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LSU’s Alia Armstrong sets all-conditions 100-meter hurdle collegiate record

Editor’s Note: The following is an official press release courtesy of LSU’s athletics department.

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU track and field team closed out day two of the SEC Outdoor Championships on Friday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Eight Tigers qualified for Saturday’s finals and three scored points for LSU.

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Alia Armstrong came into this weekend’s meet holding the 100-meter hurdle all-conditions collegiate record of 12.33 seconds (+2.5 m/s). Needless to say, the New Orleans native improved her collegiate record with a time of 12.31 seconds (+2.2 m/s) in the prelims on Friday. Although her time does not count as the legal record, she was well below the +4.0 m/s wind that would’ve kept it from counting as the top time in the nation. Armstrong will be racing in the 100mH finals and the 4×100-meter relay finals tomorrow.

Day two saw Brandon Hicklin and John Meyer score a total of 12 points for the men’s side, while Morgan Smalls scored four points by herself for the women’s side. The men sit in seventh currently with 22 total points, while the women sit in 12th with five points. The men have 22 more scoring chances this weekend and the women have 17 more chances.

Senior John Meyer took silver in the men’s shot put with an outstanding performance. He landed a throw of 20.50 meters (67′ 3.25″) on his third attempt of the day, earning himself a silver medal. Meyer tied his LSU record with the throw and now ranks third in the nation currently. Meyer scored eight points for the men from LSU.

The long jump duo of Morgan Smalls and Brandon Hicklin both earned fifth-place finishes and scored four points for their respective teams. Hicklin closed out day two of the SEC Championships with a jump of 7.88 meters (25′ 10.25″) on his first attempt. Smalls was able to reach a season-best mark of 6.44 meters (21’ 1.5”) on her first leap of the day.

Three of the four members of the nation-leading 4×100-meter relay were able to make the 100-meter finals on Friday. Da’Marcus Fleming finished in third in the prelims with a time of 10.16 seconds, while Godson Oghenebrume took fourth with a time of 10.18 seconds. Both Fleming and Oghenebrume won their heats, making them automatic-qualifiers. Dorian Camel was the third Tiger to make the final for the 100, qualifying by time with a season-best 10.16 seconds. Hicklin was the lone Tiger to not make the final, being the first one out with a time of 10.27 seconds in 10th place.

Additional Qualifiers

Matthew Sophia – 110mH – 13.59

Davis Bove – 1500m -3:44.00

Lorena Rangel-Batres – 1500m – 4:21.23

Favour Ofili – 100m – 11.35

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire