AUSTIN, Texas – LSU hurdler Kymber Payne won the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Friday night at the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Built by The Home Depot. The native of Compton, California, won the title in a time of 55.92.
Several other Tigers and Lady Tigers qualified for finals on Saturday, leading off today with a prelims win in the Carlette Guidry women’s 4×100 relay. The quartet of Mikiah Brisco, Kortnei Johnson, Cassondra Hall and Aleia Hobbs moved LSU forward with a time of 42.97.
The men’s 4×1 squad of Kary Vincent, Jr., Renard Howell, Correion Mosby and Jaron Flournoy advanced with a second-place time of 39.76.
Three Lady Tigers advanced to the finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Tonea Marshall finished second in the prelims with a time of 12.99, while Brittley Humphrey and Milan Young finished fifth and sixth with times of 13.41 and 13.47, respectively. Damion Thomas won the men’s prelims of the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.68.
Hobbs and Johnson also advanced to the women’s 100 meters finals with a 1-2 finish in the prelims. They posted wind-aided times of 10.93 and 10.97, respectively.
Rayvon Grey and JuVaughn Blake finished 3-4 in the men’s long jump Section B. Grey leaped 25’ 3.25” (7.70m), while Blake jumped 24’ 11” (7.59m). Christian Miller won Section B of the men’s triple jump with a distance of 51’ 8.25” (15.75m) and Da’Quan Bellard finished third at 51’ 6.5” (15.71m).
LSU ran a 3:47.00 in the women’s 1600 sprint medley relay with Zakiya Denoon, Rachel Misher, Oksana Lawrence and Ersula Farrow earning second place. The men’ placed fifth in a time of 3:19.85. The women also placed sixth in the distance medley relay.
LSU had three competitors at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos on Friday. Brittany Kelly placed second in the women’s high jump (1.65m) and third in the long jump (5.84m). Jace Attuso was second in the men’s long jump (7.38m), while Xavier Mulugata placed 10th in the men’s 100 meter dash in 10.79 seconds.
Collegiate competition at the Texas Relays begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the women’s and men’s 4×1 finals set for 1:30 p.m. A contingent of student-athletes will be at the Texas State Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas, on Saturday as well.