-5 ½ in winning the triple jump title at the Texas Tech Invitational … Returned to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Classic and won the triple jump title with a JUCO personal best of 53-5 … Earned a pair of NJCAA Outdoor All-America honors in 2010 with a runner-up finish in the triple jump and a third-place finish in the long jump at the national meet … Owns a wind-legal personal best of 25-11 in the long jump after capturing the event title at the Hampton Games in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on May 18, 2009 … Is the national junior record holder in the triple jump in his native country of Trinidad & Tobago after winning the event crown with a jump of 52-1 ¼ at the Hampton Games during the 2008 season … Competed internationally for Trinidad & Tobago during the 2008 outdoor season … Represented his country in the triple jump at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland … Won a pair of gold medals in the Under-20 division at the 2008 Carifta Games, recording winning marks of 25-1 ¼ in the long jump and 51-8 ½ in the triple jump … A silver medalist in the triple jump in the U-20 division at the 2007 Carifta Games … Captured the bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships with a jump of 51-10 ½. PERSONAL Full name is Kyron Kwasie Blaise … Born on Oct. 3, 1989 … Parents are Theodore Edwards and Alicia Blaise Killar … Has three brothers, Shakeel, Trey and Elija, and two sisters, Teneka and Ciara … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

Rodney Brown

Fr./Fr. – 6-0 – Chappell Hill, Texas Navasota HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Discus

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PRIOR TO LSU One of the premier discus prospects in the country for the Class of 2011 … Was the nation’s No. 2-ranked discus thrower for his classification during the 2010 outdoor season … Set an impressive prep personal best of 198 feet, 7 inches in winning the discus title at the 2010 Willis Wildkat Relays during his junior season at Navasota High School … That mark was also the No. 9-ranked performance in the country among prep discus throwers in all classifications during the 2010 outdoor season … A two-time University Interscholastic League Class 3A state champion in the discus in 2010 and 2011 … Captured back-to-back state titles with winning throws of 174-8 in 2010

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and 187-2 in 2011 at the UIL Texas Class 3A State Track & Field Championships … Also a back-to-back Texas Region 3-3A champion in both the shot put and discus during his junior and senior seasons … Won regional titles in his junior season with throws of 53-1 ¼ in the shot put and 171-5 in the discus … Defended both regional titles as a senior with throws of 58-3 ½ in the shot put and 172-3 in the discus … Won a silver medal in the young men’s division of the discus throw at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, Calif. … Threw 185-5 on his sixth and final throw of the competition to move from third place to second place at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships … Also competed in the shot put at the Junior Olympics during the 2010 season … Was the 2010 USATF Region 12 Junior Olympic Championships gold medalist in the shot put (48-9) and silver medalist in the discus (170-10) in qualifying for the national meet … Threw an impressive 191-7 to win the discus title at the Brenham Regional Qualifiers during his junior campaign … In addition to competing in track and field at Navasota High School, also starred on the football field and in the weight room during his prep career … Played defensive end on the football team that advanced to the state quarterfinals in the fall of 2010 … An accomplished weight lifter who earned consecutive fourth-place finishes in the 220-pound weight class at the Texas state powerlifting meet in 2010 and 2011 … Lifted a total of 1,530 pounds at the Division 2 state meet in 2010, which is a sum of 570 pounds in the squat, 380 pounds in the bench press and 580 pounds in the dead lift … Improved while lifting 1,580 pounds during his senior season in 2011.

PERSONAL Full name is Rodney Andrey Brown … Born on May 21, 1993 … Parents are Rodell and Jacqueline Brown … Comes from a large family with three brothers and three sisters … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Joseph Caraway

Jr./Jr. – 5-9 - Lacassine, La. Lacassine HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 16-11 ½; OUT: 17-0 ¾)

2011 Scored 4.5 points for the Tigers by tying for fourth place in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set a new indoor personal record at the SEC Indoor meet with his clearance of 16 feet, 11 ½ inches to finish in a tie for fourth place with teammate Josh Dominguez … Helped LSU score a total of 17 points in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned third-place finishes in the event at the LSU Twilight (16-7 ½) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-6) during the indoor season … Was an NCAA qualifier in the event during the outdoor season … Tied for 28th place in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., with his mark at 16-0 ¾ … Opened the outdoor season by tying for second place at the LSU Tiger Relays with a clearance at 16-7 ½ … Posted an outdoor seasonal best of 16-8 in a tie for fifth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Cleared 16-0 ¾ to take seventh place at the 117th Penn Relays … Also cleared 16-0 ¾ in to finish in 11th place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Competed in a total of 15 meets for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2011 … Honored for his performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time … Also a recipient of LSU’s Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup during the 2011 Tiger Athletic Foundation Academic Excellence Gala. 2010 One of the top pole vaulters in the Southeastern Conference during his freshman season in 2010 … Scored a total of nine points for the Tigers at the SEC Championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned a fourth-place finish in his first career appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships by clearing a height of 16-8 ¾ … Was the fifth-place finisher at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-10 ¾ … Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Cleared 17-0 ¾ in the NCAA East Prelims to finish in a tie for 16th place and match his lifetime personal best … Cleared 17 feet twice during the outdoor season as he also cleared 17-0 ¾ to finish third at the Miami Elite Invitational … Earned a second-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays (16-7 ½) and a second-place finish in the college section at the Penn Relays (16-6- ¾) … Also wrapped up his indoor season by recording a new indoor personal best of 16-11 in a first-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Competed in a total of 15 meets during his freshman season. PRIOR TO LSU The No. 1 pole vaulter in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2009 … Wrapped up his senior season at Lacassine High School by winning the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division II indoor state title and Class B outdoor state title in the pole vault … Set a prep personal best and LHSAA Division II Indoor State Championships meet record of 16-2 to win the 2009 indoor state title … Finished the 2009 indoor season as the nation’s fifth-ranked boy’s pole vaulter with his top mark of 16-2 … Also set a prep outdoor personal best and LHSAA Class B Outdoor State Championships meet record of 16-0 to win the 2009 outdoor state title … Also swept indoor and outdoor state titles during his junior season in 2008 … Improved his overall PR by nearly two feet between his

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junior and senior seasons … Competed at the 2008 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships, where he earned a sixth-place finish in the young men’s division … Wrapped up his high school career with 14 meet records in the state.

PERSONAL Full name is Joseph Calloura Caraway … Born on Oct. 13, 1990 … Son of Julius Caraway III and LaDonna Caraway … Has three older siblings: Julius IV, Barbara and Katarina … Father played football at McNeese State … His two sisters also ran track at McNeese State … Graduated from Lacassine High School with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average … Was the valedictorian of his senior class … Winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman for the state of Louisiana during his senior year … Served as Class President for two years and was a member of the Student Council for four years … Four-time recipient of JDPB Outstanding Achievement honor … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Richard Chautin

Sr./Sr. – 5-10 – Arnaudville, La. Beau Chene HS Major: International Trade & Finance Events: Mile (4:16.51), 3,000M (IN: 8:20.32; OUT: 8:30.10), 5,000M (IN: 14:29.11; OUT: 14:43.90), 10,000M (30:28.04)

2011 One of LSU’s leading distance runners throughout the 2011 season … Earned a 12th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Championships with his time of 14 minutes, 46.29 seconds … Set a new lifetime personal best in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational while clocking 14:29.11 to take 11th place in the event … Moved into the No. 8 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000 meters after posting a PR in New York … Also set a lifetime PR of 8:20.32 in the 3,000 meters with his 16th-place finish in the invitational race at the Razorback Invitational … Won the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight with a time of 8:27.85 … Kicked off the indoor season by taking third place in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational (8:53.39) … Ran 4:17.79 in his only appearance in the mile during the 2011 season … Took 17th place in the college division at the Tyson Invitational … Opened the outdoor season with a win in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 3:57.08 … Set an outdoor PR of 14:43.90 in the 5,000 meters with his victory at the LSU Tiger Relays … Clocked 14:48.92 for a finish of 31st place at the Penn Relays … Ran 15:19.17 to take third place in the 5,000 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Made one appearance in the 800 meters during the outdoor season, clocking 2:02.09 in a 22nd place at the Louisiana Classics … Ran the second leg on LSU’s foursome that took eight place in the 4x1,500meter relay at the Texas Relays with a time of 16:08.06 … Honored as LSU’s Cross Country Runner of the Year during the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet held in April … Recognized for his effort in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career … Was also presented the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup at the 2011 Tiger Athletic Foundation Academic Excellence Gala. 2010 Earned varsity letters during the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2010 … Set personal bests in four different events during his sophomore season … Established new indoor personal bests in the mile (4:16.51), 3,000 meters (8:30.10) and 5,000 meters (14:39.79) … PRs in the mile and 3,000 meters were set at the Tyson Invitational … Set his indoor PR in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the 3,000 meters during his outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics with a new outdoor personal best of 8:29.08 … Earned a 24th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a new outdoor personal best of 14:47.87 … Did not finish the 10,000-meter race at the SEC Outdoor meet … Made his collegiate debut in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays, where he set an impressive best of 30:28.04 to finish in 14th place … His performance in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season … Won the 5,000 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 14:49.90 … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x1,500-meter relay team that earned a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays with the third-fastest time in school history at 15:32.74 … Teamed with Michael Florek, Sadiki White and Alan Sticker to run 15:32.74 … Competed in a total of 11 meets during his sophomore campaign … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season. 2009 Lettered for the Tigers during the indoor season … Competed in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, where he did not finish the race … Recorded an indoor seasonal best of 15:03.42 in the 5,000 meters at the SEC/Big12 Challenge during the indoor season … Also competed in the 5k at the Tyson Invitational (15:33.80) where he finished in ninth place … Also competed in the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor campaign … Recorded top times of 4:24.16 in the mile and 8:49.63 in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Competed in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Clocked bests of 4:00.05 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold and 14:50.25 in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Angel Classic.

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Cullen Doody

Jr./Jr. – 5-7 – Arabi, La. Jesuit HS Major: Biological Sciences Events: 1,500M (4:04.72), 3,000M (9:12.90), 5,000M (15:44.84)

PRIOR TO LSU A standout distance runner at Beau Chene High School in Amaudville, La. ... Led his squad to a state championship as a sophomore in 2005 ... Joined the LSU program with personal bests of 4:23 in the 1,600 meters and 9:35 in the 3,200 meters. PERSONAL Full name is Richard Francis Chautin ... Born on March 31, 1989 ... Parents are Myran and Karen Chautin ... Has two older brothers, Andy and Justin ... Majoring in international trade and finance.

Roger Cooke

So./So. - 6-0 – Glen Allen, Va. Hermitage HS Major: History Events: 1,500M (4:06.68), 3,000M (9:05.49), 5,000M (IN: 15:50.89; OUT: 15:34.12)

2011 Competed in eight meets for the Tigers as a redshirt freshman in 2011 … Set personal bests of 9 minutes, 5.49 seconds in the 3,000 meters and 15:50.89 in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season … Clocked 9:05.49 to finish runner-up in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Added a ninth-place finish in the event at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 9:25.78 … Finished in 10th place in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a PR of 15:50.89 … Was the runner-up in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (4:30.23) … Opened the outdoor season by clocking a PR of 4:06.68 in the 1,500 meters for an 11th-place finish at the Louisiana Classics … Took 12th place in the event at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 4:11.40 … Recorded a lifetime PR of 15:34.12 in the 5,000 meters in a seventh-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Earned fifth-place finishes in the event with the LSU Invitational (15:34.49) and LSU Alumni Gold (16:09.57). 2010 Received a redshirt during his true freshman season in 2010. PRIOR TO LSU Earned five letters in cross country under head coach Joe Pardue at Hermitage High School … Was a district champion in cross country in 2008 … Was also named to the all-district and all-region teams for his high school … Came to LSU with a personal best of 16:11 in the 5,000 meters. PERSONAL Full name is Roger Paul Cooke III … Born on Sept. 8, 1990 … Parents are Roger Cooke Jr. and Robin Foster … Has one brother named Matthew … An honor student at Hermitage High School who was a member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in history.

2011 Established lifetime personal records of 9:12.90 in the 3,000 meters and 15:44.84 in the 5,000 meters during the 2011 indoor season … Took sixth place in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight with his personal best of 9:12.90 … Also competed in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational (9:15.24) and Tyson Invitational (9:15.32) during the indoor season … Finished in ninth place in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a time of 15:44.84 … Won the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 4:28.23 in his only appearance in the event of the season … Set a personal best of 4:04.72 in the 1,500 meters in an eighth-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Finished runner-up in the event at the Cole-Lancon Invitational with a time of 4:05.36 … Lined up twice in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while posting a seasonal best of 10:05.29 in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Made three appearances in the 5,000 meters during the outdoor season ... Honored with the Wally Pontiff , Jr. Academic Excellence Award during the 2011 Tiger Athletic Foundation Academic Excellence Gala … Was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career. 2010 Competed in one meet for the Tigers during the outdoor season … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Did not compete during the indoor campaign … Honored as the LSU Male Cross Country Runner of the Year during the inaugural LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season. 2009 Received a redshirt during his true freshman season in 2009 … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009. PRIOR TO LSU Finished his high school career with personal bests of 4:31 in the 1,600 meters, 9:58 in the 3,200 meters and 16:13 in the 5,000 meters … Was the runner-up in the 1,600 meters in District 8-5A … Helped lead his high school cross country team to three Class 5A state titles … Also played baseball and basketball during his career at Jesuit High School. PERSONAL Full name is Cullen Reynolds Doody … Born on Oct. 21, 1989 … Parents are Tim and Ellen Doody … Has a young sister, Erin … Mother and father graduated from LSU … Majoring in biological sciences.

Quincy Downing

Fr./Fr. – 6-1 – Dayton, Ohio Glenville HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 400M (47.77), 800M (1:51.99)

Philip Dempsey Fr./Fr. – 5-9 – Mobile, Ala. McGill-Toolen Catholic HS Major: Biological Sciences Events: Distance

PRIOR TO LSU A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School under head coach Drew Bentley … Served as captain of his cross country and track and field teams as a senior in 2011 … Was a member of three Alabama 6A regional championship teams … Twice named the Mobile Optimist Club Class 6A Cross Country Runner of the Year … Selected for the Mobile Press-Register Super Seven in cross country on three occasions … Recorded top times of 1:59.74 in the 800 meters, 4:25.99 in the 1,600 meters, 9:46 in the 3,200 meters and 16:33.88 in the 5,000 meters during his prep career. PERSONAL Full name is Philip Laine Dempsey … Born on July 13, 1992 … Parents are Ken and Jean Dempsey … Has two older brothers, Connor and Peter … Graduated with honors as the salutatorian from McGillToolen High School … Was a National Merit Scholarship finalist … Also an AP Scholar with Distinction … A member of the Principal’s List for eight semesters … Recipient of the Bill McAfee Distinguished Service Award … Majoring in biological sciences.

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PRIOR TO LSU An elite middle distance prospect who signed with LSU with a lifetime personal best of 1 minute, 51.99 seconds in the 800-meter run … Established his personal record of 1:51.99 in winning the 800-meter title at the 2009 USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials held in Ypsilanti, Mich. … That victory earned Downing the right to represent the United States as part of Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Sudtirol, Italy … Also owns an impressive lifetime personal best of 47.77 seconds in the 400-meter dash that was set in a seventh-place finish at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. … Ran the 400-meter dash just four times in his last two high school seasons … Was the 400-meter silver medalist in the young men’s division at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor National Championships held in Lisle, Ill., after running a time of 48.11 in the national final … Also competed in the 800 meters at the USATF Youth Outdoor National Championships and USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships during his junior season in 2010 … Clocked a 2010 seasonal best of 1:53.86 in the 800-meter run en route to a fourth-place finish at the OHSAA Division I State Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Helped Glenville High School win three medals in the relays at the state meet in 2010 … A member of the OHSAA Division I state champion 4x200-meter relay team in 2010 … Also ran with the silver-medal winning 4x400-meter relay and bronze-medal winning 4x100-meter relay teams at the state meet during his junior season in 2010 … A member of three indoor state champion relay teams during his prep tenure … A four-time regional champion and five-time district champion during his prep career at Glenville High School.

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PERSONAL Full name is Quincy Timothy Downing … Born on Jan. 16, 1993 … Parents are Ernest Jr. and Pamela Downing … Has two brothers named Ernest III and Denzel … Comes from an extensive athletics pedigree … Related to Jannero Pargo, who played college basketball for the University of Arkansas and in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, and Jeremy Pargo, who played college basketball at Gonzaga … Related to four-year NBA veteran Dwayne “Pearl” Washington … Also a relative of Major League Baseball veteran Al Downing, who played eight seasons with the New York Yankees and six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

Andreas Duplantis

Fr./Fr. – 5-8 – Lafayette, La. Lafayette HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 16-8; OUT: 17-2)

Fr./Fr. – 6-0 – New Orleans, La. Homewood HS Major: Mathematics Events: 100M (10.33/10.17w), 200M (20.72), Long Jump (23-7)

PERSONAL Full name is Andreas Marcellin Duplantis … Born on May 2, 1993 … Parents are Greg and Helena Duplantis … Has three younger siblings: Antoine, Armand and Johanna … Father, Greg, was also a pole vaulter during his collegiate career at LSU, posting a career best of 18-5 ¼ during his senior season in 1986 … Father went on to a professional career, during which he posted a personal best of 19-0 ¼ during the 1993 outdoor season … Mother ran track and played volleyball during her collegiate career at LSU … An honor student at Lafayette High School with a 3.56 grade point average … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Courtney Edwards

So./So. – 5-9 – Fort Knox, Ky. Fort Knox HS Major: Kinesiology Events: 60 Hurdles (8.45), 400 Hurdles (53.97)

2011 Competed in six meets for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2011 … Earned a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Clocked a personal best of 8.45 seconds for a third-place finish in College Station … Won the B section of the 400-meter hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season with a PR of 53.97 … Took third place in the 400 hurdles at the Cole-Lancon Invitational with a time of 54.00 … Posted a time of 55.40 for a 12th-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the LSU Invitational … Opened the outdoor season with an effort of 49.67 to take 14th place in the 400-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics.

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PERSONAL Full name is Courtney Stephan Edwards … Born on Jan. 29, 1992 … Parents are Ernest and Joanne Edwards … Has an older sister named Camille … An honor roll student at Fort Knox High School … Served as Student Government vice president during his high school career … National ScholarAthlete Award recipient … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Aaron Ernest

PRIOR TO LSU One of the nation’s top-ranked pole vaulters at the prep level for the Class of 2011 … Tied as the nation’s No. 2-ranked high school performer with a seasonal-best and personal-best clearance of 17 feet, 2 inches .. Set his lifetime personal record on April 9, 2011, in a second-place finish at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas … Marked the first time in his career at Lafayette High School to clear the 17-foot mark in the pole vault … Also set meet records at the Lafayette Oil City Relays (16-10) and Mobile Challenge of Champions (16-7) during the 2011 outdoor season … Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 4 in the country among high school boys with a seasonal best and indoor personal-best clearance of 16-8 … Set his indoor PR in a runner-up finish at the National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 28, 2011 … Was one of the nation’s top 15 performers among all classifications during the 2010 season with a seasonal-best clearance of 16-6 … Sailed over the 16-6 mark in winning the boys pole vault crown at the 2010 Great Southwest Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque … Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep pole vaulters for the Class of 2011 for the 2010 season … One of the most prolific high school pole vaulters in Louisiana history while winning a total of six individual state championships competing for Lafayette High School … Has won three-straight Division I indoor state titles from 2009-11 and three-straight Class 5A outdoor state titles from 2008-10 … Cleared 16-1 to win each of his last two indoor state championships as a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 … Also cleared 16-1 to capture his third-straight Class 5A outdoor state crown at the 2010 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also competed in the high school boys division at the 2010 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, where he earned a fifth-place finish with a clearance at 16-0 … Was honored for his performance as a junior in 2010 while being named Louisiana Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year … As a high school sophomore, competed for Sweden at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Sudtirol, Italy, where he cleared a height of 15-5 in the qualifying round.

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PRIOR TO LSU Competed in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles at Fort Knox High School … An all-state performer during his junior season in 2009 and his senior season in 2010 … Captured Class 1A state titles in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump during both his junior and senior seasons … Finished his high school career as the Kentucky Class 1A state record holder in both the 110 hurdles (14.10) and 300 hurdles (38.33) … Also played varsity basketball and football at Fort Knox High School.

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PRIOR TO LSU One of the top sprint recruits in the United States for the Class of 2011 … Finished the 2011 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 3-ranked prep performer in both the 100-meter dash (10.17w) and 200-meter dash (20.72) in races run under all conditions … Wrapped up his prep career at Homewood High School by winning three Alabama Class 6A state titles at the 2011 AHAA State Championships held in Gulf Shores … Set a wind-legal personal record in the state final of the 100-meter dash with a meet-record time of 10.33 … Took home the state title in the 200-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 20.99 in the final after running a wind-legal 20.91 in the preliminary round … Also took home a Class 6A state title in the long jump with a winning mark of 23-5 ¾ … Kicked off his 2011 summer schedule by winning a pair of silver medals at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro … Nearly matched his 100-meter PR by taking second place in the final with a time of 10.34 … Followed by running 20.99 in the 200-meter final to complete a sweep of sprint silvers at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Set a personal best of 20.72 in winning the 200-meter dash title at the AAU Southeastern Qualifier in Montgomery, Ala., on June 4, 2011 … Went on to sweep 100-meter and 200-meter silver medals at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic Games held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Captured the AAU Junior Olympics title in the young men’s long jump with a top wind-aided mark of 24-6 ¾ … Emerged as one of the nation’s top talents with his sweep of 100-meter and 200-meter titles at the 2011 Mobile Challenge of Champions, where he posted a seasonal best wind-aided time of 10.17 (+2.4) in the 100-meter final and a wind-legal time of 20.86 (+0.2) in the 200-meter final … Took down the previous Mobile Challenge of Champions meet record of 20.89 in the 200 meters that was set in 2009 by former Mississippi prep star Tavaris Tate … Also jumped a wind-legal 23-2 to win the boy’s long jump title en route to receiving MVP honors at the 2011 Mobile Challenge of Champions … Followed his performance in Mobile by sweeping both the 100 meters (10.41) and 200 meters (20.93) at the 2011 Spain Park Classic … Added a sweep of 100-meter (10.22w) and 200-meter (20.93) titles at the Volunteer Outdoor Track Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. … Also broke 21 seconds in the 200-meter dash with a win at the Golden South Classic in Orlando, Fla., with a time of 20.89 … Broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters a total of eight times during his senior season in 2011 … Was the 2010 Alabama Class 6A state runner-up in the 100-meter dash after running a wind-aided time of 10.47 in the state finals during his junior season … Won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games … Also saw action in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa … Set a personal best of 23-7 in the long jump during his high school career … Also a standout football player during his prep career at Homewood High School … Received scholarship offers from such Division I football programs as Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, UAB and Wake Forest … A wide receiver who received an honorable mention selection to the 2010 Birmingham News All-South Team following an outstanding senior season … Also selected to the 2010 All-Over the Mountain team in a vote of eight Class 5A and Class 6A head coaches in his region. PERSONAL Full name is Aaron Troy Ernest … Mother is Dawnelle Ernest … Originally from New Orleans, La. … Transferred to Homewood High School in Homewood, Ala., following Hurricane Katrina … Majoring in mathematics.

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2009 Competed in seven meets during his true freshman season … Recorded a 2009 seasonal best of 21-11 in the long jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season … Also competed in the long jump at the Purple Tiger Classic (21-2 ½) and LSU Twilight (21-5 ¼) during the indoor campaign … Posted an indoor seasonal-best mark of 45-8 in the triple jump at the LSU Twilight … Set a new overall personal best of 46-9 ½ to take third place in the triple jump at the Pelican Relays during the outdoor season … Recorded an outdoor seasonal-best mark of 21-4 in the long jump at the Louisiana Classics.

Richard Fisher

Jr./Jr. – 5-7 – West Berlin, N.J. Holy Cross HS Major: Kinesiology Event: 800M (IN: 1:59.30; OUT: 1:55.04)

2011 Set a new personal record in the 800-meter run outdoors with a time of 1 minute, 55.04 seconds in a 13th-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Cut more than one second off his previous PR in the event … Earned seventh-place finishes in the 800 meters at both the LSU Alumni Gold (1:56.62) and Louisiana Classics (1:57.21) outdoors in 2011 … Finished in eight place at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 2:02.44 … Won the 800-meter title at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with an indoor PR of 1:59.30 … Took home a seventh-place finish in the four-lap event at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a season-opening time of 2:01.53.

PRIOR TO LSU One of the top jumps prospects in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2008 … Won indoor and outdoor state titles in the triple jump during his senior season in 2008 … Finished his high school career with personal bests of 23-0 in the long jump and 46-8 in the triple jump. PERSONAL Full name is Brandon Isiah Gordon … Born on May 16, 1990 … Parents are Kenneth Gordon and Octavia Holland … Has three siblings: Breia, Devin and Myles … Was on the Principal’s List all four years of high school … Majoring in marketing.

2010 Competed in the 800 meters in two meets during the outdoor season … Finished with a seasonalbest time of 2:00.10 for a 16th-place finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran 2:02.37 for a 17th-place finish at the Louisiana Classics … Ran the 60-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, finishing ninth with a time of 7.44 … Did not finish the mile in the indoor season finale.

Earnest Green

PRIOR TO LSU A 400-meter and 800-meter runner during his high school career at Holy Cross High School … Coached in high school by Barey Harper … Came to LSU with personal bests of 49.48 in the 400 meters and 1:56.98 in the 800 meters … Helped guide his high school team to a state championship in 2008 … Also guided his team to four-straight sectional championship from 2006-09. PERSONAL Full name is Richard W Fisher IV … Born on July 11, 1991 … Parents are Richard and Ruthann Fisher … Has an older sister named Megan … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.

Brandon Gordon

Sr./Sr. – 5-10 – Plaquemine, La. Plaquemine HS Major: Marketing Events: Long Jump (IN: 23-4; OUT: 23-0), Triple Jump (IN: 48-2, OUT: 48-6 ¼)

2011 Kicked off the 2011 season by setting a new lifetime personal record in the long jump with a seriesbest mark of 23 feet, 4 inches to take sixth place at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Also opened by setting a seasonal best of 47-9 ¼ in a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Finished in fifth place in the high jump (5-7 ¾) and sixth place in the long jump (21-0 ½) at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Competed in three home meets during the outdoor season … Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 46-10 … Took sixth place in the B section of the triple jump at the LSU Alumni Gold with a wind-aided jump of 46-11 ¾ … Competed in the long jump at the LSU Tiger Relays … Proved to be a leader for the Tigers off the track with his participation in LSU’s community service efforts … Recognized by the LSU Athletics Department as the LSU Male Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to service in the Baton Rouge community … Was also selected to the SEC Community Service Team during the 2011 season … Presented with the Community Service Award during the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet held in April as part of the LSU Alumni Gold weekend … Honored for the first time in his collegiate career as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

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Sr./Sr. - 5-10 – Chicago, Ill. St. Rita HS/Illinois Major: Sociology Events: Long Jump (IN: 24-1; OUT: 24-3), Triple Jump (IN: 49-6 ¼; OUT: 48-11)

2011 Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the long jump during the 2011 outdoor season … Jumped 23-3 ¼ to finish in 35th place in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Competed in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships for the first time in his career … Finished in 17th place at the SEC Outdoor meet with a series-best mark of 22-11 ¾ … Added a 20th-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best wind-legal mark of 47-1 ½ … Set a new lifetime personal record in the long jump at the LSU Tiger Relays, jumping 24-3 to finish in sixth place in the event … Finished runner-up in the long jump at the Louisiana Classics (23-3 ¼) in the outdoor opener … Earned consecutive fourth-place finishes at the LSU Alumni Gold (24-7 ¾w) and Cole-Lancon Invitational (22-1 ¾) … Set an indoor PR in the long jump at 24-1 in a second-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the long jump at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (23-4 ½) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (2310 ¾) during the indoor season … Posted an indoor seasonal best in the triple jump with a mark of 47-11 ¾ to take second place in the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes in the triple jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational (47-11 ¼) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (47-7) … Also jumped 47-0 ¾ for a fifth-place finish at the LSU Twilight. 2010 Lettered for the Tigers during the 2010 indoor season … Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished in 13th place in the long jump (22-11) and 16th place in the triple jump (47-6 ¼) at the conference meet … Set a new indoor personal best in the long jump at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 24-0 ¼ for a seventh-place finish … Also set a new lifetime personal best in the triple jump during the indoor season with a top mark of 49-6 ¼ for a fourth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Marked the first time in his collegiate career that he broke 24 feet in the long jump and 49 feet in the triple jump either indoor or outdoor … Also jumped 23-10 in the long jump at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Posted triple jump marks of 48-6 at the LSU Twilight and 48-10 at the Purple Tiger Invitational during the indoor season … Competed in four meets outdoors … Posted an outdoor seasonal best of 23-7 ¼ for a second-place finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Won the B section of the triple jump at the LSU Alumni Gold with an outdoor seasonal best effort of 48-11 … Also jumped 48-2 in the triple jump for a ninthplace finish at the LSU Tiger Relays.

2010 Shattered personal bests in both the long jump and triple jump during his sophomore season in 2010 … Recorded an indoor personal best and seasonal best in the long jump with a mark of 23-0 ¾ in a 10th-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Also set his indoor personal best and seasonal best in the triple jump at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 48-2 for a ninth-place finish … Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season … Shattered his lifetime triple jump PR entering the season by two feet during the outdoor campaign with a seasonal-best of 48-6 ¼ en route to a third-place finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Posted a top outdoor long jump mark of 22-7 ¾ at the LSU Relays … Competed in a total of seven meets during his sophomore season.

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PRIOR TO LSU Transferred to LSU from the University of Illinois … Came to LSU with personal bests of 23-10 in the long jump and 48-0 in the triple jump … Competed in 11 meets for the Fighting Illini as a true freshman in 2009 … Saw action in the long jump and triple jump at the Big 10 Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at the Big 10 Indoor Championships with a mark of 47-2 ½ … Recorded an indoor seasonal best of 47-6 ¼ in the triple jump … Placed 17th in the long jump at the indoor conference meet with a jump of 20-10 ¾ … Posted and indoor seasonal best of 22-1 ¾ in the long jump … Finished 11th in the triple jump at the Big 10 Outdoor Championships with a mark of 46-7 ½ … Best triple jump mark during the outdoor season was 47-10 ½ … Placed 21st in the long jump at the outdoor conference meet with a mark of 20-7 ¾ … Top mark in the event during the outdoor season was 21-4 … Enjoyed an outstanding high school career at St. Rita High School in Chicago where he finished third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump at the state meet in 2007 … Placed fifth in the long jump at the

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PERSONAL Full name is Earnest Terrell Green … Born on Oct. 4, 1988 … Parents are Kennia and Joyce Green … Has two siblings named Kennia Jr. and Cory … Majoring in sociology.

Keith Griffith

So./So. – 6-1 – Burlington, N.J. Florence Township Memorial HS Major: General Studies Events: 400M (IN: 47.89; OUT: 47.32), 800M (IN: 1:55.29; OUT: 1:52.94)

2011 Competed in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run as a freshman in 2011 … Lined up in both events for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Set a lifetime personal record of 47.32 seconds to finish in 13th place overall in the qualifying round of the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet … Finished in 14th place in the 800-meter run at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 1 minute, 53.66 seconds in the qualifying round … Qualified for the 400-meter field at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Finished in 25th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims after running 48.02 in his heat … Opened the outdoor season by winning the 400-meter title at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 47.40 … Followed with a fifth-place finish in the event at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (47.46) … Ran 1:54.71 in his first 800-meter race of the outdoor season to take fourth place overall at the LSU Tiger Relays … Recorded indoor seasonal bests of 47.89 in the 400 meters and 1:55.29 in the 800 meters during the 2011 campaign … Placed 21st in the 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational with an indoor PR of 47.89 … Took 18th place in the college section of the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with his top time of 1:55.29 during the indoor season … Finished in third place in the 500 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an impressive time of 1:02.25 … Competed in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing in 19th place in qualifying with a time of 1:58.48 … Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that scored two points with a seventh-place finish overall at the SEC Indoor meet after running 10:09.16 in the conference final. PRIOR TO LSU One of the top middle distance prospects in the Northeast … A product of the track program at Florence Township High School … Signed with LSU with a personal-best time of 1:52.94 in the 800 meters … Set his 800-meter PR on June 4, 2009, en route to a fourth-place finish at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Meet of Champions … Followed the high school season by competing in the 800 meters at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. … Was crowned the Group 1 State Championships gold medalist in the 400-meter dash as a high school junior after setting a previous personal-best time of 48.31 at the 2009 NJSIAA Group Championships in South Plainfield, N.J. … Also won the 400-meter title at the 2009 NJSIAA Sectional Championships with a then PR of 48.32 … Ran 48.64 indoors in 2010 in winning the 400-meter dash at the Metropolitan Coaches Collegiate Invitational at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York … His prep indoor PR of 48.64 ranked No. 5 in South Jersey history and was the 16th-fastest indoor time in state history. PERSONAL Full name is Keith Allan Griffith … Born on Sept. 21, 1992 … Parents are Keith and Lajuan Griffith … Has two siblings, Kamilah and Kaddara … Father ran track at Eastern Michigan … Was a member the German and environmental clubs at Florence Township Memorial High School … Also involved in the school’s Big Brother Program … Majoring in general studies.

Ben Guarisco

Jr./So. - 5-11 – Baton Rouge, La. Catholic HS Major: Natural Resource Ecology & Management Events: 60M (6.90), 100M (10.60), 200M (21.36w)

2010 Competed in six meets for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2010 … Clocked a seasonal best of 7.00 in the 60-meter dash at the LSU Twilight to finish in 29th place … Also ran the 60 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.01) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.04) … Won the 200-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 22.16 … Finished with an indoor seasonal best of 21.97 in the 200 meters at the LSU Twilight … Finished in 14th place in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Tiger Relays with an outdoor seasonal-best time of 10.90 … Recorded an outdoor seasonal best of 22.05 in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold. PRIOR TO LSU One of Louisiana’s top high school sprinters in the Class of 2009 … Wrapped up his senior season at Catholic High School by capturing three Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A outdoor state titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay … Set a new personal best of 10.60 to win the state title in the 100-meter dash … Followed that with a wind-aided time of 21.36 to take home the state title in the 200-meter dash … Ran the second leg on Catholic High’s state champion 4x100-meter relay … Was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Performer for Class 5A for his performance at the 2009 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships … Also captured an LHSAA Division I indoor state title in the 4x200-meter relay during his senior season … Was the state runner-up in the 55 meters indoors and 4x200-meter relay outdoors in 2009 … Was an allstate and all-metro selection following his senior season … Was the catalyst in Catholic High School defending its LHSAA Division I Indoor and LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor state championships in 2009. PERSONAL Full name is Benjamin Peter Guarisco … Born on Feb. 26, 1991 … Parents are Peter and Gerre Guarisco … Has a sister named Emily … Graduated from Catholic High School with honors with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average … A member of the National Honor Society at Catholic HS … Has also earned distinction as an Eagle Scout … Majoring in natural resource ecology and management.

Jaora Johnson

Jr./So. – 5-6 – Gray, La. Vandebilt Catholic HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 16-0 ¾; OUT: 15-7 ¼)

2011 Saw action in two meets for the Tigers during the 2011 indoor season … Cleared a seasonal-best height in the pole vault at 15 feet, 8 ½ inches in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Opened the season with a clearance at 15-1 to take ninth place overall at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Did not compete outdoors in 2011. 2010 Competed in seven meets for the Tigers during his freshman season in 2010 … Kicked off the indoor season with a pair of lifetime personal bests in the pole vault as he cleared 16-0 ¾ in a second-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational and 16-0 ¾ again in a sixth-place finish at the New Mexico Invitational … Also competed indoors at the LSU Twilight (15-3 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (14-11 ½) … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 15-5 ½ in a seventh-place finish at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Also competed outdoors at the LSU Tiger Relays (15-1 ¾) and LSU Alumni Gold (14-8). PRIOR TO LSU A standout pole vaulter at Vandebilt Catholic High School … Came to LSU as the school-record holder in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 15-7 ¼ … Was the indoor and outdoor state runnerup in the pole vault in 2009 … Named a first-team all-state performer for his performance during the 2009 season … Helped lead his high school team to three-straight district championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Also guided his team to a regional title in 2007. PERSONAL Full name is Jaora Ramon Johnson … Born on Dec. 11, 1990 … Parents are Van and Alfredia Johnson … Has three siblings named Van Jr., Jade and Seth … Brother, Seth, ran track at Northwestern State … Was a standout in the classroom as a member of the honor roll at Vandebilt Catholic High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

2011 Ran the 60-meter dash in LSU’s season opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational to kick off the 2011 indoor campaign … Recorded a new personal record in the event with a time of 6.90 seconds to finish in 12th place overall … Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2011 outdoor season.

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PERSONAL Full name is Phillip Michael LeBlanc … Born on Feb. 27, 1991 … Parents are Brandon LeBlanc and Caroline Thomas … Has two younger siblings, Morgan and Landon … Was a member of Beta Club at Notre Dame High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

So./So. – 5-8 – Freeport, Bahamas Bishop Michael Eldon School Major: Sport Administration Events: 60M (6.81), 100M (10.42), 200M (IN: 21.85; OUT: 21.49)

William LeBlanc

Fr./Fr. – 6-5 – Cecilia, La. Cecilia HS Major: Sport Administration Event: High Jump (IN: 6-11; OUT: 6-10)

2011 Lettered during the indoor and outdoor seasons as a true freshman in 2011 … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor campaign … Finished in 35th place in the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked a wind-legal time of 10.69 seconds in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Qualified for national competition after running a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 10.49 in the 100-meter prelims at the LSU Tiger Relays … Followed with a fifth-place finish in the final at the LSU Tiger Relays with a wind-aided time of 10.57 … Finished with a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 10.56 in an eighth-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Also clocked a wind-legal seasonal best in the 200-meter dash at the LSU Invitational with a time of 21.49 for a seventh-place finish … Took 12th place in the 100 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 10.82 in qualifying … Competed in both the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season … Set a personal record of 6.81 in the 60-meter dash in a fourth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier to wrap up the indoor season … Clocked 6.88 in the prelims at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Posted a time of 6.83 in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Followed with a 15th-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 6.87 in the preliminary round … Clocked 6.85 in a 17th-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Opened the season with back-to-back times of 6.92 for 15th place at the Purple Tiger Invitational and Texas A&M Dual Meet … Earned a finish of 13th place at the Razorback Invitational (6.87) … Posted a top 200-meter time indoors at 21.85 at the Razorback Invitational … Competed in a total of 16 meets for his true freshman season in 2011. PRIOR TO LSU A Bahamian international who came to LSU as one of the premier junior sprinters in the world for the Class of 2010 … Was the 100-meter gold medalist in the Under-20 division at the 2010 Carifta Games held in the Cayman Islands after clocking a wind-legal time of 10.44 in the event final … Anchored the Bahamas to a bronze medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2010 Carifta Games with a time of 40.99 in the final … Set a wind-legal personal best of 10.42 in the 100-meter dash during a meet in Freeport, Bahamas, on March 13, 2010 … Represented the Bahamas in the 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada … Won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash in the U-17 division at the 2008 Carifta Games held in St. Kitts & Nevis … In addition, anchored the Bahamas to a gold medal in the U-17 4x100meter relay at the Carifta Games in 2008 … A recipient of the All-Bahamian Scholar Athlete award as presented by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations in August 2010.

