BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU men’s track and field team has moved up to No. 2 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. The women’s track and field team currently checks in at No. 8.
For the LSU men, this is their highest ranking since the 2016 season. The men’s team is lead by three national leading marks with JuVaugh Harrison in the long jump, and then both the 4x1 and 4x400 meter relays have NCAA leads as well. The ratings boost came from top-10 national marks at the LSU Alumni Gold meet on Saturday. Jaron Flournoy ran the fastest all-conditions time of his career in the 200 meters with a wind-aided time of 20.13 to rank second nationally.
For the women’s, Tonea Marshall’s career-best for the 100 meters hurdles came in at 12.81 seconds and is the current NCAA lead. She knocked off 2015 world champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica en route to running the second fastest time in the world in 2019. Marshall is also registered as the fifth-fastest time in LSU history. Sha’Carri Richardson clocked the best NCCA-legal time of her season with 11.12 second clocking in the 100 meters to rank third in the NCAA.