New Orleans, Louisiana 2022-05-14 22:07:00 –
The LSU Women’s Athletics team was a little short on the race to win the team title on Saturday night at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.
But if coach Dennis Shaver could narrow down another race from the sprint sensation Faber Offiri, the Tigers would have won the biggest trophy at the tournament in Oxford, Mississippi.
Ophiri burned the 100m and 200m winners of the Oremis track and ran the second leg in the Tigers’ winning 4x100m relay.
But when Florida was a little off the pace in the last two events and won the women’s title with 107 points, the brave efforts of the sophomore were slightly shorter.
Arkansas was third with 103 points and LSU was third with 96½, with Kentucky (85) and Texas A & M (84) closing the top five.
Arkansas won the men’s title with 121 points and Alabama came in second with 116 points. Tennessee (84), Florida (78) and Georgia (75) have completed the top five. LSU finished in 7th place with 70.
With 22½ points on his own, LSU led Florida by just 1½ points, with 19 of the 21 events in the book.
However, the Gator’s finished second from Parker Barbet at 5,000 meters and won the title in fifth place from the 4×400 relay team to thwart Arkansas.
Ophiri defeated Kentucky’s Abbey Stainer in two sprints and teamed up with Aria Armstrong, Tiona Beard Brown and Therma Davis to win the Kentucky 4×100 relay. I was alone.
After running the second leg in a relay that turned the baton at the best time of the season at 42.59 seconds, while Kentucky ran 42.63.
It was LSU’s 6th straight win at the SEC tournament.
After that, Offiri returned to win 100 in 10.93 seconds, with a slight headwind. It tied her personal record she set at LSU Invitational on April 30th.
This was the 21st title at the LSU Women’s Event at the 41st SEC Championships. Steiner was second in 11.02 seconds.
After that, Offili regained Steiner’s vest at 200. In 21.96 seconds, college record holder Offiri won 22.04, but Steiner ran 22.07 and almost caught Offili at the finish line.
Armstrong offered the fourth victory of the day in the 100 meters hurdles when LSU won with the help of a slight wind of 12.46 seconds.
Florida’s rival Grace Stark, who won the NCAA indoor 60-meter hurdles, surpassed one-sixth of the 10 hurdles, but Armstrong had taken a clear lead by then and coasted towards victory.
The men’s team won two on Saturday. Eric Edwards Jr. wiped out the Tigers with a hurdle and Sean Body Dixon won the triple jump crown.
Edwards scored 110 hurdles in a 13.28 second PR, and Body Dixon won the triple jump crown with a 53-foot, 8¼-inch vest.
Teammate Aparos Edwards gave the triple jump a 1-2 finish when LSU popped his personal best 53-3½ in his final attempt to improve his old PR by about 2.5 feet.
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