PRIOR TO LSU Emerged as one of the nation’s leading high jump prospects during his senior season at Cecilia High School … Set the No. 4-ranked performance in the country in the boys high jump during the 2011 indoor season with a seasonal-best and personal-best clearance of 6 feet, 11 inches … Established his lifetime personal record of 6-11 in winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I indoor state championship at the Carl Maddox Field House … That mark also set a new LHSAA Division I Indoor State Championships meet record, shattering the previous mark of 6-8 by three inches … Followed by winning the AAU Junior Olympic Games gold medal in the young men’s high jump during the 2011 outdoor season by matching his outdoor personal best with a clearance at 6-10 … Was the LHSAA Class 4A Outdoor State Championships silver medalist in the high jump in 2010 and 2011 … Also a two-time Region 2-4A high jump champion in 2010 and 2011 … Cleared 6-10 in the high jump for the first time in winning the event title at the St. Martinville Cajun Chef Relays during his junior season in 2010 … Was crowned the Louisiana Class 3A state champion as a high school sophomore in 2009 while competing at a lower classification with Cecilia High School … A standout on the football field and basketball court throughout his prep career … Was named a firstteam Class 4A all-state defensive back following his senior year in 2010 by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association … Finished the 2010 campaign with 91 tackles and eight interceptions from his safety position … Ranked No. 3 among all classifications statewide in interceptions in 2010. PERSONAL Full name is William Antoine LeBlanc … Born on April 6, 1993 … Mother is Julie LeBlanc … Has one brother, Wilson, and one sister, Pauline … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

Vincent LeDuff

So./So. – 6-3 – Baton Rouge, La. Catholic HS Major: Biology Events: 400M (48.59)

PERSONAL Full name is Geno Jones, Jr. … Son of Geno Jones, Sr. and Shonette Rolle … Has two siblings, Gineko Jones and Rhia Rolle … Also played wide receiver on the football team at Bishop Michael Eldon School in the Bahamas … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

Phillip LeBlanc

2011 Competed in four meets for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2011 … Ran a seasonal-best time of 48.59 seconds in the 400-meter dash in a 17th-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Won the 400-meter title at the Cole-Lancon Invitational with a time of 48.90 … Also ran 49.43 for a 12thplace finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Made one appearance for the Tigers in the 4x400-meter relay during the 2011 season … Ran the third leg on their B team that did not finish the relay at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran the 60-meter dash in one meet during the indoor season … Clocked 7.35 at the Purple Tiger Invitational in LSU’s season opener.

So./So. – 6-1 – Rayne, La. Notre Dame HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Javelin (201-1)

2011 Threw the javelin in four meets during the outdoor season for the Tigers in 2011 … Set a new personal record with his series-best mark of 201 feet, 1 inch en route to a 12th-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Marked his first career SEC Championships appearance for the Tigers … Opened the season by tying for sixth place at the LSU Tiger Relays with a throw of 197-9 … Followed with a seventh-place finish at the LSU Invitational with a toss of 185-11 … Threw 187-6 at the Texas Relays to take eighth place in the B section … Earned his first career varsity letter as a redshirt freshman in 2011. PRIOR TO LSU A standout javelin thrower at Notre Dame High School … Joined the program with a personal best of 195-5 … Was a state runner-up in the javelin during his senior season in 2009 … Coached in track and field by James McCleary … Was also a four-year letterwinner on the football team at Notre Dame High School … Played tight end … Helped lead his team to a state runner-up finish and a district championship in 2008 … Was a first-team all-state, all-district and all-parish selection in 2008 … Also earned second-team academic all-state honors in football.

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PRIOR TO LSU A three-year letterwinner in track and field at Catholic High School under legendary head coach Pete Boudreaux … Crowned the 2010 Class 5A state champion in the 400-meter dash with a winning time of 48.26 at the LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on LSU’s campus … Also captured district and regional championships in the 400-meter dash during his senior season in 2010 … A member of six state championship teams, including three-straight Division I indoor state titles and three-straight Class 5A outdoor state titles from 2008-10 … Also led his high school team to three-straight district and regional championships in 2008-10 … A two-year letterwinner as a member of the football team at Catholic High School … Played defensive back and linebacker … Helped lead his team to the state semifinals in 2009. PERSONAL Full name is Vincent Darnell LeDuff … Born on Feb. 4, 1992 … Mother is Michelle LeDuff … Has an older brother named Chris, who is a graduate of LSU … An honor student at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge … An active member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in biology.

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Sr./Gr. - 6-0 - Ethel, La. Silliman Institute Major: Mass Communication Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-7 ½; OUT: 17-7 ¾)

Jr./Sr. – 6-2 – Mandeville, La. Fontainebleau HS Major: Civil Engineering Event: Javelin (228-6)

2011 Emerged as one of the premier pole vaulters in the Southeastern Conference while earning a pair of All-SEC honors during the 2011 campaign … Set an indoor personal record at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance at 17 feet, 7 ½ inches to earn his first career all-conference selection with a second-place finish overall … Posted the No. 5-ranked performance indoors by an LSU Tiger in program history with his effort at the SEC Indoor meet … Earned the right to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his collegiate career … Finished in 15th place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, with a clearance at 16-10 ¾ … Recorded three indoor PRs during the 2011 season … Opened the season with a mark of 17-3 for a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Won the pole vault title at the LSU Twilight with a clearance at 17-5 … Set a new lifetime PR outdoors with a clearance at 17-7 ¾ to win the pole vault at the LSU Alumni Gold … Moved into the No. 8 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with his personal-best performance … Earned his second All-SEC honor of the season with a clearance at 17-4 ½ en route to a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Missed earning a spot in the national semifinals after tying for 16th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., with a mark of 16-6 ¾ … Won the pole vault crown in the outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics (17-4 ½) … Earned a fourth-place finish at the prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays after clearing 17-6 ½ … Finished in eighth place overall at the 117th Penn Relays with a mark of 16-0 ¾ … Earned his second pick to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season. 2010 Took his performance to another level as he shattered indoor and outdoor personal bests during the 2010 season … Was an NCAA provisional qualifier during the indoor season … Cleared 17 feet for the first time with a clearance of 17-0 ¾ at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Opened the indoor season by winning the pole vault at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a mark of 16-6 ¾ … Finished runner-up at the New Mexico Invitational (16-6 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (16-11) … Tied for eighth place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-4 ¾ … Cleared 17 feet in four-straight meets during the outdoor campaign … Won the event title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a seasonal-best mark of 17-1 ½ … Cleared the bar at 17-1 to finish third in the B section at the Texas Relays … Also vaulted over 17 feet at the Miami Elite Invitational (17-0 ¾) and Penn Relays (17-0 ¾) … Finished runner-up at the Miami Elite Invitational and sixth place at the Penn Relays … Finished runner-up at the LSU Tiger Relays (16-7 ½) and Louisiana Classics (16-5 ¼) … Represented the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor meet … Competed in a total of 15 meets on the season … Honored for his performance in the classroom with his first pick to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2009 Competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the first time in his collegiate career … Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a seasonal-best mark of 16-6 ¾ at the Texas Relays … Finished in 14th place at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a clearance of 16-0 ¾ … Cleared 16-0 ¾ at three other outdoor meets, including the Louisiana Classics, LSU Tiger Relays and Sun Angel Classic … Recorded an indoor seasonal best of 16-8 ¾ at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 16-4 ¾ … Kicked off the 2009 indoor season by winning the event title at the Purple Tiger Classic with a mark of 16-4 ¾. 2008 Competed in four outdoor meets during his freshman season at LSU … Recorded a seasonal best in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-7 ¾ at the LSU Alumni Gold … Took third place in the event at the Cole/Lancon Twilight Classic after clearing the bar at 15-7 … Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays (14-7 ¼) and Tiger Invitational (14-7 ¼) during the outdoor season … Received a redshirt during the indoor season. PRIOR TO LSU Competed in the Mississippi Private School Association at Silliman Institute ... Was a district, south state and state champion in the pole vault during his junior and senior seasons at Silliman ... Set new district and state records in his specialty in 2007. PERSONAL Full name is Marcus Edwin McGehee ... Born on July 30, 1989 ... Parents are Marlin McGehee and Robin Needham ... Majoring in mass communication with a concentration in public relations.

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2011 Set a new personal record in the javelin with a top throw of 228 feet, 6 inches en route to a fifthplace finish at the 117th Penn Relays … Strengthened his position as the No. 8-ranked performer in school history on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the javelin throw … Kicked off the 2011 postseason with a 14th-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (191-0) … Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second year in a row … Threw 209-1 for a 23rd-place finish at the NCAA East Prelims … Opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish at the Louisiana Classics after throwing 215-5 … Followed with a fourth-place finish at the LSU Invitational (210-3) and 12th-place finish at the Texas Relays (216-6) … Took fourth place overall at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a mark of 188-6 … Did not compete during the indoor season … Earned his third selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season. 2010 Established himself as one of the elite javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference by earning All-SEC honors for the first time in his career … Shattered his previous personal best by more than six feet with a mark of 226-8 at the SEC Outdoor Championships en route to an All-SEC secondplace finish … Scored eight points for the Tigers as the team finished runner-up in the final team standings at the SEC Outdoor meet … Earned the right to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., with his performance during the regular season … Finished in 20th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a mark of 207-0 … Threw 210-4 at the Penn Relays to earn a fourth-place finish in the event … Earned third-place finishes at the LSU Tiger Relays (20910) and Miami Elite Invitational (200-6) … Finished the 2010 season ranked No. 8 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the javelin … Did not compete during the indoor season … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career. 2009 An NCAA Championships qualifier in his first season with the Tigers … Recorded a mark of 213-6 en route to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Outdoor meet with a seasonal best and previous personal-best mark of 220-3 at the Cole-Lancon Twilight … Also posted a regional qualifying mark of 209-1 in a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 10th place in his first career appearance at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a throw of 207-10 … Also threw the javelin at the LSU Tiger Relays (195-10), LSU Alumni Gold (193-9) and Northwestern State Invitational (199-9) … Did not compete during the indoor season … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009. PRIOR TO LSU A javelin thrower who came to LSU with a personal best of 188-3 in the event … Won the District 4-5A title in the javelin in 2007 and 2008 … Placed second in Region 2-5A in 2007 and third in the region in 2008 … Capped his high school career with a third-place finish in his specialty at the state meet. PERSONAL Full name is Aaron Joseph Atticus Moore … Born on Oct. 2, 1989 … Son of Joseph and Terrice Moore … Has a younger brother, Patrick … Majoring in civil engineering.

Bryan Mutell

So./Fr. – 5-10 – Mandeville, La. Mandeville HS Major: Kinesiology Event: 3,000M (9:07.63)

2011 Competed in three meets during the 2011 indoor season … Opened the season with a 10th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 9:27.54 … Set a personal record in the event at 9:07.63 in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Also ran the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, taking third place with a time of 4:33.10 … Did not compete during the outdoor season.

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Tigers PRIOR TO LSU A member of the cross country and track and field teams at Mandeville High School for four years under head coach Gerald Singer … Led his high school team to the metro cross country championship in 2009 … Also guided the team to a third-place finish at the Class 5A state cross country championships in 2009 … Was the District 7-5A runner-up in cross country and 3,200 meters during the 2009 season … Was also the Class 5A bronze medalist at the state cross country championships in 2009 … Finished his high school career as the school-record holder in the indoor 3,200 meters with a best time of 10:04 … Also recorded personal-best times of 4:35 in the 1,600 meters, 9:57 in the 3,000 meters and 15:43 in the three mile during his career at Mandeville High School.

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during his prep career … Signed a football scholarship out of high school with Henderson State University.

PERSONAL Full name is Daniel Chike Obioha … Born on Nov. 9, 1991 … Parents are Pius and Catherine Obioha … Has five siblings: Adelia, Julian, Tatiana, Therese and Violet … An honor roll student at Brother Martin High School … Was a two-year member of the Alpha Honor Roll and a one-year member of the Principle Honor Roll … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Rynell Parson

PERSONAL Full name is Bryan Matthew Mutell … Born on April 9, 1992 … Parents are Dennis and Karen Mutell … Has one younger brother named Nicholas … An honor student at Mandeville High School … Graduated in the top 5 percent of his senior class while maintaining a weighted 4.6 grade-point average … A member of the honor roll for a total of eight semesters during his prep career … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Jr./So. – 5-8 – San Antonio, Texas John Paul Stevens HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 60M (6.67), 100M (10.23), 200M (21.05)

Daniel Nally

So./So. – 5-7 – New Orleans, La. Brother Martin HS/Birmingham-Southern Major: Biological Sciences Events: Distance

PRIOR TO LSU Transferred to LSU following his freshman season at Birmingham-Southern College in 2011 … Competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase outdoors at Birmingham-Southern … Was a three-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Brother Martin High School … Coached in cross country by Ryan Gallagher and track and field by Brad Dupechain … Named to the 2009 New Orleans Track & Field Coaches Association All-Metro Cross Country Team … Helped his team win a state championship in cross country in 2007 … Also helped lead his track and field team to district and regional titles in 2008 and 2009 … Recorded top times of 4:39 in the 1,600 meters, 10:09 in the 3,200 meters and 15:50 in the three-mile run during his prep career at Brother Martin High School. PERSONAL Born on May 11, 1992 … Parents are Tom and Mary Ann Nally … Has an older brother, Tom, and older sister, Katie … Brother is a graduate of LSU … Graduated with honors from Brother Martin High School … Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and the National Honor Society at Brother Martin … Majoring in biological sciences.

Daniel Obioha

Jr./Jr. – 6-1 – New Orleans, La. Brother Martin HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Weight Throw (54-8), Discus (167-9)

2011 Proved himself as one of the SEC’s top discus throwers during the 2011 season … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Set a personal record with a series-best mark of 167 feet, 9 inches to take seventh place overall at the SEC Outdoor meet … Competed for the Tigers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Threw 166-10 en route to a 27th-place finish in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Prelims … Earned a third-place finish in the discus at the Cole-Lancon Invitational while posting a mark of 158-4 … Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by throwing 152-7 for a sixth-place finish … Also threw the discus at the LSU Tiger Relays (151-3), LSU Invitational (152-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (153-6) … Competed in the 35-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Had a personal-best performance at the LSU Twilight, finishing in sixth place with a PR of 54-8 … Eclipsed 50 feet in back-to-back meets at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (52-11) and Tyson Invitational (52-2 ½) … Also threw the weight at the Purple Tiger Invitational (47-9 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (48-10 ¾) … Honored for his effort in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. PRIOR TO LSU A three-year track and field letterwinner at Brother Martin High School … Coached in track and field by Brad Duplechain … Finished his prep career as the school-record holder in the discus with a top mark of 172-3 … An all-state selection in the discus … Was the Athlete of the Year at Brother Martin High School in 2009 … Helped guide his high school team to back-to-back district championships in 2008 and 2009 … Also a three-year letterwinner in football and one-year letterwinner in wrestling

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2011 An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash for the first time in his collegiate career … Finished in 32nd place in the 100 meters in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked 10.64 seconds in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that clocked 39.01 for a fifth-place finish in the national semifinal while earning a spot in the sprint relay final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Earned a spot in his first SEC final with his performance in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted a 2011 wind-legal seasonal best of 10.28 in a fifth-place finish in the qualifying round at the SEC Outdoor meet … Pulled up with an injury in the conference final while scoring one point for the Tigers with an eighthplace finish … Won the 100-meter title in his outdoor debut at the LSU Tiger Relays with a seasonalbest wind-aided time of 10.24 in the final … Also clocked a wind-aided 10.24 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters at the 117th Penn Relays (10.57) … Also took fourth place in the event at the LSU invitational (10.42) … Nearly earned a spot in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships while taking 10th place in the preliminary round with a time of 6.79 … Took seventh place in the 60-meter dash with a 2011 seasonal-best time of 6.74 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Clocked back-toback times of 6.78 at the Tyson Invitational en route to a fourth-place finish in the consolation final … Finished with a time of 6.81 in a fourth-place performance at the Texas A&M Dual Meet. 2010 Competed in three meets during the indoor season … Was an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 60-meter dash … Opened the season with an impressive run of 6.69 in the prelims at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Time ranked No. 4 among freshmen and No. 21 among all athletes in the NCAA for the 2010 indoor season … Clocked a time of 6.91 at the Tyson Invitational … Finished in 32nd place at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., after pulling up with a time of 7.30 in the prelims … Battled a hamstring injury throughout the indoor season … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season. PRIOR TO LSU The No. 1 high school sprinter in the United States for the Class of 2009 … Signed with LSU with personal bests of 6.67 in the 60 meters, 10.23 in the 100 meters and 21.05 in the 200 meters … Garnered worldwide attention as a sophomore in 2007 by setting the World Youth Record in the 100 meters with his time of 10.23 to win the event title at the 2007 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. … The youth level of track and field includes all athletes in the history of the sport under the age of 18 … His time is also a sophomore class record for high school boys in the United States … It also ranked No. 1 by a high school boy in the United States in 2007 regardless of class and No. 3 in the world by an athlete under the age of 20 … Set his personalbest time of 6.67 in the 60-meter dash as a junior in 2008 to rank No. 4 nationally and No. 2 by a member of the Class of 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the 60 meters at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, Md. … Unmatched by his peers in high school track and field in the state of Texas … Was the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state champion in the 100 meters in 2007 after clocking a wind-legal time of 10.37 in the state final. PERSONAL Full name is Rynell Deon Parson … Born on Nov. 7, 1990 … Son of Roger and Sondra Parson … Has an older brother, Roger Parson II, of the United States Navy, sister-in-law, Priscilla, and niece, Leah Elizabeth … An avid bowler who was also a member of his high school bowling team … Served as a motivational speaker to different schools and organizations in San Antonio … Is a greeter at True Vine Baptiste Church … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

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Fr./Fr. – 5-8 – Baton Rouge, La. Catholic HS Major: Mechanical Engineering Event: Distance

PRIOR TO LSU A standout distance runner for the powerhouse track and field and cross country programs at Catholic High School during his prep career … Coached in high school by former LSU Track & Field pole vaulter and Louisiana coaching legend Pete Boudreaux. PERSONAL Full name is Philip Alan Primeaux … Born on Dec. 18, 1991 … Parents are Russell and Valerie Primeaux … Has three brothers, Brian, Mark and Steven … Brothers Mark and Steven attended LSU … Plans to major in mechanical engineering.

Thomas Reinecke

Jr./Jr. - 5-9 – Lake Charles, La. St. Louis Catholic HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 17-0; OUT: 16-8 ¼)

2010 One of the top pole vaulters in the Southeastern Conference during his true freshman season … An all-conference performer in 2010 … Earned All-SEC honors during the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Contributed eight points toward LSU’s third-place finish in the final team standings … Set a 2010 indoor seasonl best at the indoor conference meet with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ … Finished in fourth place at the New Mexico Invitational with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ … Also cleared 16-5 ¼ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier and 16-3 ½ at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Competed in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships and the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds during the outdoor season … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet with a clearance of 15-11 … Helped the Tigers finish in second place in the final team standings at the SEC Outdoor meet … Set a new outdoor personal best of 16-6 ¾ in winning the B section of the pole vault at the Penn Relays … Also cleared heights of 16-5 ¼ at the Texas Relays and 16-1 ¾ at the LSU Tiger Relays during the outdoor season. PRIOR TO LSU A standout pole vaulter at St. Louis Catholic High School who came to LSU with a personal record of 16-2 in the event … His personal best was also a school record at his alma mater … Set his personal best of 16-2 in winning the Class 3A outdoor state championship in the event as a senior in 2009 … Cleared a height of 15-6 to win the young men’s pole vault title at the 2009 AAU Junior Olympics … Was the outdoor state runner-up in 2008 … Captured the indoor state crown in the pole vault in 2008 … A two-time all-state selection in 2008 and 2009 … Won back-to-back pole vault titles at the Mobile Challenge of Champions in 2008 and 2009. PERSONAL Full name is Thomas Charles Reinecke … Born on Sept. 30, 1990 … Parents are Bill and Pat Reinecke … Has three older siblings: Jeniffer, Will and Paul … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

All-SEC 2011 Set new indoor and outdoor personal records in the pole vault with his performance in 2011 … Wrapped up the indoor season with a new lifetime PR of 17-0 to win the pole vault title at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Finished in 14th place at the SEC Indoor Championships (15-11 ¾) … Opened the 2011 season with a third-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a clearance at 16-10 ¾ … Cleared 16-10 ¾ with an eighth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Took fourth place at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (16-4), sixth place at the Tyson Invitational (16-6 ¾) and eighth place at the Razorback Invitational (16-0 ¾) during the indoor season … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier during the outdoor season with an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Tied for 16th place in the event at the NCAA East Prelims with a clearance of 16-6 ¾ … Also cleared 16-6 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor Championships while scoring two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish … Won pole vault titles at the LSU Invitational and Hurricane Alumni Invitational with matching outdoor PRs of 16-8 ¼ … Opened the outdoor season with a fourth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays (16-7 ½) … Tied for fourth place in the B section of the pole vault at the Texas Relays (16-6 ¾).

Bradley Robeson

Fr./Fr. – 5-7 – Pompano Beach, Fla. Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS/Santa Fe College Major: Management Event: Distance

PRIOR TO LSU Was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School under the direction of head coach Steve Kalos … Selected first-team all-county in cross country in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Captured back-to-back district championships in the 3,200 meters on the track in 2009 and 2010. PERSONAL Full name is Bradley Caswell Robeson … Born on March 27, 1992 … Parents of Dennis and Nancy Robeson … Has a brother named Andrew … Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with honors as Mu Alpha Theta … Majoring in management.

Ryan Roubion

Jr./Sr. – 5-8 – Destrehan, La. Brother Martin HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Javelin (210-10)

2011 Qualified to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Finished in 40th place overall at the NCAA East Prelims with a series-best mark of 188 feet, 4 inches … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships, throwing a 2011 seasonal-best mark of 203-5 during the competition … Opened the outdoor season with a 10th-place finish at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 172-11 … Followed by taking third place at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (190-4) and 10th place in the college section at the Penn Relays (193-11) … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career.

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Tigers 2010 Lettered for the Tigers during the outdoor season in 2010 … Just missed scoring for the Tigers with a ninth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Threw 200-0 in the event at the conference meet … Also threw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where he finished in 33rd place overall with a mark of 194-8 … Wrapped up his sophomore campaign with a seasonal-best mark of 209-10 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Also threw 204-7 in a fourth-place finish at the Louisiana Classics and 204-5 in an eighth-place finish in the B section at the Texas Relays … Threw the javelin in eight meets during his sophomore season … Did not compete during the indoor season … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his collegiate career.

James Thurn

Jr./Sr. – 5-8 – Cicero, N.Y. Paul V. Moore HS/Buffalo Major: Information Systems & Decision Sciences Event: 400H (52.59), 800M

2009 One of the top javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference in 2009 … Shattered his own personal best by more than 15 feet over the course of the season … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Recorded a personal best of 210-10 at the conference meet … Also recorded a regional qualifying mark of 206-8 in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the first time in his career … Finished in 22nd place at the regional meet with a throw of 192-5 … Also competed in the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (197-6), LSU Tiger Relays (188-3), Texas Relays (195-9), Sun Angel Classic (193-5) and Penn Relays (190-1) … Did not compete during the indoor season .. Named a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and also a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009. PRIOR TO LSU Finished his high school career with a personal best of 195-1 in the javelin … Is a former second-place finisher and third-place finisher in the event at the state meet … Helped lead his team to two district championships and two regional championships during his high school career … Also a standout on the football field … Earned three letters while playing linebacker at Brother Martin High School. PERSONAL Full name is Ryan Charles Roubion … Born on Feb. 17, 1990 … Son of Richard and Vickie Roubion … Has two brothers, Reid and Ross … Ross is a former hammer thrower at LSU … A standout in the classroom at Brother Martin High School … Was named a WWL A+ Athlete and a National Merit Finalist … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Fr./Fr. – 5-10 – Baton Rouge, La. Central HS Major: Biology Event: 60M, 100M, 200M

PRIOR TO LSU One of the top sprinters in the state of Louisiana during his prep career at Central High School … Coached in high school by Brad Cook … Wrapped up his prep career with a record-setting performance in the 55-meter dash at the LHSAA Division I Indoor State Championships … Won the 55-meter state title with a meet-record time of 6.35 seconds in the final … Captured the LHSAA Class 5A state title in the 100-meter dash as a junior in 2010 … Also a state runner-up in the 55 meters indoors and 200 meters outdoors during the 2010 season … Was also a standout on the football field during his prep career at Central High School … Earned second-team all-district and academic all-state honors while helping lead the team to three-straight district championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Helped his team advance to the state semifinals in 2008. PERSONAL Full name is Trevor Brian Sansone … Born on Feb. 16, 1993 … Parents are David and Stephanie Sansone … Has a younger brother named Tyler … Graduated with honors from Central High School … Was an academic letterman while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average during his prep career … Majoring in biology.

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2011 Recorded a seasonal-best time of 53.71 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles at both the LSU Alumni Gold and Cole-Lancon Invitational during the outdoor season … Finished runner-up in the event at the Cole-Lancon Invitational and fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Opened the 2011 outdoor season with back-to-back 10th-place finishes at the LSU Tiger Relays (55.36) and LSU Invitational (54.14) … Was the 43rd-place finisher in the 400 hurdles at the Texas Relays with a time of 55.36 in the qualifying round … Clocked 48.10 in his only appearance in the 400-meter dash in a fifth-place finish at the Louisiana Classics … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s B team in the 4x400-meter relay that took sixth place at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 3 minutes, 12.62 seconds … Made one start in the 800-meter run during the indoor season at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Received his second selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season. 2010 One of the top 400-meter hurdlers in the Southeastern Conference during the 2010 season … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked a time of 53.36 in the conference final … Advanced to the final with a seasonal-best time of 53.00 in the conference semifinal … His seasonal-best time of 53.00 ranked No. 7 on the SEC performance list at the end of the season … Finished runner-up in the B section of the 400 hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold (53.10) … Also competed in the event at the Miami Elite Invitational (53.12) and Penn Relays (54.78) … Opened up the outdoor season by running the 400-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, where he earned a sixth-place finish with a time of 48.91 … Ran on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay indoors at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season. PRIOR TO LSU Came to LSU after competing as a freshman at the University of Buffalo … A 400-meter hurdler who earned a sixth-place finish in the event at the Mid American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2009 … Clocked a time of 54.50 seconds in the conference final … Finished his freshman campaign with a seasonal-best time of 53.22 to rank second on the Buffalo squad … Boasts a PR of 52.59 in the 400-meter hurdles … Recorded his personal best in the event in a fourth-place finish at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2008 … Won a bronze medal with a third-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the New York state meet as a junior in 2007 … Coached in high school by Curtis Merrick at Cicero North Syracuse High School and by Sandy Burns at Paul V. Moore High School.

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Jeremy Tuttle

Fr./Fr. – 6-3 – Sierra Vista, Ariz. Buena HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Discus, Hammer, Javelin (201-4)

PRIOR TO LSU One of the elite throws prospects in the United States for the Class of 2011 … A versatile athlete with the ability to compete in the discus, javelin and hammer throws at the collegiate level … Enjoyed a tremendous individual performance while setting three personal bests at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque during the 2011 season … Captured the meet’s hammer throw title with a winning throw of 198 feet, 6 inches … Also finished as the meet runner-up in both the discus (186-10) and javelin (201-4) with personal bests … Returned to Albuquerque for the 2011 Region 10 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, where he shattered the meet record in the hammer throw by 21 feet with a winning mark of 193-4 … Took home the silver medal in the young men’s hammer throw at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held in Wichita, Kan., where he threw a series-best of 179-10 … Also placed fourth in the young men’s discus at the USATF Junior Olympics with a throw of 179-11 … Wrapped up a brilliant prep career as a two-time Arizona Interscholastic Association Division 1 state champion in the discus in 2010 and 2011 … Named the 2011 Tucson Citizen Boys Arizona Athlete of the Year … Signed with the Tigers with former PRs of 186-7 in the high school discus and 200-4 in the javelin set during the 2010 outdoor season … Threw 186-7 in the discus at the 2010 Casa Grande Al Van

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Hazel Invitational … Finished runner-up in the javelin (200-4) at the 2010 Great Southwest Classic … Crowned the intermediate boys discus champion at the 2009 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. … A two-time Arizona state runner-up in the shot put in 2009 and 2010 … Was also the Arizona state runner-up in the discus as a sophomore in 2009 … A three-time USATF Regional and National Championships qualifier in the discus and javelin … Remains Arizona’s all-time class record holder in the boys discus as both a freshman (148-4) and sophomore (172-6) set during the 2008 and 2009 seasons … Named the 2009 Male Athlete of the Year by the Sierra Vista Herald newspaper … Also served as the starting quarterback for the football team at Buena High School during his prep career.

PERSONAL Full name is Jeremy Tuttle … Born on April 13, 1993 … Parents are Steve Howard and Cindy Pring … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Chris Watson

So./So. – 6-0 – Houma, La. Vandebilt Catholic HS Major: Chemistry Event: Pole Vault (IN: 15-6 ¼; OUT: 16-2)

200-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with an indoor seasonal best of 22.27.

PRIOR TO LSU A 400-meter runner and jumper during his high school career at Houston Christian High School … Guided his high school track team to district and regional championships in 2009 … Was a firstteam all-state selection as a senior in 2009 … Won a state title in the 400 meters … Also finished second in the 4x400-meter relay and third in the long jump at the state meet in 2009 … Finished his career with a personal best of 49.80 in the 400-meter run … Also recorded personal-best marks of 21-4 in the long jump and 42-2 in the triple jump … Wrapped up his high school career as the school-record holder at Houston Christian High School in the 400 meters, long jump and triple jump. PERSONAL Full name is Anthony Alphonse Whitaker … Born on Aug. 14, 1991 … Parents are Tony and Karen Whitaker … Has one sister, Amber … An honor student at Houston Christian High School … Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll … Was also a member of the Young Philosopher’s Club and Jack and Jill Teens of America … Majoring in civil engineering.

William Wiesler

So./So. – 5-10 – Cooper City, Fla. Archbishop McCarthy HS Major: Business Management Events: 1,500M (4:13.59), Mile (4:40.24)

2011 Competed in the pole vault in six meets as a true freshman in 2011 … Set a new lifetime personal record in the event with a clearance at 16 feet, 2 inches to tie for 11th place at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season … Cleared 16-1 ¾ for a sixth-place finish in his outdoor opener at the LSU Tiger Relays … Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Invitational during the outdoor season … Wrapped up the indoor season with an indoor PR of 15-6 ¼ for a fifth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Placed eighth in his collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational (15-1) … Cleared 14-4 ¾ at the LSU Twilight for a 10th-place finish. PRIOR TO LSU A state champion pole vaulter during his prep career at Vandebilt Catholic High School … Captured two state titles in the pole vault as a junior in 2009 and as a senior in 2010 … Set a school record with a personal-best clearance of 16-0 during his senior season … A two-time all-state selection in track and field in 2009 and 2010 ... Was also an all-state performer in cross country during his senior season … Also a four-year letterwinner in soccer and swimming during his prep career … A four-time all-state selection in swimming while competing in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter backstroke … Helped lead his swimming team to three state championships … Also helped lead his soccer team to a state title in 2007 … Was an all-state defender on the soccer field during his senior season in 2010. PERSONAL Full name is Christopher Barraud Watson … Born on Sept. 6, 1991 … Parents are John and Alice Watson … Has three brothers, Brendan, Paul and Patrick, and one sister, Katie … Brother, Paul, was a member of the LSU Track & Field team during his collegiate career … An honor student at Vandebilt Catholic High School … A member of the honor roll for four years … Also a National Merit finalist … Majoring in chemistry.

Anthony Whitaker

2011 Competed in six meets for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2011 … Made three appearances in the mile during the indoor season … Ran a seasonal best of 4 minutes, 40.24 seconds in a sixth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight … Placed fifth at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 4:43.04 … Also took sixth place indoors in his collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational (4:58.65) … Posted an outdoor seasonal best of 4:13.59 in the 1,500 meters in a 16th-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Finished in second place in the B section at the LSU Tiger Relays (4:19.00) and 21st place at the Louisiana Classics (4:21.68) in the 1,500 meters. PRIOR TO LSU A distance runner for the four-time district champion track and field team at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Cooper City, Fla. … Team also captured district and regional cross country titles during the 2009 season … Was the seventh-place finisher in the 800 meters at the state championship meet in 2009 … A recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for his high school team as a senior in 2010 … Finished his prep career as the school-record holder in the 5,000 meters with a personal best of 16:36 … Also set top times of 1:58.83 in the 800 meters and 4:30 in the 1,600 meters as a prep runner … A member of the school-record setting 4x800-meter relay team that finished third overall at the state meet with a time of 7:58 … Was an AAU cross country region runner-up and a Junior Olympics qualifier in the intermediate 800 meters during the 2008 season. PERSONAL Full name is William Michael Wiesler … Born on April 10, 1992 … Parents are Bill and Patricia Wiesler … Has two younger siblings, Bianca and Brooke … Father played baseball at LSU … Plans to pursue a degree in business management at LSU.

Jr./Jr. – 5-10 – Houston, Texas Houston Christian HS Major: Civil Engineering Event: 400M (48.53)

2011 Set a personal record of 48.53 seconds in the 400-meter dash while finishing in 16th place overall at the LSU Invitational during the outdoor season … Opened the outdoor season with an 11th-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics (49.54) … Lined up in the 60-meter dash at three meets during the indoor season … Posted a seasonal best of 6.98 in a seventh-place finish in the final at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also ran 7.11 in the prelims at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier and 7.14 for 38th place at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Honored for his performance in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2010 Competed in a total of six meets during his freshman season … Finished with a 2010 seasonal best of 49.68 in the 400-meter dash in the outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics … Finished in ninth place overall at the Louisiana Classics … Also ran the 400 meters outdoors at the LSU Alumni Gold … Clocked 11.17 in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Tiger Relays … Recorded an indoor seasonalbest time of 7.09 in the 60-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Finished runner-up in the

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Rebecca Alexander

Sr./Sr. – 5-6 – Baton Rouge, La. Belaire HS/Southwest Mississippi CC Major: General Studies Events: 200M (IN: 22.96; OUT: 23.41w/23.78), 400M (IN: 53.03; OUT: 53.17)

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Full name is Rebecca Lynn Alexander … Born on Feb. 5, 1990 … Parents are Robert and Carmelita Alexander … Has three brothers: Robert Jr., Ronnie and Raymond … Majoring in general studies.

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Sr./Sr. – 5-9 – St. Mary, Jamaica St. Jago HS/Essex CC Major: Communication Studies Event: 400M (IN: 53.72; OUT: 53.91) All-American All-SEC 2011

Rebecca Alexander 2011

A welcomed addition to LSU’s sprint group in her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2011 … A key component in both the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay during her junior season … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that captured its 13th NCAA title all-time at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Teamed with Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Kimberlyn Duncan for the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 seconds in the national final … Also ran the third leg on the team that clocked the fastest time of the NCAA semifinal at 42.94 … Captured her first career SEC event title as the third leg of LSU’s sprint relay … Joined her teammates in winning the conference crown with a time of 43.47 at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Ran on both relays that qualified for the national semifinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Ran the third leg on the 4x100 relay that clocked the fastest time in the NCAA quarterfinal at 43.60 … Led off the 4x400 relay that clocked 3:32.09 to take second place in the quarterfinal round … Competed individually in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 22nd place in the national semifinal after running a wind-legal time at 23.90 … Earned a spot in the 200-meter semifinal after finishing in 11th place overall in the NCAA quarterfinal while running a wind-legal time of 23.82 … Finished in 17th place in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet … Opened up the outdoor season by running a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 23.41 in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned her first career All-America honor during the 2011 indoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Clocked a 53.24-second split on the leadoff leg of the team that won a bronze medal with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Teamed with Cassandra Tate, Latoya McDermott and Jonique Day to run a 2011 seasonal best of 3:30.37 in the NCAA Indoor final … Also competed in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Finished in 14th place overall in the event after running 23.52 in the semifinal round … Qualified for the national meet by running an indoor PR of 22.96 in the preliminary round at the SEC meet … Ranked No. 8 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Also competed in the 400 meters indoors in 2011 … Recorded a lifetime PR of 53.03 in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Went on to score four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter final with a time of 53.24 … Scored a total of 6.5 points in conference action to help the Lady Tigers complete a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team championships.

Proved to be one of the team’s leading 400-meter sprinters during her junior season in 2011 … Earned her first career All-America honor during the indoor season as the anchor leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Split 52.29 seconds on the anchor leg as she teamed with Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Latoya McDermott to run a seasonal-best time of 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds for a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Also earned All-SEC honors indoors as she anchored the Lady Tigers to a silver-medal winning runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:33.21 at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Anchored a team that also featured McDermott, Tate and Brittany Hall at the SEC Indoor meet … Set a new lifetime personal record of 53.72 in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked 54.19 in the preliminary rounds at the conference meet … Finished in third place in the 500 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with an impressive time of 1:13.13 … Opened the outdoor season by setting an outdoor PR of 53.91 in a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters at the LSU Invitational … Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships (54.06) … Followed by finishing in 30th place with a time of 55.68 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Lined up in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Anchored the team to its ninth-place finish in the national semifinal with a time of 3:32.88 … Advanced to the semifinal round by anchoring the team to a second-place finish in the NCAA quarterfinal with a time of 3:32.09 … Nearly earned All-SEC honors during the outdoor season by anchoring the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish at the SEC Championships (3:35.15).

PRIOR TO LSU

A standout 400-meter and 800-meter runner during her career at Essex County College … Earned a pair of indoor All-America honors during her sophomore season in 2010 while competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association … Was the bronze medalist in both the 400 meters and 600 meters at the 2010 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. … Set a 2011 seasonal best of 55.66 in the 400-meter dash at the 2010 Boston University Valentine Invitational … Competed in the 800-meter run at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Recorded a personal best of 2:15.34 in the 800 meters at the 2009 Patriot Open Invitational … Is a product of St. Jago High School in Jamaica … Competed in both the 400 meters and 800 meters at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships in Kingston during the 2007 and 2008 seasons … Took seventh place in the 400 meters in the Class One division … An 800-meter finalist in Class One in 2008.

PERSONAL

Full name is Jonique Kasasha Day … Daughter of Velma Hall and Hope Day … Born on Nov. 13, 1988 … Has eight siblings: Christine Day, Denise Day, Kayla Day, Roger Day, Rose-ann Day, Sandra Irons, Karren Campbell and Francine Ferguson … Majoring in communication studies.

PRIOR TO LSU

Enjoyed a breakout freshman season at Southwest Mississippi Community College as one of the top sprinters in the National Junior College Athletics Association … Earned a trio of All-America honors as a freshman in 2009 … Was the NJCAA Outdoor national champion in the 400-meter dash after taking the title at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Crowned a national champion after setting an outdoor personal-best time of 53.17 in the national final … Lowered her 400-meter PR by more than three seconds between the 2008 and 2009 seasons … Also won a pair of All-America honors in the 200-meter dash during the 2009 season … Was the NJCAA Outdoor runner-up in the 200 meters after clocking 23.90 in the national final … Recorded an outdoor best in the 200 meters with a time of 23.78 in the preliminary round at the national meet … Also earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in the event at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Lubbock, Texas, running 23.96 in the final … Carried that momentum into the 2010 season … Crowned the NJCAA Indoor champion in the 200-meter dash with her win at the 2010 NJCAA Indoor Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. … Recorded a time of 24.47 in the NJCAA Indoor final … Was the fourth-place finisher in the 400 meters at the indoor national meet during her sophomore season in 2010 … One of Louisiana’s elite prep sprinters during her career at Belaire High School … A three-time state champion during her senior season in 2008 … Established herself as the most dominant sprinter in Class 4A after sweeping state titles in the 100 meters, 200

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Lady Tiger All-Americans Kimberlyn Duncan

Jr./Jr. – 5-8 – Katy, Texas Cypress Springs HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 60M (7.30), 100M (11.02w/11.09), 200M (IN: 22.78; OUT: 22.18w/22.24) 3-time NCAA Champion 5-time All-American 3-time SEC Champion 3-time All-SEC 2011 Bowerman Award Finalist 2011 Honda Sports Award Finalist

2011

Proved to be the NCAA’s most dominant short sprinter during her sophomore season in 2011 … Emerged as one of the top young 200-meter talents in the world with her performance in sweeping NCAA titles in the event … Selected a finalist for The Bowerman in 2011 … Was also selected as a finalist for the Honda Sports Award for women’s collegiate track and field … Was the top individual point scorer with 20.5 points at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Became the sixth athlete in NCAA history to sweep NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor titles in the 200-meter dash in the same season, and the first Lady Tiger since collegiate record holder Dawn Sowell in 1989 … Also anchored the Lady Tigers to their 13th national title all-time in the 4x100-meter relay … Set the low-altitude collegiate record in the 200-meter dash in winning the NCAA Outdoor crown as she set a new wind-legal personal record of 22.24 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Ranks No. 3 on the NCAA’s all-time list behind times of 22.04 by Sowell in 1989 and 22.23 by USC’s Carol Rodriguez in 2006 that were each run at altitude in Provo, Utah … Clocked a wind-legal 22.39 in the national semifinal … Teamed with Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Rebecca Alexander to win the NCAA crown in the sprint relay with the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history at 42.64 … Also broke the 43-second barrier in the national semifinal with a time of 42.94 … Duncan nearly claimed a third NCAA title during the 2011 outdoor season after finishing as the national runner-up in the 100-meter dash … Took home the NCAA silver in the 100 meters with a wind-legal PR of 11.09 in the final, finishing just one one-hundredth of a second behind Oklahoma’s Candyce McGrone (11.08) … Finished the season ranked in a tie for the No. 7 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 100 meters … Won a pair of SEC Outdoor titles for the Lady Tigers with her win in the 200 meters (22.27w) and 4x100 relay (43.47) … Nearly earned All-SEC honors with a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships while running a seasonal best wind-aided time of 11.02 in the SEC final … Recorded a seasonal-best wind-aided time in the 200-meter dash at 22.18 to take the title at the LSU Alumni Gold … Finished the 2011 outdoor season with three of the top-10 times on the NCAA’s all-time all conditions list in the 200 meters … 22.18w ranks No. 3, 22.24 ranks No. 7 and 22.27w ranks No. 9 on the NCAA’s all-time all conditions list … Captured the NCAA Indoor crown in the 200-meter dash by running 22.85 in the national final in College Station, Texas … Also competed in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where she earned a 15th-place finish with a time of 7.36 … Won an SEC Indoor 200-meter title with the 11th-fastest indoor performance in collegiate history at 22.78 … Her indoor PR also ranks No. 2 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Also ranked No. 1 worldwide for the 2011 indoor season … Was the fastest time run by a woman indoors worldwide since 2008 when Texas freshman Bianca Knight set the American indoor record of 22.40 at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Also won a 200-meter title indoors at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 23.01 … Established a personal best of 7.30 in the 60-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Was twice named the SEC Female Runner of the Week during the outdoor season on April 5 and April 26 … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 200 meters at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Nearly earned a spot on Team USA for the World Championships with her fifth-place finish as she clocked 22.35 in the USA Outdoor final.

2010

One of the nation’s leading 200-meter runners during her freshman season in 2010 … Competed in the 200 meters at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships … Earned a 13th-place finish in the semifinal round at both national meets … Clocked 23.58 in the national semifinal during the outdoor season … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Set a seasonal best wind-legal time of 23.08 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored four points with a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Helped LSU take home the team title at the SEC Outdoor meet … Recorded wind-legal times of 23.45 in the preliminary round and 23.76 in the final round at the conference meet … Won the 200-meter title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a season best wind-aided time of 22.96 … Earned her first career All-America honor during the outdoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team … Ran the second leg on the foursome that finished as the NCAA runner-up with a time of 43.72 in the national final … Also ran the second leg on the team that set a seasonal-best time of 43.25 in qualifying at the Penn Relays … Team finished runner-up at the Penn Relays with a time of 43.30 … Competed in both the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season … Earned a 13th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 23.68 in the preliminary round … Scored four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (23.68) … Recorded an indoor seasonal best with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 23.57 in the preliminary round at the SEC meet … Was also an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 60-meter dash after setting a personal best of 7.40 at the SEC Championships … Finished in ninth place in the prelim round of the 60 meters at the conference meet.

PRIOR TO LSU

Captured the Region 2-5A championship in the 200 meters with a prep personal-best time of 23.46 during her senior season at Cypress Springs High School … Her time ranked No. 3 among high school sprinters in the U.S. during the 2009 outdoor season … Went on to win the Texas Class 5A state title

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Kimberlyn Duncan in the 200 meters with a time of 23.59 in the final at the 2009 University Interscholastic League State Championships held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas … Recorded a then personal best of 24.33 in the 200 meters to finish fourth in the event in the young women’s age group at the 2008 AAU Junior Olympics … Also ran the 100 meters at the meet … Competed in the 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay at the 2007 AAU Junior Olympic Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Won a pair of District 17-5A titles in the 200 meters and 4x100 relay while running for Cypress Springs in 2007 … Successfully defended her district title in the 200 meters as a junior in 2008.

PERSONAL

Full name is Kimberlyn Archea’ Duncan … Born on Aug. 2, 1991 … Parents are Antonne Duncan, Jr., and Schrylean Duncan … Has a younger sister named Kiersten … An outstanding student who posted a weighted grade-point average of 4.85 during her high school career … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

Semoy Hackett

Sr./Sr. – 5-6 – Scarborough, Trinidad & Tobago Bishop’s HS/Lincoln University Major: General Studies Events: 60M (7.22), 100M (11.17), 200M (IN: 22.84; OUT: 22.41w/22.75)

NCAA Champion 4-time All-American 2-time SEC Champion 5-time All-SEC 2011 SEC Commissioner’s Trophy 2011 SEC Women’s Outdoor Runner of the Year

2011

Made an immediate impact in her first season with the Lady Tigers as one of the NCAA’s leading sprinters in 2011 … Earned a total of four All-America honors in her first season at the NCAA Division I level … Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that captured its 13th NCAA title in program history at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Combined with Kenyanna Wilson, Rebecca Alexander and Kimberlyn Duncan to run the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history in the national final at 42.64 seconds … Also broke the 43-second barrier with the fastest time of the national semifinal at 42.94 … Received All-America recognition in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing in sixth place in the national final with an outdoor wind-legal seasonal best of 22.87 … Also competed in the 100-meter dash in Des Moines as she finished in a tie for 14th place in the semifinal round … Qualified for the national semifinal in both sprints by finishing in fourth place in the 100 meters (11.32) and second place in the 200 meters (23.22) in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Also ran the second leg on LSU’s sprint relay team that clocked the fastest time of the NCAA quarterfinal at 43.60 … Earned a pair of All-America honors during the indoor season with an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter dash (7.29) and a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.21) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Set a personal best of 7.22 in the 60-meter prelims at the national meet that ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Qualified to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships with automatic qualifying times of 7.24 in the 60 meters and 22.98 in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Won the 2011 SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the top individual point scorer at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Athens, Ga. … Scored 20.5 points to lead the Lady Tigers to their fourth SEC Outdoor team title in five seasons … Crowned the SEC champion in the 100-meter dash after running a wind-aided 11.01 in the conference final … Set a wind-legal personal best of 11.17 in the SEC prelims … Nearly took home the SEC crown in the 200-meter dash while finishing in second place in the final with a seasonal best wind-aided time of 22.41 … Also ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that took home the SEC title with a time of 43.47 as she teamed with Wilson, Alexander and Duncan in the final … Was honored as the 2011 SEC Women’s Outdoor Runner of the Year following her performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Took home a pair of All-SEC honors from the SEC Indoor Championships with runner-up finishes in both the 60 meters (7.25) and 200 meters (22.84) … Her time of 22.84 in the SEC Indoor final of the 200-meter dash is an indoor personal best and is tied for the No. 4 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Clocked 22.86 in the prelim round at the

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Semoy Hackett SEC Indoor meet … Scored a total of 36.5 points in conference action to help lead the Lady Tigers to a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles for the first time since 2008 … Was twice named the SEC Female Runner of the Week during the 2011 season on Jan. 25 and April 12 … Honored for her performance at the 2011 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, where she finished runner-up in the university 100-meter dash with a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 10.98 in the final round … Also ran the second leg on LSU’s winning 4x200-meter relay team at the Texas Relays (1:30.88) … Followed the collegiate season with her second appearance at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics … Competed for Trinidad & Tobago in the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay at the World Championships held in Daegu, South Korea … Ran on her country’s relay team that took fourth place in the World Championships final with a time of 42.58 … Also finished in 10th place overall in the 100-meter semifinals after running 11.35 (-1.4) … Crowned the women’s 100-meter champion at the Sagicor National Open Track & Field Championships for the first time in her career after running a wind-aided time of 11.00 in the event held in Port-of-Prince, Trinidad … Also represented Trinidad & Tobago at the 23rd Central American & Caribbean Senior Championships held in Puerto Rico where she won two gold medals in the 100-meter dash (11.27) and 4x100-meter relay (43.47).

PRIOR TO LSU

The top female sprinter to join the NCAA Division I ranks in 2011 … Perhaps the most dominant short sprinter in the history of NCAA Division II during her two-year career at Missouri’s Lincoln University … Was one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman Award in 2010 and was the only athlete from NCAA Division II … Came to LSU after being crowned a 10-time NCAA Division II national champion for Lincoln University … Captured back-to-back national crowns in the 100 meters, indoor 200 meters, outdoor 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay in 2009 and 2010 at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships … Also won national titles in the outdoor 4x400-meter relay in 2009 and the indoor 60-meter dash in 2010 … Became the NCAA Division II national record holder in the outdoor 200-meter dash in 2010 when she set a new personal-best time of 22.75 seconds to win the event crown at the national meet … Shattered the 17-year-old national record of 22.85 set in 1993 by Norfolk State’s Chandra Sturrup with the third-fastest time among collegians of all divisions during the 2010 season … Also set the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships meet record in the 200-meter dash after running 23.32 to win the indoor national title in 2010 … Set her previous PR in the 100-meter dash in the national final in 2009 with a time of 11.18 to take the title … Her time of 11.18 in the 100-meter dash ranked No. 7 among collegians of all divisions during the 2009 season … Crowned the indoor national champion in the 60-meter dash during the 2010 season with a time of 7.24 in the national final … A member of three national championship teams as she helped guide Lincoln University to back-to-back NCAA Division II indoor national championships in 2009 and 2010 and to the outdoor national championship in 2009 … Earned extensive experience while representing Trinidad & Tobago in international competition … Competed for her country in the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China … Was an Olympics quarterfinalist in the 100 in 2008 … Was a semifinalist in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany … Also ran on Trinidad’s 4x100-meter relay team that finished in seventh place at the World Championships in 2009 … A veteran of the IAAF World Junior Championships and IAAF World Youth Championships before starting her collegiate career at Lincoln University.

An All-America performer for the third-straight season as one of the premier pole vaulters in the NCAA … Earned her first career All-America honor outdoors with a seventh-place finish in the pole vault at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Cleared 13 feet, 9 ¼ inches at the NCAA Outdoor meet in Des Moines, Iowa … Scored two points to help the Lady Tigers earn a third-place team finish nationally during the 2011 season … Advanced to the national semifinals after finishing among the top 12 performers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., where she went up and over the bar at 13-1 ½ … Earned her fifth career All-SEC honor with a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Athens, Ga. … Went over the bar at 13-9 ¾ at the SEC Outdoor meet … Broke her own outdoor school record twice during the 2011 outdoor season … Kicked off the outdoor campaign by clearing 14-2 ½ in a record-setting performance at the LSU Tiger Relays … Her mark of 14-2 ½ also established a new Bernie Moore Track Stadium facility record in the women’s pole vault … Named the SEC Female Field Event Athlete of the Week on March 29 following her performance at the LSU Tiger Relays … Established her outdoor PR at the Texas Relays with a clearance of 14-3 ¼ for a third-place finish … Also won pole vault titles outdoors at the LSU Invitational (13-11 ¼) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (13-3 ½) … Received all-conference recognition during the 2011 indoor season with her runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (13-7 ¼) … Cleared an indoor seasonal best of 13-7 ¾ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District VI Second Team … Also selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.

2010

Showed her All-America form as one of the nation’s elite pole vaulters during her sophomore season in 2010 … Became an All-American for the second time in her career after earning a third-place finish in the pole vault at the 2010 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … Cleared the bar at 14-3 ¼ at the indoor national meet to score six points for the Lady Tigers … Broke her own indoor school record twice during the 2010 indoor season … Qualified automatically for the NCAA Indoor Championships after clearing an indoor school-record height of 14-3 ¼ to win the event title at the New Mexico Invitational … Then cleared 14-3 ½ to earn her third career All-SEC honor with a runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished the indoor season ranked as the No. 4 performer in the NCAA with her best of 14-3 ½ … Was also an NCAA Championships qualifier during the outdoor season … Finished in 11th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., with a mark of 13-5 ½ … Advanced to the national meet by finishing among the top 12 performers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored four points with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships (13-2 ½) … Recorded a 2010 outdoor seasonal best of 13-11 ¼ to win the event title at the Miami Elite Invitational … A standout in the classroom who was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009

Finished her freshman season as the most prolific pole vaulter in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program … Became the first Lady Tiger to win All-America honors in the pole vault with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas … Cleared a mark of 13-7 ¼ inches at the NCAA Indoor meet … Also became the first Lady Tiger to be crowned SEC champion in the event with an indoor seasonal-best clearance of 14-0 ½ at the SEC Indoor meet … Was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships after posting a mark of 13-9 ¼ to finish fourth in the event at the Tyson Invitational … Also made her first career appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she finished in 11th place with a clearance of 13-9 ¼ … Earned her second All-SEC honor of the 2009 season by tying for second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 13-5 ¼ … Is the only Lady Tiger to win the pole vault title in the university division at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 14-1 ¼ at the Texas Relays … Followed that performance by being crowned pole vault champion at the 115th Penn Relays with a clearance at 13-10 ½.

PRIOR TO LSU

One of the most prolific pole vaulters in the history of high school track and field in the United States … Was the nation’s top-ranked pole vaulter for the Class of 2008 during her senior season … Ranked No. 2 all-time among high school girls in the history of the sport with a personal-best clearance of 14 feet at the Nollie Arcement Relays during the outdoor season of her senior year … Was featured

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Full name is Semoy Kee-Ann Hackett … Born on Nov. 27, 1988 … Parents are Roy Hackett and Beverly Davidson … Has a younger brother named Maurice … Majoring in general studies.

Rachel Laurent

Sr./Sr. – 5-6 – Houma, La. Vandebilt Catholic HS Major: Economics Event: Pole Vault (IN: 14-3 ½; OUT: 14-3 ¼) 3-time All-American SEC Champion 5-time All-SEC Rachel Laurent

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in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces In The Crowd” in its publication released May 2, 2008, for her recordsetting performance … Was the fourth-place finisher in the pole vault at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland … Cleared a height of 13-11 ¼ at the World Championships before fouling out of the competition with the bar resting at 14-1 ¼ … Earned the right to represent her country at the World Championships by winning a gold medal at the USA Junior Championships in Columbus, Ohio, with a meet record clearance of 13-10 … Also dominated the competition during the indoor season of her senior year as she swept pole vault titles at the Nike Indoor Nationals in Washington, D.C., and the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York … Successfully defended her title after also winning the pole vault at the Nike Indoor Nationals in 2007 … Her indoor personal best of 13-9 ¼ set at the state meet in 2008 ranked No. 4 all-time indoors by a high school girl in the United States … A sixtime indoor and outdoor state champion in Louisiana, she won back-to-back Louisiana Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007 … Was named a three-time Track & Field News All-American and a three-time American Track & Field All-American from 2006-08 … Was also a member of the Girls All-USA Track and Field Team by USA Today for her performance in 2007.

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Full name is Rachel Anne Laurent … Born on Sept. 21, 1989 … Daughter of Charlie and Paula Laurent … Both parents attended LSU … Has two siblings: Amber and Nicholas … Was an outstanding student at Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, where she was a member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society … Majoring in economics.

Charlene Lipsey

Jr./Jr. – 5-6 – Hempstead, N.Y. Hempstead HS Major: Elementary Education Event: 800M (IN: 2:04.55; OUT: 2:03.73), 1,500M (4:28.15), Mile (4:55.81) All-American

Charlene Lipsey All-America honors … Enjoyed a tremendous 2008 season in which she was named the ESPN Rise New York Girls’ Track Athlete of the Year, the New York Gatorade Female Runner of the Year, the Nassau County Indoor and Outdoor Female Runner of the Year and Long Island Girls Runner of the Year … Ran a personal best of 4:55.81 in the mile during the 2009 indoor season to rank No. 6 in the country in the event … Recorded her personal best in the mile in just her second career race at that distance … Was the national leader in the 600-meter run after clocking a time of 1:29.85 to win the girl’s invitational race at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 7, 2009 … Her time, which also came at The Armory, was the fourth-fastest time all-time by a high school girl in the United States.

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Full name is Charlene Monique Lipsey … Born on July 16, 1991 … Daughter of Stacey Morse … Has a younger sister named Kay-Tiarra … Majoring in elementary education.

Latoya McDermott

2011

Enjoyed a breakout performance in the 800-meter run at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Earned her first career All-America honor with a fourth-place finish in the national final while running a lifetime personal record of 2 minutes, 3.73 seconds … Cracked LSU’s all-time Top 10 list in the event as the No. 10-ranked performer in program history … Advanced to her first NCAA final by running 2:03.96 in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Earned a spot in the national semifinal by running 2:05.63 for a sixth-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Also competed in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Finished in 13th place at the NCAA Indoor meet after running 2:08.10 in the qualifying round … Set an indoor PR of 2:04.55 for an NCAA automatic qualifying performance in a runner-up finish at the Iowa State National Qualifier … Wrapped up the indoor season ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the half mile … Nearly earned a pair of All-SEC honors during the 2011 season while finishing in third place in the 800 meters at both the SEC Indoor Championships and SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked 2:06.11 in the SEC Indoor final after advancing with a time of 2:07.13 in the preliminary round … Crossed the finish line in 2:05.88 for a thirdplace finish in the SEC Outdoor final after qualifying with a time of 2:07.66 … Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:41.67 … Scored a total of 13.25 points in conference action to help the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles for the first time since the 2008 season … A member of LSU’s winning 4x800-meter relay team that clocked a seasonal best of 8:39.19 at the Texas Relays … Ran the 1,200-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that finished in 10th place at the Penn Relays with the second-fastest time in program history at 11:20.15.

2010

Showed why she was considered among the nation’s top middle distance recruits during her prep career … Was a national semifinalist in the half mile during the outdoor season … Finished in 15th place in her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running 2:08.08 in the semifinal round … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 2:05.34 to finish in 10th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Ranked No. 5 among freshmen in the NCAA during the 2010 season … Also ran 2:05.74 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run at the SEC Outdoor Championships (2:08.61) … Also scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet … Helped the Lady Tigers win their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons … Set a personal best and recorded the sixth-fastest performance in program history with a time of 4:28.15 in the conference final … Ran 2:05 in the 800 meters for the first time in her collegiate career at the LSU Alumni Gold, where she placed seventh with a time of 2:05.89 … Finished in ninth place in the half mile at the SEC Indoor Championships, following her time of 2:08.24 in the prelim with a time of 2:11.52 in the final … Set her indoor seasonal best of 2:07.03 to win the 800-meter title at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier and qualify provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships … Ran on LSU’s 4x800-meter relay team that set a new school record with a time of 8:19.77 to take second place in the Championship of America final at the Penn Relays … Shattered the 23-year-old school record of 8:25.95 previously held by Jackie Bobien, Kathi Harris, Sylvia Brydson and Camille Cato.

Jr./Jr. – 5-4 – Kingston, Jamaica St. Andrew High School for Girls Major: Communication Studies Events: 400M (IN: 54.67; OUT: 53.48) All-American 2-time All-SEC 2011

Earned her first career All-America honor during the 2011 indoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x400meter relay team … Split 53.35 seconds on the third leg that earned a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the final at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas … Teamed with Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate and Jonique Day to run a 2011 seasonal best of 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds in the national final … Also earned All-SEC honors in the event during the indoor season … Led off the relay team that clocked the time of 3:33.21 to take second place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Split 53.92 on the second leg of the relay that won the event title at the Tyson Invitational … Also competed in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Ran leadoff on the team that finished in ninth place in the national semifinal with a time of 3:32.88 … Helped the Lady Tigers qualify for the semifinal round by running the third leg on the mile relay team that finished in second place with a time of 3:32.09 in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Competed in the open 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Prelims, where she earned a 38th-place finish in the first round of the national meet … Nearly earned all-conference honors at the SEC Outdoor Championships in running the second leg on the 4x400 relay that took third place in 3:35.15 … Also ran the second leg on the foursome taking second place at the Penn Relays in 3:32.65 … While competing in the 400-meter dash in 2011, set a new indoor personal record of 54.67 to finish in 11th place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Cracked 55 seconds at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 54.94 to take 22nd place … Ran an outdoor seasonal best of 53.75 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Nearly qualified for her first career SEC 400-meter final during the outdoor season as she ran 53.88 to finish in ninth place in the qualifying round … Also competed in the open quarter outdoors at the LSU Invitational (54.04) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (54.36).

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One of the nation’s top high school middle distance runners in the Class of 2009 … An 800-meter specialist who signed with LSU with personal bests of 2:05.83 outdoors and 2:07.77 indoors … Recorded the third-fastest time in the nation in 2009 with an overall personal best of 2:05.83 at the St. Anthony’s Invitational … Set a new indoor personal best of 2:07.77 in winning a silver medal in the 800 meters at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York … Won the state title in the 800 meters as a junior in 2008 with a then personal best of 2:07.46, which was the eighth-fastest time recorded by a high school girl in the United States and ranked No. 4 by a member of the Class of 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.15 at the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championships at The Armory … Her third-place finish earned her 2008 NSIC

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A key contributor in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay during the outdoor season in 2010 … Won her first career All-SEC honor while running the leadoff leg on LSU’s mile relay that finished in second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … A member of the foursome that clocked 3:32.84 to finish runner-up in the conference final … Also ran leadoff on the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked the fastest time in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 3:31.01 … Ran on the team that qualified for the national final with a time of 3:33.43 in the national semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Competed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where she ran 54.87 to finish in 33rd place in the first round of qualifying … Finished in 11th place in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 54.44 in the preliminary round … Ran 54.87 in the open quarter at the LSU Alumni Gold … Saw action in three meets during the indoor season … Recorded a top indoor 400-meter time of 56.13 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

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One of the world’s premier 400-meter recruits for the Class of 2009 … Signed with LSU with a personal best of 53.48 in the event … No stranger to championship meets after competing in such events as the IAAF World Junior Championships, IAAF World Youth Championships, Carifta Games, Central American & Caribbean Junior Championships and Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships … Competed in the 400 meters and 4x400 relay at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland … Was a semifinalist in the 400 meters at the meet … Won a silver medal in the 400 meters at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, while running a time of 54.12 in the final … Also anchored Jamaica’s medley relay team to a silver medal at the World Youth Championships in 2007 with a time of 2:06.77 … Set her personal-best time of 53.48 in the 400 meters in a runner-up finish at the 2007 Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships in Kingston … Won a bronze medal while running the leadoff leg of Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China … Won a gold medal in the Under-17 division of the 400 meters at the 2006 Central American & Caribbean Junior Championships in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, after running a time of 54.10 in the final … Also won a gold medal in the U-17 division at the 2006 Carifta Games with a time of 54.03 in the final … Broke 54 seconds in the 400 meters five times during her high school career, including a seasonal-best time of 53.50 in 2009.

Takeia Pinckney by a member of the Class of 2009 … Her top time of 7.51 in the 60-meter dash in 2008 ranked No. 3 nationally by a sprinter in the Class of 2009 … Set a personal best in the 60 meters during the 2009 indoor season, clocking a national-leading time of 7.45 on Jan. 30 … Won a bronze medal in the 100 meters in the GHSA Class 4A State Championships during her junior season in 2008 … Won a pair of silver medals in the 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay at the Class 4A state meet in 2007 … Won an individual state title in the 200 meters in 2006 while clocking a 24.38 in her only time competing in the event at the state meet … Did not run the 200 meters in 2007 or 2008 … Also played basketball for her high school team.

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Full name is Takeia Lshay Pinckney … Born on July 24, 1991 … Parents are Tracey Stroud and Lucious Pinckney … Has an older sister, Terasa, and an older brother, Bishara … Also a standout in the classroom as she posted an impressive 3.57 grade-point average … Majoring in general studies.

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Full name is Latoya Anneika McDermott … Born on Jan. 7, 1990 … Parents are Robert and Denise Lee McDermott … Majoring in communication studies.

Jasmin Stowers

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So./So. – 5-9 – Pendleton, S.C. Pendleton HS Major: Nutritional Sciences Events: 60H (8.12), 100H (12.88)

Jr./So. – 5-4 – Atlanta, Ga. Columbia HS Major: General Studies Event: 60M (7.24), 100M (11.26), 200M (IN: 24.12; OUT: 23.32) 3-time All-American All-SEC

2011

Competed in just two meets during the 2011 indoor campaign … Lined up in the 60-meter dash at both the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (7.56) and Tyson Invitational (7.57) … Saw her indoor season come to an end due to injury … Missed the 2011 outdoor season due to injury and received a redshirt to preserve her sophomore eligibility.

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2011

One of the nation’s elite short sprinters during her true freshman season … Proved to be the top freshman sprinter with her performance in 2010 … Earned a combined four All-America honors for the Lady Tigers in appearances at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in fourth place in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor meet while running a wind-aided time of 11.23 in the national final … Earned a spot in the final by clocking a windy 11.18 (+2.7) in the NCAA semifinal for her fastest time of the season under all conditions … Also ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up at the national meet with a time of 43.72 in the final … Nearly earned All-America honors in the 200-meter dash with a ninth-place finish in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, running a legal time of 23.50 … Established a wind-legal PR in the 100-meter dash of 11.26 in a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships while scoring eight points for the Lady Tigers and earning her first career All-SEC honor … Matched her PR of 11.26 in a third-place finish in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Was the No. 3-ranked freshman performer in the country in the 100-meter dash during the 2010 season … Also set a legal personal best of 23.32 in a ninth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Prelims to earn a spot in the national semifinal in Eugene, Ore. … Nearly earned All-SEC honors in the 200 meters with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor meet, running a wind-legal time of 23.59 in the conference final … Scored 13 points to help lead the Lady Tigers to their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons … Finished runner-up in the 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays (11.43) … Competed primarily in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season … Earned her first career All-America honor with a seventh-place finish in the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Clocked 7.32 in the national final … Moved to the final with a blistering time of 7.26 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA meet … Became an NCAA automatic qualifier with a personal-best time of 7.24 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Ranked No. 1 in the 60-meter dash among freshmen in the NCAA in 2010 … Finished in seventh place in the 60 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships (7.37) … Posted a seasonal best and indoor personal best 200-meter time at 24.12 in a third-place finish at the New Mexico Invitational. Burst onto the scene as one of the elite high school sprinters in the United States after being crowned the 2008 AAU Junior Olympic Champion in the 100-meter dash with a winning time and personal best of 11.54 seconds … Also clocked a wind-aided time of 11.53 at 100 meters … Her prep personal best in the 100 meters ranked No. 5 overall by a high school girl in the United States and No. 2 nationally

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Emerged as one of the nation’s elite sprint hurdlers during her true freshman season with the Lady Tigers in 2011 … Earned her first career All-America honor during the indoor season … Matched her personal best of 8.12 seconds en route to a sixth-place finish in the final of the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas … Clocked 8.15 for the sixth-fastest time of the qualifying round at the NCAA Indoor meet … Dominated the Southeastern Conference in the sprint hurdles by sweeping the SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles during her freshman season … First set her PR of 8.12 in capturing the SEC Indoor crown in the 60-meter hurdles … Marked her first finals victory of her collegiate career … Also enjoyed an NCAA automatic qualifying performance of 8.15 with a runner-up finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational during the indoor season … Honored for her performance at the New Balance meet in New York with her first of four selections as the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Feb. 8 … Opened the outdoor season by setting a personal record of 13.15 to win the 100-meter hurdles at the LSU Tiger Relays … Dropped her wind-legal PR to 12.88 in winning the SEC Outdoor crown in the event … Became the first Lady Tiger freshman in program history to capture the SEC Outdoor title in the 100 hurdles … Voted by the league’s head coaches as the 2011 SEC Women’s Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year following her performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Was also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as the league’s top freshman performer in the 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships … Captured the Penn Relays title in her meet debut after running a wind-legal 13.16 in the final … Took third place at the Texas Relays with a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 12.86 … Competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in her debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week three times outdoors on March 29, April 12 and May 3 … Finished the 2011 outdoor season as the No. 1-ranked freshman in the 100-meter hurdles with her wind-legal seasonal best of 12.88 … Was also the No. 4-ranked sprint hurdler in the NCAA among all classifications … Wrapped up the season ranked No. 8 on LSU’s all-time performance list in both the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles … Continued to represent the Lady Tigers after the collegiate season with her appearance at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Clocked a wind-aided 13.10 in the first round … Finished in 15th place overall in the semifinal round at the USA Championships after running a wind-aided 13.04 … Recognized for her effort in the classroom as a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

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The No. 1 sprint hurdle recruit in the country for the Class of 2010 … Established herself as one of the most dominant prep hurdlers in the United States with her performance … A two-time selection to the USA Today All-USA Track & Field Team in 2008 and 2009, honoring the elite high school track and field athletes in the country … Set a personal-best time of 13.52 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles in the

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semifinal round at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic … Went on to finish fourth in the final at the IAAF World Youth Championships with a time of 13.70 in the final … A two-time champion of the 100-meter hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Nationals after claiming titles in 2008 and 2009 … Set a 2009 seasonal best of 13.59 in taking the title at the Nike Outdoor Nationals, finishing the season as the country’s No. 1-ranked sprint hurdler in the high school ranks … Also won a gold medal in the 100 hurdles at the 2009 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics with a time of 13.85 … Recorded a top wind-aided time of 13.32 to finish first in the 100 hurdles at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. … Finished the 2009 indoor season with a personal record of 8.30 to win the 60-meter hurdles at the Nike Indoor Nationals … Her indoor PR was the No. 1-ranked performance in the country by a high school athlete in 2009 … Enjoyed an impressive sophomore season in 2008 in which she won silver medals in the 60 hurdles at the Nike Indoor Nationals and 100 hurdles at the USATF Junior Olympics … Was the bronze medalist in the 60 hurdles at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals during her freshman season … A nine-time Class 2A state champion in South Carolina while competing for Pendleton High School … Won three career state Class 2A state titles in the 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles.

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Full name is Jasmin Marie Stowers … Born on Sept. 23, 1991 … Parents are Ronald and Gena Stowers … Has an older sister, Brittany, and a younger brother, Jamal … An honor student at Pendleton High School … Boasted an impressive 4.56 weighted grade-point average … A member of her school’s academic honor roll in her last five years … Served as president of her school’s chapter of the National Honor Society … Also a member of Beta Club at Pendleton High School … Was a Coker Scholar and a recipient of the Governor’s Citizenship Award in 2009 … Was honored as a Junior Marshall as one of the Top 10 students of her junior class … Received a “Jasmin Stowers Day in Pendleton” on Aug. 17, 2007 … Majoring in nutritional sciences at LSU.

finished second at the SEC Indoor Championships with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:33.21 … Competed primarily in the 400-meter dash during the indoor campaign … Established a new indoor personal best of 53.15 at the Iowa State National Qualifier to earn a spot in the 400-meter field at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Earned a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet with a time of 53.31 in the national semifinal … Scored three points with a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships (53.27) … Clocked 53.36 in the 400-meter semifinal at the SEC Indoor meet … Opened the 2011 indoor season by running 53.45 to take fifth place in her season debut at the Razorback Invitational … Posted a top 200-meter time of 23.80 at the Texas A&M Dual Meet.

2010

Reached All-America status for the first time in her collegiate career as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Ran the leadoff leg on the team that finished as the national runner-up in the mile relay at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 3:33.79 … Followed outdoors by running the lead leg on the team that took third place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:30.61 in the national final … Also earned all-conference honors as a part of the mile relay as the Lady Tigers finished runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:32.84 … Emerged as one of the nation’s leading 400-meter hurdlers during the 2010 outdoor season … Competed in the 400 hurdles for the first time in her collegiate career during her sophomore season … Crowned SEC champion of the event in only her fourth career race, running a time of 57.12 in the conference final … Set a seasonal best of 56.87 to finish in seventh place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and earn a spot in the national semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 11th place at the national meet after setting a time of 58.12 in the semifinal round in Eugene, Ore. … Opened with a time of 1:00.12 in her first ever 400-meter hurdle race at the Miami Elite Invitational … Competed primarily in the 200-meter dash during the indoor season … Earned a 12th-place finish in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 23.61 in the qualifying round … Set a new lifetime personal best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.37 in a third-place finish in the conference final at the SEC Indoor Championships … Just missed taking All-SEC honors in the event … Also reached the NCAA provisional qualifying standard with times of 23.64 in the SEC prelims and 23.82 at the Tyson Invitational … Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009

Jasmin Stowers

Showed tremendous potential as one of the Lady Tigers’ top newcomers in 2009 … Competed primarily in the 200-meter dash throughout her freshman season … Competed in the event at the 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships where she earned a 10th-place finish … Scored one point for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships, running an indoor seasonal best of 24.04 at the conference meet … Followed by finishing 10th in the event at the SEC Outdoor meet in a time of 23.97 … Set a new overall personal best in the event with a time of 23.68 to take sixth place at the Sun Angel Classic during the outdoor season … Won the 200-meter title at the Louisiana Classics (23.96) in the outdoor season opener … Also ran the 100-meter dash in one meet during the outdoor season, finishing in third place at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 11.83 … Also competed in the 60 meters and 60 hurdles during the indoor season … Posted a best of 7.61 in the 60 meters and 8.61 in the 60 hurdles … Ran a leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay throughout her freshman season … Ran the leadoff leg on the relay team that won an SEC title at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:34.11 … Also ran the lead leg on the relay team that won the title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in 3:31.53 … Also led off the relay team that finished fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:37.50 to qualify provisionally for the NCAA Indoor meet.

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Dominated the sprints and hurdles at the Class 2A and 3A levels during her brilliant four-year career at Loranger High School in Hammond … Developed into the state’s top prospect in the sprint hurdles after winning eight individual state titles since 2005 … Won state championships in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 100 hurdles at the state meet in 2007 as she was named the meet Most Outstanding Performer for Class 3A … Followed that performance by defending her state titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters in 2008 … Set prep personal bests in the 100 meters (11.79), 200 meters (24.21) and 100 hurdles (14.11) as a senior in 2008 … No stranger to national competition as she lined up against the nation’s best at the 2007 AAU Junior Olympics where she finished 15th in the 100 hurdles and 20th in the 200 meters … Was also among the field that competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in 2005 and 2006.

Cassandra Tate

Sr./Sr. – 5-8 – Hammond, La. Loranger HS Major: Human Resource Management Events: 200M (IN: 23.37; OUT: 23.68), 400M (IN: 53.15), 400H (55.99) 3-time All-American NCAA Mideast Regional Champion 2-time SEC Champion 5-time All-SEC

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Full name is Cassandra Lena Tate … Born on Sept. 11, 1990 … Parents are Titus and Phyllis Cochran … Has an older sister, Lataisha, and an older brother, Adrian … Was a four-year member of the Beta Club at Loranger High School … Majoring in human resource management.

