With the indoor season behind them, the LSU track and field teams will turn their attention to the outdoor season this weekend.
As usual, the Tigers and Lady Tigers will take a low-key approach to the season’s first outdoor competition, a two-day meet that begins Friday at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns Track Complex.
The annual Louisiana Classic meet will get underway Friday with the field events at 3 p.m. and track events at 8 p.m. The meet concludes Saturday with field events starting at 10 a.m. and track events at 2:30 p.m.
Since LSU just finished the indoor season with 13 women and eight men competing in the NCAA indoor championships, some athletes will have the weekend off and others may line up in events they don’t normally compete in.
Still, eight athletes who earned All-American status last weekend are expected to compete.
Blair Henderson could run the 1,500 meters on Saturday after finishing seventh in the 800 meters final last weekend while two members of the Tigers’ fourth -place 4x400-meter relay team — LaMar Bruton and Jaron Flournoy — are expected to race in the 800 and 100 meters, respectively.
Flournoy could also be in the 4x100 relay pool Saturday along with All-American Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who was fourth in the 200 meters at the indoor meet before running on the Tigers’ 4x400 relay squad.
LSU freshman Ruby Stauber, who finished fifth in the 800 women’s final at the NCAA indoor meet, is expected to run the 5,000 meters on Saturday along with Morgan Schuetz.
LSU coach Dennis Shaver will try to put together a couple of 4x100 relay teams on the women’s side with the likes of All-Americans Jada Martin, Mikiah Brisco, Aleia Hobbs and Kortnei Johnson leading the way.