Duplantis sets NCAA record, leads LSU to first SEC Outdoor title in 29 years

Duplantis sets NCAA record, leads LSU to first SEC Outdoor title in 29 years
LSU pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis (Source: Jacques Doucet)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU men claimed their first SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship since 1990, edging Florida 105-95 with pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis giving the Tigers the lead for good by setting a new NCAA record with a mark of 19 feet, eight and 1/4 inches.

JuVaughn Harrison scored 18 points winning the high jump and finishing second in the long jump on Friday, and Christian Miller claimed the triple jump title soaring 53 feet and 1/4 inch.

The Lady Tigers finished fourth behind Arkansas, Texas A&M and Kentucky highlighted by freshman Sha’Carri Richardson, who completed the sprinters’ triple crown by claiming wins in the 100 meters and 200 meters while anchoring LSU’s 4x100-meter relay title.

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