The LSU men’s track and field team claimed its 23rd Southeastern Conference outdoor championship on Saturday night at John McDonnell Field with 105 points.

Head coach Dennis Shaver‘s 4×400-meter relay team of Dorian CamelCorreion MosbyJaron Flournoy and Tyler Terry finished second in the event to unseat defending champion Florida, 105-95, and claim the Tigers’ first outdoor SEC title since 1990.

Individual SEC titles were earned by JuVaughn Harrison (high jump, 2.24m, 7-4 1/4), Christian Miller (triple jump, 16.16m, 53-0 1/4) and Mondo Duplantis (pole vault, 6.00m, 19-8 1/4), while the 4×100-meter relay (38.85) led the charge for the Purple and Gold early on the final day.

Minutes before the 4×400 relay, Duplantis set the NCAA Outdoor pole vault record with a leap of 6.00m (19-8 1/4) for 10 team points that moved the Tigers ahead of the Gators, 97-91. Mondo, whose brother Antoine hit a three-run home run to beat Arkansas just down the street earlier Saturday, broke Lawrence Johnson’s 1996 record of 5.98m (19-7 1/2).

The Lady Tigers also put forth a special performance on Saturday, led by Sha’Carri Richardson who completed the meet triple with wins in the 100 meters (11.00), 200 meters (22.57) and anchoring LSU’s 4×100-meter relay (42.93) title.

With 83 points, LSU’s women finished fourth in the team competition, two points behind Texas A&M (85) and a point behind Kentucky (84). Homestanding Arkansas (139.5 points) won the meet for the fifth time in six seasons. A full recap will be posted to later this evening.

2019 Men’s Team Standings
1. LSU, 105

2. Florida, 95
3. Arkansas, 91
4. Texas A&M, 86.5
5. Alabama, 77
6. Kentucky, 72.5
7. Tennessee, 68
8. Miss State, 57
9. Georgia, 43
10. South Carolina, 41
11. Ole Miss, 34
12. Missouri, 32
13. Auburn, 17


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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