2011

Proved to be one of the nation’s top up-and-coming 400-meter hurdlers during her junior season in 2011 … Was an NCAA finalist in the event after running a personal best of 55.99 seconds in the national final … Was the third-fastest qualifier into the final of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa … Finished the 2011 season ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 400 hurdles with her top time of 55.99 … Qualified for the NCAA semifinal with her first-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Posted 56.36 in the NCAA quarterfinals … Earned All-SEC honors in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-straight season by running 56.03 en route to a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked 57.05 for the fastest time in the SEC semifinal … Won four-straight event titles in the 400 hurdles to open the 2011 outdoor season, including the LSU Tiger Relays (57.84), LSU Invitational (57.25), Hurricane Alumni Invitational (57.02) and LSU Alumni Gold (56.31) … Was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” following her performance at the LSU Alumni Gold after running what was the No. 1-ranked time in the country to that point in the season … Also competed in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Ran the second leg on the team that finished in ninth place in the national semifinal with a time of 3:32.88 … Also ran the second leg on relay teams that took second place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (3:32.09) and third place at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:35.15) … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x200-meter relay team that won the Texas Relays title and the 400-meter leg on the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team that captured its fifth-straight “Championship of America” title at the Penn Relays … Took home All-America and All-SEC honors during the indoor season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team … Split a team best 51.50 on the second leg of LSU’s mile relay team that clocked 3:30.37 to finish in third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Also ran the second leg on the relay that

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state quarterfinals during her senior season … Earned a pair of all-district honors as a forward on her high school soccer team in 2007 and 2008 … Also earned three all-district honors in swimming from 2006-08.

Andria Aguilar

Fr./Fr. – 5-3 – Metairie, La. Mount Carmel Academy Major: International Studies Events: Distance

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A former Louisiana state champion in cross country during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy … Crowned state champion with her performance in 2010 … Helped her cross country team win a state team title in 2007 and back-to-back district championships in 2007 and 2008 … Earned four all-state selections in cross country at Mount Carmel Academy … Set a school record in the 800-meter run at 2:17 during her senior season on the track in 2011 … Also a member of the school-record setting 4x400meter relay team during her senior season … Was her school’s nomination for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.

Full name is Brianne Leigh Bergeron … Born on Dec. 23, 1990 … Parents are Todd and Sydney Bergeron … Has a younger brother named Brady … Was the valedictorian of her senior class at H.L. Bourgeois High School in Houma … Served as Senior Class President and Student Council Vice President … Was also honored as the school’s homecoming queen … Winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award during her senior season … Recognized as a WWL A+ Athlete … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Tori Bliss

Fr./Fr. – 6-0 – Portage, Ind. Portage HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Shot Put (IN: 46-7; OUT: 50-9 ½), Discus (148-2)

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Full name is Andria Maria Aguilar … Born on Jan. 17, 1993 … Mother is Athena Aguilar … Graduated with honors from Mount Carmel Academy … A member of the National Honor Society … Plans to major in international studies.

Laura Aleman

So./So. – 5-4 – Harahan, La. Dominican HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Distance

2011

Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during her redshirt freshman season in 2011.

PRIOR TO LSU

A three-year letterwinner in cross country at Dominican High School under the direction of head coach Sherri Lien … Also a three-year letterwinner in track and field during her high school career under head coach Paul Garvey.

PERSONAL

Full name is Laura Elizabeth Aleman … Born on April 4, 1991 … Parents are John and Kathryn Aleman … Has two siblings, Clayton and Kelly … An honor student at Dominican High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Brianne Bergeron

So./So. – 5-3 – Houma, La. H.L. Bourgeois HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 10-7 ½; OUT: 11-1)

PRIOR TO LSU

One of the elite throws prospects in the United States for the Class of 2011 … Set personal bests in both the shot put and discus during her senior season at Portage High School … Named the Indiana Gatorade Girl’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year for 2010-11 … Defended her New Balance Outdoor Nationals gold medal in the shot put in 2011 with a lifetime personal best of 50-9 ½ set on her final throw of the competition held at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro … Was the No. 1-ranked prep performance in the shot put nationwide for the 2011 outdoor season … Wrapped up a breakout junior season by being crowned the national champion in the shot put with her victory at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a winning throw of 48-0 ¾ … Eclipsed 50 feet in the shot put for the first time at the Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships held at Billy Hayes Track in Bloomington … Won her third-straight state title in the event with a top mark of 50-9 during the competition … Also posted 50-foot throws of 50-8, 50-3 ¼ and 50-2 ½ in her series at the state meet in her final appearance for Portage High School … Her winning mark of 50-9 established a new Indiana state record in the shot put … Won the shot put title at the 2011 Duneland Athletic Conference Championships with a meet record throw of 49-8 ¾ … Also set a DAC Championships meet record of 146-1 to take the girls’ discus title … Won the discus title at the DAC girl’s triple dual meet between Portage, Chesterton and Merrillville high schools with a PR of 148-2 … Also set her indoor shot put PR of 46-7 during her senior season in 2011 … Was the No. 2-ranked shot putter in the country in her classification during the 2010 outdoor season with a seasonal best of 48-8 … Signed with LSU in February 2011 with personal bests of 48-8 in the shot put and 144-2 in the discus that were set in sweeping Indiana state titles in both events during her junior season at Portage High School … Entered her senior season as the two-time defending Indiana state champion in the shot put after winning her first state crown during a sophomore season in 2009 with a winning mark of 46-11 ¾ … Was the No. 1-ranked shot putter in the Class of 2011 during her sophomore year in 2009 as she posted an outdoor seasonal best of 48-2 in winning the regional shot put title for Portage High School … Her mark of 48-2 was actually the No. 9-ranked performance nationally among all classifications in 2009 … Honored as the Northwest Indiana Times Female Athlete of the Year in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 as she was also a standout basketball and soccer player at Portage High School … A two-time all-area performer on the hardwood while averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game during her junior and senior seasons … Earned Indiana Top 60 Girls Basketball honors as a junior … Broke Portage High School’s 33-year-old singlegame scoring record during her senior season with 43 points against the state runner-up … Led her high school soccer squad to a sectional championship in 2010 as the team’s starting goalkeeper … Led the Duneland Athletic Conference with her 128 saves as a senior.

PERSONAL 2011

Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during her sophomore season in 2011 … Elected to redshirt to remain a sophomore in eligibility.

2010

Full name is Tori Lynn Bliss … Born on Dec. 1, 1992 … Mother is Debra Bliss … An honor student at Portage High School … A member of the National Honor Society … Recipient of the Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award as a senior at the 2011 Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships … The award is presented each season to the senior who excels mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Competed in seven meets for the Lady Tigers during her freshman season in 2010 … A pole vaulter who set a lifetime personal best of 11-1 in a 12th-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays during the outdoor season … Also competed outdoors at the Louisiana Classics (10-11 ¾), Cole-Lancon Twilight (10-2) and LSU Alumni Gold (NH) … Set an indoor personal best of 10-7 ½ in a fifth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also competed indoors at the LSU Twilight (10-5 ½) and Purple Tiger Invitational (10-2) … Finished her freshman campaign ranked No. 8 on LSU’s all-time performance list in the pole vault for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Laura Carleton

Jr./Jr. – 5-5 – Lake Charles, La. St. Louis HS Major: Business Administration Events: 800M (2:14.71), 1,500M (4:23.21), Mile (4:51.94), 5,000M (16:41.09)

PRIOR TO LSU

Wrapped up her senior season at H.L. Bourgeois High School as one of the top pole vaulters in the state of Louisiana … Earned a bronze medal with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the state meet in 2009 … Captured district and regional titles in the event during her senior season … A three-time all-district performer in track and field in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … An outstanding athlete who also earned all-state and district MVP honors in volleyball in 2008 … Led her volleyball team to the Class 5A

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Enjoyed the most successful season of her collegiate career in 2011 as one of LSU’s leading middle distance runners … Set new personal records in three events during her redshirt sophomore season

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… Lowered PRs by nearly eight seconds in the mile, 17 seconds in the 1,500 meters and 25 seconds in the 5,000 meters over the course of the 2011 season … Clocked a career-best time of 4 minutes, 23.21 seconds for the third-fastest performance in the qualifying round of the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships to earn a spot in the conference final … Was the No. 5-ranked time on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Went on to score three points for the Lady Tigers with a sixthplace finish in the 1,500-meter final at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 4:32.18 … Also competed in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships, finishing in 12th place with a time of 16:59.47 … Clocked a personal best of 16:41.09 in a sixth-place finish in the Olympic Development final at the Penn Relays … Was the No. 3-ranked time on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 5,000 meters … Swept event titles in each event at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, winning the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:31.47 and 5,000 meters with a time of 17:05.59 … Also won the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4:30.91) … Wrapped up the 2011 outdoor season by competing in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Advanced to the national quarterfinal of the 1,500 meters after clocked 4:23.93 in the first round of qualifying … Finished in 20th place in the NCAA quarterfinal after running 4:32.42 … Placed 22nd in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Prelims (16:46.08) … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x800 relay that captured the Texas Relays title in 8:39.19 … Anchored LSU’s distance medley relay team to a runner-up finish at the Texas Relays with the fifth-fastest time in school history at 11:34.29 … Also anchored the distance medley relay to a 10th-place finish at the Penn Relays with the second-fastest time in school history at 11:20.15 … Competed in the mile during the 2011 indoor season … Set a PR of 4:51.94 in a sixth-place finish in the conference final at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked 4:55.42 in the prelim round at the SEC Indoor meet … Ran the mile leg as the anchor of LSU’s distance medley relay team that earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:41.67 … Scored a total of 7.25 points at the SEC Championships to help the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles for the first time since the 2008 season … Voted a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District VI First Team selection while maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average for her collegiate career … Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career … Completed her degree requirements in just three years … A recipient of the University Medal during commencement exercises in May 2011 after posting the top cumulative grade-point average of her graduating class.

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2010

PERSONAL

Competed in three meets indoors for the Lady Tigers in 2010 … Broke five minutes in the mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York as she finished in seventh place in the event with a seasonal-best time of 4:59.71 … Won the mile at the New Mexico Invitational with an altitude-adjusted time of 5:01.07 … Opened the season by winning the 3,000-meter run at the Purple Tiger Invitational after setting a time of 10:23.72 … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

Transferred to LSU following her freshman season at the University of Miami … A hammer thrower who was coached at Miami by Cheree Hicks … Was a standout thrower at Trinity Episcopal School during her prep career … Was a two-time all-state discus thrower in high school … Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Trinity Episcopal School in 2008.

PERSONAL

Full name is Katherine Elisabeth Carroll … Born on April 5, 1990 … Parents are David and Karen Carroll … Has three brothers, Will, Daniel and Ben … Brother, Daniel, is a sprinter at the University of Mary Washington … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

Christine Derbins

So./So. – 5-5 – Covington, La. Mandeville HS Major: Mathematics, Mass Communication Events: Distance

PRIOR TO LSU

Served as captain of her cross country team at Mandeville High School … A four-year letterwinner in track and field and three-year letterwinner in cross country under head coach Gerald Singer at Mandeville High School … Named a first-team all-district and all-metro performer in 2008 … Helped lead her cross country team to a district championship in 2009 … Recipient of her cross country team’s Most Improved Award in 2007 and Coaches Award in 2008 … Member of the 2009 Louisiana Academic All-State composite team for track and field … Crossed the finish line at the 2011 Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 24 minutes … Finished the 2010 Mardi Gras Marathon in 3 hours, 27 minutes, 40 seconds.

Full name is Christine Ann Derbins … Born on Sept. 4, 1990 … Parents are Dennis and Diane Derbins … Has an older sister named Pam … An honor roll student during her prep career at Mandeville High School … Was a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society … Majoring in mathematics and mass communication.

Danielle Garcia-Arnold So./So. – 5-1 – Spring, Texas Klein Oak HS Major: Elementary Education Event: Pole Vault (10-6)

2009

Competed in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters during the 2009 outdoor season … Ran the leadoff leg on the Lady Tigers’ 4x800-meter relay team that won its second-straight title at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Combined with Kayann Thompson, Brittany Hall and LaTavia Thomas to run a time of 8:46.23 … Finished her freshman campaign with seasonal bests of 2:14.71 in the 800 meters and 4:40.04 in the 1,500 meters … Lined up in both events at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 17th place in the 800 meters (2:14.71) and 20th place in the 1,500 meters (4:48.89) at the conference meet … Was the third-place finisher in both events in her collegiate debut at the Louisiana Classics … Did not compete indoors for the Lady Tigers in 2009 … Honored as a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

PRIOR TO LSU

One of the top distance runners in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2008 … Won state titles in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters during her senior season … Finished runner-up in the 800 meters at the state meet in 2007 and 2008 … Was an all-state performer in cross country in 2007 … Also the district and regional MVP in cross country in 2008 … Finished her high school career with personal bests of 2:15 in the 800 meters, 5:10 in the mile, 11:45 in the 3,200 meters and 18:58 in the three mile.

PERSONAL

Full name is Laura Catherine Carleton … Born on Sept. 23, 1989 … Parents are Mike and Jackie Carleton … Has two younger sister, Rebecca and Ellen … Parents are graduates of LSU … Graduated from St. Louis High School with honors as she was ranked third in her class … Majoring in business administration.

Katie Carroll

2011

Competed in seven meets for the Lady Tigers during her redshirt freshman season in 2011 … Cleared an indoor seasonal best of 9 feet, 10 inches at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Tied for seventh in the meet … Did not clear a height in six other appearances in 2011.

PRIOR TO LSU

A standout pole vaulter during her prep career at Klein Oak High School … Coached by Bob Duckworth … A three-time regional qualifier as a freshman in 2007, a junior in 2009 and a senior in 2010 … Recorded a personal-best clearance of 10-6 as a high school junior and senior … Helped lead her high school team to a pair of district championships in 2007 and 2008 … Also competed in the 200-meter dash and 4x100 relay at Klein Oak High School.

PERSONAL

Full name is Danielle Andrea Garcia-Arnold … Born on Dec. 19, 1991 … Parents are Dan and Leticia Arnold … Has two younger brothers, Brandon and Josh … An honor student at Klein Oak High School … A member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in elementary education.

So./Jr. – 5-9 – Baton Rouge, La. Trinity Episcopal School/Miami Major: Sport Administration Event: Hammer Throw (122-10)

Alex Gochenour

Fr./Fr. – 6-0 – Missouri Valley, Iowa Logan Magnolia Senior HS Major: Plant & Soil Systems Events: 200M (24.48), 100H (13.89), Heptathlon (5,300)

2011

Competed in the hammer throw in two meets during the 2011 outdoor season … Set a personal best at the LSU Alumni Gold as she finished in 22nd place with a top mark of 122 feet, 10 inches … Threw 121-8 for a 10th-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Did not compete during the 2011 indoor season … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career.

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The No. 1-ranked multi-event recruit in the United States for the Class of 2011 … Scored a personal best of 5,300 points to win the heptathlon crown at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field

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Lady Tigers Championships … Her winning score of 5,300 points finished the 2010 outdoor season ranked No. 1 in the United States among prep performers of all classifications … Followed her win in the heptathlon at the 2010 USA Junior Championships by representing the United States at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada … Was the 10th-place finisher in the heptathlon at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships after scoring 5,260 points at the event … Has recorded personal bests of 24.48 in the 200-meter dash, 2:19.14 in the 800-meter run, 13.89 in the 100-meter hurdles, 5-6 in the high jump, 18-2 in the long jump, 37-0 in the shot put and 122-7 in the javelin in her individual events in the heptathlon … Also owns a wind-aided personal best of 24.44 in the 200 meters … Won a pair of Drake Relays titles in her final appearance at the meet with Logan Magnolia Senior High School as she took home victories in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump … Actually set her wind-legal PR of 18-2 to win the long jump title at the 2011 Drake Relays … Won the 100-meter hurdles (14.04) during the heptathlon competition during the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Also finished in second place in the 800 meters (2:19.14) and third place in the 200 meters (24.44w) during the heptathlon at the USA Junior meet in 2010 … Ran the second-fastest time in both the heptathlon 100-meter hurdles (13.97) and heptathlon 200-meter dash (24.49w) at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in winning her heats … Set her personal best of 13.89 in the final en route to winning the silver medal in the young women’s division of the 100-meter hurdles at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, Calif. … Burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2009 by winning the intermediate girl’s heptathlon gold medal at the USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. … Jumped a wind-legal 18-1 ¾ in the long jump during the heptathlon at the 2009 USA Youth Outdoor Championships for the top mark in the event … Also ran the fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles (14.90) at the USA Youth Outdoor Championships in 2009 … A 13-time Iowa Class 1A & Class 2A individual state champion while competing for Logan Magnolia HS … After moving up to Class 2A for her senior season in 2011, captured four individual gold medals at the Class 2A Outdoor State Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines … Swept both sprints and hurdles titles with wins in the 100 meters (12.68), 200 meters (24.88), 100 hurdles (14.74) and 400 hurdles (1:02.62) … Her winning time of 1:02.62 in the 400-meter hurdles is an Iowa Class 2A meet record … Scored 40 points by herself to help lead Logan Magnolia to the Class 2A team championship with a 71-69 victory over Hudson High School … Also won each event at the Class 1A meet with her junior season in 2010 … Is the Iowa Class 1A state championships meet record holder in both the 200 meters (24.48) and 100 hurdles (14.07) … Her 13 individual state titles includes four-straight in the 100-meter hurdles from 2008-11, three-straight in both the 100-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles from 2009-11 and twostraight in the 200-meter dash in 2010 and 2011 … Won both the girls high school 100-meter hurdles (14.46) and 400-meter hurdles (1:01.63) at the 2010 Drake Relays.

PERSONAL

Full name is Alexandria Alyse Gochenour … Born on Feb. 17, 1993 … Parents are Jeff and Karla Gochenour … Has a younger sister named Nicole … An honor student who has maintained a cumulative 3.9 gradepoint average during her prep career at Logan Magnolia Senior High School … Also a member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in plant and soil systems.

Brea Goodman

Jr./Jr. – 5-2 – Reedsburg, Wis. Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls State Major: Psychology Events: 1,500M (4:35.28), Mile (5:02.68), 3,000M (10:06.49), 5,000M (IN: 17:33.34; OUT: 17:33.54)

LSU

… Also captured three-straight conference titles in the 4x800-meter relay in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … Finished in fifth place individually in the mile at the state meet with the 2009 campaign … Ran a best two-mile time of 11:18 during her prep career.

PERSONAL

Born on April 8, 1991 … Parents are John and Barb Goodman … Has a twin sister, Dakota, who is also a distance runner at LSU … Also has an older sister named Kyla … An honor student during her high school career at Reedsburg Area High School … Majoring in psychology.

Dakota Goodman

Jr./Jr. – 5-2 – Reedsburg, Wis. Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls State Major: Psychology Events: 1,500M (4:36.99), Mile (5:01.79), 3,000M (10:27.86), 5,000M (IN: 17:36.18; OUT: 17:33.99)

2011

A welcomed addition to LSU’s distance squad during her sophomore season in 2011 … Set five personal bests in her first season with the Lady Tigers … Cut her personal best in the mile with a seasonal-best time of 5:01.79 in an eighth-place finish in the college section at the Tyson Invitational … Clocked an indoor PR of 17:36.18 in the 5,000 meters in a seventh-place finish in the college section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Wrapped up the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000 meters … Finished in 13th place in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also set a new indoor PR of 10:27.86 in the 3,000 meters in a third-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Followed by setting outdoor PRs of 4:36.99 in the 1,500 meters and 17:33.99 in the 5,000 meters … Clocked 4:36.99 in the 1,500 meters in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Clocked 17:33.99 in the 5,000 meters in a third-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Finished in 28th place in the 1,500 meters (4:41.43) and 31st place in the 5,000 meters (18:00.47) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU

Transferred to LSU from Nicholls State University prior to the fall semester in 2010 … Ranked No. 3 on the Nicholls State squad in both the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors during her freshman season … Set personal bests of 4:44.75 in the 1,500 meters and 5:16.44 in the mile during the 2010 campaign … Was a first-team All-Louisiana performer in cross country by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Also a former Freshman Cross Country Runner of the Year and Southland Conference Female Athlete of the Week at Nicholls … Was a standout distance runner at Reedsburg Area High School before her collegiate career … Helped lead her high school cross country team to conference championships as a sophomore in 2007 and as a junior in 2008 … Helped her cross country team win the sectional championship as a senior in 2009 … Was an all-conference performer in cross country as a junior and senior … Also an eight-time all-state performer in track and field during her prep career … Captured all-conference honors in the 800 meters and mile during her senior season … Was the sectional championships runner-up in the mile during her senior season … In addition, captured threestraight conference titles in the 4x800-meter relay in 2007, 2008and 2009.

PERSONAL 2011

Set five new personal bests in her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2011 … Wrapped up the indoor season with personal records of 5:02.68 in the mile, 10:06.49 in the 3,000 meters and 17:33.34 in the 5,000 meters … Clocked a new indoor PR of 10:06.49 in the 3,000 meters in a 17th-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships to rank No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Clocked the fourth-fastest performance in the indoor 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational as she finished in sixth place in the college division with her indoor PR of 17:33.34 … Posted her top time in the mile in a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Also ran the leadoff 1,200-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that clocked a seasonal-best time of 11:41.67 to take fourth place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Followed during the outdoor season by setting outdoor PRs of 4:35.28 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays and 17:33.54 in the 5,000 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Her outdoor seasonal best in the 5,000 meters ranked No. 10 on the squad’s all-time outdoor performance list … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Honored with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU

Transferred to LSU from Nicholls State University prior to the fall semester in 2010 … Finished the 2010 season ranked No. 2 on the Nicholls State squad in both the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors … Set personal bests of 4:41.95 in the 1,500 meters and 5:07.03 in the mile … Was a standout distance runner at Reedsburg Area High School before her collegiate career … A two-time all-state performer in cross country in 2008 and 2009 … Won an individual conference cross country championship during her senior season in 2009 … Helped lead her high school cross country team to conference championships in 2007 and 2008 … Also competed for her high school in the track and field season … Wrapped up her high school career by winning individual conference titles in the mile and two mile as a senior in 2009

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Full name is Dakota Rae Goodman … Born on April 8, 1991 … Parents are John and Barb Goodman … Has a twin sister, Brea, who is also a distance runner at LSU … Also has an older sister named Kyla … An honor student during her high school career at Reedsburg Area High School … Majoring in psychology.

Shanekia Hall

Jr./Jr. – 5-9 – Kingston, Jamaica St. Hugh HS/Essex CC Major: Sport Administration Events: 60H (8.37), 100H (13.50w/13.80)

PRIOR TO LSU

The premier sprint hurdler in the junior college ranks in 2010 and 2011 … A three-time National Junior College Athletics Association national champion during her two-year career at Essex County College … Swept NJCAA Indoor and NJCAA Outdoor national titles in the sprint hurdles during her sophomore season in 2011 … Capped her JUCO career with a gold-medal winning performance in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Hutchison Community College in Hutchison, Kan. … Clocked a slightly wind-aided time of 13.50 seconds in the national final while running with a tailwind of 2.1 meters per second … The wind was just over the allowable 2.0 for purposes of setting a new personal record … Qualified for the national final with the fastest time in the qualifying round at 13.56w … Set a wind-legal personal best of 13.80 during the 2011 outdoor season as she won the hurdles at the Morgan State Legacy on April 23 … Won back-to-back NJCAA Indoor titles in the sprint hurdles with a win in the 60-meter hurdles (8.37) in 2010 and a win in the 55-meter hurdles

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(7.71) in 2011 at the NJCAA Indoor Championships … Set a personal best of 8.37 in the 60-meter hurdles in the national final in 2010 … Was named the Indoor MVP for the women’s team at Essex County College during her freshman season in 2010 … Twice set the facility record in the 60-meter hurdles at Cornell’s Barton Hall with times of 8.52 in 2010 and 8.38 in 2011 … Went on to earn meet MVP honors for the Cornell Deneault Invitational with her performance in both 2010 and 2011 … Clocked 8.39 in a fifth-place finish in the consolation final of the 60 hurdles at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 4, 2011 … Clocked a 2010 outdoor seasonal best of 13.87 in the 100-meter hurdles in a runner-up finish at the 2010 Aggie Relays held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. … Also ran a wind-legal time of 13.88 in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2010 Wake Forest Open … Joined the program at Essex County College following her prep career at St. Hugh High School in Kingston, Jamaica … Won a silver medal in the Class 1 division of the girl’s 100-meter hurdles at the prestigious Boys & Girls Athletics Championships held in Kingston, running a time of 14.21 into a strong headwind in the meet finals.

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Full name is Shanekia Nyoshie Hall … Born on Nov. 27, 1988 … Guardians are Pernel Dennisur and Patricia Anderson … Has three older sisters named Ann-Marie, Shinnell and Suzette … Mentored in her athletics career by former LSU Lady Tiger national champion Nickiesha Wilson and Lennox Graham … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

Karen Henning

So./So. – 5-5 – Kings Park, N.Y. St. Anthony’s HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Weight Throw (58-0 ¼), Hammer Throw (184-5)

Siedda Herbert

Jr./Jr. – 5-6 – Port Allen, La. Port Allen HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 200M (IN: 24.47; OUT: 24.89), 400M (IN: 54.22; OUT: 54.03)

2011

Set indoor and outdoor personal bests in the 400-meter dash during her sophomore season in 2011 … Clocked an indoor best of 54.22 seconds in the preliminary round to qualify for her first career final at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers as she took ninth place at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 54.73 in the conference final … Also ran indoor seasonal bests of 7.67 in the 60-meter dash and 24.71 in the 200-meter dash in 2011 … Followed outdoors by setting a lifetime PR of 54.03 in the 400 meters in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned a 14th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 54.39 in the prelims … Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second time in her career as she finished in 23rd place overall in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 55.68 in the NCAA quarterfinal held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. … Advanced to the national quarterfinal after clocking 54.94 in the first round … Also saw spot duty on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay during the 2011 season … Ran a second leg on the foursome that clocked 3:33.63 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational.

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Proved herself as one of the top young throwers in the SEC as a freshman in 2011 … Shattered personal bests in both the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors during the season … Scored four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Athens, Ga. … Threw a series-best 181 feet, 1 inch at the conference meet to help the Lady Tigers win their fourth SEC Outdoor team title in five seasons … Won the hammer throw title at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a top mark of 177-8 … Placed fifth in the event at the Texas Relays after throwing a best of 183-2 during the collegiate season … Also recorded throws of 181-9 at the LSU Invitational and 181-2 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Followed the collegiate season by setting a personal best in the hammer throw at the 2011 USA Junior Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Won the silver medal in the event with her PR of 184-5 that ranks No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Improved her PR in the hammer throw by nearly 20 feet over the course of the 2011 season … Posted an indoor PR of 58-0 ¼ in the 20-pound weight throw to take third place at the Razorback Invitational … That mark ranked No. 7 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of the season … Earned an 11th-place finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships with her mark of 56-1 ¼ … Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as the league’s top performer in both the weight throw and hammer throw at the SEC Championships during the 2011 season … Crushed her weight throw PR entering the season by nearly five feet during the campaign.

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One of the nation’s top hammer prospects … Set a prep personal-best mark of 164-3 during the 2008 outdoor season … Her personal record ranked No. 7 in the country among all classifications during the 2008 outdoor season … Was crowned hammer throw champion at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Championships Trials held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., with a mark of 154-5 … Also won a bronze medal in the event at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., throwing 156-2 during the competition … Finished the 2009 season with a seasonal-best mark of 160-4 set in a runner-up finish at the Hartford High School Invitational on May 9, 2009 … Ranked No. 7 nationally in the weight throw during the 2010 indoor season … Set a prep PR of 53-4 to win the weight throw title at the St. Anthony’s Developmental Meet on Dec. 12, 2009 … Also threw 51-6 ¼ to capture the weight throw title in the high school division at the prestigious Millrose Games in New York on Jan. 29, 2010 … Qualified for the Millrose Games by winning the weight throw at the Millrose Games Trials, throwing 50-9 … Threw 52-3 ½ to take first place at the 2010 Southern Tier Track & Field Classic.

Competed in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships and SEC Outdoor Championships during her true freshman season in 2010 … Finished in 17th place overall in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor meet after setting an indoor seasonal best of 56.18 in the preliminary round … Followed with a 14th-place finish in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 54.97 … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 54.35 in a runner-up finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned the right to compete in the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Clocked 54.68 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to finish in 31st place … Won indoor 200-meter titles at the LSU Twilight (24.89) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (24.88) … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that earned a seventh-place finish at the Penn Relays (3:35.79).

PRIOR TO LSU

A standout athlete throughout her career at Port Allen High School … A sprinter and jumper who wrapped up her senior season with two state titles and two state runner-up honors at the LHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championships at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on LSU’s campus … Won the Class 3A state title in the long jump as a senior in 2009 with a wind-aided jump of 19 feet, 5 ¼ inches … Followed by winning the state title in the triple jump with a wind-legal jump of 37-9 ¾ … Finished as the 2009 state runner-up in both the 100 meters (12.05) and 200 meters (24.62w) … Captured District 8-3A crowns in both sprint races during the 2009 season … Set her personal best of 11.78 in the 100 meters to win the regional title in 2009.

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Full name is Siedda Monique Herbert … Born on Feb. 10, 1991 … Parents are Antonio Herbert and Delois Hall … Has one sister named Courtney Simmons … Has one brother named Antonio Herbert, Jr. … A standout in the classroom at Port Allen High School … Named to the Principal’s List in all four years of high school … Was also a member of the Beta Club and the National Society of High School Scholars Association … Served as a People to People Student Ambassador and a United States Achievement member … Her sister is currently a women’s basketball assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, and played college basketball at Tulane and Louisville … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

Denise Hinton

So./So. – 5-8 – Peachtree City, Ga. McIntosh HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Weight Throw (55-4 ¾), Hammer Throw (174-0)

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Full name is Karen Anna Therese Henning … Born on May 7, 1992 … Parents are Walter and Marybeth Henning … Brother, Walter, was a three-time NCAA champion and six-time All-American in the hammer throw and weight throw at LSU from 2009-11 … Was an honor student at St. Anthony’s High School … A member of the Tau Fraternity and Kolbe Society at her high school … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

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Competed in both the weight throw and hammer throw for the first time in her career in her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2011 … Set personal bests of 55 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the weight throw indoors and 174-0 in the hammer throw outdoors during her freshman season … Threw 174-0 in a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational for the No. 8-ranked performance on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list … Earned a 15th-place finish in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a series-best mark of 159-7 … Finished runner-up in the hammer throw with an effort of 166-0 at the Cole-Lancon Invitational … Threw 55-4 ¾ in the weight throw in her collegiate debut as she took fifth place in the event at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw at the end of the 2011 indoor season … Competed

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Texas Relays … Was 10th in the hammer throw, 13th in the discus throw and 14th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted outdoor seasonal bests of 45-11 ¼ in the shot put, 146-11 in the discus and 162-7 in the hammer throw … Unable to compete in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships due to injury.

in 11 meets for the Lady Tigers during her freshman campaign … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom in 2010-11.

PRIOR TO LSU

A shot putter during her prep career at McIntosh High School … Finished as the school-record holder in the shot put with a top mark of 39-8 ½ … Wrapped up her prep career as the county champion in the event, while also finishing in fifth place at the regional meet … Posted a mark of 37-4 at the regional meet … Also won a county title as a junior in 2009 … Placed fourth in the region during her junior season with her mark of 38-10 ½ … Was her school’s Most Valuable Field Athlete as a sophomore and junior.

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One of the nation’s top throws prospects for the Class of 2008 … Wrapped up her high school career at Caravel Academy as a 16-time Junior Olympic All-American and a two-time high school All-American … Set her prep personal best in the javelin with a silver-medal winning performance at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2006 … Her prep PR in the javelin ranked No. 8 in the United States by a high school girl in 2006 … Followed by winning another silver medal in the event at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2007 … Set a meet record of 146-5 in winning the young women’s javelin title at the 2007 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Walnut, Calif. … Also won the Junior Olympic title in the young women’s discus in 2007 with her personal best of 149-3 … Won a total of eight state titles in the discus and shot put during her high school career … Was the Delaware high school state record holder in both the shot put and discus at the time she signed with the Lady Tigers.

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Full name is Denise Elizabeth Hinton … Born on Dec. 17, 1991 … Parents are Dennis Hinton and Verna Thornton … Has a twin sister named Danette … Also has a sister named Deva Hinton and a step brother named Devan Rowe … Father played college basketball at Morris Brown College … Was a four-year member of the honor roll at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Ga. … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

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Brieanna Kennedy

Sr./Sr. – 5-8 – Wilmington, Del. Caravel Academy Major: Kinesiology Events: Shot Put (IN: 49-2 ¼; OUT: 47-6 ½), Weight Throw (58-8), Javelin (151-6), Discus (159-0), Hammer (191-3)

Full name is Brieanna Maria Kennedy … Born on Feb. 24, 1990 … Parents are Robert and Catherine Kennedy … Father played college football at the University of Delaware … Has one younger brother, Bobby, and one younger sister, Gabrielle … A standout in the classroom, was named to the Honor Roll for each semester at Caravel Academy … Was also a member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Samantha Levin

Fr./Fr. – 5-5 – St. Louis, Mo. Ladue Horton Watkins HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 400M (54.46), 800M (2:06.74), 1,500M (4:39.80)

2011

Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2011 … Represented the Lady Tigers in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in her collegiate career … Qualified for the national meet after earning a 12th-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Established a personal record with a series-best mark of 191 feet, 3 inches in the NCAA quarterfinals en route to a 12th-place finish to rank No. 4 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw … Set two personal bests at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as she also threw the discus during the meet … Posted a career-best mark of 159-0 to finish in 23rd place in the competition to move into the No. 8 spot on LSU’s all-time performance list in the discus event … Scored five points for the Lady Tigers with a career-best fourth-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships (183-3) … Also finished in 10th place in both the shot put (47-6 ½) and discus (146-7) at the SEC Outdoor meet … Helped the Lady Tigers capture their fourth SEC Outdoor team crown in five seasons … Set outdoor personal bests in both the shot put (46-0) and discus (157-6) for the first time outdoors at the LSU Invitational … Threw a previous personal best of 184-4 in the hammer throw in a fourth-place finish overall at the Texas Relays … Focused on the shot put during the 2011 indoor season as she set a seasonal best of 46-4 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Finished in 11th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships after posting a series-best mark of 44-3 ½ … Threw 45-10 ½ to take fourth place at the LSU Twilight … Competed in 16 meets for the Lady Tigers as a junior in 2011 … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2010

Competed in four different throwing events for the Lady Tigers in 2010 … Scored three points in helping the Lady Tigers win their third team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships in four seasons … Earned a seventh-place finish in the javelin (137-1) at the SEC Outdoor meet … Added an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw at the conference meet with a then personal-best mark of 173-6 … Improved her hammer throw personal best by nearly 11 feet over the course of the 2010 season … Placed 17th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor meet … Recorded outdoor seasonal bests of 45-1 ½ in the shot put at the Texas Relays and 137-7 in the javelin at the LSU Alumni Gold … Finished in seventh place in the hammer throw (172-9) and 16th place in the shot put (43-3 ¾) in the college division at the Penn Relays … Also threw 172-0 in a third-place finish in the hammer at the Miami Elite Invitational … Earned 12th-place finishes in both the shot put (46-4 ¼) and 20-pound weight throw (56-11 ½) at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set a new lifetime personal best of 49-2 ¼ in the shot put in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Threw 47-5 to win the shot put at the Purple Tiger Invitational in LSU’s 2010 indoor season opener … Also established a personal best in the weight throw of 58-8 at the LSU Twilight to finish in second place … Competed in a total of 14 meets during her sophomore season in 2010.

2009

One of the Lady Tigers’ top throwers during her freshman season in 2009 … Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season … Recorded a new overall personal best of 46-10 ¼ in the shot put at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Finished 21st in the event at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Set a personal best of 54-4 in the weight throw in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight … Just missed scoring for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Indoor meet with a ninth-place finish in the weight throw while posting a mark of 51-2 ¾ … Competed in the shot put, javelin, discus and hammer throw during the outdoor season … Scored two points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor meet with a seventh-place finish in the javelin … Recorded a mark of 137-6 in the javelin at the conference meet … Established a new personal best in the javelin with a top mark of 151-6 at the

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One of the most prolific middle distance recruits at the prep level for the Class of 2011 … The Missouri Class 4A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships meet-record holder in the 800-meter run after clocking a personal best of 2:06.74 to win her third-straight state title in the event during her senior season in 2011 … That performance was the No. 5-ranked prep performance nationally for the 2011 outdoor season, and the No. 2-ranked time by a member of the Class of 2011 … Swept 800-meter national titles during her senior season at the AAU Junior Olympic Games (2:07.06) and USATF National Junior Olympic Championships (2:08.23) in 2011 … Her winning time of 2:07.06 at the AAU Junior Olympics broke the 31-year-old meet record of 2:08.2h set by Regina Jacobs in Los Angeles in 1980 … Also captured USATF Junior Olympics gold medals for Gateway City United Track Club in the 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay in 2011 … Ran 2:07.35 to take home a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. … Won a bronze medal for the United States in the two-lap race at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships with her time of 2:07.68 … Won the 800-meter title at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque … Teamed with fellow St. Louis natives and Lady Tiger recruits Montenae Roye-Speight and Kendra White in winning the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic with a meet-record time of 3:37.65 … Also set a lifetime PR of 54.46 in the 400-meter dash during the 2011 outdoor season … Won four gold medals in the young women’s division while competing with the St. Louis Lightning Track Club at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Swept middle distance gold medals in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Clocked 2:09.27 in the 800-meter final and a personal best of 4:39.80 in the 1,500-meter final to win two individual gold medals for the St. Louis Lightning … Also helped the St. Louis Lightning win gold medals in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays at the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships with a total of 89 points in the team standings, finishing 55 points ahead of the second-place team … Was the seventh-place finisher in the 800-meter run at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Won a total of six Missouri Class 4A state titles during her prep career at Ladue Horton Watkins High School … A three-time Missouri Class 4A state champion in the 800 meters, including her meet-record performance of 2:06.74 as a senior in 2011 … Helped lead Ladue Horton Watkins High School to three-straight Class 4A state titles in the 4x400-meter relay from 2009-11 … Anchored Ladue’s mile relay to a Missouri Class 4A state meet record of 3:48.00 in her prep finale.

