AUSTIN, Texas —LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan made the most of her outdoor debut in the 100-meter dash, becoming the third Lady Tiger sprinter in meet history to win back-to-back titles in the women’s university final during Saturday’s finale at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Duncan also ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team, which set a seasonal best in a runner-up finish in the women’s invitational race.
Duncan crossed the finish line with a winning wind-aided 11.06 over the Texas A&M tandem of Ashley Collier (11.15) and Ashton Purvis (11.20).
Duncan’s mark is the NCAA’s leading 100-meter dash time this spring and is the No. 2 performance worldwide under all conditions.
Duncan also helped the Lady Tigers to a seasonal-best performance in the 4x100-meter relay, teaming with Jasmin Stowers, Takeia Pinckney and Toshika Sylvester to take second place with 43.70.
Stowers ran her fastest 100-meter hurdle race in two years with her third-place finish in the championship final with a wind-aided 12.88 (+2.1).
Aaron Ernest helped the Tigers to a seasonal-best performance in the men’s 4x100-meter relay final, teaming with Damar Forbes, Darrell Bush and Shermund Allsop a time of 39.56 and a fourth-place finish. In the 100-meter dash, Ernest claimed the silver medal with a wind-legal 10.18 (+1.6) for the third-fastest performance worldwide this season.
LSU’s Rodney Brown turned in a silver-medal-winning performance while smashing his personal best in discus with a lifetime PR of 206-3.
Swimming and diving
HAMILTON EARNS ALL-AMERICA: In Indianapolis, Craig Hamilton became LSU’s first NCAA first-team All-American in the mile as LSU finished 26th with 24 team points at the NCAA Championships.
Michigan won the national title with 480 points.
Hamilton finished seventh in the 1650 freestyle with a season-low swim of 14:49.12 and scored 12 team points.
Frank Greeff earned his first career NCAA honorable mention All-America honor in the 200 butterfly (1:44.06), which placed him 12th and gave him five team points.
Diver Sean McKinney finished his run in 17th with LSU’s fifth best all-time score 318.10.
Andrei Tuomola posted a 100 free time of 43.32, which was .10 off of his program record time, to take 23rd.
TIGERS FACE SOUTH CAROLINA:In Columbia, S.C., the No. 33 LSU men’s tennis team travels to Columbia, S.C., to face No. 25 South Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Carolina Tennis Center.
LSU HOSTS SOUTH CAROLINA: LSU will host South Carolina at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium Sunday at 10 a.m.
Originally scheduled to begin at noon, the match was rescheduled to 10 a.m. because of possible inclement weather in the afternoon.
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