Track and field earns SEC weekly honors

Members of the LSU track and field program were honored for their performances at the Armory Collegiate Invitational this past weekend.

LSU claimed three of the six Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Week honors
announced Tuesday.

Senior Kimberlyn Duncan was selected the Women’s Runner of the Week for the second time in three weeks. The Tigers and Lady Tigers swept the Field Athlete of the Week awards,with Damar Forbes winning the men’s honor and Denise Hinton claiming the women’s award.

Duncan is the NCAA leader in the 60-meter dash after her victory Friday night.

Duncan beat four other sprinters ranked in the NCAA’s Top 10 at the Armory meet.

Duncan broke former LSU great Kelly-Ann Baptiste’s meet record of 7.17 seconds set in 2008 and moved into the No. 3 spot on LSU’s all-time list.

Hinton tied her school record with a runner-up finish in the weight throw while wrapping up the weekend on the cusp of the top 5 of the NCAA rankings in the event.

Hinton unleashed a season-best throw of 69 feet, 9¾ inches in taking second place. She leads the SEC and is ranked sixth nationally.

A three-time NCAA long jump runner-up, Forbes made his season debut in the long jump. He ranks No. 2 in the SEC and NCAA rankings.Forbes took first with a leap of 25-10¼.

Softball

CST Adds Six Softball Games to Schedule: CST will be televising 11 home games for the LSU softball program, including six added Tuesday.

CST will carry five games in conjunction with LSU Sports Properties and one bonus game as part of the SEC regional
television package. Games on CST include Nicholls State (6 p.m. March 13), Kentucky (4 p.m. March 16), game one of the Georgia Southern doubleheader (5 p.m. March 19), South Carolina (3 p.m. March 23), Missouri (1 p.m. April 21) and Alabama (1 p.m. April 27).

LSU, ranked 10 nationally, opens its season Friday through Sunday when it hosts the Tiger Classic.
The Tigers will host Hampton, No. 22 North Carolina, Purdue and Tulsa.

Season tickets can be purchased for $75 and single-game tickets are on sale at www.LSUtix.net.

Women’s basketball

LSU SIGNEE NAMED WBCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN: In Atlanta, Raigyne Moncrief, an LSU women’s basketball signee for the Class of 2013, was named an honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Moncrief, a 5-foot-10-guard from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is ranked No. 18 nationally by ESPN Hoop Gurlz. She is the highest ranked guard signee for LSU since Allison Hightower, who was tabbed as the No. 6 player in the Class of 2006.

The team was compromised of a 20-player first team and 20-member honorable mention team.

Moncrief averages 22 points, eight rebounds and seven steals per game.