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Full name is Samantha Rose Levin … Born on Nov. 5, 1992 … Parents are Steven and Amy Levin … Has a younger brother named Eli … Was born in Memphis, but has lived in St. Louis her entire life … Has participated in numerous community service projects through her temple … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

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Sr./Sr. – 5-8 – Chalmette, La. Chalmette HS Major: Architecture Events: Weight Throw (53-9 ¾), Discus (147-7), Hammer (148-5)

2011

Enjoyed her most successful season with the Lady Tigers as a junior in 2011 … Opened the campaign by setting a new personal record in the 20-pound weight throw with a mark of 53 feet, 9 ¾ inches in a sixth-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Eclipsed her previous PR in the event in each of four appearances during the 2011 indoor season, including the Texas A&M Dual Meet (53-7 ½), LSU Twilight (52-11 ½) and Tyson Invitational (51-10) … Competed outdoors in the discus and hammer throws … Shattered her previous hammer throw PR by more than seven feet after posting a top mark of 148-5 in a 12th-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Cracked the Top 10 of LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event with the No. 10-ranked performance in school history … Also eclipsed her previous PR at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 143-4 to take eighth place … Set a seasonal best of 137-2 for the discus in an eighth-place finish in her outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career following the season.

in track and field during her senior season in 2010 … A member of four-straight district championship teams in cross country (2006-09) and track and field (2007-10) … A four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field at St. Thomas Aquinas High School under the leadership of head coach Miguel Becerra.

PERSONAL

Full name is Michelle Lynn Mobley … Born on Jan. 12, 1992 … Parents are Mark and Ann Mobley … Has a younger brother named William … An honor student during her prep career at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Selected to the A/B Honor Roll … A member of the National Honor Society, as well as the Beta and Key Clubs … Involved in Campus Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas … Majoring in human resource management.

Kaitlyn Moreau

Fr./Fr. – 5-11 – Lafayette, La. Carencro HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Pentathlon, Heptathlon

PRIOR TO LSU

2010

Set personal bests in three throwing events during her sophomore season in 2010 … Concentrated on the weight throw indoors … Wrapped up the indoor season with a new personal best of 50-11 in a fifth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Top mark ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event at the end of the 2010 season … Posted a mark of 50 feet for the first time in her career with a mark of 50-1 ¾ at the LSU Twilight … Threw the hammer and discus during the outdoor season … Broke her own personal best in the discus three times during the outdoor campaign … Opened with a mark of 131-8 at the Louisiana Classics … Followed with a mark of 136-6 at the LSU Tiger Relays to finish in eighth place … Won the discus title with a PR of 147-7 in her season finale at the Cole-Lancon Twilight … Recorded a top mark of 141-2 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career.

2009

Competed in seven meets during her redshirt freshman season … A weight throw specialist during the indoor season … Posted a seasonal best and personal best of 49-1 ¾ to finish third in the weight throw at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also competed in the weight throw at the LSU Twilight (44-5 ¼) and Purple Tiger Classic (FOUL) … Threw the discus during the outdoor season … Set a new personal best of 129-11 at the Warhawk Classic … Also competed in the discus at the LSU Alumni Gold (126-2), LSU Tiger Relays (125-5) and Louisiana Classics (124-2) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

Signed with the Lady Tigers as the top multi-event prospect in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2011 … Captured back-to-back Class 5A state titles in the 300-meter hurdles at the LHSAA Outdoor State Track & Field Championships in 2010 and 2011 … Set the Class 5A state record of 43.68 seconds with her win at the state meet as a junior in 2010 … Was the state runner-up in the 55-meter hurdles indoors and 100-meter hurdles outdoors during her senior season in 2011 … Clocked a personal best of 14.32 in her runner-up finish in the state final of the 100 hurdles in 2011 … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 state meet … Took home a bronze medal in the 100 hurdles with a third-place finish at the state meet in 2009 … Honored as the District 4-5A Outstanding Female Track Athlete following her effort at the district meet in 2010 and 2011 … Also recognized as the Region 1-5A Outstanding Track Performer during her senior season … Was a standout basketball player during her prep career at Carencro High School … A two-time first-team all-district selection in 2009 and 2010 and a second-team all-district performer in 2008 … Helped lead her basketball team to a pair of district championships in 2007 and 2009.

PERSONAL

Full name is Kaitlyn Elizabeth Moreau … Born on July 7, 1992 … Parents are Samuel and Melissa Moreau … Has a younger sister named Cydney … A member of the honor roll at Carencro High School during her junior and senior seasons … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Leigh-Ann Naccari

So./So. – 5-4 – Kenner, La. Mount Carmel Academy Major: Biological Sciences Events: 1,500M (5:00.16), 3,000M (10:55.54), 5,000M (IN: 19:12.63; OUT: 18:51.60)

2008

Received a redshirt during the 2008 season.

PRIOR TO LSU

Was the top discus thrower in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2007 ... Set a new school record at Chalmette High School with a seasonal best and personal best throw of 125 feet, 10 inches during the outdoor season in 2007 ... Won the Class 4A state title in the event at the 2007 LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Won the most single event titles of any performer in the state in 2007 with 13 ... Helped lead her high school team to its first ever district championship as a senior ... Earned back-to-back Chalmette High School and St. Bernard Athlete of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007.

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Full name is Danielle Frances Martin ... Born on May 13, 1989 ... Parents are Dean and Michelle Martin ... Has an older brother, Dean, and a younger sister, Dana ... Majoring in architecture.

Michelle Mobley

RS-Fr./RS-Fr. – 5-2 – Ponchatoula, La. St. Thomas Aquinas HS Major: Human Resource Management Events: Distance

2010

Did not compete for the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2010.

PRIOR TO LSU

Lettered in cross country and track and field under head coach Chris Kelley … Helped Mount Carmel Academy win a state championship as a junior in 2007 with a fifth-place finish at the state meet … Helped her team claim the district championship all four years of high school between 2005-08 … Co-captain of the team during her senior year with current teammate Hope Phelps … Recipient of the Coach’s Award in 2008 … Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and National Honor Society.

2011

Did not compete for the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2011.

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A member of two state championship teams at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Helped her team capture the state cross country title in 2008 … Also helped her team take home the indoor state title

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Competed in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the 2011 indoor season … Ran 10 minutes, 55.54 seconds to set a personal best in a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Clocked an indoor PR of 19:12.63 in a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Opened the season by running 11:07.30 in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Kicked off the outdoor season by running a PR of 5:00.16 in an 11th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Posted a lifetime PR of 18:51.60 in the 5,000 meters in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Saw action in a total of seven meets as a redshirt freshman in 2007 … Honored for her performance in the classroom with her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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Full name is Leigh-Ann Marie Naccari … Born on Oct. 12, 1990 … Daughter of Brian and Maria Naccari … Has three siblings, Derek, Kelsey and Marisa … Majoring in biological sciences.

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So./So. – 5-8 – Prairieville, La. East Ascension HS Major: Kinesiology Events: High Jump (IN: 5-8, OUT: 5-8), Long Jump (IN: 19-6 ¾; OUT: 18-6 ½), Triple Jump (IN: 41-0 ½; OUT: 40-2 ¾)

2011

Emerged as one of the premier jumpers in the Southeastern Conference as a freshman in 2011 … Was an SEC scorer for the Lady Tigers in both the long jump and triple jump … Scored five points in her debut at the SEC Indoor Championships while earning a fifth-place finish in the long jump and eighth-place finish in the triple jump … Set a lifetime personal record of 19 feet, 6 ¾ inches while scoring four points in the long jump at the SEC Indoor meet … Jumped 40-11 ½ in the triple jump at the conference meet … Also competed in the high jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, earning a ninth-place finish in the competition with a clearance at 5-6 … Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the high jump and triple jump as the top freshman performer in the conference at the SEC Indoor meet … Set a lifetime PR of 41-0 ½ in the triple jump in an eighth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational indoors … Also eclipsed the 40-foot mark in the triple jump indoors at the Purple Tiger Invitational (40-5) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (40-1 ¼) … Set an indoor PR of 5-8 in the high jump in a ninth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Also earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors during the 2011 outdoor season with her sixth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Recorded a series-best wind-aided mark of 41-1 ¾ en route to a sixth-place finish at the conference meet … Also finished in 11th place in the high jump (5-7) and 22nd place in the long jump (18-1 ¾) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her career … Was a 25th-place finisher in the event in the national quarterfinals after jumping an outdoor personal record of 40-2 ¾ in the event held in Bloomington, Ind. … Posted a seasonal-best wind-aided mark of 42-4 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Kicked off the outdoor season by taking second place in both the high jump (5-7 ¾) and triple jump (40-4w) at the LSU Tiger Relays … Contributed a total of eight points with a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles during the 2011 season.

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Arguably the top jumps prospect in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Joined the Lady Tigers with personal bests of 5-8 in the high jump and 39-7 ¼ in the triple jump while competing for East Ascension High School … Set her personal best of 5-8 in the high jump at the St. Amant Invitational during the 2009 outdoor season … Also set her prep PR of 39-7 ¼ in the triple jump during the 2009 outdoor season while winning the regional title at the Region 2-5A Championships … Was a six-time state champion in the high jump and triple jump … Captured five state titles in the high jump during her high school career … Won back-to-back-to-back Class 5A outdoor state titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Also won back-to-back Division I indoor state titles in 2009 and 2010 … Set the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I Indoor State Championships meet record with a clearance of 5-7 to take home the state crown in 2010 … Captured her first career LHSAA Class 5A outdoor state title in the triple jump as a junior in 2009 with a mark of 38-11 ¾ at the state meet … Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the LHSAA Division I Indoor Championships in three-straight years from 2008-10 … Also placed second in the long jump and triple jump at the Class 5A outdoor state meet as a senior in 2010 … Finished her high school career as an eight-time district champion and eight-time regional champion combined between the high jump and triple jump from 2007-10.

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(18-9 ¼) and LSU Alumni Gold (19-9w) to open the outdoor season … Also competed outdoors at the Penn Relays … Competed in four indoor meets, posting a seasonal best of 19-6 ¾ in a seventh-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Also competed indoors at the Tyson Invitational (194 ¾), Razorback Invitational (19-2 ½) and SEC Indoor Championships … Jumped 39-4 ½ in her only triple jump appearance of the year at the Tyson Invitational, placing sixth in the college section.

2010

One of LSU’s top long jumpers during her freshman season in 2010 … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the long jump during the outdoor season … Finished in 28th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C., while jumping 19-4 ¾ … Scored three points for the Lady Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Set a new outdoor wind-legal personal best of 20-1 ½ at the conference meet … Also competed in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor meet … Helped the Lady Tigers win their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons … Earned runner-up finishes in the long jump at the Louisiana Classics and LSU Tiger Relays to open the outdoor season … Finished in 11th place in both events at the Texas Relays and Penn Relays … Scored two points for the team with a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (19-7) … Also stepped onto the triple jump runway at the SEC meet … Jumped 19-4 ¾ in the long jump at the LSU Twilight.

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The most prolific long jumper in the high school ranks during the 2009 season … Was crowned the long jump champion at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals with a personal-best mark of 20-7 ¼ … Her personal best is a Nike Indoor Nationals meet record and ranked No. 1 among high school jumpers in the United States during the 2009 indoor season … It was also the nation’s No. 2 composite mark in 2009 … Soared to a wind-aided jump of 21-3 ½ to take the title at the Dekalb County Championships during her senior season … Recorded an outdoor personal best of 20-3 to win the long jump title at the Taco Bell Classic … Her effort at the Taco Bell Classic was also a meet record … Wrapped up a brilliant high school career as a three-time Class 3A state champion in the long jump in the state of Georgia.

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Full name is Brittany Nicole Porter … Born on Nov. 7, 1990 … Mother is April Porter … Has one younger sister, Tiffany Porter … Also has two older brothers, Gregory Porter and Demond Porter, and one younger brother, Alton Lumpkin … Was a member of the honor roll at Towers High School … Majoring in general studies.

Lindsay Roe

Jr./Jr. – 5-4 – Houston, Texas Lamar HS Major: Elementary Education Events: Distance

2011

Did not compete for the Lady Tigers as a sophomore in 2011 … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career following the season.

PRIOR TO LSU

A standout distance runner at Lamar High School in Houston during her prep career … Coached in track and field and cross country by head coach Kelly Thompson.

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Full name is Lynnika Francine Pitts … Born on May 19, 1992 … Parents are James and Linda Pitts … Has two brothers, Jamie and Jermain … Boasted an impressive 3.6 cumulative grade-point average at East Ascension High School … Was named to the honor roll in each of her last four years while maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better … Was elected her high school’s Homecoming Queen in 2009 … Was a member of the cheerleading squad at East Ascension High School her last four years … Lettered in gymnastics in 2007 … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

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Full name is Lindsay Marie Roe … Born on May 16, 1990 … Parents are Manley and Yvonne Roe … Has an older sister named Samantha … Majoring in elementary education.

Laura Rose

So./So. – 5-4 – New Orleans, La. Mount Carmel Academy Major: Kinesiology Event: Pole Vault (IN: 10-2; OUT: 10-2)

Brittany Porter

Jr./Jr. – 5-9 – Decatur, Ga. Towers HS Major: General Studies Event: Long Jump (IN: 20-7 ¼; OUT: 20-1 ½)

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Competed in the long jump at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2011 … Scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships after jumping a wind-aided 19 feet, 8 ¾ inches … Helped the Lady Tigers capture their fourth SEC Outdoor title in five seasons with her performance … Qualified for the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Jumped a wind-legal 19-2 to finish in 29th place in the national quarterfinal … Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational

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Competed in seven meets as a true freshman in 2011 … Opened the season by clearing an indoor seasonal best in the pole vault at 10 feet, 2 inches while tying for seventh place at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Also competed at the LSU Twilight and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season … Kicked off the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by setting an outdoor best of 10-2 in a seventh-place finish … Cleared a height of 10-0 for a 19th place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also saw action in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Invitational during the outdoor season.

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A four-time district champion in the pole vault during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy … Won four-straight district titles from 2007-10 … Also captured a regional championship during her senior season in 2010 … A three-time state championships qualifier in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Helped lead her high school team to six district championships from 2005-10 … Also a four-year letterwinner as a member of the soccer team at Mount Carmel Academy … While playing as a right midfielder, helped her soccer team win a pair of district championships … Soccer team was the state runner-up during her senior season … In addition, led her soccer team to the state quarterfinals as a freshman and to the state semifinals as a junior.

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Full name is Laura Elizabeth Rose … Born on Jan. 28, 1992 … Parents are Mark and Kelly Rose … Brother, Kyle, was a pole vaulter at LSU from 2008-11 … An honor student during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy … Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll … Plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology with a concentration human movement.

Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., in 2010 … Cleared 11-9 ¾ at the NCAA East Prelims to finish in 34th place … Also won pole vault titles outdoors at the Cole-Lancon Twilight (12-1 ½), McNeese State Cowboy Relays (12-0) and South Alabama Invitational (11-5) during her sophomore season in 2010 … Set an indoor school record of 12-1 ½ in a third-place finish at the 2010 Southland Conference Indoor Championships … Competed at the prep level at St. Michael the Archangel High School … Was named an eight-time first-team all-district performer in track and field in such events as the 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and pole vault … Added four second-team all-district honors in such events as the 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles … Was the state bronze medalist in the 300 hurdles in 2007.

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Born on June 19, 1990 … Parents are Paula and John Sanchez, Jr. … Has an older sister, Jaci, who played softball at Southwest Mississippi Community College … Was crowned Miss Southeastern 2010 … Plans to major in English.

Annie Simoneaux Fr./So. – 5-7 – Rayne, La. Rayne HS Major: Kinesiology Event: Javelin (151-3)

Montenae Roye-Speight Fr./Fr. – 5-5 – St. Louis, Mo. Ladue Horton Watkins HS Major: Political Science Events: 200M (24.11), 400M (53.62)

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One of the nation’s elite 400-meter recruits for the Class of 2011 … Took home the gold medal in the young women’s 400-meter dash at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships with a personal-best time of 53.62 seconds in the final … Was the No. 7-ranked prep performer in the country for the 2011 outdoor season among all classifications … Also ranked No. 4 nationally among 400-meter sprinters in the Class of 2011 … Also won a pair of USATF Junior Olympic gold medals in the 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay in 2011 … Was the fifth-place finisher in the 400 meters at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Clocked 53.73 in the final at Hayward Field … One of the elite sprinters in the state of Missouri during her prep career at Ladue Horton Watkins High School … Enjoyed a record-setting performance in the 400 meters in her final appearance for Ladue at the 2011 Missouri Class 4A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Shattered her previous PR by more than a half second with a Missouri Class 4A meet-record time of 53.84 in the state final … Captured her first career individual state championship in the event with her performance … Was a member of Ladue’s 4x400-meter relay team that won consecutive Missouri Class 4A state titles in 2010 and 2011 … Ran the second leg on the mile relay that set a new Missouri Class 4A meet record of 3:48.00 to take the state title during her senior season … Followed the state meet in 2011 by taking second place in the 400 meters at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a time of 53.85 in the final … Teamed with fellow St. Louis natives and Lady Tiger recruits Samantha Levin and Kendra White in winning the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic with a meet-record time of 3:37.65 … Won three medals for the St. Louis Lightning Track Club in the young women’s division at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Took home the silver medal in the 400 meters with a time of 54.35 in the final, finishing runner-up to White (53.72) … Also captured a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay and a silver medal in the 4x100meter relay at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships with a total of 89 points in the team standings, finishing 55 points ahead of the second-place team … Signed with LSU with a PR of 24.11 in the 200-meter dash.

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Full name is Montenae Lavonne Roye-Speight … Born on Nov. 5, 1992 … Parents are John Madison and Marcia Roye-Madison … Has an older brother named Brian … Maintained a cumulative 3.55 GPA during her prep career at Ladue Horton Watkins High School … A recipient of the Ladue Ram Pride Award for academic excellence and leadership skills … Enjoys cooking, reading and playing piano … Majoring in political science.

Proved to be one of LSU’s premier throwers as a true freshman in 2011 … Was the SEC Outdoor bronze medalist in the javelin after throwing a series-best of 148-0 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored six points to help the Lady Tigers capture their fourth SEC Outdoor crown in five seasons at the conference meet held in Athens, Ga. … Earned the right to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her collegiate career … Earned a 31st-place finish in the javelin after throwing 137-8 in the national quarterfinal … Established a new personal record in the event in a runner-up finish at the LSU Tiger Relays after throwing a best of 151-3 … Wrapped up the 2011 season as the No. 9-ranked thrower on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the women’s javelin … Picked up a fifth-place finish in the event at the Penn Relays (141-11) … Was runner-up at the LSU Invitational (147-9) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (138-7).

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One of the top javelin throwers in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Set a prep personal best of 150-5 to win the Class 3A state title during her senior season in 2010 … Also captured the Region 2-3A title during her senior season … Ranked No. 2 in the state during the 2009 outdoor season with a then personal-best mark of 142-10 set in winning the Class 3A state title during her junior season … Was also crowned the Class 3A state champion in the discus as a junior in 2009, throwing the implement 118-8 at the state meet … Won Region 2-3A titles in both the discus and javelin in 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the javelin with a third-place finish at the state meet in 2008 … Also finished runner-up at the state meet as a freshman in 2007 … Won the National AAU Youth championship in the javelin in 2006 … Was also a standout volleyball player at Rayne High School … Competed on the varsity volleyball team in each of the past four seasons … A two-time all-district selection as a junior in 2008 and as a senior in 2009.

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Full name is Annie Belle Simoneaux … Born on Aug. 9, 1992 … Parents are Peter and Daphne Simoneaux … Has an older sister, Meghan, who is a graduate of LSU … Mother played volleyball at Northwestern State University … Has an uncle, John Morgan, who played football at LSU … Has an aunt, Stephanie Garrett, who played softball and volleyball at Mississippi University for Women … An honor student at Rayne High School with a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average … A member of the National Honor Society … Named to the 2009-10 Academic All-State Volleyball Team … Served as a Student Council representative during her high school career … Also served as an officer for Future Farmers of America for the last four years of high school … A delegate to the 2009 Louisiana Girls State … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

Samia Stokes

Sr./Sr. – 6-2 – Tempe, Ariz. Corona Del Sol HS/Mesa CC Major: Psychology Events: Weight Throw (60-8 3/4), Hammer (176-3), Discus (177-11)

Lacey Sanchez

Jr./Jr. – 5-4 – Baton Rouge, La. St. Michael HS/Southeastern Louisiana Major: English Event: Pole Vault (IN: 12-1 ½; OUT: 13-1 ½)

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A former Southland Conference champion in the pole vault during her two-year tenure at Southeastern Louisiana University … Set the SLU school record with a personal-best clearance of 13 feet, 1 ½ inches in a win at the 2010 Southland Conference Outdoor Championships … Broke her own school record of 12-11 ¾ set in winning the pole vault at the 2010 LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the event at the NCAA East

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Put up a strong defense of her SEC discus crown while earning a fourth-place finish at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Scored five points after throwing a series-best of 166 feet, 10 inches at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Also competed in the hammer throw at the conference meet, earning a 12th-place finish with a top throw of 162-10 ... Competed in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season ... Finished in 20th place in the national quarterfinal after throwing 161-0 ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the discus title at the Louisiana Classics with

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Lady Tigers a seasonal best of 177-4 ... Added two more discus titles outdoors at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (164-3) and LSU Invitational (161-1) ... Scored a bronze medal in the discus at the Penn Relays with a top mark of 166-3 ... Set a PR of 176-3 in the hammer throw in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational ... Also finished in fourth place in the hammer throw at the LSU Tiger Relays (172-3) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (173-4) ... Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships after placing ninth with a seasonal best of 59-1 1/4 ... Won the weight throw at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (57-11 3/4) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (58-11 1/2) during the indoor season ... Also eclipsed the 59foot mark in the weight at the Razorback Invitational (59-0 3/4) and LSU Twilight (59-0) in 2011.

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Full name is Toshika Marie Sylvester … Born on Dec. 3, 1991 … Parents are John and Lucia Sylvester … An honor student at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, La. … Was the salutatorian of her graduating class … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.

A two-time National Junior College Athletics Association All-American during the 2009 season at Mesa Community College ... Earned JUCO All-America honors in the discus throw with a national runner-up finish at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Also earned JUCO All-America honors during the indoor season with a third-place finish in the weight throw at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 52-8 ... Set her JUCO personal best in the discus at the 2009 Mesa Classic, where she unleashed a throw of 163-10 to finish second in the invitational event ... Captured the NJCAA Region I championship in the discus with a throw of 156-2 ... Posted a mark of 164-6 in her only appearance in the hammer throw during her junior college career … Originally signed with Mesa Community College on a basketball scholarship.

Kendra White

Fr./Fr. – 5-8 – St. Louis, Mo. McCluer North HS Major: Chemistry Events: 200M (24.43), 400M (53.72)

PERSONAL Born on July 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Sam Stokes and Evangeline Bundy ... Has five siblings ... Has four older brothers named Michael Bundy, Joseph Counts, Evan Stokes and Garrett Stokes ... Has one younger sister named Eleya Stokes ... Graduated from Mesa Community College with distinction with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and her Associate in Arts degree ... Was an AIA Scholar Athlete in basketball during her high school career at Corona Del Sol High School ... Supported in her athletic career by her aunt, Essie Brunson, and her cousin Damien Brunson ... Graduated from LSU in May 2011 with her degree in psychology.

Toshika Sylvester

So./So. – 5-9 – Braithwaite, La. Phoenix HS Major: Sport Administration Events: 60M (7.37), 100M (11.54), 200M (IN: 23.87; OUT: 23.91)

One of the SEC’s premier freshman sprinters during the 2011 season … Was an NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash in her first season with the Lady Tigers … Tied for 14th place in the 100 meters at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships after clocking 11.55 seconds in the semifinal round at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Also clocked 11.55 to finish in 11th place overall in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal with the 13th-fastest time at 11.60 in the first round of qualifying … Also lined up in the 200-meter dash in her debut at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 24.30 to take 21st place in the quarterfinals after opening the competition with a time of 24.05 in the first round … Competed in both sprints at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 10th place overall in the 100 meters with her time of 11.62 in the qualifying round … Finished in 13th place in the 200 meters at the conference meet with a wind-aided time of 23.76 in the prelims … Set a personal record of 11.54 in the 100-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Penn Relays … Set an outdoor PR of 23.91 in the 200-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Recorded seasonal best wind-aided times of 11.39 in the 100 meters and 23.53 in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team early in the season … Ran on sprint relay teams that finished runner-up in three meets at the Texas Relays (43.44), LSU Invitational (43.48) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (43.61) … Was a two-time selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team during the indoor season as the league’s top freshman performer in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned a ninth-place finish in the 60 meters (7.45) and 10th-place finish

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in the 200 meters (23.87) at the SEC Indoor meet … Her run of 23.87 in the 200-meter prelims at the SEC Indoor meet set a lifetime PR in the event … Established a personal best of 7.37 seconds in the 60-meter dash in a third-place finish in the consolation final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 60 meters at the Razorback Invitational (7.51) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.48) during the indoor season … Placed sixth in the event in her collegiate debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.48) … Clocked 24.07 indoors in a 10th-place finish in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational.

The No. 1 sprint recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Finished her prep career at Phoenix High School in Plaquemine, La., as a seven-time Class C state champion … Captured threestraight Class C state titles in the 100-meter dash from 2008-10 and one state title in the 200-meter dash in 2010 … Also won back-to-back state crowns in the long jump in 2009 and 2010 … Anchored her high school team to a state championship in the 4x100-meter relay during her senior season in 2010 … Had winning marks of 11.76w in the 100 meters, 24.16w in the 200 meters and 19-2 in the long jump at the LHSAA Class C Outdoor State Championships during her senior season … Her personal-best mark of 19-2 in the long jump was a Class C state record … Named the Most Outstanding Performer in Class C at the 2010 state meet held at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on LSU’s campus … Followed her senior season at Phoenix High School by competing in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2010 National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif., where she won a silver medal in the Under-19 division of the 100 meters with a wind-legal personal best of 11.85 seconds … Also set a wind-legal PR of 24.33 to finish in seventh place in the 200 meters at the National Junior Olympics … Was the salutatorian of her graduating senior class at Phoenix High School.

A leader of the LSU’s throws group during her first season with the program in 2010 ... Crowned SEC discus champion at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Threw 168-5 to take the tile at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Became the first Lady Tiger to win the SEC discus title in nearly 20 years as LSU great Danyel Mitchell won back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994 ... Went on to compete in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where she finished in 16th place with a top mark of 155-0 ... Qualified for the national semifinal with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where she shattered her personal best with a mark of 177-11 on her first throw of the competition ... Ranked No. 2 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list ... Won a pair of discus titles at the Louisiana Classics (166-1) and LSU Tiger Relays (163-11) during the outdoor season ... Finished fourth at the Texas Relays (166-6) and eighth at the Penn Relays (15010) ... Recorded a seasonal best of 170-11 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Competed in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season ... Opened the campaign with a personal best of 60-8 3/4 in a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Ranks No. 2 all-time at LSU in the event ... Won weight throw titles at the New Mexico Invitational (57-11 1/4) and LSU Twilight (59-1 1/2) ... Finished in 10th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a top throw of 57-4 3/4.

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One of the nation’s elite prep quartermilers for the Class of 2011 … A three-time USATF national champion and five-time USATF All-American during her high school at McCluer North High School … Wrapped up her prep career by anchoring the Gateway City United Track Club to a gold medal in the young women’s 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held in Wichita, Kan. … Teamed with fellow LSU recruits Samantha Levin and Montenae Roye-Speight to take the title with a time of 3 minutes, 39.39 seconds … Won four medals for the St. Louis Lightning Track Club at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships during her junior season … Set a new lifetime personal best in winning a gold medal in the young-women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 53.72 seconds in the national final … Finished the 2010 outdoor season ranked No. 9 nationally among prep quartermilers for the Class of 2011 … Also captured a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships after clocking a personal best of 24.43 … Won a pair of relay medals with a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay and a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay … Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships with a total of 89 points in the team standings … Followed with an appearance in the 400-meter dash at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games … Clocked 54.47 in the final to win another bronze medal in national competition with a third-place finish in the young women’s 400-meter dash at the AAU Junior Olympics … Qualified for the final with the fastest time of the qualifying round at 54.65 … Wrapped up her prep career at McCluer North High School as a two-time Missouri Class 4A silver medalist in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay … Set a 2011 outdoor seasonal best of 54.55 to take second place in the state 400-meter final … Followed with a third-place finish in the 400 meters at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she ran 54.64 in the final … Again teamed with Levin and Roye-Speight in winning the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic with a meet-record time of 3:37.65.

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Full name is Kendra Alexandria White … Born on March 14, 1993 … Parents are LaMarr Sr. and Catherine White … Has one sister, Kierra, and one brother, LaMarr Jr. … Father played defensive back for four years on the football team at the University of Wisconsin … An honor student at McCluer North High School … Named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete of the Year at McCluer North High School in 2011 … Posted an impressive 4.2 weighted grade-point average … Ranked among the Top 10 of her graduating class … A member of the French Honor Society … A member of a singing ensemble at her church … Majoring in chemistry.

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Duncan Emerges as Dominant Force in NCAA 200 Meters

Nugent Captures First NCAA Hurdles Crown of Collegiate Career

There is no denying that Lady Tiger standout Kimberlyn Duncan was the NCAA’s breakout star of the 2011 season as she emerged as one of the world’s premier 200-meter sprinters with her performance as a sophomore. Duncan became the sixth athlete in NCAA history and the first Lady Tiger since collegiate-record holder Dawn Sowell in 1989 to sweep NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor titles in the 200-meter dash. After taking the indoor crown with a winning time of 22.85 seconds, Duncan set the low-altitude collegiate record outdoors with a new wind-legal personal best of 22.24 in winning the outdoor title at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa. Duncan won all five 200-meter finals in which she competed a season ago, while running three of the 10 fastest times in NCAA history under all conditions. She had a top wind-aided time of 22.18 at the LSU Alumni Gold that ranks No. 3 on the all-time all conditions list, while her times of 22.24 at the NCAA Championships ranks No. 7 and 22.27w at the SEC Championships ranks No. 9 on the NCAA’s list.

Junior Barrett Nugent certainly led the charge for the Tigers on the final day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season while winning his first career national championship in the 110-meter hurdles after finishing as the NCAA runner-up in his two previous finals at the NCAA Championships. Nugent crossed the finish line with a wind-aided time of 13.28 to edge Illinois’s reigning NCAA champion Andrew Riley (13.33) at the tape for the national title. In fact, Nugent finished runner-up to Riley in each of his two previous NCAA Championships with second-place finishes in the 110 hurdles outdoors in 2010 and 60 hurdles indoors in 2011 as a title contender. He became the first LSU Tiger since Eric Reid in 1987 to be crowned the NCAA 110 hurdles champion.

Lady Tigers Dethrone Aggies as NCAA Relay Champions After breaking the 43-second barrier with the top qualifying time of 42.94 in the national semifinal of the 4x100-meter relay, the Lady Tigers sprinted to the finish line with the eighthfastest time in collegiate history at 42.64 in the final to win their 13th NCAA title in program history and dethrone the defending NCAA relay champions from Texas A&M (42.93). The Lady Tigers broke 43 seconds for the first time since the 2008 season with their run in the semifinal and final rounds at the NCAA Championships as Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett, Rebecca Alexander and Duncan captured LSU’s first NCAA title in the 4x100-meter relay since the 2004 season. The Lady Tigers also captured the Southeastern Conference title in the event during the 2011 campaign.

Duncan Rides NCAA Scoring Title to Bowerman Presentation Not only did Duncan take home two NCAA titles with victories in the 200-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, but she nearly added a third with a national runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash after recording a wind-legal best of 11.09 to finish behind only Oklahoma’s Candyce McGrone (11.08) for the NCAA crown. With her effort, Duncan finished as the meet’s scoring champion with 20.5 points in four days of competition at Drake Stadium in leading the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish in the final team standings. That earned Duncan a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for the presentation of the 2011 Bowerman Award as one of three finalists for collegiate track and field’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Duncan joined Texas A&M sprinter Jessica Beard and Arkansas pole vaulter Tina Sutej for the award presentation held in December at the national convention for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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Forbes Joins 27-Foot Club with NCAA Runner-Up Performance In a men’s long jump competition that ended 21 hours, 29 minutes after it began, Tiger sophomore Damar Forbes took home his silver medal with an improbable national runner-up finish in the conclusion of a suspended second day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Forbes posted the second-best mark in the field with a wind-legal PR of 27 feet, 0 inches to trail only Florida State’s Ngonidzashe Makusha (27-6 ¾) before the second day of competition was suspended with heavy thunderstorms rolling through Des Moines. When the action continued on Day 3 at Drake Stadium, Forbes held his position as the NCAA Outdoor runner-up to claim his first career All-America honor. He also jumped into the LSU record books with the No. 3-ranked mark in program history at 27-0 with his effort as he trails only John Moffitt (27-9 ½) and Llewellyn Starks (27-0 ½) on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the men’s long jump.

Lady Tigers Third, Tigers Fourth at 2011 NCAA Championships LSU owns the distinction as the only program in collegiate track and field to take home four team trophies from the NCAA Championships with its performance during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2011. Trophies are awarded to the men’s and women’s teams finishing among the top four in the final standings at both the NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor meets each season. The Lady Tigers took home a pair of third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships a year ago while totaling 37 points indoors and 43.5 points outdoors at the national meet. The Tigers scored 31 points indoors and 46 points outdoors to earn two fourth-place finishes to wrap up the collegiate season among the top teams once again with their performance at the NCAA Championships.

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Henning Ends Collegiate Career Among All-Time Tiger Greats

Tigers Third Indoors, Fourth Outdoors at SEC Championships

When Walter Henning earned an All-American third-place finish in his final hammer throw appearance in an LSU uniform at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, he wrapped up his career as arguably the greatest thrower and one of the most dominant performers for the Tigers in the program’s storied history. Henning, who defended his NCAA Indoor crown in the 35-pound weight throw last year as a senior, captured three NCAA titles and six All-America honors in his three seasons with the Tigers. He was also unbeaten against SEC competition while sweeping SEC titles in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors in three-straight seasons from 2009-11. Starting with a win in the weight throw in his 2010 indoor opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational, Henning reeled off an impressive streak of 18-straight wins against collegiate competition between the indoor and outdoor seasons before falling in the hammer throw at the 2011 Texas Relays. Henning is LSU’s school-record holder in both the weight throw (78-1) and hammer throw (239-5).

The Tigers were unable to add to their trophy case with a win at the SEC Championships a year ago, but they were among the league’s best once again with a third-place finish indoors and a fourth-place finish outdoors in the final team standings. The Tigers earned a third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships for the second-straight season with their 98 points scored in three days of action at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU then scored 78 points outdoors en route to a fourth-place finish with the final team standings at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga. Taking home the men’s championships a year ago were Florida (148) indoors and Arkansas (147.5) outdoors at the SEC Championships.

Lady Tiger Carter Soars to New Heights in High Jump The 2011 season also saw the end of arguably the most prolific career for a high jumper in the history of the Lady Tiger program as Brittani Carter again earned her spot among the nation’s elite with her performance at the NCAA Championships. Carter added a pair of All-America honors to her resume in the high jump with a bronze-medal winning third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet and a tie for seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet to lead the Lady Tigers in the jumps a year ago. Carter also defended her SEC Indoor crown in the high jump, while also setting a new lifetime PR with a seasonal-best clearance of 6-1 ¼ at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational during the indoor season. Carter is the only Lady Tiger high jumper to win at least three All-America honors in a career as she was a five-time All-American and two-time SEC champion with the Lady Tigers from 2008-11.

Lady Tigers Sweep SEC Championships in 2011 Season The Lady Tigers proved to be a dominant force in the Southeastern Conference once again in 2011 as they completed the season sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles for the ninth time in program history and the first time since the 2008 season with their performance at the SEC Championships. LSU kicked off its championship run at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., by taking down the homestanding Arkansas Razorbacks by 17 points with a 135-118 victory in the final team standings at the SEC Indoor Championships. The Lady Tigers were even more impressive outdoors as they defended their SEC Outdoor crown with a 30-point victory over the Florida Gators by a score of 146-116 at Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga., to claim their fourth SEC Outdoor Championship in five seasons. The Lady Tigers own 24 SEC team championships in their history with 12 indoor and 12 outdoor titles all-time.

Hackett Awarded SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as Top Scorer While the Lady Tigers have captured 24 conference championships during in their storied history, only seven athletes have received the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the top individual point scorer at the SEC Championships since Schowonda Williams became the first back in 1988. Lady Tiger junior Semoy Hackett added her name to that distinguished list with her performance in scoring a meet-best 20.5 points at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Championships in leading LSU to the team title. Hackett won a pair of SEC event titles with a win in the 100-meter dash and as the second leg on LSU’s winning 4x100-meter relay team. She added an All-SEC runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash en route to scoring 20.5 points for the meet and taking home the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy.

LSU Athletes Capture 11 SEC Event Titles While the Lady Tigers swept SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team championships during the 2011 campaign, LSU’s athletes were also impressive in winning a total of 11 SEC event titles on the season with five indoors and six outdoors to rank among the league leaders. Among those winning SEC Indoor titles a year ago were seniors Brittani Carter (high jump) and Walter Henning (weight throw), sophomore Kimberlyn Duncan (200 meters) and freshmen Jen Clayton (long jump) and Jasmin Stowers (60 hurdles). The Tigers and Lady Tigers followed by winning five individual SEC Outdoor titles, including Duncan (200 meters), Henning (hammer throw), Stowers (100 hurdles) and juniors Semoy Hackett (100 meters) and Barrett Nugent (110 hurdles). The Lady Tigers added a win in the 4x100-meter relay with Duncan and Hackett joining senior Kenyanna Wilson and junior Rebecca Alexander on the winning team.

Hylton Wins World Championships Bronze Medal in Relay After anchoring the Tigers to a national runner-up finish in the 4x400-meter relay in his final race of the collegiate season at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Tiger junior and Jamaican 400-meter champion Riker Hylton led his nation to a bronze-medal winning third-place finish in the event in his first career appearance at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics held this past August in Daegu, South Korea. Hylton ran the third leg on the Jamaican relay team that clocked 3:00.10 to take its place on the medal podium behind the gold medalists from the United States (2:59.31) and the silver medalists from South Africa (2:59.87). Hylton also followed the collegiate season by setting a new personal record of 45.30 seconds in winning the Jamaican 400-meter dash title at the 2011 Jamaican National Senior Championships held at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Tigers, Lady Tigers Sign Top 10 Recruiting Classes in 2011 The LSU Track & Field program is sure to rely on an infusion of young talent if the Tigers and Lady Tigers are to compete for a national championship in 2012 as its 2011 recruiting class was ranked among the Top 10 nationally by Track & Field News in its December issue. The Lady Tigers feature the nation’s No. 6-ranked recruiting class as part of a team that is ready to defend SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles while competing for national championships in 2012. The Tigers also signed one of the country’s Top 10 recruiting classes on the men’s side as they are slated to compete this season with the No. 10-ranked class signed a year ago.

