New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-05-14 21:51:00 –
Ju Vaughn Harrison’s assault on the LSU track and field record book continued on Friday night.
The only difference is that he is now breaking his record.
Harrison was 200¼ inches higher to win the title at the Southeastern Conference Championship at College Station, Texas, in his first tournament since breaking the 31-year school high jump record.
Harrison’s record day was just one of LSU’s top-ranked male and female stories on the second day of the three-day meeting.
Harrison’s 7’8¾ inch victory mark perfected him 7-7 on Friday, clearing his first attempt at each of the seven bars he saw.
In addition to being a personal record, it was a SEC tournament record. It made Harrison, who set the school mark on May 1st with a leap of 7-6½, the world leader of the year.
Loic Gasch of Switzerland led the world when he cleared 7-7¾ in Lausanne, Switzerland just a week ago.
Harrison wasn’t the only LSU winner or record holder on Friday.
Freshman Emma Robins started the day by winning a hammer throw with a 220-4 mark on her second pitch.
Robins surpassed her previous PR by nearly four feet, improving Dennis Hinton’s 218-0 school record since 2014.
Women at LSU also scored points in the long jump from 5th place (21-3¼) Aria Whisby and 7th place (20-3¾) Serena Bolden.
Dennis Shaver’s team also had a big day in four qualifying rounds.
The boys had seven athletes in the final on Saturday and the girls had five athletes. Together with the athletes who advanced on Thursday night, LSU will welcome 14 women and 9 men in the finals on Saturday.
LSU passed 3 in the 110 hurdles as Damion Thomas set the fastest time in 13.36 seconds. He will have teammates Eric Edwards (13.88) and Arthur Price (13.86) in the final.
In addition, Terence Laird, who passed the fastest qualifying in 100 with a time of 10.17 seconds, also advanced. 400 years Noah Williams and Tyler Terry. And Davis Bob at 1,500.
Williams crossed the finish line in 45.79 seconds and Terry was just behind at 45.80. Bove set the PR at the time of 3: 45.30.
Tone Marshall set the fastest time in the 100 hurdles with a PR of 12.52 seconds, and Milan Young (12.98) and Aria Armstrong (13.00) also won the spot in the final.
Qualifying was also 100 Symone Mason (11.34) and 1,500 Lorena Rangel Batres (4: 19.76).
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