BATON ROUGE – It takes a well-rounded team to compete at the highest level for SEC and NCAA championships year in and year out, and the LSU Track & Field program has taken a big step toward ensuring future success for the women’s team by signing eight standout recruits to National Letters of Intent this November.
The Lady Tigers will welcome the Class of 2017 to campus for the first time next fall as these eight recruits look to make an impact in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and distance events beginning in 2018.
Trinidad & Tobago international Zakiya Denoon (Belle Garden, Tobago) is the lone addition to the Lady Tigers’ sprint squad with the Class of 2017 as a two-time junior college national champion, while Jurnee Woodward (Vacaville, California) and Milan Young (Houston, Texas) sign as two of the most highly-recruited hurdle prospects from across the country this season.
Prep standouts Kyndal McKnight (Denton, Texas) and Abby O’Donoghue (Denham Springs, Louisiana) bolster LSU’s jumps group as Top 5 and Top 10 national recruits in their respective events in this year’s signing Class of 2017, while Kristin Delgado (The Woodlands, Texas), Kirsten Landry(Youngsville, Louisiana) and Alicia Stamey (Baton Rouge) join the program’s stable of distance runners.
“Our coaches have done an excellent job recruiting the best athletes from across the country and addressing our needs in each of the event areas in recent recruiting cycles,” said LSU head coach Dennis Shaver. “We’ll accomplish that again with this year’s class. It’s an exciting time for our program, and we’re very pleased that each of these young women will soon join us at LSU.”