Stowers Emerges as NCAA Contender in Freshman Season The Lady Tigers boast one of the proudest traditions in the hurdle events in the history of collegiate track and field, and Jasmin Stowers certainly carried the torch with an All-American rookie campaign in 2011 as arguably the top freshman hurdler in the history of the program. After capturing the SEC Indoor crown in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal-record time of 8.12, Stowers earned her first career All-America honor with a sixth-place finish in the national final at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She then carried that momentum into the outdoor season as she completed the season sweep with a victory in the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships while running a wind-legal PR of 12.88. While the Lady Tigers have captured 10 SEC Outdoor titles in the 100-meter hurdles all-time, Stowers is the only freshman in program history to accomplish the feat.

School Records Fall Outdoors at Texas Relays LSU’s athletes were responsible for setting two new school records with their performance at the Texas Relays during the 2011 outdoor season as junior Rachel Laurent eclipsed her previous outdoor mark in the women’s pole vault and the men’s 4x200-meter relay team shattered one of the team’s long-standing relay records with a runaway victory in the relay final. After kicking off the outdoor season with a school-record clearance of 14-2 ½ in her victory at the LSU Tiger Relays, Laurent took third place overall at the Texas Relays as she raised her record to 14-3 ¼. The Tigers also set a new school record at the Texas Relays as they took the 4x200-meter relay crown with a winning time of 1 minute, 20.45 seconds. The team of Keyth Talley, Horatio Williams, Tristan Walker and Gabriel Mvumvure took down the 16-year-old school record of 1:20.85 that was previously set in 1995 by a team of Eddie Kennison, Milton Mallard, Byron Logan and Rohsaan Griffin.

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60 Meters (6.60) 6.61 6.68 6.68 6.74 6.81 6.83 6.88 6.90 6.94 6.98 6.98 6.98 7.03 7.09 7.13 7.35

4x400-Meter Relay (3:06.50) Horatio Williams Gabriel Mvumvure Keyth Talley Rynell Parson Geno Jones Zedric Thomas Caleb Williams Ben Guarisco Tristan Walker Kyron Blaise Damar Forbes Anthony Whitaker Shermund Allsop Riker Hylton Courtney Edwards Vincent LeDuff

Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Razorback Invitational (1/29) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) New Balance Invitational (2/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

200 Meters (20.83) 20.68 20.96 21.08 21.18 21.35 21.50 21.85 21.98

Horatio Williams Gabriel Mvumvure Riker Hylton Tristan Walker Robert Simmons Keyth Talley Geno Jones Shermund Allsop

NCAA Championships (3/11) SEC Championships (2/27) Razorback Invitational (1/28) SEC Championships (2/26) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Razorback Invitational (1/28)

400 Meters (46.15) 46.08 a 46.30 46.54 47.89 49.11

Caleb Williams Riker Hylton Robert Simmons Keith Griffith Tristan Walker

SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/27) Tyson Invitational (2/11) Razorback Invitational (1/29)

Keith Griffith Richard Fisher Jeremy Handy

New Balance Invitational (2/5) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

Alan Sticker Michael Florek Tim Landry Richard Chautin Alden Heaphy Cullen Doody Roger Cooke Bryan Mutell Luke Dessauer William Wiesler Brett Bordelon Richard Fisher Jeremy Handy

New Balance Invitational (2/5) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Tyson Invitational (2/11) Tyson Invitational (2/11) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU Twilight (2/18)

Mile (3:59.00) 4:11.81 4:15.09 4:15.93 4:17.79 4:26.83 4:28.23 c 4:30.23 c 4:33.10 c 4:34.57 c 4:40.24 c 4:46.59 c 4:46.65 c 4:51.37 c

3,000 Meters (7:54.50) 8:20.32 8:21.22 8:37.61 8:38.42 8:56.79 9:05.49 c 9:07.63 c 9:12.90 c 9:17.77 c 9:45.55 c

Talley, Hylton, Simmons, C. Williams Talley, H. Williams, Hylton, C. Williams Hylton, H. Williams, Simmons, C. Williams Talley, Walker, H. Williams, Hylton Griffith, Fisher, Handy, Sticker

SEC Championships (2/27) Tyson Invitational (2/12) NCAA Championships (3/12) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

Distance Medley Relay (9:32.00) 9:58.80 10:08.14 10:09.16 10:30.04

Sticker, Simmons, Griffith, Chautin Sticker, Griffith, Landry, Florek Florek, Walker, Griffith, Sticker Florek, Handy, Fisher, Landry

Tyson Invitational (2/12) Razorback Invitational (1/28) SEC Championships (2/27) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

High Jump [7-4.25 (2.24)] 5-7 3/4 (1.72) 5-7 3/4 (1.72)

Brandon Gordon Earnest Green

Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

Pole Vault [18-0.5 (5.50)] 17-7 1/2 (5.37) 17-3 (5.26) 17-0 (5.18) 16-11 1/2 (5.17) 16-6 (5.03) 15-8 1/2 (4.79) 15-6 1/4 (4.73)

Marcus McGehee Josh Dominguez Thomas Reinecke Joseph Caraway Kyle Rose Jaora Johnson Chris Watson

SEC Championships (2/26) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) SEC Championships (2/26) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

Long Jump [25-11 (7.90)]

800 Meters (1:48.00) 1:55.29 1:59.30 c 2:01.83 c

3:05.61 a 3:06.56 3:08.01 3:10.10 3:23.35 c

Richard Chautin Alan Sticker Tim Landry Michael Florek Alden Heaphy Roger Cooke Bryan Mutell Cullen Doody Luke Dessauer Brett Bordelon

Razorback Invitational (1/29) Razorback Invitational (1/29) Tyson Invitational (2/12) Razorback Invitational (1/29) Razorback Invitational (1/29) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU Twilight (2/18) LSU Twilight (2/18) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

26-6 1/4 (8.08) a 26-3 (8.00) a 25-6 1/4 (7.78) 24-1 (7.34) 23-4 (7.11)

Zedric Thomas Damar Forbes Kyron Blaise Earnest Green Brandon Gordon

Tyson Invitational (2/11) SEC Championships (2/26) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

Triple Jump [53-0 (16.15)] 53-8 1/4 (16.36) a 53-3 1/2 (16.24) a 51-10 (15.80) 47-11 3/4 (14.62) 47-9 1/4 (14.56)

Kyron Blaise Zedric Thomas Damar Forbes Earnest Green Brandon Gordon

SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/27) Razorback Invitational (1/29) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

Shot Put [63-4 (19.30)] 52-8 (16.05) 39-3 3/4 (11.98)

Walter Henning Michael Lauro

SEC Championships (2/26) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

Weight Throw [70-6.50 (21.50)] 76-6 1/4 (23.32) a 70-7 (21.51) a 67-0 1/2 (20.43) 54-8 (16.66)

Walter Henning Michael Lauro Ross Roubion Daniel Obioha

LSU Twilight (2/18) SEC Championships (2/27) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18)

Heptathlon (5,675) No scores

Symbol Key a = NCAA automatic qualifying mark c = Converted time to bank track

5,000 Meters (13:47.00) 14:29.11 15:03.74 15:44.84 15:50.89

Richard Chautin Michael Florek Cullen Doody Roger Cooke

New Balance Invitational (2/4) New Balance Invitational (2/4) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

60-Meter Hurdles (7.70) 7.61 8.45

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5,000 Meters (16:07.50) 17:33.34 17:36.18 19:12.63

Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Leigh-Ann Naccari

New Balance Invitational (2/5) New Balance Invitational (2/5) Texas A&M Dual Meet (2/4)

60-Meter Hurdles (8.14) 8.12 8.16

Jasmin Stowers Tenaya Jones

NCAA Championships (3/12) New Balance Invitational (2/4)

4x400-Meter Relay (3:34.00) 3:30.37 3:33.21 3:34.54 3:35.58 3:37.49

Toshika Sylvester 60 Meters (7.26) 7.18 7.22 7.30 7.37 7.47 7.49 7.53 7.56 7.64 7.67 7.70 7.73 7.82 8.41 8.92 9.20

Kenyanna Wilson Semoy Hackett Kimberlyn Duncan Toshika Sylvester Rebecca Alexander Cassandra Tate Jasmin Stowers Takeia Pinckney Latoya McDermott Siedda Herbert Tenaya Jones Jen Clayton Jonique Day Lauren Saucier Genevieve Naquin Laura Rose

NCAA Championships (3/12) NCAA Championships (3/11) New Balance Invitational (2/4) New Balance Invitational (2/4) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU Twilight (2/18) New Balance Invitational (2/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU Twilight (2/18) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

200 Meters (23.20) 22.78 a 22.84 a 22.96 a 23.80 23.87 24.37 24.43 24.71 24.77

Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Rebecca Alexander Cassandra Tate Toshika Sylvester Kenyanna Wilson Latoya McDermott Siedda Herbert Jonique Day

SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/26) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) SEC Championships (2/26) Tyson Invitational (2/12) New Balance Invitational (2/5) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Razorback Invitational (1/28)

400 Meters (52.60) 53.03 53.15 53.72 54.22 54.67 55.59 57.46

Rebecca Alexander Cassandra Tate Jonique Day Siedda Herbert Latoya McDermott Brittany Hall Charlene Lipsey

SEC Championships (2/26) Iowa State National Qualifier (3/5) SEC Championships (2/27) SEC Championships (2/26) SEC Championships (2/26) Tyson Invitational (2/11) Tyson Invitational (2/11)

Charlene Lipsey Brittany Hall Laura Carleton

Iowa State National Qualifier (3/5) SEC Championships (2/27) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

Mile (4:37.00) 4:51.94 5:01.79 5:02.68 5:02.83

Laura Carleton Dakota Goodman Brea Goodman Charlene Lipsey

SEC Championships (2/27) Tyson Invitational (2/11) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

3,000 Meters (9:13.00) 10:06.49 10:27.86 c 10:55.54 c

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Distance Medley Relay (11:05.50) 11:41.67 11:59.77 12:03.20 12:33.99

B. Goodman, Herbert, Lipsey, Carleton B. Goodman, Lipsey, Carleton, D. Goodman Carleton, Hall, Lipsey, D. Goodman Lipsey, Hall, Carleton, B. Goodman

SEC Championships (2/27) Tyson Invitational (2/12) Razorback Invitational (1/28) Texas A&M Dual Meet (1/22)

High Jump [6-0.75 (1.85)] 6-1 1/4 (1.86) a 5-8 (1.73)

Brittani Carter Lynnika Pitts

New Balance Invitational (2/5) Tyson Invitational (2/12)

Pole Vault [14-1.25 (4.30)] 13-7 3/4 (4.16) 10-8 (3.25) 10-2 (3.10) 10-2 (3.10) 9-10 (3.00)

Rachel Laurent Lauren Saucier Genevieve Naquin Laura Rose Danielle Garcia-Arnold

LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

Long Jump [20-11.25 (6.38)] 20-4 1/2 (6.21) 19-9 1/2 (6.03) 19-6 3/4 (5.96) 19-6 3/4 (5.96) 19-0 (5.79)

Jen Clayton Melissa Ogbourne Brittany Porter Lynnika Pitts Whitney Johnson

New Balance Invitational (2/4) SEC Championships (2/26) New Balance Invitational (2/4) SEC Championships (2/26) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

Triple Jump [43-7.75 (13.30)] 43-2 1/2 (13.17) 41-0 1/2 (12.51) 39-4 1/2 (12.00) 37-10 1/2 (11.54)

Melissa Ogbourne Lynnika Pitts Brittany Porter Whitney Johnson

Razorback Invitational (1/29) Razorback Invitational (1/29) Tyson Invitational (2/12) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

Shot Put [55-5.50 (16.90)] 46-4 (14.12) 37-10 1/2 (11.54) 37-3 3/4 (11.37)

Brieanna Kennedy Denise Hinton Samia Stokes

LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4) LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/4)

Weight Throw [68-10.75 (21.00)]

800 Meters (2:05.00) 2:04.55 a 2:05.50 2:18.91

Alexander, Tate, McDermott, Day McDermott, Tate, Hall, Day Alexander, McDermott, Hall, Day McDermott, Tate, Herbert, Day Tate, Herbert, Alexander, Day

59-1 1/4 (18.01) 58-0 1/4 (17.68) 55-4 3/4 (16.88) 53-9 3/4 (16.40)

Samia Stokes Karen Henning Denise Hinton Danielle Martin

SEC Championships (2/26) Razorback Invitational (1/29) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)

Pentathlon (4,075) No scores

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SEC Championships (2/26) Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15) LSU Twilight (2/18)

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100 Meters 10.23 0.9 10.25 0.9 10.28 0.7 10.41 0.9 0.9 10.56 10.58 0.5 Top Wind-Aided Times 10.24 3.8 10.49 2.5 2.2 10.90

4x100-Meter Relay Gabriel Mvumvure Horatio Williams Rynell Parson Keyth Talley Geno Jones Shermund Allsop

LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Invitational (4/2) SEC Championships (5/14) SEC Championships (5/14) LSU Invitational (4/2) Cole-Lancon Invitational (4/29)

Rynell Parson Geno Jones Kyron Blaise

Texas Relays (4/9) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Horatio Williams Gabriel Mvumvure Tristan Walker Keyth Talley Geno Jones Ade Alleyne-Forte Shermund Allsop Caleb Williams

NCAA Championships (6/9) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) SEC Championships (5/13) NCAA Championships (6/9) LSU Invitational (4/2) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Cole-Lancon Invitational (4/29) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Horatio Williams Riker Hylton Gabriel Mvumvure Shermund Allsop

NCAA Championships (6/11) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) SEC Championships (5/13) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Riker Hylton Caleb Williams Ade Alleyne-Forte Robert Simmons Keith Griffith James Thurn Anthony Whitaker Vincent LeDuff Courtney Edwards

Jamaican Championships (6/26) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) SEC Championships (5/14) Louisiana Classics (3/19) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Invitational (4/2) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

400 Meters 45.30 45.61 46.53 46.86 47.32 48.10 48.53 48.59 49.67

800 Meters 1:53.66 1:55.04 1:55.19 1:55.36 2:00.71 2:01.22 2:01.36 2:02.09 2:02.52 2:03.26 2:08.66 2:10.41

Keith Griffith Richard Fisher Alan Sticker Jeremy Handy Tim Landry Alden Heaphy Michael Florek Richard Chautin Luke Dessauer Cullen Doody Roger Cooke William Wiesler

SEC Championships (5/13) LSU Invitational (4/2) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Invitational (4/2) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Alan Sticker Michael Florek Tim Landry Richard Chautin Cullen Doody Alden Heaphy Roger Cooke William Wiesler Luke Dessauer

LSU Invitational (4/2) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Invitational (4/2) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Louisiana Classics (3/19) LSU Invitational (4/2) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Richard Chautin Michael Florek Tim Landry Alan Sticker Roger Cooke Luke Dessauer

LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25)

1,500 Meters 3:52.46 3:54.02 3:56.85 3:57.08 4:04.72 4:04.87 4:06.68 4:13.59 4:14.65

10,000 Meters No times

Texas Relays (4/9) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) NCAA Championships (6/8) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

3:01.07 3:02.23 3:02.33 3:03.33 3:03.77

Simmons, Alleyne-Forte, C. Williams, Hylton Simmons, Alleyne-Forte, Hylton, C. Williams Simmons, Alleyne-Forte, C. Williams, Hylton Simmons, Alleyne-Forte, Hylton, C. Williams Simmons, Alleyne-Forte, Hylton, C. Williams

NCAA Championships (6/11) Texas Relays (4/9) Penn Relays (4/30) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26)

High Jump 6-2 3/4 (1.90)

Phillip Thomas

LSU Invitational (4/2)

Pole Vault 17-7 3/4 (5.38) 16-8 1/4 (5.09) 16-8 (5.08) 16-8 (5.08) 16-2 (4.93)

Marcus McGehee Thomas Reinecke Kyle Rose Joseph Caraway Chris Watson

LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Long Jump 27-0 (8.23) 0.6 26-0 (7.92) 0.0 24-11 1/4 (7.60) -0.8 24-3 (7.39) 1.3 18-3 3/4 (5.58) 1.4 TOP WIND-AIDED MARKS 26-0 1/4 (7.93) 3.0 24-5 1/2 (7.45) 2.3

Damar Forbes Zedric Thomas Kyron Blaise Earnest Green Brandon Gordon

NCAA Championships (6/9) SEC Championships (5/14) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25)

Zedric Thomas Earnest Green

USA Championships (6/25) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Zedric Thomas Kyron Blaise Damar Forbes Earnest Green Brandon Gordon

USA Championships (6/23) Texas Relays (4/9) SEC Championships (5/15) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26) LSU Invitational (4/2)

Zedric Thomas Kyron Blaise Earnest Green Brandon Gordon

LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Texas Relays (4/9) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Walter Henning

SEC Championships (5/14)

Daniel Obioha

SEC Championships (5/15)

Walter Henning Michael Lauro Ross Roubion

NCAA East Prelims (5/27) Hammerama 2011 (7/17) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Aaron Moore Mark DeBlanc Ryan Roubion Phillip LeBlanc

Penn Relays (4/30) SEC Championships (5/14) SEC Championships (5/14) SEC Championships (5/14)

Triple Jump 54-5 1/2 (16.60) 1.5 52-7 1/4 (16.03) 1.2 48-8 3/4 (14.36) 1.4 48-5 1/4 (14.76) 1.1 46-10 (14.27) -0.8 TOP WIND-AIDED MARKS 55-11 1/4 (17.05) 3.1 53-3 1/2 (16.24) 2.4 49-0 3/4 (14.95) 3.3 46-11 3/4 (14.32) 3.0

Shot Put 48-4 (14.73)

Discus 167-9 (51.15)

226-8 (69.09) 223-0 (67.97) 200-3 (61.04)

Javelin 228-6 (69.67) 215-2 (65.60) 203-5 (62.00) 201-1 (61.30)

Decathlon

110-Meter Hurdles 13.48 0.9 Top Wind-Aided Times 13.19 3.5

Penn Relays (4/30)

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5,000 Meters 14:43.90 15:11.65 15:14.55 15:30.47 15:34.12 16:49.59

Talley, H. Williams, Walker, Mvumvure Nugent, H. Williams, Talley, Mvumvure Nugent, H. Williams, Talley, Mvumvure Nugent, Parson, Talley, Hylton Talley, H. Williams, Walker, Mvumvure

4x400-Meter Relay

200 Meters 20.44 0.6 20.67 1.8 20.73 1.3 21.06 1.2 21.49 0.0 21.54 1.6 21.66 0.6 21.66 2.0 Top Wind-Aided Times 20.41 2.6 20.53 2.9 20.61 2.2 21.30 2.5

38.77 38.78 38.87 39.01 39.12

Barrett Nugent

NCAA Championships (6/9)

Barrett Nugent

Texas Relays (4/9)

No scores

400-Meter Hurdles 53.71 53.97

James Thurn Courtney Edwards

Cole-Lancon Invitational (4/29) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase 9:37.03 10:05.29

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2011 Women’s Outdoor Performance List 100 Meters 11.09 1.5 11.17 -0.1 11.19 1.6 11.54 0.4 2.0 11.82 12.29 2.0 TOP WIND-AIDED TIMES 10.98 2.9 11.02 2.4 11.11 2.4 11.39 3.5 11.93 3.1

4x400-Meter RelaY Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Kenyanna Wilson Toshika Sylvester Jasmin Stowers Tenaya Jones

NCAA Championships (6/10) SEC Championships (5/14) USA Championships (6/24) Penn Relays (4/30) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Semoy Hackett Kimberlyn Duncan Kenyanna Wilson Toshika Sylvester Tenaya Jones

Texas Relays (4/9) SEC Championships (5/15) SEC Championships (5/15) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25)

Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Rebecca Alexander Toshika Sylvester Kenyanna Wilson

NCAA Championships (6/11) NCAA Championships (6/11) NCAA East Prelims (5/28) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Invitational (4/2)

Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Rebecca Alexander Toshika Sylvester

LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) SEC Championships (5/15) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) SEC Championships (5/13)

Latoya McDermott Jonique Day Siedda Herbert Rebecca Alexander Brittany Hall Charlene Lipsey

LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Charlene Lipsey Brittany Hall Brea Goodman Laura Carleton Dakota Goodman Leigh-Ann Naccari

NCAA Championships (6/10) LSU Invitational (4/2) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Laura Carleton Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Charlene Lipsey Leigh-Ann Naccari

Penn Relays (4/28) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26) LSU Tiger Relays (3/26) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Laura Carleton Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Leigh-Ann Naccari

Penn Relays (4/28) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25)

400 Meters 53.75 53.91 54.03 54.75 54.89 55.77

800 Meters 2:03.73 2:04.88 2:14.37 2:14.84 2:15.73 2:33.52

5,000 Meters 16:41.09 17:33.54 17:33.99 18:51.60

10,000 Meters No times

100-Meter Hurdles 12.88 1.0 13.21 1.0 TOP WIND-AIDED TIMES 12.86 3.6 13.05 3.3

Jasmin Stowers Tenaya Jones

SEC Championships (5/15) SEC Championships (5/15)

Jasmin Stowers Tenaya Jones

Texas Relays (4/9) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Alexander, Tate, McDermott, Day Alexander, McDermott, Hall, Tate McDermott, Tate, Hall, Day McDermott, Herbert, Hall, Tate Alexander, Tate, McDermott, Day

NCAA East Prelims (5/28) Penn Relays (4/30) NCAA Championships (6/9) LSU Invitational (4/2) Texas Relays (4/9)

High Jump Brittani Carter Lynnika Pitts

NCAA East Prelims (5/27) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25)

Rachel Laurent Lauren Saucier Laura Rose

Texas Relays (4/9) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Pole Vault 14-3 1/4 (4.35) sr 11-10 1/2 (3.61) 10-2 (3.10)

Long Jump 20-5 (6.22) 1.2 19-9 3/4 (6.04) 1.0 19-2 (5.84) 0.8 18-9 3/4 (5.73) 1.2 18-6 1/2 (5.65) 1.3 TOP WIND-AIDED MARKS 20-6 1/4 (6.25) 3.3 20-5 1/4 (6.23) 3.7 19-8 3/4 (6.01) 2.1 18-11 3/4 (5.78) 2.9

Jen Clayton Melissa Ogbourne Brittany Porter Whitney Johnson Lynnika Pitts

LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) SEC Championships (5/14) NCAA East Prelims (5/26) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Jen Clayton Melissa Ogbourne Brittany Porter Whitney Johnson

LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) SEC Championships (5/14) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Melissa Ogbourne Lynnika Pitts Whitney Johnson

Jamaican Championships (6/26) NCAA East Prelims (5/27) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Melissa Ogbourne Lynnika Pitts

SEC Championships (5/15) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Brieanna Kennedy

LSU Invitational (4/2)

Annie Simoneaux Abbey Karin Jenna Baker Brieanna Kennedy

LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) LSU Invitational (4/2) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16)

Samia Stokes Brieanna Kennedy Danielle Martin

Louisiana Classics (3/19) NCAA East Prelims (5/28) Louisiana Classics (3/19)

Brieanna Kennedy Karen Henning Samia Stokes Denise Hinton Danielle Martin Katie Carroll

NCAA East Prelims (5/26) Texas Relays (4/7) LSU Invitational (4/2) Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/16) LSU Tiger Relays (3/25) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)

Triple Jump 42-11 (13.08) 1.7 40-2 3/4 (12.26) 1.7 38-7 (11.76) 0.0 TOP WIND-AIDED MARKS 43-2 1/4 (13.16) 2.2 42-4 (12.90) 3.9

Shot Put 46-0 (14.02)

1,500 Meters 4:23.21 4:35.28 4:36.99 4:37.47 5:00.16

3:32.09 3:32.65 3:32.88 3:33.63 3:34.00 5-11 1/4 (1.81) 5-7 3/4 (1.72)

200 Meters 22.24 1.5 22.87 1.5 23.82 -1.5 23.91 1.8 -1.0 23.93 TOP WIND-AIDED TIMES 22.18 3.2 22.41 3.4 23.41 3.2 23.76 2.5

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Javelin 151-3 (46.10) 145-2 (44.24) 137-10 (42.02) 123-10 (37.75)

Discus 177-4 (54.05) 159-0 (48.47) 137-2 (41.80)

Hammer 191-3 (58.30) 183-2 (55.82) 176-3 (53.72) 174-0 (53.03) 148-5 (45.24) 122-10 (37.43)

Heptathlon No scores

400-Meter Hurdles 55.99

Cassandra Tate

NCAA Championships (6/8)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase No times

4x100-Meter Relay 42.64 42.94 43.31 43.44 43.47

Wilson, Hackett, Alexander, Duncan Wilson, Hackett, Alexander, Duncan Wilson, Hackett, Alexander, Duncan Sylvester, Hackett, Duncan, Wilson Wilson, Hackett, Alexander, Duncan

NCAA Championships (6/11) NCAA Championships (6/8) LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) Texas Relays (4/9) SEC Championships (5/15)

Annie Simoneaux

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MEN’S ROSTER Name

Richard Chautin Roger Cooke Philip Dempsey Cullen Doody Quincy Downing Richard Fisher Keith Griffith Alden Heaphy Bryan Mutell Daniel Nally Phillip Primeaux Bradley Robeson James Thurn Sadiki White William Wiesler

year

height

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Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. RS-Fr. So. RS-Fr. So. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. So. RS-Fr.

5-10 6-0 5-9 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-8 5-7 5-8 6-4 5-10

Arnaudville, La. (Beau Chene HS) Glen Allen, Va. (Hermitage HS) Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen Catholic HS) Arabi, La. (Jesuit HS) Dayton, Ohio (Glenville HS) West Berlin, N.J. (Holy Cross HS) Burlington, N.J. (Florence Township Memorial HS) Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More HS) Mandeville, La. (Mandeville HS) New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS/Birmingham-Southern) Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS) Pompano Beach, Fla. (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS/Santa Fe) Cicero, N.Y. (Paul V. Moore HS/Buffalo) Millstone Township, N.J. (Allentown HS) Cooper City, Fla. (Archbishop McCarthy HS)

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Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. RS-Fr. Jr. Jr. So.

5-3 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-2 5-2 5-5 5-6 5-2 5-4 5-4 5-6

womEN’S ROSTER Name

Andria Aguilar Laura Aleman Laura Carleton Christine Derbins Brea Goodman Dakota Goodman Samantha Levin Charlene Lipsey Michelle Mobley Leigh-Ann Naccari Lindsay Roe Ericka Wilk

Metairie, La. (Mount Carmel Academy) Harahan, La. (Dominican HS) Lake Charles, La. (St. Louis HS) Covington, La. (Mandeville HS) Reedsburg, Wis. (Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls State) Reedsburg, Wis. (Reedsburg Area HS/Nicholls State) St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins HS) Hempstead, N.Y. (Hempstead HS) Ponchatoula, La. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) Kenner, La. (Mt. Carmel Academy) Houston, Texas (Lamar HS) Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Wheaton Academy/Baylor)

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2011 Cross Country Results 47. Lindsay Roe

Bulldog Invitational Sept. 17, 2011 Men - 8K • Women - 5K MSU Horse Park Starkville, Miss. Men’s Team Results 1. Mississippi State 2. LSU 3. West Alabama Men’s Individual Results 1. Cullen Doody 9. Richard Chautin 10. Roger Cooke 20. Alden Heaphy 24. William Wiesler 25. Philip Dempsey 27. Bryan Mutell 32. Bradley Robeson Women’s Team Results 1. Mississippi State 2. LSU 3. Blue Mountain

20 46 82 25:23.42 25:52.45 25:56.53 26:52.19 27:32.65 27:34.05 27:38.95 28:10.62 15 55 94

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Sept. 24, 2011 Men - 8K • Women - 6K Highland Road Park Baton Rouge, La.

Men’s Individual Results 1. Matt Perri, Houston Baptist 6. Richard Chautin 9. Cullen Doody 10. Roger Cooke 16. Philip Primeaux 17. Alden Heaphy 30. Daniel Nally 34. Bryan Mutell 36. Philip Dempsey 41. Bradley Robeson 55. William Wiesler Women’s Team Results 1. LSU 2. Houston Baptist 3. Southeastern Louisiana T4. Louisiana-Lafayette T4. Xavier-Louisiana Women’s Individual Results 1. Laura Carleton, Unattached 3. Leigh-Ann Naccari 4. Charlene Lipsey 6. Brea Goodman 7. Andria Aguilar 9. Dakota Goodman 18. Laura Aleman 27. Christine Derbins 41. Ericka Wilk 44. Michelle Mobley

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Women’s Individual Results 1. Haley Greenwell, Mississippi State 17:48.77 7. Leigh-Ann Naccari 18:56.28 19:28.50 15. Dakota Goodman 19:39.64 16. Brea Goodman 19:47.72 T18. Laura Aleman 19:47.72 T18. Andria Aguilar 29. Christine Derbins 21:09.57 34. Michelle Mobley 21:09.57 36. Ericka Wilk 21:09.57 39. Lindsay Roe 22:50.69

Men’s Team Results 1. Miami (Ohio) 2. LSU T3. Louisiana Running Company T3. Houston Baptist 5. Louisiana Tech

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Oct. 1, 2011 Men - 4 Miles • Women - 5K Enos Darbonne Recreation Complex Lake Charles, La. Men’s Team Results 1. Nicholls State 2. McNeese State 3. LSU 4. Tulane Men’s Individual Results 1. David Rooney, Unattached 6. Cullen Doody 8. Richard Chautin 12. Roger Cooke 14. William Wiesler 16. Alden Heaphy 21. Bryan Mutell 26. Daniel Nally 32. Bradley Robeson 36. Philip Dempsey Women’s Team Results 1. McNeese State 2. LSU 3. Tulane Women’s Individual Results 1. Laura Carleton, Unattached 4. Leigh-Ann Naccari 11. Brea Goodman 14. Laura Aleman 19. Dakota Goodman 25. Andria Aguilar 36. Christine Derbins 48. Michelle Mobley 53. Lindsay Roe 55. Ericka Wilk

51 53 68 69 18:20.00 19:40.00 19:48.41 20:13.00 20:36.00 20:47.00 20:57.00 21:15.00 21:35.00 22:00.00 27 33 71 16:50.00 17:48.00 18:27.00 18:39.00 18:53.00 19:09.00 19:59.00 21:22.00 21:55.00 22:05.00

26:59.9 27:29.1 27:52.4 28:03.7 28:43.6 28:52.1 29:21.0 29:46.9 29:54.0 30:13.6 31:23.0 19 42 81 128 128 21:04.4 22:53.0 23:05.9 23:29.7 23:32.0 23:34.7 24:17.5 24:52.6 26:19.0 26:43.6

Oct. 15, 2011 Men - 10K • Women - 5K Agri Park Fayetteville, Ark. Men’s Team Results 1. Oklahoma State 2. Arkansas 3. Oklahoma 4. Utah State 5. Weber State 17. LSU

Men’s Individual Results 1. Cam Levins, Southern Utah 50. Cullen Doody 69. Richard Chautin 107. Roger Cooke 152. Philip Primeaux 224. William Wiesler 229. Philip Dempsey 241. Daniel Nally Women’s Team Results 1. Texas 2. Arkansas 3. Oklahoma State 4. Texas Tech 5. Weber State 20. LSU Women’s Individual Results 1. Silje Fjortoft, SMU 69. Charlene Lipsey 106. Leigh-Ann Naccari 148. Laura Aleman 154. Dakota Goodman 155. Brea Goodman

200. Andria Aguilar 229. Christine Derbins 228. Michelle Mobley 283. Lindsay Roe

25 78 161 178 179 470 29:13.8 30:59.5 31:20.1 32:02.0 32:47.2 34:50.2 34:58.8 35:26.8 85 89 123 156 175 544 19:44.2 22:10.0 22:43.6 23:24.5 23:28.2 23:29.7

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SEC Championships Oct. 31, 2011 Men - 8K • Women - 6K Lambert Acres Golf Course Maryville, Tenn. Men’s Team Results 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Georgia 4. Kentucky 5. Tennessee 10. LSU

Chile Pepper Festival 32 59 79 79 102

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Men’s Individual Results 1. Eric Fernandez, Arkansas 19. Cullen Doody 39. Richard Chautin 66. Philip Primeaux 68. William Wiesler 69. Roger Cooke 86. Bryan Mutell 91. Alden Heaphy 92. Daniel Nally 93. Philip Dempsey Women’s Team Results 1. Vanderbilt 2. Arkansas 3. Florida 4. Georgia 5. Ole Miss 12. LSU Women’s Individual Results 1. Kristin Gillespie, Arkansas 60. Charlene Lipsey 67. Leigh-Ann Naccari 75. Dakota Goodman 89. Laura Aleman 90. Brea Goodman 100. Christine Derbins 102. Andria Aguilar 103. Michelle Mobley 104. Lindsay Roe

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NCAA South Central Regional Nov. 12, 2011 Men - 10K • Women - 6K Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Waco, Texas Men’s Team Results 1. Texas 2. Texas A&M 3. Arkansas 4. Lamar 5. Texas-San Antonio 13. LSU Men’s Individual Results 1. Henry Lelei, Texas A&M 46. Cullen Doody 52. Richard Chautin 83. Roger Cooke 98. Bryan Mutell 100. Philip Primeaux 106. William Wiesler 115. Daniel Nally Women’s Team Results 1. Arkansas 2. Texas 3. Texas A&M 4. SMU 5. Rice 19. LSU Women’s Individual Results 1. Silje Fjortoft, SMU 67. Charlene Lipsey 73. Leigh-Ann Naccari 107. Brea Goodman 118. Dakota Goodman 141. Laura Aleman 143. Christine Derbins 146. Andria Aguilar

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Men’s Indoor

bowerman award watch list Walter Henning NCAA Champions Walter Henning

Weight Throw

all-americans Riker Hylton Barrett Nugent Robert Simmons Zedric Thomas Caleb Williams Horatio Williams

4x400 Relay 60 Hurdles 4x400 Relay Long Jump Triple Jump 4x400 Relay 60 Meters 200 Meters 4x400 Relay

SEC Champions Walter Henning

Weight Throw

all-sec Damar Forbes Michael Lauro Marcus McGehee

Long Jump Weight Throw Pole Vault

USTFccca south central region men’s indoor field athlete of the yeaR Walter Henning

High Jump Long Jump 200 Meters 60 Hurdles

all-sec Jonique Day Semoy Hackett Brittany Hall Tenaya Jones Rachel Laurent Latoya McDermott Melissa Ogbourne Cassandra Tate

4x400 Relay 60 Meters 200 Meters 4x400 Relay 60 Hurdles Pole Vault 4x400 Relay Triple Jump 4x400 Relay

freshman all-sec Jen Clayton Long Jump Karen Henning Weight Throw Lynnika Pitts High Jump Triple Jump Jasmin Stowers 60 Hurdles Toshika Sylvester 60 Hurdles 200 Meters SEC women’s indoor coach of the year Dennis Shaver

sec male runner of the week Horatio Williams Jan. 18

ustfccca South central region women’s indoor head coach of the year Dennis Shaver

sec male Field athlete of the week Walter Henning Jan. 25 Jan. 18 Zedric Thomas

SEC female runner of the week Semoy Hackett Jan. 25

taf male athlete of the year Walter Henning

SEC female freshman of the week Jasmin Stowers Feb. 8

wally pontiff, jr. academic excellence award Cullen Doody

taf female scholar-athlete of the year Laura Carleton

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wally pontiff, jr. academic excellence award Laura Carleton

bowerman award watch list Semoy Hackett

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ncaa Champions Kimberlyn Duncan

200 Meters

All-Americans Rebecca Alexander Brittani Carter Jonique Day Semoy Hackett Latoya McDermott Melissa Ogbourne Jasmin Stowers Cassandra Tate Kenyanna Wilson

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All-Americans Ade Alleyne-Forte Damar Forbes Walter Henning Riker Hylton Michael Lauro

4x400 Relay Long Jump Hammer Throw 4x400 Relay Hammer Throw

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Gabriel Mvumvure Barrett Nugent Robert Simmons Keyth Talley Caleb Williams Horatio Williams

4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x400 Relay 200 Meters 4x100 Relay

All-SEC Jen Clayton Semoy Hackett Rachel Laurent Melissa Ogbourne Cassandra Tate

Long Jump 200 Meters Pole Vault Triple Jump 400 Hurdles

SEC Champions Walter Henning Barrett Nugent

Hammer Throw 110 Hurdles

freshman All-SEC Karen Henning Hammer Throw Lynnika Pitts Triple Jump Jasmin Stowers 100 Hurdles

All-SEC Marcus McGehee Horatio Williams

Pole Vault 200 Meters

sec women’s outdoor coach of the year Dennis Shaver

ustfccca south central region men’s track athlete of the year Barrett Nugent

ustfccca south central region women’s head coach of the year Dennis Shaver

Sec male runner of the week Barrett Nugent April 12 Gabriel Mvumvure May 3

sec commissioner’s trophy Semoy Hackett

Sec male field athlete of the week Zedric Thomas April 26 Sec community service team Brandon Gordon cosida academic all-district VI Aaron Moore Second Team Alan Sticker Second Team

sec women’s outdoor runner of the year Semoy Hackett sec women’s outdoor freshman runner of the year Jasmin Stowers SEC female runner of the week Kimberlyn Duncan April 5, April 26 Semoy Hackett April 12

WOMen’s OUTDOOR

SEC female field event athlete of the week Rachel Laurent March 29

bowerman award watch list Semoy Hackett

SEC female freshman of the week Jen Clayton April 26 Jasmin Stowers March 29, April 12, May 3

bowerman award finalist Kimberlyn Duncan

NCAA Champions Rebecca Alexander Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Kenyanna Wilson

4x100 Relay 200 Meters 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay

All-Americans Brittani Carter Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Rachel Laurent Charlene Lipsey Kenyanna Wilson

High Jump 100 Meters 200 Meters Pole Vault 800 Meters 100 Meters

sec champions Rebecca Alexander Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Jasmin Stowers Kenyanna Wilson

4x100 Relay 200 Meters 4x100 Relay 100 Meters 4x100 Relay 100 Hurdles 4x100 Relay

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Sec community service team Lauren Saucier cosida academic all-district VI Laura Carleton First Team Rachel Laurent Second Team Melissa Ogbourne Second Team jim corbett award Kimberlyn Duncan lsu’s jesse owens athletic award Melissa Ogbourne

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Dating back to Sid Bowman earning a spot on the 1928 U.S. Olympic team, LSU Track & Field has a long-standing tradition among the forefront of track and field, not only at the collegiate level, but also on the international scene. The following is a list of athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games.

Kelly Willie’s gold medal from the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Willie was a member of the United States’ 4x400-meter relay team.

Richard Thompson

Kelly Willie

LSU Olympians Sid Bowman (United States)

6th-Triple Jump

1932, The X Olympiad - Los Angeles, Calif. Sid Bowman (United States) Glenn “Slats” Hardin (United States)

7th-Triple Jump 2nd-400 Hurdles

1936, The XI Olympiad - Berlin, Germany Billy Brown (United States) Glenn “Slats” Hardin (United States) Jack Torrance (United States)

Triple Jump 1st-400 Hurdles 5th-Shot Put

1964, The XVIII Olympiad - Tokyo, Japan Billy Hardin (United States)

400 Hurdles

1988, The XXIV Olympiad - Seoul, South Korea

Sheila Echols (United States) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Angela Phipps (Canada) Mikael Olander (Sweden) Robin van Helden (The Netherlands) Schowonda Williams (United States)

1st-4x100 Relay Javelin 4x100 Relay Decathlon 800 Meters 400 Hurdles

1992, The XXV Olympiad - Barcelona, Spain Kym Carter (United States) Dahlia Duhaney (Jamaica) Donalda Duprey (Canada) Sheila Echols (United States) Esther Jones (United States) Lotfi Khaida (Algeria) Simon Williams (United Kingdom)

11th-Heptathlon 4x100 Relay 400 Hurdles 8th-Long Jump 1st-4x100 Relay Triple Jump Discus

1996, The XXVI Olympiad - Atlanta, Ga.

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2000, The XXVII Olympiad - Sydney, Australia

1928, The IX Olympiad - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kirk Cummins (Barbados) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) D’Andre Hill (United States) Sharon Jaklofsky (The Netherlands) David Kiptoo (Kenya) Suzette Lee (Jamaica) Joyce Melendez (Puerto Rico) Debbie Parris (Jamaica)

Lolo Jones

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Valma Bass (St. Kitts & Nevis) Claston Bernard (Jamaica) Celena Clarke (Jamaica) Walter Davis (United States) Peta-Gaye Dowdie (Jamaica) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) Keisha Spencer (Jamaica) Astia Walker (Jamaica)

100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Decathlon 4x400 Relay Triple Jump 100 Meters, 4x100 Relay Javelin 4x100 Relay Triple Jump 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay

2004, The XXVIII Olympiad - Athens, Greece Claston Bernard (Jamaica) Bennie Brazell (United States) Derrick Brew (United States) Marian Burnett (Guyana) Walter Davis (United States) Nadia Davy (Jamaica) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Muna Lee (United States) John Moffitt (United States) Debbie Parris (Jamaica) Hazelann Regis (Grenada) LeJuan Simon (Trinidad & Tobago) Ronetta Smith (Jamaica) Kelly Willie (United States)

9th-Decathlon 8th-400 Hurdles 1st-4x400 Relay, 3rd-400 Meters 22nd-800 Meters 11th-Triple Jump, 23rd-Long Jump 3rd-4x400 Relay, 25th-400 Meters 6th-Javelin 4th-400 Meters 7th-200 Meters 2nd-Long Jump 10th-400 Hurdles 15th-400 Meters 36th-Triple Jump 3rd-4x400 Relay 1st-4x400 Relay

2008, The XXIX Olympiad - Beijing, China Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) Marian Burnett (Guyana) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Sherry Fletcher (Grenada) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Lolo Jones (United States) Muna Lee (United States) Isa Phillips (Jamaica) Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) Siraj Williams (Liberia) Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica)

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World Championships 1987 Indoor - Indianapolis, Ind. Angela Phipps (Canada)

6th-200 Meters

Sheila Echols (United States) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Robin van Helden (The Netherlands) Mikael Olander (Sweden) Angela Phipps (Canada) Schowonda Williams (United States)

Long Jump Javelin 800 Meters Decathlon 100 Meters, 4x100 Relay 7th-400 Hurdles

1991 Outdoor - Tokyo, Japan 100 Hurdles 20th-Heptathlon Pole Vault 1st-4x100 Relay, Long Jump 400 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay Long Jump Javelin 19th-Heptathlon 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Long Jump, Triple Jump Discus

1993 Indoor - Toronto, Canada Kym Carter (United States) Donalda Duprey (Canada)

5th-Pentathlon 400 Meters, 4x400 Relay, DMR

1993 Outdoor - Stuttgart, Germany Dawn Bowles (United States) 100 Hurdles Kym Carter (United States) Heptathlon Dahlia Duhaney (Jamaica) 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Donalda Duprey (Canada) 400 Hurdles Sheila Echols (United States) Long Jump, 4x100 Relay Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Javelin Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) 2nd-100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Reggie Jones (United States) Triple Jump Lotfi Khaida (Algeria) Triple Jump Joyce Melendez (Puerto Rico) 100 Hurdles Fabian Muyaba (Zambia) 100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Debbie Parris (Jamaica) 400 Hurdles

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1995 Outdoor - Goteborg, Sweden

1987 Outdoor - Rome, Italy

Dawn Bowles (United States) Kym Carter (United States) Edgar Diaz (Puerto Rico) Dahlia Duhaney (Jamaica) Donalda Duprey (Canada) Sheila Echols (United States) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Sharon Jaklofsky (Australia) Esther Jones (United States) Lotfi Khaida (Algeria) Simon Williams (United Kingdom)

Daphnie Saunders (Bahamas) Cheryl Taplin (United States) Youlanda Warren (United States)

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100 Meters 200 Meters, 400 Meters Javelin 800 Meters, 1,500 Meters 100 Meters 4x100 Relay Long Jump Discus 400 Hurdles

1997 Indoor - Paris, France Rohsaan Griffin (United States)

5th-200 Meters

1997 Outdoor - Athens, Greece Dawn Bowles (United States) Kym Carter (United States) Edgar Diaz (Puerto Rico) Donalda Duprey (Canada) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Zundra Feagin (United States) Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) D’Andre Hill (United States) Sharon Jaklofsky (The Netherlands) Suzette Lee (Jamaica) Debbie Parris (Jamaica) Kathy Rounds (United States) Cheryl Taplin (United States) Astia Walker (Jamaica)

100 Hurdles Heptathlon Pole Vault 400 Hurdles Javelin 200 Meters 1st-4x100 Relay 4x100 Relay Long Jump Triple Jump 5th-400 Hurdles 800 Meters 200 Meters 100 Hurdles

1999 Indoor - Maebashi, Japan Zundra Feagin-Alexander (United States) Rohsaan Griffin (United States)

200 Meters 6th-200 Meters

1999 Outdoor - Seville, Spain Derrick Brew (United States) Peta-Gaye Dowdie (Jamaica) Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) Rohsaan Griffin (United States)

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4x400 Relay 3rd-4x100 Relay, 100 Meters 4x100 Relay 200 Meters

Sharon Jaklofsky (The Netherlands) Suzette Lee (Jamaica) Debbie Parris (Jamaica) Curtis Perry (United States) Gunnar Pfingsten (Germany) Kathi Rounds (United States) Cheryl Taplin (United States) Claudine Williams (Jamaica)

Long Jump Triple Jump 8th-400 Hurdles 200 Meters Shot Put 800 Meters 4th-4x100 Relay, 100 Meters 5th-4x400 Relay, 400 Meters

2001 Outdoor - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Valma Bass (St. Kitts & Nevis) 100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x100 Relay Derrick Brew (United States) 1st-4x400 Relay Pole Vault Russ Buller (United States) Walter Davis (United States) ­­5th-Triple Jump 7th-400 Meters Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) 4x100 Relay Debbie Parris (Jamaica) 1st-4x400 Relay, 5th-400 Hurdles 100 Meters, 4x100 Relay Astia Walker (Jamaica)

2003 Indoor - Birmingham, United Kingdom Derrick Brew (United States) Lueroy Colquhoun (Jamaica) Walter Davis (United States) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Ronetta Smith (Jamaica)

1st-4x400 Relay 2nd-4x400 Relay 2nd-Triple Jump 400 Meters 2nd-4x400 Relay, 400 Meters

2003 Outdoor - Paris, France Claston Bernard (Jamaica) 9th-Decathlon Derrick Brew (United States) 1st-4x400 Relay Walter Davis (United States) 7th-Long Jump Laverne Eve (Bahamas) 8th-Javelin Alleyne Francique (Grenada) 8th-400 Meters Hazelann Regis (Grenada) 400 Meters Ronetta Smith (Jamaica) 2nd-4x400 Relay, 13th-400 Meters

2004 Indoor - Budapest, Hungary Valma Bass (St. Kitts & Nevis) Marian Burnett (Guyana) Lueroy Colquhoun (Jamaica) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Ronetta Smith (Jamaica)

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Isa Phillips (Jamaica) Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica)

10th-400 Hurdles 10th-100 Meters, 6th-4x100 Relay 17th-400 Hurdles

World Record Holders * = also American record

Indoor Jack Torrance (1935)* Sheldon Blockburger (1987)* Tananjalyn Stanley, Cheryl Wilson, Schowonda Williams, Julie Lewis (1987)* Cheryl Wilson, Opal Cunningham, Sylvia Brydson, Dawn Sowell (1989)

Shot Put (53-1 1/2) Pentathlon (4,451 points) 4x60-Yard Hurdle Relay (31.1) 4x400-Meter Relay (3:33.98)

Outdoor

Derrick Brew (far right) was a member of the gold-medal winning 4x400-meter relay teams at both the World Championships and Goodwill Games in 2001, the World Championships in 2003 and the Olympic Games in 2004. 2005 Outdoor - Helsinki, Finland Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) Claston Bernard (Jamaica) Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) Derrick Brew (United States) Marian Burnett (Guyana) Walter Davis (United States) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Muna Lee (United States) Debbie Parris (Jamaica) Hazelann Regis (Grenada) Ronetta Smith (Jamaica)

18th-100 Meters Decathlon 27th-800 Meters 1st-4x400 Relay 33rd-800 Meters 1st-Triple Jump, 19th-Long Jump 10th-Javelin 13th-400 Meters 1st-4x100 Relay, 7th-100 Meters 14th-400 Hurdles 28th-400 Meters 2nd-4x400 Relay, 25th-400 Meters

Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1932)* Al Moreau (1933)* Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1934)* Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1934)* Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1934)* Jack Torrance (1934)* Jack Torrance (1934)* Jack Torrance (1934)* Jack Torrance (1934)* Jack Torrance (1934)* Al Moreau (1935)* Schowonda Williams, Cheryl Wilson, Carlette Smith, Alicia Bass (1986)* Mikael Olander (1986) Mikael Olander (1987) Mikael Olander (1987) Enno Tjepkema (1989) Donalda Duprey, Mary Cobb, Dawn Bowles, Cinnamon Sheffield (1991)

400-Meter Hurdles (51.9) 120-Yard Hurdles (14.2) 220-Yard Hurdles (22.7) 400-Meter Hurdles (51.8) 400-Meter Hurdles (50.6) Shot Put (53-5 3/4) Shot Put (53-6 1/2) Shot Put (55-1 1/2) Shot Put (55-5) Shot Put (57-1) 110-Meter Hurdles (14.2) 4x100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay (56.2) Decathlon Javelin (244-3) Decathlon Javelin (247-0) Decathlon Javelin (247-11) Decathlon Javelin (248-10) 4x100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay (53.0)

2006 Indoor - Moscow, Russia Marian Burnett (Guyana) Walter Davis (United States) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Ronetta Smith (Jamaica)

19th-800 Meters 1st-Triple Jump 1st-400 Meters 5th-4x400 Relay, 15th-400 Meters

2007 Outdoor - Osaka, Japan Marian Burnett (Guyana) Walter Davis (United States) Laverne Eve (Bahamas) Sherry Fletcher (Grenada) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Lolo Jones (United States) Isa Phillips (Jamaica) Hazelann Regis (Grenada) Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica)

20th-800 Meters 3rd-Triple Jump, Long Jump 21st-Javelin 10th-200 Meters 17th-400 Meters 6th-100 Hurdles 17th-400 Hurdles 39th-400 Meters 31st-100 Meters 4th-400 Hurdles

2008 Indoor - Valencia, Spain Marian Burnett (Guyana) Alleyne Francique (Grenada) Lolo Jones (United States) John Moffitt (United States)

800 Meters 400 Meters 1st-60 Hurdles Long Jump

2009 Outdoor - Berlin, Germany Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) Marian Burnett (Guyana) Walter Davis (United States) Muna Lee (United States) Gabriel Mvumvure (Zimbabwe) Isa Phillips (Jamaica) Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) Nickiesha Wilson (Jamaica)

2010 Indoor – Doha, Qatar Lolo Jones (United States)

9th-100 Meters, 13th-200 Meters 28th-800 Meters 21st-800 Meters 22nd-Triple Jump 4th-200 Meters, 10th-100 Meters 59th-200 Meters 9th-400 Hurdles 2nd-4x100 Relay, 5th-100 Meters 10th-400 Hurdles

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In addition to asterisked record holders above, these athletes hold or have held records at one time.

Indoor Danyel Wofford-Simmons, Sylvia Brydson, Wendy Truvillion, Schowonda Williams (1987) Bruce Reid (1989) Dawn Sowell (1989) Dawn Sowell (1989) Rohsaan Grifffin (1999) Zundra Feagin (1999) Lolo Jones (2010)

4x400-Meter Relay (3:35.49) Pentathlon (4,399) 60 Meters (7.16) 200 Meters (22.87) 200 Meters (20.32) 4x400-Meter Relay (3:27.59) 60 Hurdles (7.72)

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2011 Outdoor - Daegu, South Korea Kelly Baptiste (Trinidad & Tobago) Walter Davis (United States) Damar Forbes (Jamaica) Semoy Hackett (Trinidad & Tobago) Riker Hylton (Jamaica) Gabriel Mvumvure (Zimbabwe)

Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones became the new American record holder in the 60-meter hurdles on March 13, 2010, as she clocked 7.72 to defend her IAAF World Indoor Championships gold medal in the event. She broke Gail Devers’ 7-year-old record of 7.74 held since 2003.

1st-60 Hurdles 3rd-100 Meters, 4th-4x100 Relay 22nd-Triple Jump 20th-Long Jump 4th-4x100 Relay, 10th-100 Meters 3rd-4x400 Relay, 24th-400 Meters 28th-200 Meters, 43rd-100 Meters

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Alleyne Francique

Men’s NCAA Indoor Champions 1965 Leland Albright

600 Yards (1:10.0)

1976 Allen Misher

60 Hurdles (7.29)

1987 Robin van Helden 1992 Tom Lange 2000 Russ Buller

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2006 Xavier Carter Reggie Dardar Melville Rogers Kelly Willie 2008 Richard Thompson

Dawn Sowell

400 Meters (45.28) 4x400 Relay (3:04.01) 4x400 Relay (3:04.01) 4x400 Relay (3:04.01) 4x400 Relay (3:04.01)

Astia Walker

1993 Dahlia Duhaney Indira Hamilton Danyel Mitchell Daphnie Saunders Heather Van Norman Youlanda Warren

4x400 Relay (3:33.63) 4x400 Relay (3:33.63) Shot Put (55-5 3/4) Long Jump (21-2 3/4) 4x400 Relay (3:33.63) 4x400 Relay (3:33.63)

60 Meters (6.51)

1994 Daphnie Saunders

Long Jump (22-1)

High Jump (7-6 1/2)

2010 Walter Henning

Weight Throw (77-3 3/4)

1995 Youlanda Warren

400 Meters (52.39)

Pole Vault (18-8 1/4)

2011 Walter Henning

Weight Throw (72-8 1/2)

1996 Kim Carson D’Andre Hill Charlene Maulseed Sheila Powell LaTarsha Stroman Astia Walker

55 Hurdles (7.44) 55 Meters (6.69) 4x400 Relay (3:32.53) 4x400 Relay (3:32.53) 4x400 Relay (3:32.53) 4x400 Relay (3:32.53)

1997 Suzette Lee LaTarsha Stroman

Triple Jump (46-9) 400 Meters (52.77)

1,000 Meters (2:20.51)

Women’s NCAA Indoor Champions

2001 Lueroy Colquhoun Walter Davis Alleyne Francique Robert Parham Pedro Tunon

4x400 Relay (3:04.44) Triple Jump (55-5) 4x400 Relay (3:04.44) 4x400 Relay (3:04.44) 4x400 Relay (3:04.44)

2002 Walter Davis Alleyne Francique

Triple Jump (56-6 1/2) 400 Meters (45.58)

2003 Bennie Brazell Pete Coley Marlon Greensword Kelly Willie

4x400 Relay (3:04.79) 4x400 Relay (3:04.79) 4x400 Relay (3:04.79) 4x400 Relay (3:04.79)

2004 John Moffitt LeJuan Simon

Long Jump (26-9 3/4) Triple Jump (55-11 3/4)

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1,000 Meters (2:42.23)

1987 Sylvia Brydson Sheila Echols Wendy Truvillion Schowonda Williams Danyel Wofford

4x400 Relay (3:35.49) Long Jump (21-6) 4x400 Relay (3:35.49) 4x400 Relay (3:35.49) 4x400 Relay (3:35.49)

1989 Sylvia Brydson Opal Cunningham Dawn Sowell Tananjalyn Stanley Cheryl Wilson

4x400 Relay (3:33.98) 4x400 Relay (3:33.98) 55 Meters (6.62) 200 Meters (22.96) 4x400 Relay (3:33.98) 55 Hurdles (7.47) 4x400 Relay (3:33.98)

1991 Mary Cobb

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1998 Kwajalein Butler 1999 Joyce Bates Peta-Gaye Dowdie 2000 Keisha Spencer

55 Meters (6.78)

Hurdles (8.02) 200 Meters (22.83)

Triple Jump (46-1 1/2)

55 Hurdles (7.61)

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Simon Williams

Muna Lee

2002 Marian Burnett Muna Lee Nicole Toney 2003 Lolo Jones Muna Lee 2004 Muna Lee

800 Meters (2:05.33) 200 Meters (22.82) Triple Jump (45-0 1/4) 60 Hurdles (8.00) 60 Meters (7.17) 200 Meters (22.61) 60 Meters (7.21)

2006 Juanita Broaddus Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris Cynetheia Rooks

4x400 Relay (3:29.33) 4x400 Relay (3:29.33) 4x400 Relay (3:29.33) 4x400 Relay (3:29.33)

2008 Kelly Baptiste Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris LaTavia Thomas Nickiesha Wilson

60 Meters (7.17) 4x400 Relay (3:31.14) 4x400 Relay (3:31.14) 800 Meters (2:05.07) 4x400 Relay (3:31.14) 4x400 Relay (3:31.14)

2011 Kimberlyn Duncan

200 Meters (22.85)

Men’s NCAA Outdoor Champions 1933 Matt Gordy Glenn “Slats” Hardin Jack Torrance 1934 Glenn “Slats” Hardin Jack Torrance

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Pole Vault (14-0) 440 Yards (47.1) 220 Hurdles (22.9) Shot Put (52-10) 440 Yards (47.0) 220 Hurdles (22.7) Shot Put (54-6 9/16)

1941 Billy Brown

Long Jump (24-7 3/8)

1964 Billy Hardin

400 Hurdles (50.2)

1967 Delmon McNabb 1975 Larry Shipp 1979 Efrem Coley Greg Hill Pearson Jordan ReVey Scott

Javelin (263-5) 120 Hurdles (13.91) 4x400 Relay (3:04.67) 4x400 Relay (3:04.67) 4x400 Relay (3:04.67) 4x400 Relay (3:04.67)

1993 Reggie Jones Glenroy Gilbert Chris King Fabian Muyaba

4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70)

1994 Eddie Kennison Fabian Muyaba Derrick Thymes Bryant Williams

4x100 Relay (38.91) 4x100 Relay (38.91) 4x100 Relay (38.91) 4x100 Relay (38.91)

1995 Mario Sategna

200 Meters (20.24) 200 Meters (20.40)

110 Hurdles (13.51)

1998 Curtis Perry

1988 Mikael Olander

Decathlon (8,021)

1999 LeVar Anderson

1989 John Nichols

Discus (208-1)

1990 Llewellyn Starks

Long Jump (26-5 3/4)

1991 Terry Thornton Simon Williams

10,000 Meters (28:25.92) Shot Put (61-4)

1992 Reggie Jones Chris King Jason Sanders Bryant Williams

4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70) 4x100 Relay (38.70)

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Decathlon (8,172)

1996 Rohsaan Griffin

1987 Eric Reid

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2000 Russ Buller 2001 Walter Davis 2002 Claston Bernard Bennie Brazell Pete Coley Walter Davis Robert Parham

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In 2006, Xavier Carter won four individual titles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, joining Ohio State’s Jesse Owens in 1935 and 1936 as the only collegiate athletes to accomplish the feat.

2003 Bennie Brazell Pete Coley Robert Parham Kelly Willie 2004 John Moffitt

Long Jump (27-6 3/4)

2005 Bennie Brazell Xavier Carter Reggie Dardar Kelly Willie

4x400 Relay (2:59.59) 4x400 Relay (2:59.59) 4x400 Relay (2:59.59) 4x400 Relay (2:59.59)

2006 Xavier Carter Reggie Dardar Melville Rogers Marvin Stevenson Richard Thompson Siraj Williams Kelly Willie 2007 Isa Phillips

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4x100 Relay (38.65) 4x400 Relay (3:02.01) 4x100 Relay (38.65) 4x400 Relay (3:02.01) 4x100 Relay (38.65) 4x400 Relay (3:02.01) 4x100 Relay (38.65) 4x400 Relay (3:02.01)

100 Meters (10.09) 400 Meters (44.53) 4x100 Relay (38.44) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 4x100 Relay (38.44) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 4x100 Relay (38.44) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 4x100 Relay (38.44) 4x400 Relay (3:01.58) 400 Hurdles (48.51)

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2008 Armanti Hayes Trindon Holliday Gabriel Mvumvure Richard Thompson 2009 Trindon Holliday

In 2008, Kelly Baptiste became the fifth Lady Tiger in the program’s storied history to win the 100-meter title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

4x100 Relay (38.42) 4x100 Relay (38.42) 4x100 Relay (38.42) 100 Meters (10.12) 4x100 Relay (38.42) 100 Meters (10.00)

2010 Walter Henning

Hammer Throw (238-10)

2011 Barrett Nugent

110 Hurdles (13.28w)

Women’s NCAA Outdoor Champions 1985 Camille Cato Sheila Echols Michelle King Michele Morris Angela Phipps Wendy Truvillion Schowonda Williams 1987 Sheila Echols Laverne Eve

Long Jump (22-9 1/4) Javelin (182-5 1/4)

1988 Schowonda Williams

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4x400 Relay (3:30.29) 4x100 Relay (43.82) 4x100 Relay (43.82) 4x100 Relay (43.82) 4x400 Relay (3:30.29) 4x100 Relay (43.82) 4x400 Relay (3:30.29) 4x400 Relay (3:30.29)

400 Hurdles (55.53)

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1989 Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Dawn Sowell Tananjalyn Stanley

4x100 Relay (42.50) 4x100 Relay (42.50) 100 Meters (10.78) 200 Meters (22.04) 4x100 Relay (42.50) 100 Hurdles (12.70) 4x100 Relay (42.50)

1990 Dawn Bowles Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Tananjalyn Stanley

4x100 Relay (43.99) 100 Meters (11.14w) 200 Meters (22.49) 4x100 Relay (43.99) 4x100 Relay (43.99) 4x100 Relay (43.99)

1991 Dawn Bowles Sharon Jaklofsky

100 Hurdles (12.70) Heptathlon (5,732)

1992 Dawn Bowles Dahlia Duhaney Cinnamon Sheffield Cheryl Taplin

4x100 Relay (43.03) 200 Meters (22.80) 4x100 Relay (43.03) 4x100 Relay (43.03) 4x100 Relay (43.03)

1993 Indira Hamilton Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Daphnie Saunders Cheryl Taplin Heather Van Norman Youlanda Warren

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4x400 Relay (3:27.97) Discus (186-6) 400 Hurdles (56.37) 4x100 Relay (43.49) 4x400 Relay (3:27.97) Long Jump (22-2 1/2) 4x100 Relay (43.49) 4x100 Relay (43.49) 4x400 Relay (3:27.97) 4x100 Relay (43.49) 4x400 Relay (3:27.97)

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Neisha Bernard-Thomas

D’Andre Hill

1994 Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Gai Kapernick Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Cheryl Taplin 1995 Kwajalein Butler Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Marita Hunt Charlene Maulseed Sheila Powell LaTarsha Stroman Youlanda Warren

4x100 Relay (43.26) 4x100 Relay (43.26) High Jump (6-2 1/4) Discus (193-10) 400 Hurdles (55.54) 4x100 Relay (43.26) 4x100 Relay (43.26) 4x100 Relay (43.10) 4x100 Relay (43.10) 100 Meters (11.11) 4x100 Relay (43.10) 4x100 Relay (43.10) 4x400 Relay (3:28.26) 4x400 Relay (3:28.26) 4x400 Relay (3:28.26) 4x400 Relay (3:28.26)

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1999 Claudine Williams

800 Meters (2:03.38)

2000 Joyce Bates Peta-Gaye Dowdie Keisha Spencer

100 Hurdles (12.85) 200 Meters (22.51) Triple Jump (45-10)

2001 Myra Combs Stephanie Durst Muna Lee Sa’Donna Thornton

4x100 Relay (43.35) 4x100 Relay (43.35) 4x100 Relay (43.35) 4x100 Relay (43.35)

2003 Stephanie Durst Monique Hall Lolo Jones Muna Lee

4x100 Relay (42.55) 4x100 Relay (42.55) 4x100 Relay (42.55) 4x100 Relay (42.55)

1996 Kwajalein Butler Kim Carson Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Suzette Lee Astia Walker

4x100 Relay (43.03) 100 Hurdles (12.82) 200 Meters (22.44) 4x100 Relay (43.03) 100 Meters (11.03) 4x100 Relay (43.03) Triple Jump (45-1) 4x100 Relay (43.03)

1997 Kwajalein Butler Peta-Gaye Dowdie Suzette Lee LaTarsha Stroman Sa’Donna Thornton Astia Walker

2004 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Nadia Davy Stephanie Durst Monique Hall Lolo Jones Muna Lee Hazelann Regis

800 Meters (2:02.86) 4x400 Relay (3:25.26) 4x400 Relay (3:25.26) 4x100 Relay (42.61) 4x100 Relay (42.61) 4x400 Relay (3:25.26) 4x100 Relay (42.61) 4x100 Relay (42.61) 4x400 Relay (3:25.26)

4x100 Relay (43.17) 4x100 Relay (43.17) Triple Jump (45-8) 400 Meters (50.60) 4x100 Relay (43.17) 100 Hurdles (12.85) 4x100 Relay (43.17)

2006 Meisue Francis Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris Cynetheia Rooks

4x400 Relay (3:25.78) 4x400 Relay (3:25.78) 4x400 Relay (3:25.78) 4x400 Relay (3:25.78)

2007 Sherry Fletcher Deonna Lawrence Cynetheia Rooks LaTavia Thomas Nickiesha Wilson

100 Meters (11.20) 4x400 Relay (3:28.07) 4x400 Relay (3:28.07) 4x400 Relay (3:28.07) 4x400 Relay (3:28.07)

2008 Kelly Baptiste Nickiesha Wilson

100 Meters (11.20) 400 Hurdles (54.45)

2011 Rebecca Alexander Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Kenyanna Wilson

4x100 Relay (42.64) 200 Meters (22.24) 4x100 Relay (42.64) 4x100 Relay (42.64) 4x100 Relay (42.64)

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Men’s Career NCAA Titles Name (Years)

Indoor Outdoor

Total

Xavier Carter (2005-06) Kelly Willie (2003-06) Walter Davis (2001-02) Bennie Brazell (2002-05) Pete Coley (2001-05) Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1933-34) Robert Parham (2001-04) Richard Thompson (2005-08) Reggie Dardar (2005-08) Walter Henning (2009-11) Russ Buller (1997-2000) Alleyne Francique (2001-02) Trindon Holliday (2006-09) Reggie Jones (1992-93) Chris King (1992-93) John Moffitt (2003-04) Fabian Muyaba (1993-94) Melville Rogers (2006-07) Marvin Stevenson (2004-07) Jack Torrance (1933-34) Bryant Williams (1992, 1994)

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There are 34 Tigers tied with one NCAA title each.

Name (Years)

Indoor Outdoor

Total

Muna Lee (2001-04) D’Andre Hill (1994-96) Dawn Sowell (1989) Debbie Parris (1993-94) Youlanda Warren (1991-95) Kwajalein Butler (1995-98) Zundra Feagin (1992, 1994-96) Esther Jones (1989-90) Deonna Lawrence (2005-08) Tananjalyn Stanley (1989-90) LaTarsha Stroman (1994-97) Astia Walker (1996-98) Dawn Bowles (1990-92) Peta-Gaye Dowdie (1997-2000) Dahlia Duhaney (1992-93) Kimberlyn Duncan (2010-present) Stephanie Durst (2001-04) Sheila Echols (1985-87) Monique Hall (2003-04) Lolo Jones (2001-04) Suzette Lee (1996-97) Danyel Mitchell (1993-94) Brooklynn Morris (2005-08) Cynetheia Rooks (2006-07) Daphnie Saunders (1993-94) Cinnamon Sheffield (1989-90) Cheryl Taplin (1992-94) LaTavia Thomas (2007-10) Heather Van Norman (1993) Schowonda Williams (1987-88) Nickiesha Wilson (2007-08) Kelly Baptiste (2005-08) Joyce Bates (1999-2000) Neisha Bernard-Thomas (2003-04) Juanita Broaddus (2006-08) Sylvia Brydson (1987-88) Kim Carson (1993-96) Indira Hamilton (1993) Charlene Maulseed (1995-96) Michelle Morris (1985) Sheila Powell (1994-96) Keisha Spencer (1999-2000) Sa’Donna Thornton (1997-98, 2000) Wendy Truvillion (1985-87)

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There are 27 Lady Tigers tied with one NCAA title each.

Seven-Time National Champions Kelly Willie (left), Muna Lee (right) and Xavier Carter hold the LSU career record for individual NCAA event championships with seven. Willie won two indoor and five outdoor titles from 2003-06. Lee won four indoor and three outdoor titles from 2001-04.

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SEC Champions The following is a list of LSU athletes who have captured first-place honors at the SEC Championships in program history. In parenthesis is the winning time or distance of each champion.

Men’s SEC Indoor Champions 1957 Joe Blanchard Harry Carpenter Tommy Dukes Robert Mack Jerry Moore King Mott Ernest Wall 1961 Joe Harris

60 Low Hurdles (7.3) 300 Yards (32.1) Mile Relay (3:33.5) High Jump (6-0) Long Jump (22-10) Mile Relay (3:33.5) Pole Vault (13-5 1/2) 880 Yards (2:04.4) Mile Relay (3:33.5) Mile Relay (3:33.5)

Pole Vault (14-0) Shot Put (55-11 1/2) Mile (4:26.7)

1965 Leland Albright Pete Boudreaux Randy Geyer

600 Yards (1:13.6) Pole Vault (15-1 1/2) High Jump (6-4)

1966 Robert Cavanaugh Randy Geyer 1967 David Eckert

600 Yards (1:14.2) High Jump (6-4) Pole Vault (15-0 1/2)

1969 Al Coffee

60 Meters (6.3)

1970 Al Coffee

60 Meters (6.2)

1971 Al Coffee James Epps Marc Spangenberg Lloyd Wills

Mile Relay (3:17.00) 600 Yards (1:11.7) Mile Relay (3:17.00) Mile Relay (3:17.00) Mile Relay (3:17.00)

Larry Shipp

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4x800 Relay (7:32.93) 4x800 Relay (7:32.93) 4x800 Relay (7:32.93) Three-Mile (13:46.98) 880 Yards (1:50.31) 4x800 Relay (7:32.93) 440 Yards (47.47) Pole Vault (17-5 1/2)

1987 Sheldon Blockburger Bob Dielis Mark Fowler Paul Marmaro Robin van Helden

Pentathlon (4,451) 4x800 Relay (7:27.66) 4x800 Relay (7:27.66) 4x800 Relay (7:27.66) 1,000 Meters (2:21.47) 4x800 Relay (7:27.66)

1988 Frank Mazza Bruce Reid Robin van Helden

Pole Vault (13-6)

1963 (Beginning of SEC Indoor) James Andrews Ron Hernandez Larry Shirey

1986 Bob Dielis Mark Fowler Raven Lewis Mike Smith Robin van Helden Bernard Whyte Ricky Wright

Passmore Furusa 1972 James Epps Ted Heroman Bob Smith

600 Meters (1:10.8) High Jump (6-8) 800 Meters (1:52.4)

1973 Bob Smith

1,000 Meters (2:08.3)

1974 Larry Shipp Bob Smith

60 Hurdles (7.1) 1,000 Meters (2:10.1)

1975 Larry Shipp Bob Smith

60 Hurdles (7.0) 1,000 Meters (2:09.4)

1976 Jim Davis Larry Shipp

880 Yards (1:52.5) 60 Hurdles (7.0)

1978 Willie Turner Jim Davis

60 Meters (6.25) 880 Yards (1:52.5)

1979 ReVey Scott

440 Yards (48.22)

1980 Chris Duhon Eugene McCain Mike Quigley ReVey Scott

Pole Vault (16-3) Long Jump (25-7) Two-Mile (8:45.00) 440 Yards (48.20)

1981 Joe Maciejczyk Eugene McCain

Shot Put (66-0 1/4) Long Jump (25-3 1/4)

1982 Larey Weaver

High Jump (7-0 1/4)

1983 Mark Rose

Pole Vault (17-0)

1984 Bobby Beck Greg Rappe

Mile (4:06.70) Pole Vault (17-3)

1985 Robin van Helden

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Pentathlon (4,399) 5,000 Meters (14:06.39)

1990 Mark Elliott Bruce Reid Llewellyn Starks Slip Watkins Simon Williams

5,000 Meters (13:46.14) Pentathlon (4,182) Long Jump (25-8 3/4) 55 Meters (6.25) 200 Meters (21.31) Shot Put (63-1 1/4)

1991 Sherman Morris

55 Hurdles (7.31)

1992 Chris King Tom Lange Earl Marcelle David Singoei Derrick Thymes

4x400 Relay (3:08.96) High Jump (7-2 1/2) 4x400 Relay (3:08.96) 4x400 Relay (3:08.96) 4x400 Relay (3:08.96)

880 Yards (1:50.31)

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Shot Put (60-0 1/4) Pentathlon (4,147) Mile (4:09.56)

1989 Bruce Reid Terry Thornton

1994 Passmore Furusa

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Mile (4:10.36)

Mark Rose

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2003 John Moffitt Daniel Trosclair

Long Jump (26-6 1/4) Pole Vault (17-6 1/2)

2004 Bennie Brazell Pete Coley Siraj Williams Kelly Willie

4x400 Relay (3:06.79) 4x400 Relay (3:06.79) 4x400 Relay (3:06.79) 400 Meters (46.12) 4x400 Relay (3:06.79)

2005 Kelly Willie

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1995 Rohsaan Griffin Eddie Kennison Milton Mallard Regan Nichols

200 Meters (21.00) 4x400 Relay (3:10.87) 4x400 Relay (3:10.87) 4x400 Relay (3:10.87) 4x400 Relay (3:10.87)

1996 Rohsaan Griffin Eddie Kennison Regan Nichols Steve Pettes Bert Rareshide

200 Meters (20.76) 4x400 Relay (3:07.72) 4x400 Relay (3:07.72) 4x400 Relay (3:07.72) 4x400 Relay (3:07.72) 60 Hurdles (7.77)

60 Meters (6.69)

2006 Edwin Billot Xavier Carter Reggie Dardar Melville Rogers Kelly Willie

Heptathlon (5,504) 400 Meters (46.98) 4x400 Relay (3:09.67) 4x400 Relay (3:09.67) 4x400 Relay (3:09.67) 200 Meters (21.01) 4x400 Relay (3:09.67)

2007 Reggie Dardar Jamaal James

400 Meters (46.11) 800 Meters (1:49.08)

2008 Elkana Kosgei John Kosgei Richard Thompson 2009 Walter Henning Trindon Holliday Robert Simmons

1997 Byron Logan

200 Meters (21.29)

2010 Walter Henning Richard Jones Barrett Nugent

1998 Jermaine Grant

200 Meters (21.21)

2011 Walter Henning

1999 LeVar Anderson Derrick Brew Russ Buller

Triple Jump (54-8 1/4) 400 Meters (46.69) Pole Vault (18-2 1/2)

2000 Derrick Brew Russ Buller Lueroy Colquhoun Wynand Dempers Deryell Patterson Marcus Thomas

4x400 Relay (3:08.40) Pole Vault (18-4 1/2) 4x400 Relay (3:08.40) 4x400 Relay (3:08.40) 4x400 Relay (3:08.40) Long Jump (26-3 3/4)

2001 Lueroy Colquhoun Walter Davis Alleyne Francique Robert Parham Pedro Tunon

4x400 Relay (3:06.73) Long Jump (26-8 1/2) Triple Jump (53-7 1/4) 4x400 Relay (3:06.73) 4x400 Relay (3:06.73) 4x400 Relay (3:06.73)

2002 Claston Bernard Pete Coley Lueroy Colquhoun Walter Davis Alleyne Francique Robert Parham

Pentathlon (4,350) 4x400 Relay (3:04.75) 4x400 Relay (3:04.75) Triple Jump (56-2 1/2) 400 Meters (45.35) 4x400 Relay (3:04.75) 4x400 Relay (3:04.75)

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800 Meters (1:48.18) Mile (3:59.85) 3,000 Meters (7:57.76) 60 Meters (6.59)

Weight Throw (74-5 1/2) 60 Meters (6.58) 400 Meters (46.22)

Weight Throw (78-1) 800 Meters (1:47.78) 60 Hurdles (7.65)

Weight Throw (73-8)

Women’s SEC Indoor Champions 1985 Camille Cato Sharon Clarke Sheila Echols

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4x800 Relay (8:51.66) Triple Jump (40-8 1/2) Long Jump (20-4 1/2)

Dawn Sowell Muffy McLeod Leslie Nixon Christine Slythe Danyel Wofford Lana Zimmerman

Distance Medley Relay (11:37.24) 4x800 Relay (8:51.66) Distance Medley Relay (11:37.24) 1,000 Meters (2:27.13) Mile (4:38.67) 4x800 Relay (8:51.66) Distance Medley Relay (11:37.24) Distance Medley Relay (11:37.24) 4x800 Relay (8:51.66)

1986 Sharon Clarke Claire Connor Schowonda Williams Teresa Williford

Triple Jump (42-7) Long Jump (20-2 1/2) 600 Meters (1:19.22) Shot Put (55-2 1/2)

1987 Sylvia Brydson Kym Carter Sheila Echols Teresa Williford Cheryl Wilson

500 Meters (1:11.74) High Jump (6-0 3/4) Long Jump (21-11 3/4) Shot Put (51-10) Pentathlon (3,994)

1988 Sylvia Brydson Opal Cunningham Rhonda Phillips Schowonda Williams Danyel Wofford

4x400 Relay (3:38.70) 4x400 Relay (3:38.70) Pentathlon (3,677) 500 Meters (1:12.21) 4x400 Relay (3:38.70) 4x400 Relay (3:38.70)

1989 Sylvia Brydson Opal Cunningham Roslyn Rucker Dawn Sowell Tananjalyn Stanley Cheryl Wilson

500 Meters (1:11.84) 800 Meters (2:07.68) 4x400 Relay (3:40.02) 400 Meters (54.55) 4x400 Relay (3:40.02) 4x400 Relay (3:40.02) 55 Meters (6.58) 200 Meters (22.87) 4x400 Relay (3:40.02) 55 Hurdles (7.68) Pentathlon (4,002)

1990 Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Laurie Trapp

200 Meters (23.45) 55 Hurdles (7.69) Shot Put (46-11 1/2)

Walter Henning

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SEC Champions 1991 Dahlia Duhaney Camille Jackson Esther Jones 1992 Sharon Jaklofsky Danyel Mitchell Heather Van Norman

Long Jump (20-10 3/4) Triple Jump (42-0 3/4) 200 Meters (23.95) Pentathlon (4,212) Shot Put (50-3 1/2) 400 Meters (53.05)

1993 Gai Kapernick Danyel Mitchell Daphnie Saunders Cheryl Taplin Youlanda Warren

High Jump (6-0) Shot Put (51-10) Long Jump (20-10) Triple Jump (42-8 1/4) 55 Meters (6.76) 400 Meters (54.19)

1994 Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Daphnie Saunders

Shot Put (54-5 1/2) 400 Meters (54.05) Long Jump (22-4 1/2) Triple Jump (43-5 3/4)

1995 Karen Boone Zundra Feagin Gai Kapernick Sheila Powell LaTarsha Stroman Youlanda Warren

Long Jump (19-11 3/4) 4x400 Relay (3:37.40) High Jump (5-9 1/4) 4x400 Relay (3:37.40) 4x400 Relay (3:37.40) 4x400 Relay (3:37.40)

1996 Kim Carson D’Andre Hill Suzette Lee

Andrea Linton

60 Hurdles (8.05) 60 Meters (7.21) 200 Meters (23.42) Triple Jump (44-8 1/4)

1997 Carmis Franks Eureka Hall Suzette Lee LaTarsha Stroman Astia Walker

4x400 Relay (3:35.72) 4x400 Relay (3:35.72) Triple Jump (45-10 1/2) 4x400 Relay (3:35.72) 400 Meters (52.45) 200 Meters (23.23) 4x400 Relay (3:35.72)

1998 Myra Combs Peta-Gaye Dowdie Gretchen Francois

4x400 Relay (3:40.95) 4x400 Relay (3:40.95) High Jump (6-0)

Sharon Jaklofsky

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Carmis Franks Somalia Lindsay Astia Walker

4x400 Relay (3:40.95) 4x400 Relay (3:40.95) 200 Meters (23.15)

1999 Joyce Bates Celena Clarke Myra Combs Peta-Gaye Dowdie Monique Freeman Keisha Spencer Claudine Williams

55 Hurdles (7.61) 4x400 Relay (3:32.06) 4x400 Relay (3:32.06) 200 Meters (22.99) 4x400 Relay (3:32.06) Long Jump (21-2) High Jump (5-11 1/4) . Triple Jump (43-3) 4x400 Relay (3:32.06)

2000 Peta-Gaye Dowdie Keisha Spencer

60 Meters (7.28) 200 Meters (23.06) Triple Jump (46-0 1/2)

2001 Muna Lee Bianca Rockett Sa’Donna Thornton

200 Meters (23.36) Triple Jump (43-3) 60 Meters (7.29)

2002 Marian Burnett Lolo Jones Muna Lee

800 Meters (2:06.20) 60 Hurdles (8.21) 60 Meters (7.26) 200 Meters (22.91)

2003 Marian Burnett Lolo Jones Muna Lee Hazelann Regis

800 Meters (2:05.42) 55 Hurdles (7.57) 200 Meters (23.26) 400 Meters (52.80)

2004 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Nadia Davy Monique Hall Lolo Jones Muna Lee Hazelann Regis

4x400 Relay (3:29.42) 4x400 Relay (3:29.42) 4x400 Relay (3:29.42) 60 Hurdles (8.08) 60 Meters (7.17) 400 Meters (51.13) 4x400 Relay (3:29.42)

2005 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris

4x400 Relay (3:29.06) 4x400 Relay (3:29.06) 4x400 Relay (3:29.06)

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Hazelann Regis

200 Meters (23.02) 4x400 Relay (3:29.06)

2006 Megan Akre Juanita Broaddus Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris Cynetheia Rooks

Pentathlon (3,971) 4x400 Relay (3:32.20) 4x400 Relay (3:32.20) 4x400 Relay (3:32.20) 4x400 Relay (3:32.20)

2007 Shaunette Davidson Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris Jessica Ohanaja Cynetheia Rooks LaTavia Thomas

Pentathlon (3,896) 4x400 Relay (3:29.86) 4x400 Relay (3:29.86) 60 Hurdles (8.03) 4x400 Relay (3:29.86) 800 Meters (2:05.76) 4x400 Relay (3:29.86)

2008 Kelly Baptiste Deonna Lawrence Andrea Linton Brooklynn Morris Jessica Ohanaja LaTavia Thomas Nickiesha Wilson

60 Meters (7.13) 4x400 Relay (3:31.89) Triple Jump (44-6 1/4) 4x400 Relay (3:31.89) 60 Hurdles (8.11) 800 Meters (2:06.56) 4x400 Relay (3:31.89) 4x400 Relay (3:31.89)

2009 Samantha Henry Rachel Laurent

60 Meters (7.21) 200 Meters (23.45) Pole Vault (14-0 1/2)

2010 Brittani Carter

High Jump (5-11 1/4)

2011 Brittani Carter Jen Clayton Kimberlyn Duncan Jasmin Stowers

LSU

High Jump (6-0 3/4) Long Jump (20-3 1/2) 200 Meters (22.78) 60 Hurdles (8.12)

Men’s SEC Outdoor Champions

1933 Johnny Boughton Bill David Matt Gordy Glenn “Slats” Hardin

Mile Relay (3:21.6) High Jump (6-3) Pole Vault (13-3 1/8) 440 Yards (47.3) 220 Hurdles (23.3) Mile Relay (3:21.6)

Glenn “Slats” Hardin

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Al Moreau

Al Moreau Ted O’Neal E. Scarborough Jack Torrance

120 Hurdles (14.4) Mile Relay (3:21.6) Mile Relay (3:21.6) Shot Put (49-5 5/8) Discus (149-0 1/2)

1934 Buddy Blair Johnny Boughton George Fisher Glenn “Slats” Hardin Red Lehman Ted O’Neal John Sanders E. Scarborough Jack Torrance

Javelin (199-2 3/4) Mile Relay (3:22.6) 120 Hurdles (14.7) 440 Yards (46.8) 220 Hurdles (23.4) 880 Yards (1:55.6) Mile Relay (3:22.6) Mile Relay (3:22.6) Two-Mile (9:51.5) Mile Relay (3:22.6) Shot Put (53-6 1/2) Discus (147-5 1/2)

1935 Buddy Blair Glenn “Slats” Hardin Hiney Kent Ted O’Neal John Sanders

Broad Jump (23-4 1/2) Javelin (195-2 3/4) 440 Yards (47.2) 220 Hurdles (23.4) High Jump (6-4) 880 Yards (1:55.2) Two-Mile (9:54.3)

1936 Arnold Bryan Ben Friend

Pole Vault (12-6) Shot Put (47-3 3/4)

1937 Arnold Bryan Hiney Kent Gordon Lester

Pole Vault (13-4 1/4) High Jump (6-3) Shot Put (47-11 5/8)

1938 Dick Burge Frank Church Dan Rachal Fred Shelton Sal Torros Halliburton Ware Jake Waterer

Mile Relay (3:16.5) Mile Relay (3:16.5) Mile Relay (3:16.5) High Jump (6-3 13/16) Mile Relay (3:16.5) 220 Yards (21.8) 120 Hurdles (14.5)

1939 Billy Brown Dick Burge

Broad Jump (23-8 1/4) Mile Relay (3:19.7)

Frank Church Dan Rachal Sal Torros

880 Yards (1:56.2) Mile Relay (3:19.7) Mile Relay (3:19.7) Mile Relay (3:19.7)

1940 Billy Brown Frank Church J.C. Devall Don Siple

100 Meters (9.9) 220 Yards (22.5) Broad Jump (22-0) 440 Yards (47.0) 880 Yards (1:57.1) High Jump (5-11) Pole Vault (13-0)

1941 Billy Brown Oris Erwin Jim Gilliland Woodrow Holland Al Sanders

100 Meters (9.5) 220 Yards (20.6) 220 Hurdles (24.1) Broad Jump (24-2 1/2) Mile Relay (3:18.4) 880 Yards (1:58.2) Mile Relay (3:18.4) 120 Hurdles (14.7) Mile Relay (3:18.4) Mile Relay (3:18.4)

1942 Oris Erwin Jim Gilliland Woodrow Holland Felix Jumonville Delwin Laguens Al Sanders

440 Yards (48.3) Mile Relay (3:26.4) 120 Hurdles (14.7) Mile Relay (3:26.4) Mile Relay (3:26.4) Broad Jump (22-4 3/4) Mile Relay (3:26.4)

1943 Jeff Burkett Robert Percy Buddy Frank Leo Pourciau 1944 Al Bourgeois Marty Broussard Fabio DeOliverio Clyde Love James Pickett

High Jump (6-0) 100 Meters (10.2) 220 Yards (22.8) Pole Vault (11-8) Pole Vault (11-8) Mile Relay (3:27.6) Broad Jump (22-0 3/4) Two-Mile (10:13.2) Mile Relay (3:27.6) High Jump (5-11)

Buddy Blair

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Billy Brown Willard Bill Yerger

Mile Relay (3:27.6) 220 Yards (21.9) 220 Hurdles (24.9) Mile Relay (3:27.6)

1945 Tom Dickey Gene Knight James Pickett

100 Meters (9.8) 220 Yards (21.8) Javelin (188-5 3/4) High Jump (5-11 3/4)

1946 Tom Dickey Ronnie Knecht Bobby Lowther James Pickett

100 Meters (9.8) 220 Yards (21.6) Broad Jump (22-2 1/4) High Jump (5-11 3/4) Pole Vault (12-6) Javelin (195-7) High Jump (5-11 3/4)

1947 John Breathwit Carroll Butler Tom Dickey Herb Graves Jim Loflin Bobby Lowther Bill Yerger

Mile Relay (3:20.1) Mile Relay (3:20.1) 440 Yards (48.2) Mile Relay (3:20.1) Discus (149-1) Javelin (187-6) Pole Vault (12-6) Mile Relay (3:20.1)

1948 Carroll Butler Bill Covington Tom Dickey Herb Graves Ronnie Knecht Bobby Lowther Frank Sullwood

Mile Relay (3:19.5) Mile Relay (3:19.5) 440 Yards (48.4) Mile Relay (3:19.5) Discus (152-5 1/4) High Jump (6-5 7/8) Javelin (195-5 1/4) Mile Relay (3:19.5)

1949 Al Bourgeois John Breathwit Bill Covington

Mile Relay (3:18.9) Mile Relay (3:18.9) Mile Relay (3:18.9)

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SEC Champions Frank Sullwood Harold Voss

440 Yards (48.1) Mile Relay (3:18.9) Shot Put (45-6)

1950 John Breathwit Bill Covington Frank Sullwood John Venable

Mile Relay (3:18.8) 440 Yards (48.7) Mile Relay (3:18.8) Mile Relay (3:18.8) Mile Relay (3:18.8)

1951 John Brock Bill Covington Bob Holleman Joe Preston John Venable

Mile Relay (3:21.7) 440 Yards (48.7) Mile Relay (3:21.7) Mile Relay (3:21.7) 100 Meters (9.8) 220 Yards (21.3) Mile Relay (3:21.7)

1952 Charles Johnson Fred Nordier

100 Meters (9.9) Broad Jump (21-11 1/4) Pole Vault (13-3)

1953 Clayton James Paul Adams Charles Smith Herman Sweeney

Mile Relay (3:20.4) Mile Relay (3:20.4) Mile Relay (3:20.4) Mile Relay (3:20.4)

1954 Joe Childress Charles Henningan Clayton James Charles Smith Lee Yoder

Javelin (196-3 3/4) Mile Relay (3:20.6) Mile Relay (3:20.6) Mile Relay (3:20.6) Mile Relay (3:20.6)

1955 Joe May

Javelin (192-6)

1956 Harry Carpenter John Davis

220 Yards (21.0) 220 Hurdles (23.1) 440 Relay (43.0) Broad Jump (23-1 1/4)

Billy Cannon

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Billy Hardin Bobby Mack Joe May Bob Westerman

440 Relay (43.0) 440 Relay (43.0) 440 Relay (43.0)

1957 Nathan Blair Harry Carpenter Tommy Dukes Jerry Moore King Mott Ernest Wall

Mile Relay (3:20.4) 220 Yards (21.5) 220 Hurdles (23.7) Mile Relay (3:20.4) High Jump (6-3 1/2) Broad Jump (24-1 1/2) Pole Vault (13-6) 440 Yards (47.9) Mile Relay (3:20.4) Mile Relay (3:20.4)

1958 Billy Cannon Jack Griswold King Mott Ernest Wall Carl Seefield Wayne Young

100 Meters (9.9) Discus (140-4 1/2) Mile Relay (3:19.2) 880 Yards (1:55.4) Mile Relay (3:19.2) Mile Relay (3:19.2) Mile Relay (3:19.2)

1959 Lloyd Engerson Ralph Fabian Jesse Featheree

Broad Jump (22-5 1/2) 100 Meters (10.0) 220 Yards (21.4) 220 Hurdles (22.8) Pole Vault (13-4)

1960 Doug Constant Ralph Fabian Jim Fornaris Joe Harris Ross LeFevre

220 Yards (21.8) 440 Relay (42.1) 440 Relay (42.1) 440 Relay (42.1) Pole Vault (14-1 1/2) 440 Relay (42.1)

1961 Bo Campbell Doug Constant Jesse Featheree Jim Fornaris Joe Harris Dave McDonald

Mile Relay (3:17.8) 100 Meters (9.6) 220 Yards (21.0) 440 Relay (41.7) Mile Relay (3:17.8) Pole Vault (14-4 1/4) 440 Relay (41.7) Mile Relay (3:17.8) Pole Vault (14-4 1/4) 440 Relay (41.7)

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Jack O’Neil Roy Tregre

440 Relay (41.7) Mile Relay (3:17.8) Javelin (206-4)

1962 Billy Hardin Ron Hernandez

100 Meters (10.0) 120 Hurdles (14.3) 220 Hurdles (23.0) Shot Put (56-0)

1963 Leland Albright James Andrews Randy Geyer Billy Hardin Ron Hernandez Jack O’Neil Larry Shirey Robert Yates

Mile Relay (3:13.5) Pole Vault (14-0) High Jump (6-4 3/4) 330 Hurdles (37.1) Mile Relay (3:13.5) Shot Put (54-2) Discus (157-7) 440 Yards (46.8) Mile Relay (3:13.5) Mile (4:14.7) Mile Relay (3:13.5)

1964 Leland Albright Buddy Hamic Billy Hardin Ron Hernandez

880 Yards (1:52.9) Javelin (219-4 1/2) 120 Hurdles (13.9) 330 Hurdles (36.9) Shot Put (55-11 3/4) Discus (163-11 1/2)

1965 Leland Albright Robert Cavanaugh Mike Dougherty David Eckert Randy Geyer Delmon McNabb George Porter

Mile Relay (3:13.3) Mile Relay (3:13.3) Mile Relay (3:13.3) Pole Vault (14-7) High Jump (6-10 1/2) Javelin (225-11) Mile Relay (3:13.3)

1966 Sammy Grezaffi

100 Meters (9.5)

1967 Carl Hight Delmon McNabb

100 Meters (9.8) 220 Yards (21.4) Javelin (224-7)

1968 Carl Hight

100 Meters (9.6)

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James Andrews

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440 Yards (45.6)

1970 Al Coffee Mark Lumpkin

220 Yards (20.8) 440 Yards (46.2) Discus (177-4)

1971 Al Coffee James Epps Tim Olack Lloyd Wills

Mile Relay (3:09.4) Mile Relay (3:09.4) Mile Relay (3:09.4) 440 Yards (46.7) Mile Relay (3:09.4)

1972 Al Coffee Ted Heroman Bob Smith Greg Stephens John Stewart Lloyd Wills

100 Meters (9.7) High Jump (6-11) 880 Yards (1:47.6) 440 Yards (46.4) Mile (4:03.2) 440 Yards (46.4)

1973 Tim Olack Bob Smith Greg Stephens Lloyd Wills

Mile Relay (3:08.5) Mile Relay (3:08.5) Mile Relay (3:08.5) Mile Relay (3:08.5)

1974 Larry Shipp Bob Smith 1975 Bob Anding Carey Schimpf Larry Shipp Bob Smith 1979 Gray Barrow Eugene McCain 1980 Ernest Marvin Orlando McDaniel

Tom Lange 1985 Bernard Williams 1986 Sheldon Blockburger Greg Duplantis Robin van Helden

110 Hurdles (13.73) Decathlon (7,737) Pole Vault (17-8 1/2) 800 Meters (1:48.61)

120 Hurdles (13.7) Mile (4:03.0)

1987 Stuart Mee Mikael Olander Robin van Helden

3,000 Steeplechase (8:49.26) Decathlon (7,815) 1,500 Meters (3:43.44)

Pole Vault (17-2) 440 Hurdles (50.6) 120 Hurdles (13.4) 880 Yards (1:49.4)

1988 John Nichols Mikael Olander Bernard Williams

Discus (188-0) Decathlon (8,126) 400 Hurdles (50.16)

1989 Mark Elliott Bengt Jarlsjo Frank Mazza John Nichols Llewellyn Starks Robin van Helden

10,000 Meters (29:05.56) Decathlon (7,384) Shot Put (59-3 1/2) Discus (205-9) Long Jump (26-3 3/4) 1,500 Meters (3:48.32)

Javelin (225-10) Long Jump (26-1 1/2) Triple Jump (52-5 1/4) 110 Hurdles (13.8)

1982 Greg Duplantis Joe Maciejczyk Larey Weaver

Pole Vault (17-0) Shot Put (65-7) High Jump (7-3 3/4)

1983 Greg Rappe

Pole Vault (17-0 3/4)

1990 Magnus Bengtsson Tom Lange John Nichols Terry Thornton Simon Williams

3,000 Steeplechase (8:46.76) High Jump (7-5 3/4) Discus (197-9) 10,000 Meters (28:47.15) Shot Put (60-10 3/4)

1991 Mark Morris Simon Williams

Javelin (229-2) Shot Put (62-10 3/4) Discus (193-8)

1992 Reggie Jones Chris King John Nichols Jason Sanders David Singoei Bryant Williams

4x100 Relay (39.24) 4x100 Relay (39.24) Discus (191-7) 4x100 Relay (39.24) 400 Hurdles (50.69) 4x100 Relay (39.24)

1993 Derrick Farrell Glenroy Gilbert Reggie Jones Chris King Fabian Muyaba

Discus (192-5) 200 Meters (20.88) 4x100 Relay (39.17) Triple Jump (55-7 3/4) 4x100 Relay (39.17) 4x100 Relay (39.17) 100 Meters (10.21) 4x100 Relay (39.17)

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1994 Passmore Furusa Eddie Kennison Fabian Muyaba Mario Sategna Derrick Thymes Bryant Williams

3,000 Steeplechase (8:51.6) 4x100 Relay (38.92) 4x100 Relay (38.92) Decathlon (7,489) 4x100 Relay (38.92) 4x100 Relay (38.92)

1995 Passmore Furusa Rohsaan Griffin Eddie Kennison Regan Nichols Steve Pettes

1,500 Meters (3:39.71) 4x400 Relay (3:05.94) 4x400 Relay (3:05.94) 400 Hurdles (49.80) 4x400 Relay (3:05.94) 4x400 Relay (3:05.94)

1996 Mike Alridge Chris Cummings Kirk Cummins Rohsaan Griffin Byron Logan Regan Nichols Steve Pettes

4x400 Relay (3:06.37) 4x100 Relay (39.23) 4x100 Relay (39.23) 200 Meters (20.68) 4x100 Relay (39.23) 4x400 Relay (3:06.37) 4x100 Relay (39.23) 400 Hurdles (50.28) 4x400 Relay (3:06.37) 4x400 Relay (3:06.37)

1997 Russ Buller Chris Cummings

Pole Vault (18-4 1/2) 100 Meters (10.26) 200 Meters (20.91)

1998 Mike Alridge Russ Buller Jermaine Grant Byron Logan Curtis Perry

4x100 Relay (38.69) Pole Vault (17-9 3/4) 4x100 Relay (38.69) 100 Meters (10.15) 200 Meters (20.41) 4x100 Relay (38.69) 4x100 Relay (38.69)

1999 Claston Bernard Derrick Brew Russ Buller

Decathlon (7,444) 400 Meters (44.29) Pole Vault (17-4 1/2)

2000 Claston Bernard Derrick Brew Russ Buller Blake Theriot Marcus Thomas

Decathlon (7,706) 400 Meters (44.70) Pole Vault (17-11) Javelin (231-8) Triple Jump (54-6 3/4)

2001 Claston Bernard Pete Coley

Decathlon (8,024) 4x400 Relay (3:03.63)

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SEC Champions Lueroy Colquhoun Walter Davis Alleyne Francique Robert Parham

4x400 Relay (3:03.63) Long Jump (26-9 1/4w) Triple Jump (55-11) 4x400 Relay (3:03.63) 4x400 Relay (3:03.63)

2002 Lueroy Colquhoun Walter Davis

400 Hurdles (48.91) Long Jump (26-5 3/4) Triple Jump (56-2 1/2)

2003 John Moffitt

Long Jump (25-10)

2004 Kelly Willie

400 Meters (45.16)

2005 Xavier Carter Kelly Willie

200 Meters (20.16) 400 Meters (45.51)

2006 Xavier Carter Reggie Dardar Melville Rogers Marvin Stevenson Richard Thompson Siraj Williams Kelly Willie

200 Meters (20.20) 400 Meters (45.26) 4x100 Relay (39.35) 4x400 Relay (3:05.98) 4x400 Relay (3:05.98) 4x100 Relay (39.35) 4x400 Relay (3:05.98) 4x100 Relay (39.35) 4x400 Relay (3:05.98) 4x100 Relay (39.35)

2007 Armanti Hayes Trindon Holliday Jamaal James Chad Radgowski Melville Rogers Marvin Stevenson Siraj Williams

4x400 Relay (3:03.62) 100 Meters (10.08) 800 Meters (1:47.00) Javelin (239-8) 4x400 Relay (3:03.62) 4x400 Relay (3:03.62) 4x400 Relay (3:03.62)

2008 Elkana Kosgei Armanti Hayes Trindon Holliday Gabriel Mvumvure Richard Thompson

800 Meters (1:47.05) 4x100 Relay (38.67) 4x100 Relay (38.67) 4x100 Relay (38.67) 100 Meters (9.93) 200 Meters (20.23) 4x100 Relay (38.67)

2009 Walter Henning Trindon Holliday

Hammer Throw (229-5) 100 Meters (10.01)

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Tananjalyn Stanley 2010 Walter Henning Richard Jones Barrett Nugent

Hammer Throw (229-5) 800 Meters (1:46.81) 110 Hurdles (13.56)

2011 Walter Henning Barrett Nugent

Hammer Throw (225-4) 110 Hurdles (13.61w)

Women’s SEC Outdoor Champions 1984 Teresa Williford

Shot Put (52-6 1/2)

1985 Camille Cato Sharon Clarke Sheila Echols Michelle King Julie Lewis Rose Lofton Angela Phipps Schowonda Williams

800 Meters (2:03.57) Long Jump (21-5 1/2) 4x100 Relay (44.47) 4x100 Relay (44.47) Triple Jump (42-0) 4x100 Relay (44.47) 4x100 Relay (44.47) 400 Hurdles (56.66)

1986 Sharon Clarke Schowonda Williams Teresa Williford Cheryl Wilson

Long Jump (20-7 3/4) Triple Jump (42-8) 400 Hurdles (57.64) Shot Put (48-10 3/4) Heptathlon (5,627)

1987 Kym Carter Laverne Eve Schowonda Williams

Shot Put (47-9) Javelin (204-9) 400 Hurdles (56.25)

1988 Zina Age Jackie Bobien Sylvia Brydson Cheryl Coker Claire Connor Opal Cunningham Esther Jones Julie Lewis Rhonda Phillips Tananjalyn Stanley Schowonda Williams

4x100 Relay (44.23) 4x400 Relay (3:34.85) 4x400 Relay (3:34.85) Javelin (165-10) Long Jump (21-3 1/2) 4x400 Relay (3:34.85) 4x100 Relay (44.23) Triple Jump (42-0) Heptathlon (5,128) 4x100 Relay (44.23) 400 Hurdles (58.17)

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Cheryl Taplin Danyel Wofford Tammie Young

4x100 Relay (44.23) 4x400 Relay (3:34.85)

1989 Sylvia Brydson Opal Cunningham Donalda Duprey Esther Jones Roslyn Rucker Cinnamon Sheffield Dawn Sowell Tananjalyn Stanley Cheryl Wilson

800 Meters (2:03.75) 4x400 Relay (3:35.83) 4x400 Relay (3:35.83) 4x400 Relay (3:35.83) 4x100 Relay (43.86) 4x400 Relay (3:35.83) 4x100 Relay (43.86) 100 Meters (11.32) 200 Meters (22.87) 4x100 Relay (43.86) 100 Hurdles (13.26) 4x100 Relay (43.86) Heptathlon (5,671)

1990 Dawn Bowles Esther Jones Cinnamon Sheffield Tananjalyn Stanley

4x100 Relay (44.25) 100 Meters (11.15) 200 Meters (23.19) 4x100 Relay (44.25) 4x100 Relay (44.25) 100 Hurdles (12.92) 4x100 Relay (44.25)

1991 Dawn Bowles Mary Cobb Dahlia Duhaney Sharon Jaklofsky Esther Jones Danyel Mitchell Cheryl Taplin

4x100 Relay (43.77) 100 Hurdles (13.17) Long Jump (20-8) 4x100 Relay (43.77) Heptathlon (5,969) 100 Meters (11.35) 200 Meters (23.23) 4x100 Relay (43.77) Shot Put (48-0 3/4) 4x100 Relay (43.77)

1992 Dawn Bowles Dahlia Duhaney Sharon Jaklofsky Danyel Mitchell Cinnamon Sheffield Cheryl Taplin

4x100 Relay (43.89) 200 Meters (23.04) 4x100 Relay (43.89) Heptathlon (5,904) Shot Put (53-9) 4x100 Relay (43.89) 4x100 Relay (43.89)

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SEC Champions Bianca Rockett Nicole Toney

Kelly Baptiste 1993 Camille Jackson Sharon Jaklofsky Gai Kapernick Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Daphnie Saunders Cheryl Taplin Youlanda Warren 1994 Zundra Feagin Eureka Hall Gai Kapernick Danyel Mitchell Debbie Parris Sheila Powell Cheryl Taplin

4x400 Relay (3:34.72) 4x400 Relay (3:34.72) High Jump (6-0 1/2) Shot Put (53-6 1/2) Discus (194-4) 100 Hurdles (13.11w) 400 Hurdles (56.82) 4x400 Relay (3:34.72) 4x400 Relay (3:34.72) 100 Meters (11.14)

1995 Kwajalein Butler Kim Carson Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Marita Hunt Charlene Maulseed Sheila Powell Youlanda Warren

4x100 Relay (43.68) 100 Hurdles (13.23) 200 Meters (22.84) 4x100 Relay (43.68) 4x400 Relay (3:32.67) 100 Meters (11.10) 4x100 Relay (43.68) Long Jump (21-5 1/2) 4x400 Relay (3:32.67) 4x400 Relay (3:32.67) 400 Meters (51.61) 4x100 Relay (43.68) 4x400 Relay (3:32.67)

1996 Kwajalein Butler Kim Carson Zundra Feagin D’Andre Hill Suzette Lee Astia Walker

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4x100 Relay (43.19) 100 Hurdles (12.72) 200 Meters (22.71) 4x100 Relay (43.19) 100 Meters (11.19) 4x100 Relay (43.19) Triple Jump (45-10 3/4) 4x100 Relay (43.19)

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Nickiesha Wilson 1997 Hareldau Argyle Peta-Gaye Dowdie Marita Hunt Suzette Lee Sa’Donna Thornton Astia Walker

High Jump (5-10 1/2) 100 Meters (11.28) 4x100 Relay (43.59) 4x100 Relay (43.59) Triple Jump (43-2 1/4) 4x100 Relay (43.59) 200 Meters (22.69) 100 Hurdles (12.82) 4x100 Relay (43.59)

1998 Valma Bass Kwajalein Butler Celena Clarke Myra Combs Peta-Gaye Dowdie Sa’Donna Thornton

4x400 Relay (3:30.89) 4x100 Relay (43.51) 4x400 Relay (3:30.89) 4x100 Relay (43.51) 4x400 Relay (3:30.89) 4x100 Relay (43.51) 4x400 Relay (3:30.89) 4x100 Relay (43.51)

1999 Joyce Bates Myra Combs Peta-Gaye Dowdie Monique Freeman Chenelle Marshall Keisha Spencer Claudine Williams

4x100 Relay (43.80) 4x100 Relay (43.80) 4x100 Relay (43.80) Long Jump (20-11) 4x100 Relay (43.80) Triple Jump (43-8 3/4) 800 Meters (2:02.52)

2000 Valma Bass Joyce Bates Myra Combs Peta-Gaye Dowdie Keisha Spencer

4x100 Relay (43.83) 100 Hurdles (12.89) 4x100 Relay (43.83) 4x100 Relay (43.83) 100 Meters (11.20) 4x100 Relay (43.83) Triple Jump (46-2 3/4w)

2001 Myra Combs Muna Lee

Long Jump (20-7 3/4w) 100 Meters (11.28) 200 Meters (23.13)

2002 Stephanie Durst Lolo Jones Muna Lee

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200 Meters (22.48) 4x100 Relay (43.06) 100 Hurdles (13.01) 4x100 Relay (43.06) 100 Meters (11.19) 4x100 Relay (43.06)

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4x100 Relay (43.06) Triple Jump (43-7)

2003 Stephanie Durst Monique Hall Lolo Jones Muna Lee Nicole Toney

4x100 Relay (43.22) 4x100 Relay (43.22) 100 Hurdles (13.05) 4x100 Relay (43.22) 100 Meters (11.12) 4x100 Relay (43.22) Triple Jump (43-11 3/4)

2004 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Nadia Davy Stephanie Durst Monique Hall Lolo Jones Muna Lee Hazelann Regis Maria Romero

4x400 Relay (3:27.04) 4x400 Relay (3:27.04) 4x100 Relay (43.15) 4x100 Relay (43.15) 4x400 Relay (3:27.04) 100 Hurdles (12.83) 4x100 Relay (43.15) 4x100 Relay (43.15) 400 Meters (50.64) 4x400 Relay (3:27.04) Javelin (138-3)

2006 Tanya Osbourne

800 Meters (2:06.26)

2007 Andrea Linton Jessica Ohanaja LaTavia Thomas Nickiesha Wilson

Triple Jump (44-1 1/4) 100 Hurdles (13.10) 800 Meters (2:05.07) 400 Hurdles (55.77)

2008 Kelly Baptiste Juanita Broaddus Samantha Henry Deonna Lawrence Brooklynn Morris LaTavia Thomas Kayann Thompson Nickiesha Wilson

100 Meters (11.09) 4x100 Relay (42.80) 4x100 Relay (42.80) 4x100 Relay (42.80) 4x400 Relay (3:32.09) 4x100 Relay (42.80) 800 Meters (2:03.39) 4x400 Relay (3:32.09) 4x400 Relay (3:32.09) 100 Hurdles (12.81w) 4x400 Relay (3:32.09)

2009 Brittany Hall Samantha Henry Cassandra Tate LaTavia Thomas Kayann Thompson Kenyanna Wilson

4x400 Relay (3:34.11) 200 Meters (23.36) 4x400 Relay (3:34.11) 4x400 Relay (3:34.11) 4x400 Relay (3:34.11) 100 Meters (11.32)

2010 Samia Stokes Cassandra Tate 2011 Rebecca Alexander Kimberlyn Duncan Semoy Hackett Jasmin Stowers Kenyanna Wilson

Discus (168-5) 400 Hurdles (57.12)

4x100 Relay (43.47) 200 Meters (22.27w) 4x100 Relay (43.47) 100 Meters (11.01w) 4x100 Relay (43.47) 100 Hurdles (12.88) 4x100 Relay (43.47)

The SEC Indoor Championships were first held in 1963. From 1957-62, the highestscoring SEC team at the Garrett Coliseum Relays was considered the conference champion.

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Men’s Career SEC Titles Name (Years)

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Billy Brown (1939-41) Tom Dickey (1945-48) Robin van Helden (1986-89) Harry Carpenter (1956-57) Al Coffee (1970-72) Rohsaan Griffin (1995-96) Bob Smith (1972-75) Kelly Willie (2003-06) Walter Davis (2001-2002) Billy Hardin (1962-64) Glenn “Slats” Hardin (1933-35) Russ Buller (1997-2000) Xavier Carter (2005-06) Doug Constant (1960-61) Bill Covington (1948-51) Walter Henning (2009-11) Ron Hernandez (1962-64) Regan Nichols (1995-96) Frank Church (1938-40) Lueroy Colquhoun (1999-2002) Byron Logan (1995-98) King Mott (1957) Larry Shipp (1974-76) Richard Thompson (2005-08) Lloyd Wills (1971-73) Leland Albright (1963-65) Claston Bernard (1999-2002) Derrick Brew (1999-2000) Tommy Dukes (1957) James Epps (1971-72) Oris Erwin (1941-42) Ralph Fabian (1959-60) Alleyne Francique (2001-02) Randy Geyer (1963-66) Trindon Holliday (2006-09) Eddie Kennison (1994-96) Bob Lowther (1946-48) John Nichols (1988-92) Jack O’Neil (1961-62) Frank Sullwood (1948-50) Jack Torrance (1933-34) Ernest Wall (1957-58) Simon Williams (1990-91) Bill Yerger (1944-47) Buddy Blair (1934-35) Jim Breathwit (1947-49) Pete Coley (2001-05) Chris Cummings (1995-98) Reggie Dardar (2005-08) Jim Fornaris (1960-61) Joe Harris (1960-61) Reggie Jones (1992-93) Chris King (1992-93) Eugene McCain (1979-81) Fabian Muyaba (1993-94) Barrett Nugent (2009-present) Mikael Olander (1987-88) Ted O’Neal (1933-35) Robert Parham (2001-04) Steve Pettes (1995-97) James Pickett (1944-46) Bruce Reid (1988-90) Melville Rogers (2006-07) Marvin Stevenson (2004-07) Siraj Williams (2004-07)

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Peta-Gaye Dowdie (1997-2000) Muna Lee (2001-04) Esther Jones (1989-91) Lolo Jones (2001-04) Danyel Mitchell (1991-94) Sylvia Brydson (1987-89) LaTavia Thomas (2007-10) Myra Combs (1998-2001) Hazelann Regis (2003-05) Astia Walker (1996-98) Schowonda Williams (1985-88) Zundra Feagin (1992-96) D’Andre Hill (1994-96) Dawn Sowell (1989) Tananjalyn Stanley (1988-90) Youlanda Warren (1991-95) Sharon Clarke (1985-86) Opal Cunningham (1988-89) Dahlia Duhaney (1991-93) Deonna Lawrence (2005-08) Debbie Parris (1993-94) Daphnie Saunders (1993-94) Keisha Spencer (1999-2000) Cheryl Taplin (1991-94) Joyce Bates (1999-2000) Stephanie Durst (2001-04) Monique Hall (2003-04) Samantha Henry (2007-10) Sharon Jaklofsky (1991-93) Gai Kapernick (1993-95) Suzette Lee (1996-97) Brooklynn Morris (2005-08) Cinnamon Sheffield (1989-92) Christine Slythe (1985) Teresa Williford (1984-86) Nickiesha Wilson (2007-08) Kelly Baptiste (2005-08) Neisha Bernard-Thomas (2003-05) Dawn Bowles (1990-92) Kwajalein Butler (1995-99) Kim Carson (1993-96) Kimberlyn Duncan (2010-present) Jessica Ohanaja (2005-08) LaTarsha Stroman (1994-97) Sa’Donna Thornton (1997-2001) Cheryl Wilson (1987-89) Danyel Wofford (1985-88)

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Schowonda Williams 1988 Commissioner’s Trophy

Sharon Jaklofsky

Astia Walker

1993 Commissioner’s Trophy

1997 Commissioner’s Trophy

Derrick Brew

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1988 Commissioner’s Trophy

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Dahlia Duhaney

1991 Commissioner’s Trophy

1989 Commissioner’s Trophy

Byron Logan

Keisha Spencer

1998 Commissioner’s Trophy

1999 Commissioner’s Trophy

Semoy Hackett

2011 Commissioner’s Trophy

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Walter Davis

Rohsaan Griffin

Billy Brown

Russ Buller

Lueroy Colquhoun

Reggie Jones

Mikael Olander

Simon Williams

Pete Coley

Alleyne Francique

Glenn Hardin

Eddie Kennison

Kelly Willie (19) Indoor 200 Meters Indoor 400 Meters Indoor 4x400 Relay Outdoor 200 Meters Outdoor 400 Meters 4x100 Relay Outdoor 4x400 Relay

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Bennie Brazell (14) Indoor 4x400 Relay 400 Hurdles 4x100 Relay Outdoor 4x400 Relay

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